Jefferson County

NEWS BRIEFS: Port Angeles School Board to meet for work session Thursday … and other items

The Port Angeles School Board will conduct strategic planning at a work session Thursday. The session will begin at 5:30 p.m. in… Continue reading

State Highway 19 wreck near Port Townsend sends one to hospital

State Highway 19 wreck near Port Townsend sends one to hospital

A wreck on Airport Cutoff Road near Port Townsend sent one man to Jefferson Healthcare hospital Monday afternoon. East Jefferson Fire-Rescue said… Continue reading

State Highway 19 wreck near Port Townsend sends one to hospital

House budget proposal seeks $3 billion in new revenue

House Democrats on Monday released a two-year budget plan that proposes $3 billion in additional revenue… Continue reading

Sen. Murray among Democrats opposing Gorsuch

Washington Sen. Patty Murray is among three additional Democrats who have said they will vote against… Continue reading

Washington, Oregon governors vow to fight Trump on environmental protection

Washington state and Oregon will fight attempts by President Donald Trump to weaken environmental protection laws, the Democratic governors of… Continue reading

LETTER: It’s time to return to managing national forests for their multipurpose uses

Statewide in 1990, the U.S. Forest Service harvested 817 million board feet, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. In 2015, that harvest level… Continue reading

EYE ON OLYMPIA: Sen. Van De Wege criticizes Senate GOP budget

The Senate has passed a $43 billion two-year budget plan that includes a statewide property tax to address funding for public education while… Continue reading

Setting anchor: Permanent home in curriculum sought for Port Townsend maritime program

Setting anchor: Permanent home in curriculum sought for Port Townsend maritime program

The Port Townsend School District’s Maritime Discovery Initiative has received positive community feedback so the district is hoping to implement the initiative… Continue reading

Setting anchor: Permanent home in curriculum sought for Port Townsend maritime program
Two escape injury when truck loses wheel, strikes tree and overturns

Two escape injury when truck loses wheel, strikes tree and overturns

The driver and passenger of a Chevrolet Silverado were uninjured after the truck lost a wheel and rolled over Saturday afternoon. Port… Continue reading

Two escape injury when truck loses wheel, strikes tree and overturns
POINT OF VIEW: Congress should step up for rural communities

POINT OF VIEW: Congress should step up for rural communities

FOR NORTH OLYMPIC Peninsula residents, severe storms aren’t a nasty surprise. They’re a fact of life. Our roads take a beating every year, and our… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Congress should step up for rural communities
POINT OF VIEW: The Peninsula’s dental health emergency

POINT OF VIEW: The Peninsula’s dental health emergency

ACROSS THE STATE and in the North Olympic Peninsula, low-income people are facing an oral health crisis. Simply put, there are not enough clinics and… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: The Peninsula’s dental health emergency

NEWS BRIEFS: Folk songs and puppet shows slated … and other items

Red Yarn Productions, a Portland, Ore.-based folk music and puppetry company, will offer free musical puppetry performances at the Port Angeles and Sequim libraries this… Continue reading

Heated bunkhouses are under construction at Camp Beausite NW in Chimacum. They will be ready for the next season of campers.

Camp Beausite NW builds bunkhouses in time for summer camp

Campers with special needs who attend summer camp at Camp Beausite NW this summer will sleep in brand-new heated bunkhouses instead of tents.… Continue reading

Heated bunkhouses are under construction at Camp Beausite NW in Chimacum. They will be ready for the next season of campers.
6th District congressman among Democrats pleased by bill’s failure

6th District congressman among Democrats pleased by bill’s failure

U.S. Rep Derek Kilmer was among the Democrats who were pleased that President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their “Obamacare” repeal bill… Continue reading

6th District congressman among Democrats pleased by bill’s failure

A GROWING CONCERN: Mulch away to achieve a weed-free yard

I JUST REALIZED that in the past 12 days, I have spread 63 yards of mulch around four clients’ yards (not today, though; I ran… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Owls in toilets no laughing matter

HIKING AND TENT camping are not very tempting right now. The fact that you might drown in your tent isn’t very far-fetched, considering the amount… Continue reading

BUSINESS BRIEFS: New lead mechanic, volunteer board member at ReCyclery … and other items

The ReCyclery recently gained a new lead mechanic and a new volunteer board member. Jonathan Arp will be the new lead mechanic… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Twice-monthly breakfast meetings are held at 11:45 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Sunland… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Chapter president earns Lifetime Achievement Award

HORSEPLAY: Chapter president earns Lifetime Achievement Award

again. My sincerest apologies to the new Mt. Olympus chapter of Back Country Horsemen for giving out the wrong address… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Chapter president earns Lifetime Achievement Award

LETTER: Let me also raise my voice in support of keeping Michelle Malkin as a columnist

I would like to add my voice to those who want to keep Friday columnist Michelle Malkin in the Peninsula Daily News. I value her… Continue reading