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Memorial service set for college student who died in single-car collision

A memorial service for Sam Morson will be held Friday, June 11 at 11 a.m. in Shelton, Washington. Sam died after the car he was driving crashed at high speed into the sea wall at Roosevelt Way and … more

Inslee writes letter to federal officials as border reopening appears likely

Governor Jay Inslee sent a letter to federal officials last week asking for the U.S./Canada border to immediately reopen. In a letter the governor’s office released June 8, Inslee urged U.S. … more

State, county using prizes as vaccine incentive

The private and public sector, both statewide and locally, are banning together to incentivize higher vaccine rates among people. To encourage Washington residents to get vaccinated, the … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: June 5

Whatcom County has had a total of 9,262 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 401 probable cases (9,663 total cases), according to June 7 Washington state Department of … more

College student dies in one-car collision with sea wall

An 18-year-old male died early Wednesday morning after his vehicle crashed at high speed into the Maple Beach sea wall at the corner of Roosevelt Way and Bay View Drive shortly before 9:30 the … more

County executive Satpal Sidhu to visit Point Roberts

Whatcom County executive Satpal Sidhu will be meeting with various groups the afternoon of Tuesday, June 8, culminating with a townhall meeting at the Reef. Among others, Sidhu will meet with the … more

Blaine school district sponsors free summer meal program

The Blaine school district is sponsoring a summer program that will provide kids with 10 meals a week. Similar to the current meal program, food service director Brenda Bowles said the district … more

Business grant applications due June 7

The Port of Bellingham is issuing another round of emergency business grants to which local businesses can apply before midnight on June 7. Through the Small Business Relief Program, the port will … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: May 29

The Whatcom County community vaccination center will permanently close Thursday, June 17. Local healthcare providers have run the clinic at Bellingham Technical College since early … more

U.S. border to re-open June 22

While there has been no official word, a highly placed source in the Blaine port of entry told local immigration attorney Len Saunders on May 25 that the U.S. intends to unilaterally open the land … more

B.C. premier refuses offer of vaccines

A proposal to vaccinate Canadians and Americans living in B.C. similar to what has been done in Montana and North Dakota appears to be bogged down by government inertia and opposition. Point Roberts … more

Time for a good, old Village Fair

When asked why community volunteers and organizations created the Village Fair, organizer Annelle Norman responded, “Because it’s spring, and especially because it’s … more

Part One: Brian Calder – A man with a plan

“This is the first time any government official on either side of the border has taken the time and made an honest and sincere effort to address our concerns. We thank him very much for that. I … more

Things that go bump in the night

An early morning arrival at the Point Roberts Marina ended with a crunch on Saturday, May 22. The Lorraine-D, an Israeli-registered yacht, failed to make the corner into the boat basin and went up on … more

Happy Birthday, Point Roberts!

The signing of the Treaty of Washington on June 15, 1846 created Point Roberts as a geopoliticized entity. On June 15, 2021, Point Roberts celebrates its 175th birthday! The Treaty of Washington, … more

Around the Point – June 2021

Please, please apply The Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Department are still looking to fill one seasonal position on the Point, which will allow the four local county parks to operate as … more

New firefighters come on force

The Point Roberts fire department will lose four seasoned volunteer firefighters in 2021 but has hired five new recruits to follow in their footsteps. “We’re a training ground, a farm … more

Trinity launches funding drive­ 

With help from community partnerships, Trinity Lutheran Church is launching a multi-pronged fundraising campaign to pay for urgently needed repairs to the 100-year-old building. “Now that we … more

Younger eligible for vaccinations

By early June, the vaccination program organized through the local fire department will have vaccinated over 760 adults in Point Roberts and will be able to vaccinate younger candidates. On June … more
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