Stuart Elliott

Jefferson: Officials form transportation task force

Concerned about an adverse impact on businesses when part of the Hood Canal Bridge is replaced in 2006, elected officials from four local governments agreed… Continue reading

Brinnon: County taking subarea plan back to townsfolk before trying to get it passed again

Jefferson County commissioners want to take the Brinnon sub-area plan back to Brinnon before embarking on a new environmental review of the plan. The commissioners… Continue reading

Jefferson: County residents living longer, exercising

Jefferson County residents smoke less, exercise more and live longer than other adults in Washington state, a year-long survey of county residents shows. Preliminary results… Continue reading

Chimacum: House damaged by fire

CHIMACUM -- A chimney fire that threatened to destroy a two-story home was kept from spreading Wednesday by firefighters from four agencies. Jefferson County Fire… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Union officials reviewing early retirement offer from mill

PORT TOWNSEND -- Union officials representing Port Townsend Paper Corp. employees who were offered early retirement incentive packages say they are reviewing the proposal. "Everybody… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Paper mill offers 60 workers early retirement

PORT TOWNSEND -- Port Townsend Paper Corp. President John Begley announced a new round of belt-tightening measures for the company Tuesday, including voluntary retirement packages… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Victorian Days kick off today

PORT TOWNSEND -- Time will turn back to the late 1800s today as the sixth annual Victorian Days get under way. The celebration this year… Continue reading

Jefferson: Port Townsend city officials, Glen Cove property owners differ over industrial zoning

Jefferson County commissioners decided Monday to hold off doubling the amount of industrial-zoned land at Glen Cove after hearing business owners and Port Townsend city… Continue reading

Jefferson: County nears completion of terrorism response plan

The Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management is nearing completion on a plan that would spell out how local government, police, fire and medical agencies… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Business representatives fret over Hood Canal Bridge closure

PORT TOWNSEND -- Although the Hood Canal Bridge closure is more than four years away, local business owners and tourism officials are concerned now that… Continue reading

Jefferson: Commissioners fire county administrator

Two years after he was hired to become Jefferson County's first county administrator, Charles Saddler was fired by commissioners Wednesday. The Board of Commissioners decided… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Two more arrested in connection with woman’s beating in Idaho

Idaho authorities have made two more arrests in the robbery of a Port Townsend woman who was stabbed and left for dead on a rural… Continue reading

Cape George: Fire commissioner appointed

CAPE GEORGE -- Jefferson County Fire District No. 6 selected its newest commissioner Tuesday night, a local man with an extensive background in emergency medical… Continue reading

Port Townsend police investigating Chetzemoka Park plant “hacking”

PORT TOWNSEND -- Police are looking for vigilante plant-pruners who took shears to the arbor path in Chetzemoka Park over the weekend. They hacked hanging… Continue reading

Jefferson: County considers budget deficit adjustments

Jefferson County commissioners are weighing midyear budget cuts and a hiring freeze as the county's revenue position worsens amid a slowing state economy Two months… Continue reading

Jefferson: PT backs YMCA project

PORT TOWNSEND -- City Council voted Monday night to push ahead toward an agreement for recreation services from a new Jefferson County YMCA, but agreed… Continue reading

Quilcene: Townsfolk razing buildings to spruce up downtown

QUILCENE -- Property owners and community volunteers have set to work tearing down several derelict buildings along U.S. Highway 101 as a means of sprucing… Continue reading

Sunday Showcase: Jefferson General looking at new services to stay viable

Jefferson General Hospital commissioners say they are looking to add new services to help keep the hospital on solid financial ground. Commissioners and administrators of… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Residents air concerns over quarry plan

PORT LUDLOW -- A plan to deepen Mats Mats Quarry to 60 feet below sea level has area residents concerned about possible environmental impacts. Nearly… Continue reading

Cape George: Fire district to look for chief — again

CAPE GEORGE -- Fire Chief Ed Erhardt will step down from his Jefferson County Fire District No. 6 post after serving only one year on… Continue reading