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Chimacum School Board member asked to quit  Peninsula Daily News

CHIMACUM — Chimacum School District officials are asking School Board member Robert Bunker to step down after a Kitsap County Superior Court judge ...



'Says You!' taping, YMCA Family Night, memorial blood drive and more set on Peninsula  Peninsula Daily News

Says You!” radio show will be taped in Chimacum, YMCA of Jefferson County plans a Family Night and a memorial blood drive is set in Port Angeles this ...



Dori: Chimacum students could be in danger from school board member  MyNorthwest.com

The Chimacum School District is apparently not able to get rid of a school board member, even though a restraining order keeps him 500 feet away from the high ...



Bird sketching, roller derby, dances scheduled  Peninsula Daily News

Live bird sketching, a roller derby match and a variety of dances are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.



Chimacum students celebrate 'Day of the Dead'  Port Townsend Leader

With the area's history of agriculture, and his students' love of eating, Chimacum High School Spanish teacher Reed Aubin saw an opportunity three years ago ...



Chimacum students celebrate vets  Port Townsend Leader

Students at the main campus of the Chimacum School District were treated to a visit from the second-in-command of nearby Naval Magazine Indian Island in ...



Two Port Townsend residents airlifted after wreck near Chimacum  Peninsula Daily News

CHIMACUM — Two people were airlifted after a single-vehicle rollover wreck on state Highway 19 near Chimacum on Sunday afternoon.



From feathers to seeds to bees  Port Townsend Leader

It is the little things that make the world an interesting place, according to Thor Hanson, this year's guest speaker for the Huntingford Lecture. Throughout his ...



Strike creates one-week delay for new elementary school in Port Townsend  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — The 480 students anticipating the first day of classes at the new Salish Coast Elementary School will have to wait until Sept. 11, one week ...



NPR show tapes live in Chimacum  Port Townsend Leader

National Public Radio fans got to watch one of the network's most popular word-game shows, “Says You,” being recording live at the Chimacum High School ...



Chimacum to join national walkout  Port Townsend Leader

A national debate is set to make itself felt in one school in East Jefferson County, as Chimacum High School students plan to take part in a nationwide school ...



Voters approve annexation, school measures  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Voters in Jefferson County approved the East Jefferson Fire-Rescue annexation and two Port Townsend school levies by wide margins ...



Community remembers George Huntingford Sr.  Port Townsend Leader

On Sept. 15, family members, friends, colleagues, and local community members gathered at the Port Townsend Elks Club to remember the long and full life of ...



'No place like home' in the theater club  Port Townsend Leader

Drama is what got me through school.” Ellie Spitzbart isn't talking about the type of drama one usually associates with high school – friend or relationship drama.



Chimacum Arts and Crafts Fair draws creative folks  Port Townsend Leader

This year's Chimacum Arts and Crafts Fair slightly blurred the line between shoppers and creators, as seen when shopper Diane Haas perused the fiber art of ...



Chimacum High's new principal optimistic about schools  Port Townsend Leader

Brian MacKenzie is set to take over as principal of Chimacum High School on July 1. Chimacum Superintendent Rick Thompson said that MacKenzie, who ...



Pilot in Hadlock plane crash suffers only minor injuries after 'classic pilot maneuver'  Peninsula Daily News

PORT HADLOCK — A pilot escaped a plane crash near Port Hadlock with minor injuries after his engine died shortly after takeoff Sunday afternoon.



PT, Chimacum golfers head to state  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend golfers Mackenzie Lake and Jacob Madison are heading to the Olympic 1A Washington Interscholastic Activities Association State ...



Former SOS owner dies in crash  Port Townsend Leader

The man killed Dec. 17 in a single-vehicle collision with a tree on South Discovery Road has been identified by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office as Dan ...



Chimacum parents tell board: Deal with discipline, academics  Port Townsend Leader

The Chimacum School Board intended to listen to concerns of parents May 13, but instead was peppered with questions about student discipline and academic ...



PT, Chimacum, Quilcene greet school year with new staff  Port Townsend Leader

With the start of each new school year, there are usually a few new faces for both students and parents to familiarize themselves with. School began yesterday ...



