Missing PDA documents prompted legal threat

Officials with the Fort Worden Public Development Authority warned their former chief financial officer that she could face felony charges if she didn’t return “boxes of FWPDA files and …
Repair work on the Hood Canal Bridge will shut down the span completely for three nights later this month. The Washington State Department of Transportation is advising travelers to get ready for …
Center Valley Animal Rescue will kick off its spring online auction, “For the Love of Animals,” on Saturday, May 15. The benefit will raise funds for the Quilcene nonprofit’s …
The official start of the 2021 Election — Candidate Filing Week — starts May 17. Three of seven Port Townsend City Council positions will be up for election this year: Position 1, …
The Artful Sailor recently presented the profits earned from sales of Marie Delaney’s children’s book “Salty and the Pirates,” to representatives from Olympic Neighbors. …
Coronavirus coverage
Four more COVID-19 infections found in JeffCo
Four new local cases of COVID-19 were reported by Jefferson County health officials Thursday. The total number of confirmed cases …
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Jefferson County passes 50 percent vaccinated mark
The crest of the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to be felt in Washington state, Jefferson County Public Health Officer …
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Four more COVID-19 infections found in Jefferson County
Four new COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in Jefferson County, public health officials reported late Thursday. Three of the …
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Whale watching group recalls struggle to stay afloat amid sea of viral troubles
With people the world over forced to remain at home and limit travel to the bare necessities, tourist-centered businesses like Point …
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Four new COVID-19 cases reported in Jefferson County
Jefferson Public Health officials have reported four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county since Monday. As of Wednesday, …
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Arts and Entertainment
Award-winning filmmakers bring the art of documentary filmmaking to the community
When it comes to filmmaking today, the giant cameras, heavy equipment, and fancy sets are no longer must-haves. We have decades of …
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Olympic Music Festival presents virtual series this spring
Olympic Music Festival is hosting a May concert series, “Sounds of Spring.” The showcase features Grammy-nominated …
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Northwind Art presents slate of summer art classes for youth
Northwind Art recently announced a summer packed with new youth classes. From buttons to patterns to papers and more, this …
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Award-winning author talks about latest book
The Jefferson County Historical Society is teaming up with the Port Townsend Marine Science Center to present “An Evening with …
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Local news

Officials say criminal cases of psychedelic drug use are uncommon, but local legalization remains unlikely

Despite a push from a diverse group of experts on the use of psychedelic drugs, Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney James Kennedy said he couldn’t decriminalize entheogens in the …

Anderson Lake closed due to high toxin levels

High levels of anatoxin-a, a potent nerve toxin, were detected in a water sample taken from Anderson Lake on Monday, May 10. With a toxin level of 1,396 micrograms per liter, the sample read well …

Northwest Maritime Center proposes building classroom on port property

A gravel parking lot across the street from the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend could soon become the new home of the center’s Port Townsend Maritime Academy. The Port of Port …

Workshop coming on diesel engine repairs

Washington Sea Grant, Washington State University’s Jefferson County Extension and the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding will be sponsoring a diesel engine troubleshooting and maintenance …

WSF to host meetings on ferry service

Washington State Ferries will host two virtual public meetings later this month to give updates on the ferry system and to get input from ferry travelers. The meetings will take place at 11 a.m. …
Obituaries

James Ralph Giger

Jim Giger was born and raised in Port Townsend, Washington. He lived most of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest areas of Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. He would pass at the age of 67 in Sun City …

Louise D. Abshire

Louise D. Abshire was born in Altadena, California in 1944 to Grace and Sheldon Hunt. After a fulfilling life with many family and friends who shared her love, Louise fought a courageous battle …

Barry Anderson

Barry Anderson, longtime Washington resident, passed away peacefully at the family home in Port Townsend on April 15, 2021. He was surrounded by Hilda, his wife of 59 years, his daughter and …

Caron Leverne McCloud

Caron McCloud flew peacefully and powerfully into her future at her home in Port Townsend, Washington. Caron was born in Oakland, California to Eden McCloud and Eugene Grant. Caron was married to …

