Jefferson County

Jefferson County PUD eyes $4 million expansion

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners and staff plan a $4 million facility remodeling and expansion project at its Four Corners Road… Continue reading


D’Amico files lawsuit against Jefferson County sheriff

Joe D’Amico, owner of Security Services Northwest Inc., has filed a lawsuit against Jefferson County Sheriff David Stanko alleging a public records… Continue reading


Kilmer tours district with Republican chair of House Budget Committee

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, a Democrat, is hosting the Republican chair of the House Budget Committee on a tour of his… Continue reading


Jefferson County airport runway to get funding, facelift

The Jefferson County International Airport runway will be redesigned using a $414,328 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. Interim Executive Director Jim… Continue reading

Jefferson Healthcare: Planning essential for emergency response

Jefferson Healthcare workers have been practicing for emergencies and continue to prepare for small, local events or regional major catastrophes. “Every hospital… Continue reading

Port Townsend Film Fest starts three-day pageant today

Let’s start in Africa’s southwest. Then we can head right over to Brooklyn, N.Y. “Into the Okavango,” one of 23 feature-length documentaries… Continue reading

Film fest venues, special events

The Port Townsend Film Festival spreads out today through Sunday, showing scores of short and feature-length movies, many with actors and directors… Continue reading

Grateful Harmony concert set for Saturday in Port Townsend

The Rev. Simon de Voil and Michael Mandrell will perform the sixth Grateful Harmony concert from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.… Continue reading

Applications accepted for small business contest

The Washington Coast Works Business Competition is seeking applications from those with the ideas and energy to create or expand a small business that strives… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Fall programs set for QUUF … and other items

Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has announced its fall 2018 Adult Learning Program schedule lineup. To enroll, visit Various free special events,… Continue reading

Park entrance free on Saturday

Day-use entrance fees will be waived Saturday at state parks and Olympic National Park in celebration of National Public Lands Day. Olympic National Park’s regular… Continue reading

PHOTO: Touch and go landings before Mount Baker

A Navy EA-16G Growler practicing touch-and-go landings at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island can be seen from Port Townsend as it flies in front of… Continue reading

Regenerative ranching topic of lecture

Doniga Markegard, owner of Markegard Family Grass-Fed, will present a free talk on regenerative ranching, tracking and permaculture Saturday after a day that… Continue reading

Spaghetti dinner, drag racing among upcoming Peninsula attractions

A spaghetti dinner, drag racing in Forks and pancakes in Joyce are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is available… Continue reading

State Patrol to focus on distracted driving this weekend

State Patrol troopers will conduct a statewide emphasis on distracted driving today through Sunday. The penalty for distracted driving is a $136 citation… Continue reading

U.S Senate approves opioid legislation

The U.S. Senate this week advanced legislation intended to combat the opioid epidemic and hold manufacturers accountable for negligent and misleading distribution… Continue reading

Port Townsend Film Festival rolls out welcome mat

Going to the Port Townsend Film Festival, which starts Friday and runs like a freight train through Sunday, isn’t much like moviegoing… 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

NEWS BRIEFS: Highway 104 work done near Shine … and other items

Tree removal work on state Highway 104 north of Center Road has ended, the state Department of Transportation said Wednesday. A private logging… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Service dogs, movie houses and randomness

if I pay attention. Take last Friday afternoon. I got an email from Jan Halliday, Port… Continue reading