Jefferson County

Seattle Art Museum exhibit’s displays include images of Peninsula

Here, you can look into the eyes of an Apache girl, a Wisham bride, a Hopi chief. The photographs of Edward Sheriff Curtis… Continue reading


Negotiations begin for one emergency dispatch center for both Peninsula counties

Negotiations are underway for a regional dispatch center that would provide 9-1-1 services for the North Olympic Peninsula. The Port Angeles City… Continue reading


Race to Alaska starts second leg with Port Townsend catamaran in lead

The customized Gougeon 32 catamaran from Port Townsend that won the “proving ground” stage of the Race to Alaska held the lead during… Continue reading


Heat wave raises fire danger, DNR says

A heat wave is expected in Washington state, including the North Olympic Peninsula, this week. The high temperature in Forks is expected to be 82… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Roof, not rain, dampens spirits

SITTING ON THE bank of the Sol Duc River, Stan Fouts said, “I love my national park but I could drown the administration in the… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Demolition practice set for this week … and other items

The land-based demolition range at Bentinck Island will be in use today through Friday, the Royal Canadian Navy announced. The range will… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Waldron in running for Mrs. Washington crown … and other items

Magan Waldron has announced that she will compete for the Mrs. Washington Pageant 2018 crown. The preliminary competition for the nationally televised… Continue reading

Grant Street Elementary students say farewell to school building

Port Townsend students have ended the school year with memories, hugs and tears of leaving their classmates behind until September when they… 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… Continue reading

Low tide draws the curious to Joyce shoreline

Some of the best things are found in shallow places. Friday’s minus 2.6 tide — one of the lowest of the year —… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: There are tricks to creating beautiful bouquets

WELL, THIS PAST week has been interesting: Hail, wind, rain, cool nights and now sunny warm days. Summertime here on the Olympic Peninsula (well soon,… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Quarantine Stations, Part I: The Federal Marine Quarantine Station for Puget Sound at Diamond Point

AS EARLY AS 1799, the newly formed United States government began to enact laws to reduce the possibility for the introduction of infectious diseases such… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Birds provide unexpected encounters

A RECENT PHOTO sent by email immediately grabbed my attention. The subject, a red-tailed hawk, isn’t an unusual photographic subject but this one was. It… Continue reading

Challenger tops sheriff in Jefferson County election fundraising

The Nov. 6 general election is more than four months away, but Jefferson County Detective Sgt. Joe Nole already is winning the… Continue reading

HELP LINE: It’s time to be done with ‘should’

LAST WEEK, I went on about time. Well, more specifically, the fact that we even care about this thing called time because of an unfortunate… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Rogue wave survivor renamed, loading logs destined for China

While roaming the waterfront this week, the buzz was all about last weekend’s maritime festival. Every person I spoke with said they thought the festival… Continue reading

Racers leave today for 710-mile leg of Race to Alaska

The Race to Alaska resumes at high noon today as boats of all shapes and sizes depart from Victoria on a 710-mile motorless… Continue reading

Seventy48 teams congratulated on trek

After 70 miles of blistered palms and strained muscles, it was time to celebrate the achievements of those who pedaled, paddled or… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to get more money for Memorial Field lighting

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider accepting a grant increase for lighting at Memorial Field when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday. The meeting… Continue reading

Nonprofit seeks volunteers for therapeutic riding

Meet the big, nonjudgmental therapists: Fury, Nevada, Dixie, Athena and Tikki. They have a natural ability to soothe and uplift, no words… Continue reading