Luke Bogues

Port Townsend: City in running with two others for shipbuilding operation, company president confirms

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Port is in the running with Olympia and Raymond to host a California-based shipbuilding operation, the operation's president confirmed Monday. An… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Santa pulled by a rein-Deere

PORT TOWNSEND -- With the help of Port Townsend firefighters, Santa Claus has traded in his reindeer for a John Deere. The jolly elf, decked… Continue reading

Peninsula’s first flu-related death reported

Health officials believe the death of an elderly Jefferson County woman was caused by the influenza epidemic sweeping the nation. No other influenza-related deaths have… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Old state ferries may eventually go up for bid online

PORT TOWNSEND -- When the old ferries serving the Port Townsend-Keystone route are retired in 2008, they could be placed on the online auction block.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Council approves bond issue

PORT TOWNSEND -- A bond issue passed this week boosted expenses in the city's 2004 budget to about $25.7 million. The $2.3 million in bonds… Continue reading

Port Townsend: State Ferries outlines plans for bigger boats on Keystone run

PORT TOWNSEND -- Concerns about environmental issues and additional traffic in the downtown area were raised Wednesday night during a meeting about proposed changes to… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Police files tell different story behind officer’s firing

PORT TOWNSEND --Police Officer Eric Franz was fired due to "ongoing and serious instances of misconduct and breaches of duty," Chief Kristen Anderson said Tuesday.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Sales of passes tied to success of free parking effort at Fort Worden

PORT TOWNSEND -- Although parking fees won't be imposed at Fort Worden State Park for the first nine months of 2004, the sale of annual… Continue reading

Ports’ officials differ on California company’s length of ships

PORT TOWNSEND -- Officials from two port authorities disagree about the size of ships a California shipping company is considering building in a yet to… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Officer links his firing to his union activity

PORT TOWNSEND -- A former city police officer believes his union involvement led to his dismissal from the department Nov. 28. Officer Eric Franz said… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Shipbuilder wants to build 600-foot freighters — possibly in Jefferson County

PORT TOWNSEND -- Building larger ships is the goal of the California shipping company considering Port Townsend, and other port cities, as a shipyard location.… Continue reading

Brinnon: Chamber hopes to get Rep. Dicks involved on Dosewallips Road issue

BRINNON -- South Jefferson County business officials are hoping to enlist the support of Rep. Norm Dicks in their fight to have the Dosewallips Road… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Officer fired for “several” reasons, chief says

PORT TOWNSEND -- A Port Townsend police officer was fired Nov. 28 for 'several' reasons, according to Chief Kristen Anderson. Anderson refused to cite specific… Continue reading

Chimacum: Bear or cougar feared as one dog hurt, another missing

CHIMACUM -- A bear or a cougar in the vicinity of Chimacum School may have attacked two dogs early this week. One of the dogs… Continue reading

Port Townsend: 20-year plan for Port nearly official

PORT TOWNSEND -- Documents planning the next 20 years of development of Port of Port Townsend facilities are almost official. Port Commissioners Bob Sokol, Conrad… Continue reading

Jefferson: Out of flu shots, county says

State health officials are asking care providers to conserve their flu shot supplies -- but the request may have come too late for Jefferson County,… Continue reading

Jefferson: Economic Development Council executive director to leave post

PORT TOWNSEND -- Ann Avary, executive director of Jefferson County's Economic Development Council, will leave the post at the end of January. Avary, who was… Continue reading

Jefferson: County commissioners approve budget, raise taxes 1 percent

Jefferson County commissioners approved two 1 percent property tax levy increases Monday as they passed a $40.5 million budget. Commissioners Dan Titterness, R-Port Townsend, and… Continue reading

Jefferson County: We have good paying jobs, sheriff says

PORT HADLOCK -- Family wage jobs are the goal of every economic development group, but a Jefferson County agency is begging for applicants for positions… Continue reading

Indian Island: County board endorses peace memorial near Navy installation

INDIAN ISLAND -- Establishment of a peace memorial at the gates of the North Olympic Peninsula's only Navy base is winning some support. On Wednesday,… Continue reading