Ahh, fresh air — for awhile: State experts warn of smoke next week

The Olympic Peninsula region saw a dramatic improvement in air quality from Wednesday to Thursday, but state officials warn conditions may deteriorate… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend director resigns; acting director named

Port of Port Townsend commissioners unanimously accepted the resignation of Executive Director Sam Gibboney effective immediately, and named Eric Toews, current planning… Continue reading

Remains found in Olympic National Park identified as missing hiker

Human remains discovered in a remote area of Olympic National Park over the weekend have been confirmed to be those of… Continue reading

Port Angeles council considering vacant building law

The Port Angeles City Council is considering ways to encourage owners of vacant commercial and residential buildings to put their properties to… Continue reading

Port Townsend’s Palace Hotel a movie set

The Palace Hotel was transformed into a movie set this week as stars and crew took over Room 3 for “A Twist… Continue reading

North Olympic Peninsula homeless mostly home-grown, according to official

Contrary to popular myth, social service agencies in other cities are not busing homeless people to the North Olympic Peninsula, a Peninsula… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend aims to develop joint request to help orcas

The three Port of Port Townsend commissioners, concerned about the number of chinook salmon available for the declining southern resident orca population,… Continue reading

Iowa woman dies in ONP

A 29-year old Iowa woman suffered a fatal cardiac arrest while backpacking with family on the Sol Duc River Trail above… Continue reading

The Boiler Room leadership hopes to resume services in Port Townsend

The Boiler Room has closed while its leadership considers how to continue providing services. For the past 25 years, The Boiler Room… Continue reading

The All County Picnic will be at HJ Carroll Park on Sunday to celebrate first responders and promote emergency preparedness. (Jeff Eichen)

All County Picnic prepares Jefferson communities for emergency response Sunday

The sixth annual All County Picnic will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at HJ Carroll Park in Chimacum. A free,… Continue reading

The All County Picnic will be at HJ Carroll Park on Sunday to celebrate first responders and promote emergency preparedness. (Jeff Eichen)

Clallam PUD to consider naming finalists for seat

Finalists for a vacancy on the Clallam County Public Utility District board of commissioners are expected to be named at a special… Continue reading

Jefferson County Democrats to hear about orca protection at annual Fish Feast

Hilary Franz, state commissioner of public lands, is expected to update Jefferson County Democrats about actions by her department to protect southern… Continue reading

Two injured in wreck near Sequim Bay State Park

A Port Angeles man lost consciousness while driving on U.S. Highway 101 near Sequim Bay State Park before sideswiping two vehicles in the… Continue reading

Douglas Allison, right, is pictured being ushered to his chair by Clallam County public defender Harry Gasnick during Allison’s sentence hearing in 2016 in Clallam County Superior Court in Port Angeles. File photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Family files civil lawsuit against private school

A King County civil lawsuit claims those who oversee Mountain View Christian School near Sequim withheld knowledge that a former teacher convicted of… Continue reading

Douglas Allison, right, is pictured being ushered to his chair by Clallam County public defender Harry Gasnick during Allison’s sentence hearing in 2016 in Clallam County Superior Court in Port Angeles. File photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Group sues to expand protected orca habitat along West Coast

An environmental group sued President Donald Trump’s administration Thursday to make officials move more quickly to protect… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2018

NEWS BRIEFS: Interim port director eye for Port of Port Townsend … and other items

Port of Port Townsend commissioners will consider the appointment of an interim director when it meets today. Commissioners will meet at 1:30… Continue reading

Rialto Beach closed during search

Olympic National Park officials closed down popular Rialto Beach on Thursday afternoon while searching for a person who was allegedly threatening people,… Continue reading

Fishing boat sinks in Port Angeles Boat Haven

EDITOR’S NOTE: This has been corrected by removing a paragraph that erroneously said that the Elwha Police Department had been asked to assist but did… Continue reading

Peninsula socked in by wildfire smoke

A vise of smoky air Wednesday continued to grip the Olympic Peninsula as wildfires raged to the north in British Columbia and… Continue reading

Court rules ex-federal immigration lawyer can be sued for forgery

A former federal immigration lawyer who forged a document in an effort to get a man deported… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2018