Silver Linings

What’s your silver lining? That’s what we’re asking our KPTZ community. In this time of hardship, people are cultivating fresh perspectives and positive practices that are a direct outcome of the pandemic and its restrictions. KPTZ will share your thoughts throughout the coming weeks with our Silver Linings series.

If you’d like to share your Silver Lining please call 360-912-8123 and leave a 1-minute or less message. The prompt is: "What is your Silver Lining?" Please start by first introducing yourself. Stay tuned! And stay well.

PPE Supplies Arrive in Jefferson County

Tossed Salad for 4/10/20

After another week of social separation, let's enjoy an afternoon of Tossed Salad with Phil Andrus bringing us a selection of entertainments to tickle any fancy:

1:00 - Through Science to Health: Lynn Sorensen, RN, BSN on Covid-19 in our area
1:30 - Scott Wilson, telephone interview
2:00 - Linda Allen and Tom Rawson, from May 31, 2019, beginning with a phone call with Linda
3:00 - Jill Silver, Quillayute Valley
3:15 - Other reports from the hinterlands - Bernard Afterbuffalo, Hoh Nation
3:30 - David Michael and Joe Breskin, two guitars & one harp, from December 30, 2019
4:15 - listener calls
4:40 - Don White reading “The Lady, or the Tiger” by Frank Stockton

JCF’s Emergency Response Fund Report on KPTZ

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jefferson Community Foundation President and CEO Siobhan Canty is a regular guest of Chris Bricker on Morning on the Salish, at 10:30am Tuesdays. Each week Siobhan shares updates on JCF’s work to strengthen the landscape of services available to people and the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, which has raised more than $190,000 to date. If you belong to a nonprofit working to help those in need as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, grant applications will be accepted on a weekly rolling basis for emergency funding. Go to to learn more. 

April 7, 2020

April 7, 2020 – Local News: Increase in county cases; Rhody and THING Festivals cancelled.

County Public Health Report ~ 4/06

On Monday, April 6 at 9:45am, Dr. Tom Locke, Jefferson County Public Health Officer, and Willie Bence, Director of Emergency Management provided public updates during the County Commissioners’ weekly meeting about COVID-19 and our county’s preparedness.

KPTZ broadcast via 91.9FM and streamed at this timely COVID-19 information, which was also videostreamed live and recorded for online viewing any time thereafter at the Jefferson County website.

Following Monday's COVID-19 update, the commissioners heard reports on the health of our local business community. Brian Kuh, Executive Director of EDC/Team Jefferson and Arlene Alen, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, discussed steps being taken and resources available for recovery during this pandemic.

City Council Monday Evening Meetings

KPTZ is live-broadcasting Port Townsend City Council meetings every other Monday evening, starting this Monday, April 6. Meetings start at 6:30pm. KPTZ is honored to make it possible for the public to attend these sessions remotely. Listen on the radio at 91.9FM and stream here on

Meeting video archive (click arrow to play)

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