Nick Koveshnikov

Port Townsend: Jefferson Healthcare commissioners eye expansion

PORT TOWNSEND -- Because Jefferson Healthcare hospital physicians are forced to work in cramped offices, hospital commissioners on Wednesday reviewed options to expand its medical… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City Council hikes swimming pool fees

PORT TOWNSEND -- After a passionate debate about what constitutes discrimination, the City Council approved a pool fee increase 4-2 on Monday. Councilor Michelle Sandoval… Continue reading

Jefferson: 11 years of cleanup removes Indian Island Naval Magazine from EPA list

INDIAN ISLAND -- The Environmental Protection Agency has removed the Indian Island Naval Magazine from the National Priorities List after 11 years of extensive cleanup.… Continue reading

Aldrich’s Market rising from the ashes of devastating Port Townsend fire

PORT TOWNSEND -- Heads turned with excitement and anticipation all week. Curious pedestrians and braking motorists peeked through the store entrance as Aldrich's Market employees… Continue reading

“Stop work” order issued on Discovery Bay counterterrorism complex

GARDINER -- Security Services Northwest's gunfire has led Jefferson County officials to issue a "stop work" order on unlicensed structures at the homeland security counterassault… Continue reading

Port Townsend OKs cost overrun at City Hall to add sprinkler system

PORT TOWNSEND -- The City Council unanimously approved adding $31,250 in additional costs to the historic City Hall renovation project, allowing installation of a sprinkler… Continue reading

Port Townsend’s Boiler Room moves to buy Day Star restaurant, but organization still needs to raise money

PORT TOWNSEND -- The popular Boiler Room youth coffeehouse and arts project celebrated Independence Day by moving to buy the former Day Star Restaurant on… Continue reading

Music, patriotism, fireworks fire up spirit in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- Fred Johnson loves five things in the world: his wife, family, country, flag and God. Looking sharp and handsome in his blue-and-white… Continue reading

Lipton announces run to rejoin City Council

PORT TOWNSEND -- Former City Council member Sydney Lipton, who lost his seat to Freida Fenn in 2001, wants it back. Lipton, 76, announced Friday… Continue reading

Impromptu game of Russian roulette injures 21-year-old man

PORT LUDLOW -- A night of drinking in a sand pit off Andy Cooper Road ended abruptly for seven Bainbridge Island residents on Tuesday when… Continue reading

Andreasen prepares to retire as head of Port Townsend schools; Opstad ready to take over Friday

PORT TOWNSEND -- Carol Andreasen, retiring Port Townsend School District superintendent, has two days to complete her packing before her replacement takes over on Friday.… Continue reading

Crash victim dies from chest injuries

SEATTLE -- A 25-year-old Tacoma resident died from serious chest injuries on Monday in Harborview Medical Center a week after being involved in a one-vehicle… Continue reading

Port Townsend brewers honored in national competition

PORT TOWNSEND -- A downtown landmark for beer lovers, Water Street Brewing & Ale House, celebrated its anniversary with national recognition. One year after its… Continue reading

Port Townsend Library turns to community for new logo

PORT TOWNSEND -- Tired of the old, bleak logo, Port Townsend librarians are looking for a new symbol to better promote the city's library. "We… Continue reading

Manufactured homes near legalization in Port Townsend uptown district

PORT TOWNSEND -- The City Council unanimously approved lifting a manufactured housing prohibition in the city's uptown district Monday night. The city zoning code allows… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Urban encounters with wild animals expected to increase

PORT TOWNSEND -- Bill Ferrell, a Franklin Street resident with a home across from the Jefferson Courthouse, sees deer herds wandering by his front yard… Continue reading

Six months later, no arrests in $1 million Port Ludlow arson fire

PORT LUDLOW -- Six months after a $1 million arson fire destroyed four Port Ludlow condominiums and damaged six others, Jefferson County Sheriff's detectives say… Continue reading

Local access TV show is the cat’s meow for shelter animals

PORT TOWNSEND -- After the camera and microphones left the Jefferson Animal Shelter on Wednesday, volunteer Joyce Fell took one of the TV show's lead… Continue reading

Climber recalls fatal fall of companion: “Disbelief turned to an absolute terror”

CHIMACUM -- Ryan Tillman, Mike Berry's longtime climbing partner, recalled the morning of their Mount Rainier climb on Saturday that ended with his friend and… Continue reading

Back in business, Aldrich’s Market rising from the ashes of former self

PORT TOWNSEND -- Overlooking scenic and historic Uptown, Admiralty Inlet and Port Townsend Bay vistas, eight luxurious condominiums topping the newly rebuilt Aldrich's Market went… Continue reading