Jefferson County

NEWS BRIEFS: NOAA seeks four members for council … and other items

NOAA’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for four seats on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in… Continue reading

Bicyclists crank up for food bank donations

Bicyclists crank up for food bank donations

With the pop of a bike tube, a dozen bicyclists took off from the ReCyclery in Port Townsend on Saturday to collect… Continue reading

Bicyclists crank up for food bank donations
King tide possible wave of the future, according to group

King tide possible wave of the future, according to group

Naturally occurring king tides, which are unusually high tides, can be a harbinger of normal tides to come, said a member of… Continue reading

King tide possible wave of the future, according to group
Growler airfield open house set in Port Townsend

Growler airfield open house set in Port Townsend

Area residents are invited to attend five open house meetings — with one in Port Townsend — set for early December concerning… Continue reading

Growler airfield open house set in Port Townsend

A GROWING CONCERN: ‘Lucky 13’ list of picture-perfect gifts

AS NOT ONLY an ornamental horticulturalist but as one who tries to stay in vogue, who could I be if I did not give my… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: William A. Bugge: Local Boy Makes Good

BACK WHEN: William A. Bugge: Local Boy Makes Good

IN 1977, THE Hood Canal Bridge, which had opened in August 1961, was renamed the William A. Bugge Hood Canal Bridge, in honor of William… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: William A. Bugge: Local Boy Makes Good

BIRD WATCH: Distant travelers can be beckoned with bird seed

THIS IS A good time to sprinkle some mixed bird seed around the yard’s bushes or, where possible, under existing feeders. The golden-crowned sparrows arrived… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

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

HELP LINE: Be thankful for what you know now

WE’RE ALMOST THERE. “There” being Thanksgiving, which always puts me in a bit of a … bind. See, everybody writes about Thanksgiving, and pretty much… Continue reading

LETTER: Don’t take a narrow view of the election results

Don’t let the liberal media, Democrat spin-doctors or leftist rabble-rousers get away with making an issue of Trump not winning the popular vote. That is… Continue reading

LETTER: Let’s right this ship before it tips too far to the right or left

Contrary to popular opinion, the Founding Fathers did not script the Constitution to be a democracy. They formed it to be a republic. (“To the… Continue reading

LETTER: Prophect words from David Souter on PBS News Hour

[Retired] Supreme Court Justice David Souter on Sept. 14, 2012, on PBS News Hour spoke on the 225th anniversary of the Constitution and talked about… Continue reading

LETTER: Trump’s agenda will leave the middle class holding the bag

Sen. Harry Reid nailed it when he reminded the nation that Donald Trump is “a sexual predator who lost the popular vote.” Voters have said… Continue reading

LETTER: Unite for the common good because we sink or swim together

In the wake of our presidential election, we all need to take a deep breath as we come to grips with what just happened. If… Continue reading

More to do than feast this holiday weekend

and the following weekend — have a variety of activities to choose… Continue reading

Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash near Port Townsend

Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash near Port Townsend

A 60-year-old man remained in critical condition in a Seattle hospital Saturday after a motorcycle crash on state Highway 20 on Thursday.… Continue reading

Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash near Port Townsend

NEWS BRIEFS: Port Townsend group plans sendoff for Standing Rock protesters Monday … and other items

The Standing with Standing Rock Thanksgiving Caravan will leave Port Townsend on Monday to deliver donations and supplies to protesters of the… Continue reading

Time to gobble up community Thanksgiving feasts across the Peninsula

Time to gobble up community Thanksgiving feasts across the Peninsula

Community feasts will celebrate Thanksgiving across the North Olympic Peninsula this week. Some will be a little early. And, in a break with tradition, the… Continue reading

Time to gobble up community Thanksgiving feasts across the Peninsula
Melinda Smyser, one of Idaho’s four presidential electors, poses for a portrait in Boise, Idaho, last Thursday. Smyser, one of Idaho’s four Republican electors, said they have been flooded with emails, telephone calls and Facebook messages from strangers urging them to reconsider their vote. “It’s just not going to work.” (Otto Kitsinger/The Associated Press)

Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

Grassroots campaigns have sprung up around the country to try to persuade members… Continue reading

Melinda Smyser, one of Idaho’s four presidential electors, poses for a portrait in Boise, Idaho, last Thursday. Smyser, one of Idaho’s four Republican electors, said they have been flooded with emails, telephone calls and Facebook messages from strangers urging them to reconsider their vote. “It’s just not going to work.” (Otto Kitsinger/The Associated Press)

Washington Sea Grant, Port Townsend Maritime Center to host king tide-watching party today

Each winter, king tides — the highest tides of the year — offer a spectacular shoreside show and a sneak preview of… Continue reading