Jefferson County

Pact with PDA would move KPTZ Radio to Fort Worden

Port Townsend’s KPTZ 91.9 FM could call Fort Worden home in the coming years after it entered into a memorandum of understanding… Continue reading


Parents criticize tactics: Chimacum High School discipline methods draw fire

Parents frustrated with Chimacum High School’s recent approach to discipline told administrators during a well-attended parent forum Wednesday night that their students now… Continue reading


Most beds full at Jefferson County Winter Shelter

Beds at the Jefferson County Winter Shelter are filling up and it’s only been open since November. “Most of our [28] built-in… Continue reading


Remembering Our Fallen: Tribute Towers in Port Angeles show faces of sacrifice

Every face tells a story. Nearly 5,000 stories are being told this weekend in a traveling photographic war memorial on display through… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: 13 chores to do in December

WHILE IT IS December, it is not winter. There is plenty of fall yard work yet to do. Here are 13 jobs to do during… Continue reading

AAUW names Woman of Excellence in Jefferson

A founding member of the Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County and a former City Council member has been named the… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Finding migrating birds provides nice break

LARGE PONDS AND small lakes offer some of the best winter birding habitat. Sometimes the one lone bird you find is a surprise. On other… Continue reading

HELP LINE: New Medicare card numbers are coming

I WANT TO go back over a couple of things today, because a lot of you are contacting me about them, asking me to go… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Teen riders need to practice this winter

THIS TIME OF year it can be difficult for high school equestrians to keep a horse in top athletic condition for competitive events such as… Continue reading

LETTER: Louella Lawrence story missed her spiritual side

That was a very good story about the life of Louella Lawrence and her great presence in the life of Port Angeles. Missing, however, was… Continue reading

Peninsula Home Fund provides ‘just a little bit more to get by’

When life gives you crates of lemons with no way to juice them, how do you make lemonade? Billi and Eric Smoot… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Remember to enjoy the little moments

THE TELEVISION AND internet ads are claiming this to be a beautiful time of the year. Some might even declare it “The most wonderful time… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to consider 2018 budget

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider adopting a final 2018 budget at 10 a.m. Monday. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. in commissioners’… Continue reading

Ajax Cafe expected to reopen in Hadlock; boatbuilding school new owner of building

The Ajax Cafe is expected to reopen in Port Hadlock now that the community has raised funds needed for the Northwest School… Continue reading

Saving a soul mate: Peninsula couple prepare for two surgeries

She would certainly give her soul mate her kidney if she could. But because Sasha Alder-Turk does not share 20-year partner Chad… Continue reading

Man arrested after Christmas tree stolen in ransack of Sequim-area home

Deputies didn’t call him a Grinch, but they say a man left a trail of ornaments after ransacking a Sequim-area home and… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners near approval of $55.8 million 2018 budget

Jefferson County commissioners are poised to approve a $55.8 million 2018 budget that officials said maintains the status quo. “It is essentially… Continue reading

Couple escapes blaze but home lost near Port Townsend

A couple escaped their burning Port Townsend-area home Thursday morning as a blaze ripped through the house. Firefighters from East Jefferson Fire-Rescue,… Continue reading

Artists weave a friendship through fiber art; Chimacum celebrates arts and crafts this weekend:

Cathie Wier and Pat Herkal are Port Townsend artists. They are also good friends. Wier, a weaver, explores the combination of materials and… Continue reading

Brinnon woman taken to hospital after wreck

A Brinnon woman troopers suspect of driving under the influence was taken to Jefferson Healthcare on Wednesday night after a single-vehicle wreck in… Continue reading