Jefferson County

PHOTO: Port Townsend closes intersection for roadwork

The city of Port Townsend has closed the intersection of Quincy and Washington Streets downtown for road repair work through Friday. This… Continue reading

State offers unemployment benefits to furloughed federal workers

Federal workers furloughed due to the ongoing partial government shutdown can apply for state unemployment benefits but must repay the money if they… Continue reading

Tickets available now for Well Hearts luncheon in Port Townsend

Tickets are available now for the Jefferson Healthcare Foundation’s fourth annual Well Hearts luncheon Feb. 1. The luncheon will be from 11:30… Continue reading

Power goes out for hundreds in Jefferson County

More than 600 customers were without power Tuesday evening, according to the Jefferson County Public Utility District. The utility said on its… Continue reading

Kate Dean becomes chair of Jefferson commissioners

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners’ first meeting of 2019 was not business as usual. With the start of a new year,… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Hood Canal Bridge to close for training … and other items

The Hood Canal Bridge will have a three-hour total closure for annual training later this month. The state Department of Transportation announced Monday… Continue reading

Yard and Garden lecture series begins this month in Port Townsend

The Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation has announced its 21st annual Yard and Garden lecture series. The lectures will be presented from… Continue reading

Brief power outage impacts most of Jefferson County

Work on a Jefferson County Public Utility District substation caused a brief power outage Monday that affected most of the PUD’s service… Continue reading

Some Jefferson Healthcare hospital costs rise

Costs for inpatient and emergency room care have increased at Jefferson Healthcare hospital, but the overall rise was lower than elsewhere, said… Continue reading

Veterans assistance offered in Port Townsend

A veterans assistance office that opened in Port Townsend last fall is the newest service center on the North Olympic Peninsula. Port… Continue reading

Port Townsend Library Choir to start rehearsals Tuesday

Beginning Tuesday, children from 7 to 12 can gather each week at the Port Townsend Public Library to sing favorite songs from… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Weekly flight operations scheduled … and other items

There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Complex for this week. There will… Continue reading

Test of North Olympic Peninsula’s tsunami siren system set for 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

Port Townsend schools levies on special election ballot

The Port Townsend School District will ask voters to approve two three-year tax levies on the Feb. 12 special election ballot. The… Continue reading

Partial federal government shutdown forcing use of reserves in Indian Country

Tribal leaders nationwide last week were informed that the partial federal shutdown that began at midnight Dec. 22 could result in some… Continue reading

Badge 829 out of service: More than 200 recall Port Townsend officer, county worker

Port Townsend Police Reserve Sgt. Dave Winegar, badge number 829, was remembered at his memorial as a man who lived a life… Continue reading

Home Fund, college make the difference for Port Townsend man

David Burroughs loves Romani — aka Gypsy — music. He is, in fact, his own kind of gypsy. As a young man… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: New year, new to do list

may all your gardens be weed-free and your flowers and bushes grow as fast as the horsetail. Here we go,… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: After 50 years Joan Carson bids farewell to column, readers

THIS IS A difficult column to write. Traditionally, one’s retirement is a reason to celebrate. I don’t really feel like celebrating, but maybe that will… 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