Jefferson County

Gingerbread housing boom in progress in Port Townsend

Housing construction is peaking now in Jefferson County. Already, nearly three dozen new homes have been built — all tiny. Crews include… Continue reading

Lighted boat parade planned Friday

Procession from Boat Haven to Point Hudson

Navy sets training for today

Naval Magazine Indian Island has scheduled a training exercise today. All training activities will take place on base within the installation boundaries,… Continue reading

Sing-a-Ling slated Thursday

Keeth Apgar will present Sing-a-Ling from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday. The program for toddlers and preschoolers will be on Zoom.… Continue reading

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood
An EA-18G Growler taxis down the airstrip on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during the squadron’s welcome home ceremony in August 2017.

Whidbey anti-noise group gets wins in Navy Growler lawsuit

Judge: Navy didn’t consider all environmental impacts

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood
An EA-18G Growler taxis down the airstrip on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during the squadron’s welcome home ceremony in August 2017.

Authorities warn of omicron surge

Peninsula health officer urges vaccinations

The a cappella Wild Rose Chorale, caroling in downtown Port Townsend earlier this month, will give the first in-person Candlelight Concert in 20 months this Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church. The members are, from left, director Leslie Lewis, Doug Rodgers, Viola Frank, Al Thompson, Sarah Gustner-Hewitt, Eugenia Frank, Steve Duniho and Lynn Nowak; not pictured is Chuck Helman. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
The a cappella Wild Rose Chorale, caroling in downtown Port Townsend earlier this month, will give the first in-person Candlelight Concert in 20 months this Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church. The members are, from left, director Leslie Lewis, Doug Rodgers, Viola Frank, Al Thompson, Sarah Gustner-Hewitt, Eugenia Frank, Steve Duniho and Lynn Nowak; not pictured is Chuck Helman. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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Jefferson County commissioners approve biennial budget

By Garrett Harr Peninsula Daily News PORT TOWNSEND - The Jefferson County commissioners has approved the final 2022-2023 Jefferson County biennial budget. The commissioners adopted… Continue reading

Military-grade flare detonated near North Beach Park

A military-grade flare was detonated on a Port Townsend beach last weekend. At about 8 p.m. Saturday, the Port Townsend Police Department… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A Christmas canoe cruise

As the holiday season progresses, we ask ourselves the question, “will we be at home or on the road?” This year, staying home for the… Continue reading

Tickets for Jefferson Master Gardener Foundation’s lecture series available

Tickets are now on sale for the Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation’s 2022 Yard and Garden lecture series. The virtual lectures are… Continue reading

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Members of a Monday coffee and dog walking group walk along Water Street in downtown Port Townsend on Monday. The group, from left, include Tony Genovese and Cleo, Jim Brennan, Betty Peterson-Wheeler, Anneke Van Krieken and Max, and Linda Christie with Flaco. Behind Flaco is Stella, a miniature Schnauzer whose red leash is attached to her owner, Laurie Jones. All are from Port Townsend.

Out for a walk

By Steve Mullensky For Peninsula Daily News Members of a Monday coffee and dog walking group walk along Water Street in downtown Port Townsend on… Continue reading

Steve Mullensky / for Peninsula Daily News
Members of a Monday coffee and dog walking group walk along Water Street in downtown Port Townsend on Monday. The group, from left, include Tony Genovese and Cleo, Jim Brennan, Betty Peterson-Wheeler, Anneke Van Krieken and Max, and Linda Christie with Flaco. Behind Flaco is Stella, a miniature Schnauzer whose red leash is attached to her owner, Laurie Jones. All are from Port Townsend.

Three die from COVID-19 in Clallam County

Health officer: Misinformation still being circulated

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Peninsula Home Fund going strong

The annual campaign for Peninsula Home Fund donations continues through the holiday season. For 32 years, the Peninsula Daily News has collected donations to create… Continue reading

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Lisa Anderson and Ben Casserd, along with Half Pint, their terrier mix, are the staff monitors at the Winter Welcoming Center. The center offers warmth, coffee, snacks, wi-fi and electricity for charging devices in the Pope Marine Building at Water and Madison streets in Port Townsend. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Winter Welcoming Center opens

Morning shelter offered in Port Townsend

Lisa Anderson and Ben Casserd, along with Half Pint, their terrier mix, are the staff monitors at the Winter Welcoming Center. The center offers warmth, coffee, snacks, wi-fi and electricity for charging devices in the Pope Marine Building at Water and Madison streets in Port Townsend. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Five capital projects proposed for Fort Worden campus

Emergency generator made a priority after large-scale power outage last month

Habitat for Humanity job site supervisor Dave Weld of Sequim drives into Port Townsend to work with a crew of volunteers on a two-bedroom house he says will be filled with natural light. It’s one of several Habitat homes to be finished in 2022. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Crews from across Peninsula join forces on Port Townsend housing

Habitat for Humanity working to build affordable homes

Habitat for Humanity job site supervisor Dave Weld of Sequim drives into Port Townsend to work with a crew of volunteers on a two-bedroom house he says will be filled with natural light. It’s one of several Habitat homes to be finished in 2022. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)