Leah Leach

Volunteers needed to help clean up debris on coastal beaches on Saturday

Volunteers can come out to the beach and help clean up coastal debris Saturday. Only 120 volunteers have signed up online for Washington CoastSavers' inaugural… Continue reading

Sequim rec center to reopen part of facility Saturday

SEQUIM — The Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center is reopening much of its exercise facilities a day earlier than expected — and has added touches of… Continue reading

Volunteers needed to help clean up debris on coastal beaches on Saturday

Volunteers can come out to the beach and help clean up coastal debris Saturday. Only 120 volunteers have signed up online for Washington CoastSavers' inaugural… Continue reading

Gibbs Lake reopened after recent tests; Anderson still closed

PORT TOWNSEND — Gibbs Lake has been reopened after tests last week found algae-created toxins to be at a safe level. Toxins remained low in… Continue reading

Sister of man missing in Olympic National Park believes strongly her brother is still alive

PORT ANGELES — Jinny Longfellow, the older sister of a 71-year-old hiker in Olympic National Park who hasn't been seen for more than two weeks,… Continue reading

Sister of Seattle man missing in Olympic National Park believes strongly her brother is still alive

PORT ANGELES — Jinny Longfellow, the older sister of a 71-year-old hiker in Olympic National Park who hasn't been seen for more than two weeks,… Continue reading

Anderson, Gibbs lakes’ clear water doesn’t mean they’re safe

PORT TOWNSEND — The lakes may look clearer, but the closure signs remain at Anderson and Gibbs lakes until more water samples are tested the… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Forks Relay For Life walkers hit the track to fight cancer

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, August 2. FORKS — Relay For Life teams are throwing a big party today and Saturday to continue… Continue reading

Beginning Friday, Forks Relay For Life walkers hit the track to fight cancer

FORKS — Relay For Life teams are throwing a big party Friday and Saturday to continue raising money for cancer research. The Forks Relay For… Continue reading

Port Angeles Salvation Army gets new leadership

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles office of the Salvation Army Corps found its new leaders right at home. Majs. Cherilee and Scott Ramsey will… Continue reading

Anniversary events for Olympic National Park this week (UPDATED)

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — A conservationist who received a Presidential Citizens Medal — the second-highest civilian award in the United States — is expected to… Continue reading

Rubber ducks to race to finish line in Sunday’s derby in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Thousands of rubber ducks will float to the finish line Sunday to benefit a good cause and provide 42 people with prizes… Continue reading

Beleaguered Anderson Lake clears toxin testing, opens for fishing season — and the trout are biting

PORT TOWNSEND — Anderson Lake, which was closed for all but two weeks of the fishing season last year, opened Saturday for the start of… Continue reading

Beleaguered Anderson Lake clears toxin testing, opens for fishing season — and the trout are biting

PORT TOWNSEND — Anderson Lake, which was closed for all but two weeks of the fishing season last year, opened Saturday for the start of… Continue reading

More than 3,700 signatures gathered on Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center petition for park district ballot measure

SEQUIM — Volunteers have gathered more signatures than are needed to place on the Aug. 4 ballot a metropolitan park district measure to keep Sequim… Continue reading

Juan de Fuca Festival founder testifies in Washington, D.C. for arts funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The founder of Port Angeles’ Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts testified before a Congressional committee last week to push for… Continue reading

Sequim City Council may ask SARC to slow down on forming new tax district

SEQUIM — Which should come first: formation of a metropolitan park district or the definition of what it should do? The City Council will consider… Continue reading

Port Angeles police officer-amputee carries his spirit to children with same predicament

Sometimes the greatest achievement can be mastering a small task. Like learning how to tie your shoes when you have three partial fingers on one… Continue reading

Port Angeles police officer-amputee carries his spirit to children with same predicament

Sometimes the greatest achievement can be mastering a small task. Like learning how to tie your shoes when you have three partial fingers on one… Continue reading

Child has fever, itch — but it’s from the vaccine, not the measles

PORT ANGELES — A Clallam County preschooler with a rash suffered an adverse reaction to the measles vaccine but did not have the disease, public… Continue reading