Jefferson County

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue, Port Townsend annexation process to be discussed

Chief Jim Walkowski of East Jefferson Fire-Rescue will speak to Jefferson County Democrats on Monday about the process for expanding the three-member… Continue reading

Port Townsend musician mourned: One man arrested after death

Search warrant turns up hazardous materials

Deadline extended for Heart of Service award nominations

The deadline has been extended for nominations for the 2019 Heart of Service award. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. April 8. The original deadline… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Attack of the killer tent caterpillars

They’re baaack. I think invoking an infamous horror movie is so apropos because these voracious demons not only terrorize your trees but leave an eerie,… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Twice-monthly networking breakfasts are held at 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at… Continue reading

Field carrier landing practices scheduled for Monday in Coupeville

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

HELP LINE: How you offer help affects how it’s accepted

SOMETIMES, FOR REASONS known only to the Keeper of Reasons, I seem to get the same question (more or less) from multiple people in multiple… Continue reading

Hood Canal Bridge closures this week

Traffic delays on the Hood Canal Bridge are expected between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will be the second… Continue reading

Olympic Community of Health hires new executive director

Olympic Community of Health has announced the hiring of Celeste Schoenthaler as executive director. According to a press release, Schoenthaler most recently worked… Continue reading

Plant clinics to be held in Jefferson County through September

The Washington State University Jefferson County Extension’s Master Gardener program will hold free plant clinics twice a week from April through September. There will be… Continue reading

Port Townsend teens honored with Kiwanis Teen Leaders Awards

The Kiwanis Club of Port Townsend announced the recipients of its 2018 Kiwanis Teen Leaders Awards at a reception in the Port… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Port Townsend council considers stormwater rate

The Port Townsend City Council will consider raising the stormwater monthly surcharge to $6 per account when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The meeting… Continue reading

Food Lifeline delivers to Tri-Area Food Bank in Port Hadlock

Weekly service provides backbone for Jefferson County Food Bank Association

Talk softly, lug a big lens: Naturalist focuses on whales for Puget Sound Express tours

Some people pay to go whale watching and a few people are paid to go whale watching. Bart Rulon is in the lucky… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend approves action to seek multiyear levy

Commissioners may seek public funds in coming year

City of Port Townsend, paper company need updated water lease

Current agreement, in place since 1956, expires in March 2020

PHOTOS: Chimacum farm prepares for market season

Kyle England of SpringRain Farm & Orchard in Chimacum works his way down the row Thursday afternoon while Michaela Haynes, left, and Rachael… Continue reading

State Legislature votes to raise smoking age to 21

A proposal to raise the smoking and vaping age to 21 in Washington has passed the Legislature,… Continue reading