Jeannie McMacken

Port Townsend council drops dog park designation of two neighborhood areas, looks at another

The Port Townsend City Council, in response to residents’ concerns, has dropped the idea of using two neighborhood areas as off-leash dog… Continue reading

Taking flight: Port Townsend students expand skills during mentoring program

On the past four Wednesday afternoons, a small group of enthusiastic students have looked up during Blue Heron Middle School’s early release… Continue reading

Jefferson County students plan walkouts to draw attention to school gun violence debate

Students at Port Townsend High School, Blue Heron Middle School and Chimacum High School are planning to bring the school gun violence… Continue reading

Jefferson Community School taking measures to stay open

The Jefferson Community School board has decided to sell the private school’s building and create a new educational model in an effort… Continue reading

Fort Worden PDA board hears update on luxury ‘glamping’ plans

Next year, Fort Worden visitors will have another choice in overnight accommodations: glamping. This new option features a bit of history in… Continue reading

Former Port Angeles official offered Jefferson PUD general manager post

Jefferson County Public Utility District is entering into contract negotiations with Larry Dunbar for the general manager position that has been vacant… Continue reading

Home show to showcase variety of goods, services in Port Townsend

Electric cars, solar power and home automation are some of the technologies that will be on display at the 2018 Port Townsend… Continue reading

Body of missing shellfish worker recovered

The body of 28-year-old Terrence Lavergne has been recovered near the area where he went missing and was presumed drowned Feb. 18.… Continue reading

Kitsap Bank’s remodeled Port Townsend branch highlights green building practices

Kitsap Bank’s newly remodeled branch opened Monday in a building that stresses green building practices and solar power. Tony George, president and… Continue reading

SmileMobile helps keep children, moms healthy

There are several happy children and mothers in Jefferson County this week, smiling wide after a visit to a unique dental office… Continue reading

Shooting range moratorium in Jefferson County continued

Jefferson County commissioners voted Tuesday to continue the moratorium on shooting ranges. The commission voted 3-0 to continue the Moratorium Ordinance on… Continue reading

Arts angels and patron celebrated in Port Townsend

A full house of arts enthusiasts and friends celebrated Angels of the Arts Kathy and Bob Francis, and Patron of the Arts… Continue reading

Navy to take feedback on special operations training plans through March 23

The Navy has extended the public comment period on a draft environmental assessment for special operations training in Jefferson County to March… Continue reading

New Port Townsend school to teach bicycle maintenance in first for region

It takes more than air in the tires to keep a bicycle on the road or trail. A new school being launched… Continue reading

Candidate announces for District 3 county commission seat race

A founding member and the chairman of the Jefferson County Young Democrats has announced his candidacy for the District 3 seat on… Continue reading

Man missing, thought drowned near Hood Canal Bridge

A man is missing and presumed drowned in the waters near the Hood Canal Bridge. Chief Criminal Deputy Art Frank of the… Continue reading

School district voters approve Jefferson County measures

Voters in the Brinnon and Queets-Clearwater school districts in Jefferson County have approved levies after the second count of ballots Friday. The… Continue reading

Port Townsend native tells of mountain climbing in memoir chosen as 2018 Community Read

Leif Whittaker’s critically acclaimed memoir, “My Old Man and the Mountain,” has been selected as the Port Townsend Public Library’s 13th Annual… Continue reading

Chimacum schools chief leery of proposed electrical rate hike

Rick Thompson, superintendent of the Chimacum School District, said the 6.1 percent electrical rate increase proposed for public school districts would adversely affect… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend sets start date for south jetty rebuild

Port of Port Townsend commissioners have set a mid-September start date for demolishing and replacing the failing Point Hudson south jetty. The… Continue reading