Stuart Elliott

Port Townsend: Quilcene man’s murder trial begins

Prosecutors said Monday that Gary L. Middleton Sr. killed Douglas A. Knight "in cold blood" when the unarmed Knight approached him in the parking lot… Continue reading

Jefferson: Murder trial jury selection begins today

QUILCENE -- Did Gary L. Middleton Sr. shoot Douglas "Tony" Knight in self-defense or as part of a premeditated act? That's the question expected to… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Secret Garden Tour on tap this weekend

PORT LUDLOW -- A tiny waterfall cascades into a small pool. Japenese maples grow amid boulders on a slope heading down to Port Ludlow Bay.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: No security changes planned at Point Hudson despite theft of sailboat

PORT TOWNSEND -- Port of Port Townsend Executive Director Larry Crockett says no security changes will be instituted following last month's theft of a 27-foot… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Everest near-climber now helps others

It was the heroic drive to climb the world's highest peak that led Heather Macdonald to plumb the depths within and help others to do… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Hospital helicopters worry nearby residents

PORT TOWNSEND -- A change in flight patterns for helicopters landing at Jefferson General Hospital since Sept. 11 have some nearby residents concerned about safety.… Continue reading

Jefferson: Proposed gravel conveyor, pier will yield significant tax revenues, PT chamber told

PORT TOWNSEND -- A plan to build a four-mile conveyor belt and a long pier to transport gravel from the Hood Canal could add money… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Fireworks banned starting in December

PORT TOWNSEND -- The City Council on Monday night voted to ban fireworks in Port Townsend -- but not before the coming Fourth of July.… Continue reading

Sunday Showcase: Single fathers raising children in Clallam and Jefferson counties

There are still things that Randy Manthe is learning about being a single dad to his 8-year-old daughter. "I don't know how to do a… Continue reading

Jefferson: County plans crackdown on illegal garbage heaps, makeshift outhouses, more

The Jefferson County Board of Health is developing an ordinance that would crack down on properties that illegally stockpile garbage or have ongoing septic violations.… Continue reading

Peninsula: Some children to be exempted from vaccination because of medicine shortage

A continuing nationwide vaccine shortage means children entering schools in Jefferson and Clallam counties are temporarily excused from getting certain immunizations, the state Board of… Continue reading

Peninsula: Officials review Hood Canal Bridge environmental issues

SHINE -- State and federal agencies are reviewing the impacts Hood Canal Bridge work will have on eel grass, bald eagles, bull trout and other… Continue reading

Jefferson: Residential burning banned in most of east county

Most East Jefferson County fire districts will ban residential burning this summer as part of new permit processes. Burn bans in several fire districts kicked… Continue reading

Jefferson: County maps out plan for saltwater intrusion in wells

Jefferson County commissioners Monday endorsed a plan to combat saltwater intrusion into water wells. The plan calls for monitoring some wells and allows a moratorium… Continue reading

Port Townsend: More than 200 consider future of city’s entrance, Glen Cove industrial area

Citizens weighed in on the future of Glen Cove on Monday night, and most said they liked light-industrial uses for the area just outside Port… Continue reading

Peninsula: Hood Canal Bridge reconstruction detailed

Four years from now, a piece of bridge three-quarters of a mile long will be floated into place on the Hood Canal. The $205 million… Continue reading

Jefferson: County denies allegations of ACLU toward jail

PORT HADLOCK -- Jefferson County is denying complaints of substandard jail conditions alleged in a lawsuit filed in February by the American Civil Liberties Union.… Continue reading

Lots of overnight one-lane traffic ahead for Hood Canal Bridge

SEQUIM -- State Department of Transportation officials Wednesday unveiled detailed plans for a wider, stronger Hood Canal Bridge. Traffic flow across the bridge could be… Continue reading

Jefferson: Undersheriff Sukert withdraws from sheriff’s race

PORT HADLOCK -- Jefferson County Undersheriff Ken Sukert is dropping out of the race for Jefferson County sheriff. Sukert, 49, of Port Hadlock announced his… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Proposed fireworks ban held off for more public comment

PORT TOWNSEND -- The City Council discussed an ordinance that would ban fireworks in Port Townsend at their meeting Monday night. But council members decided… Continue reading