Jefferson County

No shooting-area, massage parlors before counties next week

Governmental entities will meet across the North Olympic Peninsula next week. Jefferson County The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding the… Continue reading

Sperry Hunt will perform Saturday at Fort Worden.
Sperry Hunt will perform Saturday at Fort Worden.
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Pete Hanke (left) and son Chris, with Puget Sound Express, the 37 year old whale watching tour company based in Port Townsend, stand on the the bow of their new 77 foot tour boat, Swiftsure, while it is being fitted out at Point Hudson Marina on Thursday. The swiftsure will carry up to 145 passengers around the Salish Sea.

All aboard new tour boat

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News Pete Hanke, left, and son Chris, with Puget Sound Express, the 37-year-old whale watching tour company based in Port Townsend,… Continue reading

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Pete Hanke (left) and son Chris, with Puget Sound Express, the 37 year old whale watching tour company based in Port Townsend, stand on the the bow of their new 77 foot tour boat, Swiftsure, while it is being fitted out at Point Hudson Marina on Thursday. The swiftsure will carry up to 145 passengers around the Salish Sea.

Costs central concern

Jefferson Healthcare’s campus modernization and expansion project is still in the design phase, but soaring construction costs have become a central concern… Continue reading

Facilities earn engineering award

Olympic Water and Sewer’s new groundwater chlorination and filtration facilities earned a 2022 Excellence in Engineering Award from the Pacific Northwest section… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Living with digression in the time of COVID

OVER THE PAST few years, especially during our nation’s way too longstanding run of “Lockdown” and its simultaneous spin-offs “Cooking in the Time of COVID”,… Continue reading

Jefferson County Commissioner candidates talk housing

Development issues take lead at candidate forum

Jefferson Healthcare hospital may drop bond request

Commissioners considering self-funding medical center project

Musics, desserts offered this weekend

Music, dancing and desserts are on tap this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula. • Salsa Night - Latin Dance Party is planned at 7:30… Continue reading

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith.

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith will present “Pilgrimage to Sacred Earth” at Unity in Port Townsend

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith will present “Pilgrimage to Sacred Earth” at 11 a.m. Sunday The service is at Unity in Port Townsend,… Continue reading

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith.
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Amelia Grant, from Port Townsend, loses air in the canopy of the high performance kite she was flying on the parade ground at Fort Worden State Park on Tuesday. A brisk wind blew in from the west and made for perfect kite flying weather.

Go fly a kite

Amelia Grant, from Port Townsend, loses air in the canopy of the high performance kite she was flying on the parade ground at Fort Worden… Continue reading

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Amelia Grant, from Port Townsend, loses air in the canopy of the high performance kite she was flying on the parade ground at Fort Worden State Park on Tuesday. A brisk wind blew in from the west and made for perfect kite flying weather.

Jefferson PUD gets $1.8M loan to expand high-speed internet

Work to be done in 2023

Port Townsend woman charged after hitting bicyclist

A Port Townsend woman faces arraignment Friday after she was charged with hit-and-run injury, a felony,… Continue reading

THING stage drew crowds in 2019.
Christine Mitchell

THING tickets on sale now

Music, arts planned for three days in August

THING stage drew crowds in 2019.
Christine Mitchell
sean allen missing hiker

Missing climber found dead

Body of Port Angeles man taken to Jefferson County coroner

sean allen missing hiker
Alfonso Gonzalez Jr.

Gonzalez recognized in national honor

Alfonso Gonzalez Jr. received a 2022 Presidential Award for Environmental Educators. The annual awards recognize outstanding environmental projects performed by primary school… Continue reading

Alfonso Gonzalez Jr.

PAT NEAL: The hunt for blackberries

THERE ARE FEW outdoor activities more enjoyable than picking wild blackberries. By wild blackberries, I don’t mean the exotic berries that ripen along every roadside… Continue reading

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Mount Baker shines in morning sunshine last week as dozens of fishermen try their luck in the waters off the Point Wilson Light House.  Fishing is also open this week from Thursday through Saturday.

Fine fishing off the Point Wilson Lighthouse

Mount Baker shines in morning sunshine last week as dozens of fishermen try their luck in the waters off the Point Wilson Lighthouse. Fishing is… Continue reading

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Mount Baker shines in morning sunshine last week as dozens of fishermen try their luck in the waters off the Point Wilson Light House.  Fishing is also open this week from Thursday through Saturday.