Erik Hidle

Port Townsend Film Festival names new director

PORT TOWNSEND -- Janette Force, the new executive director of the Port Townsend Film Festival, says she's working to remember the past 10 years of… Continue reading

Jefferson prosecutor researching law in case involving tribal authorities on Brinnon land

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Juelie Dalzell said she won't put a timeframe on her decision of what charges to file in a… Continue reading

Ferry reservation system could be tested in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- Washington State Ferries chief David Moseley said he didn't want to make any promises, but that a new reservation system could be… Continue reading

New firefighter makes two commitments: He proposes marriage as he gets his badge

PORT TOWNSEND -- Six new badges prompted smiles, tears and excitement at Henry Miller Fire Station, but the biggest surprise was an engagement ring. East… Continue reading

Port Townsend approves council budget on first reading; changes possible

PORT TOWNSEND -- While City Manager David Timmons presented the Port Townsend City Council with what he called an almost "crystal copy" of last year's… Continue reading

Cost of defending accused in Jefferson County double-murder trial soaring

PORT TOWNSEND -- A new agreement between Jefferson County and the Jefferson Associated Council for indigent defense will boost spending to defend in the county's… Continue reading

Dressler is new Jefferson hospital commissioner; two races still too close to call

PORT TOWNSEND -- Mari Dressler is Jefferson County's newest hospital commissioner, Leif Erickson and Dave Thompson both retained their leads for Port of Port Townsend… Continue reading

Jefferson County vote tally expected this afternoon

PORT TOWNSEND -- The outcome of many Jefferson County races could be decided today as the Jefferson County Auditor's Office prepares to run an additional… Continue reading

Port Townsend Food Bank moving to ‘an absolutely better’ new home

PORT TOWNSEND -- When a client asked if she was sad to move the Port Townsend Food Bank from the home it has had for… Continue reading

Trial in slaying of Quilcene couple delayed until next year

PORT TOWNSEND -- The trial of Michael J. Pierce, accused of killing a Quilcene couple and then setting their house ablaze to cover his tracks,… Continue reading

Jefferson County hospital commssion race gap is only 68 votes

PORT TOWNSEND -- The race for the Jefferson County Hospital District commissioner position 4 is too close to call, Jefferson County Auditor Donna Eldridge said.… Continue reading

Port Townsend forest firefighter’s death causes change in protocol

PORT TOWNSEND -- Andy Palmer, a Port Townsend man who died hours after he was hit by a tree while fellow firefighting crew members and… Continue reading

With just 3-vote gap, Brinnon fire commissioner race too close to call

BRINNON -- Incumbent Brinnon Fire Commissioner Ken McEdwards said Tuesday he isn't impressed much by his lead of "three little votes." "With just those three… Continue reading

Culinary tourism loop proposed on Peninsula

PORT TOWNSEND -- There is one activity that all tourists take part in when they travel: They all eat. "Food and drink are the only… Continue reading

He created an institution ‘unlike anything else’: Centrum founder, civic leader Joe Wheeler dies

PORT TOWNSEND -- Joseph F. Wheeler, a man who brought culture, music and education to Port Townsend and had a large theater named after him,… Continue reading

Safe harbor: Home for abuse victims rises on Port Townsend corner

The Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program of Jefferson County is about to have a new home -- and so are up to 18 adults and children… Continue reading

Arraignment delayed for Port Townsend farmer/boat-builder accused of bank robbery

Michael J. Fenter, a Port Townsend boat builder alleged to be living a double life as a bank robber, is expected to enter a plea… Continue reading

Brinnon fire commissioner candidates want to spend wisely

Both candidates for the Brinnon Precinct 204 commission want to ensure that money raised in an emergency medical service levy voters passed in August is… Continue reading

Phase 1 of resort planning done

BRINNON -- The deadline to make comments on the potential ecological impact of a proposed 252-acre master-planned resort and golf course south of Brinnon is… Continue reading

Investigation finds no tribal authority for detention of hunters at gunpoint in Brinnon

State and county investigators believe that two Port Gamble S'Klallam Natural Resources tribal officers acted improperly and without authority when they detained three hunters near… Continue reading