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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

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

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

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

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

Clallam renews contract with tourism bureau

Clallam County has renewed a contract with the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau to promote year-round tourism. The three commissioners voted Tuesday to… Continue reading

Clallam County to give $60,000 to Economic Development Corporation for 2018

Clallam County commissioners, satisfied by the diversity efforts of the nonprofit Economic Development Corporation, agreed Tuesday to move forward on giving the… 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

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

Clallam County chief deputy treasurer to step in after Barkhuis resignation

Teresa Marchi was appointed acting Clallam County Treasurer on Tuesday. Marchi, the chief deputy treasurer, will serve as acting treasurer until an… Continue reading

Jefferson County’s yearlong ban on shooting ranges puts D’Amico proposal on hold

Jefferson County commissioners will begin forming a citizens’ advisory committee in January to address shooting-range issues after they imposed a maximum yearlong… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners name committee for treasurer applicants

Clallam County commissioners named a committee Monday to screen applicants for the vacancy created by former elected Treasurer Selinda Barkhuis, who resigned… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners approve bid for streaming meetings

The Jefferson County commissioners approved a bid Monday to set up a live-streaming service that will allow people to watch meetings from… 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

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

Lawmaker: Replacement Highway 101 bridge over Elwha River is fully funded

A replacement bridge for U.S. Highway 101 over the Elwha River is fully funded and should go out to bid in early… Continue reading

Net pens, climate dominate as Clallam commissioners take testimony on draft shoreline plan

Clallam County commissioners were flooded with public testimony on net pens, climate change and other parts of the draft shoreline plan Tuesday.… Continue reading

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

Net pens allowed as conditional use in Clallam’s draft shoreline plan

Net pen aquaculture is allowed as a conditional use in open waters under Clallam County’s draft Shoreline Master Program, commissioners were told.… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners asked to back efforts against suicides at Port Angeles bridges

Clallam County commissioners are being asked to support efforts to help reduce suicides at the Eighth Street bridges. Port Angeles Deputy Mayor… Continue reading