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Your chance to do some flogging

The Point Roberts Saturday Morning Market got started in May with everything from works by local artists to garage sale treasures. The market is every Saturday until Labor Day from … more

New hours!

New summer dump hours Transfer station days and hours will change to summer hours effective July 1 through September 6 (Labor Day weekend). Days open are Tuesday, … more

Windows

A quilt by Judy Ross. Windows, a fiber art series by internationally recognized quilter Judy Ross opens June 5 at the Blue Heron Gallery at 1360 Gulf Road. more

Gearing up for the primary school garage sale

The Point Roberts Primary School’s gargantuan annual garage sale is this weekend and volunteers are combing through mountains of donations and discovering a lot of treasures. “We … more

Point Roberts Marina sold to investment group

A group of Asian investors has purchased the Point Roberts Marina and former owner Steve MacKay is confident they are ready and able “to take the marina to a new … more

Open positions on all local taxing district boards

With the recent resignation of water district commissioner Bill Meursing, community members will have one more opportunity to serve on one of the local boards. Meursing had … more

Point Roberts beaches closed to shellfish harvesting

Less than a week after reopening most of the county’s beaches for shellfish harvesting, the Whatcom County Health Department closed all beaches to recreational shellfish harvesting north of Sandy … more

Open government – how do we stack up?

By Pat Grubb On July 1, 2014, all public elected officials in Washington state were required by the 2014 Open Government Trainings Act to take basic open government training covering … more

Friends of the Point Roberts Library group discusses plans for new library

The Friends of the Point Roberts Library (FOPRL) and guests from the community got a chance to fly through preliminary designs for a new library proposed for the old Julius fire … more

Can you lend a hand?

Members of the Point Roberts Garden Club are hard at work maintaining plantings along Tyee Drive, but they could use some help. Adopt a mound and help the club maintain and improve … more

Ask and ye shall receive

By Pat Grubb Point Roberts fire chief Christopher Carleton asked fire commissioners for a new contract and he received. Boy, did he ever receive. Speaking to the … more

Who are you going to call when the chips are down?

By Meg Olson Concerns about limited law enforcement response in Point Roberts were heightened after an altercation at the Reef was followed by one of the parties apparently … more

Commissioner throws monkey wrench into plans

By Meg Olson Following a flip-flop by commissioner Bill Meursing about building a central shop and office for the water district on Benson Road, district manager Dan Bourks said he … more

Fire district appoints finance head

Fire district commissioners have selected Patty Markel to replace retiring finance director Suzanne Kinsey. Markel is currently the finance administrator for fire district 7 in … more

Kiniski receives promotion

You can’t keep a good man down: Kiniski’s Reef Tavern owner and former Point Roberts fire chief Nick Kiniski was promoted by San Juan Fire District #2 from captain to battalion … more

Comm upgrades getting close

The fire district is getting closer to building the web of agreements needed to solve the communications problems that have been plaguing the department. At the April 8 regular board … more

Community comes out to PRCAC meeting

It was a full house at the April 14 meeting of the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee. Some audience members were just there to listen while some brought concerns and … more

Coming to a parade near you

The world famous Vancouver Police Pipe Band will be special guests of honor at this year’s Fourth of July Parade in Point Roberts. Their appearance was arranged by friend of the … more

Beach testing planned

A combination of federal funding, county staff and volunteer efforts will put together a regular water-quality monitoring program for Maple Beach this summer. “Is Maple Beach … more

County executive attends voters association AGM

Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws and county council member Barbara Brenner were the featured guests at the Point Roberts Registered Voters Association annual general meeting on … more
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