Jefferson County

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

WHAT WE KNOW: Coronavirus outbreak at a glance

The latest news on the pandemic, plus symptom information and prevention tips

 

Travel could cause COVID surge

Health officers encourage 7-day quarantine

 

A great client, Karen, has planted numerous types of brassica this last week. Due to her active pet Corgies— who root out any new scent, such as various slug baits, as food — copper mesh has been installed around the border to deter slugs who feast on brassica. (Andrew May/For Peninsula Daily News)

A GROWING CONCERN: Brassica a winning play for gardeners

THE NATIONAL COLLEGE basketball championship game went down to the final shot, and Baylor defeated the previously undefeated Gonzaga team handily! In your vegetable garden,… Continue reading

 

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Vaccination clinic workiers Jack Harmon, front, and Jeramey Johnson check in motorists and direct traffic during Saturday's clinic at Port Angeles High School.
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Vaccination clinic workiers Jack Harmon, front, and Jeramey Johnson check in motorists and direct traffic during Saturday's clinic at Port Angeles High School.

Discovery Bay closed to recreational shellfish harvesting

Discovery Bay is closed to all species for recreational shellfish harvesting, the state Department of Health has announced. In Clallam County, Sequim Bay, Dungeness Bay… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

In-person meeting Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 DelGuzzi Drive (off U.S. Highway 101) in east Port… Continue reading

OPEN board members and volunteers are full of smiles after a recent anonymous supporter asked how she could help. She paid the veterinarian’s fee to fully exam four horses,  float the teeth on three and ended up taking home two of them, agreeing to provide them a forever retirement home in her ample pastures. (Karen Griffiths/for Peninsula Daily News)

HORSEPLAY: Olympic Peninsula Equine Network offers new chances for abused, discarded horses

SARGE IS A horse who took charge of his own fate after his owners no longer wanted him and took him to an auction house… Continue reading

OPEN board members and volunteers are full of smiles after a recent anonymous supporter asked how she could help. She paid the veterinarian’s fee to fully exam four horses,  float the teeth on three and ended up taking home two of them, agreeing to provide them a forever retirement home in her ample pastures. (Karen Griffiths/for Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula overdose deaths seem to be on the rise

Investigations underway in Clallam, Jefferson counties

Shayna Wiseman is the delighted owner of a tiny cedar house she and volunteers constructed at the Community Boat Project in Port Hadlock. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Shayna Wiseman is the delighted owner of a tiny cedar house she and volunteers constructed at the Community Boat Project in Port Hadlock. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
"Seahorse," by Pat Herkal is among the textile artworks on display at the Northwind Art Grover Gallery.

Undersea exhibit showcases textile arts

Textile artists’ varied views of the Salish Sea are on display now at the Northwind Art Grover Gallery. The gallery at 236… Continue reading

"Seahorse," by Pat Herkal is among the textile artworks on display at the Northwind Art Grover Gallery.

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to consider affordable housing project

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider a recommendation from the joint oversight board regarding funds for an affordable housing project at Seventh and Hendricks… Continue reading

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Clallam, Jefferson county volunteers honored for service

AmeriCorps Seniors Clallam/Jefferson Retired & Senior Volunteer Program honored dozens of community members representing thousands of hours of service at a volunteer appreciation… Continue reading

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Local churches to stream services online

List includes Port Angeles, Sequim, Gardiner, Port Townsend and Chimacum

Puppeteer Fred Michael's marionettes will entertain passers-by at Port Townsend's Pope Marine Plaza this Saturday. photo courtesy Port Townsend Main Street Program
Puppeteer Fred Michael's marionettes will entertain passers-by at Port Townsend's Pope Marine Plaza this Saturday. photo courtesy Port Townsend Main Street Program
Barbara Tusting, foreground, and Mary Paxton carry a few of the seedlings out of the hoophouse outside Port Townsend's Quimper Grange garden. The plants are among thousands to go on sale Monday in a fundraiser for the Food Bank Farm & Gardens of Jefferson County. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Gardeners can shop online, then pick up plants

Food Bank Farm Gardens host inaugural event

Barbara Tusting, foreground, and Mary Paxton carry a few of the seedlings out of the hoophouse outside Port Townsend's Quimper Grange garden. The plants are among thousands to go on sale Monday in a fundraiser for the Food Bank Farm & Gardens of Jefferson County. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
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CAPTION: Trevor Contreras will address the Quimper Geological Society on Saturday

Geology, carving lecture slated in Port Townsend

Trevor Contreras will present “The Geology and Art of Stone Carving” at 4 p.m. Saturday. The free online lecture is sponsored by… Continue reading

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CAPTION: Trevor Contreras will address the Quimper Geological Society on Saturday

Peninsula College Foundation extends deadline for scholarship applications

The Peninsula College Foundation has extended its application deadline for dozens of scholarships — totaling more than $100,000 — for students attending… Continue reading

Sailors from Port Townsend and Port Angeles high schools compete in a regatta on Port Townsend Bay on Saturday, April 3.

PREP SAILING: Port Angeles, Port Townsend high school sailors take to the bay for first regatta

Light winds may have calmed seas and slowed boats, but they didn’t dampen the enthusiasm as Port Angeles and Port Townsend high… Continue reading

Sailors from Port Townsend and Port Angeles high schools compete in a regatta on Port Townsend Bay on Saturday, April 3.

Port Townsend edges toward PDA pact

Council tentatively OKs revised agreement