Jefferson County

Snow melting, but more — a little more — expected

Temperatures climbed into the mid-40s on the North Olympic Peninsula on Friday and Saturday, melting much of the snow that paralyzed the… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: See Gardens of the World all in one place

AFTER THIS WEEK of snow, more snow, then slush along with more snow, I am sure you are ready for a break. I have just… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Twice-monthly networking breakfasts are held at 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Beware: The Promise could kill you

ONE OF MY many totally unrelated and utterly fragmented theories about life on planet Earth is what I call “Listen to the Day.” It just… Continue reading

group of buffalo for story slugged: bison herd rescued

Mistrial called on animal cruelty charges in Jefferson County

A high-profile animal cruelty case is likely to be retried after a jury deadlocked, said the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Dennis… Continue reading

group of buffalo for story slugged: bison herd rescued

NEWS BRIEFS: President’s Day protest planned … and other items

A protest of President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the nation’s southern border is planned at 1 p.m. Monday, organizers said.… Continue reading

PHOTO: Rhody Festival queen crowned in Chimacum

Mary Neville, a 15-year-old sophomore at Jefferson Community School in Port Townsend, is crowned the Rhody Queen for 2019 by 2018 queen Desirae… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend cites vandalism for restroom lockup

The Port of Port Townsend has closed its Boat Haven restroom and shower facilities to the general public because of vandalism, port… Continue reading

Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining U.S. stores

Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.… Continue reading

Avalanche lecture, self-defense seminar, green crabs among the upcoming activities

EDITOR’S NOTE: The date has been corrected for the lecture on S’Klallam hunting in Blyn. An avalanche lecture, a self-defense seminar and a presentation about… Continue reading

State eyes roundabout for west end of Hood Canal Bridge

The state Department of Transportation is considering installing a single-lane roundabout near the west end of the Hood Canal Bridge. Department of Transportation… Continue reading

Jefferson approves DCD fees for permits, services

It will cost more to obtain permits and use some services at the Jefferson County Department of Community Development beginning in April.… Continue reading

Nominations encouraged for 2019 Jefferson County Heart of Service award

NOW IS THE TIME to nominate your local hero. We are looking for people who make a difference in Jefferson County, individuals who have made… Continue reading

Warming center to open in Port Townsend on Saturday

A new warming center will be opened Saturday in Port Townsend to provide a place for 20 people needing a place to… Continue reading

Two District 24 lawmakers take stand on measles vaccination exemptions

OLYMPIA – Two North Olympic Peninsula legislators have said they’re supporting bills that would do away with one of three reasons now allowed for exemption… Continue reading

Makah tales to kick off Chautauqua Vaudeville Extravaganza Weekend

Walter McQuillen, a chief of the Waatch village of the Makah who grew up in Port Townsend, will speak Saturday about the… Continue reading

‘Sway Wild’ postpones concert to the spring

Saturday’s performance of the trio of Dave McGraw, Mandy Fer and bassist Thom Lord — now performing as Sway Wild — has… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Finding our light through service to needy

THIS WEEK’S TORAH portion continues telling the story of the Jews’ journey through the wilderness. They have received instructions on the building of the sanctuary… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Fuel removed from sunken boat in PA … and other items

All fuel has been removed from a sailboat that sank in Port Angeles Boat Haven, the state Department of Ecology said in… Continue reading

PHOTO: A working relationship at the Port of Port Townsend

Members of the Port Townsend Marine Trades Association, the staff of the Port of Port Townsend and the three port commissioners got together Wednesday for… Continue reading