Zach Jablonski

Small oil spill reported at Indian Island

Navy personnel cleaned up a small oil spill estimated to be about 20 gallons from a ship leaving Naval Magazine Indian Island… Continue reading

Jefferson PUD approves electric rate increase

Most residential customers to see $2.50 base fee rise this year

Island support to be tested

Pilot program set on Marrowstone

Elks Lodge 317 members, from left, Mark Banks, trustee; Shirley Beck, leading knight; James Aman, loyal knight; and Greg Carroll, chaplain, stand in front of the Marvin Shields Post 26 American Legion color guard during a joint Memorial Day ceremony Monday at the Fort Worden Cemetery. Elks trustee David Crozier carried the Elks flag as part of the day’s color guard. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Memorial Day service

Elks Lodge 317 members, from left, Mark Banks, trustee; Shirley Beck, leading knight; James Aman, loyal knight; and Greg Carroll, chaplain, stand in front of… Continue reading

Elks Lodge 317 members, from left, Mark Banks, trustee; Shirley Beck, leading knight; James Aman, loyal knight; and Greg Carroll, chaplain, stand in front of the Marvin Shields Post 26 American Legion color guard during a joint Memorial Day ceremony Monday at the Fort Worden Cemetery. Elks trustee David Crozier carried the Elks flag as part of the day’s color guard. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)
The Brinnon Fire Department acquired several new vehicles due to a $1.2 million bond that was approved by Brinnon Voters in 2019, including the 1,500 Rosenbauer pumper tender. (Brinnon Fire Department)

Brinnon fire chief grateful for new equipment

Vehicles funded by 2019 passage of a bond finally arrive

The Brinnon Fire Department acquired several new vehicles due to a $1.2 million bond that was approved by Brinnon Voters in 2019, including the 1,500 Rosenbauer pumper tender. (Brinnon Fire Department)
Mike Aman.

School board appointee also candidate for Chimacum seat

Father of two fills open seat, will run unopposed this fall

Mike Aman.

Candidate files for Brinnon Water District

A candidate filed Thursday for the Brinnon Water District commission, leaving seven positions still open with no candidates after day two of… Continue reading

Port Townsend STEM Club members are working to garner submissions for their KPTZ radio talent show and digital time capsule of music and verbal poetry of residents 21 and younger in Jefferson County. The include, standing from left, Everest Ashford, ninth grade homeschool student; Logan Flanagan, Port Townsend High School Class of 2019; Nathaniel Ashford, 11th grade homeschool student; Adeline Gellert DePalma, 10th grade PTHS student; and, kneeling from left, Ella Ashford, class of 2019 NW STEAM Academy; and Rachel Doan, PTHS Class of 2020. The club members posed for a photo Wednesday afternoon at their lab in Port Townsend. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Club collects digital music, poetry produced during pandemic

Submissions from those 21 and younger due by June 6

Port Townsend STEM Club members are working to garner submissions for their KPTZ radio talent show and digital time capsule of music and verbal poetry of residents 21 and younger in Jefferson County. The include, standing from left, Everest Ashford, ninth grade homeschool student; Logan Flanagan, Port Townsend High School Class of 2019; Nathaniel Ashford, 11th grade homeschool student; Adeline Gellert DePalma, 10th grade PTHS student; and, kneeling from left, Ella Ashford, class of 2019 NW STEAM Academy; and Rachel Doan, PTHS Class of 2020. The club members posed for a photo Wednesday afternoon at their lab in Port Townsend. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Another COVID death reported on North Olympic Peninsula

Fourth death in Jefferson County; 15 total in two-county region

Injured hiker rescued after fall down 300-foot ice chute

A search and rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island negotiated an 800-foot climb to rescue an injured 71-year-old hiker… Continue reading

Search and Rescue team members used the Dosewallips State Park’s field as their command post for the multi-agency rescue of two hikers who had fallen down the Brothers Mountain on Sunday afternoon. Teams from Jefferson Search and Rescue, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue and Olympic Mountain Rescue responded to the emergency. (Jefferson Search and Rescue)

Seattle hiker dies during Brothers Mountain hike

Woman lost footing, fell into crevasse

Search and Rescue team members used the Dosewallips State Park’s field as their command post for the multi-agency rescue of two hikers who had fallen down the Brothers Mountain on Sunday afternoon. Teams from Jefferson Search and Rescue, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue and Olympic Mountain Rescue responded to the emergency. (Jefferson Search and Rescue)