Jefferson County

A GROWING CONCERN: To thin or to head? That is the question

THE GREAT, WARM, unseasonably nice weather continues, so now your pruning must really begin in earnest. So, again today we will continue our pruning course,… Continue reading


Authorities seek to identify body found in tree at Fort Worden

Authorities have some leads in the investigation of a body found in a tree at Fort Worden State Park, said James Kennedy,… Continue reading


EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Monthly luncheon meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:15 a.m. in the… Continue reading


Fallen tree removed from military cemetery

A fallen tree that damaged several headstones at the Fort Worden Military Cemetery has been removed by a crew from Joint Base… Continue reading

HELP LINE: We fall for scams because we want to believe

I HOPE WE’RE all taking a moment to congratulate ourselves. We got through Medicare Part D open enrollment, Thanksgiving, Christmas (or whatever you might celebrate),… Continue reading

MLK Day observed on Peninsula today

Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights activist who was assassinated in 1968, will be remembered today during North Olympic Peninsula events dedicated to his… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: First Step endorsed … and other items

First Step Family Support Center recently earned an endorsement as a blue ribbon affiliate of Parents as Teachers National Center. According to… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Bosun’s pipe calls through history

EARLY IN THE week, K. Asian Beauty, a 604-foot car carrier with a 98-foot beam, anchored in the west end of the harbor. I understand… Continue reading

Scientists see another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County considers Secure Rural Schools support

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider letters of support for reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Self Determination Act when they meet at… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Legislature should invest in training, education beyond high school

By Luke Robins Peninsula College President As lawmakers once again gather in Olympia for the 2019 legislative session, they face a challenging task: writing the… Continue reading

Kilmer: Pay the Coast Guard, end shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer on Wednesday called for an end to the partial federal government shutdown and urged Congress to immediately pay members… Continue reading

Government shutdown leads to cancellation of Kalaloch razor clam digs

At the request of Olympic National Park, the state Department of Fish & Wildlife has canceled razor clam digs scheduled for Kalaloch beach… Continue reading

New assistant chief named at East Jefferson Fire-Rescue

Pete Brummel will replace Deputy Chief of Training and Operations Ted Krysinski when he retires.

Washington Legislature begins 105-day session

Washington lawmakers started their 105-day legislative session Monday, tasked with writing a new two-year state budget… Continue reading

Crowd objects to Chimacum principal resigning

Parents and other residents filled the Chimacum High School library to show support for a principal who has resigned, effective at the end… Continue reading

Pit bull bites Jefferson County deputy

A Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy is recovering from an attack by two pit bull dogs, one of which died after it was… Continue reading

Sequim legislator co-sponsors bill to make daylight saving time permanent

State Sen. Kevin Van De Wege is co-sponsoring legislation to put Washington state on record as favoring year-long daylight saving time, if Congress… Continue reading

Kilmer postpones Town Hall meetings

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer has postponed to early February town hall meetings that had been scheduled in Port Angeles and Quilcene next… Continue reading

Blacklight dodgeball, deep sea geology, plays, dances lined up on Peninsula

Blacklight dodgeball, deep sea geology, and plays and dances are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is available on the… Continue reading