Jefferson County Library Continues Robust Offerings for Community

Jefferson County Library staff miss having patrons inside the building. Leadership is actively monitoring guidance from Governor Jay Inslee, hoping the county Covid-19 case numbers will soon lower sufficiently to safely open doors for short visits. With any luck, the library may be open for Grab-n-Go by the time you read this! Receive up-to-the-minute news by signing up for JCL’s weekly eNewsletters at

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DigitalLife Updates & Events

The Port Ludlow DigitalLife (PLDL) Board of Directors held our annual meeting via Zoom on Monday, October 19, 2020. We discussed our treasury, approved the minutes from last year’s annual meeting, and the future of our three special-interest groups: Camera, Photo editing, and All Things Apple. We reviewed progress with our community outreach programs (Habitat for Humanity and Bayside), approved the revised Bylaws, and elected a new board.

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Estimating the Socioeconomic Benefits of SoundToxins, an Early Warning System for Harmful Algal Blooms in Puget Sound

Washington Sea Grant (WSG), the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) and the Washington Department of Health (WDOH) have received a grant for $279,926 from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Centers for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (NCCOS CSCOR) to estimate the socioeconomic benefits of SoundToxins, an early warning system for harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Puget Sound.

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7 Cedars Hotel is Open

The long-time vision of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has become a reality. 7 Cedars’ 100-room hotel opened August 4 without a grand opening—rather, with 16 socially distanced and invitation-only Covid-19 appropriate events, including a traditional blessing of the hotel and our newest totem gracing the entrance. 

7 Cedars Hotel lobby offers guests expansive
comfort, beautiful Coastal Salish art, and
Jamestown Java.
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Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue

Alarm Statistics December 2020


Fires                                                                    2

Rescue/Emergency Medical                 45

Service Call/Good Intent                          15

False Alarm                                                     4

Total Alarms                                                    66

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Drainage District Approves Operating Budget

The Port Ludlow Drainage District (PLDD) Board of Commissioners approved a 2021 operating budget of $85,160 with a $60,000 assessment at its November 12 meeting. The 2021 budget is $30,000 less than approved for 2020, and the assessment is $20,000 less than the assessment collected in 2020. If there is a shortfall between budgeted expenses and 2021 revenue, the district will tap its reserve account. Each landowner within the drainage district boundary supports the operation through the assessment amount collected by Jefferson County Assessor’s Office as part of county property taxes. 

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