Jefferson County

PAT NEAL: A special time of year

IT’S A SPECIAL time of year when friends and relations get together to celebrate the joy of the season. Though the days be short, the… Continue reading

PHOTO: Water line break temporarily cuts service in Port Townsend

Water service was out to the North Beach area for about two hours Tuesday when an excavator from Shold Construction struck a water line when… Continue reading

Port Townsend Christmas Carol: A salty ‘Yule’ created by local pair

Let’s have us a fresh take on Scrooge and “A Christmas Carol,” shall we? Let’s turn the old curmudgeon into a real-life… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Mail delivery halted Wednesday to honor Bush … and other items

The U.S. Postal Service announced Monday that regular mail delivery and retail service will be suspended Wednesday amid a national day of mourning to honor… Continue reading

Public contributes ideas of ideal Port Townsend city manager

About 50 community members shared their thoughts at the Cotton Building during a conversation cafe to begin crafting a profile of Port… Continue reading

PC Jazz Ensemble to perform Tuesday in Port Angeles

Professor David P. Jones will direct the Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble Fall Quarter Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The free concert will… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Holiday cheer in Port Townsend

Above, Santa stops to give a youngster a high five as he arrives in Port Townsend to turn on the lights on the community Christmas… Continue reading

Whale songs and war: The less talked-about climate impacts

Near Antarctica, whales are singing in deeper tones to cut through the noise of melting icebergs. In… Continue reading

Siren test to be heard across Clallam, Jefferson counties today

Winchester chimes will be heard at noon today in Clallam and Jefferson counties during a test of the tsunami siren system. Those… Continue reading

Winter Ice Village in downtown Port Angeles off to a good start

It takes a village to build a village, Marc Abshire said at the ceremonial opening of the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village.… Continue reading

Winter Window in progress in Port Townsend

This is the story of how a village created a village. And of one man’s desire to give back by opening up… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Instruments knot the only way to measure wind

EARLY THURSDAY MORNING the 590-foot cargo ship Angelic Zephyr moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ terminal 3. The Panamanian-flagged vessel will remain in port… Continue reading

Festival of Wreaths raises funds for Jefferson Healthcare’s Family Birth Center

The 3rd Annual Festival of Wreaths raised $16,500 for the Jefferson Healthcare Foundation. The funds from sales of the locally designed wreaths… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Bringing the outdoors in for Christmas

WELCOME TO THE month of December. Yule tide greetings as we traverse the last trimester of autumn. So don’t despair, in only a few weeks… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Hummingbirds in December

THE TITLE OF a Faith Baldwin novel, “Roses in December,” made a lasting impression on me decades ago. I was very young. The time period… 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 Thursday of the month at… Continue reading

HELP LINE: ’Tis the season to beware scammers

IN CASE ANY of us are still uncertain, after the caloric overdose we characterize as Thanksgiving, the holiday season is upon us. Happily, this season… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Family band to play at library events … and other items

The North Olympic Library System will host three performances of the band Ants Ants Ants at different Peninsula locations. The band will perform at the… Continue reading

Olympic Peninsula legislators discuss ban on plastic bags

Lawmakers representing the North Olympic Peninsula have mixed feelings about a proposed state-wide ban on single-use plastic carryout bags. State Rep. Mike… Continue reading

Trina Sloan recently adopted a kitten for her little boy — and for herself.
                                (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)
Trina Sloan recently adopted a kitten for her little boy — and for herself.
                                (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)