Jefferson County

All County Picnic aims to build resiliency

This weekend’s gathering marks a decade of preparation

 

Steve Short of Port Townsend escaped without a scratch after he rolled his 1987 Suzuki Samurai during a run on the 4x4 course at the Jefferson County Fair on Sunday. Short said he should have “rolled back, but my foot slipped off the brake pedal and hit the gas instead.” The vehicle sustained damage to the front end, but it smoked a lot on the way back to the pits. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Rolled over

Steve Short of Port Townsend escaped without a scratch after he rolled his 1987 Suzuki Samurai during a run on the 4x4 course at the… Continue reading

 

Sea star gazing classes at Fort Worden

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will host sea star classes at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday. The free classes are… Continue reading

Strait turners to meet

The Strait Turners chapter of the American Association of Woodturners will meet at noon Saturday. The chapter will meet in person this month… Continue reading

Jefferson County to consider opioid settlement allocation

Peninsula entities to receive allocations from state lawsuit

Port of Port Townsend to consider benches, rate hikes

Initial Jetty work slated for September

Crying Lady Rock on Second Beach in Clallam County is part of a stamp set celebrating the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act being signed into law Oct 23, 1972. The photograph was taken by Matt McIntosh. (Photo courtesy USPS)

USPS stamp set includes popular Clallam County landmark

Artwork marks marine sanctuary’s 50th anniversary

Crying Lady Rock on Second Beach in Clallam County is part of a stamp set celebrating the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act being signed into law Oct 23, 1972. The photograph was taken by Matt McIntosh. (Photo courtesy USPS)

A GROWING CONCERN: 8 ways to make your yard a midsummer dream

as they do every mid-season of the year. This means many… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

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

Free music offered outdoors on Peninsula

Concerts set in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend

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A fine mesh fly sheet from OPEN’S used tack shop that covers the body, belly and neck, plus a fly mask, has proved the best combatant for my horse Lacey’s allergic reaction to the saliva from flying insect bites. The sheet and mask are sprayed with horse insect repellent before putting them on her. Her companion Sunny has no allergic reaction, so she just wears a fly mask to keep the flies out of her eyes.

HORSEPLAY: Horses can be allergic to bug bites, too

DON’T YOU JUST hate to go outside at dusk and get attacked by biting insects? I know I do. While their bites do sting and… Continue reading

Karen Griffiths/For Peninsula Daily News
A fine mesh fly sheet from OPEN’S used tack shop that covers the body, belly and neck, plus a fly mask, has proved the best combatant for my horse Lacey’s allergic reaction to the saliva from flying insect bites. The sheet and mask are sprayed with horse insect repellent before putting them on her. Her companion Sunny has no allergic reaction, so she just wears a fly mask to keep the flies out of her eyes.
Layla Franson, 15, and Jackson, her 10-year-old Quarter Horse, are competing in 4H at the Jefferson County Fair this weekend. Like many counties across the state, Jefferson County has seen a decline in the numbers of youths enrolled in 4H after the COVID lockdown and is actively seeking to reboot its program. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County Fair back after two-year hiatus

4H looks for bounceback after restrictions eased

Layla Franson, 15, and Jackson, her 10-year-old Quarter Horse, are competing in 4H at the Jefferson County Fair this weekend. Like many counties across the state, Jefferson County has seen a decline in the numbers of youths enrolled in 4H after the COVID lockdown and is actively seeking to reboot its program. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)
Michael Stephen Brown.2022 Finale.Pianist

Olympic Music Festival begins season today

The Olympic Music Festival begins its 2022 Summer Season in Port Townsend today. The festival’s 39th summer season offers in-person performances at… Continue reading

Michael Stephen Brown.2022 Finale.Pianist
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The Port Townsend City Council seeks to sell the Cherry Street property that had been barged over from Canada  five years ago to become affordable housing.

Port Townsend aims to sell Cherry Street housing project

Stalled for years, affordable housing project all but adandoned

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News
The Port Townsend City Council seeks to sell the Cherry Street property that had been barged over from Canada  five years ago to become affordable housing.
Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News


The Sturgeon Moon, the last full supermoon of the year, emerges behind Port Townsend's Marrowstone Island and the distant Cascades, on Thursday night. The reddish color is due to the smoke from the fires in eastern Washington.

Sturgeon Moon over Marrowstone Island

The Sturgeon Moon, the last full supermoon of the year, emerges behind Port Townsend’s Marrowstone Island and the distant Cascades, on Thursday night. The reddish… Continue reading

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The Sturgeon Moon, the last full supermoon of the year, emerges behind Port Townsend's Marrowstone Island and the distant Cascades, on Thursday night. The reddish color is due to the smoke from the fires in eastern Washington.

Todd Ortloff Show guests this week

Here is this week’s schedule for the 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Todd Ortloff Show on KONP 1450 AM, 101.7 FM in… Continue reading

Walk and talk about seals on the beach set

Deisy Bach will lead a beach walk and discuss Pacific harbor seals at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The group will meet in front… Continue reading