Jefferson County

U.S. government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday,… Continue reading


State Legislature passes capital budget

The state Legislature approved more than $4 billion in construction projects across the state after reaching… Continue reading


McEntire to run against Tharinger for state rep seat

Jim McEntire has heeded the call of the state House Republican Caucus. He’s running for office again. McEntire, a former Republican Clallam County… Continue reading


Draft plan reviewed for proposed Brinnon resort

The Jefferson County commissioners and planning commissioners took a look at a draft development agreement for the long-planned resort in Brinnon this… Continue reading

New missile magazines proposed for Naval Magazine Indian Island

The U.S. Navy is asking for public comment on its plans to build new missile magazines at Naval Magazine Indian Island. The… Continue reading

Brinnon Shrimpfest called off this year due to workloads, lack of volunteers

Brinnon’s annual Hood Canal Shrimpfest is canceled this year with its lead organizers citing increased workloads and lack of volunteers as the top… Continue reading

Quilcene Fair and Parade canceled this year

The annual Quilcene Fair and Parade is canceled this year after seeing a decline in volunteers, said Greg Brotherton, president of the fair.… Continue reading

Port Townsend native to tell of plans for Pacific trek

Eliza Dawson is a scientist who is passionate about the health of the planet. She’s also an NCAA championship athlete. And she… Continue reading

Young Artist Competition set for Saturday

A new name, 14 competitors and a day of live music. All are part of a public event Saturday. The Nico Snel… Continue reading

America’s librarian featured speaker at Port Townsend Public Library

Author Nancy Pearl, known as “America’s librarian,” will speak at 7 p.m. Monday. She will present a free talk in the Carnegie… Continue reading

Duo featured at Concerts in the Woods

The acoustic duo of songwriter and guitarist Dan Sherrill and singer Jacqui Aubert will perform at Concerts in the Woods at 3 p.m.… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Getting to know God might make eternity heavenly

I VISIT MY mom as often as I can as she lives in an assisted living place in Bellevue. The thing you notice right away… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Unity speaker slated for Sunday in PA … and other items

Unity in the Olympics’ 10:30 a.m. Sunday service speaker will be the Rev. Donna Little. Her lesson at the church at 2917… Continue reading

Senate Democrats push safety for sanitation workers

Legislation aimed at protecting the state’s sanitation workers has been introduced. On Martin Luther King Jr.… Continue reading

Singer-songwriter at Northwind Arts Center on Saturday

Northwind Arts Center will join Matt Miner Presents in welcoming singer-songwriter Micaela Kingslight for an evening of music at 7 p.m. Saturday.… Continue reading

Sunday concerts to present Yiddish tunes and a sense of history

Yiddish songs will be performed in two concerts Sunday in Port Townsend. Rainshadow Recording Studio and the Cellar Door will present the… Continue reading

Women’s March, community awards among Peninsula activities

A Women’s March, community awards, a discussion on net pens and a Lake Crescent-U.S. Highway 101 project open house are are among the upcoming activities… Continue reading

Classical guitarist to offer eclectic concert on Thursday

Joe Euro, a Port Townsend entrepreneur and classical guitarist, will appear in the Candlelight Concert series at Trinity United Methodist Church at… Continue reading

LGBTQ bills advance in the Senate

Two LGBTQ rights bills have passed the Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee. The bills… Continue reading

Sequim seeing rise in swan population

This winter, locals can look to Sequim’s skies and waters for booming trumpeter swan populations. “They’ve definitely been rising in recent years,” said… Continue reading