Jefferson County

Housing topic of joint meet in Port Townsend

Members of the community made their feelings known during a joint meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners and the Ad… Continue reading

Man accused of fishing illegally near Sekiu

The state seized a 74-year-old Kitsap County man’s boat for “egregious” fishing violations near Sekiu, a state Department of Fish and Wildlife official… Continue reading

Most Peninsula public school classes resuming this week

Today is the first day of school for the Sequim, Cape Flattery, Quilcene and Brinnon school districts. Most grades in the Port Angeles area began… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Carol, Jim, Jimmy and Lillian

IT’S A NEW, old story. About 20 years ago, Carol Swarbrick and Jim Dries went out on a blind date. He was a schoolteacher from… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: You can’t go crabbing in a tidal wave

THANK YOU FOR reading this. Sometimes I think if you didn’t read this no one would. But you do. I know that because of all… Continue reading

PHOTO: Port Townsend rain garden thrives

Laura Parsons, city of Port Townsend civil engineer and manager of the Water Street Enhancement Project, checks out one of the 16 recently installed rain… Continue reading

Port Townsend artist creates 2018 Wooden Boat Festival poster

Port Townsend artist Jesse Joshua Watson has created the 2018 Wooden Boat Festival poster using colors and imagery that celebrate the city’s… Continue reading

World Suicide Prevention Day event planned in Port Angeles

A community gathering to spread suicide awareness is planned for World Suicide Prevention Day in Port Angeles next week. The gathering, which… Continue reading

With McCain gone, could women replace the lion of Senate?

John McCain is being remembered as a last lion of the Senate, with few others matching his… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Still a bumpy path to jobs’ completion in Forks

WHEN SOMEBODY SAYS “the best laid plans” and leaves the words to hang in the air like smoke, they are generally not describing a successful… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Candidate forum set for Sept. 11 in Port Townsend … and other items

The Jefferson County Association of Realtors with the Jefferson County Home Builders Association will host a candidate forum from 5:30 p.m. to… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to consider summer homeless shelter funding

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider a supplemental funding agreement for $75,000 for a summer homeless shelter when they meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.… Continue reading

Kevin Mason and PT All Stars perform season’s last outdoor concert

The last breeze of summer mingled with the sounds of rock, soul, Motown and the blues last week as the Concerts on… Continue reading

Tsunami siren system to be tested Monday

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

NEWS BRIEFS: Poets slated to read in PT on Thursday … and other items

The Northwind Reading Series will feature two poets at 7 p.m. Thursday. The readings will be at the nonprofit Northwind Arts Center,… Continue reading

Port Townsend school officials discuss late opening of elementary school

School officials aimed to calm parents’s concerns over the delayed opening of Salish Coast Elementary School during a community meeting that was… 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 Fridays of the month at… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Summer isn’t over

Hold your horses folks, or at least the hand trowels, hoses and shovels. Repeat after me: “Summer is not over.” That’s right. We still have… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Spend energy wisely as summer turns to fall

A FEW DAYS ago, I heard several people talking about the “dog days of summer.” That reminded me of Nat King Cole’s “crazy, hazy days… Continue reading