KPTZ Local News

KPTZ provides news coverage at high noon, six days a week. KPTZ Local News airs Tuesdays thru Thursdays at noon and repeats at 5pm. Currently, reporter Charlie Bermant is on leave, replaced by temporary special reporters. Lily Haight reports on Wednesdays and Simon Janes on Thursdays. Archived Local News reports are available here soon after initial broadcast. On first and third Fridays, Community Tides airs; second Fridays is Our Working Waterfront; and fourth Fridays is Through Science to Health. The weekly Compass news magazine debuts at noon Saturdays and repeats on Mondays at noon and 5pm.

  • January 19, 2022: Simon Jaynes – 2 years of COVID-19; PIT count moved to February 24. (TRANSCRIPT)
  • January 19, 2022: Lily Haight – Search begins again for new county administrator; vaccine clinics planned for this Saturday. (TRANSCRIPT)
  • January 18, 2022: Steve Evans – Omicron puts JeffCo at highest risk; WA Supreme Court reopens net-pen aquaculture. (TRANSCRIPT)
  • January 13, 2022: Simon Jaynes – School levy ballots in mail; next steps on Caswell-Brown Village. (TRANSCRIPT)
  • January 12, 2022: Lily Haight – One new death and 6 COVID hospitalizations; county declares winter weather state of emergency. (TRANSCRIPT)
  • January 11, 2022: Carmen Jaramillo – Omicron will get worse before it gets better. (TRANSCRIPT)
  • January 6, 2022: Simon Jaynes – PT schools meeting amid climbing COVID rates; hwy. 101 still closed betw. Hoodsport and Quilcene. (TRANSCRIPT)
  • January 5, 2022: Lily Haight – Faber elected mayor; Sims Way poplars still controversial. (TRANSCRIPT)
  • January 4, 2022: Carmen Jaramillo – Power outages plague south county; COVID-19 cases continue to rise dramatically. (TRANSCRIPT)
  • December 30, 2021: Simon Jaynes – Frigid weather: health care worker shortages due to COVID-19 absences. (TRANSCRIPT)