Jefferson County

LETTER: Public should divest itself of pipeline-supporting banks

Oil tankers have delivered North Slope crude for decades through the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and although that history hasn’t been spill-free, we’ve come… Continue reading

‘I’m so glad to be here’: Port Angeles Safeway recognized for hiring people with disabilities

‘I’m so glad to be here’: Port Angeles Safeway recognized for hiring people with disabilities

Ryan Brooke enjoys working at the Safeway on Lincoln Street in Port Angeles, where customers and employees greet him with smiles. Brooke,… Continue reading

‘I’m so glad to be here’: Port Angeles Safeway recognized for hiring people with disabilities

NEWS BRIEFS: Demonstration on fluoride proposition set Monday in Port Angeles … and other items

Clean Water for Clallam County plans demonstrations at 3:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday. The public is invited to participate in the events… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island landing practice to start Monday … and other items

There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at the outlying field late afternoon… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Assess your attitude at midpoint of autumn

WEDNESDAY IS THE first day of November and, as a Scorpio, a favorite month of mine. In just two weeks, we’ll be at the midpoint… Continue reading

Port Townsend’s new Rainier Street opens as part of Howard Street project

Port Townsend’s new Rainier Street opens as part of Howard Street project

Port Townsend’s Rainier Street, formally known as Howard Street, is officially open to traffic and is the first major step in the… Continue reading

Port Townsend’s new Rainier Street opens as part of Howard Street project
BIRD WATCH: Rumpled ground gives clue in mole mystery

BIRD WATCH: Rumpled ground gives clue in mole mystery

GRAY SQUIRRELS AND cottontail rabbits are Penny Dog’s favorite prey. Perhaps prey isn’t the correct word, as she isn’t very happy if they stop running.… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Rumpled ground gives clue in mole mystery

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Monthly luncheon meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:15 a.m. in the second-floor… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Upcoming caregiver conference can help

I’VE BEEN WRITING columns about caregiving for as long as I’ve been writing columns, which is longer than most of us care to remember. A… Continue reading

LETTER: Careful when voting for propositions, taxes and bonds

Most elections give voters the opportunity to decide whether to increase their property taxes. Property owners pay taxes on both the state and local levels.… Continue reading

LETTER: Election has exposed Jefferson Healthcare commission’s dysfunction

What normally is a pretty mundane Jefferson Healthcare hospital commission has now been self-exposed since Cheri Van Hoover started doorbelling for a seat at the… Continue reading

LETTER: Jefferson should step up for affordable housing with Prop 1

I believe every one of us has inherent worth that we all deserve the dignity of housing that we can afford; that it should be… Continue reading

LETTER: McComas has background needed for Jefferson Healthcare board

Bruce McComas has my support for a number of reasons. As a retired registered nurse and a long-term oncology patient at Jefferson Healthcare, I have… Continue reading

North Olympic Peninsula ballots trickling in as Election Day nears

Voter turnout was about 34 percent in Jefferson County and nearly 20 percent in Clallam County, elections officials said Friday. The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office… Continue reading

Port Townsend Police seek info on tire slashing spree

Port Townsend Police seek info on tire slashing spree

The Port Townsend Police Department is seeking information after responding to nine calls in less than a week from residents reporting slashed… Continue reading

Port Townsend Police seek info on tire slashing spree

Two authors to present in Northwind series

On Thursday, the ongoing Northwind Reading Series features Gary Lemons and Bill Mawhinney. The readings start at 7 p.m. in the Northwind… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend debates combining existing plans

Port of Port Townsend debates combining existing plans

Combining the Port of Port Townsend’s strategic plan and comprehensive scheme of harbor improvements is expected to be a topic of conversation… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend debates combining existing plans
More snow possible for North Olympic Peninsula by Sunday morning

More snow possible for North Olympic Peninsula by Sunday morning

from a trace up to 3 inches — could appear on the North Olympic Peninsula by this morning, while the Olympic… Continue reading

More snow possible for North Olympic Peninsula by Sunday morning

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to hear input on no-shooting-area proposal

The three Jefferson County commissioners will host a public hearing to gather input on two ordinances to amend a no-shooting measure for an area around… Continue reading