Jefferson County

Arts angels and patron celebrated in Port Townsend

A full house of arts enthusiasts and friends celebrated Angels of the Arts Kathy and Bob Francis, and Patron of the Arts… Continue reading


Revenue forecast puts legislative focus on taxes, McCleary

Last week’s release of the state revenue forecast put an extra $1.3 billion into play for the 2019-21 period and brings a few… Continue reading


Children sue state for tougher climate policy

Environmental activists are suing Washington state, the latest state-level effort to boost use of renewable energy. Thirteen… Continue reading


NEWS BRIEFS: Main Street holds event for members; Clallam County Sheriff’s Office Chain Gang busy

The Port Townsend Main Street Program held its annual membership event at The Old Whiskey Mill. The event was attended by 85… Continue reading

Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival royalty named

Outgoing 2017 queen Lauren Montgomery, left, holds the proclamation as newly installed 2018 Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival queen, Ashley Rosser, announces that… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to continue moratorium deliberations

The three Jefferson County commissioners will continue deliberations and perhaps take action on the moratorium on commercial shooting facilities when they meet at 9 a.m.… Continue reading

Nonprofit, state offer conflicting ideas about escaped salmon, virus

The Wild Fish Conservancy says farmed Atlantic salmon that escaped into Puget Sound last summer were infected with a contagious and harmful virus.… Continue reading

A look at legislation still alive, likely dead at the Capitol

Washington lawmakers are more than halfway through this year’s 60-day legislative session and have been rapidly… Continue reading

House passes version of net pen phase-out legislation

House lawmakers have passed a water-down version of a bill approved earlier this month by the Senate which would phase out Atlantic salmon… Continue reading

School district voters approve Jefferson County measures

Voters in the Brinnon and Queets-Clearwater school districts in Jefferson County have approved levies after the second count of ballots Friday. The… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Gray of winter great time to think of color

COOL. COLD. DAMP. Normal. Ah yes, things do seem to be evening out to the expected. February has actually returned. It was great to walk… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: The history of the historians of Jefferson County: Part II

EDITOR’S NOTE: This month’s Jefferson County history column is the second in a series of three about local history resources in the county. Last month’s… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Bird houses need to be repaired now

VALENTINE’S DAY WAS like a newspaper deadline date. There might be a few chocolates left in the heart-shaped boxes and flower bouquets still look lovely,… Continue reading

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Alpenfire cider to benefit Olympic Discovery Trail … and other items

Alpenfire Cider announced it has partnered with the Peninsula Trails Coalition to create a cider to benefit the Olympic Discovery Trail. A… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Luncheon meetings are usually Wednesdays at noon at Blakeslee’s Bar & Grill, 1222 S. Forks Ave. This Wednesday’s guest speaker… Continue reading

HELP LINE: The 2018 Medicare costs are now available

ONE OF THE more annoying things about Medicare (Well, OK, I know, but …) is that we tend to get dribs and drabs of information… Continue reading

More Strait beaches reopened to shellfish harvesting

Beaches on the Strait of Juan de Fuca from the Lyre River east to the Jefferson County line — with exception Sequim… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Co-op start-up presentations set … and other items

Two presentations on how to start a co-op will be held in East Jefferson County. One will be Thursday at Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St.,… Continue reading

Port Townsend pastor leads effort to help young man in Swaziland

What would it be like to be different — so different that your life was in… Continue reading

Volunteers celebrate birthday of Blue Heron orchard

Forty-six students, teachers and community members celebrated Blue Heron Middle School’s orchard’s eighth birthday in a show of volunteerism. In two hours,… Continue reading