Jesse Major

Tiny house burns in Port Townsend

An early morning blaze left a transient woman without shelter after it destroyed the tiny house in which she was staying Wednesday.… Continue reading

Jefferson County, Port Townsend libraries drop late fees

The Jefferson County Library and Port Townsend Public Library will no longer charge late fees on overdue books and movies. The Port… Continue reading

Navy taking comment on draft plan for land, cold-water maritime training

The U.S. Navy is hosting an open house in Port Townsend tonight to provide information on its proposed special operations training in… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners seek public input on public records policy changes

Jefferson County commissioners are asking the public to weigh in on proposed changes to the county’s public records policy. Commissioners were set… Continue reading

Quilcene girl, 16, missing after leaving note, sneaking out Friday night

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be on the lookout for a 16-year-old Quilcene girl who left her home… Continue reading

Jefferson County commissioners approve $50,000 settlement over public records request

Jefferson County commissioners unanimously approved a $50,000 settlement with a Clark County man Monday after county officials forgot to fulfill his public… Continue reading

Jefferson County to mull settlement of records lawsuit today

Jefferson County Commissioners will consider approving a $50,000 settlement this morning with a Clark County man after county officials forgot to fulfill… Continue reading

Jefferson County sheriff says he is exonerated in report on complaint filed against him

Jefferson County Sheriff David Stanko recently sent an email to county staff “under the auspices of transparency,” informing them he has been… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend considers Northwest Maritime Center management of Point Hudson

The Port of Port Townsend and the Northwest Maritime Center are considering a lease that would allow the maritime center to manage… Continue reading

Community outreach: Most calls off base for Indian Island firefighters

Crews at the Naval Magazine Indian Island fire station would have very few calls if they weren’t committed to helping the outside… Continue reading

Tacoma man charged after chase, search in Jefferson County

A Tacoma man accused of attempting to elude authorities in Jefferson County over the weekend faces several charges. Hugo Madriz, 39, was… Continue reading

Crowd at Port Angeles bridges vigil mourns, calls for action, after suicides

Residents gathered at the Valley Creek Eighth Street bridge, not only to mourn community members who have taken their own lives, but… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend commissioners to ask for bids for two start dates for jetty

Port of Port Townsend commissioners decided in a split decision — during the first of two last-minute special meetings Wednesday — to… Continue reading

Two charged with maple theft in Jefferson County

Two Port Townsend men were charged Tuesday in Jefferson County Superior Court with felling nearly $7,000 worth of figured maple trees on… Continue reading

Deputies capture Tacoma man who evaded law enforcement in Port Townsend area

Deputies have arrested a man they said evaded law enforcement several times near Port Townsend on Sunday after a brief foot pursuit… Continue reading

Couple honored, surprised by 2017 Marrowstone Island Citizens of the Year award

A Marrowstone Island couple said they were “honored” and “flabbergasted” that they received the 2017 Marrowstone Island Citizens of the Year award. Nicole… Continue reading

Portion of West Uncas Road to be closed for several months during bridge construction

A portion of West Uncas Road will be closed for several months starting June 1 to allow the culvert at Salmon Creek… Continue reading

New approach to funding schools concerns officials in Chimacum

Chimacum School District, which has been central to the state Supreme Court’s landmark McCleary decision, is feeling budgetary pressures as enrollment declines, the… Continue reading

Meeting set to discuss potential for this year’s Quilcene Fair

The Quilcene Fair and Parade might happen this year after all, though nothing is set in stone yet. Fair President Greg Brotherton announced… Continue reading

Port Townsend lodging tax funds allocated; lack of application process questioned

The Port Townsend City Council unanimously approved $557,338 in lodging tax funding for this year, nearly 60 percent of which will go… Continue reading