Jefferson County

PHOTO: Cutting edge recycling work in Port Townsend

Mandi Johnson, Americorp volunteer at the Marine Science Center in Port Townsend, uses a box cutter to cut the netting around a crab pot for… Continue reading

PHOTO: Splashes of color over Port Townsend

The skies above Port Townsend glow with the colors of a winter sunset Friday evening. More sunshine is expected today for the North Olympic Peninsula.… Continue reading

Kilmer: Pay the Coast Guard, end shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer on Wednesday called for an end to the partial federal government shutdown and urged Congress to immediately pay members… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to consider mental health funding allocations

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider allocations to mental health substance abuse programs when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday. The meeting will be… Continue reading

Rural investment, timber tax cuts focus of proposed law

Proposed Senate legislation would, if passed, aid the Emerald Coast Opportunity Zone by providing a tax… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Keep warm weather from wreaking havoc

I KNOW I promised you some more on pruning, but I’ve made some observations during this mid-winter week while driving to and from various yards.… Continue reading

End of shutdown prompts relief, fears

Olympic National Park will reopen its visitor center today and staff will return to work Monday to begin preparing other areas, now… 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 guest… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Volunteering can be the best ‘bad time’ ever

I THINK MOST of us are familiar, directly or indirectly, with the phrase, “For a good time, call …” But how about “For a bad… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Port Townsend certified trainer helps teach riders

ACCORDING TO CHRISTINE Headley “family are friends and friends become family” at the Heron Pond Farm Equestrian Center in Port Townsend. The United States Dressage… Continue reading

Measles cases grow in state — none on Peninsula so far

Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency in all counties after more than two dozen cases of measles were confirmed, none… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: New officers installed at association … and other items

The Port Angeles Downtown Association has announced the installation of newly elected officers for 2019. The officers were installed at a regularly… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Compare different recipes for taste, quickness

IT MAY COME as no surprise that I receive cookbooks for holiday gifts. This year was no exception. From my mother-in-law I received “Jerusalem: A… Continue reading

PHOTO: Glasses raised for Strange Brewfest

A group of friends from Seattle, from left, Bethany Burkheart, Olivia Gronz and husband John, and Amanda Barnett, raised their glasses in… Continue reading

Volunteers count homeless people in East Jefferson County

More than a dozen volunteers from Olympic Community Action Programs and other local organizations fanned out across East Jefferson County last week… Continue reading

Park to re-open; donations continue to be accepted for Coast Guard

Olympic National Park is expected to be re-opened by Monday — perhaps as soon as Sunday… Continue reading

Strange brews to be offered at festival in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND ­— Owners of a new brewery will make their first appearance at this weekend’s Strange Brewfest as participating brewers, not just beer lovers.… Continue reading

Port Townsend Main Street Program touts 2018 work, sets sights on 2019 goals

Year’s top champion, collaborator and volunteer are named

Peninsula legislators set sights on goals

Morse Creek safety, health care, daylight saving time among issues