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21-year-old Brinnon man — brother of elk hunter detained by tribal police — dies in unrelated highway crash

BRINNON -- Andrew Boling, 21, of Brinnon -- the brother of a man who says tribal police unlawfully detained him while hunting Saturday -- died… Continue reading

Detained at gunpoint by tribal police off-reservation, Brinnon hunters allege

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are investigating the detention of three hunters near Brinnon by the Port… Continue reading

Port Townsend awaits rain as water reserves drop

PORT TOWNSEND -- City water reserves are running low, and Ian Jablonski, city water resource asset manager, eyes the skies and waits for autumn rain.… Continue reading

Port Townsend officers commended for saving lives

PORT TOWNSEND -- Two Port Townsend Police Department officers, Luke Bogues and Nate Holmes, have been recognized for saving lives. Bogues and Holmes both received… Continue reading

Kinetic kourse’s Dismal Bog leaves most skulptures stuck in the mud

PORT TOWNSEND -- The kat didn't come back, peace didn't prevail and unbeaten streaks were crushed all because of that darned Dismal Bog. The giant… Continue reading

Kinetic Skulpture race enthusiasts to kreate good karma

PORT TOWNSEND -- In the 27th year of the Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Skulpture Race, krazies have learned one thing for certain: kreate karma.… Continue reading

Port Townsend Rotary hosts Ultimate Garage Sale today, Saturday

PORT TOWNSEND -- At this year's Ultimate Garage Sale, sponsored by the Port Townsend Rotary Club, it will be more than just bargain hunters who… Continue reading

Good training credited in rescue of worker who fell inside Hood Canal Bridge pontoon

SHINE -- Prior training helped Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue workers, working with several other agencies, to pull an injured 35-year-old Shelton man through a… Continue reading

UPDATE: Injured worker rescued from Hood Canal Bridge pontoon vault

SHINE — A 35-year-old Shelton man was transported to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton with “serious injuries” after falling some 15 feet onto a cement… Continue reading

‘Girls Night Out’ benefits health program

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Main Street Program is inviting women to enjoy a night out on the town for the sake of a few good… Continue reading

Upper Sims Way construction to begin next week

PORT TOWNSEND -- This week marks the final days of the old Upper Sims Way. Port Townsend city officials have set a date for construction… Continue reading

Long-distance kayakers blend simultaneous symposium, film festival

PORT TOWNSEND -- Participating in the 26th annual West Coast Kayak Symposium at Fort Worden State Park and seeing the premier of their kayaking movie,… Continue reading

Making out, smoking and a new role — Chlamydia: Leachman entertains students with happy tales, laughter

PORT TOWNSEND -- Cloris Leachman, the 10th annual Port Townsend Film Festival's very special guest, definitely commands a room's attention. The 83-year-old Academy-award winning actress… Continue reading

Film festival: Leachman admires Port Townsend and its ferry, craves a margarita, dreams of ‘American Idol’

PORT TOWNSEND -- Cloris Leachman, the very special guest of the 10th annual Port Townsend Film Festival, looked out over the bluffs of Port Townsend… Continue reading

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue sets temporary chain of command following chief’s sudden resignation

PORT TOWNSEND -- District commissioners established a temporary chain of command Wednesday after East Jefferson Fire-Rescue Chief Chuck Tandy resigned Tuesday. "Currently, fire chief responsibilities… Continue reading

First film of festival tonight in Port Townsend; screening kicks off three more days of movie fare

PORT TOWNSEND -- The lights are being hung, the projectors are being set, and tonight at 6, action will begin with the first movie of… Continue reading

East Jefferson Fire-Rescue chief resigns after only eight months on job

PORT TOWNSEND -- Chuck Tandy resigned Tuesday as chief of East Jefferson Fire-Rescue after eight months as head of Jefferson County's largest fire district, citing… Continue reading

Brothers linked to Jefferson County burglaries handed 65 months in prison

PORT TOWNSEND -- Two brothers previously convicted of a string of burglaries in Kitsap County have pleaded guilty to similar crimes in Jefferson County and… Continue reading

Foul waters in Port Ludlow stir proposal for annexation

PORT LUDLOW -- Tom McCay is surprised by what he sees in the drainage pond below his house in the South Bay Community. Among the… Continue reading

Man who pulled woman from fire still humble as he gets another heroism award

PORT TOWNSEND -- As Greg Bryant, holder of the national Carnegie Medal for heroism, was honored with an award from Port Townsend Kiwanis last week,… Continue reading