Port seeks input on Quilcene marina improvements

The Port of Port Townsend is working to formulate a plan to hear from the public on what they want to see happen to the Herb Beck Marina. During a Jan. 13 workshop, Port officials met with staff …
Funds from the city of Port Townsend’s Lodging Tax could potentially be used to create a small “parklet” at the water-side end of Adams Street. Mari Mullen, executive director of …
The Port Angeles man jailed for trying to elude police during a chase that exceeded 100 mph on U.S. Highway 101 Thursday morning in Jefferson County allegedly told officers they would have to shoot …
OLYMPIA - A Washington Youth Suicide Review Team is one step closer to reality after legislators passed substitute HB 1354 out of committee in a 11-2 vote. Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, D-Goldendale, the …
OLYMPIA - House Republicans released their proposed state budget Feb. 16, saying it shows how a Republican-controlled Legislature could craft a spending plan without raising taxes. “If House …
Coronavirus coverage
Volunteers to lay memorials nationwide
The Floral Heart Project will lay floral hearts in cities and towns across the United States — including Port Townsend — on …
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Two Port Townsend residents test positive for COVID-19
Two Port Townsend residents — a man and a woman in their 20s — have tested positive for COVID-19, Jefferson County …
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Jefferson Healthcare improves scheduling for COVID vaccinations
Despite early hiccups in scheduling vaccine recipients, it is beginning to look like Jefferson Healthcare has caught its breath as …
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No new COVID-19 cases Tuesday in Jefferson County
Jefferson County Public Health received COVID-19 test results from 69 patients Tuesday, but no new cases of the coronavirus were …
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Measures looking to limit executive powers die in state Legislature | 2021 Legislative Session
OLYMPIA - It’s been one year since Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, …
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Arts and Entertainment
Northwind Art welcomes new education director
Northwind Art has announced its new education director.  Shin Yu Pai will bring innovation, entrepreneurship, and …
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Spring into March with Northwind Art
There is a lot blossoming at Northwind Art.  A spring of online classes for the budding artist or the weathered creator kicks …
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Become a grow-getter with Master Classes in gardening
WSU Jefferson County is offering a gardening master class with an emphasis on food growing taught by some of the county’s …
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Rotary Club welcomes guest speakers
The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County has announced its upcoming speaker schedule. The public is invited to tune into the online …
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Inslee signs COVID-19 relief bill, allocating $2.2 billion in federal funding   | 2021 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Friday that appropriates $2.2 billion federal dollars to be used for K-12 schools, public health, assistance to individuals and families, housing and …

Port Angeles man jailed after police chase near Discovery Bay

A 27-year-old Port Angeles man was jailed after trying to flee from police after the Washington State Patrol attempted to pull him over on U.S. Highway 101 for reckless driving. Justin James Radisich …
HOME FOR THE HARVEST

CSA season is here and so is your opportunity to support local farmers

Are your constantly looking to get fresh, high-quality food? Do you crave a personal connection with the farmer who lovingly and carefully grew that …

Seven firms offer bids on equipment needed for Port Hadlock wastewater treatment system

Seven bids were received on the membrane bioreactor equipment needed for the Port Hadlock wastewater treatment system. Bids ranged from a low of roughly $1.4 million to a high of approximately …

Anderson Lake toxic bacteria is ‘recent phenomenon’

Toxic bacteria that has taken hold in Anderson Lake — and was even linked to the death of a dog in 2007 — may be a recent development. A recent study by the Department of …
Obituaries

Katherine Smith Jenks

Katherine Smith Jenks died quietly in her home Feb. 17, 2021. She was born Oct. 10, 1943 in Boston to Bert Smith and Estelle Kicaris Smith. Her father was a career Naval officer in the U.S. Navy …

John “Jack” Harvey Reid

John Harvey Reid – known to his friends as “Jack” – was born on June 30, 1944 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. His parents were Doris Bonnell (Zigler) Reid and William Harvey …

Donald M. Millbauer

Our beloved father, Donald M. Millbauer, age 90, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. He was born to Gertrude and Matthew Millbauer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was the first of two …

Elizabeth Louise McGahan Kuller

Elizabeth (Betty) Louise McGahan Kuller grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. Everyone she met outside of Boston commented on her Bostonian accent. Growing up, Betty’s favorite pastime was …

Kenneth Harlan Paddock

Kenneth “Ken” Harlan Paddock, 63, passed away at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington on Jan. 2, 2021 after complications due to small cell lung cancer. He was …
Opinion
Stories of horses, TV shows and The Shot | Life in Ludlow
Regular readers of this column know that during this pandemic I have struggled each week to search out and document highlights in this …
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My latest entries in The Comedy Notebook | Mann Overboard
— From NPR’S witty “Says You,” which, pre-pandemic, would make an annual visit to Chimacum High from the East Coast to do …
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Not just another year: 2020 year in review
 | Guest Viewpoint
Last year wasn’t just another year. It was a year of universal disruption, incredible pain and challenge, and remarkable …
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Nhatt Attack!
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols.
Cookbooks for Black History Month | Kitchen to Kitchen
In February, I set time aside to delve into African American history.  Often, it’s harrowing, like last year reading …
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Letters
Gratitude to all who found my husband | Letter to the editor
My husband, Ken, grew up exploring the wooded hills behind their family farm in Whatcom County. At 77, he has not let being blinded by …
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As a nation we rise or we fall together | Letter to the editor
Re: the letter from Mr. Poeschel, “People of conscience please take note.” I agree with most of what he says and all of …
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Vaccinations should meet seniors at home | Letter to the editor
My letter is regarding vaccines with elderly in low income senior residences. I was thinking that many senior residents like myself …
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Distribution should consider population | Letter to the editor
My 76-year-old brother in South Carolina, my 69-year-old brother in New York and my 66-year-old sister in Clallam County have all been …
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People of conscience please take note | Letter to the editor
Republicans in Congress are a bunch of spineless cowards. Their failure to convict an obviously guilty ex-president of inciting …
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Sports
Rangers dominate Crescent in 6-man football
Don't worry, Coach Trey Beathard. It will all come out in the wash. Part way through the Rangers first game of the season, early …
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PA prevails in girls varsity volleyball debut
The Wolves slipped away with a win in girls varsity volleyball in the season opener for East Jefferson on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Port …
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Redhawks post personal bests in girls swimming
It was only their 10th time in the water, and Redhawks Coaches Peter Braden and Shannon Minnihan were pretty pleased with the …
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Klahowya outpaces East Jefferson runners
The East Jefferson boys cross country team beat feet to second place against Klahowya on Saturday at Kingston High. The East Jeff …
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Game Film

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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