Jefferson County

Wooden Boat Fest’s ‘roaring success’ in First Friday Lecture

The first Wooden Boat Festival was expected to attract 800 people. Rather, it brought 3,000, along with 200 boats. Every year thereafter… Continue reading

Olympic Peninsula Korean War vets take part in Puget Sound Honor Flight

Olympic Peninsula Korean War vets take part in Puget Sound Honor Flight

Five members of the Olympic Peninsula’s Korean War Veterans Association reflected on their service at the war memorials, monuments and military museums in… Continue reading

Olympic Peninsula Korean War vets take part in Puget Sound Honor Flight

LETTER: Van Hoover would bring balance to hospital board

First, consider the math. Now, consider the fact that Jefferson Healthcare, a publicly owned and operated institution, has had a three-to-two split board. One faction… Continue reading

Port Townsend businesses getting ‘good at handling floods’

Port Townsend businesses getting ‘good at handling floods’

Cellar Door is good at handling floods due to its location in the basement of an old building, but a storm drain… Continue reading

Port Townsend businesses getting ‘good at handling floods’

Foot, ankle health topic of wellness forum

Dr. Dekker McKeever, a doctor of podiatric medicine, will present a free WOW! Working on Wellness forum on foot and ankle health Nov.… Continue reading

Ballots trickle in to Jefferson, Clallam

Ballots have been slow to arrive at North Olympic Peninsula election offices with six days left before the general election. The Clallam County Auditor’s Office… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Listening, remembering, giving thanks

HUDDLING IN THE rental car, I heard something outside. This was a recent Sunday morning, after my husband, Phil, and I traveled from Port Angeles… Continue reading

LETTER: Jefferson’s Prop 1 a bailout for Port Townsend project

Jefferson County politicians are now asking all property tax payers to bail them out from a $250,000 Port Townsend loan via Proposition 1 for a… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: No fishing problem that new laws won’t solve

WHO SAYS THERE’S no good news when every day, there are new and exciting things happening all around us? If we could only take the… Continue reading

Spirits call Port Townsend home all year round

Spirits call Port Townsend home all year round

On Halloween, we choose to be someone we aren’t. We parade around town and go… Continue reading

Spirits call Port Townsend home all year round
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