Morse Creek on Highway 101, other areas closed by snow  Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Sequim and Port Angeles are getting the brunt of the snowstorm hovering over the North Olympic Peninsula, said a meteorologist with the ...



Chimacum lands honor as first 'Bee City USA' school  Port Townsend Leader

A Chimacum High School teacher who was recently name a Teacher of the Year is using a hands-on approach to teach students about bees and put the high ...



Jefferson Teen center closes doors: After 26 years, there's not enough money to keep going  Port Townsend Leader

The Jefferson Teen Center's history dates back to 1992, years before most of its current patrons were born. Now, the center is preparing to close its doors Jan.



A 'Blonde' screening  Port Townsend Leader

We have with us tonight a true writer,” said Rocky Friedman, owner of the Rose Theatre, to a packed Starlight Room audience. “I know this because she gave me ...



Go Big Blue! Chimacum celebrates homecoming  Port Townsend Leader

Senior Power” proved too much for other classes to overcome, as the Class of 2017 won the Chimacum High School Homecoming Spirit Cup. The seniors ...



Memorial service planned for Port Townsend man  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — A memorial *service* is planned April 28 for Emerson Davis, who died at the age of 23, according to his Facebook page.



Rhody Festival royalty crowned  Port Townsend Leader

Mary Neville was crowned queen of the 84th annual Rhododendron Festival, and Kaylee Krajewski and Ellienne Thornton were named princesses during the ...



Students planning to rally against gun violence  Port Townsend Leader

Students from Port Townsend and Chimacum schools are talking about participating in national walkouts against gun violence on March 14. PORT TOWNSEND ...



Chimacum principal resigns: Whitney Meissner accepts position in La Conner School District  Port Townsend Leader

Whitney Meissner plans to resign as principal of Chimacum High School once her employment status as superintendent of the La Conner School District is ...



Help offered to navigate health insurance exchange  Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Open enrollment for health insurance plans through the Washington Health Benefit Exchange will end Dec. 15 and North Olympic ...



Kiwanis spotlights Stars of Tomorrow  Port Townsend Leader

For the 32nd year, the Port Townsend Kiwanis Club provided a showcase for the Stars of Tomorrow.



State christens new ferry Chimacum  Port Townsend Leader

Jefferson County now has two state ferries named for its Native American heritage: the M/V Chimacum was christened last week, joining the M/V Chetzemoka, ...



Choral director returns to Jefferson County roots  Port Townsend Leader

Coming home again has been a pleasure for Tina (Moore) Grewell. After 35 years, the Chimacum High School graduate returned to Jefferson County last year, ...



New venues added for 30th Chimacum Arts & Crafts Fair  Port Townsend Leader

The 30th anniversary of the Chimacum Arts and Crafts Fair, the largest such event in Jefferson County, is supplemented by displays at two adjacent venues.



New maps project tsunamis hitting Port Angeles, Port Townsend  Peninsula Daily News

The state Department of Natural Resources' latest version of its Tsunami Inundation Hazard Map posits a wall of water that is up to 21 feet high racing down the ...



BACK WHEN: The early years of Josephine Yarr  Peninsula Daily News

ON THE EVE of her 100th birthday, when a Port Townsend Leader reporter asked Chimacum's Josephine Yarr what she would change if she could live her life ...



PTHS, CHS announce 1st semester honor rolls  Port Townsend Leader

PORT TOWNSEND HIGH SCHOOL Port Townsend High School has announced its first semester honor roll. Students named to the honor roll have achieved a ...



Air ambulance begins service based on Olympic Peninsula  Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — An air ambulance *service* is available directly from William R. Fairchild International Airport to Puget Sound hospitals more than a month ...



Letting loose in the library: Chimacum High School library ditches silence for social interaction  Port Townsend Leader

Socially struggling students have historically sought solace in the silence and solitude of their high school libraries. “It was definitely silent,” Chimacum High ...



Planners hear gun range comments; hearing held on land use for shooting range law  Peninsula Daily News

CHIMACUM — Community members spent almost two hours voicing their concerns about the impact a proposed shooting facility near Tarboo Lake could have ...



