Jefferson County

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Twice-monthly luncheon meetings are held on the first Monday at noon at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555… Continue reading


A team in two hours: Strangers row together on longboat in Port Townsend

Face it: We didn’t look like a team. A disparate bunch, we were tossed together under the heading Team Longboat, poised on… Continue reading


Free outdoor concerts set on Peninsula next week

Free outdoor summer concerts will be presented on the North Olympic Peninsula this week. Ranger and the Re-Arrangers will perform gypsy jazz at Sequim’s Music… Continue reading


NEWS BRIEFS: Gifted flag raised at PA middle school … and other items

Stevens Middle School was recently gifted a flag from the Lower Elwha Tribe. The Port Angeles School District installed a second flag… Continue reading

PHOTO: Food and fun at Jefferson All-County Picnic

David Lewis, 2, sisters Rivka, 7, and Tirzah, 4, sitting in her mom Lindsey Lewis’ lap, tuck into their ears of corn distrubuted and cooked… Continue reading

Port Hadlock boy injured after bicycle collides with vehicle

A 10-year old boy was treated and discharged from a Seattle hospital Sunday after he turned suddenly in front of a car… Continue reading

Tiny particles in smoke haze can aggravate lung, heart disease

Particles about 30 times smaller than a human hair are creating a worsening haze over the North Olympic Peninsula as northerly winds sweep smoke from… Continue reading

Cold halts Strait swimmer as hypothermia ends historic bid

A Victoria woman had to stop her swim across the Strait of Juan de Fuca and back after almost nine hours of swimming… Continue reading

Sequim Toastmaster prepares to compete in international speech contest

As a 16-year old exchange student living in a small village in Peru, Lindy MacLaine felt like a fish out of water. Little… Continue reading

Paint the Peninsula to fill Port Angeles Fine Arts Center with just-finished work

Shuang Li, a former graphic interface designer, left high technology for her original dream: making art. Preferably outside, away from any screen.… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: A naturalist explores Puget Sound

ALTHOUGH IT IS likely that scientists accompanied the earlier Spanish explorers on their voyages to our area, the first documented studies of the flora, fauna,… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Identifying Russian birds was no easy task

SOMETIMES, THE BIRDS we can’t identify are the most memorable. These are the ones we can never forget. On a recent trip to Russia, my… Continue reading

HELP LINE: ‘Mom won’t make it’ if Congress doesn’t act

A COUPLE OF weeks ago, I did a column on Social Security. More specifically, the column was about the foreseeable future of the Social Security… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Investigators look at serial cat killings … and other items

Police say investigators are trying to determine whether a beheaded kitten’s head found this week is related to a series of cat killings… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend taps known executive for interim director post

Port of Port Townsend commissioners reached back to move forward in naming former deputy director Jim Pivarnik as interim executive director for… Continue reading

Smoke drifting back to Olympic Peninsula

SMOKY AIR IS returning to the North Olympic Peninsula. The National Weather Service posted on its website on Saturday a prediction that air quality… Continue reading

Two hurt in Highway 104 wreck

Two Beaverton, Ore. residents were treated at Jefferson Healthcare hospital and discharged after a collision involving a Dodge Ram pickup pulling a… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Port Townsend council to view multi-family tax exemption program

The Port Townsend City Council will review the final language of the multi-family tax exemption program ordinance when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The… Continue reading

Uptown Street Fair set for Saturday in Port Townsend

The 28th annual Uptown Street Fair will offer live entertainment, the Port Townsend Arts & Crafts Fair, the Jefferson County Farmers Market,… Continue reading

Lapidary open house, historic airplane replica, fly-tying demonstration offered on Peninsula

A lapidary open house, a replica of a historic airplane and a fly-tying demonstration are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information… Continue reading