Keith Thorpe

Last on the bucket list: World War II veteran gets birthday balloon ride in Sequim

Tom McKeown Sr., a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, had a memorable early birthday present. The 95-year-old Port Angeles man… Continue reading

 

Film documents immigrant’s rescue of state’s oyster industry

What was supposed to be a short historical tribute to retired oysterman Jerry Yamashita, 95, of Seattle, took on a different meaning once Leaping Frog… Continue reading

 

Photo: Santa arrives by canoe in Port Angeles

Santa Claus, portrayed by John Hubbard, accompanied by young pullers, arrives in a canoe owned by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe during a Christmas season… Continue reading

 

VIDEO — Scones, magnificent, oh-so delicious scones at the Clallam County Fair

ON A COOL morning, you can smell them from half a block away. Scones are an iconic fixture at the annual Clallam County Fair every… Continue reading

VIDEO — Scones, magnificent, oh-so delicious scones at the Clallam County Fair

ON A COOL morning, you can smell them from half a block away. Scones are an iconic fixture at the annual Clallam County Fair every… Continue reading

PHOTO GALLERY: Greetings from Lavender Weekend in sunny Sequim!

Sequim Lavender Weekend continues today with both paid and self-guided free tours of area lavender farms and a free street fair featuring more than 100… Continue reading

Welcome to Coopville: Port Angeles woman builds home for happy chickens

Cindy Stallknecht saw a need and built a town. Stallknecht, 55, is the creator and proprietor of “Coopville,” a collection of buildings… Continue reading

CLALLAM COUNTY AMATEUR: Atwell, Shea lead

On the first day of the three-day Clallam County Amateur tournament Alex Atwell and Jack Shea were tied for the lowest gross… Continue reading

LEFTIES: Lefties players take to the streets

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PDN photographer remembers the snowstorm of 1996

My first thoughts upon looking out the window were “I’ve seen worse.” Little did I realize that most of my colleagues and… Continue reading

Diving for cover

A Sikorsky MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter from the U.S. Navy Search and Rescue Team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island approaches the helipad at Olympic… Continue reading

Port Angeles man pedals to New York to help fund college-bound student endowment

PORT ANGELES — A journey of 3,400 miles to New York state started with Mile 0 on the Waterfront Trail for Tom Swanson. Swanson, a… Continue reading

Port Angeles man pedals to New York to help fund college-bound student endowment

PORT ANGELES — A journey of 3,400 miles to New York state started with Mile 0 on the Waterfront Trail for Tom Swanson. Swanson, a… Continue reading

Carrying the torch for the Special Olympics

What a moment! Special Olympian Deni Islett, 14, shares the torch with Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict during a leg of the annual Law Enforcement… Continue reading

Divers literally look into silt coming out of mouth of freed Elwha River [**VIDEO and GALLERY**]

When it comes to the Elwha River, appearances aren't always what they seem. That silt-laden, murky plume flowing through two deconstructed dams and their former… Continue reading

A ‘Twilight’ liquidation sale today, tomorrow in Port Angeles

In the accompanying photo, Bobbi Lawrence of Victoria looks over a table of "Twilight" merchandise today during a rummage sale at the Elks Naval Lodge… Continue reading

Should North Olympic Peninsula residents worry about falling space debris?

SNOW ISN'T THE ONLY thing that's gonna fall. As you know, the Russian satellite Phobos Grunt is expected to fall out of orbit within the… Continue reading

Pick up your rabbit ears: Viewing Canadian TV via antenna about to change for Peninsula residents

Watching television without cable or satellite service is about to become more difficult for many North Olympic Peninsula viewers. For some television fans, those old… Continue reading

Her shining moment: Jackson crowned Clallam County Fair queen

Ruby Jackson reacts with glee after finding out she was selected as queen of the 2011 Clallam County Fair during coronation ceremonies Thursday evening on… Continue reading

World Trade Center I-beam from 9/11 arrives in Port Angeles

Port Angeles real estate broker Alan Barnard, left, along with off-duty U.S. Coast Guard servicemen Andrew Moravec, center, and Samuel Allen, examine a steel beam… Continue reading