Jefferson County

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 program… Continue reading

GUEST COMMENTARY: Vote Yes on I-1639: Safer communities

By Paula Barnes In Washington, it’s easier to buy a semi-automatic assault rifle than a handgun. Initiative 1639 applies the same restrictions to semi-automatic rifles… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Don’t sign blank forms

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: Carlsborg local still riding strong

CARLSBORG’S WAYNORA MARTIN competed in her first state finals at age 7. “I joined my family for team events, like the Bareback relay,” she said.… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Free opioid training to be offered … and other items

Clallam County Health and Human Services will host free training on the opioid epidemic from 9… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Boat Haven opens laundry facility

WORK IS PROGRESSING well at the site of the Marine Trades Industrial Park which is located at the former site of the Pen Ply mill.… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend commissioners approve $6.194 million operational budget

The Port of Port Townsend commissioners have unanimously approved a 2019 operational budget of $6.194 million, representing a modest increase in revenues… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Commissioners to consider commercial shooting facilities ordinance

The Jefferson County commissioners will take up a draft ordinance on commercial shooting facilities in unincorporated areas of Jefferson County during a special meeting at… Continue reading

Quilcene Gallery to host first art show

The Quilcene Gallery will host, beginning today, the first-ever show since its 25-year historic restoration was completed. The building received the historic preservation… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners take comment on shooting facility draft ordinance

Jefferson commissioners heard strong feelings on all sides of the commercial shooting facility draft ordinance debate when 75 Peninsula residents gave public… Continue reading

Jobs increase on Peninsula

North Olympic Peninsula employers added more than 250 jobs in September as Clallam and Jefferson county unemployment rates dipped slightly for the fifth consecutive month… Continue reading

Port Townsend schools representatives tell of reapportionment measure

Reapportionment would encourage greater participation on the Port Townsend School Board, advocates said during a forum last week. Proposition 1 on the… Continue reading

Legislature hopefuls discuss carbon fee, idea of sanctuary state at forum

The four candidates vying to represent the 24th Legislative District in the state House of Representatives tackled the environment, immigration policy and… Continue reading

Kids get hands-on lessons in Chimacum mastodon dig

Students from the Windward School were up to their elbows in dirt and mud last week on a local farm as they searched… Continue reading

Here for a party: Bluesmakers pair up Saturday at Fort Worden

Our instructions are simple. “Come ready to have a good time,” said Phil Wiggins, cohost of the Piedmont Blues House Party open… Continue reading

Spooks and merriment celebrated on Peninsula

Little monsters will go out trick-or-treating Wednesday, starting with downtown events in Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend and Forks. • In Port Townsend, some 1,500 to… Continue reading

Levy collection to be featured in Port Townsend Library

Northwind Arts Center will hold its latest Art in the Library opening reception at the Port Townsend Public Library from 6 to… Continue reading

Art Blast, bake sale and harvest dinner set this week

A library Art Blast, a Sons of Norway bake sale and a harvest dinner are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information… Continue reading

Concert to blend jazz, chamber music tonight

Composer and pianist Wayne Horvitz will return to Port Townsend at 7 tonight to introduce two recently released projects: “The Wayne Horvitz… Continue reading