Jim Manders

Gardiner: Neighbors of missing man worry about his disappearance in Alaska

GARDINER -- Jim Murphy hasn't lived in this small Jefferson County community very long, but he and his twin brother, Joe, of Bremerton have made… Continue reading


Jefferson: Three fire districts’ consolidation bid could smolder with one’s lagging tax revenues

CHIMACUM -- Efforts to consolidate two Jefferson County fire districts and one from Kitsap County continue to move ahead, but they could become snagged in… Continue reading


Port Townsend: Public forum will be held on proposed property tax increase

PORT TOWNSEND -- The date hasn't been set, but the City Council agreed Monday night that a public forum is needed to allow discussion of… Continue reading


Jefferson: Ballot count delayed by mechanical malfunction

Some 3,200 ballots remain to be counted from Tuesday's primary election in Jefferson County after a malfunction in the tabulating machine delayed Friday's count. County… Continue reading

Jefferson: Agencies confer on water sharing plan

PORT TOWNSEND -- There wasn't an inch of movement toward regional sharing of water, but there was far less acrimony than other times the subject… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Port director outlines improvements

PORT TOWNSEND -- Shortly after the 29th Wooden Boat Festival ends in September 2005, all of the remaining boats will be removed from the Point… Continue reading

Jefferson: Voters tap judge in election that ends today

Jefferson County residents could choose the county's Superior Court judge and decide an Emergency Medical Services replacement levy for Fire District 6 in today's primary… Continue reading

Wooden Boat Festival under way

PORT TOWNSEND -- More than 25,000 people are expected to visit east Jefferson County during the 28th annual Wooden Boat Festival that begins a three-day… Continue reading

Tall ship helps launch Wooden Boat Festival in PT

PORT TOWNSEND -- Wooden boats from untold numbers of ports of call are beginning to arrive in Port Townsend for the 28th annual Wooden Boat… Continue reading

Quilcene: Wildlife agent kills cougar suspected of preying on goats

QUILCENE -- A juvenile male cougar was shot to death Saturday by a state fish and wildlife agent after two goats were killed during an… Continue reading

Jefferson: PUD may have a water source from a willing landowner

PORT HADLOCK -- Jefferson County Public Utility District No. 1 is constantly looking for water sources. Bernard Peterson is looking for someone to buy the… Continue reading

Jefferson: Effort intensifies to preserve land around Tamanowas Rock near Anderson Lake

PORT TOWNSEND -- A group calling itself Tamanowas Rock LLC meets at noon Friday at Golden Times Photography, 120 Water St., as it continues efforts… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Couple pledges $100,000 to maritime center, if . . .

PORT TOWNSEND -- A Port Townsend couple who were among the initial contributors to the Northwest Maritime Center has offered a second donation of $100,000… Continue reading

Jefferson: Faster and better-informed, firefighters take delivery of 88 new radios

Firefighters across Jefferson County are better able to communicate with each other and law enforcement agencies after receiving 88 multi-frequency radios with funding from the… Continue reading

Jefferson: Woman gives up her partisan primary vote ‘to protect my right to vote for candidates from both parties’

PORT TOWNSEND -- When Linda LeBrane saw the four separate ballots in envelope in last week's voter mailing, she decided she couldn't vote in the… Continue reading

Jefferson: Consolidation of three fire districts moving forward

Encouraged by the prospect of adding staff -- and the ability to meet state and federal safety mandates -- commissioners from three Jefferson County fire… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Centrum names new directors for two major programs

PORT TOWNSEND -- New stars are shining at Centrum after officials at the Fort Worden-based arts and education foundation named artistic directors for two of… Continue reading

Port Townsend: PTTV stays unchanged for at least a month, negotiating group decides

PORT TOWNSEND -- Producers of shows on public access cable television station PTTV and city administrators agreed after a two-hour meeting Thursday to keep station… Continue reading

Chimacum: All four county commissioner candidates dislike Hood Canal gravel barging plan

CHIMACUM -- They may not agree on how to fix the budget or plan growth in the Port Hadlock/Irondale area, but all four county commissioner… Continue reading

Jefferson: Rep. Dicks brings $100,000 for courthouse clock tower restoration

PORT TOWNSEND -- U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks on Monday brought word of a $100,000 federal grant to help repair the weakened clock tower in the… Continue reading