Jefferson County

Floodplain, COVID before county boards

Government meetings across North Olympic Peninsula

The M/V Salish, at the Port Townsend dock Thursday morning, is one of the 21 Washington State Ferries to have their names changed to celebrate the Seattle Mariners. The Salish, as long as the team stays in postseason play, will be renamed after Mariners pitcher Andres Muñoz. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/For Peninsula Daily News)

All aboard the MV Andres Muñoz

State ferries to be temporarily renamed for Seattle Mariners

The M/V Salish, at the Port Townsend dock Thursday morning, is one of the 21 Washington State Ferries to have their names changed to celebrate the Seattle Mariners. The Salish, as long as the team stays in postseason play, will be renamed after Mariners pitcher Andres Muñoz. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/For Peninsula Daily News)

Humpback whale carcass washes up at Ruby Beach

Likely killed by vessel strike, experts say

ISSUES OF FAITH: Build a better Babylon today!

OK, SO TIME to change things up ‘round this column: up to now, I’ve been writing at random, bits of pieces of news here, things… Continue reading

Port Townsend Paper Mill is pictured in this file photo. (Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend Paper mill, parent firm purchased

Private equity company buys Crown Paper Group, Inc.

Port Townsend Paper Mill is pictured in this file photo. (Peninsula Daily News)
The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith will present “Journey into the Unknown” at Unity in Port Townsend

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith will present “Journey into the Unknown” at 11 a.m. Sunday The service is at Unity in Port Townsend,… Continue reading

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith

Column at Fort Worden entrance to be replaced later this month

Officials suspect commercial vehicle couldn’t make turn

Fiona Krienke, 19, and her brother Hawk, 6, take a spin on the tire swing at Chetzemoka Park in Port Townsend. The 118-year-old city park is named after Chief Chetzemoka, the 19th century S’Klallam leader. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Getting in the swing of things

Fiona Krienke, 19, and her brother Hawk, 6, take a spin on the tire swing at Chetzemoka Park in Port Townsend. The 118-year-old city park… Continue reading

Fiona Krienke, 19, and her brother Hawk, 6, take a spin on the tire swing at Chetzemoka Park in Port Townsend. The 118-year-old city park is named after Chief Chetzemoka, the 19th century S’Klallam leader. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson County Sheriff candidates Detective Art Frank, left, and Sheriff Joe Nole debate. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County sheriff hopefuls face off

Preparedness, retention among issues raised

Jefferson County Sheriff candidates Detective Art Frank, left, and Sheriff Joe Nole debate. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

PAT NEAL: How’s the fishing?

“HOW’S THE FISHING?” If I had a dollar for every time I heard that, I wouldn’t be floundering in the mud-filled journalistic trenches as our… Continue reading

Chuck Boggs began his career as a firefighter in 1971 and retired as assistant chief of East Jefferson Fire and Rescue in 2010. Boggs attended the 150th anniversary celebration of the department Saturday at Port Townsend City Hall where vintage fire engines were on display. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)

East Jefferson Fire Rescue celebrates 150 years of emergency response

Jefferson County agency started as an all-volunteer brigade

Chuck Boggs began his career as a firefighter in 1971 and retired as assistant chief of East Jefferson Fire and Rescue in 2010. Boggs attended the 150th anniversary celebration of the department Saturday at Port Townsend City Hall where vintage fire engines were on display. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)
Chuck Boggs began his career as a firefighter in 1971 and retired as assistant chief of East Jefferson Fire and Rescue in 2010. Boggs attended the 150th anniversary celebration of the department Saturday at Port Townsend City Hall where vintage fire engines were on display. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)

East Jefferson Fire Rescue celebrates 150 years of emergency response

Jefferson County agency started as an all-volunteer brigade

Chuck Boggs began his career as a firefighter in 1971 and retired as assistant chief of East Jefferson Fire and Rescue in 2010. Boggs attended the 150th anniversary celebration of the department Saturday at Port Townsend City Hall where vintage fire engines were on display. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)
Steve Tharinger, left, and Brian Pruiett.

District 24 candidates trade views

Rising costs dominate their political discussion

Steve Tharinger, left, and Brian Pruiett.
Wendy Davis of Port Townsend takes a look under the hood of her Rivian truck, where an empty storage area is where the engine would have been on a gasoline-powered car. The Rivian’s battery is on the bottom of the truck, much like a skateboard, Davis said. The vehicle can travel 320 miles on a charge, she added. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/For Peninsula Daily News)

Electric vehicle expo showcases models, financing and current owners

Some who want to buy say they will wait for prices to come down

Wendy Davis of Port Townsend takes a look under the hood of her Rivian truck, where an empty storage area is where the engine would have been on a gasoline-powered car. The Rivian’s battery is on the bottom of the truck, much like a skateboard, Davis said. The vehicle can travel 320 miles on a charge, she added. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/For Peninsula Daily News)
Martha Olbrych of Port Ludlow is part of the tennis crew at the Port Townsend High School courts on Wednesdays and Sundays. Players of various levels are getting together for morning doubles as long as the weather stays tennis-friendly. Anyone interested in joining the group can contact organizer David Michael at harp@olympus.net. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)

It’s not all pickleball

Martha Olbrych of Port Ludlow is part of the tennis crew at the Port Townsend High School courts on Wednesdays and Sundays. Players of various… Continue reading

Martha Olbrych of Port Ludlow is part of the tennis crew at the Port Townsend High School courts on Wednesdays and Sundays. Players of various levels are getting together for morning doubles as long as the weather stays tennis-friendly. Anyone interested in joining the group can contact organizer David Michael at harp@olympus.net. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)

Tech Tuesday offers hybrid class

The Jefferson County Library will host Tech Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. The hybrid class, “Pinterest and Creativebug,” is… Continue reading

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Ranahan Pony Club members Asha Swanberg (age 13), left, Elise Sirguy (12), Libby Swanberg (15) and Danica Pacilel (13), with sisters Sierra (17), Marissa (15) and Eliza Steffen (9)  gather for a lesson at Serenity Farms, located off Blue Mountain Road.

HORSEPLAY: Horse rallies provide competition, education, fun

ARE YOU READY to rally? For Libby Swanberg, rallies are one of the most thrilling aspects of being in the Ranahan Pony Club, a chapter… Continue reading

Photo by Karen Griffiths

 

Ranahan Pony Club members Asha Swanberg (age 13), left, Elise Sirguy (12), Libby Swanberg (15) and Danica Pacilel (13), with sisters Sierra (17), Marissa (15) and Eliza Steffen (9)  gather for a lesson at Serenity Farms, located off Blue Mountain Road.
Curtis Shuck, chairman of the Well Done Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to cap abandoned oil and gas wells, conducts testing on a well in West Jefferson County. The well, located near the Hoh River in an area known as Oil City, is leaking emissions, and Shuck’s foundation is working to properly seal it. (Well Done Foundation)

Nonprofit to plug well near Oil City

Clean-up effort in West Jefferson

Curtis Shuck, chairman of the Well Done Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to cap abandoned oil and gas wells, conducts testing on a well in West Jefferson County. The well, located near the Hoh River in an area known as Oil City, is leaking emissions, and Shuck’s foundation is working to properly seal it. (Well Done Foundation)