Cydney McFarland

Chimacum teacher finalist for Teacher of Year

Chimacum High School teacher Gary Coyan was a finalist for this year’s Washington State Teacher of the Year award after being selected to… Continue reading

Port Townsend Film Festival begins with first screenings

Passes were handed out for the 18th annual Port Townsend Film Festival, and screenings began this morning in downtown Port Townsend. “We… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners approve deal to provide transitional housing

Jefferson County commissioners on Monday approved an eight-month service agreement with the Olympic Community Action Programs to provide transitional housing for people… Continue reading

Three honored in Port Townsend for maritime industry contributions

The Wooden Boat Foundation and Wooden Boat Magazine has honored three men — Jim Blaiklock, Tim Nolan and Miguel Winterburn — with… Continue reading

Gathering Wednesday to update businesses on Water Street project in Port Townsend

The Port Townsend Main Street program will host an information session on the Water Street enhancement project to keep business owners updated… Continue reading

Port Townsend Film Festival suits up for 18th annual event this weekend

Staff and more than 300 volunteers are in the final days of preparation for the 18th annual Port Townsend Film Festival, which… Continue reading

Jefferson Farm Tour this weekend offers up 19 locations

The Jefferson County Farm Tour is back, starting this weekend, to celebrate all the local farms that produce and contribute to the… Continue reading

Jefferson PUD general manager steps down early as commissioners seek ‘new direction’

Jim Parker has stepped down from the position of Jefferson County Public Utility District general manager and been replaced by an interim… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend approves low bid to update stormwater system

Port of Port Townsend commissioners have approved a bid from Olympic Peninsula Construction for work to update the stormwater system in the… Continue reading

MV Kennewick to be lone ferry on Port Townsend-Coupeville route come Monday

The Port Townsend-Coupeville route will return to one-ferry service starting Monday morning, according to Washington State Ferries officials. The MV Chetzemoka, which… Continue reading

Historic yacht getting hull work in Port Townsend before heading back to water

The historic El Primero, a yacht that has hosted several presidents and a number of other famous faces, is back in Port… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend director given raise

The Port of Port Townsend’s executive director, Sam Gibboney, received a $10,000 raise after a unanimous vote from port commissioners following Gibboney’s… Continue reading

Jefferson County Courthouse to get security upgrades

The Jefferson County Courthouse is implementing new security measures that will require visitors to the second and third floors to go through… Continue reading

Grant to Centrum to help fund lighting upgrades at performance venues

Centrum, a nonprofit organization focused on the arts, plans lighting upgrades to its two venues at Fort Worden State Park after it… Continue reading

Pippa’s Real Tea takes first place in online contest; other shops on Peninsula place

Pippa’s Real Tea in Port Townsend is determined to bring Americans back to their tea-drinking roots. The Seattle A-List, created by CityVoter,… Continue reading

Permanent rules for Howard Street area in Port Townsend expected in January

The Port Townsend City Council’s public hearing on interim land use rules for a portion of the Howard Street subarea was quick… Continue reading

Wooden Boat Festival welcomes sailors and the curious this weekend in Port Townsend

The Wooden Boat Festival — featuring more than 300 boats on land and in the water, live music, local food and 120… Continue reading

Makers Square funding plan in works

The Fort Worden Public Development Authority is moving forward with a plan to fund the Makers Square project, which is expected to… Continue reading

Deputies seek vehicle that fled wreck

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating allegations that another vehicle fled the scene of a rollover wreck in Port Townsend that… Continue reading

Fort Worden Public Development Authority pursues ‘glamping’ sites

Fort Worden Public Development Authority officials plan to build “glamping” sites as new attractions to draw visitors. Fort Worden would be one… Continue reading