Cydney McFarland

Port Townsend council OKs loan extension for Homeward Bound

The Port Townsend City Council has approved a payment deadline extension for the Homeward Bound Olympic Housing Trust that gives the organization… Continue reading

Pre-annexation agreement to be before council next year

The Port Townsend City Council has directed city staff to begin negotiating a pre-annexation memorandum that would change the governance and taxing… Continue reading

Two people hurt in wreck on state Highway 20

Two people were taken to Jefferson Healthcare hospital after they were injured in a single-car wreck when a tree branch blew onto… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners approve $494,000 in lodging tax funds

The Jefferson County commissioners approved $494,343 in lodging tax funds to a number of local organizations including the Jefferson County Historical Society,… Continue reading

Race to Alaska teams compete for full funding sponsorship

One team of Race to Alaska hopefuls could win full funding for the 2018 race to Ketchikan from First Federal through a… Continue reading

Apartment project: Port Townsend City Council to consider loan payment extension

The Port Townsend City Council tonight will consider approving a payment extension for Homeward Bound on a $250,000 loan from the city… Continue reading

Port Townsend mill to install silencer after nearby residents complain of noise

Port Townsend Paper Co. is planning to install a silencer to quell noise after residents complained of a high-pitched sound coming from… Continue reading

Leads narrow but outcomes unchanged after second count of ballots in Jefferson County

Leads narrowed in contested races for the Jefferson Healthcare hospital and the Port of Port Townsend commissions after a second count of… Continue reading

Levy for housing goes down; both advocates, foes say some solution to housing crunch is needed

Voters in Jefferson County rejected Proposition 1, which would levy property tax to establish a fund for affordable housing, with a vote… Continue reading

McComas ahead in Jefferson Healthcare board race; Van Hoover awaits next count

Bruce McComas holds a narrow lead over Cheri Van Hoover in the contest for a Jefferson Healthcare hospital commission seat after the… Continue reading

Brad Clinefelter

One incumbent in, the other teeters in port races

Incumbent Pete Hanke apparently will keep his seat as a commissioner for the Port of Port Townsend after winning 62 percent of… Continue reading

Brad Clinefelter

Jefferson County commissioners clear changes to Chimacum Creek no-shooting area

The Jefferson County commissioners approved changes to a no-shooting ordinance already in place around lower Chimacum Creek in Irondale in an effort to… Continue reading

Port Townsend City Council considers amended version of tax increase

The Port Townsend City Council has approved on a first reading an amended version of an ordinance that would raise property taxes… Continue reading

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue delays on hiring new chief

It will likely be weeks before East Jefferson Fire-Rescue picks a replacement for Chief Gordon Pomeroy, who is scheduled to retire at… Continue reading

Jefferson County group to donate $10,000 to Planned Parenthood after fundraiser

Jefferson County Advocates for Better Health plans to deliver more than $10,000 raised by Jefferson County residents to the Planned Parenthood offices… Continue reading

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue mulls hiring new chief after interviews

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue could have a new fire chief as early as today, which would allow current Chief Gordon Pomeroy to retire… Continue reading

Meeting on affordable housing measure set in Port Townsend

Community members will host an information session to discuss Proposition 1 and its potential effects on taxpayers and low-income residents of Jefferson… Continue reading

Port Townsend’s new Rainier Street opens as part of Howard Street project

Port Townsend’s Rainier Street, formally known as Howard Street, is officially open to traffic and is the first major step in the… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend debates combining existing plans

Combining the Port of Port Townsend’s strategic plan and comprehensive scheme of harbor improvements is expected to be a topic of conversation… Continue reading

Public outcry crops up over Jefferson County smart meter plan

Editor’s note: This article has been changed to reflect a correction to the amount paid to and the name of a meter company. CHIMACUM —… Continue reading