Jefferson County

Port Townsend transportation tax dollars to be put to work

Benefits district to raise $400,000 to $600,000 in first year

A GROWING CONCERN: Get the dirt on soil

SINCE WE TALKED extensively about you growing your own award-winning vegetables, we should certainly talk about how your soil will impact their growth. With April… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week's meetings

Breakfast meetings with networking and educational programs are held Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 DelGuzzi Drive… Continue reading

OPEN’s Spring Tack Sale is Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 251 Roupe Road (off Hooker Road). Proceeds benefit rescued horses, minis, ponies (such as the one pictured with grossly overgrown hooves) and donkeys. Western and English saddles, saddle pads, halters, sheets, bits, bridles; western jewelry, clothes, boots and more. (photo by Valerie Jackson)

HORSEPLAY: Clean up after yourself and your horse

CLEAN UP ON aisle 7! Remember: Unlike a grocery store clerk who calls an employee over the loudspeaker to clean up a mess in an… Continue reading

OPEN’s Spring Tack Sale is Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 251 Roupe Road (off Hooker Road). Proceeds benefit rescued horses, minis, ponies (such as the one pictured with grossly overgrown hooves) and donkeys. Western and English saddles, saddle pads, halters, sheets, bits, bridles; western jewelry, clothes, boots and more. (photo by Valerie Jackson)

Todd Ortloff Show guests this week

Here is this week’s schedule for the 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Todd Ortloff Show on KONP 1450 AM, 101.7 FM in… Continue reading

Fernando Cruz of Auburn, an employee of Specialized Pavement Marking in Pacific, cleans off a sign he used to paint a bicycle lane on Sims Way and Kearney Street, the site of the new roundabout. The workers needed at least two days of 47 degrees or above in order to paint the pedestrian crosswalks and other necessary markings. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula News)

New bike lane in Port Townsend

Fernando Cruz of Auburn, an employee of Specialized Pavement Marking in Pacific, cleans off a sign he used to paint a bicycle lane on Sims… Continue reading

Fernando Cruz of Auburn, an employee of Specialized Pavement Marking in Pacific, cleans off a sign he used to paint a bicycle lane on Sims Way and Kearney Street, the site of the new roundabout. The workers needed at least two days of 47 degrees or above in order to paint the pedestrian crosswalks and other necessary markings. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula News)
Shelley Jaye’s mosaic titled “The Lava Exhaled” is part of “Breathe,” a new Showcase 2024 display at Jeanette Best Gallery in downtown Port Townsend. (Northwind Art)

‘Breathe' exhibit now open at Northwind Art

“Dreamy Afternoon” and “The Lava Exhaled” are among the artworks brought in to Northwind Art’s Jeanette Best Gallery for a new show.… Continue reading

Shelley Jaye’s mosaic titled “The Lava Exhaled” is part of “Breathe,” a new Showcase 2024 display at Jeanette Best Gallery in downtown Port Townsend. (Northwind Art)

ISSUES OF FAITH: Finding solace in song

WHEN OUR DAUGHTER Maggie died, I found so much comfort in listening to the uplifting music and words spoken at General Conference. General Conference happens… Continue reading

Music entertainment on tap for Peninsula this weekend

Music entertainment, an art walk and plays will highlight the Peninsula this weekend. • “Gunmetal Blues” continues its run with shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through… Continue reading

Twice daily bridge inspections start next week

Bridge preservation engineers from the state Department of Transportation will begin in-depth inspections of the state Highway 104 bridge over the Hood Canal… Continue reading

Two-lane bypass to be installed Monday

Contractor crews working for the state Department of Transportation will begin constructing a temporary two-lane bypass for U.S. Highway 101 over Contractors Creek… Continue reading

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith.

Unity in Port Townsend planning for Sunday services

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith will present “Love is Orange: Creativity” at 11 a.m. Sunday. Douglas-Smith is the pastor at Unity in Port… Continue reading

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith.
Sopranos rehearsing, back row, from left, Beth Cahape, Annalee McConnell, Joan Coyne and Amy Johnson; front row, from left, Judy Backman, Mardelle Hansen and Mar Oneppo.

Community Chorus of Port Townsend and East Jefferson County to host weekend concerts

The Community Chorus of Port Townsend and East Jefferson County will perform Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass and Songs of Americana at two… Continue reading

Sopranos rehearsing, back row, from left, Beth Cahape, Annalee McConnell, Joan Coyne and Amy Johnson; front row, from left, Judy Backman, Mardelle Hansen and Mar Oneppo.

Curtis and Loretta to play at Concerts in the Woods

Curtis and Loretta will play at 3 p.m. Sunday for Concerts in the Woods. The concert is at the Laurel B. Johnson Community… Continue reading

Gus Griffin, 11, second from left, and classmates dig up weeds in one of Port Townsend’s three gardens on March 28. (Grace Deng/Washington State Standard)

Farm-to-school programs flourish in Washington

Demand from school districts outpacing state funding

Gus Griffin, 11, second from left, and classmates dig up weeds in one of Port Townsend’s three gardens on March 28. (Grace Deng/Washington State Standard)

Funding farm-to-school programs

In the 2021-2023 state budget, Washington set aside money specifically for the farm-to-school program for the first time in hopes of expanding it. The state… Continue reading

Jefferson enacts 1-year moratorium on STRs

County wants to consider possible regulations for rentals

The Hawaiian Chieftain, a 103-foot sailing ship, was returned to the water Tuesday after it spent several years being restored at the Port of Port Townsend Boat Haven. The ship, purchased from the Grays Harbor Historical Society by Aubrey and Matt Wilson, will now return to Hawaii, where it will be available for tours and  (Peter Segall/Peninsula News)

Hawaiian Chieftain back in the water

The Hawaiian Chieftain, a 103-foot sailing ship, was returned to the water Tuesday after it spent several years being restored at the Port of Port… Continue reading

The Hawaiian Chieftain, a 103-foot sailing ship, was returned to the water Tuesday after it spent several years being restored at the Port of Port Townsend Boat Haven. The ship, purchased from the Grays Harbor Historical Society by Aubrey and Matt Wilson, will now return to Hawaii, where it will be available for tours and  (Peter Segall/Peninsula News)

PAT NEAL: Spill some salmon here

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. The bad news was the loss of 25,525 salmon smolts that did not survive the March 29… Continue reading