Jefferson County

Despite the rain and cooler temperatures teams were in high spirits as they tackled the water course on day at an earlier Kinetic Skulpture Race in Port Townsend. (Peninsula Daily News)

It’s “offishul”: Port Townsend’s Kinetic Skulpture Race is on

Bribes are accepted, teddy bears must be prominently displayed and all are warned not to forget to watch out for the giant… Continue reading

Despite the rain and cooler temperatures teams were in high spirits as they tackled the water course on day at an earlier Kinetic Skulpture Race in Port Townsend. (Peninsula Daily News)

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

Funding increases for area drug task force

OPNET includes many Peninsula jurisdictions

ISSUES OF FAITH: The prodigal son is welcomed home

THE CHURCH OF Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is unique in what you might find at a weekly worship service; what we call sacrament meeting.… Continue reading

Kinetic skulptures, Fall Spectacular, Family Pops among weekend events

Topping off this weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula is the Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Skulpture Race on Saturday and Sunday. This year’s… Continue reading

Susan Hazard’s Floribunda painting series is among the work on display at the Port Townsend Gallery.
Susan Hazard’s Floribunda painting series is among the work on display at the Port Townsend Gallery.

Fire district levy lid lifts to go on February ballots

Whether they merge or not, they need more funding, chief says

The U.S. Coast Guard and East Jefferson Fire and Rescue assisted a fishing trawler that began taking on water shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Port Townsend Bay. No more information was available Thursday afternoon. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Trawler takes on water

The U.S. Coast Guard and East Jefferson Fire and Rescue assisted a fishing trawler that began taking on water shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday in… Continue reading

The U.S. Coast Guard and East Jefferson Fire and Rescue assisted a fishing trawler that began taking on water shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Port Townsend Bay. No more information was available Thursday afternoon. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson Healthcare’s Campus Expansion and Modernization project is explained to state Reps. Mike Chapman and Steve Tharinger, far left, earlier this week. Dr. Christine Skorberg, middle, speaks to them about the importance of an expanded obstetrics and gynecology clinic while hospital Commissioner Jill Buhler Rienstra and Dr. Asif Luqman, far right, look on. (Jefferson Healthcare)
Jefferson Healthcare’s Campus Expansion and Modernization project is explained to state Reps. Mike Chapman and Steve Tharinger, far left, earlier this week. Dr. Christine Skorberg, middle, speaks to them about the importance of an expanded obstetrics and gynecology clinic while hospital Commissioner Jill Buhler Rienstra and Dr. Asif Luqman, far right, look on. (Jefferson Healthcare)

OlyCAP director says housing projects on track

Affordable apartments and temporary shelter moving forward

Spirit of Spring" by Matt DiPietro is among artwork on display at the Jefferson Museumof Art & History.

Two exhibits open today at Jefferson Museum

Two exhibits open today at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History. Juxtapositions and Exquisite Jewels are the new exhibits on display… Continue reading

Spirit of Spring" by Matt DiPietro is among artwork on display at the Jefferson Museumof Art & History.

Candidate forum set Friday

The United Peninsula Candidate Forum for hopefuls for District 6 congressman, and state representatives for District 24, Positions 1 and 2, is set… Continue reading

Kinetic Skulpture race this weekend

Human-powered inventions to transverse varied kourse

Dr. Suzanne Ames.

Peninsula College president emphasizes community connections

Leader says institution must be proactive

Dr. Suzanne Ames.
From left to right, Boat School Executive Director Betsy Davis and Ajax Café owner Kristan McCary celebrate the recognition of the Galster House, home of the Ajax Café, with this year’s Mary P. Johnson Award for historic preservation presented by the Jefferson County Historical Society and its executive director, Shelly Leavens.
From left to right, Boat School Executive Director Betsy Davis and Ajax Café owner Kristan McCary celebrate the recognition of the Galster House, home of the Ajax Café, with this year’s Mary P. Johnson Award for historic preservation presented by the Jefferson County Historical Society and its executive director, Shelly Leavens.
Port Townsend artist Rebecca Welti records the installation of her concrete climbing sculpture, Pluteus, at a new playground area at HJ Carroll Park in Chimacum. The sculpture, in the shape of a baby sea urchin, is totally accessible and represents dependence on life in the Salish Sea. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Sculpture installation

Port Townsend artist Rebecca Welti records the installation of her concrete climbing sculpture, Pluteus, at a new playground area at HJ Carroll Park in Chimacum.… Continue reading

Port Townsend artist Rebecca Welti records the installation of her concrete climbing sculpture, Pluteus, at a new playground area at HJ Carroll Park in Chimacum. The sculpture, in the shape of a baby sea urchin, is totally accessible and represents dependence on life in the Salish Sea. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Story slam slated Oct. 4 in Port Townsend

The Church of BuVu and Winter Texts will host PT Story Slam from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 4. The free… Continue reading

Filmmaker advice

Jared and Jerusha Hess have advice for would-be filmmakers: • Go to film school if you can because you’ll meet other people who love film… Continue reading

Filmmakers Jerusha and Jared Hess are interviewed during the 23rd annual Port Townsend Film Festival. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Filmmakers look to go beyond ‘Napoleon Dynamite’

Jared, Jerusha Hess have work to do after first feature

Filmmakers Jerusha and Jared Hess are interviewed during the 23rd annual Port Townsend Film Festival. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)