Keith Thorpe

Propane leak causes evacuation in Port Angeles

A propane gas leak forced the evacuation of about 40 people Tuesday afternoon from Wildwood Terrace Apartments on West Lauridsen Boulevard. Lt.… Continue reading

PHOTO: Delays on Hurricane Ridge Road

Motorists line up on Mount Angeles Road near the turnoff to Hurricane Ridge Road on Tuesday as a flagger controls traffic near the Olympic National… Continue reading

PHOTO: Learning space taking shape in Port Angeles

Nor’wester Rotary Club of Port Angeles members Steve Zenovic, right, and Jack Galloway work Thursday to assemble a wheelchair ramp on what will be an… Continue reading

PHOTO: Sweet sales at Strawberry Shortcake Festival in Port Angeles

Mary Comeau, a member of the Port Angeles Farmers Market board of directors, adds whipped cream to a strawberry shortcake Saturday at The Gateway transit… Continue reading

PHOTO: Fireworks ready for the big day

Kira Watson, 13, stocks tables of fireworks at the Olympus Fireworks stand on Tuesday at Gales Street and U.S. Highway 101 east of Port Angeles.… Continue reading

Low tide draws the curious to Joyce shoreline

Some of the best things are found in shallow places. Friday’s minus 2.6 tide — one of the lowest of the year —… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Port Angeles High, Peninsula College conduct graduations

Above, Port Angeles High School seniors Tana Hiigel, center, and Freja Jarvegren-Uecker, right, hold academic honors medals in front of their eyes as Mercedes Shimko… Continue reading

PHOTO: Help it grow

Leila Biondolillo, 2, of Port Angeles adds water to a pot in the Fifth Street Community Garden in Port Angeles on Tuesday. The youngster was… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Field kitchen arrives in Joyce for disaster prep

Above, Joyce community members examine a MKT99 field kitchen Saturday at the Joyce Bible Church after the mobile commissary was donated as surplus by the… Continue reading

PHOTO: Going for the gold with Special Olympics

Special Olympian Garet Bonham, right, carries the torch as he walks with Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict on the Waterfront Trail near Port Angeles City… Continue reading

PHOTO: Olympic Peninsula Nickel Era Tour arrives in style

Jim and Susan Stutzman of Lewiston, Idaho alight from their 1914 Ford Model T horseless carriage in the parking lot of Port Angeles City Pier… Continue reading

PHOTO: Young underwater engineers in Port Angeles

Jack Clemens, 12, a seventh-grade student at Stevens Middle School, pulls his homemade remotely operated underwater vehicle from a pool set up in an unused… Continue reading

PHOTO: Gallery planned for chainsaw artist

Jeff Eshom, owner of ButtCutt Woodworks at 2010 W. Highway 101 in Port Angeles, uses a chainsaw to carve a bear’s head Tuesday against a… Continue reading

Renovation of Olympic National Park visitor facility expected to be finished for peak tourist season

Renovation of the Olympic National Park visitor center is expected to be completed in time for the summer season.  Ellen Gage, ONP… Continue reading

COLLEGE HOOPS: Peninsula women win, have shot at postseason

After a painfully rough start to the season, the Peninsula women have won three out of their past four games and are… Continue reading

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

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