Plant sales sprouting up this month, just in time for Mother's Day  Port Townsend Leader

Swan School holds 5th Plant-A-Palooza Swan School's fifth annual Plant-A-Palooza, taking place Saturday-Sunday, May 6-7, features an eclectic variety of ...



2014 Chimacum High grad drowns at Sandy Shore Lake  Port Townsend Leader

UPDATED 5:30 p.m. June 15 A 2014 Chimacum High School graduate drowned Sunday, June 14 while swimming in Sandy Shore Lake south of State Route ...



1979 Chimacum grad appointed to school board  Port Townsend Leader

The Chimacum School District's new board member says he intends to lend his ear to the valley's longtime residents, many of whom have come to feel their ...



NEWS BRIEFS: President's Day protest planned … and other items  Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — A protest of President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the nation's southern border is planned at 1 p.m. Monday, organizers said.



Chimacum seniors honored by Rotary for leadership, respect  Port Townsend Leader

The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County honored Chimacum High School seniors Quinn Dowling, Veronica Hagerman, Chelsey Johnson and Celeena ...



McLain sets Chimacum state wrestling record  Port Townsend Leader

Senior Cody McLain (220 pounds) placed third at the state Mat Classic XXIX wrestling tourney, the best finish for a Chimacum High School grappler in the ...



PTHS students gather to honor Florida shooting victims  Port Townsend Leader

At least 165 Port Townsend High School students walked out of their school and down to the nearby ballfield to form a giant peace symbol in a demonstration of ...



Serving up sisterhood: Twin athletes enter final year at Chimacum High  Port Townsend Leader

Soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball. Repeat, for eight years straight. Try balancing that with schoolwork and a teenage social life. The Nisbet twins have ...



Portions of North Olympic Peninsula hammered with several feet of snow  Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Peninsula was socked by the largest snowstorm in recent memory Friday and Saturday with more than a foot of white ...



Buy clothes for a buck at annual back to school swap  Port Townsend Leader

Lisa Stai went to the annual Back to School Clothes Swap a couple of years ago to find new clothes for her daughter Hannah, and has been helping out as a ...



UPDATED: Election: PT school bond passes at 73%, Chimacum school bond failing at 58%; Fire District 5 bond passing  Port Townsend Leader

UPDATE 10 a.m. Feb. 11 A special meeting has been set for Wednesday, Feb. 17 for the Chimacum School District 49 Board of Directors to consider returning a ...



PT softball player switches to hardball  Port Townsend Leader

She may be the only girl on the field, but as far as Port Townsend High School senior Jordyn King is concerned, “I'm just another player out there.” King's career ...



Basketball: Port Townsend girls top Chimacum 39-35; Chimacum boys best PT 58-56  Port Townsend Leader

The largest crowd to attend a Chimacum High School basketball game in at least five years saw a pair of entertaining contests Friday night. In the varsity opener, ...



Founder of Fat Smitty's restaurant dies at age 75  Peninsula Daily News

DISCOVERY BAY — Carl Edward Schmidt, founder of the iconic Fat Smitty's restaurant at the intersection of U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 20, has died ...



Chimacum School District turns 100 Sept. 3  Port Townsend Leader

Chimacum School District celebrates 100 years with a party, 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Chimacum High School Gym, 91 W Valley Road.



Clallam Sheriff's Office makes arrest in connection with triple homicide  Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Nearly a month after three people were found shot and killed east of Port Angeles, the Clallam County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in ...



Repairs set to begin soon for Salish ferry  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — The MV Kennewick will be the only ferry serving the Port Townsend-Coupeville route for the foreseeable future after the MV Salish was ...



Chimacum seeks to improve academics; school levy ballots due Feb. 14  Port Townsend Leader

Student academic performance is a measuring stick that Chimacum School District 49 board members, administrators and staff are working to improve.



Max Swenson remembered for sense of humor, enthusiasm  Port Townsend Leader

Max G. Swenson was a selfless listener with a ribbing sense of humor, a social butterfly with an affinity for sports and undying enthusiasm for life. He wasn't ...



At a Glance  Port Townsend Leader

Wing it to Finnriver for Bird Rescue benefit Finnriver Farm and Cidery at 124 Center Road, Chimacum hosts a benefit for Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue from 2 ...



