Jefferson County

Farmer-florist Lexi Koch of Port Townsend and her son Jude, 8, unwrapped a few dozen roses Thursday for the extra-large floral heart garland to be placed at Haller Fountain on Monday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Tribute to be for those lost to COVID-19

Port Townsend women to adorn fountain with roses

Farmer-florist Lexi Koch of Port Townsend and her son Jude, 8, unwrapped a few dozen roses Thursday for the extra-large floral heart garland to be placed at Haller Fountain on Monday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County sets forums on running for office

The League of Women Voters of Jefferson County will present a series of presentations for residents considering running for public office beginning… Continue reading

Classic sailboats, like this one in 2017's Shipwrights' Regatta, will race on Port Townsend Bay in a 2021 event this Saturday. (Peninsula Daily News file)
Classic sailboats, like this one in 2017's Shipwrights' Regatta, will race on Port Townsend Bay in a 2021 event this Saturday. (Peninsula Daily News file)
Singer Sam Chase, seen at a mural in Eugene, Ore., will give a free online performance Friday via the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts' YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy The Sam Chase)
Singer Sam Chase, seen at a mural in Eugene, Ore., will give a free online performance Friday via the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts' YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy The Sam Chase)
Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro.
Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro.

Beaches upgraded for shellfishing

Strait of Juan De Fuca beaches from Low Point/Lyre River east to Discovery Bay have been opened to recreational harvesting of most shellfish. Discovery Bay… Continue reading

Candlelight Concert to feature Port Townsend duo

Chris Gilbert and Jay McHagar will perform at the Candlelight Concert Online series at Trinity United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Thursday.… Continue reading

Washington state poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna, seen at Fort Worden's Wheeler Theater in summer 2019, will give a free online reading Thursday via Northwind Art. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Former, present poets laureate to read work

Special presentation offered free online Thursday

Washington state poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna, seen at Fort Worden's Wheeler Theater in summer 2019, will give a free online reading Thursday via Northwind Art. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

PAT NEAL: A poisonous past

What started as a simple quest to dig a bucket of clams was not as simple as it seemed. There were no clams. Usually, when… Continue reading

COVID-19 variants found in Washington state

The South African variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in King County, and local health officials are urging residents to remain cautious. It is not… Continue reading

Local churches to stream services online

List includes Port Angeles, Sequim, Gardiner, Port Townsend and Chimacum

Matt Peaverly of Portland, Ore., helps his wife Grace with her dive gear before they go diving at the Marine Science Center at Fort Worden State Park on Monday. The couple, along with another diver, went diving at various sites during the weekend. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Gear check

Matt Peaverly of Portland, Ore., helps his wife Grace with her dive gear before they go diving at the Marine Science Center at Fort Worden… Continue reading

Matt Peaverly of Portland, Ore., helps his wife Grace with her dive gear before they go diving at the Marine Science Center at Fort Worden State Park on Monday. The couple, along with another diver, went diving at various sites during the weekend. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Man leads Jefferson County deputies on high-speed chase

Pursuit from Discovery Bay to Quilcene reaches 80 to 100 mph

Erica Bauermeister writes about her Port Townsend home in "House Lessons," the city's 2021 Community Read. photo by Ben Bauermeister
Erica Bauermeister writes about her Port Townsend home in "House Lessons," the city's 2021 Community Read. photo by Ben Bauermeister

Cruise topic of talk at East Jefferson Rotary

Malcolm Hermann will present “A Three-Year Sailing Cruise in the Atlantic and Mediterranean in the mid-80s” at 12:10 p.m. Thursday. Hermann will… Continue reading