Jefferson County

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

Art, music, drama on tap this weekend

A variety of entertainment is scheduled on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend. • Port Angeles Community Players Children’s Theater will present the play “Merry Men”… Continue reading

Body found in tent near Brinnon unidentified

An autopsy could not identify the man whose body was found in a tent Sunday along the Maple Valley Trail near Dosewallips State… Continue reading

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Crash victim is identified

Pilot who died was from Friday Harbor

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

ISSUES OF FAITH: Turning arrows into flowers

ACCORDING TO BUDDHIST teachings, the night before the Buddha’s enlightenment, he was attacked by Mara, the Evil One. Mara and his army of demons shot… Continue reading

Graden Kubas, 16, of Sequim, scratches the back of his Hereford steer, Hammer, that he plans to exhibit in the Fitting and Showing category of the Jefferson County Fair in Port Townsend on Saturday. Kubas, a member of FFA, raised the steer from about 1 week old to its present age of 16 months and weighs about 1,000 to 1,300 pounds. Kubas plans to auction Hammer at the Clallam County Fair and hopes to net around $4 per pound. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County Fair kicks off today

Graden Kubas, 16, of Sequim scratches the back of his Hereford steer, Hammer, that he plans to exhibit in the Fitting and Showing category of… Continue reading

Graden Kubas, 16, of Sequim, scratches the back of his Hereford steer, Hammer, that he plans to exhibit in the Fitting and Showing category of the Jefferson County Fair in Port Townsend on Saturday. Kubas, a member of FFA, raised the steer from about 1 week old to its present age of 16 months and weighs about 1,000 to 1,300 pounds. Kubas plans to auction Hammer at the Clallam County Fair and hopes to net around $4 per pound. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula College trustees, new president conduct retreat

New Peninsula College President Suzanne Ames had her first meeting this week with the board of trustees when they conducted a retreat.… Continue reading

Chetzemoka filling in for Salish on ferry route

The M/V Chetzemoka will replace the M/V Salish this morning after the Port Townsend-Coupeville route was out of service all day Wednesday.… Continue reading

Gala, circus set at Worthington Park

The Quilcene Historical Museum’s 13th annual Tasting Gala will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, followed by a circus show and… Continue reading

Sally Pfaff’s acrylic landscapes are on view at the Port Townsend Gallery.
Sally Pfaff’s acrylic landscapes are on view at the Port Townsend Gallery.

Navy to conduct training exercise

Naval Magazine Indian Island has a training exercise scheduled for today. Training activities will include boats on the water near the pier’s… Continue reading

Northwind Art opens new exhibit

An exhibit featuring the work of two Port Townsend artists opens Friday at the nonprofit Northwind Art’s Jeanette Best Gallery. The work… Continue reading