Jefferson County

Woman sentenced for illegal elk hunt near Forks

A Quileute tribal member has been sentenced on three criminal charges related to illegally hunting a nine-point bull elk on private West End… Continue reading

DNR: Timber volume projected to increase for Jefferson in 2019

The state Department of Natural Resources timber volume projections for 2019 shows the largest increase is slated for Jefferson County. A volume… Continue reading

PHOTO: Talents showcased in Port Townsend Arts Guild sale

Artisan James Arrabito discusses his copper and brass work with customer Jenita Hunnicutt of Monroe at the Port Townsend Arts Guild Holiday Craft Sale on… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Making the trek east

TO A SMOKER with a sizable habit, running out of cigarettes is much worse than running out of milk or pretty much anything, really. When… Continue reading

Port Townsend-Coupeville ferry sailings possibly canceled for the day

Washington State Ferries has announced that due to severe winds and rough seas forecast for the remainder of Monday, it is possible… Continue reading

Port Townsend seeks public input on city manager search

City officials have started the process of finding a replacement for David Timmons, the first and only city manager Port Townsend has… Continue reading

Port Townsend competitors, friends work together amid illness

In a small town, sometimes long-time competitors are friends. And friends help friends when they are in need. Dan Huntingford, owner of… Continue reading

Long nightly Hood Canal Bridge closures start Tuesday

North Olympic Peninsula drivers are reminded that the Hood Canal Bridge will be closed for at least six hours nightly for five nights… Continue reading

PHOTO: Litter-ally cleaning Port Townsend

Maren Santiago, left, of Tacoma and Tracy Grisman of Port Townsend were part of Litterati, a group of 12 women who dressed up to pick… Continue reading

Director: Peninsula residents take care of each other through Home Fund

By Dale Wilson Executive Director, Olympic Community Action Programs As executive director of Olympic Community Action Programs, I am honored and privileged to participate in… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to consider fees for conservation district

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on rates and charges for the county conservation district at a meeting that will begin… Continue reading

‘Pasajera’ alights in Port Townsend for two performances

If flamenco dance, song and guitar are siblings, their grandparents are Gypsies, Jews, Arabs, Spanish Andalusians and Africans. They were travelers, people… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus (portrayed by Joe Borden and his wife, Tawana Borden, arrive by fire truck at Centennial Place in downtown Sequim during festivites on Saturday to kick off the holiday season. Holiday-goers were serenaded with Christmas music and youngsters were given the opportunity to reveal their gift wishes to the Jolly Old Elf.

Thanksgiving weekend sales steady on Peninsula

Retailers across the North Olympic Peninsula reported steady sales Thanksgiving weekend. “Black Friday was absolutely crazy; it was a madhouse in here,” said Susan Erdmann,… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus (portrayed by Joe Borden and his wife, Tawana Borden, arrive by fire truck at Centennial Place in downtown Sequim during festivites on Saturday to kick off the holiday season. Holiday-goers were serenaded with Christmas music and youngsters were given the opportunity to reveal their gift wishes to the Jolly Old Elf.
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                                Jack Hopkins has begun a new life at Highland Commons in Port Angeles.

Home Fund gives Forks man a home

Jack Hopkins didn’t see this good thing coming. An Army veteran, a… Continue reading

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                                Jack Hopkins has begun a new life at Highland Commons in Port Angeles.

A GROWING CONCERN: The other December list

FIRST AND FOREMOST, I must thank not only the community at large, but the dozens and dozens of gardeners who heeded the plea to help… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: November’s varied visitors

EVEN WHEN THE sun is shining, shady spots or even partially sunny places, seem darker at this time of the year. The bird bathing in… Continue reading

Drier climate predicted for Northwest

The Fourth National National Climate Assessment report released Friday predicts that the Northwest will become drier and lose many of its subalpine trees to insects… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Twice-monthly luncheon meetings are held at 11:45 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Here’s a letter to Dad who needs to read it

I SUPPOSE YOU’VE heard that the Social Security/Supplemental Security Income [SSI] COLA for 2019 will be 2.8 percent, right? And that they haven’t figured out… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Group helps challenge riders to hitch up in winter

WHO AMONG US relishes saddling up and riding when it’s bone-chilling cold outside? Not me. I’ve never been one to tolerate the cold well. I’m… Continue reading