2021 Graduation Ceremony Broadcasts

KPTZ congratulates the classes of 2021 on their achievements and is pleased to present broadcasts of the Port Townsend and Chimacum High School Graduation Ceremonies, live from Memorial Field in Port Townsend. Port Townsend’s commencement ceremony was broadcast live on Friday, June 11 on KPTZ, and was hosted by KPTZ’s Larry Stein with Port Townsend High School’s longtime Secretary Jan Boutilier as co-host. Listen here:

Chimacum’s ceremony was broadcast on Saturday June 12 on KPTZ, and was hosted by KPTZ’s Peter Robinson, with Chimacum High School’s Matt Orr as co-host. Listen here:

These graduation presentations were produced in collaboration with The Production Alliance and the Port Townsend and Chimacum School Districts. In the spirit of community, Graduation broadcast sponsors are: Finnriver: Farm and Cider Garden, and Corvus Crafts: Print, Design, and Marketing. Thanks from KPTZ to our valued business supporters and community partners.

KPTZ Honors Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

During the month of June, KPTZ turns its attention to the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. KPTZ recognizes and supports the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe who protect their treaty rights in area homelands by working with partner stewards of the land to preserve, enhance, and restore habitat and ensure that they can responsibly harvest their traditional foods for the next seven generations. The right to hunt, fish, and gather in their accustomed areas was retained by their S’Klallam ancestors in 1855, when they signed the Point No Point Treaty. Both Coastal Cafe and KPTZ’s new magazine Compass will feature The Tribe this month, and their efforts to protect and restore land, sea and habitat – see airing details below. After they have aired, both of these programs are also available on demand through our KPTZ Podcasts page.  

Coastal Cafe
A tribal perspective on the Kilisut Harbor restoration project which was the replacement of a restrictive causeway with a bridge between Indian and Marrowstone islands – an area of historic importance to both Jamestown and Port Gamble S’Klallam tribes. Coastal Cafe hosts Aaron Barnett and MaryAnn Wagner will speak with tribal members Hans Daubenberger and Randy Johnson as well as Rebecca Benjamin of the North Olympic Salmon Coalition. We’ll learn about the project’s impacts from both tribal and personal perspectives from key people involved with the project. Airs Wednesdays, June 9 and 16 at 5:30pm.

Compass
Further exploring The Tribe’s land stewardship work, Compass host Steve Evans tours the Jamestown S’Klallam’s prairie restoration project. Airing Saturday, June 5 at noon, and repeating Monday, June 7 at noon and 5PM.

Compass for 6/12/21

We talk about a problem that many of us have been experiencing lately … yet few of us know why we have it, how we got it, or what we can do about it. The problem is called cognitive impairment, and a local doctor has some insights and suggestions for us.

Community Tides ~ 6/11

On this edition of Community Tides, KPTZ host Chris Bricker and Siobhan Canty, President and CEO of Jefferson Community Foundation, have a conversation with Hilary Canty, Executive Director of the Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF). She not only happens to be Siobhan’s sister, but Hilary and her staff are a big part of making things happen on Orcas Island. We compare and contrast our two Foundations, and we find out more about the Island and who lives there, the trends of people coming and going, and specifically about the housing and sheltering situation on Orcas. We discuss some of OICF’s successes in that regard – in particular, a housing solution in the works on Orcas that is worth considerable discussion here in our Jefferson County communities.

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 6/10

Today City Manager John Mauro and KPTZ’s Tim Quackenbush spoke with Jake Beattie, Executive Director of the Northwest Maritime Center at the end of the WA360 race. They also shared thoughts about emergency housing after John Mauro’s visit to the construction site. Mr. Mauro was questioned regarding the City participating in tentative homeless relocation from Fairgrounds. And they fielded questions regarding plans to develop spaces for youth recreation and interaction.

Kilisut Harbor Project

(First airdate: June 9, 2021) This week’s Coastal Cafe is a tribal perspective on the Kilisut Harbor restoration project which was the replacement of a restrictive causeway with a bridge between Indian and Marrowstone islands – an area of historic importance to both Jamestown and Port Gamble S’Klallam tribes. Speaking with tribal members Hans Daubenberger and Randy Johnson as well as Rebecca Benjamin of the North Olympic Salmon Coalition, we learn about the project’s impacts from both tribal and personal perspectives from key people involved with the project.

Nature Now #510
Ecological Benefits of Community Forests

(Airdate: June 9, 2021) Erik Kingfisher and Carrie Clendaniel from the Jefferson Land Trust join Nature Now host Nan Evans at Valley View Forest south of Chimacum to talk about the ecological health of forests, optimizing ecological and human benefits from a “community forest’, and recent activities at Valley View.