Jefferson County

Port Townsend moves to renegotiate interlocal agreements on affordable housing

After a lengthy and sometimes contentious discussion about funding, the Port Townsend City Council voted to terminate existing interlocal agreements between the… Continue reading


Rescue locators at Gibbs Lake County Park aim to speed emergency response

A new rescue location signage system has been installed at Gibbs Lake County Park in an effort to help emergency responders locate lost… Continue reading


North Olympic Peninsula unemployment rates dip in May

North Olympic Peninsula employers added nearly 400 jobs in May as Clallam and Jefferson County unemployment rates fell by about one-half of 1 percentage point,… Continue reading


NEWS BRIEFS: NOAA ocean celebration set today; volunteers needed for Port Townsend event

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Ocean Service will celebrate “30 Days of the Ocean” today. The public is invited… Continue reading

Olympic National Park to start capturing mountain goats this summer

Olympic National Park will begin capturing mountain goats late this summer now that the Park Service has released its record of… Continue reading

Make Music Day in Port Townsend to mark beginning of summer

The community in and around Port Townsend will mark the first day of summer Thursday with making music community-wide during Make Music… Continue reading

Music festival spans Port Townsend on Thursday

Performances will take place at venues throughout Port Townsend on Thursday for the Make Music Port Townsend. The schedule is as follows: Cotton Building, 609… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEF: Kitsap man dies on Larry Scott Trail; Brinnon Parks meeting scheduled

A Kitsap County man died of natural causes while riding with friends on the Larry Scott Trail on Monday. The 72-year-old man… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The joys of cutting firewood

THERE ARE FEW outdoor recreational activities I enjoy more than cutting firewood. Maybe it is the roar of the saw, the heady mix of exhaust… Continue reading

Port Townsend senior living community sets Alzheimer’s ‘Longest Day’ fundraiser

Victoria Place, a senior living community at 491 Discovery Road, invites the public to a fundraising party for the Alzheimers Association from… Continue reading

Agreement step in bringing high-speed internet to La Push

An $800,000 project will bring broadband internet to La Push, Gov. Jay Inslee has announced. A memorandum of understanding with the Quileute… Continue reading

Study looks at maritime trades impacts on Jefferson economy

A study to determine the effect of the maritime industry on the economics of Jefferson County was discussed Monday at the Jefferson… Continue reading

Wednesday farmers market opens in new location

The Wednesday Farmer’s Market in Port Townsend has a new location and a new focus on farms, nutrition and youth. Dubbed the… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Jefferson County airport runway is closed today… and other items

The runway at Jefferson County International Airport will be closed to air traffic today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The runway… Continue reading

Seattle Art Museum exhibit’s displays include images of Peninsula

Here, you can look into the eyes of an Apache girl, a Wisham bride, a Hopi chief. The photographs of Edward Sheriff Curtis… Continue reading

Negotiations begin for one emergency dispatch center for both Peninsula counties

Negotiations are underway for a regional dispatch center that would provide 9-1-1 services for the North Olympic Peninsula. The Port Angeles City… Continue reading

Race to Alaska starts second leg with Port Townsend catamaran in lead

The customized Gougeon 32 catamaran from Port Townsend that won the “proving ground” stage of the Race to Alaska held the lead during… Continue reading

Heat wave raises fire danger, DNR says

A heat wave is expected in Washington state, including the North Olympic Peninsula, this week. The high temperature in Forks is expected to be 82… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Roof, not rain, dampens spirits

SITTING ON THE bank of the Sol Duc River, Stan Fouts said, “I love my national park but I could drown the administration in the… Continue reading