Stuart Elliott

Port Townsend: Judge denies motion in carousel case

PORT TOWNSEND -- In the ongoing fight over the Sausalito Carousel, a Jefferson County Superior Court Judge denied a city motion to bar the Port… Continue reading

Quilcene: Trail offers hikers an opportunity for a short, picturesque walk

If you are looking for a quick, scenic hike in Olympic National Forest, try looking for the end of the Rainbow. No, you won't find… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Combustible chemical mixture may have caused fire

PORT TOWNSEND -- Investigators looking into the cause of Tuesday's historic McCurdy building blaze said Wednesday that a combination of flammable chemicals may have led… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Town “pretty hopping” because J-Lo’s in the house

PORT TOWNSEND -- For those not involved in shooting or cast as extras in Jennifer Lopez's new film, the arrival of Hollywood's hottest star in… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Fire damages historical McCurdy building

PORT TOWNSEND -- An early morning fire broke out in the McCurdy building Wednesday, gutting a tattoo parlor and causing smoke and water damage to… Continue reading

Peninsula: Kingston ferry dock ramp collapses

KINGSTON -- A vehicle-loading ramp at the Kingston Ferry Terminal collapsed Saturday, sending one dockworker into the water and stranding car-driving ferry passengers on the… Continue reading

Peninsula: Teen-age driving being restricted

For 15-year-old Brittany Brown, getting a driver's license is a big step on the road to independence. When Brown signed up for a driver's education… Continue reading

PORT HADLOCK: Teen who allegedly assaulted deputy still on the lam

PORT HADLOCK -- Authorities are seeking a 17-year-old Oregon correctional facility escapee who allegedly punched a Jefferson County deputy early Tuesday morning. Corey Hartford, a… Continue reading

Port Ludlow man finds renewed life in poetry

When attorney George Dyer retired to Port Ludlow in 1987, he decided to devote his life to poetry. After decades of drafting consumer credit forms… Continue reading


PORT LUDLOW -- A yacht club taking steps toward expansion is drawing heat from the Jefferson County Department of Community Development and Port Ludlow residents.… Continue reading

PORT TOWNSEND: Columbia Pictures to pay for bus service during filming

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jennifer Lopez won't be the only one treated like a Hollywood star when filming for the movie "Enough" comes to town June… Continue reading

BRINNON: Residents use Demo Party meeting to vent about policies forged in Port Townsend

> BRINNON -- Trying to forge closer South County ties, the Jefferson County Democratic Central Committee hosted a meeting Tuesday in Brinnon to listen to… Continue reading

QUILCENE: Murder suspect to undergo mental evaluation

> QUILCENE -- Murder suspect Robert H. Froehlich will be evaluated by mental health experts to determine if he is competent to stand trial for… Continue reading

JEFFERSON: Companies holding back cell tower construction

> Nearly two years after a Jefferson County moratorium on construction of new cellular telephone towers was lifted, two approved towers have yet to be… Continue reading

QUILCENE: South Jefferson County to get social services center

> QUILCENE -- Social services from juvenile probation to drug and alcohol counseling will be closer to the doorstep of south county residents when a… Continue reading

PORT TOWNSEND: Business picks up with Rhody kickoff

> PORT TOWNSEND -- Although most major Rhododendron Festival activities don't begin until later this week, local restaurants and hotels are already noticing a boost… Continue reading

JEFFERSON: Elderly man swims chilly waters to shore after boat flips

> PORT TOWNSEND -- An elderly Arlington man who spent 90 minutes in the frigid water of Hood Canal was released from Jefferson General Hospital.… Continue reading

QUILCENE: Students learn to fight fires

> QUILCENE -- The emergency lights of a fire truck flash, yellow hoses lay uncoiled and four firefighters spray a thick jet of water off… Continue reading

BRINNON: Medical, dental clinic proposed in motel

> BRINNON -- Southern Jefferson County residents could have better access to local healthcare if a plan to add a medical clinic to the Bayshore… Continue reading

JEFFERSON: Brinnon, Quilcene celebrate their heritages

With quilt shows and tomahawk throws, parades and plays, Quilcene and Brinnon celebrated their history this weekend. The two new Jefferson County events -- the… Continue reading