Jefferson County

Highway 104 reopens after brush fire closes one lane

Both traffic lanes on state Highway 104 near Sandy Shore Road were opened at 5:46 p.m. Friday after a brush fire burned 5… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Horses and their humans enjoy beach ride

SUNSET WAS FALLING outside my home when I heard the clip clop sound of horse hooves on the road. My dogs heard it too and… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Candidate forum today… and other items

With midterm elections just months away, Indivisible Sequim will host two candidates for public office from 2 p.m. to… Continue reading

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: A used stand mixer is the perfect gift

MY MOTHER IS awesome. I’m sure most, if not all, people think their mom is the most awesome woman on the planet, but let me… Continue reading

Child airlifted to Seattle after Brinnon wreck

A child was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with a laceration Saturday after a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 101 north of Brinnon,… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Commissioners to hear update on wastewater project

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear an update on the Port Hadlock Wastewater Project at the meeting that will begin at 9 a.m. Monday.… Continue reading

Brush fire tangles traffic on 104, Sandy Shore Road

Sandy Shore Road is closed to all through traffic and the westbound lane of state Highway 104 is closed because of a 5-acre… Continue reading

Cooke, Brotherton tapped for general election contest for Jefferson County commissioner

Jon Cooke and Greg Brotherton have emerged as the general election contenders from a contested primary in the race for Jefferson County… Continue reading

Voters approve Chimacum schools $7.95M levy for facility upgrades

Chimacum School District voters have approved a $7.95 million capital project levy. In the initial count Tuesday night, 2,504 votes, or 57.68 percent… Continue reading

Port Townsend council OKs housing program

A divided Port Townsend City Council has agreed to adopt a 12-year multi-family tax exemption program. The program designates specific residential target… Continue reading

Firefighter receives new heart after years of giving to community

When there is an emergency, calling 9-1-1 is what we instinctively do. Within minutes, assistance is on its way to help, whether… Continue reading

Public comment being taken for Olympic Hot Springs Road action

An environmental assessment of a proposed geotechnical investigation to judge the engineering feasibility of relocating a portion of Olympic Hot Springs… Continue reading

Peninsula cyclist nears N.Y.: Fundraiser for autism center surpasses goal

What have you done in the past five weeks? For almost every one of the days since June 30, Port Townsend’s Mike… Continue reading

Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada

Teams of whale experts Thursday were racing out to sea to help an ailing young orca, but… Continue reading

Jefferson County Fair opens for three-day run

Mac’s Building to be dedicated with ceremony today

Health official watches air quality as Maple Fire continutes to grow

As the fast-moving Maple Fire continues to torch forestland near Hamma Hamma north of Shelton, initial analysis suggests that it will be burning… Continue reading

Forks man dies in US 101 crash on West End

A 77-year-old Forks man died in a one-vehicle collision Wednesday morning 49 miles south of Forks at the Jefferson County-Grays Harbor County border.… Continue reading

‘Wish Upon a Pizza’ show set for Sunday in Chimacum

The 14/48 Projects is headed back to Western Washington parks once again this summer with “When You Wish Upon A Pizza” and has… Continue reading

Book sales, ice cream social, night of bowling offered on Peninsula

Library book sales, an ice cream social and a free night of bowling are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also… Continue reading