Jefferson County

New county emergency management director on tap

An emergency management official now working in Everett is in line to replace Bob Hamlin as the director of Jefferson County’s Department… Continue reading

Port Townsend group talks about rallying community after election

Port Townsend group talks about rallying community after election

About 20 people ranging from small children attending with their parents to retirees gathered in downtown Port Townsend to protest hate and… Continue reading

Port Townsend group talks about rallying community after election

Giving Tuesday kicks off season of charity

After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday is Giving Tuesday. Nineteen North Olympic Peninsula organizations have signed up on the #Giving Tuesday website… Continue reading

Washington’s Manhattan Project park celebrates first year

Washington’s Manhattan Project park celebrates first year

The Manhattan Project National Historical Park at Hanford is a year old and proving to be… Continue reading

Washington’s Manhattan Project park celebrates first year

NEWS BRIEFS: Landslide cleared near Quilcene; crabbing season delayed

A landslide about 4 miles east of Quilcene that blocked East Quilcene Road in both directions Saturday has been cleared, according to Jefferson… Continue reading

Landslide blocks East Quilcene Road, takes out power lines

A landslide about 4 miles east of Quilcene blocked East Quilcene Road in both directions Saturday and took out power lines, leaving more… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Think outside the flower box for holiday arrangements

AS WE MOVE through mid- into late fall, let’s explore all the possibilities of your seasonal holiday garden. There is a wide range of plants… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Controversial Canada geese come in a variety of shades, sizes

right? A little more tricky is knowing which race or subspecies you are looking at.… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Luncheon meetings are Wednesdays at noon at Blakeslee’s Bar &Grill, 1222 S. Forks Ave. There was no agenda as of… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County commissioners to hear report on timber revenue

The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear a report on timber revenue when they meet Monday. Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. in commissioners’ chambers… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Some legal forms help when you need them

THOSE OF YOU who have been following my weekly meanderings for more years than you care to remember are well-aware of the fact that I… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Good friends help build a solid shelter

with fist pumps in the air — when my women friends and… Continue reading

LETTER: Bring back hatchery program to balance interests of salmon, orcas

One of the wonders of the world is the orca whale. Beautiful sight to see as they gracefully glide through the waters of the Strait… Continue reading

LETTER: Convention of States program can help re-establish limited government

Studying history, our Founding Fathers resolved that a republic best provided protection and preservation of God-given rights to life, individual liberty and private property. Nevertheless,… Continue reading

LETTER: First Amendment still the gold standard

In the PDN’s Nov. 16 Commentary page, one letter stands out: “Sore losers,” which may be relegated to the file headed by “freedom of speech.”… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: $1,000 scholarship available to single mothers at Peninsula College … and other items

The $1,000 Bright Haygood Copsey Scholarship is available to single mothers attending Peninsula College during the 2016-17 academic year. The award will… Continue reading

Jefferson County approves tax increases for three funds

The three Jefferson County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to approve eight resolutions that allow for property tax rate increases in 2017 for… Continue reading

Peninsula Home Fund kicks off fundraising campaign
Peninsula Home Fund kicks off fundraising campaign
Anderson Lake open for fishing with new year-round schedule in place; toxins down

Anderson Lake open for fishing with new year-round schedule in place; toxins down

Anderson Lake is open for fishing. The state Department of Fish &Wildlife has extended the fishing season at the lake between Port… Continue reading

Anderson Lake open for fishing with new year-round schedule in place; toxins down
Mountain View Pool in Port Townsend opened this morning after repairs were made after a water storage tank valve failure caused damage to the boiler heating system. (Cydney McFarland/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend public pool reopens

Mountain View Pool was re-opened today. The pool at Mountain View Commons, 1919 Blaine St. — the only public pool in Port… Continue reading

Mountain View Pool in Port Townsend opened this morning after repairs were made after a water storage tank valve failure caused damage to the boiler heating system. (Cydney McFarland/Peninsula Daily News)