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Port of Port Townsend taps known executive for interim director post

Port of Port Townsend commissioners reached back to move forward in naming former deputy director Jim Pivarnik as interim executive director for… Continue reading


Port of Port Townsend commissioners name interim executive director

Port of Port Townsend commissioners today named former port deputy director Jim Pivarnik interim executive director following the resignation of Sam Gibboney… Continue reading


Port of Port Townsend director resigns; acting director named

Port of Port Townsend commissioners unanimously accepted the resignation of Executive Director Sam Gibboney effective immediately, and named Eric Toews, current planning… Continue reading


Port Townsend’s Palace Hotel a movie set

The Palace Hotel was transformed into a movie set this week as stars and crew took over Room 3 for “A Twist… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend aims to develop joint request to help orcas

The three Port of Port Townsend commissioners, concerned about the number of chinook salmon available for the declining southern resident orca population,… Continue reading

The Boiler Room leadership hopes to resume services in Port Townsend

The Boiler Room has closed while its leadership considers how to continue providing services. For the past 25 years, The Boiler Room… Continue reading

Gift saves Jefferson Community School’s building

Because of an anonymous gift, the Jefferson Community School’s building is no longer for sale. The private school will continue to operate… Continue reading

Trash compactors set up at 10 sites in Port Townsend

Trash disposal and recycling has just gone high tech with the installation of solar powered Big Belly units in high pedestrian traffic… Continue reading

Voters approve Chimacum schools $7.95M levy for facility upgrades

Chimacum School District voters have approved a $7.95 million capital project levy. In the initial count Tuesday night, 2,504 votes, or 57.68 percent… Continue reading

Port Townsend council OKs housing program

A divided Port Townsend City Council has agreed to adopt a 12-year multi-family tax exemption program. The program designates specific residential target… Continue reading

Firefighter receives new heart after years of giving to community

When there is an emergency, calling 9-1-1 is what we instinctively do. Within minutes, assistance is on its way to help, whether… Continue reading

Peninsula cyclist nears N.Y.: Fundraiser for autism center surpasses goal

What have you done in the past five weeks? For almost every one of the days since June 30, Port Townsend’s Mike… Continue reading

Jefferson County Fair opens for three-day run

Mac’s Building to be dedicated with ceremony today

Health official watches air quality as Maple Fire continutes to grow

As the fast-moving Maple Fire continues to torch forestland near Hamma Hamma north of Shelton, initial analysis suggests that it will be burning… Continue reading

Brinnon command center for Maple Fire

BRINNON— The quickly growing Maple Fire was not close enough to be a threat to residents along the Hood Canal by Tuesday, but smoke from… Continue reading

Jefferson County approves civil fees, hikes for Sheriff’s Office

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to adopt an ordinance presented by the Sheriff’s Office that changes fees for… Continue reading

Northwest Maritime Center to be publisher of free publication

The Northwest Maritime Center has added a marine-related publication to its growing fleet of high-profile adventure races, festivals, educational programs and activities.… Continue reading

Transient charged in Port Townsend homeless camp attack

A man with no known local address has been charged with attacking a woman with a machete in a transient camp Tuesday… Continue reading

Two hurt in separate wrecks on Highway 104

Recent wrecks on state Highway 104 led to one driver being airlifted to a Seattle hospital and another transported to a Bremerton… Continue reading

County eyes increased fees for homeless, housing services

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners met with members of the Port Townsend City Council’s Ad Hoc Housing Committee on Monday and… Continue reading