Jefferson County

Five teenage students at the Ballet Workshop in Port Angeles are headed for summer training programs, reported Kate Robbins, BW’s artistic director. From left are Amelia Brown, 13, Isabella Knott, 17, Caitlynn Donaldson, 17, Ava Johnson, 15, and Daphne Oakes, 13. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Five teens accepted to summer intensives

Youth stars to leave this month for training programs

Five teenage students at the Ballet Workshop in Port Angeles are headed for summer training programs, reported Kate Robbins, BW’s artistic director. From left are Amelia Brown, 13, Isabella Knott, 17, Caitlynn Donaldson, 17, Ava Johnson, 15, and Daphne Oakes, 13. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson Community Foundation CEO Siobhan Canty. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson Community Foundation CEO Siobhan Canty. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Mountain View Pool temporarily closed by equipment failure

The city’s Mountain View Pool is temporarily closed due to a failed circulation pump motor, Public Works Director Steve King said Tuesday.… Continue reading

Delores Hagerman, 83, of Port Ludlow will benefit from a trust fund created for asbestos poisoning victims, such as her late husband Ken, derived from insulation made by Owens-Illinois Inc between 1948 and 1958. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula widow beneficiary of asbestos-illness fund

Deceased husband had served on settlement panel

Delores Hagerman, 83, of Port Ludlow will benefit from a trust fund created for asbestos poisoning victims, such as her late husband Ken, derived from insulation made by Owens-Illinois Inc between 1948 and 1958. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Quimper Grange to host open house

After a 15-month closure the Quimper Grange will host an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event, dubbed… Continue reading

David Scott Johnson.
David Scott Johnson.
Team Bendracing — kayakers Daniel Staudigel and Jason Magness of Bend, Ore. — set out with the rest of the racers in the WA360, the 360-mile, human- and wind-powered event that began in Port Townsend Bay at 6 a.m. Monday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Racers paddle, harness wind to sail Puget Sound

Teams set off on 360-mile round trip from Port Townsend

Team Bendracing — kayakers Daniel Staudigel and Jason Magness of Bend, Ore. — set out with the rest of the racers in the WA360, the 360-mile, human- and wind-powered event that began in Port Townsend Bay at 6 a.m. Monday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Rower Ken Deem of Tacoma, who placed second in the Seventy48 race last weekend, took a picture just before he started the WA360 in Port Townsend Bay on Monday morning. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Weather conditions challenge racers

Half the field finishes weekend’s Seventy48

Rower Ken Deem of Tacoma, who placed second in the Seventy48 race last weekend, took a picture just before he started the WA360 in Port Townsend Bay on Monday morning. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
This Asian giant hornet was found with a nest during a 2020 tree removal. (Karla Salp/State Department of Agriculture)

Murder hornets to be counted

Traps to be set to see if invasive bugs on Peninsula

This Asian giant hornet was found with a nest during a 2020 tree removal. (Karla Salp/State Department of Agriculture)

Port Townsend officials seek help in getting rid of poison hemlock

Port Townsend city officials are asking community members to help control poison hemlock near their homes and in public rights of way.… Continue reading

Team Sail Like a Girl, listening to a sendoff song composed especially for them, includes, from left, Jeanne Goussev, Christa Bassett Ross, Lisa Cole, Laurie Anna Kaplan and Elisha Van Luven. The team will take off this morning on the new WA360 race from Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

The joy of sailing — and singing — like a girl

Freshly made song sends off WA360 team before race

Team Sail Like a Girl, listening to a sendoff song composed especially for them, includes, from left, Jeanne Goussev, Christa Bassett Ross, Lisa Cole, Laurie Anna Kaplan and Elisha Van Luven. The team will take off this morning on the new WA360 race from Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
With the advent of June, continue sowing seeds in your garden such as radishes, lettuce and greens. (Andrew May/For Peninsula Daily News)

A GROWING CONCERN: Get your garden summer-ready

IN JUST TWO weeks, summer will begin (Sunday, June 20 at 12:21 p.m.) but the weather of late sure has us fooled into believing it… Continue reading

With the advent of June, continue sowing seeds in your garden such as radishes, lettuce and greens. (Andrew May/For Peninsula Daily News)
"I got it," said Seventy48 winner Carter Johnson as he carried his kayak onto shore just before 5 a.m. Saturday. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
"I got it," said Seventy48 winner Carter Johnson as he carried his kayak onto shore just before 5 a.m. Saturday. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
David Scott Johnson
David Scott Johnson

Marine biotoxins decline in Discovery Bay

A harmful algae bloom in Discovery Bay that caused a shellfish closure in April has dissipated, and shellfish samples were found to… Continue reading

PT seeks input on lighting pollution

Online survey takes comments on Dark Sky initiative

Paul and Daniel Hanke

Top readers recognized in Port Townsend

Students at the New Day Learning Academy of Port Townsend have raised $1,300 through Heifer International’s Read to Feed program. The program… Continue reading

Paul and Daniel Hanke