Leah Leach

North Olympic Peninsula firefighters mobilize for Buckshot Fire

Eleven firefighters and three engines from the North Olympic Peninsula are working to help contain a blaze in Grant County near Mattawa. The… Continue reading


Winners of Port Angeles parade announced

The Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the Fourth of July Parade. Prizes were awarded in three… Continue reading


Tickets available now for OTA benefit concert

Advance tickets are on sale now for “Rough Cut,” an Olympic Theatre Arts benefit concert set for 7:30 p.m. July 20. Nolan Murray… Continue reading


Fourth of July to be celebrated today across Peninsula

Fireworks are planned in Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Forks and Neah Bay today while Sequim will celebrate the Fourth of July with a patriotic concert.… Continue reading

Bright mural to dress up courtyard at Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center has unveiled an 18-foot mural that took the work of more than 100 Port Angeles High School students as… Continue reading

Federal funds to go to Quilcene hatchery

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced $50 million in approved funding to rebuild some U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service infrastructure,… Continue reading

Sequim Starbucks among 8,000 that closed for anti-bias training

By Terry Tang and Joseph Pisani The Associated Press The Sequim Starbucks is among the more than 8,000 U.S. stores that were closed for a… Continue reading

Seven to receive Jefferson County Heart of Service awards

Seven volunteers — four of them siblings — will be honored with the Jefferson County Heart of Service award for 2018 at… Continue reading

Duck luck: Fifty prizes awarded after Port Angeles rubber duck race

Some 300 to 400 people cheered as 30,441 yellow rubber ducks cascaded off a dump truck into the Lincoln Park Pond on… Continue reading

Friends, family remember Sequim attorney as family man, volunteer

Friends and family of Sequim attorney Anthony “Tony” Mauhar, who died Monday at the Port Townsend Boat Haven, remembered this weekend a… Continue reading

Sale of late artist’s estate to benefit Northwind Arts Center

Northwind Arts Center will hold an estate and art sale according to the wishes of its long-time leader and co-founder, the late… Continue reading

Pole down; detour set up in Port Townsend

Traffic is being detoured down Monroe Street after a dump truck hit an internet power pole late this afternoon. A dump truck… Continue reading

Four-hour delays continue around Lake Crescent

Four-hour delays are scheduled Monday through Thursday on U.S. Highway 101 as it winds around Lake Crescent. The four-hour delays will… Continue reading

Coast Guard aircrew member hurt in laser strike

A Coast Guard helicopter crew member suffered eye damage when he was stuck by green laser lights while training in Port Angeles.… Continue reading

Lake Crescent traffic: Delays expected this week on Highway 101

Overnight delays are to be expected this week on U.S. Highway 101 around Lake Crescent. Here is the schedule as presented… Continue reading

Northwest Homeschool Band receives awards, prepares for concert

Prize-winning members of the Northwinds Homeschool Jazz and Concerts Bands are preparing to present a free local community concert at 7 p.m.… Continue reading

Applause! Auction to feature conducting, canoe, cruise

One night as maestro or maestra of the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra; a handcrafted red cedar canoe; a week-long stay in New Orleans;… Continue reading

Port Angeles High School students win awards for popsicle-stick bridges

Eleven Port Angeles High School students are receiving scholarships after their popsicle-stick bridges withstood the pressure at an annual statewide contest. Bridges… Continue reading

Urge Gov. Inslee to veto public records end-run

Editor’s Note: The correct phone number for the governor’s office is 360-902-4111. It shouldn’t be up to the state Legislature to make its own rules… Continue reading

District 24 legislators vote for public records exemption bill

The three legislators who represent District 24 voted in favor of a bill they say improves public transparency of the legislative process. The… Continue reading