Stuart Elliott

Jefferson: Political season officially starts with candidate filings Monday

Filing for fall elections begins in earnest Monday in the auditor's office of the Jefferson County Courthouse. Ten positions -- including a county commissioner seat… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Firefighters douse stubborn dump blaze

PORT TOWNSEND -- Firefighters from four departments contained a Wednesday night trash fire at the Jefferson County landfill before it could get out of control.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Jefferson General Hospital may downsize to qualify for federal program

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson General Hospital commissioners decided Wednesday to seek admission into federal program to reduce the gap between the cost of Medicare services… Continue reading

Jefferson County to create new 9-1-1 organization

After years of discussion about how to improve emergency dispatch services in Jefferson County, a new dispatch agency is expected to start Aug. 1. Jefferson… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City Hall renovation project gains steam

PORT TOWNSEND -- Concerns over the restoration of the third floor of City Hall, revised space needs and public process surrounding a $3.4 million project… Continue reading

Brinnon: Military exercises safe in Dabob Bay, Hood Canal, report says

BRINNON -- Military operations in Dabob Bay and parts of the Hood Canal pose no significant environmental impacts, a recently released Navy report concluds. The… Continue reading

Peninsula: Animal group seeks to ban fishing in state parks

A nationwide pro-animal organization is trying to do away with fishing in Washington state parks. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City poised to seek noise ordinance again

PORT TOWNSEND -- Members of a City Council committee got their first look at a proposed noise ordinance Wednesday and heard from several citizens in… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Is $3.7 million for a City Hall annex worth it? Yes, city committee told

PORT TOWNSEND -- Worried about rising cost estimates for a City Hall annex, City Council members met Wednesday to figure out whether a $3.7 million… Continue reading

Jefferson: County faces widening revenue gap

A continuing decline in the growth of sales tax revenue and other county income means Jefferson County will continue to tighten its fiscal 2003 budget… Continue reading

Jefferson: Port Townsend sending letter on Glen Cove to county

PORT TOWNSEND -- The City Council will send a letter to Jefferson County offering suggestions on the future development of Glen Cove. But the letter… Continue reading

Shine: Neighbors flood county with e-mails about proposed quarry expansion

Jefferson County Community Development Director Al Scalf and county commissioners are getting bombarded with e-mails from neighbors of a proposed quarry expansion at Shine Pit.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Low Tide Fest offers glimpse at life from the depths

PORT TOWNSEND -- Guided beach walks, sand sculpture contests, "fish printing," and boat and diving demonstrations are some of the high points of Low Tide… Continue reading

Quilcene: Kitsap chase, shooting has link to business in Jefferson County

QUILCENE -- A man fatally shot by Kitsap County sheriff's deputies Monday had worked at a Center Valley Road woodworking business for several weeks. Then… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City Council majority favors taking control of $5.3 million project from historical society

PORT TOWNSEND -- With a $2.8 million annex to City Hall still awaiting approval, City Council members said Monday they would be in favor of… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Quilcene man acquitted of murder

A Quilcene man who said he was intervening in a violent dispute between a husband and wife was acquitted of murder in Jefferson County Superior… Continue reading

Port Townsend/Quilcene: Accused killer testifies in his own defense

QUILCENE -- Accused killer Gary L. Middleton Sr. took the stand Thursday to defend his actions in the April 28 shooting death of Douglas "Tony"… Continue reading

Jefferson: 9-1-1 tape suggests premeditation in murder trial

A dramatic 15-minute 9-1-1 dispatch tape played Wednesday during the third day in the trial of Gary L. Middleton Sr. recounted the incidents leading to… Continue reading

Jefferson: Agencies discuss investment fund program

PORT TOWNSEND -- Elected officials from four governments in Jefferson County discussed setting up a community investment fund Wednesday to provide money for sewers, streets,… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Slain man’s widow takes the witness stand in murder trial

The widow of a local man shot to death April 28 outside the Maple Grove Motel in Quilcene testified Tuesday that her life "wasn't in… Continue reading