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Nick Twietmeyer ntwietmeyer@ptleader.com   Jefferson County officials recently set aside a proposal to turn a swath of property owned by the Port of Port Townsend into temporary homeless … more
Glenn Clemens has been endorsed by the Port Ludlow firefighters union as its chosen candidate for fire commissioner.    According to Wicus McGuffey, president of the International … more
Among those who have earned their living as boat riggers, the name Brion Toss has become synonymous with innovation, perpetuation of tradition … more
For about a decade-and-a-half the American Legion hall in Port Townsend has operated a shelter program for the local homeless community. But with a crucial lease agreement for the shelter stalled … more
Highway 19 was partially closed for four hours Saturday morning after a two-car collision near Oak Bay Road. The crash happened just after 11:30 a.m. July 24 when two vehicles were heading south … more
Jefferson County public health officials reported four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Port Townsend Friday. The additional infections pushed the total number of confirmed coronavirus … more
A 26-year-old Marysville man was arraigned in Jefferson County Superior Court Friday on first-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping after he allegedly repeatedly raped a former girlfriend who tried … more
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 … more
A ban on campfires will start at midnight  Friday, July 23, officials with Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest announced Thursday. The ban is complete, and also includes fires … more
Three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday in Jefferson County. The three new infections pushed the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Jefferson County to 479 … more
Jefferson County commissioners authorized a purchase-and-sale agreement this week for the potential acquisition of 30 acres on Mill Road which would be used as a campground for the homeless. The … more
Jefferson Transit will hold a public hearing next week to get comment on the agency's 2021-2026 Transit Development Plan/Transportation Improvement Plan. The meeting is planned for 1:30 p.m. … more
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