Chimacum man died of exposure, brother still missing in Yellowstone Park

As of Wednesday morning, Yellowstone National Park search-and-rescue personnel continue to look for 74-year-old Kim Crumbo by foot, boat and Grand Teton National Park’s interagency helicopter …
Eight new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Jefferson County Wednesday, according to Jefferson County Public Health. The total number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Jefferson County rose to …
Friends of the Library volunteers will hold a used book sale on Saturday, Sept. 25 in the Bookmobile garage next to the Jefferson County Library, located at 620 Cedar Ave. in Port …
The National Park Service will waive all national park entrance fees for National Public Lands Day, Saturday, Sept. 25.  Additionally, all visits to Washington State Parks or lands managed by …
Port Townsend police received 171 calls for service between Friday, Sept. 3 and Thursday, Sept. 9. Below are selected reports. At 1:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, around the 1200 block of Umatilla …
Coronavirus coverage
27 new COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County since Friday
Jefferson County health officials reported Tuesday that 27 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed since Friday. Two new residents …
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McDonald’s ‘mom’ to a greater community dies of COVID
  Tim Hartzell tried to talk his mother into getting vaccinated for COVID. He’d done it, he argued, it was …
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29 new COVID-19 cases in two days in Jefferson County 
Jefferson County health officials have reported 29 new COVID-19 cases in two days. The new cases pushed the total number of …
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Quimper Grange dances canceled
The Quimper Grange has announced that all grange dances will be canceled or postponed due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Jefferson …
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Jefferson County school districts share details of staff, student COVID infections
With the start of the new school year, two school districts in Jefferson County have created data dashboards on their websites to give …
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Arts and Entertainment
Kinetic sculpture race delayed until next year
  Rising From the Ashes – A Return to Racing has been canceled for 2021 for the second year in a row due to concerns …
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Pulling off ‘Holy Frit’ in a church | Port Townsend Film Festival
  Ah, the magic of Photoshop. Create an enormous stained   glass window, with the touch of an oil painter, like …
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Film documents brother’s relationship to family, music | Port Townsend Film Festival
  Producer-director Ken Schneider has one simple thought about relations between America and Cuba. “When politicians …
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Documenting the teenage-run presidential campaign that had the media buzzing in 2020 | Port Townsend Film Festival
What happens when you mix politically conscious 18-year-olds, a retired senator of Alaska, and a progressive presidential campaign …
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Outdoor events are back for the big event, plus streaming | Port Townsend Film Festival

    In a year that’s been a little tough to celebrate, something’s coming you won’t want to miss. The 22nd year of the Port Townsend Film Festival is not just back …

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'He's done with it' | Jefferson County Sheriff's Log

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to 194 calls between Saturday, Aug. 28 and the morning of Friday, Sept. 3. Below are selected reports. At 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31 in …

Recreational fire and use of briquettes now allowed

  The Jefferson County fire chiefs and the county fire marshal have agreed to reduce the burn ban related on recreational fires and the use of briquettes that started July 1. Wetter …

Parade planned to honor local healthcare workers

Jefferson Healthcare is celebrating its employees the entire month of September and will hold a “Honk for Healthcare” parade Thursday. The public is invited to join the 15-minute car …
Windstorm ravages historic structure

Point Wilson Lighthouse open house to focus on renovations

The restoration plan for Port Townsend’s historic beacon will take the spotlight next week at an open house for the Point Wilson Light. The event will be hosted by the United States …

Gender Odyssey sets sail on Salish Sea

Non-binary, transgender, and gender-fluid teens recently embarked on a one-of-a-kind, two day program aboard the schooner “Adventuress” to sail across the Salish Sea. The teens got to …
Obituaries

Karen Baker

Karen Baker, my mother, was born in Korsor, Denmark on Oct. 10, 1919. She died on Aug. 4, 2021 in Port Townsend, Washington, almost reaching her 102nd birthday. She was the third child of six …

Jane Marie Schwencke

Jane Schwencke, loving wife, beloved mother, dear family member, special friend, and longtime Port Townsend resident died peacefully after a week of hospitalization for congestive heart failure with …

Earl Edward Boroughf

Earl Edward Boroughf passed away in Port Townsend, Washington on Sept. 7, 2021. He was 87. Earl was born to Earl and Margaret Boroughf on July 4, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio. The family moved to Southern …

Helen Abbott (Wallis) Graves

Helen Abbott (Wallis) Graves of Providence, Utah passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday Sept. 14, 2021, at the age of 96 with her daughters by her side. Helen was born on March 16, 1925 to …

