Jesse Major

Jefferson commissioners worry over military, land-use bills

Jefferson County commissioners expressed concern Monday over state legislation they said would allow commanders of military bases to veto county and city… Continue reading

‘See people live again’: Peninsula wig craftsman transforms clients

A Port Townsend man who spent much of his career handcrafting hair pieces for bigwigs in show business has discovered he can… Continue reading

Draft plan reviewed for proposed Brinnon resort

The Jefferson County commissioners and planning commissioners took a look at a draft development agreement for the long-planned resort in Brinnon this… Continue reading

New missile magazines proposed for Naval Magazine Indian Island

The U.S. Navy is asking for public comment on its plans to build new missile magazines at Naval Magazine Indian Island. The… Continue reading

Brinnon Shrimpfest called off this year due to workloads, lack of volunteers

Brinnon’s annual Hood Canal Shrimpfest is canceled this year with its lead organizers citing increased workloads and lack of volunteers as the top… Continue reading

Quilcene Fair and Parade canceled this year

The annual Quilcene Fair and Parade is canceled this year after seeing a decline in volunteers, said Greg Brotherton, president of the fair.… Continue reading

Six Port Townsend schools staff members receive national certification

Five Port Townsend teachers and a counselor who earned National Board Certification recently will be recognized during the district’s School Board meeting… Continue reading

Women’s March set for Saturday on Peninsula

This year’s Women’s March in Port Townsend is shaping up to be larger than last year’s, organizers say. Libby Urner Wennstrom, who… Continue reading

Jefferson County approves mediation over D’Amico’s Tarboo Lake plans

Jefferson County commissioners unanimously agreed to enter into mediation with Fort Discovery Inc., over what the moratorium on new shooting ranges means… Continue reading

Kitchen as classroom: Quilcene pupils make meals from scratch for fellow students

Students at Quilcene School eat food prepared by their classmates for lunch, and much of it is either grown on campus or sourced… Continue reading

Donations to keep Chimacum teen center open

The Jefferson Teen Center was set to close for good Friday. Funding had dried up and there was no way to pay the… Continue reading

Lawsuit accuses Port Townsend police; allegations stem from 2014 incident

A man who accuses a Port Townsend police officer of breaking his wrist in 2014 is now suing the officer, the police… Continue reading

Water Street work in Port Townsend necessary but slowing business, owners say

Downtown business owners worried about their future say they already have seen significant drops in sales since construction began on Water Street… Continue reading

Port to move ahead on bond for breakwater repair

Port of Port Townsend commissioners Wednesday directed the port to work toward securing a $3.2 million bond to complete the Point Hudson… Continue reading

Port Townsend urged to delay city manager search

Port Townsend’s city manager is prepared to delay his retirement — originally slated for the end of 2018 — to allow city… Continue reading

Jefferson County questions noxious weed board’s goals since funding increase

Jefferson County officials questioned the Jefferson County Noxious Weed Control Board’s priorities during the board’s annual report to the county. County Administrator… Continue reading

Canine companions offer more to readers than ‘see Spot run’ at Port Hadlock school

Dogs and students walk side-by-side through the halls of Chimacum Creek Primary School. School officials say four-legged friends at the school help… Continue reading

A new year’s baby: Son is first child for Jefferson County mother

Shelby Thompson’s baby boy came three weeks early, which made him the first baby born in Jefferson County this year. Thompson gave… Continue reading

Health care clinic to open at Port Angeles High School

North Olympic Healthcare Network is preparing to open its new health center at Port Angeles High School on Tuesday, a move officials… Continue reading

Peninsula pot shop owners take wait-and-see stance after federal policy change

Retail marijuana shop owners from across the North Olympic Peninsula vowed to operate business as usual after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions… Continue reading