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Retiring Clallam County administrator honored for service

Former Clallam County Administrator Jim Jones fought back tears Tuesday as he reflected on his 12 years as the county’s top administrator.… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners to send route concerns to State Ferries

Jefferson County commissioners have identified several issues that impact the Port Townsend-Coupeville route and voted unanimously to send a letter expressing their… Continue reading

Bed and breakfast or hotel? Third party to review the question in Clallam

Clallam County and a woman suing the county over her proposed 32,000-square-foot and 27-bathroom bed and breakfast have agreed to have a neutral… Continue reading

Clallam administrator: Budget has ‘robust’ reserve but future needs to be addressed

Clallam County Administrator Jim Jones told county commissioners Monday his recommended budget will leave the county with a “robust” reserve at the… Continue reading

Permit application for work at proposed shooting facility site nets questions

Residents of the Tarboo Lake area are asking why a permit application for work at the site of a proposed shooting facility… Continue reading

Oral testimony on Jefferson County draft shooting range law expunged

All oral testimony given on Oct. 1 about a proposed county shooting range ordinance will be expunged from the record, Jefferson County… Continue reading

Jefferson, Clallam county commisioners head to D.C.

The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs will host approximately 100 state and local elected officials from Washington and Oregon on Thursday,… Continue reading

Human Resources director named interim Clallam County administrator

The Clallam County commissioners have appointed Human Resources Director Rich Sill as the county’s interim county administrator when Jim Jones retires from… Continue reading

Jefferson County proclaims Indigenous Peoples Day

The second Monday in October was unanimously proclaimed Indigenous Peoples Day in Jefferson County by the county commissioners during Monday’s meeting. Lower… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners to focus on chief financial officer before new county administrator

The Clallam County commissioners agreed Monday they should hire a chief financial officer before restarting their search for a new county administrator.… Continue reading

Timber is top talk at debate: Peach, Doherty spar in Clallam commission battle

Timber dominated the discussion as Clallam County commissioner candidates Bill Peach, the Republican incumbent, and former commissioner Mike Doherty, a Democrat, exchanged… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners mull second round for administrator search

Clallam County commissioners decided during a work session Monday they would continue their conversation about how to begin the second search for… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners hear ferries plan update as Port Townsend boat resumes service

September has not been kind to Washington State Ferries and the Port Townsend-Coupeville route. On Sept. 9, the MV Salish experienced either… Continue reading

Clallam withdraws job offer, will restart search for administrator

The Clallam County Board of County Commissioners rescinded its conditional offer to hire David Fraser as its next administrator after discovering information… Continue reading

Homeless pacts extended to give more time for consideration

Interlocal agreements between Jefferson County and the city of Port Townsend for homeless housing and affordable housing that were set to expire… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners meet in closed session to discuss administrator candidate

The Clallam County commissioners met in executive session Tuesday morning to hear an update on its top candidate for county administrator, and… Continue reading

Hearing on Jefferson shooting facility ordinance delayed

A public hearing on a draft commercial shooting facility ordinance has been postponed to Oct. 1 after originally being set for Monday,… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners announce county manager choice

A former city manager has said he will accept an offer by Clallam County commissioners to succeed county Administrator Jim Jones, who… Continue reading

More seniors using summer shelter in Port Townsend

The Summer Shelter at the American Legion Hall has been at capacity since opening in May and has seen a change in… Continue reading

Clallam County administrator finalist drops out of running

Stayton City Manager Keith Campbell has become the second person to drop out of the running for retiring Clallam County administrator Jim… Continue reading