Washington state health officials say 81 infected with COVID-19 in Jefferson County

The number of COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County has climbed to 81, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Across Washington state, the total number of cases stood at 98,201, …
Jefferson County residents can register to vote all the way up to, and including, Election Day.  Voters must reside at their address at least 30 days prior to the election. The deadlines …
Jefferson County voters will cast crucial ballots in national, state and local elections this November. Here’s what’s on the 2020 General Election ballot: Referendum Measure …
Ballots will be sent out to Jefferson County voters this week, and workers with the county’s Elections Division will be ready for those thousands of ballots to come back. In a big …
A selective timber harvest near Chimacum Park is well underway as crews work to thin the densely clustered stands of trees in order to promote a healthier understory. Justin Melton, who runs the …
Coronavirus coverage
Another case of COVID-19 found in Jefferson County
The number of COVID-19 infections has risen to 80 in Jefferson County, according to Jefferson County Public Health. Another JeffCo …
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Four new COVID-19 infections discovered in Jefferson County
Four additional cases of COVID-19 infections have been found in Jefferson County residents since last week, officials with Jefferson …
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Two new COVID-19 infections discovered in Jefferson County
Two additional cases of COVID-19 infections have been found in Jefferson County residents, officials with Jefferson County Public …
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Three more COVID-19 cases discovered in JeffCo
Three new cases of COVID-19 infections were discovered in Jefferson County residents over the weekend, officials with Jefferson County …
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Two more COVID-19 infections discovered in Jefferson County over the weekend
Two new cases of COVID-19 were discovered in Jefferson County over the weekend, the Washington State Department of Health reported …
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Arts and Entertainment
New collective show features work by four photographers
The new exhibition by the 823 Photo Collective features the work of four local photographers. It will be a diverse lineup, said …
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‘Major Nobody’ is major break for Port Townsend author, artist
After many years of seeing his stories only in his head and in black-and-white on the pages of his books, Port Townsend …
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Crabtucky Derby set to return digitally
The Crabtucky Derby will again be held this year, albeit digitally, per a recent announcement by Northwest Maritime Center executive …
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Northwest nature writer marks release of new collection, first feature film
The recently released film “The Dark Divide” is the first narrative feature adaptation of the writings of noted Northwest …
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Brinnon Parks & Recreation District dissolved

And with the stroke of a pen, the Brinnon Parks District was no more. Jefferson County Superior Court Judge Keith Harper agreed to sign the petition for dissolution of the Jefferson County Parks …

Prosecutor declines to charge man who allegedly assaulted teens for stealing ‘Blue Lives Matter’ flag

A 48-year-old Port Townsend man won’t face charges for an alleged assault of two teens who were accused of stealing a “Blue Lives Matter” flag in early August. The man was …

Voters roll sees jump in new registrations in Jefferson County

Nearly 700 Jefferson County residents have registered to vote since June 1, according to a voters roll obtained from the Jefferson County Elections Division. A review of the voters roll shows that …

Democrats enjoy fundraising edge going into final weeks | 2020 Election

Heidi Eisenhour held a commanding lead in fundraising over Lorna Smith in the race for District 2 Jefferson County commissioner entering the first week of voting in the 2020 General …

Q&A with U.S. House of Representatives candidates, Washington 6th District | 2020 Election

What makes you the best choice in your race to represent the residents of Washington’s 6th Congressional District?
Obituaries

Hal Glantz

Hal Glantz died peacefully in Seattle surrounded by loved ones on September 4, 2020. He was born on April 21, 1931 to David and Anna Glantz in Wellington, Kansas and later moved with his family to …

Mary Jean Peterson

Mary Jean Peterson, 94, passed away due to natural causes on Tuesday, September 16th, 2020 while in the care of Hope Hospice Palliative Care at The Home Place, in Stanley Wisconsin. Prior to hospice, …

Evelyn Marie Zimmerman

May I introduce the reader to my beloved wife, Evelyn Marie Zimmerman. Evelyn was born February 21, 1947 in Madison, Wisconsin. Evelyn died January 4, 2020 at Life Care Center in Port Townsend, …

Anthonie Cullen

Anthonie Cullen, age 37, was born on Aug. 14, 1982 in Long Beach, California. He was a graduate of WSU from Port Townsend and a substance abuse counselor at Safe Harbor. Anthonie passed away …

Alfred Gregson Chiswell, Jr.

Alfred Gregson Chiswell, Jr., born March 10, 1943, in North Carolina died September 25, 2020, at Port Townsend, WA, after a lengthy illness.  He is survived by his wife, Maureen Lund …
Opinion
Where can I get material for this column? | Life in Ludlow
The pandemic soldiers on with lots of masks and very little social activity. The election campaigns creep forward like a Sherman Tank …
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Streateries and parklets are helping local businesses | Word on the Street
What do you cherish about Port Townsend? Its seaside setting? Its restaurants and shops? Its restored historic buildings? Its …
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Nhatt Attack!
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols.
Flora of ‘The Dismal Bog’ at Jefferson County Fairgrounds | Nature Notes
Since 1983, one of the most popular events at the annual Jefferson County Fair has been the 4x4 Mud Drag Races. This classic American …
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Visits to cemeteries and wineries in these COVID times | Ned Luce
We just keep on driving like we had nothing better to do.  This week I will tell you about some driving we did as well as some …
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Letters
Eisenhour is the leader we need | Letter to the editor
This commissioner election is about character — about the ability to build nonpartisan coalitions, find common ground and craft …
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A difficult choice in commissioner race | Letter to the editor
Making a decision in the 2020 Jefferson County commissioner’s race has been hard for me. Rarely does an electorate have a choice …
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Opposition to moving to Phase Three of plan | Letter to the editor
In his column in The Leader of Sept. 30, Bill Mann expressed support for Port Townsend/Jefferson County to move to Phase Three of …
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Eisenhour is the best choice for JeffCo | Letter to the editor
We are voting for Heidi because she is a creative and innovative problem-solver who gets the work done. We have known Heidi for the …
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I know Smith to be a knowledgeable expert | Letter to the editor
I had the pleasure to serve with Lorna Smith on the Jefferson County Planning Commission, for close to four years.  I have …
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