Jefferson County

NEWS BRIEFS: Murray staffer to present in Port Townsend … and other items

PT Indivisible will host Colleen Bryan, Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula director for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, for a 5 p.m. presentation today.… Continue reading

Inaugural Seventy48 race draws chef, many others

Jefferson Healthcare’s Executive Chef Arran Stark is known for delivering oatmeal via paddleboard to the Race To Alaska participants in the wee… Continue reading

Swaziland youth’s attempt to come to U.S. rejected

Efforts to bring Walter Maphalala, a 19-year-old student, from Swaziland to the Northwest have been rejected by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration… Continue reading

Jefferson Healthcare breakfast to benefit hospice services

The eighth annual Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare breakfast event will feature an address by a palliative care physician along with a… Continue reading

Diplomas awarded with more to come as graduations continue on the Peninsula

Ceremonies for four high schools and Peninsula College are scheduled for this weekend.

UPDATE: Total of five people killed in explosion, fire near Brinnon

UPDATE: The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Monday morning it was a family of five that died in the explosion in Brinnon early Sunday, including… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Field carrier practices set; Port Angeles native is named to college dean’s list

There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at Ault Field midmorning to early… Continue reading

Two arrested for investigation of Kai Tah assault

Two men have been arrested for investigation of an assault on a 60-year-old man in Kah Tai Lagoon Nature Park. The unidentified… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Port to discuss jetty funding alternatives

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will discuss funding alternatives for replacement of the Point Hudson jetties during their regular session at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The… Continue reading

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

NEWS BRIEFS: Snow likely in mountains this weekend … and other items

The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement for those planning to travel into the mountains this weekend. A front… Continue reading

Legislature gives schools more money but also more earmarks

Public school officials from across the North Olympic Peninsula aired their concerns about school funding during a closed-door meeting with state lawmakers in… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Time to guard against pests in the garden

As spring slowly gives way to the approaching summer season (today is the first day of late, late spring; summer officially starts here on Thursday,… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Steampunk Festival rolls out adventures in Port Townsend

Adventures of the imagination are flourishing in Port Townsend this weekend with the Brass Screw Confederacy’s seventh annual Steampunk Festival. A hootenanny,… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Young birds provide much entertainment

“THERE IT GOES again.” The phrase popped into my head when I spotted a towhee diving toward a large clump of sword ferns. I’d seen… Continue reading

Court sets $100,000 bond for man accused of fourth-degree assault

A transient man charged with fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation is being held in jail on $100,000 bond. Brian Judah Michalek, 56,… Continue reading

HELP LINE: No one lives forever, so don’t waste life

AS A RESULT of rather considerable examination and contemplation, I’ve concluded that mortality is a lousy idea. Granted, my perspective might be somewhat dented by… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Mini horse teaches big lessons

I’M LEARNING ALL sorts of new things since adding Gypsy, a dainty black and white mini-horse, to the family. She’s full of energy and yet… Continue reading

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: Things can go right — and so wrong — in the kitchen

I’VE BEEN EXPERIMENTING lately. Not in a lab, but perhaps in an even more unstable environment … my kitchen. It started innocently enough. I got… Continue reading

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Tribe sponsors small business planning series … and other items

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe will sponsor a six-part small business planning series beginning Monday, June 11. All classes will be held… Continue reading