Jeannie McMacken

Port Townsend moves to renegotiate interlocal agreements on affordable housing

After a lengthy and sometimes contentious discussion about funding, the Port Townsend City Council voted to terminate existing interlocal agreements between the… Continue reading

 

Study looks at maritime trades impacts on Jefferson economy

A study to determine the effect of the maritime industry on the economics of Jefferson County was discussed Monday at the Jefferson… Continue reading

 

Wednesday farmers market opens in new location

The Wednesday Farmer’s Market in Port Townsend has a new location and a new focus on farms, nutrition and youth. Dubbed the… Continue reading

 

Grant Street Elementary students say farewell to school building

Port Townsend students have ended the school year with memories, hugs and tears of leaving their classmates behind until September when they… Continue reading

Seventy48 teams congratulated on trek

After 70 miles of blistered palms and strained muscles, it was time to celebrate the achievements of those who pedaled, paddled or… Continue reading

Jefferson County recycling policy to change after China rejects material

County residents have been accustomed to dutifully separating their recyclable materials into paper, plastics and glass for years, but that will change… Continue reading

Race to Alaska begins: First craft reach Victoria in first leg of race

About a half hour before sunrise Thursday morning, Port Townsend Bay was humming with activity as a party of mariners waited for… Continue reading

Pride in the Park set for Saturday in Port Townsend

The inaugural Pride in the Park, an event to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues and human rights, is set for 11 a.m.… Continue reading

Race to Alaska begins today; sailors party, prepare

A fleet of sailors was making last-minute preparations Wednesday for today’s 5 a.m. start of the fourth annual Race to Alaska. A… Continue reading

Competitors gear up for Race to Alaska

The inside passage to Ketchikan, Alaska soon will be filled with dreamers set upon winning a race that rewards first place with… Continue reading

Winners finish Seventy48 race in under 10 hours

Under a star-filled sky and on calm seas, Epic, a kayak team from Bellingham, won the inaugural Seventy48 race by arriving at… Continue reading

Inaugural Seventy48 race draws chef, many others

Jefferson Healthcare’s Executive Chef Arran Stark is known for delivering oatmeal via paddleboard to the Race To Alaska participants in the wee… Continue reading

Swaziland youth’s attempt to come to U.S. rejected

Efforts to bring Walter Maphalala, a 19-year-old student, from Swaziland to the Northwest have been rejected by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration… Continue reading

Two arrested for investigation of Kai Tah assault

Two men have been arrested for investigation of an assault on a 60-year-old man in Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park. The unidentified… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, examines a steampunk-themed metal artwork created by Peninsula College welding students, from left, Ellis Henderson of Port Townsend, and Nathan Hofer and Matthew Weaver of Port Angeles during the governor’s tour of the college’s welding class on the Port Angeles campus on Thursday. The shop tour was part of a presentation on economic opportunities and partnerships in the maritime industries on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Inslee focuses on maritime industry during tour of Peninsula

Gov. Jay Inslee visited the North Olympic Peninsula on Thursday to discuss the area’s maritime industry and celebrate a collaborative spirit among businesses, local governments,… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, examines a steampunk-themed metal artwork created by Peninsula College welding students, from left, Ellis Henderson of Port Townsend, and Nathan Hofer and Matthew Weaver of Port Angeles during the governor’s tour of the college’s welding class on the Port Angeles campus on Thursday. The shop tour was part of a presentation on economic opportunities and partnerships in the maritime industries on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Steampunk Festival to bring adventure, whimsy to Port Townsend

The Brass Screw Confederacy Steampunk Festival will take over downtown Port Townsend for its seventh year this weekend with “Perilous Adventures.” Be… Continue reading

Jefferson County likely to sell sand, gravel pit

A 30-acre gravel and sand pit that has not been used in 22 years will be deemed surplus property and sold by Jefferson… Continue reading

Port Townsend Arts Commission studies public art

Plans to develop an informational park plaza on a small triangle-shaped parcel of public property in front of the Jefferson County Chamber… Continue reading

Port Townsend group protests for immigrant rights

A group of 55 men and women stood with signs Tuesday to bring awareness to an immigration issue facing parents and children… Continue reading

Puget Sound Pilots honored at ceremony marking 150 years of program

Elected officials joined Puget Sound Pilots officials, maritime advocates and educators in celebrating 150 years of the state’s marine pilotage program at… Continue reading