Jefferson County

Port Townsend’s Fire Bell Tower stands over a city park that will soon receive some $15,000 in landscaping thanks to a donation accepted this week. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Fire Bell Tower park to be spruced up

Landscaper donates services to Port Townsend

Port Townsend’s Fire Bell Tower stands over a city park that will soon receive some $15,000 in landscaping thanks to a donation accepted this week. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Snow blankets the Toandos Peninsula, where high winds tore through trees, as seen in this photo from near Fisherman Harbor. (Photo courtesy Karen Grooms)

Highway 101 stretch stays closed

Repairs continue after ‘catastrophic’ damage

Snow blankets the Toandos Peninsula, where high winds tore through trees, as seen in this photo from near Fisherman Harbor. (Photo courtesy Karen Grooms)

Jan. 6 vigils set today in Sequim, Port Townsend

Indivisible Sequim will join the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County and other organizations across the country in hosting a vigil on… Continue reading

Kaci Cronkhite will moderate "She Builds: Wit & Wisdom from Three Port Townsend Women Boatbuilders," the Jan. 20 installment of the Northwest Maritime Center's "Ask an Expert" six-part online series.   photo courtesy Northwest Maritime Center

Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Festival crew present ‘Ask An Expert’ series beginning Thursday

Voyaging around the world the old-fashioned way, electrifying your boat, making your way as a woman in the boatbuilding community: These are… Continue reading

Kaci Cronkhite will moderate "She Builds: Wit & Wisdom from Three Port Townsend Women Boatbuilders," the Jan. 20 installment of the Northwest Maritime Center's "Ask an Expert" six-part online series.   photo courtesy Northwest Maritime Center

Candlelight vigil planned in Port Townsend on Thursday

Along with holding a candlelight vigil Thursday afternoon, the League of Women Voters-Jefferson County encourages local residents to place candles in their… Continue reading

COVID-19 cases rise; lack of in-person meetings questioned

As confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket on the North Olympic Peninsula, a Joyce couple questioned the need to continue conducting public meetings remotely during… Continue reading

David Faber

Faber new mayor in Port Townsend

Howard elected deputy mayor by council

David Faber

PAT NEAL: A really hard winter on the Peninsula

It was daylight in the swamp. Last week’s snow was melting in the rain. It turned into a slushy mess with an icy base that… Continue reading

The Port Ludlow Art Leagues' jeweler of the month, Georganne Muse, creates necklaces and other wearable art.
The Port Ludlow Art Leagues' jeweler of the month, Georganne Muse, creates necklaces and other wearable art.
Sarah Doyle, the North Olympic Salmon Coalition’s program and partnership manager, demonstrates the planting of a tree near the Kilisut Harbor bridge between Marrowstone and Indian islands. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Sarah Doyle, the North Olympic Salmon Coalition’s program and partnership manager, demonstrates the planting of a tree near the Kilisut Harbor bridge between Marrowstone and Indian islands. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Fifty miles of Highway 101 remain closed on Tuesday

Crews work to clear highway after Sunday night snowstorm

Commercial salal permit sale set for Wednesday

Permits for commercial-use salal will go on sale Wednesday at Olympic National Forest offices. Permit sales will begin at 9 a.m. at the… Continue reading

Maritime center buys Swan Hotel

Offseason program to be linked with lodging

A state Department of Transportation crew fixes a wind-damaged stoplight on Monday at the intersection of state Highway 20 and Kearney Street in Port Townsend. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 30s and low 40s this week with rain in the forecast. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Wind damage

By Steve Mullensky For Peninsula Daily News A state Department of Transportation crew fixes a wind-damaged stoplight on Monday at the intersection of state Highway… Continue reading

A state Department of Transportation crew fixes a wind-damaged stoplight on Monday at the intersection of state Highway 20 and Kearney Street in Port Townsend. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 30s and low 40s this week with rain in the forecast. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
A lone pedestrian walks the Larry Scott Trail toward the Port Townsend Paper Mill on Monday morning as a stiff wind whips up the waves nearby. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Windy day on Port Townsend bay

A lone pedestrian walks the Larry Scott Trail toward the Port Townsend Paper Mill on Monday morning as a stiff wind whips up the waves… Continue reading

A lone pedestrian walks the Larry Scott Trail toward the Port Townsend Paper Mill on Monday morning as a stiff wind whips up the waves nearby. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Indie Bo Bruner was born at home to Laura and Rusty Bruner of Port Angeles at 2:44 a.m. New Year’s Day. She is seen here soon after the birth with her older sister, Evie Wilder Bruner, by her side. (Mallorie Kirsch, LM CPM)

Peninsula’s first baby of 2022 born to Port Angeles couple

Jefferson County’s new infant arrives Sunday at hospital

Indie Bo Bruner was born at home to Laura and Rusty Bruner of Port Angeles at 2:44 a.m. New Year’s Day. She is seen here soon after the birth with her older sister, Evie Wilder Bruner, by her side. (Mallorie Kirsch, LM CPM)

Blue Heron, OCEAN in Port Townsend closed Monday

Classes are canceled Monday at the campus of Blue Heron Middle School and the alternative K-12 school OCEAN. The Port Townsend School… Continue reading