Phillip Eugene Marlow

Phillip “Bo” Eugene Marlow passed away on Jan. 12, 2021. He was born on Oct. 7, 1972 in Port Angeles, Washington to Phillip and Mary Marlow. Phillip lived in Omak, Washington, …
Opinion
Gardening with native plants | Garden Notes
It’s always a good time to sing the praises of native plants. April is Native Plant Appreciation Month in the state of …
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Learning To Fly: Lessons through song | Liner Notes
I had a professor in college who said Tom Petty was the last thing America could agree on. At the time, I knew the lanky, …
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Community visioning report - a fascinating summary | Local 20/20
At the start of the pandemic, Local 20/20 invited residents to share how they were impacted, and what values, priorities, and visions …
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Nhatt Attack!
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols.
Activities are picking up around JeffCo
Whilst waiting for a meeting in downtown Port Townsend I ambled into the Bishop Hotel. The new proprietors as of last summer were …
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Letters
Your service will earn the appreciation of all | Letter to the editor
Given that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently urged so-called Christian supporters of the Family Research Council hate …
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Let’s prove we know how to plan for a UGA | Letter to the editor
Two good pieces of news this week. First, JeffCo secured a $21 million-plus grant for the Hadlock infrastructure …
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Still time and energy to stop development | Letter to the editor
A plan is in the works, approved by the county, to allow the Discovery Bay Golf Club to develop 48 parcels surrounding the course with …
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Guns, cars more deadly than vaccine | Letter to the editor
We should ban cars and guns and drugs before we ban the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. There have been six blood clots in the 41 …
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Get your vaccine and the care you need | Letter to the editor
Basic public health measures have played a role in stopping pandemics for centuries. The Black Plague killed more than 25 million …
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Sports
Buccaneers solid in play against EJ
Kingston collected a win in girls varsity tennis with a 5–2 victory against East Jefferson on the Chimacum courts …
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EJ teams are tops in track and field
East Jefferson squashed Sequim and Port Angeles in boys and girls track last week in Port Angeles. Both EJ squads posted team …
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Trojans too tough in varsity girls tennis
Myka Briggs was the standout star for East Jefferson girls varsity tennis last week against Olympic. Olympic won big, finishing out …
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Penalty kicks stymie EJ soccer team
The East Jefferson boys varsity soccer team hit an offensive wall last week, falling scoreless in games against Kingston and …
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EJ stars shine at home track meet
East Jefferson Track & Field hosted its sole home meet of the season against Klahowya High Saturday and both the girls and boys …
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Spartans lead on the links in Port Ludlow
The Bainbridge Spartans outshot East Jefferson in boys and girls varsity golf late last week at Port Ludlow Golf Course. The …
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Sluggish start for EJ varsity soccer team
The East Jefferson boys varsity soccer club notched a 2-0 loss against Port Angeles and a 1-0 defeat at the feet of Klahowya last …
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Quilcene conquers Kings in girls fastpitch
The Rangers quickly collected six runs in a first-inning blast and broke open a 9-4 game in the third to crush the Kings 27-8 in girls …
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Roughriders come out swinging against EJ
The Roughriders came out gunning against East Jefferson in girls varsity tennis last week and when the smoke cleared, Port Angeles was …
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EJ upends Eagles in girls varsity tennis
East Jefferson corralled Klahowya 5-2 in girls tennis last week. Maddie Hess powered EJ to a win in No. 1 singles, winning 6-3, 6-4 …
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Ranger varsity team even after first week
The Quilcene Rangers boys varsity baseball team opened the season with a 6-5 win against Tacoma Baptist School. The victory was …
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Rangers earn All Sea-Tac League honors
A large part of the Ranger roster has earned honors as members of the Quilcene football team won All Sea-Tac League …
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Spartans rule at home against EJ
The Spartans stymied East Jefferson in girls tennis last week on Bainbridge High’s home courts. Elli Prickett of Bainbridge …
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EJ athletes record PRs in last meet
East Jefferson athletes were outstanding on the track — and field — as EJ competed against Klahowya, Olympic and Port …
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EJ opens track season in Kingston
The East Jefferson track and field team opened the season with a jamboree at Kingston High and the EJ girls dominated in the shot put, …
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Eagles rule the roost in boys and girls golf
Klahowya dropped two wins into the cup against East Jefferson last week, with victories in both boys and girls golf. “Our …
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EJ notches league win in girls tennis
East Jefferson beat Central Kitsap in girls tennis last week, with big wins in No. 1 and No. 2 singles and doubles in recent Olympic …
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Quilcene Rangers win SeaTac League championship in surprise thriller
In the pre-game huddle on the field before the start of last Saturday’s SeaTac League championship game, the Quilcene Rangers …
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East Jefferson runners close out XC season
The East Jefferson Cross Country team ran its final meet of the season at the league championship meet at Battle Point Park on …
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Quilcene romps to fourth win in a row
The Rangers, running away. That about describes the first quarter — and the game — in boys varsity football Saturday …
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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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