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Around the Point

Despite struggles to get seasonal staff on board, Whatcom County Parks and Recreation director Michael McFarlane feels optimistic camping will be open on the Point for the Fourth of … more

The 4th of July, Point Roberts style!

Plans for a Fourth of July to make up for the one we missed last year are flourishing. The Point Roberts Emergency Preparedness Committee will be hosting the traditional pancake breakfast at the … more

Help wanted: Two open spots on PRCAC

The Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC) will be going from two at-large members to five, and community members are being encouraged to apply for two open spots. In the wake of the … more

Excessive Heat Warning: Possible temperatures over 100 degrees Sunday and Monday

I am sure everyone knows it is going to be hot this weekend, but the National Weather Service just issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Western Whatcom County including Bellingham and the Cascades of … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: June 21

Whatcom County has had a total of 9,846 confirmed and probable cases of Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to June 21 Washington state Department of Health (DOH) data. The … more

UPDATE: Day 454 U.S./Canada border closure

“I’d be shocked if the border doesn’t open on June 22. Shocked.” Those were the words of Blaine immigration attorney Len Saunders when asked June 15 for an update on the … more

Southwest Airlines sets BLI flights

Southwest Airlines announced the company would begin flights out of Bellingham International Airport (BLI) on November 7. In a June 10 media release, Southwest said it would service Oakland, … more

Covid-19 in Whatcom County, by school district boundaries: June 12

Local health officials are urging Whatcom County residents to get vaccinated to avoid severe illness. Between April 3 and May 29, 103 people were hospitalized in Whatcom County who weren’t … more

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
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