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RFP-2014 Itensive Co-occuring Disorders, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment

Port Townsend, WA, June 25, 2013 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jefferson Board of County Commissioners is announcing the availability of funds to provide intensive outpatient care for clients with co-occurring chemical dependency and mental health diagnoses and other mental health or substance abuse treatment needs.

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2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards presented to 18 Jeff County Food Establishments

Port Townsend, WA, June 120, 2013 

The 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards were presented at the June 20, 2013 Jefferson County Board of Health meeting to recognize 18 restaurants, full service food establishments and their proprietors who demonstrated the highest standards for safe food handling during the past year.   

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Local Produce for Young Families

Port Townsend, WA, June 17, 2013 

Locally grown fruits and vegetables are available to local families through great coordination between the Jefferson County Farmers Market and Jefferson County Public Health WIC. 

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Health Fees Ordinance No. 07-0621-12

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Anderson Lake Closed Due to Toxin

Port Townsend, WA, May 17 2013 

High levels of the potent nerve toxin anatoxin-a were detected in water samples taken from Anderson Lake on Monday, May 13. As a result, Washington State Parks has closed the lake for recreation including fishing, boating and swimming. Visitors are also urged to keep pets out of the water. Anderson Lake State Park remains open for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

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May is Mental Health Month!

Port Townsend, WA, May 13, 2013 

 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Pathways to Wellness: Leading Full and Productive Lives

 
Wellness is essential to living a full and productive life. Wellness is tied to the balance that exists between our physical, and emotional health. Positive mental health from the earliest stages of life allows people to realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of life, work productively and make meaningful contributions to society.   

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Irondale Beach Closed to Recreational Shellfish

Port Townsend, WA, May 3, 2013 

 

IRONDALE BEACH CLOSED TO RECREATIONAL SHELLFISH
DUE TO FECAL CONTAMINATION; SWIMMING, WADING NOT RECOMMENDED
 
Port Townsend High levels of E. coli bacteria have been detected in a stream that enters Irondale Beach Park in Port Hadlock. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed a portion of the Chimacum Creek Tidelands south of Chimacum Creek to recreational shellfish harvest. The beach is open north of Chimacum Creek. In addition, swimming and wading are not recommended in the creek or on the beach. Warning signs have been posted at the beach, the stream and the parking lot.   

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Employment Opportunity - Internship

Port Townsend, WA, May 2, 2013 

 

Internship Opportunity
 
This position will facilitate water quality and shellfish quality initiatives within the county. Day to day activities may involve: environmental sampling, shellfish sampling, data analysis, report composition as well as conducting environmental assessment and environmental monitoring programs. May involve development of policy, procedures and provide technical assistance in developing regulations.
 

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Celebrate Service! National Volunteer Week

Port Townsend, WA, May 1, 2013  – Dedication, enthusiasm, and creativity are just three of the qualities that make Jac Entringer a stand out volunteer in our community. As a facilitator of H.E.A.L. (Health Education and Awareness Leaders),  Jac works with the School-Based Health Center in Chimacum High School to train students as peer educators.

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Jefferson County —Environmental Stewardship in Action—Students for Sustainability

Port Townsend, WA, April 17, 2013  – Commitment, dedication, initiative, forthrightness, and savvy…these are the words that describe Ewan Shortess, a Junior at Port Townsend High School and President of Students for Sustainability. Shortess is also a member of the Climate Action Team, a joint city and county committee addressing ways to minimize impacts of global warming by taking actions to reduce waste, energy, and improve efficiencies.

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