Jefferson County

Pat Burns, left, at 102 the oldest member of the Marrowstone Island emergency response community, and her friend, Cheryl Brunette, attend the groundbreaking Thursday for the island’s new fire station. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Shovels break ground for Marrowstone Fire Station

Self-reliance epitomized by 102-year-old volunteer

Pat Burns, left, at 102 the oldest member of the Marrowstone Island emergency response community, and her friend, Cheryl Brunette, attend the groundbreaking Thursday for the island’s new fire station. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Clemens wins seat on Port Ludlow fire board

Glenn T. Clemens beats incumbent for fire board

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Nicholas wins in Fire District commissioner race

Chamlee, Nicholas and Ryan looked to fill the seat being left vacant by Mike Gawley, who had served on the three-member fire commissioner… Continue reading

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Port Townsend Council looks at 2022 spending

With tax revenue — from sales, lodging, property and real estate excise taxes — on the rise, city officials pronounced themselves “cautiously… Continue reading

Quilcene School Board incumbent maintains seat

Mahan earns four more years with school board

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Schmeck gets top votes in Sequim School Board race

Kristi Schmeck, a candidate for the Sequim School Board who can’t serve because she had withdrawn from the race, has won more votes… Continue reading

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Jefferson County Elections Coordinator Quinn Grewell, left, and Chief Deputy Auditor Brenda Huntingford tabulate ballots Wednesday afternoon in the Auditor’s Office for the second round of ballot counts released late in the afternoon. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Second ballot count

Jefferson County Elections Coordinator Quinn Grewell, left, and Chief Deputy Auditor Brenda Huntingford tabulate ballots Wednesday afternoon in the Auditor’s Office for the second round… Continue reading

Jefferson County Elections Coordinator Quinn Grewell, left, and Chief Deputy Auditor Brenda Huntingford tabulate ballots Wednesday afternoon in the Auditor’s Office for the second round of ballot counts released late in the afternoon. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)
About 50 people lined the sides of Water Street in Port Townsend near the ferry terminal Wednesday morning, as part of the "World Wide Walkout" created by the National Health Freedom Coalition in opposition to COVID-19 vaccination mandates. According to the Coalitions event page: "Citizens around the globe are protesting loss of liberty, illegal mandates and tyrannical government overreach."
Signs carried by local residents held a variety of sayings, with different versions of calling for no mandates or forced vaccinations, "my body my choice", shirts that said "we will not comply", and that the mandates violated the U.S. Constitution. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Vaccine mandate protest in Port Townsend

About 50 people lined the sides of Water Street in Port Townsend near the ferry terminal Wednesday morning, as part of the “World Wide Walkout”… Continue reading

About 50 people lined the sides of Water Street in Port Townsend near the ferry terminal Wednesday morning, as part of the "World Wide Walkout" created by the National Health Freedom Coalition in opposition to COVID-19 vaccination mandates. According to the Coalitions event page: "Citizens around the globe are protesting loss of liberty, illegal mandates and tyrannical government overreach."
Signs carried by local residents held a variety of sayings, with different versions of calling for no mandates or forced vaccinations, "my body my choice", shirts that said "we will not comply", and that the mandates violated the U.S. Constitution. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)
General Election 2021.

Wennstrom, Thomas win council contests

Potholes, poplars among issues from voters

General Election 2021.

Multicultural concert Thursday

Japanese sound artist and master percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani and Port Townsend experimental dance artist Iván-Daniel Espinosa will present “Sonic Soma,” an immersive… Continue reading

Port Townsend author to discuss book

Ward Serrill, a Port Townsend-based filmmaker, dancer and writer, will introduce his new book, “To Crack the World Open: Solitude, Alaska, and… Continue reading

Officials with the City of Port Townsend, the Jefferson County Public Utility District and the Port of Port Townsend will be conducting a joint Town Hall meeting on Nov. 9 to discuss the removal of the iconic poplar trees along Sims Way in Port Townsend. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)
Officials with the City of Port Townsend, the Jefferson County Public Utility District and the Port of Port Townsend will be conducting a joint Town Hall meeting on Nov. 9 to discuss the removal of the iconic poplar trees along Sims Way in Port Townsend. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Wife allegedly attacks spouse because of dream

Man airlifted to Harborview Medical Center

Ebooks, audiobooks subject of Tech Tuesday discussion

The Jefferson County Library will host Tech Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. The free class, “eBooks and eAudiobooks from… Continue reading

Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society to host speaker

Atsuko Gibson will address a meeting of the Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society at 3 p.m. Thursday. The chapter will… Continue reading

Artists Tim Carey, left, and Narcissus Quagliata collaborate on the largest stained glass creation in the world in “Holy Frit,” the Port Townsend Film Festival Pic available for streaming this week. (Kyle J. Mickelson/Judson Studios)
Artists Tim Carey, left, and Narcissus Quagliata collaborate on the largest stained glass creation in the world in “Holy Frit,” the Port Townsend Film Festival Pic available for streaming this week. (Kyle J. Mickelson/Judson Studios)
Jefferson County seasonal elections staffers Dale Meyer, left, and Betty Grewell open hundreds of ballots Monday afternoon at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Port Townsend. More than 33 percent — 33.88 percent — of the 27,582 ballots mailed to registered voters had been returned as of Monday, according to the Jefferson County elections office. Of the 9,344 ballots returned, 137 had been challenged for problems with the signatures or other reasons. Ballots must be postmarked by today or deposited at one of seven drop boxes in the county tonight by 8 p.m. Initial results will be posted at www.peninsuladailynews.com. Look for more coverage in Thursday’s print editions. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Processing ballots

Jefferson County seasonal elections staffers Dale Meyer, left, and Betty Grewell open hundreds of ballots Monday afternoon at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Port Townsend.… Continue reading

Jefferson County seasonal elections staffers Dale Meyer, left, and Betty Grewell open hundreds of ballots Monday afternoon at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Port Townsend. More than 33 percent — 33.88 percent — of the 27,582 ballots mailed to registered voters had been returned as of Monday, according to the Jefferson County elections office. Of the 9,344 ballots returned, 137 had been challenged for problems with the signatures or other reasons. Ballots must be postmarked by today or deposited at one of seven drop boxes in the county tonight by 8 p.m. Initial results will be posted at www.peninsuladailynews.com. Look for more coverage in Thursday’s print editions. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)