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Ten-year-old Diego Garcia of Chimacum would love to be able to go to Cuba some day to meet the 25 pen pals he has been communicating with for the past three years, and maybe go fishing with a few of … more
For the 22nd year in a row, the dock at the Nordland General Store on Marrowstone Island was thronged by hearty souls, and slightly less hearty spectators, for the New Year’s Day Polar Bear … more
Yoga teachers in Port Townsend want people to feel good and know that they are doing good in the community at the same time. A half-dozen instructors recently decided to start a community-wide … more
Talk addresses seabirds and melting Arctic Jan. 8 The Port Townsend Marine Science Center hosts “40 Years of Change: Cooper Island’s Seabirds Respond to a Melting Arctic” with George Divoky. … more
Public meetings this coming week in Port Townsend and Jefferson County include: Wednesday, Jan. 4 Port of Port Townsend Commission Retreat. 8:30 a.m.-noon (staff only); working lunch (open to … more
Jan. 1 saw Washington state’s minimum wage increase 16.15 percent, from $9.47 per hour in 2016 to $11 per hour in 2017. It’s a move that some in Jefferson County are afraid could indirectly … more
Donna Marks would love it if more people signed up to drive for Uber. Right now, she’s the only Uber driver whom she knows of on the Quimper Peninsula. A longtime poker player, poker room … more
Making an exception to its regular first-Monday meeting schedule, the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce has its next member meeting from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9 at the Port Townsend Elks … more
Jefferson County received more than 10 percent of the state Salmon Recovery Funding Board’s $14.6 million in grants announced at the end of 2016. Of the $1,553,093 that was awarded to county … more
New terms of office were marked Jan. 3 with a round of officials being sworn into office. After returning Jefferson County Commissioner David Sullivan swore in returning Superior Court Judge Keith … more
Do you ever wonder why people are so irrational? The air is a balmy 35 degrees Fahrenheit, the water is a nice, tepid 42 degrees, and you are one of the 21 folks in bathing suits standing on the pool … more
As we bid farewell to 2016, the Leader asked passersby on the streets of downtown Port Townsend what some of their hopes were for 2017. more
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