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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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Sheriff's office: Toddler accidentally run over in Chimacum  Peninsula Daily News

CHIMACUM — A 2½-year-old boy was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after his father accidentally ran him over on a property on West Valley Road in ...



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 ...



'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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



NEWS BRIEFS: Port Townsend traffic disruption … and other items  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Daytime traffic will be one-way in the downhill direction between Taylor and Washington streets beginning Monday.



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 ...



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 ...



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 School bond may return to voters in April; special public meeting set Feb. 17  Port Townsend Leader

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



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 ...



Rotary awards $11500 in raffle  Port Townsend Leader

The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County has given away $11500 in cash and prizes to the winners of the 2018 Pot of Gold raffle.There were four first-place ...



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 ...



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.



Public tsunami preparedness presentations coming to coast in April  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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



Santa, dancing and jazz set for coming week  Peninsula Daily News

Breakfast with Santa, a contra dance and a jazz concert are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.



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 ...



'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 ...



Tsunami Roadshow to provide information in Jefferson, Clallam counties  Peninsula Daily News

Are you aware of the damage an earthquake and tsunami could do to Jefferson and Clallam counties and the steps you should take when one occurs?



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.



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 ...



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.



2018 Rhody Royalty announced  Port Townsend Leader

It was the moment everyone attending the 83rd annual Rhododendron Festival royalty coronation had been waiting for: the announcement of who would be the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



UPDATE: Quilcene in playoff hunt; Port Townsend hosts Chimacum Saturday night  Port Townsend Leader

UPDATED Feb. 5, 8:30 a.m. The Quilcene girls' basketball team used a 7-game win streak to get into playoff contention, and Port Townsend hosts Chimacum in ...



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 ...



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 ...



UPDATE: Boys' basketball: PT season ends; Chimacum wins league title, starts district Feb. 16  Port Townsend Leader

UPDATE 9:10 p.m. Feb. 13 Port Townsend's season ended Feb. 13 with a 53-48 loss to visiting Seattle Christian in a district loser-out game. The Redhawks ...



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 ...



Thompson gets 15 years for murder of La Push woman  Port Townsend Leader

A Swansonville man who strangled his girlfriend to death in July 2015 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Evan Daniel Thompson, 34, cried in a packed ...



Christmas Day dinners offered in Port Townsend, Tri-Area  Port Townsend Leader

Tri-Area to host annual feast The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County, Olympic Peninsula Community Action Programs (OlyCAP) and Jefferson Healthcare are ...



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 ...



Major League Baseball calls Landon Cray  Port Townsend Leader

Chimacum High School graduate and Seattle University baseball player Landon Cray intends to sign a contract to become a professional baseball player. Cray ...



Craftspeople show off at the Woodworkers Show  Port Townsend Leader

Turners, carvers, boatbuilders, furniture and instrument makers – Jefferson County is rich with people who make beautiful and useful things out of wood. Some of ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Few turn out to hear of 500 troops at Indian Island in June  Port Townsend Leader

U.S. Navy officials stood at ease March 16 at Chimacum High School, waiting for people to show up to comment on a training exercise in June, expected to bring ...



PTHS swim team wins state academic championship  Port Townsend Leader

State champions” has a nice ring to it, whether the title is earned in athletic competition, or academically in the classroom. The Port Townsend High School swim ...



Teens honored by Kiwanis for leadership, community service  Port Townsend Leader

Ten teens and a 10-year-old were awarded the Thomas J. Majhan Teen Leaders Award by the Port Townsend Kiwanis Club for their *service* in 2015.



School record for PTHS relay team; Townsend to host soccer playoff May 7 in Port Angeles  Port Townsend Leader

A school relay team record falls to the Port Townsend boys, the Redhawks soccer boys look to host a post-season match, and both golfers and tennis players ...



CHS Drama presents 'The 12 Days of Christmas'  Port Townsend Leader

The Chimacum High School Drama Performance Club presents a spinoff of the beloved Christmas song 'The 12 Days of Christmas.' The play has a fun, playful ...



TaxiFest V celebrates 15 years of Locust Street Taxi  Port Townsend Leader

Locust Street Taxi celebrates 15 years of joyous stage performances, eclectic compositions and improvised songs with TaxiFest V, taking place this Saturday in ...



UPDATE: Swansonville murder suspect in jail; autopsy reveals cause of La Push woman's death  Port Townsend Leader

UPDATED 6 p.m. July 27 Jefferson County prosecutors charged a Swansonville man with murder July 27 after a La Push woman was found dead in his bed July ...



Memorial Field ready for soccer, Rhody Fest carnival  Port Townsend Leader

Jefferson County's effort to repair the rusted structure of Memorial Athletic Field's grandstand and replace its roof is within budget and nearly complete, said ...



Report to guide sheriff's office on community policing  Port Townsend Leader

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” It is by that principle – originally attributed to the 13th century St. Francis of Assisi and more recently popularized ...



Dove House asks: How can we prevent abuse?  Port Townsend Leader

Teresa Shiraishi has taught classes to ninth-grade students in Port Townsend, Quilcene and Chimacum about what it means to be in a healthy relationship, ...



A tiny house for Ruby: Irondale Church hopes to answer Ruby Mohn's prayers for decent housing, indoor plumbing  Port Townsend Leader

Ruby Mohn sits on a green plastic chair between her past and her future on her small lot at the end of a dirt road in Irondale. To her left is a red 1940s bus, which ...



Port Angeles teachers seek full $2.3 million from state for raises  Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Hundreds of educators and their supporters surrounded the Port Angeles School District's central services building during a rally, ...



Orion Weller tops all-league basketball list  Port Townsend Leader

Chimacum High School senior Orion Weller was named most valuable player, and head coach Jim Eldridge was tabbed as coach of the year in the Olympic ...



12 teen leaders honored by Kiwanis with Majhan award  Port Townsend Leader

The Kiwanis Club of Port Townsend recently awarded the Thomas J. Majhan Teen Leaders Award to 12 teens for their *service* in 2016. Keith Harper, county ...



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 ...



Democrats ready for contested election  Port Townsend Leader

Supporters of former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders are endorsing a slate of candidates to lead the Jefferson County Democrats at a reorganization ...



Accident victim's mother remembers, forgives, only begins to grieve  Port Townsend Leader

Tragedy is about remembrance, and forgiveness. It's about grieving. Michelle West has been confronting the first two in the wake of the death of Gregory Bolling, ...



Rhody royalty candidates 'bloom'  Port Townsend Leader

Six high school juniors have entered a competition to represent the Rhododendron Festival, which this year has a theme of “80 Years and Still Blooming.” Three ...



Salmon grow on trees  Port Townsend Leader

The Northwest Watershed Institute Plant-A-Thon celebrated its 10th anniversary with another large-scale planting event at the institute's Tarboo Wildlife Preserve ...



Singers, musicians join to perform Mozart's last work  Port Townsend Leader

After nearly a year of planning and preparation, RainShadow Chorale is ready to present Mozart's final composition, the Requiem Mass in D minor, at its fall ...



In passing: Bob Hinton, 76, former Port Townsend police chief, county commissioner, home builder  Port Townsend Leader

Robert H. 'Bob' Hinton, former Jefferson County commissioner and Port Townsend police chief, died July 6, 2016 in Port Townsend, Washington. He was 76.



Rhododendron Festival royalty candidates carry on family legacies  Port Townsend Leader

Enchanted Rhody” is the theme of the 2017 Rhododendron Festival, but that theme could have been “legacy,” because for the first time in festival history, every ...



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