Brian Gawley

North Olympic Peninsula continues its growth spurt

The North Olympic Peninsula's population has topped 97,000 people, according to the annual population estimates released this week by the state Office of Financial Management.… Continue reading

Bones at Gateway site found to be animal, but more archaeological work planned

PORT ANGELES - Remains found Tuesday afternoon at the Port Angeles International Gateway Transportation Center construction site are animal bones, according to three archaeologists and… Continue reading

Police, fire response times won’t suffer from Eighth Street bridges project, chiefs say

PORT ANGELES - Response time for the city's police and fire departments is not expected to be severely affected when the two Eighth Street bridges… Continue reading

Discovery of remains halts Gateway work — are they human?

PORT ANGELES - Remains found Tuesday afternoon in material excavated from the Port Angeles International Gateway Transportation Center construction site have halted all digging and… Continue reading

Port Angeles airport repaving over budget, but port taking off with mega-project anyway

PORT ANGELES - Costs have increased for repaving tarmacs at William R. Fairchild International Airport, but the three port commissioners decided Monday to go ahead… Continue reading

Port Angeles helps fund tennis court repairs

PORT ANGELES - The Erickson Playfield tennis courts will be resurfaced this summer even though the lowest bid was about $63,000 over the project's budget.… Continue reading

North Olympic Peninsula tourism officials hail decision to delay passport requirement

PORT ANGELES - The Bush administration has agreed to delay for at least six months a January 2008 date to require that Americans present passports… Continue reading

Port Angeles, college reach marine center agreement

PORT ANGELES - Continued funding from the city, extended hours and a gift shop are highlights of a new operating agreement for the Arthur D.… Continue reading

World War II airplanes span generations

PORT ANGELES - Monday's arrival of three World War II bombers at William R. Fairchild International Airport was special to two very different people for… Continue reading

Flagpole dedicated to late Crescent School superintendent

JOYCE - About 200 people gathered Friday afternoon at the Crescent School campus for the dedication of a memorial flagpole to the memory of the… Continue reading

Parks board recommends $5-$7.50 launch fees at Ediz Hook, where it’s now free

PORT ANGELES - City residents should pay a $5 per day boat launch fee at the city's Ediz Hook dock while people from out of… Continue reading

8th Street detour signs to go up Monday

PORT ANGELES - Drivers can begin mapping out their new routes next week in preparation for 18-month closure of the two Eighth Street bridges later… Continue reading

PA schools tackling new bus routes, Eighth Street closure

PORT ANGELES - Planning the school bus routes for the next school year is complicated for the Port Angeles School District by the planned closures… Continue reading

New restaurant slated for John Wayne Marina

SEQUIM - A new restaurant offering "casual fine dining" is slated to open in August at John Wayne Marina - without food service for more… Continue reading

Annual marathon runs from Sequim to Port Angeles this weekend

PORT ANGELES - The fifth annual North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Half Marathon and its 1,900 runners and walkers will descend upon Sequim and Port… Continue reading

Peninsula border tourism industry pleased over likely delay in passport rules

PORT ANGELES - A potential six-month delay in requiring U.S. passports for land and sea travel to and from Canada and Mexico could benefit the… Continue reading

Changes associated with Gateway project coming to downtown Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES - Signs directing people to the Victoria ferries and parking areas will be up in about a week, city officials told about 20… Continue reading

Home residential electricity bills to spike 13.2 percent in most of East Jefferson starting today

PORT TOWNSEND - The temporary increase in monthly electricity bills for residential customers of Puget Sound Energy will average 13.2 percent, or $10.28 for someone… Continue reading

City Hall takes back Port Angeles business license proposal for more study

PORT ANGELES - A proposed business licensing ordinance still needs more work, the City Council decided Tuesday night. City Manager Mark Madsen said that considerable… Continue reading

PA begins outreach for Rayonier redevelopment

PORT ANGELES - The city wants to know how the community thinks the Rayonier property should look after the site's ongoing toxic waste cleanup project… Continue reading