Luke Bogues

Foot ferry service from Port Townsend might augment Kingston service this fall

PORT LUDLOW -- Weekend passenger ferry excursions from Port Townsend to Seattle might be a reality this fall. Clipper Navigation Inc., the company that owns… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Wife remembers spirit of motorcyclist killed in collision near Hood Canal Bridge

PORT LUDLOW -- Joan Virdell vividly remembers meeting the man who would become her husband. It all happened at a Denny's restaurant in Renton. "This… Continue reading

Shine: Port Ludlow motorcyclist killed when log truck hits him near Hood Canal Bridge

SHINE -- A 57-year-old Port Ludlow man was killed early Tuesday morning when his motorcycle was struck by a log truck approaching the Hood Canal… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: County, property owners in legal tussle over harbor buoys

PORT LUDLOW -- Three property owners on Inner Harbor are claiming that the county lacks jurisdiction to order removal of their boat mooring buoys. And… Continue reading

Indian Island: Army exercise resembles Iraq set-up … ‘just substitute the trees with sand’

INDIAN ISLAND -- About 500 U.S. Army active duty, reserve and National Guard soldiers are camping out on the beach as part of an exercise… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Parking patrol just the ticket for four police volunteers

PORT TOWNSEND -- That 15 minute parking sign isn't a suggestion, especially with four of the city's finest patrolling the downtown streets enforcing parking rules.… Continue reading

Indian Island: Naval installation playing host to Army exercise

PORT HADLOCK -- Indian Island is again playing host to an Army exercise, bringing convoys to Jefferson County roads. Navy officials say the road traffic… Continue reading

Clallam Bay: Rock provides strong barrier to community’s pain

CLALLAM BAY -- For the youth of this small community, grieving the loss of four friends starts with cans of silver spray paint. For as… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Wooden Boat Foundation picks interim director from within

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Wooden Boat Foundation has named an interim executive director from within its own ranks. Kaci Cronkhite has been named to succeed… Continue reading

Gardiner: Lawsuit over road washout ordered back to court by appellate jurists

GARDINER -- Property owners who say Jefferson County is responsible for more than $1 million in damage caused when Old Gardiner Road washed out on… Continue reading

Jefferson: Cash-handling problem cited in state audit fixed, hospital district says

PORT TOWNSEND -- The latest state audit of Jefferson General Hospital detected a problem with cash handling at four clinics managed by the health district.… Continue reading

Jefferson: Insurance requirements for Port marina tenants firm, commissioners say

CHIMACUM -- Mandatory liability insurance for Port of Port Townsend marina tenants is a rule that is going to stay, Port commissioners declared Wednesday night.… Continue reading

Brinnon: Dosewallips Road will be repaired, reopened, Forest Service says

BRINNON -- The U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday that it will fix washed-out Dosewallips Road that leads to two campgrounds and several trailheads in the… Continue reading

Brinnon: Townsfolk buoyed over plans to rebuild Dosewallips Road; environmentalists aren”t

BRINNON -- It's hard to find someone in Brinnon not in support of rebuilding Dosewallips Road. It's an economic driver, say some. For others, they… Continue reading

Jefferson: Judge Verser sees ‘rare privilege’ to serve citizens of county

Craddock Davis Verser donned the black robe of Jefferson County Superior Court judge and addressed the courtroom for the first time Friday. The veteran lawyer… Continue reading

Port Townsend: The Rhody Queen can moonwalk

PORT TOWNSEND -- She's Queen Tracy now. And she did it in part with a moonwalk. Tracy Hayes, 17, officially opened the 2004 Rhododendron Festival… Continue reading

Jefferson County: One-year delay in Hood Canal Bridge replacement has pluses, minuses for county, marketers say

PORT TOWNSEND -- Depending on who you ask, the one-year delay for replacing the eastern Hood Canal Bridge floating span is either a blessing or… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Four-day Victorian Festival begins today

PORT TOWNSEND -- Top hats and puffed sleeves, cravats and corsets are all the rage in Port Townsend again as the Victorian Festival transports the… Continue reading

Port Hadlock: Deputies find jail escapee in taxicab

PORT HADLOCK -- Jefferson County sheriff's deputies captured a man Tuesday morning who walked away from their jail last week. Dispatchers received a tip that… Continue reading

Port Townsend: First work on new Aldrich’s grocery could start in May

PORT TOWNSEND -- The first phase of work to build a new Aldrich's market could begin in two months, one of the store owners said… Continue reading