Philip Watness

Social media can bring heart to business-personal relations, Port Townsend consultant says

PORT TOWNSEND — Leif Hansen is conflicted. On the one hand, he wants technology to be less intrusive. On the other, he teaches people how… Continue reading

Andy Palmer Day to raise money for scholarship fund

PORT TOWNSEND — Andy Palmer, who died at the age of 18, went out of his way to be helpful and friendly. Working as a… Continue reading

Bank given go-ahead to foreclose on cannery building in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — Columbia State Bank has been given the green light to foreclose on the Clam Cannery building. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marc Barreca signed… Continue reading

Airport flights grounded, but Relay For Life goes on despite wet, foggy Port Townsend weather

PORT TOWNSEND — A low cloud ceiling and early morning fog turned Airport Daze at the Jefferson County International Airport into airport haze Saturday. Perhaps… Continue reading

Port Townsend council switches course, decides to seek property tax increase

PORT TOWNSEND — Expect a ballot measure in November asking city property owners to approve a special purpose levy lid lift. The City Council made… Continue reading

Port Townsend council to hear suggestion to place levy lid lift on ballot

PORT TOWNSEND — The ballot question of annexation of the city of Port Townsend into the East Jefferson Fire-Rescue district may be delayed because of… Continue reading

Mower races help to fuel interest in Hadlock Days

PORT HADLOCK — An old folk tale about Hadlock Days claims the celebration was once so small, half the paraders would walk around the other… Continue reading

Port Townsend voters to weigh fire coverage in November

PORT TOWNSEND — A ballot measure will go before voters Nov. 8 calling for the annexation of Port Townsend into Jefferson County Fire District No.… Continue reading

Port Townsend students learn to build, test remote-controlled submersibles

PORT TOWNSEND — Forget video games. They’re passé. Imagine operating a remote-controlled underwater vehicle — or ROV — then competing for recognition for your effort.… Continue reading

Images of sunken ship pieced together after submarine dives

PORT TOWNSEND — Imagine a flashlight — a really big, bright one — shining upon the deteriorated hulk of a sunken passenger liner on the… Continue reading

Group appraises items to raise funds for student scholarships

PORT TOWNSEND — The value of the simple Tiffany lamp meant less to Kris Oglesby than the fact she had finally been given the lamp… Continue reading

Port Angeles woman tells of relatives who survived SS Governor wreck in 1921

Beth McBride of Port Angeles remembers her grandmother as “a tiny little lady with a lot of spunk.” Florence Hawthorn demonstrated that spunk with courage… Continue reading

Port Townsend building owner seeks investor to stave off foreclosure

PORT TOWNSEND — Clam Cannery owner Kevin Harris has until mid-July to stave off foreclosure of the property by Columbia Bank of Seattle. “We are… Continue reading

Little yellow submarine fights tide, currents to wreck of of old steamship

PORT TOWNSEND — The tricky currents of Admiralty Inlet proved as devious as Coyote of Indian legend Thursday as the Antipodes made its second dive… Continue reading

Submarine makes first dive to 1921 SS Governor wreck in Admiralty Inslet

PORT TOWNSEND — Wind and currents buffeted the Antipodes submarine throughout the day Wednesday as it made its first dive to the wreck of the… Continue reading

Jamestown S'Klallam chair shares state of tribe with Jefferson chamber

PORT TOWNSEND — All W. Ron Allen wanted to do was play Indian basketball, so he asked the Jamestown S’Klallam tribal council for a “blue… Continue reading

Groups hit pavement to raise funds for trail

PORT TOWNSEND — Dozens of bicyclists, hikers, runners and horseback riders raised funds for trails Sunday during the Longest Day of Trails event on the… Continue reading

Boomfest: Three days of biking, jousting, music and ideas

PORT TOWNSEND — It’s tempting to define this weekend’s Boomfest as a reiteration of hippie celebrations of the ’60s, but that belies deeper roots that… Continue reading

Secret Gardens Tour takes peek at Toandos Peninsula gardens

PORT TOWNSEND — The rural forested Toandos Peninsula will be featured in this year’s Secret Gardens Tour. The self-guided tour will be from 10 a.m.… Continue reading

Modeler gets details down to the minute on his tiny ships

PORT TOWNSEND — Model builder Roger Torgeson has built dozens of detailed models of Navy ships, but curiously has never built a replica of the… Continue reading