Jefferson County

A GROWING CONCERN: Black Friday, warm heart

IT LOOKS LIKE our nasty weather has finally arrived, right on the tails of a beautiful, record-breaking Monday, warm and mild shirt-sleeve weather, on Veterans… Continue reading


BIRD WATCH: It makes perfect birdsense

The effect barometric pressure has on birds’ lives has been widely studied and written about. However, just when you think you have it down, the… Continue reading


EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Twice-monthly luncheon meetings are held on the first Monday at noon at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555… Continue reading


Free community feasts planned for Thanksgiving

Free community feasts are planned on the North Olympic Peninsula on Thanksgiving Day and on days leading up to the annual holiday. On Wednesday —… Continue reading

Group finalizes endangered orcas proposals with ban on tours

A state task force on critically endangered Southern Resident orcas is calling for a temporary ban on boat tours as… Continue reading

HELP LINE: We age because it’s our job to and to help each other

FOR REASONS THAT don’t warrant repeating, I noticed the other day that I’ve been doing this little column for 941 weeks. So 941 weeks divided… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Sanctuary for firearm laws … and other items

A small city north of Spokane is considering becoming a “sanctuary city” to shield itself from gun laws after… Continue reading

Tree lightings, Ice Village scheduled after Thanksgiving

Communities across the North Olympic Peninsula will begin to celebrate the winter holiday season the day after Thanksgiving. Port Angeles’ inaugural season of the Ice… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Housing pact before county, city

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider approving an interlocal agreement with the City of Port Townsend concerning on affordable housing and housing programs during… Continue reading

Free community feasts planned on Peninsula for Thanksgiving

Free community feasts are planned on the North Olympic Peninsula on Thanksgiving Day and on days leading up to the annual holiday. The first feast… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend mulls 3 percent CPI rate hike

Change continues at the Port of Port Townsend as commissioners heard a first reading of proposed new rates and discussed an organizational… Continue reading

Jefferson County trespassing ordinance discussed

Jefferson County commissioners have sent a proposed Facility Trespass Ordinance back to staff for revisions. Commissioners directed that the revision should incorporate… Continue reading

Speed limit cut proposed for Shine Road

The safety concerns of Shine Road residents have sparked a move to lower the speed limit from 35 mph to 25 mph… Continue reading

Memorial service in Gardiner honors Medal of Honor recipient

Marvin Shields is the only Seabee to have been given the honor

Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club donates funds for community programs

Plants and trees aren’t just beautifying South County homes and communities this year. Their sales, generated by the Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club, have resulted… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Police chase suspect on Port Angeles east side … and other items

City police on Thursday were searching for Severin Haase, who they said fled into a ravine on the east side of Port… Continue reading

Concert tonight to benefit Friends Meetinghouse

The Port Townsend Friends Meeting will host a benefit concert featuring local singer Sigrid Cummings and the Singers in the Rain men’s… Continue reading

Football, Turkey Trot benefit wreaths in week’s plan

A Powderpuff Football game, a Turkey Trot run in Forks and wreath making are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also… Continue reading

Holiday gift shopping offered on Peninsula

Holiday bazaars continue to be offered across the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend. Handmade gifts for the season can be found at these fairs, listed… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Awakening the gratitude within us

THANKSGIVING IS APPROACHING. This is the time of year we are frequently called to focus upon gratitude. What is gratitude, really? Is it simply an… Continue reading