Jeannie McMacken

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

Oral testimony on Jefferson County draft shooting range law expunged

All oral testimony given on Oct. 1 about a proposed county shooting range ordinance will be expunged from the record, Jefferson County… Continue reading

Fate of massive Port Townsend tree in the air after portion damages vehicles, wires

A beloved Monterey cypress tree in the uptown district, said to be 150 years old, will be examined by an arborist this… Continue reading

Interim port director glad to return home to Port Townsend

Saying that he’s now returned home, Jim Pivarnik has settled in at the helm of the Port of Port Townsend as interim… Continue reading

Port Townsend man plans to trek across United States in cause of mental health

Bryan Jacobsen is searching for some answers. Most people would take a walk in the woods or a short hike to the… Continue reading

Port Townsend Yacht Club offers marine trades scholarships

A Port Townsend Yacht Club program aims to help those looking to learn maritime skills. Applications for the club’s 2019 scholarship awards… Continue reading

Blue Heron Middle School students pedal in a new curriculum in Port Townsend

Blue Heron Middle School students are learning how to operate bicycles safely through a program that gets them outside to discover local… Continue reading