Jefferson County

HELP LINE: Don’t get lost in terminology

ARE WE UP for a little bit of this and that? OK, here’s a this: You might recall I’ve been warning you periodically that next… Continue reading

Jefferson County’s Nixle notification explained

Jefferson County Emergency Management announced it has received complaints about its Nixle notification system. Nixle is a text message and email notification… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to conduct hearing on budget

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear public comment on the proposed 2018 budget of $55,782,838 at 10 a.m. Monday. The public hearing will take… Continue reading

Bail set at $100,000 in Forks truck crash

Bail of $100,000 was set Monday for a Forks man who allegedly crashed a truck he was driving Oct. 14 before he fled… Continue reading

McKinley Paper Co. selects equipment vendor; still targeting December 2018 for start-up

McKinley Paper Co. has selected a vendor for equipment that will produce cardboard liner at the former Nippon Paper Industries USA papermaking… Continue reading

That special tree: Peninsula residents have U-cut options for Christmas

One family will vacuum a lot of pine needles this winter. Ann Johnson, who owns and operates Lazy J Tree Farm with… Continue reading

Jefferson County Public Utility District seeks chief financial officer

The Jefferson County Public Utility District is looking for its sixth chief financial officer after its most recent hire left after only… Continue reading

Holiday festivities abound this weekend in Port Townsend

’Tis the season in Jefferson County as a month of holiday festivities kick off Saturday afternoon downtown. The Main Street Tree Lighting… Continue reading

Cookies, trees and vendors at holiday bazaars

Bazaars continue to offer holiday items and gifts across the North Olympic Peninsula. Here is a list of this week’s sales: JOYCE The greatest gift… Continue reading

Art workshop, Cocoa with Critters set for Peninsula

An art workshop at the Jefferson County Library and the Feiro Center’s “Cocoa with Critters” program are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic… Continue reading

Christmas carol set in Port Townsend opens this weekend

Port Townsend’s take on the Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” had already neared capacity for its opening weekend performances by Wednesday.… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Walk the ground of gratitude

“NOTHING IS GIVEN that is not Taken, and nothing taken That was not first a gift” (Wendell Berry). I’m writing this column in the early… Continue reading

Matinee planned in Coyle on Sunday

COYLE— Folk/Americana singer-songwriter Jaspar Lepak will deliver sweeping melodies Sunday afternoon. Lepak will perform a matinee concert at Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, 923 Hazel… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: One lane of Highway 112 blocked today … and other items

Drivers on state Highway 112 will encounter a closed lane as state Department of Transportation crews conduct storm repairs today, Transportation said Thursday.… Continue reading

Hand drum maker Tom Stewart’s 194th drum will be displayed in Gallery 9, 1012 Water St., Saturday for Port Townsend’s Gallery Walk. (Tom Stewart)

Port Townsend Gallery Walk to feature jewelry, painting, drums

A tapestry of jewels awaits Gallery Walk patrons Saturday night. Jewelers Addy Thornton, Andrea Guarino-Slemmons, Shirley Moss and Suzy Louise will be… Continue reading

Hand drum maker Tom Stewart’s 194th drum will be displayed in Gallery 9, 1012 Water St., Saturday for Port Townsend’s Gallery Walk. (Tom Stewart)

Clallam commissioners urge state commission to fund Anderson Lake trail

Clallam County is asking the state Parks and Recreation Commission to fund a multipurpose trail at Anderson Lake State Park as an… Continue reading

Bad weather can’t stop holiday tradition of tree decorating in Port Townsend

Bad weather can’t stop holiday tradition in Port Townsend

Washington state panel calls for oil terminal denial

A Washington state energy panel voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend that Gov. Jay Inslee reject a massive… Continue reading

Washington state sues Uber over data breach cover-up

Washington state sued the ride-hailing company Uber on Tuesday, saying it broke state law when it failed… Continue reading

Nuclear sludge at Washington state site put in safer storage

After 19 years of work to safeguard nuclear waste dating from the Cold War, workers at… Continue reading