Stuart Elliott

Port Townsend: Proposed fire merger clears hurdle

PORT TOWNSEND -- A City Council committee has recommended authorizing Fire Chief Ed Edwards to explore joint operations with Jefferson County Fire District No. 6.… Continue reading

Jefferson: County curbs services to fix $900,000 deficit

Jefferson County employees, department heads and the public got their first chance to weigh in on plans to fix an approximate $900,000 budget shortfall Wednesday.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Council looks at $2.5 million City Hall annex project

PORT TOWNSEND -- Construction on a proposed three-story, $2.5 million City Hall annex could begin next spring. But the decision will first weigh in on… Continue reading

Jefferson: Agency working to make county more accessible to disabled

Lesa Barnes pictures a Jefferson County where those with disabilities aren't stopped by curbs preventing wheelchairs from crossing streets. It's a Jefferson County where restrooms… Continue reading

Five separate Memorial Day ceremonies in Jefferson County

Five ceremonies in Jefferson County honored the casualties of America's wars Monday -- ranging from "Taps" and a 21-gun salute in Port Townsend to a… Continue reading

Jefferson: Citizens committee weighs in on saltwater woes in private wells

A citizens committee tackling the problem of seawater intrusion into private water wells in Jefferson County is suggesting that no new wells be drilled within… Continue reading

Jefferson historical society museum director to leave

PORT TOWNSEND -- After eight years at the helm of the Jefferson County Historical Society Museum, Director Niki R. Clark plans to step down in… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Legal doubts dog proposed store law

PORT TOWNSEND -- A City Council committee is researching what it calls cutting-edge legislation that could establish rules on the interior appearance of chain stores… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Council members defend private meeting

PORT TOWNSEND --Members of a City Council committee defended their right Monday to meet privately to discuss potential litigation concerning a proposed formula store ordinance.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Funds OK’d to study water, sewer improvements

PORT TOWNSEND -- The City Council has authorized spending up to $250,000 to study water, sewer and transportation improvements in the upper Sims Way commercial… Continue reading

Cape George: Fire chief quits to become port manager in Poulsbo

CAPE GEORGE -- Chief Ed Erhardt will leave Jefferson County Fire District No. 6 to become the new manager of the Port of Poulsbo at… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Voters decide school technology levy today

PORT TOWNSEND -- School officials are hoping the third time's a charm as voters head to the polls today to decide a $945,600, three-year technology… Continue reading

Jefferson County tops state divorce ratings

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson County, divorce capital of Washington? It might not make much of a promotional slogan for this tourism-conscious community. But largely fueled… Continue reading

Jefferson: County’s work force growing older

PORT TOWNSEND -- With 38 percent of Jefferson County employees older than 50, county government could conceivably see a third of its work force leave… Continue reading

Quilcene: 9-1-1 tape leads to first-degree murder charge

QUILCENE -- Jefferson County prosecuting attorneys filed an amended charge of first-degree murder against Gary L. Middleton Sr. on Thursday in Jefferson County Superior Court… Continue reading

Jefferson: County to speed up Glen Cove rezoning

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson County commissioners intend to speed up plans to expand industrial use land at Glen Cove despite objections of the Port Townsend… Continue reading

Jefferson: Candidate withdraws from sheriff’s race

PORT TOWNSEND -- Michael Haas, Jefferson County deputy prosecutor, announced Monday that he is withdrawing from the race for Jefferson County sheriff. Haas, a Democrat… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Farmers Market reaps a bounty of success

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Port Townsend Farmers Market is looking to expand its program while searching for a new home because of an anticipated City… Continue reading

Port Townsend: America’s downtowns trying to find their roots, conference told

Las Vegas is seeking to establish grocery stores and community parks in the face of endless strips of casinos and hotels. Los Angeles is seeking… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Public to get chance to see high-level marine research up close and on the water

PORT TOWNSEND -- A marine resources consultant plans to start a research cruise program in conjunction with the Port Townsend Marine Science Center that will… Continue reading