Luke Bogues

State, federal governments ante $600,000 to fight oxygen problems in Hood Canal

The state is offering more than a half-million dollars to combat low oxygen levels on Hood Canal. State officials say the money -- $600,000 --… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Stars and Stripes burned in solemn flag retirement ceremony

PORT LUDLOW -- With dignity and honor, 43 U.S. flags were burned to ashes Monday as they were retired from service outside the Bay Club.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Comfy feeling at new business in old location

PORT TOWNSEND -- Upon entering the newly opened Water Street Brewing and Ale House, the tangy-sweet smell of hops and barley is hard to miss.… Continue reading

Peninsula: Shrimp in Brinnon, sheep in Sequim, wine in the barrel and ‘Midnight at the Oasis’

BRINNON -- ShrimpFest is going to be a little bigger this year. In fact, it'll be prawn-sized. A small catch of Hood Canal shrimp has… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Court hearing on lawsuit against development company’s parent resumes next month

PORT LUDLOW -- The $10.7 million lawsuit filed against Port Ludlow Associates' parent company will resume in San Francisco Superior Court next month. A hearing… Continue reading

Maritime Center’s new dock to be dedicated

PORT TOWNSEND -- The summer sailing season gets an early shot in the arm this weekend with a celebration of the city's waterfront. Highlighting the… Continue reading

Port Hadlock: Youths credited with preventing library blaze — ‘Holy crap, it’s fire!’

PORT HADLOCK -- Four youths are being called heroes by staff at the Jefferson County Library for preventing a potentially devastating fire. The kids spotted… Continue reading

Jefferson: Third attorney announces intention to run for Superior Court bench this fall

PORT LUDLOW -- A third lawyer has announced her intention to run for Jefferson County's Superior Court bench, splitting the race at least three ways.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Multicolored bus built during the Summer of Love spreads good cheer for Jefferson Transit

PORT TOWNSEND -- With its bright colors and retro rounded corners, a 37-year-old bus from the Summer of Love is changing the image of Jefferson… Continue reading

Quilcene students’ mural to welcome visitors to South Jefferson County

CENTER -- This isn't what comes to mind when you think about paint on an overpass. An art class from Quilcene High School is crafting… Continue reading

Port Hadlock: Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding returning to its waterfront roots

PORT HADLOCK -- The once bustling port off Lower Hadlock Road is seeing a return to its maritime roots this summer. The Northwest School of… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Grand Parade provides fitting climax to Rhododendron Festival 2004

PORT TOWNSEND -- For the 69th consecutive year, thousands of people lined some of the city's busiest streets Saturday to cheer the Rhododendron Festival Grand… Continue reading

Shine: ‘Pit-to-pier’ gains labor union’s support; Kitsap commissioners question project

SHINE -- Support and opposition to the controversial "pit-to-pier" gravel project planned on Hood Canal south of Shine continues to grind forward. Two Kitsap County… Continue reading

Shine: Project lost because of Hood Canal Bridge width restrictions, manufacturer says

SHINE -- The two-month closure of the Hood Canal Bridge is still three years away, but work on the floating span may already be an… Continue reading

Brinnon: Second appeal filed against proposed bypass of Dosewallips Road

BRINNON -- A second appeal of the proposed Dosewallips Road bypass has been filed with the U.S. Forest Service. Bellingham-based Northwest Ecosystem Alliance followed the… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Judge throws out bankruptcy filing by parent company of resort operator

PORT LUDLOW -- The bankruptcy filing by the company that operates Port Ludlow Associates has been thrown out by a federal judge. A corporate restructuring… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Manresa Castle auctioned for $2.255 million

PORT TOWNSEND -- Historical Manresa Castle has a new "king." But the only subjects that might be bowing before William L. Massey of Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Chimacum: Six applauded for service to Jefferson County’s needy

CHIMACUM -- Six local businesses and individuals are being recognized for their social prowess by the area's leading agency serving low-income residents. "We serve a… Continue reading

Jefferson: Sheriff says new building is only the start – he needs more staff

PORT HADLOCK --Though a new roof sits over his head, Sheriff Mike Brasfield still has a list of improvements needed for his department. While giving… Continue reading

Quilcene: Law-enforcers converge on small town for big manhunt, no arrest

QUILCENE -- Reports of a convicted felon armed with a gun turned into a large manhunt spread across this small community Saturday afternoon. More than… Continue reading