Leah Leach

Season’s rain, wind begins: Storms also expected today, Saturday after Tuesday blow

The first storm of the fall season blew into the North Olympic Peninsula on Tuesday, with a second storm forecast today and a third Saturday.… Continue reading

Extreme low flows in West End rivers prompt closures to protect salmon

River flows so low they impede salmon returning to rivers to spawn are prompting emergency fishing closures on several West End rivers beginning Monday. The… Continue reading

Overnight closure set for Hood Canal Bridge

The Hood Canal Bridge will be closed intermittently between 10 p.m. tonight and 4 a.m. Friday for construction work. Crews working for the… Continue reading

Voter forums planned in Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks

The first three of four Clallam County League of Women Voters forums are set for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The free public forums held across… Continue reading

Comment period extended for draft plan on Olympic National Park mountain goats

The public comment period on a draft Mountain Goat Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement has been extended to allow more time… Continue reading

Chetzemoka Park rain garden aims to keep pollutants out of Port Townsend Bay

A collaborative project on dry land aims to help keep pollutants out of Port Townsend Bay. Work from several parties, including by… Continue reading

Cleanup removes some 6 tons of debris from Pacific, Strait beaches

More than 650 volunteers cleared some 6 tons of debris from Washington’s Pacific Coast and Strait of Juan de Fuca beaches during the International Coastal… Continue reading

Child safety seat inspections available on Peninsula

Carrie Johnson of Dungeness wants to keep children safe. That’s why she works as an unpaid volunteer to check child safety seats. Johnson is a… Continue reading

Brinnon man dies after fall from jet ski

A retired electrician who had moved to Brinnon about a year and a half ago was identified as having died Thursday after falling… Continue reading

Anniversary of terrorist attacks noted today

First responders will be honored and volunteers will provide service to their community today on the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist acts… Continue reading

Highway 101 around Lake Crescent closed for up to four days beginning Monday

Four days. Friday’s announcement that U.S. Highway 101, the major route to and from the West End, will be closed around Lake… Continue reading

Registration open for the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup

Registration is open now for volunteers who want to participate in the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 16. Volunteers can select from among 16… Continue reading

Marine science center displays bones of gray whale destined to become a new exhibit

The public on Friday had a chance to see the bones of a gray whale that will some day be a new… Continue reading

New director to join Jefferson County Library

Tamara Meredith has been named the new director of the Jefferson County Library. Meredith, who currently works as the educational technology specialist… Continue reading

Behind-the-scenes look at Emily Carr’s life in Victoria set for Aug. 3

She was called Klee Wyck, “the laughing one” in the Chinook language:… Continue reading

Tree removal clears path for airlifts, commercial service at Fairchild

A federal flight restriction that blocked nighttime fixed-wing emergency airlift and commercial delivery services at Fairchild International Airport is expected to be… Continue reading

Forum for two Port Angeles council races set in July

The League of Women Voters of Clallam County will sponsor a free public forum featuring candidates for Port Angeles City Council Positions… Continue reading

Expansion eyed for Commons: EPA assistance to help add uses of Mountain View complex

The goal is to build on present plans for Mountain View Commons. And assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could… Continue reading

Kilmer talks federal budget, Paris accord in Olympic Peninsula News Group interview

Democrats and Republicans in Congress should hash out their own budget rather than using President Donald Trump’s “unserious” budget as a starting point,… Continue reading

‘Homespun’ fiber arts festival to weave it all together on Monday

Everything to do with the fiber arts — from sheep herding to shearing to spinning — will be examined during the Shepherds’ Festival… Continue reading