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Russ West channeled his inner Ziggy Stardust with a sculpture now on display at the south end of the new Kearney Street roundabout. West, shown here fine-tuning the sculpture, found the raw material … more
Beachgoers in the Pacific Northwest should exercise heightened caution for dangerous surf and potentially fatal sneaker waves during the upcoming King Tides this weekend, and for the remainder of the … more
To protect declining populations of wild steelhead, Olympic National Park is closing the Queets, Salmon and Quinault Rivers to sport fishing on Nov. 27.  Due to low forecasted returns, … more
  Jefferson County stretches across more than 2,000 square miles of territory including much of the mountainous terrain in the Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest. It is some … more
In this issue of Good Works , we highlight organizations that make life better in Jefferson County / Port Townsend. A remarkable characteristic of this place is that there are so many, more than we … more
  A visit to Center Valley Animal Rescue (CVAR) is like going to a zoo and it’s free. Approximately 150 animals are cared for by volunteers dedicated to continuing Sara … more
  It’s not just birds. Founded 45 years ago, Port Townsend’s Admiralty Audubon Society has been a driving force in area efforts to protect the wild outdoors. … more
If you have a pet, you know how its presence in your life provides a depth of love and caring that cannot be replaced. Especially in trying times, your pet gives you unconditional love. But imagine … more
    ECCHO is a non-profit organization born in Port Townsend in 1997 with a mission to support independent living. ECCHO serves community members free of charge, with a focus … more
  On Friday, Nov. 17, Judge Brendan Mack entered the Jefferson County courtroom to sentence Pierce County resident Siaumau Sanele Auseuga after Auseuga was found guilty of being a felon in … more
The Washington State Ferries system advises carving out some extra time if your Thanksgiving travel plans include a state ferry ride. In addition to the long vehicle lines over holiday weekends, … more
In celebration of 100 years of local banking in western Washington at First Fed, and 50 years of changing lives through the arts at Centrum, the bank has made a five-year, $50,000 commitment to … more
  A new rideshare program is intended to provide lower-income citizens with access to a vehicle and decrease the area’s carbon footprint. The program has been in operation for … more
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public input on a draft Periodic Status Review for killer whale that includes a recommendation to keep the species on … more
A new Welcome Center isn’t the only renovation coming to the Northwest Maritime Center in the New Year. It might seem incongruous that damage done by a king tide event on Dec. 20, 2018, … more
    Consider the hedgerow: a beautiful, sustainable, and low-maintenance alternative to monoculture hedges.  Planted as living fences since the Neolithic Age, hedgerows … more
PORT HADLOCK, Wash., - Naval Magazine Indian Island has a security training exercise scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023.  Training activities will occur in Port Townsend Bay between the … more
QUILCENE – It was a busy summer in Jefferson County opening habitats for local fish. Two big projects, one on US 101 and the other on State Route 104 and SR 19, have wrapped up. … more
  In a clearing enclosed by alder, cedar, and sword ferns, at the end of an wheelchair-accessible trail, a new, beautiful, and sustainable timber-frame pavilion greets visitors to the … more
Dunia Faulx, Chief Planning and Advocacy Officer at Jefferson Healthcare, has been named Washington’s 2023 “Community Star” by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural … more
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