Jefferson County

Race to Alaska competitors back in race on Wednesday

Start of next stage at noon today

Rhody Run Redux draws more than 900

Proceeds donated to area nonprofits

Special Olympian Deedra Hunter of Port Angeles takes a turn carrying the torch accompanied by fellow Olympian Bonny Ann Cates, left, and Chief Criminal Deputy Brian King of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office during Wednesday’s Law Enforcement Torch Run along a section of the Waterfront Trail in Port Angeles. The relay, which included representatives from the sheriff’s offices in Clallam and Jefferson counties, Port Angeles and Sequim police, tribal police from Lower Elwha Klallam and Jamestown S’Klallam, State Patrol, Quilcene firefighters, U.S. Border Patrol, state parks personnel and Olympic National Park rangers, as well as several Special Olympians, followed a route from the west side of Port Angeles at 7 a.m. to the Hood Canal Bridge to about 5 p.m. in support of Special Olympics, which provides sports training and athletic competition for individuals with disabilities. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Special Olympics torch run

Special Olympian Deedra Hunter of Port Angeles takes a turn carrying the torch accompanied by fellow Olympian Bonny Ann Cates, left, and Chief Criminal Deputy… Continue reading

Special Olympian Deedra Hunter of Port Angeles takes a turn carrying the torch accompanied by fellow Olympian Bonny Ann Cates, left, and Chief Criminal Deputy Brian King of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office during Wednesday’s Law Enforcement Torch Run along a section of the Waterfront Trail in Port Angeles. The relay, which included representatives from the sheriff’s offices in Clallam and Jefferson counties, Port Angeles and Sequim police, tribal police from Lower Elwha Klallam and Jamestown S’Klallam, State Patrol, Quilcene firefighters, U.S. Border Patrol, state parks personnel and Olympic National Park rangers, as well as several Special Olympians, followed a route from the west side of Port Angeles at 7 a.m. to the Hood Canal Bridge to about 5 p.m. in support of Special Olympics, which provides sports training and athletic competition for individuals with disabilities. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Three days of Steampunk events begin Friday in Port Townsend

Victorian outfits meet sci-fi in live music, fashion show, bazaar

Jefferson County Fairgrounds seeking possiblities for growth

Manager: Space more than area for annual county fair

Law enforcement to run with Special Olympic torch

Law enforcement agencies from both Clallam and Jefferson counties will carry the Special Olympics Torch across the North Olympic Peninsula in support of Special Olympics… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A short history of extinction

FOR SOME, THE new year begins in January. Out on our rivers, the new year begins now with the warming temperatures and the emergence of… Continue reading

Port Townsend golf course planning returns

City to resume gathering public comment

Four competitors in the first stage of the Race to Alaska were rescued Monday by the U.S. Coast Guard and a support vessel when their boats became disabled in 10-foot-high waves and gale force winds on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The 750-mile adventure race that begins in Port Townsend and ends in Ketchikan, Alaska, does not allow engines and prohibits drops of food and supplies to competitors. The mast on Team Narwhal’s 32-foot trimaran snapped and the vessel was towed to shore. (Liv von Oelreich)

Stormy seas challenge contenders in Strait

Four rescued, others take refuge; Seattle team wins first stage

Four competitors in the first stage of the Race to Alaska were rescued Monday by the U.S. Coast Guard and a support vessel when their boats became disabled in 10-foot-high waves and gale force winds on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The 750-mile adventure race that begins in Port Townsend and ends in Ketchikan, Alaska, does not allow engines and prohibits drops of food and supplies to competitors. The mast on Team Narwhal’s 32-foot trimaran snapped and the vessel was towed to shore. (Liv von Oelreich)
Port Townsend High School’s Sidda Hayes, Macy Smith, Charlotte Falge and Maddi Witheridge look over Tusker Behrenfeld’s mortar board to decipher the meaning. Eighty-two seniors received their diplomas before family and friends during the 132nd Commencement at McCurdy Pavilion on Friday night. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Chimacum, Port Townsend high school classes graduate

Port Townsend High School’s Sidda Hayes, Macy Smith, Charlotte Falge and Maddi Witheridge look over Tusker Behrenfeld’s mortar board to decipher the meaning. Eighty-two seniors… Continue reading

