Mon, Dec 1, 2008
Council passes controversial executive raise
A sharply divided Whatcom County Council voted 4-3 to give county executive Pete Kremen an 11 percent raise spread over two years last week, one side claiming...
New taxpayer officers selected
The newly elected board of the local taxpayers’ association selected Mark Robbins as their new president, and Arthur Reber as vice-president. Suzanne...
Northwest SkyFerry owner Bob Therkelsen said the company’s planes are now flying into Point Roberts an average of four times a week.
Shopping local this Christmas
Give yourself a break this holiday season by shopping local stores and outlets. Not only will you avoid wear and tear on your car and frazzled nerves, ...
Boating certificate course offered
The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office Marine Services Unit will offer a boater education course for local boaters. This eight-hour course will provide...
Borderites win first round at state tourney
The Borderites continued their climb into the stratosphere last weekend with a solid 49-25 first round state tournament win over a tough, physical and ...
Point Roberts primary school and Point Roberts Parks and Recreation District are teaming up again to bring the community together to celebrate the holidays...
Tower opponents drop lawsuit and call it a day
It’s not official yet but both parties agree that the legal battle holding up construction of a cell phone tower on parks land is over.
District signs Tiger works contract
The local water district has hired Tiger Construction of Bellingham to help catch up on a backlog of water service installations.
All blue, all the time
Once again, Point Roberts appears to have voted deep blue in the November 4 federal election.
The electoral wave washed blue in Point Roberts and Whatcom County
The Democratic tsunami that began on the east coast and washed across most of America spread through Whatcom County as voters showed an overwhelming preference...
Program provides Thanksgiving dinners
The Blaine Community Assistance Program’s annual Thanksgiving Basket effort is underway, and program director Rev. Brent Brentnall said he expects...
With a little help from their friends...
Starting on the night of November 11 crews from Ludtke Pacific Trucking started what marina owner Steve MacKay calls “the push.” Minus-tides...
PREP looking for new community shelter
The Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness Committee (PREP) is asking the local parks board to budget for a generator so that the Gulf Road community center...
Seniors feeling peppy about Friday lunch
Local seniors are looking with growing optimism at their Friday lunch program, which has been on the block, a part of cuts to the county’s senior...
Blaine inaugurates new RFID technology
Blaine ports of entry are the first on the Northern border using new technology to ensure tighter new identification requirements to enter the U.S. that...
By Jack Kintner
Following on the heels of the third successful community math night held in October in the Blaine School’s Performing Arts Center, the Blaine school...
Young artists the stars of this exhibit
“Anything is okay. You cannot make a mistake. Close your eyes, open your mind and nothing is impossible.”
Sat, Nov 1, 2008
Trash issue goes to twin hearings
The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) has scheduled back to back conferences on the future of garbage and recycling services in...
Taxpayers AGM airs development issues
The board of the Point Roberts Taxpayers Association may be headed in a completely new direction following the election of a mostly new slate of faces ...
On November 8, AARP will be hosting a Driver Safety Program (formerly 55 Alive) at the community center from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a short lunch break...
When the going gets tough, it’s time to donate to the Point Roberts Food Bank
In an effort to be ready to help local families in rough economic times, supporters of the local food bank are embarking on a fundraising drive they hope...
New shipping option
As of the first of October, there was another mailing service in Point Roberts available to residents and visitors. The Shipping Station is located inside...
Easy come, easy go with some initiatives
While the race for the presidency may be creating all the national excitement, there are a number of measures, levy lifts and initiatives that have local...
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