Jefferson County

Free community feasts planned on Peninsula for Thanksgiving

Free community feasts are planned on the North Olympic Peninsula on Thanksgiving Day and on days leading up to the annual holiday. The first feast… Continue reading


Port of Port Townsend mulls 3 percent CPI rate hike

Change continues at the Port of Port Townsend as commissioners heard a first reading of proposed new rates and discussed an organizational… Continue reading


Jefferson County trespassing ordinance discussed

Jefferson County commissioners have sent a proposed Facility Trespass Ordinance back to staff for revisions. Commissioners directed that the revision should incorporate… Continue reading


Speed limit cut proposed for Shine Road

The safety concerns of Shine Road residents have sparked a move to lower the speed limit from 35 mph to 25 mph… Continue reading

Memorial service in Gardiner honors Medal of Honor recipient

Marvin Shields is the only Seabee to have been given the honor

Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club donates funds for community programs

Plants and trees aren’t just beautifying South County homes and communities this year. Their sales, generated by the Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club, have resulted… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Police chase suspect on Port Angeles east side … and other items

City police on Thursday were searching for Severin Haase, who they said fled into a ravine on the east side of Port… Continue reading

Concert tonight to benefit Friends Meetinghouse

The Port Townsend Friends Meeting will host a benefit concert featuring local singer Sigrid Cummings and the Singers in the Rain men’s… Continue reading

Football, Turkey Trot benefit wreaths in week’s plan

A Powderpuff Football game, a Turkey Trot run in Forks and wreath making are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also… Continue reading

Holiday gift shopping offered on Peninsula

Holiday bazaars continue to be offered across the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend. Handmade gifts for the season can be found at these fairs, listed… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Awakening the gratitude within us

THANKSGIVING IS APPROACHING. This is the time of year we are frequently called to focus upon gratitude. What is gratitude, really? Is it simply an… Continue reading

Work begins on Jefferson Street sidewalk extension in Port Townsend

Work has begun on the Jefferson Street Sidewalk Extension project intended to make the area more walkable, increase parking spaces and provide… Continue reading

State unemployment rate falls again

Washington state added 12,400 jobs in October and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for October was 4.3 percent according to the Employment Security… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: School gets locked down by gunshots … and other items

The Quilcene School District was locked down Wednesday afternoon for a brief time after gunshots were reported in the area. Principal Sean Moss… Continue reading

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue deploys firefighters to California

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue has deployed an engine company with four firefighters to assist in fighting the devastating fires in California. The crew… Continue reading

Chimacum’s Kodama Farm and Food Forest finalist in contest

What happens when siblings and a friend, coincidentally all born in the same hospital in Boulder, Colo., get together and brainstorm about their… Continue reading

Water utility south of Brinnon gets franchise

A water utility south of Brinnon will obtain a franchise from the county to provide utility service using county rights-of-way, the Jefferson… Continue reading

Holiday tree permits offered to fourth-graders with passes

The Olympic National Forest will issue free holiday tree permits for fourth-graders with a 2018-19 Every Kid in a Park pass. Olympic National… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: National Adoption Day is Thursday … and other items

Clallam County will celebrate National Adoption Day with two adoptions at 10 a.m. Thursday. The adoptions, guests speakers and refreshments are planned… Continue reading