Diane Urbani de la Paz

Sequim School District sells land, looks ahead

SEQUIM -- Tom Schaafsma, co-owner of All Safe Mini Storage, a Rotarian and supporter of Olympic Theatre Arts and the Parenting Matters Foundation, has purchased… Continue reading

Jamestown tribe close to buying Dungeness golf course

SEQUIM -- After months of public speculation about the purchase, the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe is on the brink of buying the Dungeness Golf Course. "We're… Continue reading

Sequim: Library leaders to discuss new tax to fund bigger Sequim branch

SEQUIM -- Fans of free reading here are considering forming a taxing district to fund a larger library. They have five ideas for places to… Continue reading

Sequim to see a color change on its main streets

SEQUIM -- The grinding of the green is slated for Monday. Sequim's shamrock-hued crosswalks, the subject of widespread consternation, are scheduled for removal from Washington… Continue reading

Sequim, county planners envision a community without boundaries

SEQUIM -- The numbers painted a vivid picture of growth, but big questions remained open after Clallam County and Sequim planners put their heads together… Continue reading

Sequim city leaders say there’s no place like home for historic building

SEQUIM -- Keep it close to home, and this little red house could be yours for a song. Or somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,000.… Continue reading

Sequim Open Aire Market celebrates Christmas on Saturday

SEQUIM -- Saturday's party will have all the holiday accoutrements. But it will be "very low key," promises Gerda Tamura. It'll also be unabashedly Christmas… Continue reading

Big turnout for animal sheltering conference in Sequim

SEQUIM -- One key aspect of rescuing humans after a catastrophe is to rescue their pets. So learned a larger-than-expected crowd of volunteers in the… Continue reading

Peninsula’s wet city — Forks — wins temperature contest over Sequim

FORKS -- She doesn't yet know when, but Forks Mayor Nedra Reed has got her gun and she plans to use it. "It's a girly… Continue reading

Wine grapes: the Peninsula’s next crop?

DUNGENESS -- Work is Tom Miller's idea of fun. The Scotland-born veterinarian is on the growing edge of the North Olympic Peninsula's agriventure: wine grapes.… Continue reading

Planners eye a ‘spirit of cooperation’

SEQUIM -- The stakes are high, but communication has broken down. So say the two bodies who agonize over how this part of the world… Continue reading

Quileute tsunami drill goes off without a hitch

LAPUSH -- The sea and sky could not have been bluer or more tranquil -- until 10 a.m., when two horn blasts sent dozens of… Continue reading

Sequim: Parents, passengers cope with school-bus changes

SEQUIM -- Life inside the school bus just got a lot more like life outside. With the Sequim district's new, unified schedule, elementary-school, middle school… Continue reading

Century-old remains reburied at Jamestown Cemetery

SEQUIM -- They were taken off the North Olympic Peninsula more than 100 years ago, and stored inside a museum 2,957 miles away. But 21… Continue reading

Real estate in Clallam County: ‘There’s no bust here’

Living, buying and selling in Clallam County is like being on the irregular edge of a lake. Clallam County's real estate market, industry professionals say,… Continue reading

North Olympic Peninsula’s real Coast Guard guardians give thumbs up to “The Guardian””

PORT ANGELES -- With its spectacular rescues, romance and barroom camaraderie, "The Guardian" was a heck of a good time for 130 members of the… Continue reading

PENINSULA PROFILE: How a crisis brings sisters together, strengthens family

By Diane Urbani de la Paz Peninsula Daily News PORT ANGELES — During the family’s meeting with a news reporter, young Anne Edwards can’t resist… Continue reading

Two casts interpret characters in ‘Heisenberg’

Up she walks to the stranger. Onto his neck she plants a kiss. Uh-oh. Meet Georgie Burns, a sexy, middle-aged receptionist with… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Theater is sustenance for actor, audience

SWEET, BITTER, SPICY: The fare at the local playhouse varies. It comes to us fresh, thanks to those working in the theatrical kitchen. This column… Continue reading

Cellist returns for concert with Port Angeles Symphony

Young Julian tried out 10 or 12 musical instruments before finding the one. This formidable stringed… Continue reading