Nick Koveshnikov

Former Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy pleads guilty to attempted arms smuggling

A former Jefferson County sheriff's deputy from Quilcene this week admitted to smuggling 85 guns and four grenade launchers from Vietnam to San Francisco in… Continue reading

Port Townsend council prepares to vote on tougher rules for corporate chain retailers

PORT TOWNSEND -- With emotional anti-corporate sentiment weighing heavily, a majority of City Council members agreed to consider passing an ordinance next week that heavily… Continue reading

Port Townsend Marine Science Center opens $100,000 Discovery Lab

PORT TOWNSEND -- Nearly 100 enthusiasts filled the Port Townsend Marine Science Center dock to celebrate the opening of its new Discovery Lab on Saturday.… Continue reading

Port Townsend’s big construction projects for fire station, City Hall on schedule

PORT TOWNSEND -- The city's two big construction projects -- City Hall renovation and fire station construction -- are on schedule and within the estimated… Continue reading

Chimacum teams off to Wenatchee to show what they know

CHIMACUM -- Three teams from Chimacum Schools' Pi Program are traveling to Wenatchee today to compete in the Washington State Destination ImagiNation competition. Formerly Odyssey… Continue reading

Appellate court rejects Port Hadlock killer’s bid for reduced prison sentence

TACOMA -- The state Court of Appeals has rejected convicted murderer Ryan Neil Sorensen's appeal in the slaying two years ago of his former father-in-law… Continue reading

Smoke detector credited with alerting Irondale family to house fire

IRONDALE -- Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a Monday morning fire that destroyed an Irondale house and left a mother and two… Continue reading

Sudden turnover at Port Townsend City Hall spurs reliance on consultants

PORT TOWNSEND -- Extraordinary city staff turnover that has left 14 staff positions vacant is prompting City Manager David Timmons to consider greater reliance on… Continue reading

Mock bioterror attack tests officials” skills

PORT HADLOCK -- A biological agent is released during a motorcycle convention in Kitsap County. Participants return home, unknowingly spreading a deadly airborne flu virus… Continue reading

Chain store foes hope City Council will consider their restrictions

PORT TOWNSEND -- A group of citizens connected with Stop Hollywood Video's grass-roots movement is calling for a city ordinance to limit where chain stores… Continue reading

Port Townsend police chief resigns; final day is April 15

PORT TOWNSEND -- After nearly six years of steering the Port Townsend Police Department through dramatic reforms and restructuring, Chief Kristen Anderson resigned Tuesday. Anderson,… Continue reading

Port Ludlow residents flock to informational meeting on proposed resort development

PORT LUDLOW -- Nearly 150 residents packed the Port Ludlow Bay Club on Thursday, eager to learn about the effects of a proposed 120-condominium timeshare… Continue reading

No court appeal, so Marrowstone water project proceeds

NORDLAND -- Jefferson County Public Utility District No. 1 officials are meeting with state Department of Transportation representatives today in hopes of finalizing the permitting… Continue reading

Hollywood Video to open in Port Townsend by July

PORT TOWNSEND -- Retailer Hollywood Video has signed a lease with a Kirkland-based developer to open a 5,600-square-foot East Sims Way store by July, a… Continue reading

Steel plate linked to fire in Ludlow Beach Club building

PORT LUDLOW -- An improperly installed steel heat deflection plate ignited a wooden sauna wall, causing the March 15 fire in Ludlow Beach Club, fire… Continue reading

Port Townsend Main Street program makes history of its own

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Main Street program, Washington's first historic downtown revitalization project now mimicked by cities nationwide, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. On a… Continue reading

Port Townsend turns back the hands of time

PORT TOWNSEND -- Despite occasional rain and cold windy weather, the ninth annual Victorian Festival filled a century-old historical Port Townsend downtown with colorful crowds… Continue reading

Lynden administrator selected as new Port Townsend schools superintendent

PORT TOWNSEND -- The assistant superintendent of a school district near the Canadian border is the next Port Townsend School District superintendent. With a unanimous… Continue reading

Port Townsend school athletics in financial trouble

PORT TOWNSEND -- Citing projected 10 percent budget cuts in school district sports, an advisory task force asked Port Townsend School Board to cut costs… Continue reading

Fire chars women’s locker room at Ludlow Beach Club

PORT LUDLOW -- Fire crews from Jefferson and Kitsap counties swarmed into Port Ludlow on Tuesday night to quickly douse a blaze that charred the… Continue reading