All-night closures of Hood Canal Bridge start Sunday

SHINE – The Hood Canal Bridge will close for six continuous hours Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights. The extended closures are needed while crews perform… Continue reading


Two areas in Jefferson County asked to cut water usage

Kala Point and Bywater Bay customers have been notified that demand has reached a critical level. Unusually high temperatures during the past… Continue reading


Sequim man survives Alaska plane crash

A Sequim man is one of 11 survivors of a plane crash on an Alaskan mountain last week. David Price, owner of Price… Continue reading


Temporary bridges improve foot, bike access to Elwha Valley

Olympic National Park has installed two new temporary bridges on Olympic Hot Springs Road across the Elwha River, but visitors will… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners eye new county finance department

The Clallam County commissioners are looking to create a new finance department for the county, using existing positions from the Auditor’s Office… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners amend county budget for salaries

Jefferson County’s budget was unanimously amended Monday during a hearing of the Board of County Commissioners, with most of the increases going… Continue reading

Senate committee approves nonpartisan human resources hire

A state Senate committee approved a recommendation Monday to hire a nonpartisan human resources officer who… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

National Forests issue draft Record of Decision for mountain goat plan

The Olympic, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests have prepared a draft Record of Decision for the Mountain Goat Management Plan/Environmental Impact… Continue reading

Sweet-smelling purple fields draw visitors to Peninsula

You can talk about the healing nature of lavender. It soothes bug bites, cools anxiety and brings relief from restlessness, say studies around… Continue reading

Port Angeles council takes next step in hiring city manager

It’s official: Nathan West will be the next Port Angeles city manager. The City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to appoint a subcommittee… Continue reading

PUD seeks Haffner replacement

A replacement is being sought for former longtime Clallam County Public Utility District Commissioner Hugh Haffner, whose resignation, effective Sunday, was under… Continue reading

Irondale Substation expansion to improve service, PUD says

An expansion of the Irondale Substation is expected to be completed by the end of this year after Jefferson County Public Utility… Continue reading

Red Cross redistributes emergency resources across Olympic Peninsula

The Red Cross of Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas hopes to work with area agencies to distribute and store some of its disaster resources… Continue reading

Fatality reported in Northwest wildfire

A tractor operator who was killed in a wildfire that scorched 70 square miles in little… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2018

NEWS BRIEFS: PT student chosen for program … and other items

Izzy Hammett of Port Townsend, has been selected to participate in the 2018 Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking & Technology (DO-IT) scholars program. Hammett… Continue reading

Sequim VFW post aiming to stay open

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760 is managing to keep its doors open — barely. Former commander Neil Gamroth said at the… Continue reading

Two vacancies on Jefferson County planning commission

Positions are open for the Jefferson County Planning Commission in districts 1 and 3. To apply, those interested must complete a volunteer… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners seek compromise on fireworks ban after hearing

Clallam County’s three county commissioners said after a public hearing they want to strike a compromise on a proposed fireworks ordinance. Commissioners… Continue reading

Spokane Valley blaze prompts evacuation notices

A small fire that prompted evacuation notices for 700 homes near Spokane Valley began in a building and then spread… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2018

NEWS BRIEFS: Shooting review committee … and other items

Commercial Shooting Facility Review Committee members will further discuss standards and limitations when they meet at 1 p.m. today. The meeting will… Continue reading