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Port of Port Townsend commissioners approve $6.194 million operational budget

The Port of Port Townsend commissioners have unanimously approved a 2019 operational budget of $6.194 million, representing a modest increase in revenues… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners take comment on shooting facility draft ordinance

Jefferson commissioners heard strong feelings on all sides of the commercial shooting facility draft ordinance debate when 75 Peninsula residents gave public… Continue reading

Port Townsend schools representatives tell of reapportionment measure

Reapportionment would encourage greater participation on the Port Townsend School Board, advocates said during a forum last week. Proposition 1 on the… Continue reading

Kids get hands-on lessons in Chimacum mastodon dig

Students from the Windward School were up to their elbows in dirt and mud last week on a local farm as they searched… Continue reading

Historic Monterey cypress removed in Port Townsend’s Uptown

A steady stream of neighbors passed by 1310 Clay St., in the uptown district Wednesday to pay their final respects to a… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners to send route concerns to State Ferries

Jefferson County commissioners have identified several issues that impact the Port Townsend-Coupeville route and voted unanimously to send a letter expressing their… Continue reading

Shed destroyed by fire in Chimacum

A storage shed at Evergreen Coho SKP RV Park was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon. There were no injuries and the fire was… Continue reading

A view from D.C.: Jefferson County commissioner says content ‘disappointing’

Jefferson County Commissioner Kate Dean recently spent time in the other Washington to learn how the administration can help the county through… Continue reading

PUD hopefuls discuss background, management in Jefferson

EDTOR’S NOTE: The Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners authorized $4 million to refurbish the district building. Tom Brotherton has approved the correction of his… Continue reading

Port Townsend students make wearable art

The portable art classroom at Port Townsend High School was abuzz with activity as students put finishing touches on their wearable art… Continue reading

D’Amico seeks legal action over Jefferson County permit

Joe D’Amico’s Fort Discovery, Inc., has brought legal action against Jefferson County’s Department of Community Development to compel its director, Patty Charnas,… Continue reading

Jefferson County commission candidates compare backgrounds, views

Candidates for the Jefferson County commission, Democrat Greg Brotherton and Republican Jon Cooke, discussed life experiences and goals during a candidate forum.… Continue reading

Grade-school students among those who practice earthquake drill

At 10:18 a.m. Thursday, the tone went off at Salish Coast Elementary School signaling the beginning of the the Great Washington ShakeOut.… Continue reading

Main Street director: Port Townsend retailers survived Water Street makeover well

The year of 2018 was one fraught with challenges for Port Townsend retailers, said the executive director of the Main Street Program.… Continue reading

Port Townsend school personnel train for active shooter

Port Townsend School District teachers, administrators and support staff watched a video Wednesday afternoon showing an active shooter situation that took place… Continue reading

Sequim woman cited for cellphone use in Jefferson wreck

PORT LUDLOW— The State Patrol said that a woman distracted by answering her cell phone caused a two-vehicle wreck on state Highway 104 about 10… Continue reading

Permit application for work at proposed shooting facility site nets questions

Residents of the Tarboo Lake area are asking why a permit application for work at the site of a proposed shooting facility… Continue reading

Port Townsend teachers train in emergency response

“Stop the Bleed.” “You have only three minutes of uncontrolled bleeding before a person faces a life-threatening situation and death,” Trisha Duerr,… Continue reading

Jefferson County sheriff, detective spar over management of office

Sheriff David Stanko and challenger Joe Nole, a detective working for him, sparred over office management at a candidate forum. The forum… Continue reading

Port Townsend, East Jefferson Fire-Rescue boards to consider annexation for February ballot

City of Port Townsend and East Jefferson Fire Rescue officials have agreed to pursue annexation of the city into the fire district,… Continue reading