Jefferson County

NEWS BRIEFS: Port Angeles City Council has special meeting today … and other items

The Port Angeles City Council will have a special meeting today. The meeting, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Vern… Continue reading

Port Ludlow Art League plans reception

An art exhibit spotlighting Port Ludlow artists will be on display at the Sound Community Bank in December. Participating artists will use… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Warm music brightens up long-term care facility

ONE DOESN’T REALLY have to tune a washtub bass, so Larry Baysinger waited patiently while the other musicians tuned their strings. His foot rested atop… Continue reading

New lights installed at Memorial Field in Port Townsend

Jefferson County’s Memorial Field is a whole lot brighter as the latest lighting technology has replaced the old standard that has been… Continue reading

Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team has seized $58,671 in drugs this year

The Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team has seized 406 grams of heroin, 194 grams of methamphetamine, and 343 opioid pills and suboxone… Continue reading

Peninsula voter turnout higher than historic statewide participation

The North Olympic Peninsula saw a higher number of registered voters participate in this year’s general election than did statewide. The state saw… Continue reading

‘Renegade harpist,’ Grammy Award winner to present concert at Rosewind

Two friends and long-time professional musicians and recording artists will join their talents for the first time together as a duo at… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County sets public hearing on proposed ordinance Monday night

Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on a proposed ordinance concerning commercial shooting ranges at 6 p.m. Monday. The special meeting will be… Continue reading

(Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)
                                Marie Sewell of Port Townsend makes afghans — such as this one with Seahawks colors — to give away.

Christmas meal saved by Home Fund help

When you walk into your kitchen to create the big holiday meal, you can take one thing for granted: the ground beneath… Continue reading

(Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)
                                Marie Sewell of Port Townsend makes afghans — such as this one with Seahawks colors — to give away.

Task force: Legislature should be more transparent

A task force created after Washington lawmakers attempted to exempt themselves from the state’s Public Records Act says the state… Continue reading

Jefferson Sheriff’s Office investigating wreck involving deputy

An investigation is underway into a wreck involving an on-duty Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy. Both Deputy Ryan Menday and Don Boehnlein, 62,… Continue reading

City of Port Townsend to aid Cherry Street housing project

The City of Port Townsend will help Homeward Bound Community Land Trust with project management assistance as it works to complete its… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Right plant/Right spot

AS WE BEGIN our trek through December and into the new year, we enter the best time of year to plant. The weather is cool… Continue reading

Award recognizes health care collaboration

The executive director of Olympic Community of Health, which serves the North Olympic Peninsula, has been given the Health Innovator of the Year… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Christmas shopping is for the birds

THERE ARE SO many great gifts for birdwatchers that it almost doesn’t seem necessary to come up with suggestions for Christmas shopping. That’s also true… Continue reading

Discovery Bay rescue, education center plans open house

At the end of a dirt drive off a county road, a compound of neatly designed enclosures sits on 5½ acres, large… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Monthly luncheon meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:15 a.m. in the… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Use Medicare to help you feel as good as you can

LAST MONTH, I went on about all the various deductibles, co-pays, etc. associated with Medicare Parts A and B in 2019. If you managed to… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Consider donating to OPEN to help equines in need

I COULDN’T DO it. I couldn’t continually take in unwanted, vulnerable and big sensitive-eyed horses while depending on donations to help feed and care for… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Some sewer service to be interrupted … and other items

City officials have asked residents of the area to refrain from using water between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning Monday. The… Continue reading