Jefferson County

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

Joint collaboration earns statewide honor

Intergovernmental Collaborative Group wins award for Port Townsend

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

Team Imua members Thiago Silva, left, and Connor Jones, from Mill Valley, CA. pause to reflect on their 70 mile overnight row from Tacoma to Port Townsend to win the annual Seventy48 race for non motorized watercraft. One Hundred twenty-three entrants started the 70 mile race at 7:00 PM Friday from Commencement Bay in Tacoma and they have 48 hours to complete the journey. Team Imua completed the trek in just over 9 and a half hours and taking home the approx. $5300.00 winners prize.

Seventy48 winners paddle in to Port Townsend

Team Imua members Thiago Silva, left, and Connor Jones from Mill Valley, Calif., pause to reflect on their 70-mile overnight row from Tacoma to Port… Continue reading

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

Team Imua members Thiago Silva, left, and Connor Jones, from Mill Valley, CA. pause to reflect on their 70 mile overnight row from Tacoma to Port Townsend to win the annual Seventy48 race for non motorized watercraft. One Hundred twenty-three entrants started the 70 mile race at 7:00 PM Friday from Commencement Bay in Tacoma and they have 48 hours to complete the journey. Team Imua completed the trek in just over 9 and a half hours and taking home the approx. $5300.00 winners prize.

A GROWING CONCERN: Dynamic duo keeps blooms coming all summer

NOW THAT SUMMER is almost officially here, your flowers and plants are finally growing at a recognizable pace, hanging baskets are ablaze with color, roses… Continue reading