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Kate Dean becomes chair of Jefferson commissioners

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners’ first meeting of 2019 was not business as usual. With the start of a new year,… Continue reading

Some Jefferson Healthcare hospital costs rise

Costs for inpatient and emergency room care have increased at Jefferson Healthcare hospital, but the overall rise was lower than elsewhere, said… Continue reading

Port Townsend schools levies on special election ballot

The Port Townsend School District will ask voters to approve two three-year tax levies on the Feb. 12 special election ballot. The… Continue reading

Badge 829 out of service: More than 200 recall Port Townsend officer, county worker

Port Townsend Police Reserve Sgt. Dave Winegar, badge number 829, was remembered at his memorial as a man who lived a life… Continue reading

Annexation on special election ballot for fire district

Voters will decide if the city of Port Townsend will be annexed into the East Jefferson Fire Rescue District during a special… Continue reading

Making a splash: Plunge a mystery to some jumping into Mystery Bay

For the past 25 years on Marrowstone Island, something comes over people on New Year’s Day. They are driven to jump into Mystery… Continue reading

Formal funeral cortege to wend through Port Townsend to honor officer

A formal police funeral is planned at noon Friday to honor Dave Winegar, Port Townsend Reserve police officer and Jefferson County Network… Continue reading

Walk in Port Townsend woods marks first day of the year for Native Plant Society

The Olympic Peninsula chapter of the Native Plant Society took a walk in the woods to celebrate the new year. “The group… Continue reading

PHOTO: Last rays of 2018 in Port Townsend

Nils Dickmann and his children Emma, 5, and Claus, 9, watch the alpenglow and lenticular cloud formation on Mount Rainier from Pope Marine Park as… Continue reading

Recently elected Jefferson County officials sworn in

Jefferson County Superior Court Judge Keith Harper administered the oath of office Monday afternoon to elected county officials in front of a… Continue reading

Organizers pump up promotion of First Night in Port Townsend

Organizers were expecting to attract more than 300 people to the Jefferson County Historical Society’s 12th annual First Night celebration, if advanced… Continue reading

D’Amico files lawsuits alleging drone overflights and ‘aerial trespass’ at planned shooting facility

Greg Overstreet, attorney for the Fort Discovery Inc. and Joe D’Amico, has filed two lawsuits in Jefferson County Superior Court this month.… Continue reading

Horse pair hit by vehicle

Two euthanized after four wandered onto Jacob Miller Road

Jefferson Transit looks at future capital projects

Next year will be a planning year for capital projects at Jefferson Transit, according to Finance Manager Sara Crouch. The Jefferson County… Continue reading

Federal agency hears comment on Navy jet affect on historic properties

During the past few weeks, Navy Growlers have not been training at Outlying Field on Whidbey Island — and that has been… Continue reading

Home-cooked meal served for public Christmas feast in Chimacum

Planning for a crowd of about 150 Christmas guests, Holiday Meals was ready for showtime at precisely noon as 16 people walked through… Continue reading

Public judging student art in license plate contest in Port Townsend

East Jefferson County students are competing to win a contest for a special state license plate design on Type 2 diabetes. Marie… Continue reading

Shoppers flock to Port Townsend stores to close out Christmas shopping

The streets of Port Townsend swelled with shoppers looking for last-minute gifts for young and old Monday. Parking was scarce midday but… Continue reading

PHOTO: Jolly old elf joins Port Townsend Winter Window

Santa and his reindeer fly above a snow-covered town in the display of the Winter Window on 823 Washington St. Since Thanksgiving,… Continue reading

Jefferson County PUD to fix aging Port Ludlow power line

The Jefferson County Utility District has authorized emergency repairs of the Swansonville Road Underground Power Feeder Line in Port Ludlow. Because of… Continue reading