Jesse Major

Signs of change: Stop now means stop in Port Townsend

Drivers in Port Townsend now have to stop at all stop signs — which hasn’t been the case for about a decade.… Continue reading

Chimacum superintendent discusses discipline concerns

Addressing the discipline issues raised by numerous Chimacum High School parents has become Chimacum School District Superintendent Rick Thompson’s top priority, he said.… Continue reading

Jefferson County commissioners discuss needs with state lawmakers

Jefferson County commissioners told state lawmakers that the county needs help with funding and with affordable housing. They met Wednesday night with… Continue reading

Sections of Olympic Discovery Trail completed

Trail users, elected officials and conservationists celebrated the opening of new sections of the Olympic Discovery Trail on Friday. The ribbon cutting… Continue reading

Downtown Port Townsend project bid OK’d

The Port Townsend City Council has unanimously approved a Sequim company’s $2.3 million bid for the Water Street Enhancement Project. Construction is… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners approve $56 million budget for 2018

Jefferson County commissioners adopted the county’s $56 million 2018 budget Monday. The budget was adopted after minor last-minute changes were made following… Continue reading

Most beds full at Jefferson County Winter Shelter

Beds at the Jefferson County Winter Shelter are filling up and it’s only been open since November. “Most of our [28] built-in… Continue reading

Fire leaves Brinnon man homeless

A Brinnon man is homeless after a fire erupted in his Mount Walker home. Firefighters from Jefferson and Mason County fought the fire… Continue reading

Reward offered for information about Fort Discovery rally marker theft

Fort Discovery is offering a $3,500 reward to anyone who can provide information that leads to the return of a stolen rally… Continue reading

Burn ban issued for eastern Clallam due to air quality concerns; other areas asked to stop

Air quality concerns have triggered a Stage 1 burn ban in eastern Clallam County, and others across the Olympic Peninsula are being… Continue reading

Kyler A. Luse was arrested and charged with investigation of criminal mischief related to damage he allegedly caused to a Clallam County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle.	(Clallam County Sheriff’s Office)

Naked man escapes patrol vehicle in Port Angeles

A naked man jumped from a deputy’s moving patrol car after freeing one of his hands from his handcuffs and breaking a… Continue reading

Kyler A. Luse was arrested and charged with investigation of criminal mischief related to damage he allegedly caused to a Clallam County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle.	(Clallam County Sheriff’s Office)

County budget balanced: Deficit decreased and plan leaves $10.2 million in reserves

The $123 million 2018 budget Clallam County commissioners adopted last week meets their goal of having a structurally sound budget that doesn’t… Continue reading

Port Angeles bank robbery suspect arrested after allegedly shoplifting at Safeway

A man accused of unsuccessfully robbing 1st Security Bank last month was arrested over the weekend for shoplifting at Safeway, police say.… Continue reading

Plaque at Fort Worden to be dedicated to Nora Porter

A plaque dedication ceremony posthumously honoring Nora Porter is set for 4 p.m. Dec. 18 at the building at Fort Worden that… Continue reading

Port Angeles police seek suspect accused of brandishing gun

Port Angeles police are looking for the driver of a dark green Dodge Neon who is accused of pointing a handgun —… Continue reading

Parents criticize tactics: Chimacum High School discipline methods draw fire

Parents frustrated with Chimacum High School’s recent approach to discipline told administrators during a well-attended parent forum Wednesday night that their students now… Continue reading

Pact with PDA would move KPTZ Radio to Fort Worden

Port Townsend’s KPTZ 91.9 FM could call Fort Worden home in the coming years after it entered into a memorandum of understanding… Continue reading

Ajax Cafe expected to reopen in Hadlock; boatbuilding school new owner of building

The Ajax Cafe is expected to reopen in Port Hadlock now that the community has raised funds needed for the Northwest School… Continue reading

Man arrested after Christmas tree stolen in ransack of Sequim-area home

Deputies didn’t call him a Grinch, but they say a man left a trail of ornaments after ransacking a Sequim-area home and… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners near approval of $55.8 million 2018 budget

Jefferson County commissioners are poised to approve a $55.8 million 2018 budget that officials said maintains the status quo. “It is essentially… Continue reading