Jefferson County

ISSUES OF FAITH: Honoring parents a complicated command

FATHER’S DAY IS this Sunday. It will be the first Father’s Day since my dad died at nearly 98. He had been living with us… Continue reading

More muscle than wind in Phase 2 of Race to Alaska

Winds die down, force sailors to alternate with human power

Port Townsend, YMCA sued over 2022 pool ban

Confrontation with transgender employee at center of lawsuit

Steampunk Festival returns to Port Townsend this weekend

The Steampunk Festival and the Summertide Solstice Art Festival highlight this weekend’s events on the North Olympic Peninsula. • The 10th Steampunk Festival kicks off… Continue reading

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith.

Unity in Port Townsend planning for Sunday services

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith will present “Divine Father Embodied” at 11 a.m. Sunday. Douglas-Smith is the pastor at Unity in Port Townsend,… Continue reading

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith.
Team Roscoe Pickle Train of Port Townsend, which includes Chris Iruz, Enzo Dougherty, Odin Smith and Pearl Smith, were first out of the Victoria Inner Harbour at the start of the Race to Alaska on Tuesday. The cannon fired at noon and 38 racers headed to Ketchikan, a 750-mile contest that started in Port Townsend on Sunday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Racers restart in Victoria on their way to Alaska

One rescued by Coast Guard; two others try wheeling over land

Team Roscoe Pickle Train of Port Townsend, which includes Chris Iruz, Enzo Dougherty, Odin Smith and Pearl Smith, were first out of the Victoria Inner Harbour at the start of the Race to Alaska on Tuesday. The cannon fired at noon and 38 racers headed to Ketchikan, a 750-mile contest that started in Port Townsend on Sunday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Fire commissioners form association

Fire commissioners in Clallam and Jefferson counties have formed the Olympic Peninsula Fire Commissioners Association to enhance communication between fire districts across… Continue reading

East Jefferson Fire Rescue crews respond to a structure fire in the 300 block of West Kinkaid Street. A garage was destroyed.

Fire destroys garage in Irondale

A fire destroyed a garage in the 300 block of West Kincaid Street, East Jefferson Fire Rescue said. No one was injured. Firefighters… Continue reading

East Jefferson Fire Rescue crews respond to a structure fire in the 300 block of West Kinkaid Street. A garage was destroyed.
Jefferson PUD has bought the former AP&T building at 193 Otto St. in Port Townsend.

Jefferson PUD purchases office building for expansion

The Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners have approved the purchase of the former Alaska Power and Telecom building. The PUD has… Continue reading

Jefferson PUD has bought the former AP&T building at 193 Otto St. in Port Townsend.

PAT NEAL: Baiting the tourists

FROM THE ACIDIFIED ocean to the melting glaciers, the Olympic Peninsula has seen an unprecedented invasion of tourists searching for solitude while waiting in line… Continue reading

Sisters Elisa Barston, Amy Barston are part of Trio Hava, which also includes pianist John Blacklow. They will play this weekend during Concerts in the Barn in Quilcene.

Concerts in the Barn returns this weekend

The Concerts in the Barn series will return for an eighth season of free chamber music in the iconic Quilcene barn. The first… Continue reading

Sisters Elisa Barston, Amy Barston are part of Trio Hava, which also includes pianist John Blacklow. They will play this weekend during Concerts in the Barn in Quilcene.

Motorcycle rider airlifted to Seattle hospital after colliding with bear

A motorcycle rider from Tahuya was listed in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after colliding with a bear on U.S.… Continue reading

Navy security exercise set for Thursday

Naval Magazine Indian Island will conduct a security training exercise on Thursday. Training activities will occur near Port Townsend Bay and may… Continue reading

State ferries to host meetings next week

Washington State Ferries will host two virtual public meetings, one at noon Monday and a second at 6 p.m. June 18. Both meetings… Continue reading

Steampunk Festival to celebrate 10th anniversary this weekend

The 10th Steampunk Festival will return to Port Townsend on Friday at various venues downtown. The theme for the three-day annual festival,… Continue reading

Port Townsend artist Sue Gale hangs one of the 16-inch by 60-inch banners now on display at the Peninsula Fiber Artists’ Fiber Habit walk-by exhibit at 675 Tyler St. in Port Townsend. Most pieces in the exhibit are available for purchase directly from the artists.

Walk-by fiber arts on display in Uptown Port Townsend

Several members of Peninsula Fiber Artists are participating in a walk-by exhibit in Uptown Port Townsend through the end of July. The… Continue reading

Port Townsend artist Sue Gale hangs one of the 16-inch by 60-inch banners now on display at the Peninsula Fiber Artists’ Fiber Habit walk-by exhibit at 675 Tyler St. in Port Townsend. Most pieces in the exhibit are available for purchase directly from the artists.
Some of the 42 human- and wind-powered watercraft leave Port Townsend at the sound of the 5 a.m. cannon blast on Sunday that signaled the start of the Race 2 Alaska, a 750-mile voyage to Ketchikan. The winning team will collect $10,000 and the second-place finisher will earn a set of steak knives. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Windy start hampers several craft in Race to Alaska

First stage allows 36 hours in ‘proving ground’ to Victoria

Some of the 42 human- and wind-powered watercraft leave Port Townsend at the sound of the 5 a.m. cannon blast on Sunday that signaled the start of the Race 2 Alaska, a 750-mile voyage to Ketchikan. The winning team will collect $10,000 and the second-place finisher will earn a set of steak knives. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Best of the Peninsula.

Nomination round open for Best of Peninsula contest

Nominations are being accepted for the Best of Clallam and Jefferson counties. And we are introducing Best of the West End this year! Voters will… Continue reading

Best of the Peninsula.
Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News
Spectators watch as a parade of boats passes by at the start of the Pride event at Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend on Saturday.

Proud parade in Port Townsend

Spectators watch as a parade of boats passes by at the start of the Pride event at Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend on Saturday.… Continue reading

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News
Spectators watch as a parade of boats passes by at the start of the Pride event at Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend on Saturday.

University Women’s Foundation awards $126,000 in scholarships

The University Women’s Foundation had awarded $126,400 in scholarships to 43 East Jefferson County women. The foundation, an affiliate of the Port… Continue reading