EYE ON JEFFERSON: Public hearing set on proposed fees for community development

The three Jefferson County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on a proposed fee schedule for the Department of Community Development at a meeting that… Continue reading

Jefferson businesses, county offices close for storm

The business district in downtown Port Townsend was all but abandoned this afternoon, with shops closing early due to the storm. City… Continue reading

Sgt. John Hollis of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office shot this photo of a traffic jam just east of the Port Angeles border Friday. (Sgt. John Hollis/Clallam County Sheriff’s Office)

Morse Creek on Highway 101, other areas closed by snow

Sequim and Port Angeles are getting the brunt of the snowstorm hovering over the North Olympic Peninsula, said a meteorologist with the… Continue reading

Sgt. John Hollis of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office shot this photo of a traffic jam just east of the Port Angeles border Friday. (Sgt. John Hollis/Clallam County Sheriff’s Office)

Shelters in Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend extend hours for frigid temperatures

As frigid temperatures continue and significant snowfall is expected across the North Olympic Peninsula, Colleen and Ted Chapman are grateful that shelters… Continue reading

Dungeness River Audubon Center reopens after bug scare

Staff, volunteers ward off drugstore beetle infestation by removing, freezing mounted animals

Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws

52 people in Washington and Oregon have fallen ill with the virus

  • Feb 8, 2019
Olympic National Park has closed Hurricane Ridge Road for snowy conditions. (Twitter)

Snow, ice threat prompts cancellations of several events

Several North Olympic Peninsula events have been postponed, most because of the threat of several inches of snow falling today and Saturday. Among them is… Continue reading

Olympic National Park has closed Hurricane Ridge Road for snowy conditions. (Twitter)

Cold, chronic disease cause of woman’s death, authorities say

A homeless woman was found dead after Monday’s chilly weather and snowstorm in Port Townsend, according to the Jefferson County Coroner/Prosecuting Attorney’s… Continue reading

Public comment extended for Olympic Hot Springs Road environmental assessment

The public comment period for the preliminary alternatives for the upcoming Olympic Hot Springs Road Long-Term Access Environmental Assessment has been extended… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Fly-tying demonstrations scheduled … and other items

The North Olympic Library System will host fly-tying demonstrations by Rod Erickson. There will be a demonstration from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at… Continue reading

PHOTO: Sequoia tree named ‘Hope’ is removed from Port Angeles park

An excavator sits next to the trunk of a felled sequoia tree Wednesday as it is removed from Lions Park in Port Angeles. The tree… Continue reading

Rhody Festival coronation postponed

The 2019 Rhododendron Festival Coronation ceremony scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to weather. It has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday,… Continue reading

Sequim Irrigation Festival coronation set Saturday

The Royalty Pageant for six candidates for four spots in the 124th Sequim Irrigation Festival’s royal court is at 6 p.m. Saturday. The… Continue reading

Snow, wind forecast for storm today and Saturday

Second wave could hit Peninsula on Sunday, Monday

None injured, cat rescued in Carlsborg home fire

A residence was damaged when a fire broke out early Thursday morning off U.S. Highway 101, about four miles west of Carlsborg. No… Continue reading