Luke Bogues

Jefferson: New county boss headfirst into Port Ludlow fray

PORT LUDLOW -- Mere days into his new job as Jefferson County administrator, John Fischbach is jumping into the continuing spat between Port Ludlow residents… Continue reading

Chimacum: Fire district changing procedures in wake of firing

CHIMACUM -- Jefferson County Fire District No. 1 is making some changes in light of the recent firing of its district secretary over alleged financial… Continue reading

Peninsula: Gypsy moth traps to be posted

Those green and orange gypsy moth traps are coming back for the 29th consecutive year. Residents will see the traps in force along Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Fire chief finalists to tour city, meet public this week

PORT TOWNSEND -- The four finalists to be Port Townsend's next fire chief arrive in town tonight for three days of meetings in the community.… Continue reading

Jefferson: County erred in allowing Port Ludlow cottage industry in residential area, hearing examiner rules

PORT LUDLOW -- The county erred in allowing an electrical engineering company to operate on a residential parcel off Oak Bay Road, a hearing examiner… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Aviation museum just months away following $200,000 donation from Oregon charity

PORT TOWNSEND -- Ground-breaking on a 17,000-square-foot airplane museum could be just three months away thanks to a large grant from an Oregon charity. The… Continue reading

Brinnon: U.S. drops plan to fix Dosewallips Road

BRINNON -- The U.S. Forest Service has withdrawn, at least for the present time, its decision to rebuild Dosewallips Road around a two-year-old washout. The… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Council OKs aid to infants program

PORT TOWNSEND -- The City Council voted Monday night to partially fund six months of a program that provides nurse visits to low-income mothers --… Continue reading

Jefferson: Residents urge caution in drafting nuisance code

Ambiguity plagues a proposed Jefferson County ordinance that seeks to regulate public nuisances like junk cars and loud noises, residents told county officials Monday. Without… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Weekend Monster Truck event too noisy?

PORT TOWNSEND -- People from North Beach to downtown could hear the revving of alcohol-injected engines at monster truck shows Friday and Saturday, and some… Continue reading

Jefferson: Hildt pulls out of Superior Court judge race

Attorney Karen Gates Hildt dropped out of the race for Jefferson County Superior Court judge late Saturday afternoon. In a letter addressed to the citizens… Continue reading

Jefferson: Health board turning to public to determine priorities

A crisis in public health funding may be too severe for Jefferson County health officials to solve on their own, the Board of Health conceded… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Wireless technology company Mobilisa hailed as a good employer by magazine

PORT TOWNSEND -- Mobilisa, Inc., an innovative wireless technology company based downtown, has been named one of the top 10 small companies to work for… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Wanna lighthouse? Point Wilson to be declared ‘surplus property’

PORT TOWNSEND -- The U.S. Coast Guard is expected to formally declare the Point Wilson Lighthouse at Fort Worden State Park a surplus property "any… Continue reading

Jefferson: County, Port Townsend grapple over how to keep health services operating with dwindling funds

A Jefferson County program to provide nurse visits for low-income mothers and their babies is scheduled to be cut in half next month when federal… Continue reading

Jefferson: Many electricity users find it’s easy to be ‘green’ — with power

About 400 Jefferson County electricity customers are taking an advantage of a Puget Sound Energy program to light up their homes and businesses with "green"… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Citizen volunteers sought for traffic control effort

PORT TOWNSEND -- New from the people who brought you police officer Bob Wire: street signs, speed bumps and citizens armed with radar guns. More… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Tax levies might be sought to keep city in black

PORT TOWNSEND -- Residents could be voting on property tax levies this fall to keep the city's coffers in the black. The city stands to… Continue reading

Port Hadlock: Sewage treatment plant proposed next to Jefferson County airport

PORT HADLOCK -- The Port of Port Townsend wants to use land next to the airport as the site of a new sewage treatment plant… Continue reading

Department of Transportation vows to be more active with public information during Hood Canal Bridge, graving yard project

PORT LUDLOW -- The state Department of Transportation has a lot of work to do to maintain public support of the Hood Canal Bridge replacement… Continue reading