Alan James Minish

A funeral mass for Alan Minish will be held at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29. There will be a rosary before Mass. Burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery at …
Opinion
Baseball with a uniquely French flavor | Mann Overboard
With the World Series approaching, I miss baseball — in French, that is. Le lanceur est sur le monticule. Il lance la …
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COVID uncertainty leads to cancelation of Girls’ Night Out, Downtown Trick or Treat | Word on the Street
The leaves are changing, fall is here and it’s time to take a step back to look at the plans for the months ahead now that a …
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Nhatt Attack!
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols.
Key takeaways from the recent climate change report | Local 20/20
The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) recently published their sixth report on climate change. Thousands of scientists …
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The saturation of Port Ludlow and some sports | Life in Ludlow
You may not realize it but this event happens about once a year. Your neighbors and friends in Port Ludlow are being …
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Letters
Behavior of anti-vaxxers shows lack of concern | Letter to the editor
As this pandemic continues to ravage our country, I continue to ask myself what is holding the anti-vaxxers back from protecting …
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League wholeheartedly condemns violent threats | Letter to the editor
The League of Women Voters-Jefferson County asks all citizens of Jefferson County and all other civic groups to join us in …
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Prosecute threats and intimidation against officials | Letter to the editor
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to worsen, with hospital Intensive Care Units filling up and death rates rising again, it is more …
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Community supports our public health officer | Letter to the editor
I am replying to the comments by those responding to the mandate in both Clallam and Jefferson Counties, where patrons of restaurants …
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Book authors called it right, and they called it very early | Letter to the editor
Book authors called it right, and they called it very early “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks.” That is the title of …
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Sports
Rivals football game cancelled due to Friday’s windstorm
The high school football game between the East Jefferson Rivals and Coupeville Wolves was cancelled Friday Sept. 17, after a windstorm …
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Port Townsend runners finish with top times
The Port Townsend Middle School Cross Country team kicked off the season with eight athletes competing in their inaugural running …
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CWA escapes with three-set win against Rivals
Charles Wright Academy upended the East Jefferson Rivals 3-0 in girls varsity volleyball last week at Port Townsend High. The …
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Quillayute and Sol Duc rivers reopen for fishing this week
The Quillayute and Sol Duc rivers have been reopened to fishing, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced last …
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Rangers rout Mary Knight in volleyball opener
Quilcene came to play. The Rangers run roughshod over the Mary Knight High School in the volleyball season opener last Thursday on …
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Rivals start cross country season in Maple Valley
The East Jefferson Cross Country team claimed 11th place overall in its opening meet of the season Saturday at the Tahoma Coed Relays …
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Girls soccer opener cancelled due to COVID
The first girls soccer game of the season for the Rivals was cancelled last Thursday, after the opposing school had a COVID …
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Golf tourney raises thousands for sports
The Port Townsend and Chimacum high school’s alumni golf tournament raised $6,000 for East Jefferson sports, according to …
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Winners announced in Dove House tourney
George Cave/Greg Miller and Mike Martin/Richard Boyd won the men’s division of the ninth annual Dove House Golf …
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Adventuress Cup funds sea-faring education for youth
Sailboats, motorboats, participants, and supporters will converge in Puget Sound for the second annual Adventuress Cup. Races start …
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Game Film

Varsity football: Quilcene vs. Tacoma Baptist | Photo Gallery

Quilcene crushing the Crusaders, 40-6, in the Rangers' final home game against Tacoma Baptist. The Leader's Brian Kelly was there for all the action. Here are some of his favorite shots.  

Varsity boys football: Quilcene vs. Evergreen | Photo Gallery

The Quilcene Rangers overwhelmed Evergreen Lutheran 41-20 in boys varsity football at home. The Leader's Brian Kelly was there for all the action. Here's a gallery of his favorite shots.

Port Townsend Shipwrights' Regatta | Photo Gallery

2021 saw the return of the Port Townsend Shipwrights' Regatta return for its 30th 

Varsity boys football: Quilcene vs. Crescent | Photo Gallery

The Quilcene Rangers cut down the Crescent Loggers 33-12 in six-man football in the opening game of the season for the Rangers. The Leader's Brian Kelly was there for all the action; here's a …

Varsity girls volleyball: East Jefferson against Olympic | Photo Gallery

The East Jefferson girls varsity volleyball team played Olympic High in a mathcup at Chimacum High School. The Leader's Brian Kelly was there for the action; here's a gallery of selected shots.

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