Nick Koveshnikov

Port Townsend: Skookum receives $99,000 contract from Navy

PORT TOWNSEND -- Skookum Corp., Port Townsend's largest employer of disabled workers, has been awarded a $99,000 contract with the U.S. Navy. The Navy announced… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Strong feelings mark public testimony at forum on proposed tax rate increase

PORT TOWNSEND -- Is the city's budget deficit the result of a growing city, revenue-limiting statewide initiatives or big government? A public outpouring of strong… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City manager explains needs for tax levy increase

PORT TOWNSEND -- City Manager David Timmons warned Port Townsend residents Tuesday night that they stand to lose street repair dollars, some emergency services and… Continue reading

Quilcene: Puppy’s tongue cut out — was it “satanists”?

QUILCENE -- Tamara Lenzen came home to her Coyle Road farm on Tuesday afternoon to find one of her Chihuahua puppies dead. The month-old pup… Continue reading

Quilcene: Gov. Locke reappoints resident to council for the blind

QUILCENE -- The gravel road to Carl Jarvis' house runs through a beautiful, three-mile stretch of woods colored by autumn maple and birch splashes of… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Next week’s forum on city property tax measure just got livelier; ban on oral questions and statements lifted

PORT TOWNSEND -- Responding to public criticism, the City Council on Monday decided to allow residents to ask verbal questions at a forum on increasing… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Newly sentenced defendant bolts courtroom, captured by citizen

PORT TOWNSEND -- A defendant fled from the courtroom after being found guilty of a hit and run collision Friday, but was tackled at the… Continue reading

Port Townsend settles on a date for “levy lift” informational forum

PORT TOWNSEND -- The city will hold an informational forum to discuss its property tax levy ballot measure at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12 at… Continue reading

Port Townsend: School enrollment drops again, and so do revenues for educational programs

PORT TOWNSEND -- The number of students enrolled in Port Townsend schools continues its steady decline, draining state funds from the school district budget, according… Continue reading

Jefferson: Commissioner candidates face off at Rotary forum

PORT TOWNSEND -- Rivals in the Jefferson County commissioners' races peacefully shared a forum table during a debate Tuesday organized by the Port Townsend Rotary… Continue reading

Jefferson: County plan OKs money plan in case of natural disaster

PORT TOWNSEND --Jefferson County commissioners approved a plan Monday that they say would bring more money to the county in case of a natural disaster.… Continue reading

Straw and seawater combine with celluloid for a boffo Port Townsend Film Festival

PORT TOWNSEND -- It's a film festival that adds straw and seawater to celluloid. The fifth annual Port Townsend Film Festival concludes today, with the… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Port seeks to reverse “snowbird” trend with free RV offering at Point Hudson

PORT TOWNSEND -- Most "snowbirds" migrate south for the winter, yet the Port of Port Townsend hopes to reverse nature's cycle by offering free rent… Continue reading

Jefferson: Transit board setting wheels in motion for new bus headquarters

PORT TOWNSEND -- As ridership grows, Jefferson Transit will need a new and bigger bus garage to handle the demand, the transit authority board was… Continue reading

Nordland: Healed bald eagle poses for photographers, then flies to freedom

NORDLAND -- The moment Dr. Scott Ford opened the cage door, the black shadow of a bird darted into the sunlight of the warm Tuesday… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Council prepares $1 tax boost for Nov. 2 ballot

PORT TOWNSEND -- After a 4-2 vote, the City Council will put a measure asking for a $1 increase in the per-thousand property tax rate… Continue reading

Jefferson: Verser elected outright to judge’s post

PORT TOWNSEND -- Craddock Verser easily beat Joan Best for Jefferson County Superior Court judge, earning 69 percent of the votes counted so far in… Continue reading

Jefferson: Voters give Fire District 6 tax OK

PORT TOWNSEND --Voters in Jefferson County Fire District No. 6 (Cape George-Kala Point) on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an EMS levy that will double the property… Continue reading

Hospital in Port Townsend gets new name

PORT TOWNSEND -- The name will now. Easier to say and remember, too. Jefferson County Public Care Service District No. 2 rolled out its new… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Tax Lodging tax board discusses tourism

PORT TOWNSEND --City Council members met with its Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Monday night to discuss on-going tourism promotion efforts. Annually, the city collects up… Continue reading