Jeannie McMacken

Firefighter receives new heart after years of giving to community

When there is an emergency, calling 9-1-1 is what we instinctively do. Within minutes, assistance is on its way to help, whether… Continue reading

Peninsula cyclist nears N.Y.: Fundraiser for autism center surpasses goal

What have you done in the past five weeks? For almost every one of the days since June 30, Port Townsend’s Mike… Continue reading

Jefferson County Fair opens for three-day run

Mac’s Building to be dedicated with ceremony today

Health official watches air quality as Maple Fire continutes to grow

As the fast-moving Maple Fire continues to torch forestland near Hamma Hamma north of Shelton, initial analysis suggests that it will be burning… Continue reading

Brinnon command center for Maple Fire

BRINNON— The quickly growing Maple Fire was not close enough to be a threat to residents along the Hood Canal by Tuesday, but smoke from… Continue reading

Jefferson County approves civil fees, hikes for Sheriff’s Office

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to adopt an ordinance presented by the Sheriff’s Office that changes fees for… Continue reading

Northwest Maritime Center to be publisher of free publication

The Northwest Maritime Center has added a marine-related publication to its growing fleet of high-profile adventure races, festivals, educational programs and activities.… Continue reading

Transient charged in Port Townsend homeless camp attack

A man with no known local address has been charged with attacking a woman with a machete in a transient camp Tuesday… Continue reading

Two hurt in separate wrecks on Highway 104

Recent wrecks on state Highway 104 led to one driver being airlifted to a Seattle hospital and another transported to a Bremerton… Continue reading

County eyes increased fees for homeless, housing services

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners met with members of the Port Townsend City Council’s Ad Hoc Housing Committee on Monday and… Continue reading

Port delivers rebuke to Maritime Trades, Center tenants

A tense relationship between the Port of Port Townsend and tenants, the marine trades and the community reached a tipping point last… Continue reading

Parking variance for Salish Coast Elementary School based on action in four weeks

Parking concerns frustrate neighbors of the close-to-completed Salish Coast Elementary School on Grant Street and Discovery Road. On Monday, Hearing Examiner Emily… Continue reading

Port Townsend’s Quimper Sound music store for sale

After 45 years and four locations, Quimper Sound is going strong. There’s a resurgence in vinyl album sales once again. But Mark… Continue reading

Chimacum replacement levy on primary ballot

Ballots for the primary election have been mailed and voters in the Chimacum school district have a levy to decide. They are asked… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend commissioners to rebuke trade association, maritime center

The executive director’s response to a photograph of a former Port of Port Townsend Boat Haven tenant at a meeting has prompted… Continue reading

Northwest Maritime Center to receive totem pole, canoe from Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

The Northwest Maritime Center will be gifted two pieces of Native American art by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, designed and carved for… Continue reading

Fundraising to begin in fall for Chetzemoka Interpretative Trail

Fundraising will begin in September for a Chetzemoka Interpretative Trail, which will highlight 15 areas in Port Townsend. The project is expected… Continue reading

County joins federal lawsuits against opioid manufacturers

The three Jefferson County commissioners voted unanimously to join other counties and governments around the state, including Clallam and Kitsap counties, in… Continue reading

Tribal elders see dreams coming true in canoe journey as pullers reach Port Townsend

The Tribal Canoe Journey means a lot to Howeeshata. “My grandmother envisioned this in the 70s and it was the grandkids that… Continue reading

Jefferson County commissioner candidates take stances at forum

Four candidates for Jefferson County Commissioner District 3 solidified their positions and answered questions from residents during the last League of Women… Continue reading