Jefferson County

Team Mustang Survival’s Rite of Passage didn't know each other well before they began training together, so they've been working with a race coach on mental strategies and teambuilding. Their average age is less than 17-years-old. (L-R) Enzo Dougherty, Francesca Dougherty, Nadia Khalil, Sebastian Dougherty. (Photo Ra'ed Khalil)

Adventurers gear up for Race to Alaska

Competitors ready to sail, paddle 750 miles without motors

Team Mustang Survival’s Rite of Passage didn't know each other well before they began training together, so they've been working with a race coach on mental strategies and teambuilding. Their average age is less than 17-years-old. (L-R) Enzo Dougherty, Francesca Dougherty, Nadia Khalil, Sebastian Dougherty. (Photo Ra'ed Khalil)
Makee Lahti Locklear, 3, rides a Jefferson Transit bus during Car Free Day. He rode with his mother to a gymnastics class.

Car Free Day draws 91 particpants

Many say they will commute without driving a car in the future

Makee Lahti Locklear, 3, rides a Jefferson Transit bus during Car Free Day. He rode with his mother to a gymnastics class.

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

In-person meeting 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 DelGuzzi Drive (off U.S. Highway 101) in east Port Angeles.… Continue reading

High school graduations planned today

Several North Olympic Peninsula high schools will celebrate commencement today. They are: • Chimacum Junior Senior High School will celebrate its 53 graduates at the… Continue reading

Courtesy of Donna Hollatz
BCH Peninsula Chapter members enjoy friendship and a hearty breakfast before their annual Rhody Ride at Miller Peninsula.

HORSEPLAY: Annual ‘OPEN the Trails’ fundraiser slated in July

HEY! SOME LOCAL horse owners are scrambling to find feed for their stock animals. I was told by more than one hay seller that we… Continue reading

Courtesy of Donna Hollatz
BCH Peninsula Chapter members enjoy friendship and a hearty breakfast before their annual Rhody Ride at Miller Peninsula.
Pictured, from left to right, are Devon Beckham, Tammy Ridgway, Sandra Pawley, Tyson Svetich, Megan Fields, Andrew Lewis, K. Heidt, James Stewart, Nick Forcier, Josue Barajas, Trevor Bergen and Fire Chief Tim Manly.

New emergency medical technicians graduate

The Jefferson County Emergency Medicine System and Trauma Care Council graduated nine new emergency medical technicians at a May 24 ceremony in Port Hadlock. The… Continue reading

Pictured, from left to right, are Devon Beckham, Tammy Ridgway, Sandra Pawley, Tyson Svetich, Megan Fields, Andrew Lewis, K. Heidt, James Stewart, Nick Forcier, Josue Barajas, Trevor Bergen and Fire Chief Tim Manly.

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

Wild Rose Chorale singers for a pair of 30 th anniversary concerts are (from left) Eugenia Frank,
Leslie Lewis, Lynn Nowak, Chuck Helman, Rolf Vegdahl, Steve Duniho, Sarah Gustner-Hewitt, Al
Thompson, Viola Frank and Doug Rodgers.
Wild Rose Chorale singers for a pair of 30 th anniversary concerts are (from left) Eugenia Frank,
Leslie Lewis, Lynn Nowak, Chuck Helman, Rolf Vegdahl, Steve Duniho, Sarah Gustner-Hewitt, Al
Thompson, Viola Frank and Doug Rodgers.

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Virtual meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday. For information email [email protected] • Forks Chamber of Commerce — Virtual… Continue reading

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Tim O’Neill, Ginger Fortier and Honey Neimann, all from Port Townsend and members of Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation, pick weeds and do other clean up at Dahlia Park, on the corner of 10th St. and Sims Way in Port Townsend on Wednesday afternoon. The association took over the maintenance of the garden from the city in 2003 and volunteers like these make certain the park is always looking nice and appropriate for the season.

Garden grooming in Port Townsend

Tim O’Neill, Ginger Fortier and Honey Neimann, all from Port Townsend and members of Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation, pick weeds and do other clean… Continue reading

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

Tim O’Neill, Ginger Fortier and Honey Neimann, all from Port Townsend and members of Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation, pick weeds and do other clean up at Dahlia Park, on the corner of 10th St. and Sims Way in Port Townsend on Wednesday afternoon. The association took over the maintenance of the garden from the city in 2003 and volunteers like these make certain the park is always looking nice and appropriate for the season.

Juvenile salmon return to passage

Volunteers count 1,000 in 2 days

March for Our Lives planned in Sequim on Saturday

Rally combined with one originally set in Port Townsend

Robert Parker, a self-employed contractor from Port Orchard, installs a granite plaque honoring Navy Seabee Marvin G. Shields, who died in June 1965 in Vietnam and was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism, at the Marvin Shields Memorial Flagpole on a stone monument from which the original bronze plaque was stolen in 2019. “He is very precious to us,” said Parker, an ex-Navy Seabee who volunteered to place the plaque. “This plaque is granite so there is less incentive for thieves,” he added. The Admiralty Inlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate the memorial plaque at 1 p.m. Saturday in the small park on the north side of West Sims Way between Sheridan and Tenth streets. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Plaque dedication

By Steve Mullensky For Peninsula Daily News Robert Parker, a self-employed contractor from Port Orchard, installs a granite plaque honoring Navy Seabee Marvin G. Shields,… Continue reading

Robert Parker, a self-employed contractor from Port Orchard, installs a granite plaque honoring Navy Seabee Marvin G. Shields, who died in June 1965 in Vietnam and was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism, at the Marvin Shields Memorial Flagpole on a stone monument from which the original bronze plaque was stolen in 2019. “He is very precious to us,” said Parker, an ex-Navy Seabee who volunteered to place the plaque. “This plaque is granite so there is less incentive for thieves,” he added. The Admiralty Inlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate the memorial plaque at 1 p.m. Saturday in the small park on the north side of West Sims Way between Sheridan and Tenth streets. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith.

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith will present “The Power of Imagination” at Unity in Port Townsend

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith will present “The Power of Imagination” at 11 a.m. Sunday The service is at Unity in Port Townsend,… Continue reading

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith.

‘March For Our Lives’ rallies set Saturday in Port Townsend, Sequim

“March For Our Lives” rallies demanding policy changes to curb gun violence are planned in Port Townsend and Sequim on Saturday. The Sequim march will… Continue reading

Thiago Silva of Team IMUA cools off with a dive into Port Townsend Bay after 70 hard rowing miles with teammate Greg Spooner to win the 2019 Seventy48 human-powered watercraft race. The 2022 Seventy48 race will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in Tacoma, 70 miles from Port Townsend, and participants must ring the bell at City Dock in Port Townsend within 48 hours. The Northwest Maritime Center plans an awards ceremony at Sunday’s Ruckus, which precedes the start of the Race to Alaska on Monday. Some 130 teams were signed up as of Wednesday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

70 miles in 48 hours

By Steve Mullensky For Peninsula Daily News Thiago Silva of Team IMUA cools off with a dive into Port Townsend Bay after 70 hard rowing… Continue reading

Thiago Silva of Team IMUA cools off with a dive into Port Townsend Bay after 70 hard rowing miles with teammate Greg Spooner to win the 2019 Seventy48 human-powered watercraft race. The 2022 Seventy48 race will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in Tacoma, 70 miles from Port Townsend, and participants must ring the bell at City Dock in Port Townsend within 48 hours. The Northwest Maritime Center plans an awards ceremony at Sunday’s Ruckus, which precedes the start of the Race to Alaska on Monday. Some 130 teams were signed up as of Wednesday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)