Jefferson County

Smoke detectors that talk offered free to Clallam Fire District No. 2 residents

Smoke detectors that talk offered free to Clallam Fire District No. 2 residents

Free, talking smoke and carbon monoxide alarms — freely installed as well — are available from Clallam Fire District No. 2 to… Continue reading

Smoke detectors that talk offered free to Clallam Fire District No. 2 residents
Soggy day slows but can’t stop first May Day Bike Fest in Port Townsend

Soggy day slows but can’t stop first May Day Bike Fest in Port Townsend

A handful of riders came out Monday despite the rain to kick off National Bike Month with a ride around Port Townsend’s… Continue reading

Soggy day slows but can’t stop first May Day Bike Fest in Port Townsend
Big May day crowds in Seattle, Portland

Big May day crowds in Seattle, Portland

Chanting “Stand up, fight back,” hundreds of people marched through downtown Seattle Monday to… Continue reading

Big May day crowds in Seattle, Portland

NEWS BRIEFS: Clallam PUD offices closed Wednesday … and other items

The Clallam County Public Utility District’s offices will be closed Wednesday for an all-employee meeting. The offices will reopen Thursday morning, according to… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: A story to tell under the ashes

WEST END NEIGHBOR: A story to tell under the ashes

THERE ARE TIMES when setting something ablaze seems like a good solution. Flames also draw people’s attention. So when Sandy Floe decided to set fire… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: A story to tell under the ashes

EYE ON OLYMPIA: Bill attempts to break deadlock

The state Legislature officially started a special session last Monday but there hasn’t been much of the expected negotiations about funding public education… Continue reading

Robotic fruit pickers eyed for state’s fruit orchards

Robotic fruit pickers eyed for state’s fruit orchards

Harvesting Washington state’s vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farm workers, and many of… Continue reading

Robotic fruit pickers eyed for state’s fruit orchards

Clallam, Jefferson to test tsunami sirens today

Clallam and Jefferson counties will test their all hazard alert broadcast (AHAB) sirens today as part of their tsunami-readiness programs. The Winchester chimes are scheduled… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Rotarians give $2,300 to Feiro in PA … and other items

The Port Angeles Noon Rotary Club recently donated $2,300 to the Feiro Marine Life Center. Noon Rotary foundation director Austin Lee and… Continue reading

Chair: Jefferson County Democrats see increased participation

Chair: Jefferson County Democrats see increased participation

The Jefferson County Democrats are seeing an uptick in participation, said the newly elected chairman. Former Vice Chair Marty Gilmore, who was… Continue reading

Chair: Jefferson County Democrats see increased participation
Invasive European green crab found in Dungeness Bay

Invasive European green crab found in Dungeness Bay

An invasive crab species scientists and locals feared to find on the North Olympic Peninsula was discovered in traps last week in Dungeness… Continue reading

Invasive European green crab found in Dungeness Bay
Not giving up: Father continues search for missing son near Sol Duc

Not giving up: Father continues search for missing son near Sol Duc

The father of a 22-year-old man who disappeared near the Sol Duc River 22 days ago is continuing to look for… Continue reading

Not giving up: Father continues search for missing son near Sol Duc
Port Townsend eighth-graders collect data for water study

Port Townsend eighth-graders collect data for water study

Eighth-graders from Blue Heron Middle School combed the beaches of Indian Island on Thursday collecting water samples and counting marine life for… Continue reading

Port Townsend eighth-graders collect data for water study
Peninsula-wide climate march draws more than 400

Peninsula-wide climate march draws more than 400

A crowd of more than 400 marched for climate action on the North Olympic Peninsula on Saturday, joining others who participated in… Continue reading

Peninsula-wide climate march draws more than 400

A GROWING CONCERN: Get in gear for May Day with bulb upkeep

TOMORROW IS MY absolute favorite holiday of the year, and with the arrival of the new month, April showers are definitely going to produce a… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: In ‘Lost Battalion,’ hopes that a hero gets a proper salute

“CHER AMI AND the Lost Battalion” sounds like the title of a French movie. These words don’t bring visions of pigeons to mind unless you… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Luncheon meetings are Wednesdays at noon at Blakeslee’s Bar &Grill, 1222 S. Forks Ave. This Wednesday’s gathering will be the… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Remember: ‘Not getting worse’ matters

WE’RE GOING TO bounce around a few different things today, but allow me to begin with the one that really rubs me the wrong way:… Continue reading

Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition

Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition

Immigrant groups and their allies have joined forces to carry out marches, rallies and… Continue reading

Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition
Loyalty Day: Crowd gathers in Brinnon to express patriotism

Loyalty Day: Crowd gathers in Brinnon to express patriotism

Roughly 150 people and more than 70 Brinnon and Quilcene children gathered along a street in Brinnon to see a parade and small… Continue reading

Loyalty Day: Crowd gathers in Brinnon to express patriotism