Jefferson County

Port Townsend duplex fire displaces couple

Port Townsend duplex fire displaces couple

A couple is without a home after a lit candle fell while they were away, destroying their bedroom in the lower level… Continue reading

Port Townsend duplex fire displaces couple
Dump truck mishap closes Oak Bay Road for several hours

Dump truck mishap closes Oak Bay Road for several hours

A driver was uninjured when dump truck went over an embankment Friday morning, knocking down several trees. At 8 a.m. Friday, the… Continue reading

Dump truck mishap closes Oak Bay Road for several hours
Extreme low flows in West End rivers prompt closures to protect salmon

Extreme low flows in West End rivers prompt closures to protect salmon

River flows so low they impede salmon returning to rivers to spawn are prompting emergency fishing closures on several West End rivers beginning Monday. The… Continue reading

Extreme low flows in West End rivers prompt closures to protect salmon
Betsy DeVos fundraising talk draws hundreds of protesters

Betsy DeVos fundraising talk draws hundreds of protesters

DeVos fundraising visit draws hundreds of protesters

Betsy DeVos fundraising talk draws hundreds of protesters

LETTER: Counting words and paragraphs shows article biased

Cydney McFarland’s front-page article in the Sunday paper (Oct. 8) is heavily biased toward hospital commission candidate Bruce McComas. Ms. McFarland devoted 10 paragraphs to… Continue reading

Oak Bay closed for shellfish harvesting

Shellfish from Oak Bay have been found to have high levels of the toxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning, and the area… Continue reading

Many states, consumers alarmed by Trump’s health care order

By Geoff Mulvihill and Kelli Kennedy The Associated Press President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that lowered out-of-pocket… Continue reading

Smart meters: Presentations this month will outline stances by SMOG, Jefferson PUD

While some say that new electrical meters the Jefferson County Public Utility District plans to install for customers next year are potential… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Arduous tasks abound in autumn

I KNOW THAT in the previous weeks, I have loaded you up with garden chores, but that’s because I, too, have been busy. And boy,… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: The Beecher saga concludes

BACK WHEN: The Beecher saga concludes

CAPT. HERBERT AND Hattie Beecher’s older daughter, Mary Eunice, first married when she was 18 years old, in 1902, to Roscoe Herman Susmann, a young… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: The Beecher saga concludes

BIRD WATCH: Welcome waxwings unique in both voice, appearance

THE SOUND COMING from somewhere on the outside of the house was one homeowners never want to hear. Was a woodpecker poking about on the… Continue reading

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: People in facilities are still people

A LOT OF things seem to blow right by me, probably for a couple of reasons: a) There’s a limit to how much stuff I… Continue reading

LETTER: Bruce McComas the wrong choice for health care organization

I broke out laughing reading the endorsement letter for Bruce McComas for hospital commissioner of Jefferson County because of his past and present experiences as… Continue reading

LETTER: Time to cull the ranks of deer

Sports columnist Michael Carman’s Oct. 12 article (“Looking For Love, Or Salt”) begins with “Deer I can do without” and goes on to cite their… Continue reading

LETTER: You best know a candidate by his or her associates

Did you assume that small-town politics would be more honest and kind than what we’re getting at the national level, where alt-facts rule the day… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Panel discussion planned Wednesday on juvenile justice tax … and other items

Clallam County Commissioner Mark Ozias will lead a panel discussion on the proposed juvenile justice sales tax from 6 p.m. to 7:30… Continue reading

State insurance commissioner decries health subsidy decision

Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said President Donald Trump’s decision to immediately halt federal payments… Continue reading

PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Sequim rolls thanks to Velarde touchdowns, while Port Townsend falls out of first in Olympic-Nisqually League
PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Sequim rolls thanks to Velarde touchdowns, while Port Townsend falls out of first in Olympic-Nisqually League

EYE ON JEFFERSON: School-based health centers on county agenda

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider an amendment to a contract to provide nurse practitioner services to Jefferson Healthcare for school-based health centers when… Continue reading