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Odd Fellows give Jefferson County students reading tools

CHIMACUM -- New dictionaries and new eyeglasses to read them with -- those are the first two steps the Independent Order of Odd Fellows are… Continue reading

Port Townsend-Seattle passenger ferry decision on hold

PORT TOWNSEND -- A passenger-only ferry may sail the waters between Port Townsend and Seattle on weekends in the summer of 2010, but the Main… Continue reading

Chimacum schools-related case about state school funding in judge’s hands

CHIMACUM -- Mike Blair, superintendent of the Chimacum School District, believes the King County Superior Court trial over school funding -- in which he as… Continue reading

State agency to report Tuesday on off-reservation tribal police incident near Brinnon

The investigation of two Port Gamble S'Klallam tribal officers who detained three hunters in Brinnon earlier this month is done -- but information won't be… Continue reading

Port Townsend’s hollow sidewalks to get new reinforcement

PORT TOWNSEND -- The city sidewalks now have federal funding for a much needed face lift -- or at least a lift of the lids.… Continue reading

Recent rains leave Port Townsend with ‘no more worries’ about water

PORT TOWNSEND -- Heavy rains have alleviated the worries of the city's water resource department. Ian Jablonski, city water resource asset manager, said his office… Continue reading

Man pleads guilty to 1993 rape after charges reduced

PORT TOWNSEND -- A man who raped a minor in 1993 and then fled the county -- never to be seen until a border arrest… Continue reading

Unopposed Port Townsend council candidates field questions from Chamber of Commerce

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Port Townsend City Council races have already been decided. Mayor Michelle Sandoval and City Council members Kris Nelson, Catharine Robinson and… Continue reading

‘Usual and accustomed hunting grounds’: North Kitsap tribe says officers had jurisdiction to detain hunters in Jefferson County

Port Gamble S'Klallam tribal officers were within their jurisdiction, operating on the tribe's "usual and accustomed hunting grounds," when they detained three hunters near Brinnon… Continue reading

Patient access, advocacy topics at Jefferson hospital board forum

PORT TOWNSEND -- Candidates for the Jefferson Healthcare hospital's board disagreed on the availability of medical care during a debate last week. At the same… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend candidates debate docks, money

PORT TOWNSEND -- Four candidates seeking two open spots on the Port of Port Townsend Board of Commissioners squared off for one final debate, primarily… Continue reading

It’s Gateway Park: New sign affirms moniker on small Sims Way site

PORT TOWNSEND -- The park at Sims Way and Kearney Street finally has a sign -- and a name. "It's been called Willow Tree Park,… Continue reading

Big Rock fire grows near Anderson Lake

CHIMACUM -- Steep hills and rainy weather are making it difficult for state fire crews to directly attack a fire near Big Rock that has… Continue reading

Iron Mountain Quarry to be ‘good neighbor’ to Port Ludlow, co-owner says

PORT LUDLOW -- Jim Burnett, co-owner of Iron Mountain Quarry LLC, stood before 150 residents of Jefferson County on Wednesday night and told them exactly… Continue reading

Port Townsend Chamber of Commerce antes seed money for Seattle ferry

PORT TOWNSEND -- Tim Caldwell believes there is a chance a ferry running weekends between Port Townsend and Seattle still can set sail. Last week,… Continue reading

Investigators get written report from S’Klallam on detaining Brinnon hunters

After a week of waiting, investigators received a full report from the Port Gamble S'Klallam tribe Monday night regarding allegations of illegal detention of hunters… Continue reading

New twist in investigation: Port Gamble tribal police thought elk hunters were trespassing — in Brinnon

A full investigation is under way into an allegation of illegal detention of hunters by two Port Gamble S'Klallam Natural Resources law enforcement officers --… Continue reading

Gratitude blooms in Hadlock: Rhody Society plants to brighten up jail

PORT HADLOCK -- When Jefferson County Sheriff's Office personnel assign a work crew from the Jefferson County jail to help a community group, they don't… Continue reading

First dredging in 11 years begins today

PORT TOWNSEND -- Beginning today, the mouth of the Boat Haven marina will be dredged for the first time since 1998, and project supervisors warn… Continue reading

Port Gamble S’Klallam official defends tribal police operating in Jefferson County

Port Gamble S'Klallam Natural Resources Director Paul McCollum said Thursday two law enforcement officers who detained three men on suspicion of hunting violations near Brinnon… Continue reading