Nick Koveshnikov

Encampment for homeless in Chimacum proposed

PORT TOWNSEND -- City Councilwoman Freida Fenn is pitching an idea to allow temporary camping for the homeless at Chimacum Park. Fenn asked the Jefferson… Continue reading

Historic agreement forged between fire departments

PORT TOWNSEND -- City Council members and Jefferson County Fire District No. 6 commissioners on Tuesday night unanimously approved a historic interlocal agreement to operate… Continue reading

Poet Hamill to quit Copper Canyon Press, devote self to Poets Against the War

PORT TOWNSEND -- Poet Sam Hamill is leaving Copper Canyon Press, the publishing company he founded 32 years ago, to focus on his organization, Poets… Continue reading

Port Townsend police car tires slashed

PORT TOWNSEND -- What's the fastest way get a Port Townsend police officer's attention? Slash tires on five police cars parked right outside the Water… Continue reading

Split Port Townsend City Council approves 2005 budget

PORT TOWNSEND -- With two surprise last-minute amendments, heated debates and syntax confusion, the City Council adopted a 2005 budget Monday night. In a 4-3… Continue reading

Waves batter, flood historical Point Wilson Lighthouse

PORT TOWNSEND -- High tides and wind-whipped waves hurled rocks through Point Wilson Lighthouse's north door over the weekend, flooding the beloved landmark's ground floor.… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Human error blamed for dispatching delay during condo fire

PORT HADLOCK -- Human error caused a temporary communication glitch during the response to an arson fire early Thursday that destroyed a four-unit condominium unit… Continue reading

$1 million Port Ludlow fire was arson, investigators conclude

PORT LUDLOW -- Arson is the cause of an early morning blaze that destroyed and damaged condominiums early Thursday, fire officials said Tuesday night. "The… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City Council raises property tax by 1 percent

PORT TOWNSEND -- Hearing no opposition, the City Council unanimously approved a 1 percent property tax increase to raise revenues for its proposed $31.6 million… Continue reading

Watch out for bitter squash, health official warns

PORT TOWNSEND -- Health officials have alerted consumers to a green and white pumpkinlike squash that might make them ill. Two people from the Port… Continue reading

Port Hadlock: Jeffcom loses its ‘voice,” but not ability to dispatch firefighters to Port Ludlow fire

PORT HADLOCK -- A temporary communication glitch early Thursday did not interfere with the response time or number of firefighters dispatched to a Port Ludlow… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Flaming car with open doors sparks $1 million fire

PORT LUDLOW -- Fire in a car with its doors left open might be the cause of a spectacular blaze that destroyed a building and… Continue reading

Jefferson County’s 9-1-1 dispatchers get new facilities

PORT HADLOCK -- The voices that guide law officers and firefighters to emergency scenes changed their home this week. Remaining in the same building but… Continue reading

Port Townsend City Hall project now comes down to: Show me the money

PORT TOWNSEND -- After resolving the issue to restore or not to restore City Hall, City Council members must now decide on how to pay… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City Council votes to proceed with Old City Hall renovation, annex building

PORT TOWNSEND -- After more than 30 years of dreams and deliberations, the City Council acted Monday night to renovate the 112-year-old Old City Hall… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Carolers, carriages help bring Christmas cheer to merchants as well as shoppers

PORT TOWNSEND -- The first shopping weekend of the holiday season proved fruitful for many downtown merchants, who reported sales exceeding last year's opener. "It… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Cafe has its traditional Thanksgiving breakfast

PORT TOWNSEND -- Thanksgiving began early at the Salal Cafe, which held its 21st annual charity breakfast and raised record amount of donations on Thanksgiving… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Fate of City Hall renovation, annex project due before City Council

PORT TOWNSEND -- City officials are scheduled to decide on Monday whether to give the city manager a green light to award the contract for… Continue reading

Jefferson County EDC says thanks but no thanks to Port Townsend’s reduced allocation of $5,000

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Jefferson County Economic Development Council has turned down a curtailed Port Townsend city allocation in what has become a dispute over… Continue reading

Jefferson: Tarboo watershed restoration effort hailed

DABOB -- It's an ideal playground, full of logs, rocks, and dark deepwater holes -- just the way the baby coho salmon likes it. And… Continue reading