Jefferson County

HORSEPLAY: Sol Duc Valley couple still on trails together

HORSEPLAY: Sol Duc Valley couple still on trails together

“YOU GETTING OUT to ride much?” It’s a question I’m asked all too frequently. I love to ride, but becuase I’m not riding as much… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Sol Duc Valley couple still on trails together

LETTER: We have a responsibility to be informed

A Jan. 1 letter writer’s concern about air traffic controllers [“‘Social engineering’”] is misdirected. She should focus on increased hiring in general, including women and… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Elwha River bridge lane closure set for Monday … and other items

Drivers will encounter a single-lane closure and alternating traffic conditions on the U.S. Highway 101 Elwha River bridge near Port Angeles from… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Warm up with a tuna noodle casserole

I’VE RECENTLY ADDED a once-weekly teaching gig that has me surrounded by toddlers for the first time in many years. As one expects when working… Continue reading

Study points to warming climate in decline of yellow cedar

Study points to warming climate in decline of yellow cedar

A type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California and is… Continue reading

Study points to warming climate in decline of yellow cedar

Wounded Mount Vernon officer improving in hospital

A Mount Vernon police officer who was shot in the head last month while responding to a call has shown signs of improvement… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Port Townsend City Council to go over work plan for 2017

The Port Townsend City Council will discuss its 2017 work plan when it meets Monday. The workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers… Continue reading

Influenza cases rising; peak not reached

Flu activity has escalated across the region and the state, and North Olympic Peninsula public health officers say it’s not too late to get vaccinated.… Continue reading

Port Townsend OKs new water, sewer rate study

The Port Townsend City Council has unanimously approved a new water and sewer rate study and excise tax review that would update… Continue reading

Boy killed in wreck at Lake Crescent; four others injured when tree strikes SUV

Boy killed in wreck at Lake Crescent; four others injured when tree strikes SUV

A 5-year-old boy died New Year’s Day and four other people believed to be from the same Federal Way family were seriously… Continue reading

Boy killed in wreck at Lake Crescent; four others injured when tree strikes SUV
Port Angeles parents welcome Peninsula’s first baby of 2017

Port Angeles parents welcome Peninsula’s first baby of 2017

All 20 inches of Jason Michael Rutherford Jr. rang in the new year early Sunday morning as the first baby born in… Continue reading

Port Angeles parents welcome Peninsula’s first baby of 2017
Artist to demonstrate technique during Saturday Gallery Walk

Artist to demonstrate technique during Saturday Gallery Walk

Theresa Stirling will demonstrate her painting style that uses beeswax and blow torches during Saturday’s Gallery Walk in Port Townsend. Stirling has… Continue reading

Artist to demonstrate technique during Saturday Gallery Walk

Chimacum schools chief outlines proposed levy to hospital board

Chimacum Schools Superintendent Rick Thompson outlined a proposed replacement levy to the Jefferson Healthcare commissioners, the first of 12 community presentations he… Continue reading

Olympic National Park sets use fee hikes, free days for 2017

Users of Olympic National Park can expect fee increases this year. The hikes are part of a three-year phased rise in… Continue reading

Mountain guide to lead adventure writing workshop

Mountain guide to lead adventure writing workshop

It might seem an adventure in irony or at least an interesting juxtaposition: Writer, editor and mountain guide Charlotte Austin will host… Continue reading

Mountain guide to lead adventure writing workshop
Port Townsend Gallery Walk begins new year with series of shows

Port Townsend Gallery Walk begins new year with series of shows

The fine art of illustration, jewelry and watercolors are among the attractions during the Port Townsend Gallery Walk. During the free event,… Continue reading

Port Townsend Gallery Walk begins new year with series of shows

Arctic seabird researcher to present Sunday lecture

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center will host a lecture at 3 p.m. Sunday by George Divoky on “40 Years of Change:… Continue reading

Crab boats tied up as strike extends up and down West Coast

Crab boats tied up as strike extends up and down West Coast

Dungeness crab could be harder to come by if hundreds of fishing boats remain tied up at… Continue reading

Crab boats tied up as strike extends up and down West Coast
Education money: Battle for billions begins in Legislature

Education money: Battle for billions begins in Legislature

The battle over finding billions of additional dollars to pay for K-12 education in Washington pits Democrats… Continue reading

Education money: Battle for billions begins in Legislature

Engineering behind artwork to be discussed at Northwind Book Arts Group meeting

The order in which things are done matters. Shane Miller and Peter Newland will lead a discussion on creating complex art works… Continue reading