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Gibbs Lake closed due to detected toxins

Jefferson County Parks and Recreation closed Gibbs Lake Friday after finding high levels of the toxin microcystin in a water sample taken on Monday, July 19. Finding 46 micrograms per liter, the …

10-year-old dies in tragic crash on US 101

A 10-year-old girl was killed Monday afternoon as she stood with another girl on a pullout next to U.S. Highway 101 and they were struck by a driver who went off the road north of Queets. The …

Oldest church in Port Townsend marks 150 years of service, leadership

This year, Trinity United Methodist Church celebrates its 150th anniversary of service and leadership to the community. Established in 1854 and built in 1871, it is the oldest church in Port …
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Hidden History signs unveiled in Port Townsend

Hidden History signs were recently unveiled beside Haller Fountain at the intersection of Washington and Taylor streets. A project of the Port Townsend Main Street Program, these new signs have …

Chamber expands concierge program

As an addition to the Visitor Information Center, the Chamber of Jefferson County is expanding the Community Concierge Cohort Program and needs help. Community-minded volunteers are needed to …

Adult retail store coming to downtown Port Townsend

“Vespertine” describes something active, flowering, or flourishing in the evening. In botany, a vespertine flower is one that blooms when the moon does. In zoology, a vespertine …

Jefferson County Library adds hours

Beginning Tuesday, July 6 the Jefferson County Library will extend its hours to 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Friday and Saturday. The current hours of service …

Results from teen mental health survey give insight into pandemic experiences

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey that the state administers every two years, “Washington State’s Healthy Youth Survey,” did not happen last year due to the …
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Historic heat wave is too hot to handle

Emma dog-paddled her way back to the shore at Point Hudson, took a few steps on the beach, and bounded back into the water. “The dog days of summer,” laughed John Graham of Sequim as …
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Florida man reaches Port Townsend after cross-country bike journey

Sunshine and cloudless skies clung tight to his rear spokes, painting the heavens as he pedaled. Last Wednesday afternoon, Ken Reinke brought the good weather with him, riding in on two wheels and …

Public input sought on new reading materials

The Port Townsend School District’s kindergarten through fifth grade English Language Arts Adoption Team is recommending the adoption of the Wilson Reading curricula, “Wit and …

Jefferson Community Foundation issues call for funding applications

Jefferson Community Foundation will close the COVID Response and Recovery Fund after one last round of allocations. Since March 2020, the fund has allotted more than $835,000 in grants to arts and …