Jefferson County

NEWS BRIEFS: Trail section to be blocked Wednesday … and other items

A section of the Olympic Discovery Trail will be blocked for the day Wednesday. The trail will be blocked from Barr Road to… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: What to do when the trees fall

WHEN THE WINDS on the West End violently abuse the forest, trees fall. It’s natural and generally no big deal. However, when trees fall across… Continue reading

‘Meet Me at the Movies’ program debuts Tuesday at Rose Theatre in Port Townsend

When you see a good movie, one that sweeps you off your feet, you bring with you an emotional memory. It’s the… Continue reading

Jefferson County to mull settlement of records lawsuit today

Jefferson County Commissioners will consider approving a $50,000 settlement this morning with a Clark County man after county officials forgot to fulfill… Continue reading

State cancels lease at site of salmon net-pen collapse

Washington state officials Sunday canceled a lease with Cooke Aquaculture Pacific at the site where net pens… Continue reading

BUSINESS BRIEFS: WorkSource moves to Port Townsend … and other items

WorkSource announced that it has temporarily moved from its prior Port Hadlock location to 915 N. Sheridan St. The move is intended… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Expect delays Thursday at Elwha River Bridge … and other items

Drivers can expect delays at the Elwha River bridge on U.S. Highway 101 on Thursday. One-way alternating traffic is planned from 9… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Bald eagle sighting brings book memories

THERE IS NO ignoring a bald eagle flying through the front yard. Even more attention-getting is two eagles heading for the neighbor’s tall fir tree.… Continue reading

Clallam County disaster airlift plan first in state; neighbors in development

Private pilots will provide a lifeline to the North Olympic Peninsula after a catastrophic earthquake destroys the region’s bridges and highways, emergency… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Luncheon meetings are usually Wednesdays at noon at Blakeslee’s Bar & Grill, 1222 S. Forks Ave. This Wednesday’s gathering will… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Play the ‘what if’ game when thinking about future

LAST WEEK, I told the story of my mother’s last few years on the planet, only because it illustrates how long-term care can work, given… Continue reading

Jefferson County sheriff says he is exonerated in report on complaint filed against him

Jefferson County Sheriff David Stanko recently sent an email to county staff “under the auspices of transparency,” informing them he has been… Continue reading

Wave Broadband outage fixed, spokesman says

Wave Broadband internet and some phone service was interrupted on and off Saturday, said a spokesman for the company. “It was a… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Lawsuit settlement, shooting range moratorium before county

The Jefferson County commission will consider settling a public records lawsuit for $50,000 when it meets at 9 a.m. Monday and will conduct a public… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Take care of your dusty houseplants

I’VE HEARD FROM some of you that you’re getting a little tired of the long dark days, having been stuck indoors for too long, however… Continue reading

WellHearts luncheon, Valentine cards among Peninsula activities

EDITOR’S NOTE: The play “Time Stands Still” will be performed at Olympic Theatre Arts in Sequim Feb. Feb. 9-11, Feb. 16-18, and Feb. 23-25. An… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend considers Northwest Maritime Center management of Point Hudson

The Port of Port Townsend and the Northwest Maritime Center are considering a lease that would allow the maritime center to manage… Continue reading

Community outreach: Most calls off base for Indian Island firefighters

Crews at the Naval Magazine Indian Island fire station would have very few calls if they weren’t committed to helping the outside… Continue reading

Tacoma man charged after chase, search in Jefferson County

A Tacoma man accused of attempting to elude authorities in Jefferson County over the weekend faces several charges. Hugo Madriz, 39, was… Continue reading

More than 9 feet of snow at Hurricane Ridge

Too much of a good thing kept the Hurricane Ridge Road closed Friday and Saturday, with more snow predicted this week.… Continue reading