Jefferson County

Native American activists rally in Olympia

Native American activists rally in Olympia

The marble walls of the state Capitol reverberated with the roar of drums and voices as… Continue reading

Native American activists rally in Olympia

NEWS: Port Angeles School Board set to meet … and other items

The Port Angeles School Board will hold an executive session to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for appointment to elective office… Continue reading

Port Townsend council looks at possible annexation into fire district

The Port Townsend City Council discussed a possible ballot measure proposing the city be annexed into the East Jefferson Fire-Rescue district. “Currently,… Continue reading

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., heads to the chamber with fellow Democrats for a procedural vote aimed at reopening the government, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Olympic National Park back to business as usual after shutdown

Olympic National Park remained open to the public but bereft of visitor services Monday after the House and Senate voted to end… Continue reading

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., heads to the chamber with fellow Democrats for a procedural vote aimed at reopening the government, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled

A powerful earthquake struck off an island in the Gulf of Alaska, prompting… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners worry over military, land-use bills

Jefferson commissioners worry over military, land-use bills

Jefferson County commissioners expressed concern Monday over state legislation they said would allow commanders of military bases to veto county and city… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners worry over military, land-use bills
Young women shine in Peninsula-wide music competition

Young women shine in Peninsula-wide music competition

With a little-known piece from a female composer, Lauren Waldron wowed the judges. Waldron, 18, took first prize in the 32nd annual… Continue reading

Young women shine in Peninsula-wide music competition

NEWS BRIEFS: Scholarship applications available … and other items

The Peninsula College Foundation announced that it has nearly 70 scholarships totaling more than $100,000 to award to students attending Peninsula College’s… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: West Enders seek warm meals, generators and water

WEST END NEIGHBOR: West Enders seek warm meals, generators and water

THE POWER GOING out was fairly predictable, given the stormy weather Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Even still, there isn’t a whole lot my… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: West Enders seek warm meals, generators and water
Olympic National Park open amid shutdown, but visitors mostly on their own

Olympic National Park open amid shutdown, but visitors mostly on their own

Visitors to Olympic National Park will be largely on their own during the shutdown of the federal government, although Hurricane Ridge Road… Continue reading

Olympic National Park open amid shutdown, but visitors mostly on their own

State capital budget misses deadline for affordable housing projects

The state Legislature’s passage of a capital budget Thursday was a day late for affordable housing… Continue reading

Tharinger looks at problems coming down the road

Tharinger looks at problems coming down the road

State 24th District Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Sequim, breathed a sigh of relief Friday following the passage of the capital budget Thursday but said… Continue reading

Tharinger looks at problems coming down the road
‘See people live again’: Peninsula wig craftsman transforms clients

‘See people live again’: Peninsula wig craftsman transforms clients

A Port Townsend man who spent much of his career handcrafting hair pieces for bigwigs in show business has discovered he can… Continue reading

‘See people live again’: Peninsula wig craftsman transforms clients

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigating reported suicide by fire

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an 18-year-old man at Gray Wolf Ranch residential treatment center who reportedly… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Brinnon parks meeting set Wednesday … and other items

The Brinnon Parks & Recreation commission will consider exploring a partnership with the Pleasant Harbor Marina to provide feedback on a draft community… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: West Uncas Road temporary closure, work before county panel

The three Jefferson County commissioners will discuss closing a portion of West Uncas Road for several months for bridge construction when they meet at 9… Continue reading

Federal government shutdown: What’s closed, who is affected?

Federal government shutdown: What’s closed, who is affected?

The federal government shutdown only partially curbs operations. But the longer the shutdown continues, the more likely its impact… Continue reading

Federal government shutdown: What’s closed, who is affected?

No end in sight of partial federal shutdown

Symbols of American promise became emblems of American dysfunction on Saturday when a dispute in Congress… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: The three tenets of pruning

Last week we learned the seven reasons to prune; now we whittle that number further, to the three ever-present tenets of pruning. 1. Have confidence.… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: The history of the historians of Jefferson County: Part I

BACK WHEN: The history of the historians of Jefferson County: Part I

EDITOR’S NOTE: This month’s Jefferson County history column is the first in a series of three about local history resources in the county. This month… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: The history of the historians of Jefferson County: Part I