Jefferson County

A belly board rider gets a slingshot boost and zooms almost ahead of the tow boat as they zip over the cooling waters of Port Townsend Bay. High temperatures are expected to remain in the 70s through Labor Day weekend. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Cruisin’ the bay

A belly board rider gets a slingshot boost and zooms almost ahead of the tow boat as they zip over the cooling waters of Port… Continue reading

A belly board rider gets a slingshot boost and zooms almost ahead of the tow boat as they zip over the cooling waters of Port Townsend Bay. High temperatures are expected to remain in the 70s through Labor Day weekend. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Summer ridership on ferries climbing

Heavy travel expected over weekend

Posters of the Port Townsend Main Street Family Portrait, taken Thursday by photographer David Conklin at the final Concert on the Dock, can be ordered from The Printery, which will print orders on demand for $29 each. Orders can be placed at printery.com/family. The Printery has been involved with designing and printing the Family Portrait since the original one in 1985. The portrait, which pictures some 300 to 400 people, also celebrated the Port Townsend Creative District and Soundcheck, said Mari Mullen, executive director of Port Townsend Main Street. (David Conklin)

Community portrait

Posters of the Port Townsend Main Street Family Portrait, taken Thursday by photographer David Conklin at the final Concert on the Dock, can be ordered… Continue reading

Posters of the Port Townsend Main Street Family Portrait, taken Thursday by photographer David Conklin at the final Concert on the Dock, can be ordered from The Printery, which will print orders on demand for $29 each. Orders can be placed at printery.com/family. The Printery has been involved with designing and printing the Family Portrait since the original one in 1985. The portrait, which pictures some 300 to 400 people, also celebrated the Port Townsend Creative District and Soundcheck, said Mari Mullen, executive director of Port Townsend Main Street. (David Conklin)

Case rates hitting plateau

Official: Vaccines, same variant likely cause

Jennifer Porter of Edmonds loads her 14-foot kayak after a morning on the water at Port Townsend Boat Haven on Monday. Porter attended the three-day THING Festival at Fort Worden State Park over the weekend and wanted to get some time on the water before going home. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

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Jennifer Porter of Edmonds loads her 14-foot kayak after a morning on the water at Port Townsend Boat Haven on Monday. Porter attended the three-day… Continue reading

Jennifer Porter of Edmonds loads her 14-foot kayak after a morning on the water at Port Townsend Boat Haven on Monday. Porter attended the three-day THING Festival at Fort Worden State Park over the weekend and wanted to get some time on the water before going home. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Sterling Bradby lays out plants to line a new walkway. (Steve Murakami)

Quilcene volunteers repurpose old bus barn

Outdoor learning center created for school

Sterling Bradby lays out plants to line a new walkway. (Steve Murakami)
Ian Mackay of Agnew, center, prepares to lead a group of wheelchair, bicyclists, runners and others on a portion of Sea-to-Sound, a three-day, 74-mile multi-modal group ride along a section of the Waterfront Trail in Port Angeles on Saturday. The excursion, which followed numerous portions of the Olympic Discovery from west of Lake Crescent to the Larry Scott Trail in Jefferson County, ended Sunday. It was organized through Ian’s Ride, a nonprofit organization the advocates outdoor accessibility for all. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

From Sea to Sound

Ian Mackay of Agnew, center, prepares to lead a group of wheelchair, bicyclists, runners and others on a portion of Sea-to-Sound, a three-day, 74-mile multi-modal… Continue reading

Ian Mackay of Agnew, center, prepares to lead a group of wheelchair, bicyclists, runners and others on a portion of Sea-to-Sound, a three-day, 74-mile multi-modal group ride along a section of the Waterfront Trail in Port Angeles on Saturday. The excursion, which followed numerous portions of the Olympic Discovery from west of Lake Crescent to the Larry Scott Trail in Jefferson County, ended Sunday. It was organized through Ian’s Ride, a nonprofit organization the advocates outdoor accessibility for all. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Road closure begins today in Port Townsend

Workers for the city of Port Townsend will close off the intersection of Water and Gaines streets for approximately two months beginning… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Plant tulips for a kiss of spring color

SINCE WE BECAME informed about the “miracle drug” of gardening (Bone Meal) and how crucial it is to continued success of your blooming spring bulbs… Continue reading

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Pacific Marten

Camera station documents a Pacific marten in Olympic National Forest

A rare Pacific marten recorded by a motion-triggered wildlife camera is the first time the species has been recorded by a… Continue reading

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Pacific Marten
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Several hundred people assembled at Pope Marine Park on Thursday for the final Concert on the Dock presented by the Port Townsend Main Street Association but also, for a Community Portrait that happened during intermission. Local photographer David Conklin, on the roof of the building, directs the crowd to raise their hands in celebration of the event. The photo session was over in less than 1/500th of a second.

Community portrait taken in Port Townsend

Several hundred people assembled at Pope Marine Park on Thursday for the final Concert on the Dock presented by the Port Townsend Main Street Association,… Continue reading

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Several hundred people assembled at Pope Marine Park on Thursday for the final Concert on the Dock presented by the Port Townsend Main Street Association but also, for a Community Portrait that happened during intermission. Local photographer David Conklin, on the roof of the building, directs the crowd to raise their hands in celebration of the event. The photo session was over in less than 1/500th of a second.

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

In-person meeting 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 DelGuzzi Drive (off U.S. Highway 101) in east Port Angeles.… Continue reading

Photo by Karen Griffiths

 

Cutline: BCH Buckhorn Range member, and Jefferson County Assessor Jeff Chapman, left, with fellow member Bob Hoyle and State Representative Mike Chapman discuss some of the problems and possible solutions to keeping dedicated multi-use trails open to horses, along with preserving the ruralness of Miller Peninsula State Park for “our kids and future generations,” emphasized M. Chapman.

HORSEPLAY: Fairs, 4-H and camping for horses on the Peninsula

AFTER THE WORLD as we knew it came to a screeching halt at the height of the pandemic, it sure was nice to see how… Continue reading

Photo by Karen Griffiths

 

Cutline: BCH Buckhorn Range member, and Jefferson County Assessor Jeff Chapman, left, with fellow member Bob Hoyle and State Representative Mike Chapman discuss some of the problems and possible solutions to keeping dedicated multi-use trails open to horses, along with preserving the ruralness of Miller Peninsula State Park for “our kids and future generations,” emphasized M. Chapman.

Jefferson PUD OKs loan to upgrade internet

Fiber project to provide high-speed service

Public school resume classes

One North Olympic Peninsula public school district has already resumed classes after summer break while others will open to students next week and the week… Continue reading

Melissa Bixby depicts ocean-dwellers in her work.

Sea creatures, whimsy highlighted at Port Townsend Gallery

The Port Townsend Gallery is featuring artists Melissa Bixby and Sue Stanton in September. The Port Townsend Gallery at 715 Water St.,… Continue reading

Melissa Bixby depicts ocean-dwellers in her work.
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The band Aurora Avenue opens the THING Music and Arts Festival with a set played on Littlefield Green at Fort Worden State Park on Friday.

THING Music and Arts Festival kicks off

The band Aurora Avenue opens the THING Music and Arts Festival with a set played on Littlefield Green at Fort Worden State Park on Friday.… Continue reading

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

The band Aurora Avenue opens the THING Music and Arts Festival with a set played on Littlefield Green at Fort Worden State Park on Friday.