Stuart Elliott

Shine: Residents worried about noise, traffic from proposal to create 4-mile gravel conveyor and barge operation

SHINE -- A plan to build a four-mile conveyer belt and marine pier to transport gravel in Shine drew concern from area residents at a… Continue reading

Jefferson: New YMCA may be up and running next month

A Jefferson County YMCA could be off and running as soon as next month. Board President Scott Walker said Tuesday that an agreement could be… Continue reading

Jefferson: Hospital appeals decision allowing hospice rival

Jefferson General Hospital is appealing a decision by the state Department of Health to allow a rival for-profit hospice program to start up operations in… Continue reading

Port Townsend: The Pledge of Allegiance is back

PORT TOWNSEND -- The City Council voted Monday night to regularly recite the Pledge of Allegiance at nearly all the meetings it holds. The council… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Lack of Pledge of Allegiance draws ire of vets, some city councilmen

PORT TOWNSEND -- Mayor Kees Kolff has drawn the ire of fellow council members and local veterans for omitting the Pledge of Allegiance from the… Continue reading

Jefferson: County sends letter to employees warning of layoffs

When economic times were good during most of the past six years, Jefferson County added 40 full-time employees to its payroll and increased the size… Continue reading

Jefferson: 4-mile conveyor belt?

SHINE -- A company wants to build a four-mile conveyor belt to move gravel from its Shine pit to a new, 1,100-foot pier in Hood… Continue reading

Jefferson: Fire agencies to talk consolidation

Representatives from Jefferson County Fire District No. 6 and the Port Townsend Fire Department are exploring the possibility of the two districts merging volunteer firefighter… Continue reading

Jefferson: Citizens group formed to help keep water wells fresh

Jefferson County has formed a citizens committee to help develop a solution to saltwater intrusion into private water wells. And the committee begins its quest… Continue reading


SHINE -- A Chimacum School District volunteer and community activist has entered the race for the District No. 3 county commissioner seat in November. Wendi… Continue reading

Port Townsend: PT-Keystone ferry fares to rise

PORT TOWNSEND -- Get ready to pay more to cross Puget Sound -- ferry fares will cost an additional 12.5 percent starting May 12. Rates… Continue reading


PORT LUDLOW -- Jefferson County Assessor Jack Westerman addressed the concerns of a local committee Thursday interested in better understanding property assessment. The property tax… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Toddler playground to open Saturday

PORT TOWNSEND -- A playground for toddlers will officially open Saturday at the Port Townsend Community Center on Tyler Street. The grand opening is planned… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Port officials applaud new derelict vessel law

PORT TOWNSEND -- Port of Port Townsend officials are applauding a bill signed by Gov. Gary Locke this week that creates a fund to pay… Continue reading

Jefferson: Mediator to help resolve Glen Cove dispute

PORT TOWNSEND -- City Council members and Jefferson County commissioners are working to resolve their differences over county plans to double industrial-zoned land at Glen… Continue reading

Jefferson: Brinnon plan supporters protest county delays

PORT TOWNSEND -- Brinnon Sub-Area Plan proponents protested Monday outside the Jefferson County Courthouse, urging county commissioners to push ahead with the plan to spur… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Port resumes Point Hudson management

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Port of Port Townsend officially took over management of Point Hudson on Monday, but don't expect any immediate major changes. Port… Continue reading

Jefferson: Judge sentences murderer to 16 years

PORT TOWNSEND -- The man convicted in the 1992 stabbing death of a Quilcene girl during an emotion-filled hearing Friday has been sentenced to 16… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City huddles with scientists over shoreline master plan

PORT TOWNSEND -- More than 25 scientists met with city officials Thursday at Fort Worden State Park, the first step in long-term planning for future… Continue reading

Chimacum: Former band teacher agrees to theft restitution

CHIMACUM -- Former Chimacum High School band teacher David R. Jones agreed Wednesday to repay $4,519 in student band funds that he gambled away last… Continue reading