Jefferson County

Ballot returns near 30 percent in special Jefferson election

Ballot returns are lower than average for the special election on Tuesday, according to a Jefferson County election official. Elections Coordinator Betty… Continue reading

Retired PDN executive editor dies at 70

Peninsula Daily News Rex Wilson, who led the Peninsula Daily News’ coverage of local news for almost 17 years as its executive editor, has died.… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: ‘Snow’ what you’re doing in the garden

AND BANG, JUST like that: It’s winter on the Olympic Peninsula. It really looks and feels like winter. Being from Wisconsin, born and raised, I… Continue reading

Portions of North Olympic Peninsula hammered with several feet of snow

One foot reported in many locations; some places reporting 3 feet or more

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: Remember to express love to those you love

MY BEST FRIEND and I have a large, wrought iron sign on our wall that says, “indulge.” Sometimes, I take that to heart. This is… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: When Gypsy met Porsche

Mini-horse becomes companion for French Warmblood horse

NEWS BRIEFS: Lecture on perspectives … and other items

“The Importance of International Perspectives (and Opportunities to Acquire One)” will be presented at Peninsula College at 12:35 p.m. Thursday as part… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Change, snow in the air at Port Angeles harbor

THIS WEEK WHEN I stopped in at Tesoro Petroleum’s office, I was told they did not bunker any ships during the week because their barge,… Continue reading

Plant-A-Thon puts thousands of trees in Tarboo area

The 13th annual Plant-A-Thon saw 175 volunteers from five schools plant more than 5,000 native trees and shrubs on 7 acres on upper… Continue reading

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: Winter advice: Let the slow cooker do the work

I THINK MY slow cooker might be the dinner chef I’ve always wanted and have never been able to afford. Let me explain. I think… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Public hearing set on proposed fees for community development

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on a proposed fee schedule for the Department of Community Development at a meeting that… Continue reading

Jefferson businesses, county offices close for storm

The business district in downtown Port Townsend was all but abandoned this afternoon, with shops closing early due to the storm. City… Continue reading

Shelters in Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend extend hours for frigid temperatures

As frigid temperatures continue and significant snowfall is expected across the North Olympic Peninsula, Colleen and Ted Chapman are grateful that shelters… Continue reading

Peninsula legislators comment on public disclosure, suicide bills

The North Olympic Peninsula’s three Democratic state legislators took differing views last week on a proposed Senate bill to exempt legislative records including… Continue reading

Olympic National Park has closed Hurricane Ridge Road for snowy conditions. (Twitter)

Snow, ice threat prompts cancellations of several events

Several North Olympic Peninsula events have been postponed, most because of the threat of several inches of snow falling today and Saturday. Among them is… Continue reading

Olympic National Park has closed Hurricane Ridge Road for snowy conditions. (Twitter)