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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 ordinary-extraordinary egg — I took eggs for granted until we kept chickens.  We purchased our first flock in 2003, when we lived off the grid on the Eaglemount. My young son and I … 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
After a routine visit to the recycling center and a fruitless stop at the Village Store to pick up another losing Powerball ticket, I came back home to see a fellow not known to me standing in the … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
A year ago, you were planning for an end-of-season ski trip or a cruise in the Mediterranean or a week in Mexico or a summer vacation in Whistler.  For most of us that didn’t work out … more
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