Port Townsend High School’s Sidda Hayes, Macy Smith, Charlotte Falge and Maddi Witheridge look over Tusker Behrenfeld’s mortar board to decipher the meaning. Eighty-two seniors received their diplomas before family and friends during the 132nd Commencement at McCurdy Pavilion on Friday night. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
With the snow-clad Olympic Mountains in the background and the patriotic strains of the Ukrainian national anthem playing over loudspeakers, these six sailboats of various shapes and sizes aim for the start line to embark on the Race 2 Alaska at 5 a.m. Monday morning in Port Townsend. With only the sound of wind in the sails (no motors are allowed), oars and paddles digging into the water and waves splashing against hulls, the 38 full race teams and the 12 proving ground teams face a formidable 750 miles of sometimes calm, sometimes stormy but always-dangerous ocean water before reaching the final destination of Ketchikan, Alaska. The winning team gets $10,000 nailed to a post while the second-place team races for a set of steak knives. The first stop is Victoria, B.C., where the teams will prove their mettle and get ready for the 710-mile stretch to Ketchikan, which gets underway on Thursday at noon in Victoria Harbour. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

And they’re off …

By Steve Mullensky For Peninsula Daily News With the snow-clad Olympic Mountains in the background and the patriotic strains of the Ukrainian national anthem playing… Continue reading

With the snow-clad Olympic Mountains in the background and the patriotic strains of the Ukrainian national anthem playing over loudspeakers, these six sailboats of various shapes and sizes aim for the start line to embark on the Race 2 Alaska at 5 a.m. Monday morning in Port Townsend. With only the sound of wind in the sails (no motors are allowed), oars and paddles digging into the water and waves splashing against hulls, the 38 full race teams and the 12 proving ground teams face a formidable 750 miles of sometimes calm, sometimes stormy but always-dangerous ocean water before reaching the final destination of Ketchikan, Alaska. The winning team gets $10,000 nailed to a post while the second-place team races for a set of steak knives. The first stop is Victoria, B.C., where the teams will prove their mettle and get ready for the 710-mile stretch to Ketchikan, which gets underway on Thursday at noon in Victoria Harbour. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Friends of Port Townsend Library book and media sale Saturday

The Friends of the Port Townsend Library will host a book and media sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The… Continue reading

Joan Shields Bennett, wife of former Navy Seabee Marvin Shields, reads her remarks to assembled guests during a re-dedication of a plaque honoring her late husband, who died in Vietnam in 1965. Shields, portrayed in the drawing on the stand, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions above and beyond the call of duty. The original plaque, made of bronze, was stolen in 2019 and was never recovered. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Plaque dedication

By Steve Mullensky For Peninsula Daily News Joan Shields Bennett, wife of former Navy Seabee Marvin Shields, reads her remarks to assembled guests during a… Continue reading

Joan Shields Bennett, wife of former Navy Seabee Marvin Shields, reads her remarks to assembled guests during a re-dedication of a plaque honoring her late husband, who died in Vietnam in 1965. Shields, portrayed in the drawing on the stand, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for actions above and beyond the call of duty. The original plaque, made of bronze, was stolen in 2019 and was never recovered. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Volunters sought for 4H summer programs

The Washington State University Jefferson County Extension is seeking adult volunteers to teach, or to assist with teaching, Explore 4-H camps on Wednesdays in July… Continue reading

Several sailors in Race to Alaska rescued, out of race

Four participants in the annual Race to Alaska were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Monday when some of the contestants’… Continue reading

2 more deaths due to COVID-19

Peninsula counties still at high risk

Bar stool bingo offered as fair fundraiser

There is Bar Stool Bingo at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. The fundaraiser for the Jefferson County Fair is at the Hilltop… Continue reading

Demonstrators in Sequim demand an end to gun violence and call for lawmakers to take action on stricter firearm laws as part of the nationwide March for Our Lives protests Saturday. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)

Demonstrators demand stricter gun laws

March for Our Lives protest among hundreds nationwide

Demonstrators in Sequim demand an end to gun violence and call for lawmakers to take action on stricter firearm laws as part of the nationwide March for Our Lives protests Saturday. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)

Grange meeting to include crop lecture

James Cassidy will present “Cover Crops and Crop Rotation” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Cassidy will address a meeting of Chimacum Grange in the… Continue reading