Port Angeles Polar Bear Dip a chilling experience for PDN reporter  Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — It helped, before jumping in Tuesday morning, that Port Angeles Harbor's water, albeit moderately polluted, was warmer than the air ...



2018 Rhody Festival candidates announced  Port Townsend Leader

Royalty candidates for the 2018 Rhododendron Festival have been announced. Coronation is set for 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Chimacum High School ...



Hadlock Block Party branches out  Port Townsend Leader

In its second year as a full-fledged community-wide event, the Hadlock Block Party was a sprawling affair, with vendor booths and activities extending from ...



Navy rescue swimmers speak to Chimacum students  Port Townsend Leader

Chimacum High School observed Veterans Day not just by honoring retired combat veterans, but also by giving active-duty military members a platform to ...



Bellowing for bucks  Port Townsend Leader

As dark carabet music rang throughout Finnriver Cidery Sept. 2, Paul Rogers, one organizer behind the third annual Port Townsend Deep Squeeze Festival, ...



PTHS grad delights as orchestra guest  Port Townsend Leader

Audiences received more than what they were promised when renowned violist Matthew Daline, a former Port Townsend High School student, presented an ...



Chimacum School Board leaning toward April bond vote following packed meeting  Port Townsend Leader

While most of Chimacum's school board members expressed support for running the district's $29.1-million bond on the April 26 ballot, the board did not officially ...



Chimacum cheerleaders earn top awards  Port Townsend Leader

The Chimacum High School cheerleaders won an impressive amount of awards at a National Cheerleader's Association (NCA) camp conducted Aug. 1-4 at ...



'Coffee with a Cop' comes to Chimacum Cafe  Port Townsend Leader

The last thing many Jefferson County residents want to see in their rear-view mirror is a cop, especially with flashing lights. But it may be that the first thing many ...



Investing in people, homes: Chimacum bus driver's dream coming true thanks to retired math teacher  Port Townsend Leader

John Jamison is investing some of his retirement funds in Lisa Walsh and her children, as well as in a small house near Quilcene that would make Walsh a ...



Good causes at Chimacum Arts and Crafts Fair  Port Townsend Leader

Schoolchildren and school programs in Chimacum, Quilcene and Port Townsend all benefit from the Chimacum Arts and Crafts Fair, hosted last weekend at ...



PT girls' basketball battles into league lead  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend girls' basketball team has claimed first place in the 1A Olympic League for the first time in four years, thanks to back-to-back wins against ...



Bigfoot eludes state recognition yet again  Peninsula Daily News

By Alex Visser. WNPA Olympia News Bureau. OLYMPIA — The Sasquatch, an integral piece of Pacific Northwest folklore, got another shot at recognition this ...



Hanson unfolds wonder of small-scale nature  Port Townsend Leader

Pointing to a picture of early turn-of-the-century naturalist John Burroughs, Thor Hanson, this year's Huntingford Humanities Lecture speaker, said the renowned ...



2016 year in review  Port Townsend Leader

There is no such thing as a “quiet” year in the news business, and that's reflected in what may be considered the “big news” stories of 2016 in Jefferson County.



Blacklight dodgeball, deep sea geology, plays, dances lined up on Peninsula  Peninsula Daily News

Blacklight dodgeball, deep sea geology, and plays and dances are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.



UPDATED: Boys' basketball: PT ends season with win at Chimacum, Cowboys still win league title  Port Townsend Leader

UPDATED 10 p.m. Feb. 9 Port Townsend upset Chimacum 59-50 with junior Jacob Ralls bucketing 24 points. The Cowboys (6-3 league, 7-12 overall), however, ...



Richardson wins Chimacum Salmon Derby  Port Townsend Leader

Chimacum High School alumni swept the top prizes at the sixth Chimacum Alumni Salmon Derby staged last weekend on waters off Jefferson County.



How to prepare if 60-foot tsunami strikes Washington coast  KING5.com

Tsunami and earthquake experts visited two sites in Grays Harbor County Wednesday to help residents learn how they can be prepared for a potential disaster.



