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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

East Jefferson County lakes’ quality good now; warmer weather may change that

The toxins are low, and the fishing is good for now, but public health officials are wary of the warming weather’s future effect on blue-green… Continue reading

Yellow alert: Research prompts change in warning signs at some Jefferson lakes

PORT TOWNSEND — A new warning will be added this week to the yellow caution signs at Anderson, Leland and Gibbs lakes. Just underneath the… Continue reading

Lakes remain open, but caution signs go up after inspection finds signs of algae

Toxin levels remained low in Lake Anderson and other East Jefferson County lakes in samples taken last week. Lake Anderson, Lake Leland and Gibbs Lake… Continue reading

Port Angeles Elks Naval Lodge hosts high tea to fete royal wedding

PORT ANGELES — If Arlene Blume had known how much interest a British royal wedding would draw in Port Angeles, she would have sold more… 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

Man traps bobcat who was killing his ducks

PORT ANGELES -- The last duck is safe, for now, if perhaps a bit nervous. The bobcat blamed for eating several of its companions is… Continue reading

Dungeness Golf Course deal to close

DUNGENESS - An agreement on the last sticking point in the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's bid to buy the Dungeness Golf Course has cleared the way… Continue reading

Dog sniffs out mold in buildings

PORT ANGELES -- "You ready to go to work?" Paul Collins asks Zena, who has been nosing around the room. The 1-year-old Belgian Malinois tenses… Continue reading

Rep. Buck, House speaker feud over campaign fliers

Three campaign fliers mailed to voters this week in the 24th Legislative District misrepresent his record, Rep. Jim Buck says. Buck, R-Joyce, is demanding an… Continue reading

A quiet battle against noise

JOYCE -- Gordon Hempton listened all over the world for silence. The quietest spot he found was close to home. A three-mile walk into the… Continue reading

Oscar-winning actor to return to scene of his 1982 triumph

PORT TOWNSEND -- Actor Louis Gossett Jr. will return to Fort Worden State Park on Friday to film interviews in some of the locations of… 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

Coast Guard monitors multi-day transit of vessel after explosion

Coast Guard personnel are monitoring a 653-foot bulk carrier, with 21 crew members aboard, 120 miles west of the Columbia River entrance… Continue reading

Artist books on exhibit at Port Angeles Fine Arts Center

An exhibit of artist books will begin Saturday at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. The reception for “Art Exhibition — Unrestricted:… Continue reading