County Public Health Report ~ 9/13

The following is a summary of the presentation during the Public Health briefings at this week’s Board of County Commissioners meeting made by Jefferson and Clallam County Public Health Officer Dr. Allison Berry. Spokespeople from Jefferson Healthcare joined tto address the meeting. Also Willie Bence, Director, Director of Emergency Management, gave a report. The summary was provided by and used with the permission of Jefferson County Government.

Click here to read complete notes on today’s briefings

Local News for 9/14/21

September 14, 2021: Carmen Jaramillo – Local COVID-19 outbreak continues; tourist seeks damages for fall through manhole cover. (TRANSCRIPT)

Antiracism in a Community Context

From September 1 on KPTZ: Envisioning an Antiracist Community in Port Townsend: A conversation on the radio. What does antiracism mean to each of us? What are our hopes and dreams for this community, where we live and raise our families? How can we work together to achieve an antiracist community? Facilitated by equity and inclusion consultant Tonia Burkett of Usawa Consulting. With Velda Thomas, Sabrina Hill, Kai Wallin, Siobhan Canty, and Anya Callahan. .

Supported by Sunfield Land for Learning, Jen Rubinowitz of Coldwell Banker Best Homes, and Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, community partners in compassion and justice.

First Hour
Second Hour

Compass for 9/11/21

It was like a straight-A student suddenly receiving a failing grade when at this week’s public health briefing before the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners, Public Health Officer after Hospitalist after Chief Medical Officer told the same alarming story: the north Olympic Peninsula, which throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has slipped by with minimal damage, has seen its short-staffed health care system overwhelmed by a storm surge of mostly unvaccinated coronavirus victims arriving at its emergency room’s doors, leaving little or no space for patients with other disorders. This week on the Compass we bring you excerpts from that wrenching meeting.

Our Working Waterfront ~ 9/10

In this edition of Our Working Waterfront, co-hosts Port Director Eron Berg and Port Commissioner Pam Petranek join KPTZ’s Chris Bricker to celebrate this year’s Maritime Lifetime Achievement honorees: Jake Jacobsen, Diana Talley, David King, and Jim Franken.  David and Jim join us to share their stories, their histories and their passion for the Working Waterfront and its boats, and for the community they’ve embraced and loved since they both arrived here in the late 1970’s.

Nature Now #532
Reading Wildlife Signs (Part 1)

(Airdate: September 8, 2021) Host Debaran Kelso is joined by guest wildlife tracking expert Jill Cooper and guest recorder Meg Amos for a field trip to the newly restored south end of Kilisut Harbor, learning how to better read wildlife sign. This is part one of a two-part program.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 9/09

Today on Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush and City Manager John Mauro discussed a variety of topics including: the impact of social media on the effectiveness of public discourse; the potential of pre-approved ADU designs; the cost of the skate park fence repair; the upcoming budget process; new COVID-19 mandates; and the effect of housing affordability on current City job recruitments.