Stuart Elliott

Remembering 9/11: Hood Canal Bridge security enhanced since terrorist attacks

SHINE -- It's the main link to the North Olympic Peninsula for drivers. It spans the waterway for submarines heading from the Navy's Bangor Submarine… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Proposal to combine firefighting operations given to City Council

PORT TOWNSEND -- When an early morning fire broke out in the McCurdy building on Water Street last June, Fire Chief Ed Edwards was the… Continue reading

Sunday Showcase: Tightened security evident at Indian Island

NORDLAND -- Looking at the entrance to Naval Magazine Indian Island gives a quick indication of how security measures have changed on the North Olympic… Continue reading

Wooden Boat Festival attracts big crowd

Crowds lined the docks at Point Hudson Marina on Friday and Saturday as the 26th annual Wooden Boat Festival set full sail. Nearly 200 new… Continue reading

Jefferson: Judge rules jail lawsuit should be class-action

PORT HADLOCK -- A U.S. District Court Judge in Tacoma ruled Wednesday that a lawsuit over alleged substandard Jefferson County jail conditions should be certified… Continue reading

Jefferson: County looks to its future on growth

It's been a busy year for Jefferson County planners. At the behest of county commissioners and planning groups, they've been developing regulations that would increase… Continue reading

Jefferson: Most students in county head back to class

With a mixture of excitement and nervousness -- and likely mourning the end of summer -- children throughout Jefferson County filed into the classroom Tuesday… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Six vie for Village Council seats

PORT LUDLOW -- Six candidates are vying for five spots up for grabs on the Village Council this September. Ballots, mailed to property owners last… Continue reading

Jefferson: Commissioner candidates face off during forum

PORT TOWNSEND --The six candidates running for the Jefferson County District No. 3 commissioner seat agreed during a debate Thursday to maintain south county's "quality… Continue reading

Quilcene: Skull identified as that of missing table shuffleboard player

QUILCENE -- Two days after a skull was positively identified as that of renowned table shuffleboard player Chris Danke, Jefferson County sheriff's detectives are exploring… Continue reading

Jefferson: Cape George district hires new fire chief

CAPE GEORGE -- Jefferson County Fire District No. 6 commissioners selected a new fire chief Tuesday. Mark Banks, 40, is currently the captain of the… Continue reading

Jefferson: Groups say county failed to protect wells

SHINE -- A local water group and the Olympic Environmental Council are unhappy with an ordinance passed by Jefferson County commissioners last month to combat… Continue reading

Jefferson: Primary election absentee ballots mailed today

PORT TOWNSEND -- Approximately 10,450 absentee ballots will be mailed out today for the Sept. 17 primary election. During the primary, voters will determine which… Continue reading

Jefferson: Sheriff candidates meet in forum

PORT TOWNSEND -- Former Police Chief Bob Hinton says he has developed a close relationship with the community after a quarter-century of police work here.… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend puts Point Hudson improvements on the fast track

When the Port of Port Townsend resumed control of Point Hudson -- the property it had leased out for more than four decades -- last… Continue reading

Jefferson: ACLU seeks class-action status in jail lawsuit

PORT HADLOCK -- The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking class-action status in its lawsuit over "substandard" conditions at the Jefferson County jail. The ACLU… Continue reading

Ferry runs aground at Keystone; passengers stranded five hours

KEYSTONE -- The ferry Quinault returned to service Thursday evening after running aground earlier in the day, stranding 107 passengers and 59 vehicles aboard for… Continue reading

Jefferson: Hundreds drawn to Planning Commission meeting on quarry future

CHIMACUM -- More than 300 people -- including at least 200 members of a group opposed to Fred Hill Materials Inc. plans to build its… Continue reading

Quilcene: Authorities investigating link between skull and disappearance of Bremerton woman

QUILCENE -- The human skull found near Rices Lake more than a week ago may belong to a Kitsap County woman who disappeared in 1997… Continue reading

Tall ships “battle” with cannon fire on Port Townsend Bay

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Hawaiian Chieftain had hoisted its sails -- and started its motor -- in pursuit of the Lady Washington. "The captain recognizes… Continue reading