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Community space for artists opens

The vacant space at the Point Roberts Marketplace that used to belong to Banner Bank is slowly being transformed into a space for local artisans and producers to sell their products. The Community … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: May 22

Whatcom County has had a total of 8,920 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 366 probable cases (9,286 total cases), according to May 24 Washington state Department of … more

Petition to use Point Roberts as test border case gathers steam

A petition to use Point Roberts as a border opening pilot project appears to be gaining support across the border, according to a poll currently being conducted by the Delta Optimist newspaper. The … more

Road Rules: Who has the right-of-way at an intersection with no stop signs?

Question: I’d like to know who has the right-of-way at an intersection with no stop signs. In this case, it’s an urban collector street that crosses a short local street with … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: May 15

Whatcom County Health Department officials say they are not considering greater restrictions if the county fails Phase 3 metrics, which the county currently meets. Governor Jay Inslee said in a … more

Inslee announces statewide reopening date of June 30 and short-term statewide move to Phase 3 

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that the state is moving toward a statewide June 30 reopening date and that all counties in Washington will move to Phase 3 of the Healthy WA: Roadmap to … more

More vaccinations available this weekend, testing also

Up to 10 Moderna Covid-19 vaccinations are available by appointment this Sunday, May 16 at the fire hall. These can be used for either first or second doses. Second doses cannot be administered until … more

Elected offices coming up for a vote

There are seven Point Roberts elected offices up for a vote this November. Those interested in running or re-running as the case may be, must file for office during the candidate filing week, May … more

Ferry service to Fairhaven now on Mondays and Thursdays

Effective June 3, the free passenger-only ferry service between Point Roberts and Fairhaven will run Mondays and Thursdays. Bikes are now allowed on the Point Roberts Ferry. Each ferry trip is … more

Whidbey Telecom to participate in FCC, Emergency Broadband Benefit program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. This … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: May 8

Whatcom County has had a total of 8,522 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic and 333 probable cases (8,855 total cases), according to May 10 Washington State Department of … more

County partner seeking input on development of Racial Equity Commission

The Chuckanut Health Foundation is hosting a virtual summit Saturday, May 22 as it works to develop a proposal for Whatcom County’s Racial Equity Commission. The summit offers an opportunity … more

Free legal advice in partnership with WCLS

Law Advocates, an organization that provides legal help for low-income county residents, is offering free civil law help in collaboration with the Whatcom County Library System. Technology and … more

State representatives prioritize border-blocked Point Roberts

In her “What next” update, representative Sharon Shewmake included support for Point Roberts as one of her top priorities for the next legislative session. Shewmake said she’s … more

Blaine anchor chain manufacturer faces impacts if Congress doesn’t close loopholes

U.S. lawmakers are calling on Congress to close loopholes that, if ignored, could lead to job losses for a Blaine manufacturer. Lister Chain and Forge, at 3810 Loomis Trail Road, is the only … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: May 1

Whatcom County Health Department officials say they’ve seen a decrease in Covid-19 vaccine demand within recent weeks, but it’s too soon to know the reason. In an email to The … more

CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival returns May 13

The CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival returns for a fifth year and its second virtual event Thursday, May 13 through Saturday, May 22, showcasing women-directed films from around the … more

Concerns about the vaccine? Local health expert has answers

The Covid-19 pandemic has been part of our world for over a year. Millions of Americans have had Covid-19 and thousands have died from it. Not since the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918 have we … more

Tourism chief looking to help diversify economy

Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism president and CEO Sandy Ward recently visited Point Roberts and she apparently liked what she saw: She’s rented a place to stay for the Fourth of July weekend … more

Fire chief offers to vaccinate Americans living in B.C. and Canadians as well

Point Roberts fire chief Christopher Carleton is approaching the Washington congressional delegation with a unique idea for cross-border collaboration – using Point Roberts as a vaccination … more
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