Stuart Elliott

Jefferson County: Insurance firm seeks payment from Fire District 5

GARDINER -- An insurance company is seeking payment for losses in a fire last year that destroyed the Wild Birds Unlimited and Greywolf Angler stores.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Loans available for historic building work

PORT TOWNSEND -- Commercial property owners in the historic uptown and downtown districts may benefit from nearly $60,000 in low-interest Housing and Urban Development loans… Continue reading

Jefferson: Man may have stolen $30,000 worth of merchandise, deputies say

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Port Ludlow man who allegedly has stolen up to $30,000 worth of property from businesses and… Continue reading

Jefferson: More than 400 attend funeral service for B.G. Brown

CHIMACUM -- A Chimacum dairy farmer who served as a Jefferson County commissioner for 20 years was remembered by friends and family for his wisdom… Continue reading

Jefferson: Conservation board scheduled to be appointed

Jefferson County commissioners are set to fill a new board that would help figure out how the county could best acquire or protect environmentally sensitive… Continue reading

Jefferson: Firefighters kept busy by blazes, wind

High winds knocked over a fireworks stand, pushed a 50-foot sailboat aground and fanned the flames of a spate of small grass fires Wednesday. Port… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Aldrich responsible for aerial fireworks display

PORT TOWNSEND -- If you stood gazing at the whizzing, booming, crashing and flashing fireworks along the waterfront Wednesday, you have Dave Aldrich to thank… Continue reading

Cape George: Fire board may grow

CAPE GEORGE -- Jefferson County Fire District No. 6 commissioners may expand the governing board from three members to five members. District Administrator Mike Eliason… Continue reading

Peninsula: Public fireworks planned in all directions

The night sky over the North Olympic Peninsula will light up with the rockets' red glare Wednesday during public fireworks displays in Forks, Port Angeles… Continue reading

Jefferson: Talks may be resolving mental-health agency dispute

Things are looking up for Jefferson Mental Health Services. The dispute between the county's mental health services provider and the regional organization that contracts out… Continue reading

Peninsula: Hood Canal Bridge survey coming

The Hood Canal Bridge won't close for reconstruction until 2006, but transportation officials are studying the effects of the shutdown now. Thousands of North Olympic… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Blues festival to begin

PORT TOWNSEND -- Sitting on the front porch of the Fort Worden Schoolhouse building, Steve Cheseborough and two other blues guitarists deftly pick and strum… Continue reading

Port Townsend: First of three businesses damaged in fire reopening this weekend

PORT TOWNSEND -- A business seriously damaged in the McCurdy building fire earlier this month is set to reopen Saturday. The Sandcastle children's store at… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Time capsule to give the future a peek to the past

PORT TOWNSEND -- When Seb Eggert and his crew build a staircase or mantel, he likes to hide a little something inside -- a bottle… Continue reading

Quilcene: Man killed by car described as a “gentle” person

QUILCENE -- Friends of Gregory Callahan remembered the longtime Quilcene resident Monday as a "gentle" person. The Washington State Patrol continued Monday to investigate Callahan's… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Resort sale may be finalized this week

PORT LUDLOW -- A San Francisco-based company is poised to take over operations of the Port Ludlow Resort this week. HCV Partners hopes to close… Continue reading

Quilcene: Teen center opens Saturday

QUILCENE -- Teen-agers are putting the finishing touches on a new teen center -- dubbed "The Shack" -- that is set to open Saturday afternoon… Continue reading

Jefferson: Visitor center to be expanded in a log cabin motif

The visitor center that serves as a gateway to the Olympic Peninsula for travelers from Seattle will get an overhaul next month A new, larger… Continue reading


A Poulsbo firefighter will become the new full-time fire operations chief for Jefferson County Fire District No. 6, district commissioners decided at a meeting Monday… Continue reading

Quilcene: Murder trial delayed over county funding questions

PORT TOWNSEND -- Legal wranglings over the extent of public funding for the defense of Robert Stoner has meant another delay in the Quilcene man's… Continue reading