Jefferson County

PHOTO: USNS Amelia Earhart heads to the docks

The USNS Amelia Earhart, a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship of the U.S. Navy, was seen transiting Admiralty Bay on Monday… Continue reading


Port of Port Townsend to change credits to commissioner after complaint

Port of Port Townsend officials will change the way the port provides credits to a port commissioner after investigating a complaint. Melinda… Continue reading


Sentencing set for February for two men in Net Nanny sting

One man has pleaded guilty and another was found guilty by a jury following their arrest in a Net Nanny operation. Ming… Continue reading

Sheriff’s Office: Port Hadlock man arrested for alleged attack on grandmother

A Port Hadlock man has been arrested for allegedly attacking his grandmother at her home. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Atticus… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer to host town hall meetings next week … and other items

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, will hear from residents of Washington’s 6th Congressional District at a series of town hall meetings throughout the region… Continue reading

Washington Legislature begins 105-day session

Washington lawmakers started their 105-day legislative session Monday, tasked with writing a new two-year state budget… Continue reading

Bill would allow use of marijuana at schools

A bill proposed by state Rep. Brian Blake of Aberdeen would allow marijuana on school campuses… Continue reading

Morning Jefferson County wrecks attributed to black ice

Black ice contributed to back-to-back wrecks on state Highway 104 on Monday morning, one of which involved a parked ambulance, the State… Continue reading

Kilmer meets with Hurricane Ridge group on funding amid federal shutdown

Without being able to open, board expects to lose at least $50,000

Things to watch in Washington Legislature this year

Mental health, education, environment, sexual harassment, public records top the list of priorities.

Pilot in Hadlock plane crash suffers only minor injuries after ‘classic pilot maneuver’

A pilot escaped a plane crash near Port Hadlock with minor injuries after his engine died shortly after takeoff Sunday afternoon. The… Continue reading

Peninsula residents create safety net through Home Fund

You did it. You created a safety net for our neighbors on the North Olympic Peninsula. Thank you. Despite stock market jitters and the press… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Port and starboard have their origins explained

AT THE BEGINNING of the week, the 360-foot petroleum products tank barge DBL 55 moored to the Port of Port Angeles’ Terminal 3. I understand… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Compassion, generosity saves us all

On Friday, the first of some 420,000 federal workers nationwide received paychecks with zeros where their wages used to be. On Tuesday, more federal workers… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The Peninsula’s hidden trails

OFTEN WHILE GLIDING along the paved roads of the Olympic Peninsula you wonder at the difficulty of travel in this land before the age of… Continue reading

Smoke in Port Townsend blamed on inversion layer

An inversion layer could have been the cause of an influx of smoke into Port Townsend on Friday that blanketed the area… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County considers addict treatment in jail

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider an agreement establishing the county jail as an initiation site for Medicated Assisted Treatment as well as an… Continue reading

Port Townsend march: Third annual Womxns Wave only one set for Peninsula, organizers say

The third annual Womxn’s Wave will march though downtown Port Townsend next Sunday, with organizers expecting to surpass last year’s estimated attendance… Continue reading