It’s going to take the work of all of us | Publisher's Column

Donna Etchey
Posted 9/22/21

Well, we made it through another summer and as we head into fall, I have to say fall weather is the most difficult and challenging season for me.  The days get shorter, the cold winds start …

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It’s going to take the work of all of us | Publisher's Column

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Well, we made it through another summer and as we head into fall, I have to say fall weather is the most difficult and challenging season for me.  The days get shorter, the cold winds start coming ashore, and we say good bye to the pleasant, warm summer days. 

But living and working on the Olympic Peninsula definitely has its upside, like living in the rain shadow, where we do not get quite as much rain as the rest of Western Washington. For now, I will enjoy the beauty in all the colors that the  fall showers upon us.

As this change comes upon us, some things have stayed the same. It has been a difficult and challenging 19 months, to say the least.  

The pandemic is still with us and our county and state officials have again been faced with difficult decisions. No vaccine or no indoor dining at public places. Masks are required at most indoor establishments and this week Washington State went back to masks required at outdoor gatherings of 500 people or more. 

One of the saddest parts of the past month is the Wooden Boat Festival deciding to cancel the event. 

Folks, it is going to take all of us doing our part to put a leash on this pandemic, so we can start moving forward again. Hospitals are full to capacity with COVID patients and they are dying. We need to fight this pandemic together, not fight against each other.   

This week is our Port Ludlow saturation event and I would like to take this opportunity to say hello to all of our residents in Port Ludlow that are receiving a complimentary copy of  The Leader in their mailboxes. 

Each and every week, The Leader strives to bring you the most up-to-date news as well as sports, entertainment and so much more. We are always looking to write about those unsung heroes in our county as well, so please contact us and send us names of people you would like others to know about. We love sharing their stories. We hope you enjoy this complimentary issue and hope you decide to support local journalism by subscribing to The Leader today. 

To all of our current subscribers and readers, I would also like to say thank you — your support means everything to us here at The Leader. Community journalism is as important today as it was 100 years ago.

Donna Etchey is the publisher of The Port Townsend-Jefferson County Leader.

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