Jefferson County

Ken Seifer prepares to climb into the saddle of Bob, a horse who  was traumatized by a farrier. After working with Seifer, Bob can now stand quietly and calmly while his hooves are tended. (Karen Griffiths/for Peninsula Daily News)

HORSEPLAY: Trainer teaches horses to trust human companions

and respected by — the horses they train. Ken Seifer strives to become that… Continue reading

Ken Seifer prepares to climb into the saddle of Bob, a horse who  was traumatized by a farrier. After working with Seifer, Bob can now stand quietly and calmly while his hooves are tended. (Karen Griffiths/for Peninsula Daily News)

Many restaraunts reopening indoor dining today

Others waiting until later in the week; take-out still an option

Richard Maxwell stretches before his Friday workout at the Port Townsend Athletic Club, which is about to double its capacity as North Olympic Peninsula gyms move into Phase 2 of the state's economic recovery plan. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Restrictions eased for workout facilities

It’s about to get easier to work out or join a yoga class. Movies on the big screen, however, are still somewhere on the horizon.… Continue reading

Richard Maxwell stretches before his Friday workout at the Port Townsend Athletic Club, which is about to double its capacity as North Olympic Peninsula gyms move into Phase 2 of the state's economic recovery plan. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
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U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Melinda McCoy makes her rounds on North Laurel Street in a snow-covered downtown Port Angeles on Saturday morning after several inches of snow blanketed the area  Friday night and into Saturday.

Snow blankets Peninsula; storm expected to turn slushy today

Snowfall depth varies greatly across Clallam, Jefferson counties

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U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Melinda McCoy makes her rounds on North Laurel Street in a snow-covered downtown Port Angeles on Saturday morning after several inches of snow blanketed the area  Friday night and into Saturday.
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County considers homeless facilities

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on interim zoning regulations for a siting establishment, and operation of temporary homeless facilities in… Continue reading

Cameron Scott
Cameron Scott

Hairston named administrator and CEO of Bonneville Power Administration

The Department of Energy has named John Hairston as administrator and CEO of the Bonneville Power Administration. Hairston has been the administration’s interim… Continue reading

Barber Debbie Hinton of Port Townsend's Victorian Clipper barbershop had a vintage truck towed in from Chimacum decades ago, with the intention of planting a garden in it. These days it's a changing holiday display festooned in February with Valentine's Day decor. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Holiday decor

Barber Debbie Hinton of Port Townsend’s Victorian Clipper barbershop had a vintage truck towed in from Chimacum decades ago, with the intention of planting a… Continue reading

Barber Debbie Hinton of Port Townsend's Victorian Clipper barbershop had a vintage truck towed in from Chimacum decades ago, with the intention of planting a garden in it. These days it's a changing holiday display festooned in February with Valentine's Day decor. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

ISSUES OF FAITH: Love and justice central themes for Judaism

“IGNORANCE IS THE curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven,” (Shakespeare). Whenever I am asked to speak about Judaism, I… Continue reading

Styrofoam recycling postponed

Due to the forecast for snow, the Styrofoam recycling event set for this Saturday at Port Townsend’s Safeway has been postponed to… Continue reading

Chimacum School District levy approved

Passage a ‘vote of confidence,’ acting chief says

The Jefferson Healthcare Foundation's Kris Becker codesigned the new Well Hearts website offering a guided meditation, an art class and other heart health-oriented activities. (Photo courtesy of the Jefferson Healthcare Foundation)

Heartfelt site gives month-long tips

Jefferson Healthcare Foundation finds ways to provide inspiration

The Jefferson Healthcare Foundation's Kris Becker codesigned the new Well Hearts website offering a guided meditation, an art class and other heart health-oriented activities. (Photo courtesy of the Jefferson Healthcare Foundation)
Port Townsend Public Works Crew Chief Chris MacDonald, left, stands with Tracy Benson, equipment operator, on Wednesday in front of one of the snow plows they and their other team members will use to keep roads clear in Port Townsend. Snow is forecast in the next few days. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County road crews prepare for snow

Heavy snow possible in south county this weekend

Port Townsend Public Works Crew Chief Chris MacDonald, left, stands with Tracy Benson, equipment operator, on Wednesday in front of one of the snow plows they and their other team members will use to keep roads clear in Port Townsend. Snow is forecast in the next few days. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Queets-Clearwater levy gets nod from voters

West End Jefferson County voters have overwhelmingly approved a three-year Educational Programs and Operations levy for the Queets-Clearwater School District. In the second… Continue reading

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Voters approve two Sequim School District levies

Four-year plans bolster basic education, maintenance projects

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West End voters approve Quillayute Valley schools, Forks hospital levies

West End school and hospital administrators on Wednesday were basking in the glow of voter approval. About one in three voters took part… Continue reading

State Parks to discuss Navy decision

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will conduct a virtual special meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday to discuss possible clarifying language concerning… Continue reading

Snow fears postpone COVID vaccine clinic in Forks

The expectation of snow in the lowlands this weekend has put the Forks COVID-19 vaccination clinic on hold until the following weekend, while the Port… Continue reading