Jeannie McMacken

Final draft of shooting range ordinance presented in Jefferson County

A final draft of the proposed Jefferson County commercial shooting facility ordinance proposes regulations for existing and new facilities, including noise regulations… Continue reading

PHOTO: Don’t re-invent the wheel, maintain it

Port Townsend Cycle School instructor Ric Hjertberg, left, demonstrates how to straighten bowed spokes to Erik Pugh of Olympia during a wheel building class held… Continue reading

New maps project tsunamis hitting Port Angeles, Port Townsend

The state Department of Natural Resources’ latest version of its Tsunami Inundation Hazard Map posits a wall of water that is up to 21 feet… Continue reading

Young man threatened in Swaziland arrives in U.S.

Walter Maphalala, 19, flew 40 hours to reach Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from Swaziland, leaving behind a life that put him in jeopardy… Continue reading

Strike could delay Salish Coast Elementary School’s opening day

Superintendent John Polm plans to announce on Tuesday if a construction work stoppage will delay the opening of the new Salish Coast… Continue reading

Port Townsend man charged with sex crimes

A Port Townsend man is being held in Jefferson County Jail on $100,000 bail after he was charged for investigation of sex… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend seeks more applicants for leasing policy committee

Port of Port Townsend commissioners have extended the application period for a leasing policy advisory committee because they they felt not enough… Continue reading

Lead picked for Port Townsend task force: Panel to focus on finding new city manager

Former Port Townsend City Council member Catharine Robinson will serve as lead of the city’s community task force for the replacement of… Continue reading

The Brinnon Group appeals of proposed resort action to be heard in different jurisdictions

Kitsap County Superior Judge Sally Olsen has ruled that the appeal of two Jefferson County decisions concerning the proposed Pleasant Harbor Master… Continue reading

Cantwell, Franz address salmon, orcas, wildfires in Port Townsend appearance

The environment took center stage as U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and state Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz discussed ocean health, orcas… Continue reading

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