Luke Bogues

Jefferson: Veterans Day at Fort Worden Military Cemetery

PORT TOWNSEND -- Each Veterans Day, Loren Youderian pays his respects at the Fort Worden Military Cemetery. It's something the Poulsbo resident makes a point… Continue reading

Jefferson: Courthouse tower patchwork undertaken

PORT TOWNSEND -- Work is under way to get a better idea of how to retrofit the courthouse clock tower -- and do it in… Continue reading

Port Townsend: First lady, in Maine, announces grant for City Hall restoration

PORT TOWNSEND -- Fund raising for the City Hall restoration got a major boost with the announcement Monday of a $280,000 federal grant. The money,… Continue reading

Near-final tally confirms Rodgers win over Rose for commissioner

Republican Pat Rodgers continued to maintain a 15 percent lead after ballot counting Friday, making him the winner over Democratic opponent Mark Rose for county… Continue reading

Jefferson: Rodgers takes strong lead over Rose in county commissioner race

Republican Pat Rodgers is the victor in the race for District 3 Jefferson County commissioner. Rodgers, 63, held a nearly 20 percent lead over Mark… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Centrum names interim director

PORT TOWNSEND -- Thatcher Bailey was appointed Tuesday as interim director of Centrum Tuesday as the board of directors of state's flagship arts organization looked… Continue reading

Campaigns over for Jefferson County, Port Townsend candidates

The campaigns are done. Now it's up to the voters to decide. That's the feeling expressed by the six people seeking three major elected offices… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Ferry’s steering problem halts service to Whidbey Island

PORT TOWNSEND -- A steering problem kept the ferry Klickitat tied up for half the day Monday, eliminating the state Highway 20 link between the… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Fishing vessel leaks, but no cause for alarm, Coast Guard says

PORT LUDLOW -- A slow stream of diesel fuel leaking from a sunken fishing vessel at the entrance to Hood Canal isn't worrying environmental officials.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Teens linked to Aldrich’s fire restricted by court

PORT TOWNSEND -- The two teenagers charged with starting the fire that burned down historical Aldrich's grocery have been ordered to not talk to each… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Fishing boat sinks near Hood Canal

PORT LUDLOW -- Four people were rescued Tuesday evening near the entrance to Hood Canal after their 55-foot boat capsized and sank, the Coast Guard… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Maritime Center closer to goal

PORT TOWNSEND -- A local donor and Navy veteran will push the Northwest Maritime Center $100,000 closer to completion. Bill Chapman, a stockbroker who retired… Continue reading

Peninsula: Federal laws pre-empt state’s on cruise ship sewage dumping

Federal laws pre-empt state regulations designed to prevent cruise liners from dumping raw sewage near land, like one ship did off Port Townsend last May.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: State’s first hazard-warning system

-- an 800-decibel siren -- to be dedicated PORT TOWNSEND -- An alarm system featuring an 800-decibel siren has been installed to warn of incoming… Continue reading

Jefferson: Revamped courthouse elevator delayed

PORT TOWNSEND -- An upgraded Jefferson County Courthouse elevator won't open its doors to passengers for another week because of a malfunctioning circuit board. The… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Point Hudson building electrical system to be upgraded

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Port of Port Townsend will spend at least $34,000 to upgrade the electrical system in the main building at Point Hudson.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Downtown parking strategies to be presented

PORT TOWNSEND -- A company hired to assess Port Townsend's downtown parking will present strategies to ease congestion today. Judith Gray of the Portland, Ore.,… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Finding a new Centrum executive director

PORT TOWNSEND -- Effective fund raising abilities will be a key factor in deciding the next Centrum executive director. But first, the arts organization's board… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Centrum executive director abruptly quits

PORT TOWNSEND -- Centrum Executive Director Carol Shiffman has unexpectedly resigned, citing personal reasons for leaving. The board of directors of the state's premier education… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Two teens charged with Aldrich’s market fire

PORT TOWNSEND -- Two 14-year-olds were charged Monday in Jefferson County Superior Court with starting the Aug. 4 fire that destroyed Aldrich's market. The teenagers,… Continue reading