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165-foot crane moves into place in Port Townsend Bay

PORT TOWNSEND -- Six men and a 165-foot-tall crane will spend the next month performing maintenance work at the Port Townsend and Keystone ferry terminals.… Continue reading

Four Jefferson County residents injured in two separate crashes

Four Jefferson County residents were injured in two separate wrecks Wednesday in Port Ludlow and Port Townsend. The unrelated crashes took place at the intersection… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Bed tax board gets request to help pay Fort Worden parking fees

PORT TOWNSEND -- Fund-raising efforts aimed at keeping Fort Worden State Park free of parking fees are coming down to the wire, says a member… Continue reading

State Ferries officials to discuss 5 percent fare increase

PORT TOWNSEND -- Washington State Ferries officials will recommend 5 percent fare increases Thursday during the Washington State Transportation Commission's regular monthly meeting in Olympia.… Continue reading

Bagpipers set fundraising concert

JOYCE -- Friends and neighbors can help Axel Yount and his band get to the World Bagpipe Championshsips in Glasgow, Scotland, this August. Just show… Continue reading

Peninsula youth working to make his pipe dream come true

JOYCE -- Whether he's traveling in the car or just sitting at home, 14-year-old Axel Yount just can't stop playing his bagpipe. "He's the kind… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Officials say Kelly still interested in relocating his companies

PORT TOWNSEND -- The owner of three California-based Victorian hardware stores is still interested in building a 20,000-square-foot facility locally. City officials released a statement… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Mother says schools shouldn’t give student information to military

PORT TOWNSEND -- A local mother wants parents to know the local high school can send personal information about their teenagers to military recruiters. Liz… Continue reading

Fort Worden parking fees start next month unless $25,000 raised

PORT TOWNSEND -- Six "iron rangers" will begin collecting parking fees from Fort Worden State Park visitors by mid-February if $25,000 isn't raised soon. Kate… Continue reading

Port Hadlock: Arson ruled out in fire that left two families homeless

PORT HADLOCK -- Investigators say they have ruled out arson as the cause of a fire that left two families homeless last week. "We haven't… Continue reading

Port Townsend: County commissioners asked to get involved in Victorian hardware flap

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson County commissioners must do everything they can to ensure a businessman doesn't relocate his Victorian hardware distribution business elsewhere, three residents… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Irked residents lambaste mayor, City Council over “petty crap”

PORT TOWNSEND -- Mayor Kees Kolff and fellow City Council members were criticized long and hard Monday night during a public comment session that lasted… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Jefferson commissioners to seek funds to offset Fort Worden fees

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson County commissioners will try to find an extra $10,000 in their coffers so visitors won't have to pay parking fees at… Continue reading

Port Hadlock: Fire rescuer says he’s no hero

PORT HADLOCK -- Jim Myers says he doesn't want to be called a hero. In fact, the retired police officer and part-time security guard says… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Parade pick up oomph for New Year”s

PORT TOWNSEND -- A rollerskating skateboarder, wearing a helmet and laying on his stomach, rolled head-first into a fire hydrant. Firecrackers erupted. Fire jugglers spun… Continue reading


PORT HADLOCK -- Jefferson County investigators will know within 11 days whether a criminal act caused a fire that left two families homeless early Monday.… Continue reading

Port Hadlock: Fire family laments, “We lost everything we own”

PORT HADLOCK -- A mother awoke her husband and three children to black smoke filling their home Monday morning. "Just picture this: My wife dead… Continue reading

Port Townsend: New Year’s to be rung in with music, jugglers

PORT TOWNSEND -- Fire jugglers and musicians will march along Water Street's sidewalks just before midnight tonight in a bid to help residents ring in… Continue reading

Sequim: Rescued bald eagle dies; carcass frozen

SEQUIM -- A bald eagle that was thought to be recovering from a gunshot wound has succumbed to its injuries. Jaye Moore, director of the… Continue reading

Peninsula yule season flat to slightly good, retailers say

Retail sales were flat on the North Olympic Peninsula this Christmas season compared with the same time last year, a handful of business owners and… Continue reading