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Former Jefferson County leader dies: Johnson remembered as politician, environmentalist, poet

Former Jefferson County commission chairman Phil Johnson died Tuesday morning of complications of Parkinson’s Disease. He was 72. Johnson, a native of… Continue reading


Kate Dean becomes chair of Jefferson commissioners

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners’ first meeting of 2019 was not business as usual. With the start of a new year,… Continue reading


Clallam County commissioners discuss climate change

Two of the three Clallam County commissioners attended this month’s Commissioners Conversation meeting early Monday, where they discussed steps the county should… Continue reading


Clearing the backlog: Clallam code enforcement officers using more tools

Clallam County is working through its multi-year backlog of code enforcement cases after bolstering its code enforcement program during the past year.… Continue reading

Recently elected Jefferson County officials sworn in

Jefferson County Superior Court Judge Keith Harper administered the oath of office Monday afternoon to elected county officials in front of a… Continue reading

Attorney to attend all Clallam County commissioners meetings starting this month

Clallam County commissioners will have a prosecuting attorney’s office lawyer at the table for all meetings beginning this month. It will allow… Continue reading

Clallam County commissioners to consider $1.5 million contract for approval today

Clallam County commissioners are expected to approve a $1.5 million contract with the Clallam Public Defender’s office today. For many years, negotiations… Continue reading

Reception for outgoing Jefferson County Commissioner Kathleen Kler draws crowd

Jefferson County Commissioner Kathleen Kler was honored for her four years of service Wednesday with a reception that drew a standing room-only… Continue reading

Kler attends final meeting as Jefferson County commissioner

Jefferson County Commissioner Kathleen Kler ended her four-year term representing District 3 on Monday during a meeting that was filled not only… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners approve ordinance balancing code with shooting facilities rules

In an emotional 2-1 vote, the Jefferson County commissioners approved the ordinance aimed to “harmonize” Title 18 of the Jefferson County Code… Continue reading

Clallam County commissioners approve 2019 budget

Clallam County commissioners have approved the county’s 2019 budget, which includes a $1 million deficit and will leave $11.5 million in reserves… Continue reading

Shooting range ideas get hearing in Jefferson County

Strong opinions were shared with the Jefferson County commissioners at a public hearing regarding a proposed ordinance meant to harmonize the recently… Continue reading

Clallam officials discuss moving Emergency Operations Center

Officials from across Clallam County support combining the county’s Emergency Operations Center with a dispatch center near Fairchild International Airport, but there… Continue reading

Commissioners adopt 2018 Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan

The Jefferson County commissioners have voted unanimously to adopt the 2018 Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan and Unified Development Code, a 400-page road… Continue reading

New lights installed at Memorial Field in Port Townsend

Jefferson County’s Memorial Field is a whole lot brighter as the latest lighting technology has replaced the old standard that has been… Continue reading

Clallam County commissioners approve letter to Department of Natural Resources

The Clallam County commissioners have agreed to send a letter to the state Department of Natural Resources, telling the department that its… Continue reading

Jefferson County commissioners call for February special election

A special election has been set for Feb. 12, 2019, so voters can consider a ballot proposition that would annex the city… Continue reading

Clallam County’s chief financial officer to start this month

Clallam County’s new chief financial officer is expected to start Dec. 17 as the county kicks off the “pilot” for its new… Continue reading

Public hearing set for testimony on Jefferson County code, shooting facilities regulations

A special meeting and public hearing has been set to gather testimony on a proposed ordinance harmonizing Jefferson County code with the… Continue reading

Clallam County takes 1 percent increase

The Clallam County commissioners approved a 1 percent increase of its general purpose and road fund property tax levies in a 2-1… Continue reading