Cydney McFarland

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

Chimacum High School graduation rates on the rise

Chimacum High School saw growth in its graduation rates and held rates higher than the state average, according to new data released by… Continue reading

Port Townsend businesses getting ‘good at handling floods’

Cellar Door is good at handling floods due to its location in the basement of an old building, but a storm drain… Continue reading

Jefferson County prescribed burn brought back under control by Department of Natural Resources

A prescribed burn that blazed out of control near state Highway 104 has been contained by the state Department of Natural Resources. DNR… Continue reading

Port Townsend ceremony leaves quilt adorned with memories of loved ones

Each year, the Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare hospital hosts a community memorial service as a way to help those who have… Continue reading

South County residents feel quake near Silverdale

BRINNON— A small earthquake that shook the homes of residents in south Jefferson County was one of three reported by the U.S. Geological Survey in… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners set public hearing on changes to Chimacum Creek no-shooting ordinance

The Jefferson County commissioners have approved a public hearing to gather comment on two ordinances to amend a no-shooting measure for an… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend open house gathers input on Point Hudson

Community members filled the Port of Port Townsend’s open house to learn about possible developments at Point Hudson that could affect the… Continue reading

Stores reopen after flooding: Water inundates PT businesses

Business in Port Townsend’s Undertown is back in full swing after stores were forced to close due to flooding, which inundated some… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend to continue budget discussions

Budget discussions will continue after Port of Port Townsend commissioners decided to take no action on the third draft of the port’s… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend seeks owner of sailboat beached near Point Hudson

Port of Port Townsend officials have notified state and federal agencies and are attempting to track down the owner of a sailboat… Continue reading

Longtime Chimacum School Board member to be honored

Chimacum School Board member Kevin Miller, who is stepping down from his position after 16 years of service, will be honored by school… Continue reading

A long walk for veterans: Former soldier trekking to four corners of lower 48 to call attention to PTSD, suicide

Eli Smith, an Army veteran from Ohio, is taking a long walk to call attention to the plight of veterans suffering from… Continue reading

China ban unlikely to affect region; Peninsula officials say contamination low in recycling

China’s announcement that next year it will decline to accept some shipments of mixed plastics and paper recyclables from the United States… Continue reading

Revised ethics code to go before full Port Townsend City Council

PORT TOWNSEND —The Port Townsend City Council’s ad hoc committee has forwarded proposed changes to the city’s ethics code to the full City Council. The… Continue reading

Open house today to gather comment on Point Hudson plan

Port of Port Townsend officials, who are seeking public input on a long-term plan for Point Hudson, plan an open house today.… Continue reading

Jefferson Land Trust now sole holder of Chimacum conservation easement

The Jefferson Land Trust is now the sole holder of a conservation easement in Chimacum after the county stepped down as a co-holder… Continue reading

Port Townsend council considers new tax, licensing structure

The Port Townsend City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that would change the city’s business tax and licensing structure… Continue reading

Family unharmed but two pets die in Port Hadlock house fire

A dog and cat died in a house fire that broke out late Monday morning near Nesses Corner Road in Port Hadlock.… Continue reading

Jefferson County Sheriff’s sergeant injured in wreck on Highway 104

A Jefferson County Sheriff’s sergeant was transported to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton after a two-vehicle collision on state Highway 104. First… Continue reading