Luke Bogues

Port Townsend: Brush-clearing on Scout House property doesn’t include tree-cutting

PORT TOWNSEND -- No trees will be cut down on the Morgan Hill Scout House property, but some brush will be cleared. Developer Vern Garrison… Continue reading


Port Townsend: Congressman to get first-hand look at aging clock tower

PORT TOWNSEND -- Rep. Norm Dicks will take a tour Monday of the Jefferson County Courthouse clock tower and learn about efforts to restore the… Continue reading


Port Townsend: Rain on my parade? So what, say uptown denizens

PORT TOWNSEND -- A little rain can dampen a parade, as Port Townsend residents found out Saturday. A low-pressure weather system moved into the area… Continue reading


‘Welcome mat’ extended by Quilcene to Brinnon middle school athletes

Quilcene School District officials have put out the "welcome mat" to Brinnon middle school students to play sports on Ranger teams. The offer goes into… Continue reading

Jefferson: PUD commissioner miffed over fellow commissioner’s political brochures at fair booth

PORT HADLOCK -- Jefferson County Public Utility District Commissioner David Sullivan, a candidate for county commissioner, received a stern warning about state campaign laws from… Continue reading

Peninsula: 35 sites listed as potentially environmentally hazardous by state Department of Ecology

Thirty-five sites on the North Olympic Peninsula are listed with the state Department of Ecology as potentially hazardous to the environment. The properties include mill… Continue reading

Jefferson: One sniff will tell you – — – the buses are better

A month after switching the bus fleet over to biodiesel, Jefferson Transit officials say they can smell the difference in the air. Transit authority Planning… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Coast Guard’s ‘iron men’ of World War II era swap stories of days on wood-hull cutters

PORT TOWNSEND -- Where the 87-foot Coast Guard cutter Osprey now sits in the Boat Haven, there once were three 83-foot wooden-hulled cutters. Ralph Gallant… Continue reading

Indian Island: Military exercise planned around Port Townsend Bay this weekend

INDIAN ISLAND -- Military units converge on Jefferson County this weekend in an exercise to defend a small fictitious southwest Pacific island nation from a… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Port commissioners vow no tax increase in 2005

The Port of Port Townsend is considering rate increases to bolster revenue next year, but Port commissioners say they are adamant about not raising taxes.… Continue reading

Jefferson: Fire District No. 6 wins $80,000 grant

CAPE GEORGE -- More than $80,000 in federal grant money will go toward purchasing new equipment for firefighters of one of Jefferson County's fire districts.… Continue reading

Pentagon tight-lipped on military operation planned for next week

INDIAN ISLAND -- The annual harbor defense exercised called Operation Seahawk is scheduled to begin next week, but little information about the military activity is… Continue reading

Peninsula: Methamphetamine use declines, but cocaine on the rise

North Olympic Peninsula law enforcement officials say they are seeing a decline in methamphetamine use. That's the good news. The bad: Cocaine is becoming more… Continue reading

Low-oxygen problems in Hood Canal chokes off most fishing

Hood Canal is expected to be closed to all fishing, except for salmon, until further notice. The move comes as dissolved oxygen levels in the… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Scout House property up for sale; cabin scheduled to be torn down

PORT TOWNSEND -- The land at Quincy and Cosgrove streets known as the Scout House property has been put up for sale and the 73-year-old… Continue reading

Quilcene: Chamber of Commerce seeks kiosk with visitor information

QUILCENE -- South Jefferson County business leaders are dreaming of a visitor center to welcome travelers arriving to the Olympic Peninsula by way of Brinnon… Continue reading

Brinnon: Apparent gunplay leads to shooting of girl, 12

BRINNON -- A 12-year-old girl was shot in the head as she and her brothers were apparently playing with a loaded pistol at their home… Continue reading

Brinnon: Victim of fatal crashed remembered as a family man and excellent mechanic

BRINNON -- A proud mechanic, a devoted father and energetic grandfather. That's how a Brinnon man is being remembered by his family the day after… Continue reading

Port Hadlock: Foes in county commissioner race show signs of agreement on many issues

PORT HADLOCK -- The first head-to-head debate of county commissioner candidates this year saw last year's buzzwords "pit-to-pier" replaced by hot new phrases like "urban… Continue reading

Quilcene: Motorcyclist dies in U.S. 101 head-on crash

QUILCENE -- A Brinnon man was killed Wednesday when his motorcycle slammed into a car on U.S. Highway 101 at the Big Quilcene River bridge.… Continue reading