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Jeremiah Satterlee Transportation Coordinator Leanne Maki-VanBerkom has nominated Quilcene High School freshman Jeremiah Satterlee for Student of the Week. The son of Anita Satterlee and Wolf … more
After volunteers from the Washington Sea Grant Crab Team monitoring program discovered an invasive European green crab at Kala Point Lagoon last September, they kept their eyes peeled for the invasive crustaceans during their crab searches this year. more
The Jefferson County Public Utility District responded to widespread power outages across East Jefferson County two days in a row, for reasons related to the season. more
Judges of Washington’s 2019 “Better Newspaper Contest” rated The Port Townsend Leader first in the General Excellence category for papers of its size. The winning score is a composite of judges’ assessment of breadth of news coverage, ad design, writing quality, overall design, photos, front pages, sports, opinion pages headlines and treatment of public notices. Breadth of coverage is the heaviest weighted of those elements. more
As the days get shorter and nights get windier, the homeless shelter in the basement of the American Legion Post 26 in Port Townsend plans to begin its winter schedule on Oct. 20. The shelter will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. seven days a week. more
The Chimacum School District candidates’ forum Oct. 14 managed to fit in the six total candidates vying for the Position 2, 3 and 4 seats, starting with Mike Aman and Mickey Nagy facing off over the open Position 2 seat on the board. more
Bernie Arthur is running for City Council. But his biggest concern is getting people to vote in the first place. “I watched the last election for City Council and only about 3,600 people voted,” Arthur said during a candidate forum hosted by the Port Townsend Kiwanis club on Oct. 9. “But the total amount of registered voters in the city is more than 7,000. That means more than half didn’t vote at all.” more
Sometimes a local tourism event does exactly what it’s supposed to and last weekend’s Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival seemed to be one such case. Mulling over their choices in a … more
Leader news staff news@ptleader.com A Jefferson County jury found a Chimacum man guilty of 8 counts of animal cruelty after a trial on Oct. … more
Washington alpinist Fay Pullen can never get high enough. She’s been bagging peaks in the Cascades for over 50 years and has climbed the top 100 highest peaks on the eastern side of the Olympics. more
The Port Townsend School of Woodworking recently completed work, for now, on a project for the Seattle Children’s Hospital, intended to provide solace for families who need it. more
With the unofficial end of wildfire season just days away, area firefighters are breathing a sigh of relief knowing there were no serious conflagrations this fire season in Jefferson County. more
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