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This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
Like Hank Williams Jr. said in song, “I was one of the chosen few to be born in Alabam’.” more
OK, it is spring so settle down. If you have so much energy with the nicer weather you need to control yourself.  It seems as if there are thousands of folks out walking. The pickle ball … more
When I began as city manager in November, I wasn’t aware that I’d have about four months of “normal” before abruptly shifting to over a year of “exceedingly … more
Weekends have been getting busier in town, the streeteries are often full of diners, and the weather is warming up. Outdoor hanging flower baskets are ordered so expect cheerful spring colors in … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
It was a weekend still being influenced by CDC and state guidelines on travel.  So, why not take a little trip?  BJ kept track of whether I had a mask on or not and I drove! The … more
Two former state officials’ recent proposal to discontinue timber harvests on trust lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources would be bold, ambitious and a game-changer. It would … more
Ah, to finally be fully vaxxed. Mirabile dictu! It’s like, well, coming out of quarantine. A town like PT with so many seniors and thus so many fully vaccinated — 75 percent —is … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
The 2018 greenhouse gas emission inventory for Jefferson County attributes 66 percent of all in-county greenhouse gas (or carbon, for short) emissions to transportation.  The vast majority of … more
When I moved to Quilcene in the late 1990s, talk in The Leader and at the post office revolved around a few predictable topics: spotted owl, growth management and the Hadlock sewer. Our historic … more
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