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Clallam County commissioners approve 2019 budget

Clallam County commissioners have approved the county’s 2019 budget, which includes a $1 million deficit and will leave $11.5 million in reserves… Continue reading

Shooting range ideas get hearing in Jefferson County

Strong opinions were shared with the Jefferson County commissioners at a public hearing regarding a proposed ordinance meant to harmonize the recently… Continue reading

Clallam officials discuss moving Emergency Operations Center

Officials from across Clallam County support combining the county’s Emergency Operations Center with a dispatch center near Fairchild International Airport, but there… Continue reading

Commissioners adopt 2018 Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan

The Jefferson County commissioners have voted unanimously to adopt the 2018 Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Code, a 400-page road… Continue reading

New lights installed at Memorial Field in Port Townsend

Jefferson County’s Memorial Field is a whole lot brighter as the latest lighting technology has replaced the old standard that has been… Continue reading

Clallam County commissioners approve letter to Department of Natural Resources

The Clallam County commissioners have agreed to send a letter to the state Department of Natural Resources, telling the department that its… Continue reading

Jefferson County commissioners call for February special election

A special election has been set for Feb. 12, 2019, so voters can consider a ballot proposition that would annex the city… Continue reading

Clallam County’s chief financial officer to start this month

Clallam County’s new chief financial officer is expected to start Dec. 17 as the county kicks off the “pilot” for its new… Continue reading

Public hearing set for testimony on Jefferson County code, shooting facilities regulations

A special meeting and public hearing has been set to gather testimony on a proposed ordinance harmonizing Jefferson County code with the… Continue reading

Clallam County takes 1 percent increase

The Clallam County commissioners approved a 1 percent increase of its general purpose and road fund property tax levies in a 2-1… Continue reading

DNR: Timber volume projected to increase for Jefferson in 2019

The state Department of Natural Resources timber volume projections for 2019 shows the largest increase is slated for Jefferson County. A volume… Continue reading

Jefferson County to lower Shine Road speed limit

Jefferson County commissioners approved a lower speed limit on Shine Road near the Hood Canal Bridge after hearing from residents. Commissioners voted… Continue reading

Clallam County taps chief financial officer

Clallam County has made a conditional offer of employment for its new chief financial officer position, Interim County Administrator Rich Sill told… Continue reading

Housing agreement approved by Jefferson County, Port Townsend

The Jefferson County commissioners and the Port Townsend City Council have unanimously approved an updated interlocal agreement supporting affordable housing and housing… Continue reading

Water utility south of Brinnon gets franchise

A water utility south of Brinnon will obtain a franchise from the county to provide utility service using county rights-of-way, the Jefferson… Continue reading

Clallam County commissioners agree on funding for Serenity House shelters

After hearing from people who use Serenity House of Clallam County’s night-by-night shelter, the Clallam County commissioners agreed they should fund the… Continue reading

Clallam commissioner: Gains seen in opioid epidemic

Health officials in Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties have made progress in their fight against the opioid epidemic, Clallam County Commissioner Mark… Continue reading

State grant to allow Clallam County youth treatment agency to grow

Clallam County has received a $1.1 million grant to expand the True Star Behavioral Health youth treatment agency, the three commissioners heard… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners continue to mull shooting facilities ordinance

The Jefferson County commissioners decided Monday to deliberate further on a proposed shooting facilities ordinance, delaying making a decision until at least… Continue reading

Impact of log yard detailed before port, Clallam commissioners

The pivotal economic role of the Port of Port Angeles’ log yard was extolled Monday in a joint meeting of port and… Continue reading