Stuart Elliott

Jefferson: Elections today in Chimacum, Quilcene, Gardiner and Port Ludlow

Voters head to the polls today in Jefferson County to weigh in on school district maintenance and operations levies in Chimacum, Quilcene and Gardiner, and… Continue reading

Shine: Group challenges county over saltwater intrusion into wells

Jefferson County may have to develop an extensive program to monitor saltwater intrusion into water wells as a result of a ruling issued by the… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Resident to announce Olympic skating event scores

PORT LUDLOW -- Millions of people watching the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City will hear the voice of a local woman. Carol Nugent… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City Council to discuss Planning Commission size

PORT TOWNSEND -- The City Council is expected to take action on an ordinance Monday expanding the Planning Commission from seven members to 11 members.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Seattle ferry service off to slow start

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Chilkat Express passenger ferry has zoomed riders between Seattle and Port Townsend for more than two months, but company officials say… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Only two candidates for three seats on board of drainage district

PORT LUDLOW -- Property owners in the North Bay section will cast their ballots Feb. 5 in the first-time election of commissioners to a drainage… Continue reading

Port Townsend area hit with 3 inches of snow

A morning snowstorm Tuesday kept students out of school, forced cars into ditches, closed roads and created a temporary winter wonderland in northern Jefferson County… Continue reading

Jefferson: Rhododendron Festival royalty candidates announced

Five Jefferson County high school girls have been announced as candidates for Rhody royalty. The bright-eyed hopefuls for this year's Rhododendron Festival crown met the… Continue reading

Peninsula: Local library officials fret over possible closure of State Library

Librarians on the Olympic Peninsula are worried about a proposal by Gov. Gary Locke to close the Washington State Library as a budget-balancing move. They… Continue reading

West End: Sinkhole opens on Upper Hoh Road

FORKS -- A portion of the Upper Hoh Road in Jefferson County was shut down Thursday morning after two logging trucks exposed a 20-foot-deep sinkhole… Continue reading

Search for wanted Jefferson County residents nets only 2

Law enforcement officers went door-to-door Wednesday in Jefferson County searching for residents with active warrants for their arrests. They apprehended two people in Brinnon. Officers… Continue reading

Peninsula: It is off-season on the North Olympic Peninsula

It's the off-season. Hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfasts have numerous empty rooms. And U.S. Highway 101 traffic, previously filled with out-of-town motorists traveling to Clallam and… Continue reading

Sequim: Doctors to get financial boost from Olympic Medical Center

SEQUIM -- Olympic Medical Center will provide financial assistance to two doctors in Virginia Mason's soon-to-close Sequim clinic in an effort to get them to… Continue reading

Quilcene: High school student leading levy effort

QUILCENE -- A 16-year-old student is spearheading the effort to get voter support for a two-year, $480,000 maintenance and operations levy. Registered voters in the… Continue reading

Sequim: Levy failure could reflect on town, officials say

SEQUIM -- For John Lebowitz, the double failure of the schools maintenance and operations levy last year raised a red flag about moving here with… Continue reading

Sequim: Dungeness River estuary project proposed

SEQUIM -- Clallam County officials are seeking a $1 million grant to fund a Dungeness River estuary project that includes acquiring private property west of… Continue reading

West End: Makah woman to head state tribal tourism program

NEAH BAY -- A Makah tribal member has been recruited to head up the first statewide effort to coordinate tourism among Washington's 29 tribes. Donna… Continue reading

Jefferson: Law enforcement to round up people with outstanding warrants

More than 600 people with outstanding warrants in Jefferson County could get a surprise visit from law enforcement officers later this month. The Jefferson County… Continue reading

Peninsula: U.S. Highway 101 reopens near Lilliwaup

LILLIWAUP -- One lane of U.S. Highway 101 was officially reopened Saturday afternoon, five days after a landslide forced officials to close the road south… Continue reading

And now, the cleanup begins

North Olympic Peninsula officials breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday as intermittent sunshine brought an end to several days of rain that caused flooding, washouts… Continue reading