Luke Bogues

Peninsula: Hundreds applaud arriving Paddle Journey canoes in Port Townsend; Sequim area, Port Angeles next

PORT TOWNSEND -- Hundreds of spectators viewed a scene out of the Pacific Northwest's past Sunday when 17 tribal canoes landed on Point Hudson. The… Continue reading

Chimacum: Firefighters honor ‘stabilizing force’ by renaming fire station in his honor

CHIMACUM -- When Wally Westergaard of Chimacum died earlier this year, Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 lost a "stabilizing force," not to mention a… Continue reading

More than 100 birds died in Protection Island fire, wildlife manager says

DISCOVERY BAY -- Although the fire that burned three acres of Protection Island was quickly brought under control Thursday, there still was wildlife loss on… Continue reading

Discovery Bay: Small Protection Island fire threatens wildlife sanctuary

DISCOVERY BAY -- A three-acre wildfire on Protection Island caused more than one local biologist to panic Thursday. The island is used by nearly three-fourths… Continue reading

Paddle Journey canoes to land in Port Townsend, Jamestown, Port Angeles starting Sunday

Sights, sounds and traditions that recall the Pacific Northwest of pre-European settlement arrive on the North Olympic Peninsula starting Sunday. At least 16 canoes are… Continue reading

Jefferson: Strong opinions about how Chimacum Creek Estuary beach should be restored

CHIMACUM -- A state plan to restore the Chimacum Creek Estuary beach in Irondale is running into opposition from people who want a path carved… Continue reading

Brinnon: School district to discuss merging some services

-- but not full consolidation -- with Quilcene BRINNON -- With enrollment on a sharp decrease, the Brinnon School Board is poised to begin talks… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Jefferson airport’s only charter service takes flight

PORT TOWNSEND -- Steve Goodwin is filling the void for quick on-demand charter air travel from Jefferson County. On July 7, Goodwin Aviation was licensed… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City Council asked to void contract with cable TV station

PORT TOWNSEND -- Drastic changes to PTTV will be discussed at Monday night's City Council meeting, yet ironically the meeting won't be broadcast live on… Continue reading

Indian Island: New skipper takes command of Naval Magazine at ceremony

INDIAN ISLAND -- With a salute and a handshake, Naval Magazine Indian Island got a new skipper Thursday morning. Capt. Jonathan D. Kurtz admitted that… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Airport Days to feature classic airplanes, rides for kids

PORT TOWNSEND -- Want to get airborne this summer? Look no further than the annual Airport Days event this weekend at Jefferson County International Airport.… Continue reading

Forks rocketeers’ dream of private space transport extends to Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- As Greg Mika talked about building rocket parts in his Glen Cove machine shop Wednesday, "Space Cowboy" by the Steve Miller Band… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Wireless computer service coming to Point Hudson, marina?

PORT TOWNSEND -- Wireless Internet access appears to be on the way for guests at the Port Townsend Marina and Point Hudson. Port of Port… Continue reading

Indian Island: Naval Magazine’s command changes Thursday

INDIAN ISLAND -- Just after 10 a.m. Thursday, Capt. David D. Belt will issue his last order as commander of Naval Magazine Indian Island. The… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Film fest aficionados’ frequent flier miles sought

PORT TOWNSEND -- Another casting call has gone out from the Port Townsend Film Festival, this time for movie-loving jet-setters. Festival organizers are requesting a… Continue reading

Port Townsend: School district budget passed; revenues exceed spending

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Port Townsend School District on Monday passed its first budget in at least five years in which income exceeds spending. The… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City Council won’t help with buying Scout House

PORT TOWNSEND -- Citizens trying to save the Boy Scout House on Morgan Hill will not get financial aid from the city. The City Council… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Law requires owners to pick up after pets

PORT TOWNSEND -- City Council members unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday requiring owners to clean up waste created by their pets. While the council found… Continue reading

Coyle: Heart defibrillator donated to community center

COYLE -- In an effort to move more life-saving equipment to the community of Coyle, a heart defibrillator has been given to the community center.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Californian picked to be new city fire chief

PORT TOWNSEND -- A veteran firefighter from near Palm Springs, Calif., has been hired as the city's fire chief -- a position largely unfilled for… Continue reading