Jefferson County

Log truck driver killed in wreck on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent

Log truck driver killed in wreck on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent

A 44-year-old log truck driver died early Tuesday morning after he crossed the U.S. Highway 101 centerline at Lake Crescent, struck a… Continue reading

Log truck driver killed in wreck on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent
Port Townsend man escapes injury in plane crash
Port Townsend man escapes injury in plane crash
Jefferson County prescribed burn brought back under control by Department of Natural Resources

Jefferson County prescribed burn brought back under control by Department of Natural Resources

A prescribed burn that blazed out of control near state Highway 104 has been contained by the state Department of Natural Resources. DNR… Continue reading

Jefferson County prescribed burn brought back under control by Department of Natural Resources
Department of Defense contractor Raytheon visits new Port Angeles company

Department of Defense contractor Raytheon visits new Port Angeles company

A major Department of Defense contractor anticipates a long-term relationship with Airborne ECS, a company that recently relocated to Port Angeles. “They… Continue reading

Department of Defense contractor Raytheon visits new Port Angeles company

LETTER: Jefferson Prop 1 a stimulus for affordable housing

Jefferson County Proposition 1 to establish a Home Opportunity Fund for affordable housing provides a creative approach in addressing a perplexing community need. I would… Continue reading

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Olympic Medical Center nurses recognized; Salmon coalition board elected

Ten Olympic Medical Center nurses were recognized at a recent board meeting. CEO Eric Lewis, board President Jim Leskinovitch and Chief Physician… Continue reading

Port Townsend Paper Mill watching wood chip pile after stubborn fire

Port Townsend Paper Mill watching wood chip pile after stubborn fire

The Port Townsend Paper Mill is monitoring a wood chip pile, used to fuel the mill’s boiler, for potential fire risk after… Continue reading

Port Townsend Paper Mill watching wood chip pile after stubborn fire

Quillayute, Bogachiel, Calawah, Dickey rivers see more closures to protect chinook

Several rivers on the West End have been closed to fishing to protect chinook moving upstream to spawn. State Fish and Wildlife posted on its… Continue reading

Port Townsend ceremony leaves quilt adorned with memories of loved ones

Port Townsend ceremony leaves quilt adorned with memories of loved ones

Each year, the Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare hospital hosts a community memorial service as a way to help those who have… Continue reading

Port Townsend ceremony leaves quilt adorned with memories of loved ones
BIRD WATCH: Size, silhouette and all that slang

BIRD WATCH: Size, silhouette and all that slang

WHEN YOU TRAVEL to different countries or different places in this country, it’s easy to pick up local slang. After two weeks of birding in… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Size, silhouette and all that slang

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Luncheon meetings are usually Wednesdays at noon at Blakeslee’s Bar & Grill, 1222 S. Forks Ave. This Wednesday’s gathering will… Continue reading

HELP LINE: No right or wrong answer in this situation

IN A COLUMN not too long ago, I went on about Mom and how often the kids will, out of love, attempt to change Mom’s… Continue reading

Law enforcement investigating report of kidnapping, sexual assault

Officials are seeking information about a person of interest in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 39-year-old Port Angeles woman in… Continue reading

LETTER: Jefferson County’s Prop 1 would help more than ‘working poor’

People in the county have been talking for years and years about the lack of affordable housing here because the need is so obvious. I’ve… Continue reading

LETTER: McComas supports Planned Parenthood, death with dignity

Once more, Bruce McComas’ campaign is confronted with misstatements circulating through the voting community about his background, his experience and his beliefs. One of the… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Donations still sought for Walk to End Alzheimer’s … and other items

Soroptimist International of Port Angeles Noon Club members formed a team to participate in the inaugural North Olympic Peninsula Walk to End… Continue reading

Shooting range to move? Fort Discovery owner eyes Tarboo area for facility

Shooting range to move? Fort Discovery owner eyes Tarboo area for facility

A proposed shooting and archery range on 40 acres near Tarboo Lake, if approved for a permit, would become Cedar Hills Recreational Facility,… Continue reading

Shooting range to move? Fort Discovery owner eyes Tarboo area for facility

South County residents feel quake near Silverdale

BRINNON— A small earthquake that shook the homes of residents in south Jefferson County was one of three reported by the U.S. Geological Survey in… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County planners to discuss housing

The Jefferson County Planning Commission will discuss the final Comprehensive Plan vision statement and an update on the housing element when they meet at 5:30… Continue reading

Huge fee hike for park proposed; National Park Service seeks rise to $70 for one vehicle, one week

Huge fee hike for park proposed; National Park Service seeks rise to $70 for one vehicle, one week

Could a single visit to the Elwha Valley, Hurricane Ridge or the Sol Duc Salmon Cascades cost $70? That’s what the… Continue reading

Huge fee hike for park proposed; National Park Service seeks rise to $70 for one vehicle, one week