Nick Koveshnikov

Port Townsend City Council facing as much as a $1.5 million shortfall for City Hall work

PORT TOWNSEND -- While construction workers are pushing the City Hall renovation project forward on schedule, the City Council is preparing to deal with its… Continue reading

Boiler Room set to make $50,000 second payment on new location

PORT TOWNSEND -- Boiler Room managers are preparing to collect a new set of keys today. Managers and supporters of the popular youth-oriented community coffeehouse… Continue reading

Two 1% Port Townsend property tax increases clear first hurdles

PORT TOWNSEND -- The City Council gave preliminary approval Monday to a 1 percent property tax increase In a 4-3 vote after the council's first… Continue reading

Port Townsend man’s WWII heroism part of new movie on “The Great Raid”

PORT TOWNSEND -- Sixty years after his battalion raided a brutal Japanese prisoner of war camp and rescued more than 500 Americans, a Port Townsend… Continue reading

Virus affects Jeffcom services, disrupts 9-1-1

PORT HADLOCK -- Jefferson County officials suspect that the software virus Zotob affected computer systems serving emergency and county services for about 10 hours on… Continue reading

Man accused of being naked on Sequim Bay captured after allegedly flashing Port Townsend concert-goers

PORT TOWNSEND -- A Port Townsend man who caught the attention of a Coast Guard helicopter on Tuesday by standing naked on the bow of… Continue reading

Kier resigns as Port Ludlow fire chief

PORT LUDLOW -- Jefferson County Fire District No. 3 commissioners, with many words of support and appreciation, unanimously accepted Port Ludlow Fire Chief Wayne Kier… Continue reading

It’s closed! Hood Canal Bridge approach span replacement begins

SHINE -- The Hood Canal Bridge is closed. Workers promptly blocked access to the floating bridge at 8 p.m. Thursday, clamping the main North Olympic… Continue reading

Hood Canal Bridge ready to roll

SHINE -- A section of the 42-year-old Hood Canal Bridge is getting ready to roll. Think of it as a 640-foot, 3,800-ton skateboard. By the… Continue reading

Port Townsend picks skatepark firm that designed Port Angeles”

PORT TOWNSEND --After more than a year, city officials have selected a contractor to build a new skateboard park. City Manager David Timmons is scheduled… Continue reading

Port Townsend council continues adult business moratorium

PORT TOWNSEND -- After hearing a lone voice of protest, the City Council on Monday approved keeping the moratorium on adult businesses in effect until… Continue reading

Debra Winger, Arliss Howard to be celebrity guests at Port Townsend Film Festival next month

PORT TOWNSEND -- Debra Winger is coming back to Port Townsend, where the 1982 blockbuster in which she co-starred, "An Officer and a Gentleman," was… Continue reading

Canoe journey participants paddle into Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- Wrestling with the tide and strong currents, participants in the 2005 Tribal Canoe Journey arrived in Port Townsend one by one on… Continue reading

Jefferson County filings produce City Council, Port races; nine positions fail to attract candidates

PORT TOWNSEND -- And they're off! Friday marked the filing deadline for political candidates in the Sept. 20 primary and the Nov. 8 general election,… Continue reading

Chimacum, Cape George fire district boards agree to merge

PORT TOWNSEND --Commissioners unanimously approved a merger between the Chimacum and Cape George fire districts during a joint meeting held Wednesday. If approved by Jefferson… Continue reading

Corrections officer accused of hitting colleague while on duty

PORT HADLOCK -- A Jefferson County corrections officer, charged with hitting a subordinate while on duty, has been placed on unpaid leave pending a trial… Continue reading

Eight new candidates join Jefferson County races

PORT TOWNSEND -- Eight candidates added their names on Wednesday to the list of 31 people who have filed for one of 44 Jefferson County… Continue reading

19 file on opening day of candidacy week in Jefferson County

First-day candidate filings for local offices in Jefferson County found 19 hopefuls signing up at the County Auditor's Office for 44 positions in the Sept.… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners turn down Port Ludlow request for ferry money

Jefferson County commissioners on Monday turned down a Port Ludlow Chamber of Commerce request for money to operate a passenger ferry during August's second Hood… Continue reading

Port Townsend discusses tax on event admission fees

PORT TOWNSEND -- Tasked with a question of where to find more revenue to balance the city budget, the City Council turned to a proposed… Continue reading