Zumba jammer to lead class in Chimacum March 21  Port Townsend Leader

The Zumba world has a relative star coming to Jefferson County on March 21 to lead a master class. Zumba jammer Katie Moore has been teaching Zumba ...



From Tibet to the Peninsula: Yaks are settling in  Federal Way Mirror

QUILCENE — This is a story of a hat leading to a new life. Patricia Young worked at Tango Zulu Imports, a fair-trade shop in Port Gamble, and loved ...



NEWS BRIEFS: Man charged with killing mother … and other items  Peninsula Daily News

SEATTLE — A 25-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in his mother's slaying in Hoodsport on Christmas Day.



Looking back: Feb. 15, 2017  Port Townsend Leader

85 years ago (1932) The Port Townsend American Legion sponsors the popular musical comedy “The Beauty Shoppe.” Packed attendance “assured a ...



UPDATE: Total of five people killed in explosion, fire near Brinnon  Peninsula Daily News

UPDATE: The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said Monday morning it was a family of five that died in the explosion in Brinnon early Sunday, including two ...



Townsend dominates Cowboys, 55-6; Cowboys prep for homecoming game Friday  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend's recent football dominance of Chimacum continued Friday with a 55-6 blowout. The Redhawks scored two touchdowns in their first five offensive ...



Looking back: June 7, 2017  Port Townsend Leader

110 years ago (1907) “Local fleas will be required to submit to thorough examination according to the marine hospital *service*, which is seeking scientific ...



Driver pleads not guilty after fatal car crash  Port Townsend Leader

An Adelma Beach man facing vehicular homicide and vehicular assault charges pleaded not guilty on Friday, June 12 in Jefferson County Superior Court.



Washington State Military Department  Access Washington

Tsunami and earthquake experts will be on the coast April 10 through April 13 for presentations focused on tsunami hazards, alert messages and getting ...



Thompson murder case spurs some to question state of mental health services  Port Townsend Leader

The sentencing of a Swansonville man who choked his girlfriend to death in a fit of paranoia before attempting suicide put a spotlight on mental health services ...



Hunt for invasive green crab catches 22 in Dungeness in first month  Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — Local resource managers are back on the hunt for European green crab.



Tribes to be honored for preservation of Tamanowas Rock  Port Townsend Leader

The Jamestown S'Klallam and Port Gamble S'Klallam tribes are to be honored May 17 during a ceremony in Olympia highlighting achievements in historic ...



Horseback riding quartet blazes Olympic Discovery Trail  Port Townsend Leader

A quartet of equestriennes got together to blaze a trail, so to speak, by riding from Port Townsend to Lake Crescent on the existing Olympic Discovery Trail.



UPDATE: Chimacum girls earn state 1A softball trip; Quilcene girls in state 1B softball  Port Townsend Leader

UPDATED 3:45 p.m. May 23 The Chimacum High School softball team qualified for the state 1A tourney with a 4-1 district tourney win Monday against Klahowya ...



Chimacum coach Berdinner honored by soccer league  Port Townsend Leader

Stan Berdinner, who returned to coach the Chimacum High School girls' soccer program after a three-year absence, is the Olympic 1A League's 2015 coach of ...



Community Calendar: April 26-May 2  Port Townsend Leader

The Community Calendar promotes events that are free or low-cost and open to the public. To submit: email arts@ptleader. Deadline is 1 p.m. on Wednesday ...



Queen Lauren reigns for 82nd Rhododendron Festival  Port Townsend Leader

There is no learning curve for the 2017 Rhododendron Festival when it comes to appreciating the importance of being Rhody royalty. Queen Lauren ...



Yaley joins Leader marketing staff  Port Townsend Leader

Amy Yaley has joined the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader as a marketing specialist. Yaley grew up in West Seattle, and moved to Jefferson County in ...



Volleyball season ends for PT, Chimacum  Port Townsend Leader

The high school volleyball seasons ended for Chimacum and Port Townsend on Nov. 6 with district tournament losses. Cascade Christian defeated Chimacum ...



Chimacum boys, Townsend girls win regular season basketball finales  Port Townsend Leader

Chimacum edged Port Townsend 43-40 Saturday night to win a second consecutive 1A Olympic League boys' basketball title, and the Widge Black Memorial ...



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