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By Mitzi JO Gordon   A late winter snowfall dumped nearly four inches of snow across Port Townsend and much of Jefferson County this week. High winds arrived on Feb. 25, with PUD … more
By Kirk Boxleitner   Construction on Discovery Road has r ecently reached some minor milestones, as the project continues with a scheduled June 15 ribbon-cutting, and most of the major … more
Special to The Leader   Families can now register online for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s summer day camps, which allow young scientists and adventurers to spend a … more
Nominations open for youth environmental award    Celebrating young environmental leaders in the community, the Jefferson Land Trust Fairbank Award for Youth Environmental Action … more
By Kirk Boxleitner   It might seem like a simple question. What's been happening with the money Jefferson County has collected from increased property taxes since 2019? But this … more
  By Roland Nikles Special to The Leader             Esther Whitmore, lead shipwright at Haven Boatworks, says a … more
By Mitzi Jo Gordon   Last week, Jefferson County prosecutors dismissed charges against the Port Townsend man accused in January in the death of his infant son. Jordan Sorenson, … more
By James Robinson   While Chimacum School District voters widely supported the district’s ask for more funding in the special election Feb. 13, Quilcene School District voters … more
By Kirk Boxleitner   The Jefferson Healthcare Medical Center on Sheridan Street in Port Townsend recently entered the next phase of its facility’s development, as confirmed by … more
By Kirk Boxleitner   Last year saw FairWinds Winery celebrate 30 years in operation, making it the oldest winery in Jefferson County. In January, FairWinds owners and staff invited the … more
By Leader Staff Jefferson County PUD commissioners approved a resolution Feb. 6 adopting a slate of rate increases for utility pole attachments, to aid with capital replacement costs. Countywide … more
One more drop   In the Wednesday, Feb. 7 letters section, Mr. Brent Shirley very well addressed our leaking reserves and proposed pool project. Very sensible and well thought out. … more
County Commissioner seeks re-election  Elected to her first term in 2020, District 2 Jefferson County Commissioner Heidi Eisenhour has indicated she will seek re-election this year for a … more
By Kirk Boxleitner   Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County was on Capitol Hill last week, seeking increased funding for affordable housing from Washington state … more
BY Barbara Faurot   To get a head start on spring and summer, now is the perfect time to begin starting seeds. It’s an economical way to grow a wide variety of fresh vegetables, … more
By Leader Staff   Swan School on Kuhn Street in Port Townsend recently celebrated 40 years of service as a community-based educational non-profit. Two special open house events, coming … more
By Kirk Boxleitner If you’re not ready to let go of an item that’s seen better days — whether it’s a piece of clothing that needs mending, an appliance that no longer … more
By Mitzi Jo Gordon As a teenager, Aimee Dailey-Fallat began washing dishes for a restaurant in her Pennsylvania home town. From these humble beginnings, a lifelong passion for the food industry … more
By Kirk Boxleitner Even before Jefferson County’s portion of the 2024 nationwide Point In Time count was completed, members of the Olympic Community Action Programs, or OlyCAP, were … more
Registration open for Stream Stewards   The Stream Stewards Program, hosted by WSU and the North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC), provides Jefferson and Clallam County residents with … more
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