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Community advisory committee pushes to change state tax code

By Meg Olson Legislation to loosen up how Point Roberts and other border towns can spend their gas tax dollars appears to be stalled in the state legislature, and members of the … more

Tiny art show raises funds for local organizations

This Saturday up to 50 pieces of art, all smaller than 5 by 7 inches, will be on display and on sale at Auntie Pam’s Country Store. The third annual Tiny Art Show … more

In-home care survey

By Annelle Norman A newly forming in-home care agency needs your help. We have prepared a very short (less than five minutes) online survey and would so appreciate your time and … more

San Juan Airlines inaugurates regular flights

By Meg Olson With increasing numbers of commercial flights in and out of Point Roberts’ small airport, local pilots are struggling with the … more

Fire board OKs emergency funding of radio

By Meg Olson Fire district commissioners have voted unanimously to approve an emergency procurement to upgrade communications. Chief Christopher Carleton has the go-ahead to spend up … more

County juggles competing priorities

By Meg Olson While pursuing run-of-the-mill code violations may not be a high priority in the eyes of Whatcom County, it certainly appears so for members of the Point Roberts … more

New positions at the fire district

Fire district commissioners, staff and department members thanked retiring secretary Michelle Starrs, at left, and welcomed new secretary Linda Hughes, second from … more

District pleased with voter choice

Point Roberts Primary School students jump for joy on learning that they will eventually be attending a remodeled high school.Photo by Meg Olson By Steve Guntli The Blaine school district will … more

Michael Munro at Trinity Church

A large crowd turned up at Trinity Church on February 20 to hear pianist Michael Munro in concert. Photo by Pat Grubb more

Seabright gets approval for change

By Meg Olson Whatcom County Hearing Examiner Michael Bobbink has approved a major modification to the plans for the Cottages at Seabright Farm development, allowing two accesses off … more

New deputy plans to get around

By Meg Olson Jayson Loreen is the newest resident deputy in Point Roberts and he’s been making the rounds. So far he has visited the school and the senior center. … more

Glimmer of hope for small biz?

A new business and occupation (B&O) tax reform proposal would exempt nearly 286,000 small businesses in Washington from state B&O taxes. The tax proposal (HB 2150) was co-sponsored … more

Water pump craps out

The local water system will remain a pump short until midsummer. When one of the water system’s two main 40 HP pumps burned out recently, water district commissioners gulped at the … more

"Crazy quilt" on raffle

This antique quilt was donated to the Friends of the Point Roberts Library and is being raffled off as the newest fundraiser for the new library building fund. The six-block … more

Mystic Winds

Members of Mystic Winds ensemble enjoy a glass of wine following a successful concert at Trinity Church on Saturday, February 21.   more

A crowded Super Bowl party

A huge crowd turned up at The Reef Tavern to see the Seattle Seahawks clinch another Super Bowl victory. Alas, it was not to be. Photo by Pat Grubb more

Crossings: March 2015

Traffic into Point Roberts for January 2015, with 2014 figures following: Vehicles - 78,790 (89,312); Pedestrians - 1,143 (1,162); Commercial - 1,452 (1,421); NEXUS - 32,058 (32,047). more

Cideries come to the Point

By Meg Olson Brewster’s Fine Foods is presenting a dinner and tasting highlighting the finest of farmhouse ciders from four farms in three different … more

Residents explore pre-school choices

By Meg Olson Point Roberts youth services librarian Rose Momsen is working with local families and educators to explore preschool options for local kids. Currently … more
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