Cougars more social than experts thought, scientist says

A leading scientist will discuss social interactions of cougars in a Peninsula College Studium Generale program… Continue reading

Doll, teddy bear show set this Saturday

More than 40 vendors are expected at the Promise of Spring Doll Show on Saturday. The 22nd annual show will be from… Continue reading

More than 16,000 homes lose power in Sequim area Saturday

If your lights went off last Saturday in the Sequim area, you’re not alone. Clallam Public Utility District staff reported the next day… Continue reading

NEW BRIEFS: State lawmakers to hold telephone town hall Thursday … and other items

The three lawmakers representing the 24th Legislative District will host a telephone town hall starting at 6 p.m. Thursday. Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim,… Continue reading

Washington governor rejects permit for oil-by-rail terminal

Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday rejected a permit for what would have been the nation’s largest oil-by-rail… Continue reading

Clallam County to sue drug makers, distributors for damages in opioid crisis

Clallam County will join more than 200 other litigants in suing opioid makers and wholesale distributors in federal district court for damages… Continue reading

EPA halts plans to lift proposed mine restrictions in Alaska

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has halted plans to withdraw proposed restrictions on mining activity near… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018
Phyllis Peashka says she taught herself to crochet. She figures she makes at least one hat, scarf or potholder per day. “My hands cramp up, but I keep going.” (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Global hobby: Sequim woman’s caring craft keeps heads warm

From across the Olympic Peninsula to across the world, Phyllis Peashka’s handiwork is warming hearts and keeping heads warm, too. With about three… Continue reading

Phyllis Peashka says she taught herself to crochet. She figures she makes at least one hat, scarf or potholder per day. “My hands cramp up, but I keep going.” (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

NEWS BRIEFS: Executive session set today in Port Angeles … and other items

A closed executive session between staff and the Clallam Board of County Commissioners will be held today to discuss a Feb. 15… Continue reading

Patsene Dashiell/Port Angeles School District
                                From left are Benjamin Komar, Cheryl Gerardi, Beta Nu member Dr. Dodie French, Sabrina Scruggs and Joyce Mininger.

Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma awards four checks to PASD educators

The Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma awarded four Port Angeles School District educators Professional Development Grants. The… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2018
Patsene Dashiell/Port Angeles School District
                                From left are Benjamin Komar, Cheryl Gerardi, Beta Nu member Dr. Dodie French, Sabrina Scruggs and Joyce Mininger.

North Olympic Library System approves $445,480 in capital expenditures for 2018

Capital expenditures for 2018 will total $445,480 for North Olympic Library System facilities to cover new paving in Port Angeles, computers in… Continue reading

Clallam infant death rate highest in state: 8.1 per 1,000 births vs. 4.7 statewide, though numbers small

Clallam County had the highest infant death rate in Washington state from 2011-2015, according to the state Department of Health’s Infant Mortality… Continue reading

Jefferson County PUD considers rate hikes; hearing set today

The Jefferson County Public Utility District board will conduct a rate hearing today to discuss proposed increases of both electric and water/sewer rates.… Continue reading

Algae blooms continue but toxins decline in Jefferson County lakes

Blue-green algae blooms have been found on Jefferson County lakes in January but toxins in the waters have declined, according to Jefferson… Continue reading

Couple honored, surprised by 2017 Marrowstone Island Citizens of the Year award

A Marrowstone Island couple said they were “honored” and “flabbergasted” that they received the 2017 Marrowstone Island Citizens of the Year award. Nicole… Continue reading

Lecture to tell how to camp in house after disaster strikes

Former state Rep. Jim Buck will discuss self-reliance after a natural disaster Wednesday. The presentation — Camping In Your House — will… Continue reading

AAUW announces scholarship application deadline

The University Women’s Foundation of Jefferson County, the philanthropic affiliate of AAUW Port Townsend, will offer about $50,000 in scholarships this spring… Continue reading

Fire district honors volunteers for 2017

Clallam County Fire District No. 4 honored Carolyn Flint as its Volunteer of the Year during its annual Joyce… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2018

Park board applications due Jan. 31

Applications are due by Jan. 31 for a vacant position on the board governing the Sequim YMCA.… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2018