Jesse Major

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

Stinson to remain Port Townsend mayor

Deborah Stinson will remain Port Townsend’s mayor after a unanimous City Council vote this week. “It’s nice to have that vote of… Continue reading

Jefferson County sued over records delay

A Clark County man is suing Jefferson County after he waited a year for the county to provide public records, he said.… Continue reading

Port Townsend woman charged with beating former spouse with barbecue grate

A Port Townsend woman who has been divorced from her husband for 15 years is now charged with allegedly barging into his… Continue reading

D’Amico moving on site near Tarboo Lake despite shooting range moratorium

Joe D’Amico told Jefferson County commissioners Tuesday he is moving full steam ahead on his proposed shooting and archery range near Tarboo… Continue reading

150 take bone-chilling swim to welcome new year in Port Angeles

Scores of people looking to get a chilly start to the new year dove into frigid water during polar bear dips across… Continue reading

Sea star wasting syndrome decreasing on Peninsula but not gone yet

Sea stars appear to be making a comeback on the West Coast four years after a mysterious syndrome killed millions of them,… Continue reading

Jefferson Healthcare hospital institutes sliding fee scale

Jefferson Healthcare hospital has implemented a new sliding fee scale for charity care that is helping more families pay for their health… Continue reading

Fallen Jefferson County firefighters’ names added to national memorial

Two Jefferson County firefighters who died fighting fires more than 50 years ago are now honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park… Continue reading

Forks man facing federal drug charges

A Forks man, who police arrested over the summer after finding a golf-ball-sized amount of methamphetamine in a baby’s diaper and the child’s… Continue reading

Some Clallam, Jefferson 9-1-1 calls going to wrong county

There’s a chance that 9-1-1 calls made from cellphones across the North Olympic Peninsula will be routed to the wrong dispatch center,… Continue reading

Women charged with burglary after Christmas morning theft in Port Hadlock

A pair of women accused of burglarizing a Port Hadlock home Christmas morning were charged with residential burglary in Jefferson County Superior… Continue reading

Funtastic responds to lawsuit stemming from Ferris wheel fall in Port Townsend

The company being sued after three people fell from a Ferris wheel in Port Townsend last spring has officially responded to the federal… Continue reading

Settlement ends dispute between Jefferson Healthcare, contractor

The $550,000 settlement Jefferson Healthcare commissioners approved last week ends a dispute with the Bothel contractor for the hospital’s Emergency and Specialty… Continue reading

Jefferson County eyes social media policy to allow department Facebook pages

Jefferson County is looking at delving into social media, an effort its county administrator says is more complicated than one might think.… Continue reading

‘Champion for Fort Worden’: Plaque honors the late Nora Porter

The Fort Worden Commons now bears a plaque honoring the late Nora Porter as a “champion for Fort Worden” after a dedication… Continue reading

Excitement builds for Port Townsend gingerbread house contest as deadline is extended

Aldrich’s Market learned it’s not a good idea to mess with a tradition, especially when there’s gingerbread, frosting and gumdrops. That’s why… Continue reading