Jefferson County

Port Townsend Film Festival rolls out welcome mat

Going to the Port Townsend Film Festival, which starts Friday and runs like a freight train through Sunday, isn’t much like moviegoing… Continue reading


Jefferson County PUD eyes $4 million expansion

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners and staff plan a $4 million facility remodeling and expansion project at its Four Corners Road… Continue reading


Homeless pacts extended to give more time for consideration

Interlocal agreements between Jefferson County and the city of Port Townsend for homeless housing and affordable housing that were set to expire… Continue reading


NEWS BRIEFS: Highway 104 work done near Shine … and other items

Tree removal work on state Highway 104 north of Center Road has ended, the state Department of Transportation said Wednesday. A private logging… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Service dogs, movie houses and randomness

if I pay attention. Take last Friday afternoon. I got an email from Jan Halliday, Port… Continue reading

D’Amico files lawsuit against Jefferson County sheriff

Joe D’Amico, owner of Security Services Northwest Inc., has filed a lawsuit against Jefferson County Sheriff David Stanko alleging a public records… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: ‘Fall Fizzle’ potluck set for Sept. 29 … and other items

The fifth annual Fall Fizzle will include a breakfast potluck Saturday, Sept. 29 for vintage trailer owners and vintage trailer enthusiasts. The… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The lost and the not yet lost

THERE ARE ONLY two types of mushroom pickers. Those that have gotten lost in the woods and those who haven’t, yet. The sudden arrival of… Continue reading

PHOTO: Fall approaching on the Peninsula

In a taste of what’s to come, a maple tree in front of the Olympic National Park visitor center reveals the reds of approaching autumn… Continue reading

PHOTO: New gravel going in at Port of Port Townsend

Regraveling at the Port of Port Townsend began this week and is expected to direct water flow into filtration systems and create a hard surface… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Protect Clallam County’s access to health care

By Eric Lewis Chief Executive Officer Olympic Medical Center CLALLAM COUNTY’S HEALTH care is threatened by a federal agency proposal to cut payments by 60… Continue reading

Chimacum Backpacks For Kids program starts another season of boosting nutrition

A new season of helping the Chimacum Backpacks For Kids program is underway after a couple dozen volunteers got to work filling… Continue reading

Hearing on Jefferson shooting facility ordinance delayed

A public hearing on a draft commercial shooting facility ordinance has been postponed to Oct. 1 after originally being set for Monday,… Continue reading

Video competition for high school students will promote local heroes

The 2017 Surfrider Leadership Academy Alumni group is launching a competition to engage high school students in conservation and efforts to build resilient coastal communities.… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Marine sanctuary’s council to meet in Neah Bay … and other items

The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council will meet from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Makah Marina Conference… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Twilight festival brings faithful to Forks

TRINITY HANNING, 16, told me her stagecraft teacher said “she is possessed by a demon again,” because of wearing her deep red-colored contacts to school.… Continue reading

Kilmer tours district with Republican chair of House Budget Committee

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, a Democrat, is hosting the Republican chair of the House Budget Committee on a tour of his… Continue reading

Man arrested for investigation of drunken driving after rolling vehicle near Chimacum

A 40-year-old Port Townsend man suspected of driving drunk was arrested Sunday morning after he fell asleep and rolled his vehicle on state… Continue reading

BUSINESS BRIEFS: New Habitat construction manager … and other items

Habit for Humanity of Clallam County has announced new construction manager Ben Pacheco. Pacheco and his wife, Donna, moved to the area… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Olympic Theatre Arts in Sequim calls for art donations … and other items

Olympic Theatre Arts (OTA) is calling for donations of original art for its annual fundraiser. OTA is seeking works such as sculpture, yard… Continue reading