A giant Pacific octopus swims in its tank at Feiro Marine Science Center at Port Angeles City Pier while fans of the creature cast ballots for a name in an online poll, which ended Thursday afternoon. Octomatic was the people’s choice with 54.1 percent of 1,123 votes cast, winning out over Olive with 39 percent, Cranberry with 3.9 percent, Toby with 2 percent and Bobbie with 0.9 percent. The octopus, which was captured in Agate Bay north of Joyce, will reside at Feiro until it reaches maturity, and then it will be released in the area of where it was found. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Octopus named

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Monkeypox vaccine coming to Clallam County

COVID-19 case rates trending downward

Lakewood man agrees to eight years for Sequim crime spree

Fiancee also approves plea deal; sentencing hearing set for Aug. 23

Clallam County to takeover Clallam Bay park

State began process in November 2020

An aerial photo released Saturday by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a diesel spill off the west coast of San Juan Island after a 49-foot fishing vessel sank with an estimated 2,600 gallons of fuel on board. A Good Samaritan rescued all five crew members on the Aleutian Isle as the vessel was sinking near Sunset Point, the Coast Guard’s 13th District Pacific Northwest district in Seattle and KIRO-TV reported. (U.S. Coast Guard via The Associated Press)

Salvage crews assessing wreck off San Juan Island

Coast Guard: Containment efforts underway since Sunday

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All County Picnic aims to build resiliency

This weekend’s gathering marks a decade of preparation

Crying Lady Rock on Second Beach in Clallam County is part of a stamp set celebrating the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act being signed into law Oct 23, 1972. The photograph was taken by Matt McIntosh. (Photo courtesy USPS)

USPS stamp set includes popular Clallam County landmark

Artwork marks marine sanctuary’s 50th anniversary

Steve Short of Port Townsend escaped without a scratch after he rolled his 1987 Suzuki Samurai during a run on the 4x4 course at the Jefferson County Fair on Sunday. Short said he should have “rolled back, but my foot slipped off the brake pedal and hit the gas instead.” The vehicle sustained damage to the front end, but it smoked a lot on the way back to the pits. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Rolled over

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Dr. Michael Maxwell, CEO of the North Olympic Healthcare Network, conducts a short tour of the organization’s future Eastside Health Center at 1026 E. First St. in Port Angeles during an open house on Saturday. The clinic, located in the former Edna’s Place building, will house medical services and administrative offices with an opening scheduled for late December. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Clinic open house

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The Sturgeon Moon, the last full supermoon of the year, emerges behind Port Townsend's Marrowstone Island and the distant Cascades, on Thursday night. The reddish color is due to the smoke from the fires in eastern Washington.

Sturgeon Moon over Marrowstone Island

The Sturgeon Moon, the last full supermoon of the year, emerges behind Port Townsend’s Marrowstone Island and the distant Cascades, Continue reading...

Pictured, from left to right in the front row are John Yano, Darlene Gahring, Pat Gilbert, Kathy McCormick and Beverly Dawson. 

In the middle row, from left to right are Janet Russell, Wendy Blondin, Mary Kelsoe, Pam Ehtee, Jane Marks, Marcia Kellerand Melissa Hsu 

In the back row, from left to right, Leiann Niccoli, Mary Jacoby and Emily Murphy

Summer Green Thumb award winner named

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Cherie Kidd and Bruce Emery (seated), candidates for Clallam County Director of Community Development, speak at a debate hosted by the Rotary Club of Sequim at the Dungeness River Center.

Clallam County hopefuls offer resumes

Emery, Kidd debate DCD seat after primary

 

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Lakewood man agrees to eight years for Sequim crime spree

Fiancee also approves plea deal; sentencing hearing set for Aug. 23

 

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Todd Ortloff Show guests this week

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Peninsula Home Fund going strong

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Peninsula Home Fund supports neighbors in times of need

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Cherish Cronmiller is the executive director for Olympic Community Action Programs. (Brian McLean/Peninsula Daily News)

OlyCAP director: Peninsula generosity impressive

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