Erik Hidle

Down home: Self-guided Jefferson County Farm Tour on Sunday

Washington State University's annual Local Food and Farm Tour returns to Jefferson County this weekend, with more farms opening their doors to visitors than ever… Continue reading

Quilcene fair, parade this weekend: How about belt sander races or an antler show?

QUILCENE -- A parade, car show, belt sander races, an antler show, vendors, food and a carnival will be featured at the 26th annual Fair… Continue reading

‘Exceptional’ sport fishing yacht launches in Port Townsend on Saturday

PORT TOWNSEND -- Sometime around 2 p.m. on Saturday the Cielo Mare, a 127-foot sport fishing yacht that has taken over three years to build,… Continue reading

Gardiner in Jefferson County added to Clallam County Fire District No. 3

GARDINER -- The community is now under the protection of Clallam County Fire District No. 3 after fire commissioners for the district covering Eastern Clallam… Continue reading

Upper Sims Way reconstruction due to start in Port Townsend this week

PORT TOWNSEND -- Construction on Upper Sims Way improvements will likely begin this week. "They are currently staging and preparing the storm pond," said Samantha… Continue reading

North Hood Canal chamber won’t join countywide group

QUILCENE -- The North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce is interested in cooperation and collaboration, but when it comes to joining a proposed countywide chamber… Continue reading

Wooden Boat Festival ready to set sail

PORT TOWNSEND -- The 33rd Wooden Boat Festival, which begins today, is shaping up to be the biggest in the history of the event. "We've… Continue reading

Coyle man fatally shoots killer cougar

COYLE -- A huge killer cougar that stalked the Toandos Peninsula is dead. State Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Phil Henry said Coyle resident Bill Thomas… Continue reading

Jefferson sheriff bike patrols silent, thrifty

PORT HADLOCK -- Some Jefferson County sheriff's deputies are operating more silently and efficiently since the office began bike patrols in a few areas of… Continue reading

Port Townsend forms public authority for historical preservation

PORT TOWNSEND -- The city has established a public development authority to protect historic buildings and community assets. With a unanimous vote, 7-0, the Port… Continue reading

Court to consider sealed documents in case involving slain Quilcene couple

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office will get its chance to go before the state Court of Appeals and argue that some… Continue reading

Mother of dead toddler faces manslaughter charges

PORT TOWNSEND -- Clarissa Yvette Lawrence, 34, is facing manslaughter charges in the death of her 8-month-old son after police say she neglected him. The… Continue reading

Coyle cougar hunted after three more goat kills

COYLE -- A large cougar still stalks the Toandos Peninsula. A state Fish and Wildlife agent who is hunting the animal, Sgt. Phil Henry, said… Continue reading

One piece at a time: $12.5 million Northwest Maritime Center complex opens bit by bit

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Northwest Maritime Center gradually is coming to life. Rob Sanderson, programs manager, said the center has opened a few sections of… Continue reading

Late Hadlock business founder remembered with gift to school

PORT HADLOCK -- The founder of Hadlock Building Supply died one year ago, but his community spirit lives on at the business he owned and… Continue reading

Chimacum’s Huntingford clan wins $2.1 million lottery jackpot

CHIMACUM -- George Huntingford Sr., 92, played the same lottery numbers for about 18 years before they won him $2.1 million. "When I found out… Continue reading

Japanese students ride along with Port Townsend police

PORT TOWNSEND -- Mototsugu Kuya and Yutaro Kawaguchi may speak little English, but they know enough to describe their first time riding in a police… Continue reading

No sight of cougar in Coyle, but big cat takes on mythical status

COYLE -- The cougar terrorizing domestic animals on the Toandos Peninsula is taking on a mythical status. State Department of Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Phil… Continue reading

Quilcene-Brinnon chamber might consider joining in merger effort

The membership of the North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce, which represents the communities of Brinnon and Quilcene, is considering joining a proposed countywide chamber… Continue reading

Pro and con soundoff in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- Demonstrators for and against a proposed universal health care system made a sacrifice by standing outside Fort Worden State Park Commons with… Continue reading