Jefferson County

Dozens arrested during US protests for higher minimum wages

Dozens arrested during US protests for higher minimum wages

Dozens of people were arrested Tuesday as they participated in protests nationwide for a $15-per-hour minimum wage. Fast-food restaurant workers… Continue reading

Dozens arrested during US protests for higher minimum wages

NEWS BRIEFS: Delays expected at Elwha River bridge this Thursday … and other items

Drivers are expected to encounter delays at the Elwha River bridge on U.S. Highway 101 on Thursday. The state Department of Transportation… Continue reading

Seattle area home prices surge — biggest growth in US

The Seattle area has the hottest housing market in the country — the first time in nine years that Seattle… Continue reading

Forest Service favors Navy permits for warfare rangeDraft decision expected today

The National Forest Service intends to grant a five-year special use permit that would allow Navy jet pilots to engage in electromagnetic… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Lazy J Tree Farm owner Steve Johnson, left, measures a Nordmann fir tree cut by Mike Deese of Port Angeles on Saturday on the farm east of Port Angeles.

Choosing the perfect Christmas treeU-cut trees available on Peninsula

Those looking for a more personal Christmas tree experience, or to continue a long-standing family tradition, can forego pre-cut trees and pick… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Lazy J Tree Farm owner Steve Johnson, left, measures a Nordmann fir tree cut by Mike Deese of Port Angeles on Saturday on the farm east of Port Angeles.
Townsend in Port Townsend: Homeless veteran gets a hand up, makes plans

Townsend in Port Townsend: Homeless veteran gets a hand up, makes plans

By Diane Urbani de la Paz For Peninsula Daily News EDITOR’S NOTE: For 28 years, Peninsula Daily News readers in Jefferson and Clallam counties have… Continue reading

Townsend in Port Townsend: Homeless veteran gets a hand up, makes plans

NEWS BRIEFS: Veterans Giving Tree ready for gifts … and other items

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 1024 has its annual Veterans Giving Tree set up at the Eagles Aerie at 2843 Myrtle… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Finding light in the gray of La Push

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Finding light in the gray of La Push

THE WAVES WERE stacked, one upon the other, like fans rushing a concert stage. Last Saturday, the Pacific Ocean was utterly pounding First Beach in… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Finding light in the gray of La Push

New county emergency management director on tap

An emergency management official now working in Everett is in line to replace Bob Hamlin as the director of Jefferson County’s Department… Continue reading

Port Townsend group talks about rallying community after election

Port Townsend group talks about rallying community after election

About 20 people ranging from small children attending with their parents to retirees gathered in downtown Port Townsend to protest hate and… Continue reading

Port Townsend group talks about rallying community after election

Giving Tuesday kicks off season of charity

After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday is Giving Tuesday. Nineteen North Olympic Peninsula organizations have signed up on the #Giving Tuesday website… Continue reading

Washington’s Manhattan Project park celebrates first year

Washington’s Manhattan Project park celebrates first year

The Manhattan Project National Historical Park at Hanford is a year old and proving to be… Continue reading

Washington’s Manhattan Project park celebrates first year

NEWS BRIEFS: Landslide cleared near Quilcene; crabbing season delayed

A landslide about 4 miles east of Quilcene that blocked East Quilcene Road in both directions Saturday has been cleared, according to Jefferson… Continue reading

Landslide blocks East Quilcene Road, takes out power lines

A landslide about 4 miles east of Quilcene blocked East Quilcene Road in both directions Saturday and took out power lines, leaving more… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Think outside the flower box for holiday arrangements

AS WE MOVE through mid- into late fall, let’s explore all the possibilities of your seasonal holiday garden. There is a wide range of plants… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Controversial Canada geese come in a variety of shades, sizes

right? A little more tricky is knowing which race or subspecies you are looking at.… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Luncheon meetings are Wednesdays at noon at Blakeslee’s Bar &Grill, 1222 S. Forks Ave. There was no agenda as of… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County commissioners to hear report on timber revenue

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear a report on timber revenue when they meet Monday. Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. in commissioners’ chambers… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Some legal forms help when you need them

THOSE OF YOU who have been following my weekly meanderings for more years than you care to remember are well-aware of the fact that I… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Good friends help build a solid shelter

with fist pumps in the air — when my women friends and… Continue reading