Luke Bogues

Port Townsend: State puts ferry terminal project on hold for at least a year

PORT TOWNSEND -- The four-year terminal improvement project for the Port Townsend-Keystone ferry run has been put on hold for at least one year, a… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Resuscitating Rover . . . and cats, too

PORT TOWNSEND -- A new life-saving oxygen mask used by Port Townsend firefighters is designed to securely fit onto patients with an extra long nose.… Continue reading

Jefferson: GOP faithful meet their likely governor, senator candidates at Lincoln Day luncheon

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson County Republicans sat down to their annual Lincoln Day luncheon Saturday afternoon and met their likely candidate for governor this fall.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Legislature attempts funding brakes on State Ferries’ expansion plans

PORT TOWNSEND --More than a life raft may be needed to keep Port Townsend-Keystone ferry terminal improvements afloat following budget cuts in Olympia last week.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Senior housing complex nearing end of public comment phase; construction may start in fall

PORT TOWNSEND -- A Salem, Ore., developer is building a 104,000-square-foot senior housing complex in Port Townsend. The three-story, 120-unit building will be constructed about… Continue reading

Jefferson: County issues revised Fred Hill gravel mining report

SHINE -- Jefferson County has released a new document outlining the environmental impacts of the 690-acre mineral overlay created for Fred Hill Materials Inc.'s gravel… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: No harm to community from bankruptcy court filing, executives tell Village Council

PORT LUDLOW -- Executives from a Port Ludlow Associates parent company that filed for reorganization in bankruptcy court in February assured residents Thursday that the… Continue reading

Discovery Bay: Truck wreck closes Highway 20 for 14 hours

DISCOVERY BAY -- State Highway 20 was closed for about 14 hours Thursday and Friday after a semi truck and trailer loaded with tools ran… Continue reading

Jefferson: It’s Judge Verser now

PORT TOWNSEND -- Gov. Gary Locke appointed Craddock Davis Verser on Friday to serve as Jefferson County's third Superior Court judge. Verser fills the seat… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Resort official discounts effect of parent firm’s chapter 11 reorganization bid

PORT LUDLOW -- The filing for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code by Port Ludlow Associates LLC's parent company, HCV Pacific Partners, won't… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Landmark Manresa Castle to be put on auction block

PORT TOWNSEND -- In the market for your very own castle? Lena Humber has one for you. It has a stunning view of Port Townsend… Continue reading

Peninsula: Governor to announce Jefferson judge, visit Clallam resource sites

If Gov. Gary Locke has decided who he's going to appoint to the Jefferson County Superior Court judge seat, he's being tight-lipped about it. The… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Resort’s parent company files for chapter 11 reorganization

PORT LUDLOW -- The parent company of resort developer Port Ludlow Associates has filed for reorganization under chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy statute. HCV… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Washington State University student held for investigation of shooting death

PULLMAN -- A 21-year-old Port Townsend man attending Washington State University allegedly shot and killed his roommate early Friday morning. Ashley Allen "Ash" Gilmore, a… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Arts center backers make their pitch to audience of golf course proponents

PORT TOWNSEND -- Golfers seemed united under one battle cry Thursday night: Leave the Port Townsend Municipal Golf Course alone. That sentiment, directed at the… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Living off land envisioned in new community

PORT TOWNSEND -- A sense of community and self-sustenance are the goals of a housing development being proposed in part by the family of former… Continue reading

Jefferson: Bar association weighs in on judge candidates

Jefferson County lawyers favor Port Townsend attorney Craddock Davis Verser to be the next Superior Court judge. Results in a Jefferson County Bar Association poll… Continue reading

Jefferson: Locke to interview three applicants for Superior Court bench this week

The field of lawyers seeking the Jefferson County Superior Court bench has been pared to three. Gov. Gary Locke this week will interview Karen Gates… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Water, sewer rates to rise 10 percent starting next month

PORT TOWNSEND -- Residents will pay more for water and sewer service starting with their spring utility bills. The City Council on Tuesday night voted… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Arson suspected in house fire

PORT TOWNSEND -- Police investigators say they think a weekend house fire was caused by an arsonist. An unoccupied house in the 2800 block of… Continue reading