Arts and Entertainment
For the love of salmon
Ensuring the public is aware of the issues facing wild salmon and orcas living in the waters surrounding Port Townsend is of utmost …
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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ gives fans the fight we’ve always wanted
As of this writing, the 2019 version of “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” — not to be confused with the 1956 “Godzilla, King of …
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Briefs For June 12, 2019
Free Spin Cycling classes Madrona MindBody Institute is offering free Intro to Spin Cycling classes at 10 a.m. on Saturday June 15, …
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Motown Dulcimer Style
Although she has been in the music industry for more than 40 years and released 23 albums, Claudia Schmidt sometimes finds it …
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In other news ...
Local news
JeffCom tracking missing 911 call after Port Ludlow death

Imagine calling 911 to report a medical emergency, literally a matter of life or death, and being told by a dispatcher that help is on the way, only to be told by fire and emergency services that they never received your call.

Community voices heard on Fort Worden pier and boat launch project
One thing was made clear at the public comment meeting regarding the future of the Fort Worden pier and boat launch – something will have to be done about the slowly deteriorating structure.
Naval Magazine Indian Island: Boundaries matter
While Naval Magazine Indian Island appreciates the attention of the surrounding community, it wants to ensure that community has an accurate understanding of the installation and its surrounding amenities. In addition to the Department of Defense’s largest ordnance site on the West Coast, the 2,700-acre island hosts a wealth of cultural and natural resources, including several Native American archeological sites, historical pioneer homestead sites and WWII-era buildings.
Peninsula drought termed “severe”
The U.S. Drought Monitor has changed its classification of the Olympic Peninsula region’s 2019 drought from moderate to severe. If correct, that’s a prediction of crop and pasture damage, water shortages and water restrictions.
Community summit highlights shortage of caregivers in JeffCo
They‘re calling it the Silver Tsunami. Across the country, as Baby Boomers reach the age where many need caregiving, they’re finding a shortage of people to help them.
On the calendar
Community Calendar for June 12, 2019

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Wednesday, June 12 Blues Wednesday., 6:00 p.m. Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N Park Ave Port Townsend.

Community Calendar for June 5, 2019

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT – Wednesday, June 5 Ukuleles Unite Happy Hour-Open Mic. 5:30 p.m., Highway 20 Roadhouse, 2152 W. Sims Way. Blues Wednesday. 6 p.m., Discovery Bay Brewing. Thursday, June 6 The Long Splice. 5-9 p.m. Ajax Cafe, 21 N. Water St., Port Hadlock. Open Mic. 5 p.m., Discovery Bay Brewing. Friday, June 7 Gerry Sherman. 6 to 8:30 p.m., Ajax Cafe. Norman Baker. 7 p.m., The Keg and I. Saturday, June 8 Retrofiers. 5 p.m., Discovery Bay Brewing. The Chuck Easton Sextet. 5-8 p.m., Pourhouse. Trevor Hanson. 5 to 9 p.m., Ajax Cafe. Sunday, June 9

Obituaries
Devoted family man Konrad Schwencke was officially diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2011. His wife of 60 years Jane Haugen Schwencke was able to care for Konrad at home until the time of his …
Nancy, from Bellingham, Washington, daughter of Frances “Frankie” Hamell and Charles Thomas, passed peacefully on Wednesday, May 29th with her family by her side. She is survived by her …
Jack Allan Hardie, Jr., of Port Townsend, WA, loving father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend, passed away in Fullerton, CA on Friday March 15, 2019 at the age of 75. Born in Glendale, CA on …
Karl passed away peacefully on December 5, 2019. He was born in New York, became a civil engineer and enjoyed a challenging career working in the U.S.A., Holland, England and the United Arab …
John Caesar Hansen, first-born son of William Bryan Hansen and Lorraine Fedderly Hansen, passed away quietly at home on May 26, 2019, surrounded by his family. John was named in honor of his …
Columnists

PT’s opportunity to fight the vipEr/S epidemic

Jefferson County has legitimate claims to fame. Harboring shipwrights who produce wooden boats of surpassing beauty? Amazing. Nurturing published authors, touring musicians, busy artists, …

Scholarships, Awards, and Music

The crowd gathered in the auditorium at Chimacum High School last week for the annual tribute to the senior class known as awards night. As the seniors took their places on the stage, those of us …
Opinion

I still disagree

A recent PT Leader Perspective piece asked “Who Can You Believe About Climate Change?” (Leader, June 5). Certainly not its writer, as it is full of disinformation and gross …

Self-entitled disrespect needs to end

The City of Port Townsend is the no-term-limit city council and mayor they appoint from within. Their sole employee is the city manager, just retired after around 20 years and $2.5 million without …