Jefferson County

ISSUES OF FAITH: The hidden, holy gift of autumn

I LOVE THE turning of the season between summer and fall. The high arc of the sun still brings warmth to our backs, but the… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Bridge lane shift set for Eighth Street … and other items

Westbound traffic over the Tumwater Bridge on Eighth Street will be shifted back to the north side lane today. Permanent suicide barrier… Continue reading

Quimper storytellers begin new season

An evening of backcountry adventure tales will kick off the 10th season of First Friday Story Night from 7 to 9 tonight.… Continue reading

Variety of ship-shape events offered at Wooden Boat Festival

The Wooden Boat Festival, billed as North America’s largest wooden boat gathering, will offer presentations, entertainment and, of course, wooden boats, through… Continue reading

Peninsula member of public records task force describes first meeting

The 24th District’s state senator was upbeat Wednesday after the task force he’s on met to to discuss the release of legislators’ emails… Continue reading

Housing topic of joint meet in Port Townsend

Members of the community made their feelings known during a joint meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners and the Ad… Continue reading

Man accused of fishing illegally near Sekiu

The state seized a 74-year-old Kitsap County man’s boat for “egregious” fishing violations near Sekiu, a state Department of Fish and Wildlife official… Continue reading

Most Peninsula public school classes resuming this week

Today is the first day of school for the Sequim, Cape Flattery, Quilcene and Brinnon school districts. Most grades in the Port Angeles area began… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Carol, Jim, Jimmy and Lillian

IT’S A NEW, old story. About 20 years ago, Carol Swarbrick and Jim Dries went out on a blind date. He was a schoolteacher from… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: You can’t go crabbing in a tidal wave

THANK YOU FOR reading this. Sometimes I think if you didn’t read this no one would. But you do. I know that because of all… Continue reading

PHOTO: Port Townsend rain garden thrives

Laura Parsons, city of Port Townsend civil engineer and manager of the Water Street Enhancement Project, checks out one of the 16 recently installed rain… Continue reading

Port Townsend artist creates 2018 Wooden Boat Festival poster

Port Townsend artist Jesse Joshua Watson has created the 2018 Wooden Boat Festival poster using colors and imagery that celebrate the city’s… Continue reading

World Suicide Prevention Day event planned in Port Angeles

A community gathering to spread suicide awareness is planned for World Suicide Prevention Day in Port Angeles next week. The gathering, which… Continue reading

With McCain gone, could women replace the lion of Senate?

John McCain is being remembered as a last lion of the Senate, with few others matching his… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Still a bumpy path to jobs’ completion in Forks

WHEN SOMEBODY SAYS “the best laid plans” and leaves the words to hang in the air like smoke, they are generally not describing a successful… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Candidate forum set for Sept. 11 in Port Townsend … and other items

The Jefferson County Association of Realtors with the Jefferson County Home Builders Association will host a candidate forum from 5:30 p.m. to… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to consider summer homeless shelter funding

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider a supplemental funding agreement for $75,000 for a summer homeless shelter when they meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday.… Continue reading

Kevin Mason and PT All Stars perform season’s last outdoor concert

The last breeze of summer mingled with the sounds of rock, soul, Motown and the blues last week as the Concerts on… Continue reading

Tsunami siren system to be tested Monday

Winchester chimes will be heard at noon Monday in Clallam and Jefferson counties during a test of the tsunami siren system. Those… Continue reading