Jeannie McMacken

Two areas in Jefferson County asked to cut water usage

Kala Point and Bywater Bay customers have been notified that demand has reached a critical level. Unusually high temperatures during the past… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners amend county budget for salaries

Jefferson County’s budget was unanimously amended Monday during a hearing of the Board of County Commissioners, with most of the increases going… Continue reading

Irondale Substation expansion to improve service, PUD says

An expansion of the Irondale Substation is expected to be completed by the end of this year after Jefferson County Public Utility… Continue reading

Port Townsend City Council considers tax exemptions to enourage housing

The Port Townsend City Council is one step closer to enacting a program that provides for limited eight- or 12-year tax exemptions… Continue reading

Port Townsend’s new city attorney formerly in Port Angeles

The city of Port Townsend’s newest hire, Heidi Greenwood, is getting settled in to her new community. Greenwood has been named city… Continue reading

PHOTO: Admirable chinook catch

Marine Area 9 opened for hatchery king salmon fishing Monday and angler/brothers Brad, left, and Bruce Monrad of Concrete caught some large fish in Admiralty… Continue reading

Jefferson PUD employees support one of their own after cancer diagnosis

Sometimes as part of a team, you support each other, no matter what. At the Jefferson County Public Utility District, being part… Continue reading

Primary ballots to be mailed this week in Jefferson

Jefferson County residents will receive important mail this week. Election officials are preparing to mail 25,094 Primary Election ballots to registered voters… Continue reading

Study looks at economic impact of maritime trades in Jefferson County

Nineteen percent of total employment in Jefferson County is in the maritime sector, according to a just-completed economic impact study of the… Continue reading

Competency evaluation delays hearing for man accused of stabbing

A hearing for a Port Angeles man accused of stabbing a Port Townsend man has been postponed for a decision about the… Continue reading

Chimacum chief discusses tactics in face of enrollment decline

Superintendent Rick Thompson told the Chimacum School Board that the decline in district enrollment is not a local school issue. It is a… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend commissioners to meet again on leasing policy

Port of Port Townsend commissioners expressed frustration at the lack of progress in developing a leasing policy during a public workshop session… Continue reading

PHOTO: Finger fruit at Jefferson County Farmers Market

At the Wednesday Jefferson County Farmers Market at Haines Street, Max Galligan-Hong, 7, and his sister Mei Mei, 4, enjoy the latest crop of plump,… Continue reading

Officials: Be aware of scams targetting PUD customers

North Olympic Peninsula public utility districts are warning customers to be wary of scammers as fraudulent activity is being seen across the state. Several Jefferson… Continue reading

Jefferson County sheriff, prosecuting attorney candidates spar in Port Townsend

Sheriff David Stanko and challenger Detective Joe Nole disagreed on a number of issues while County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Haas and challenger… Continue reading

Port Townsend Main Street plans program on theft prevention, safety

With summer in full swing, downtown stores are experiencing a welcome increase in business due to an influx of tourists. But with… Continue reading

Marine trades report to be presented Thursday

The importance of the marine trades sector in Jefferson County and the region will be discussed Thursday at a public meeting at… Continue reading

Pyrotechnician David Chuljian sets firing mechanisms with his team as they prep on Wednesday afternoon for the fireworks display finale of the The Old School 4th of July at Fort Worden. By his count, Chilean said there are 232 large and medium-sized mortars and several smaller ones worth 15 minutes of booms and flash. He’s been lighting off fireworks, legally, for 35 years. (Jeannie McMacken/ Peninsula Daily News)

Pyrotechnican tells of work to prepare for fireworks shows

The man behind Wednesday night’s fireworks display, David Chuljian, has packed and shot his own fireworks for 35 years. His dad was… Continue reading

Pyrotechnician David Chuljian sets firing mechanisms with his team as they prep on Wednesday afternoon for the fireworks display finale of the The Old School 4th of July at Fort Worden. By his count, Chilean said there are 232 large and medium-sized mortars and several smaller ones worth 15 minutes of booms and flash. He’s been lighting off fireworks, legally, for 35 years. (Jeannie McMacken/ Peninsula Daily News)

Stage is set for Port Townsend Fourth of July celebration — thanks to a lot of effort

Fort Worden’s parade grounds will be filled with games, music, vendors and food today, as well as 3,000 or so adults and… Continue reading

Jefferson County approves court system fee

Jefferson County commissioners approved a fee schedule for access to the court’s Odyssey Case Management System. County Clerk Ruth Gordon said that… Continue reading