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Students at Quilcene High School were treated to a food performance by chef Arran Stark of Jefferson Healthcare on March 12. Stark prepared purple sprouting broccoli while giving an engaging … more
Jefferson Healthcare chef Arran Stark shows students what he’s made out of purple sprouting broccoli, some of which was grown by the students in the Quilcene School Garden. Photo courtesy Erin … more
Salish Spirit Equine Assisted Therapy presents it second annual Cowboy Ball on March 24 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes. This year’s theme is “Aloha, Cowboy.” Attendees are … more
CHIP offers community health discussions Jefferson County residents are invited to participate in various programs developed from the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), completed in 2016, … more
A bloom of bluegreen algae was found by Jefferson County Public Health at Lake Leland in January, but test results did not show detectable levels of toxins. Warning signs have been posted at the boat … more
SmileMobile to stop in Jefferson County The SmileMobile is visiting Jefferson County from Feb. 12 to March 1 to offer dental service to newborn children through high-school-age students, and … more
Composting toilets proved to be the hot topic of the Jefferson County Board of Health’s Jan. 18 meeting as at least a dozen members of the public spoke out in favor of the composting toilets, while … more
Dr. Tom Locke, public health officer for Jefferson County, notes the conditional legality of composting toilets Jan. 18. Photo by Kirk Boxleitner more
Public health officials recommend that people practice good hand hygiene, which means washing hands frequently. Leader file photo more
As flu activity increasing across the country and flu-like symptoms cause more people to make a trip to the hospital, officials with Jefferson County Public Health want the public to know when to … more
Lindsey Du Toit, a vegetable seed pathologist for Washington State University, explains how certain strains of carrots are more susceptible to diseases such as powdery mildew. She added that the … more
Eve Dixon (left) and Kiersten Boulter set out bowls of bread and red pepper tapenade, prepared on site at Finnriver Farm. more
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