Darrick Meneken

Sports: Sequim tennis team wins both ends of doubleheader over Chimacum

SEQUIM -- The Sequim High School girls tennis team easily swung past Chimacum in a season-opening doubleheader for both teams on Tuesday afternoon. The Wolves… Continue reading


New Fish and Wildlife commissioner has ties to Peninsula

New state Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Miranda Wecker was instrumental in implementing in-depth research into the relationship between algal blooms and razor clam toxins at… Continue reading


Sports: Champion women’s basketball coach stepping down at Peninsula College

PORT ANGELES -- Peninsula College head women's basketball coach Julie Stewart is stepping down less than three weeks after leading her team to the Northwest… Continue reading


Hurricane Ridge ski season officially melts into oblivion

PORT ANGELES -- Take one look at Hurricane Ridge and you'll realize the obvious -- there will be no downhill skiing there this winter. In… Continue reading

Peninsula loses voice on Fish and Wildlife panel as Gregoire fires Schroeder

OLYMPIA -- In an unprecedented move, Gov. Christine Gregoire has fired four members of the state Fish and Wildlife Commission, the group responsible for setting… Continue reading

Sports: Chimacum loses second straight game in state tournament

YAKIMA -- The formula for Chimacum was simple -- Steven Gray scores 30 or more points and the Cowboys win. For the first two games… Continue reading

Sports: Forks falls to Lynden Christian in state playoffs

YAKIMA -- A day after winning at the overtime buzzer, the Forks High School boys basketball team lost almost the same way. The Spartans claimed… Continue reading

Olympic Park Institute hopes to improve historical site on Lake Crescent

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- Park officials on Wednesday released an environmental assessment for possible improvements to Olympic Park Institute and Rosemary Inn, located at Barnes… Continue reading

A log cabin’s living past

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- Russ Dalton ran his fingers over a century-old wall inside Humes Ranch, a log cabin 2½ miles from the nearest road… Continue reading

Ousted Port Townsend boys basketball coach speaks out

PORT TOWNSEND -- Members of the Port Townsend High School boys basketball team are moving forward in the wake of the controversial removal of former… Continue reading

Sports: Port Angeles girls lose game at last second

PORT ANGELES -- South Kitsap's Megan Gilbert sank a running jump shot with two seconds to play and time ran out on the Port Angeles… Continue reading

Forks basketball player’s “raw talent” defies his secret: he’s partially deaf

FORKS -- Dustin Daniels swishes a jump shot and immediately turns toward his coach. As the ball slices through the net Dustin doesn't hear the… Continue reading

Sports: Clallam Bay High in state football semis on Saturday

CLALLAM BAY -- The Clallam Bay High School football team takes on Lacrosse-Washtucna at 1 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals of the Class B-8 state… Continue reading

Sports: Port Townsend girls look toward another championship season

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Port Townsend High School girls basketball team looks to make a fourth straight trip to the Class 2A state tournament as… Continue reading

Sequim: Swimming standout gains full-ride scholarship to Division I university

SEQUIM -- Sequim High School senior Summer Jackson, who this fall won two state titles at the Class 3A championship swimming meet, has signed on… Continue reading

Sports: Peninsula College loses season opener

TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- Sophomore Brandon Lord led five Peninsula College players in double-digit scoring on Thursday night but late mistakes cost the Pirates in… Continue reading

Sports: Port Townsend’s championship dream dashed by Archbishop Murphy

SILVERDALE -- Port Townsend ran into the state's longest football winning streak on Saturday night at Silverdale Stadium and added to the count. Craig Duncan… Continue reading

Sports: Cross country stars from Peninsula high schools to compete at state

Runners from four North Olympic Peninsula high school cross country teams will be competing in the state meets this Saturday at Sun Willows Golf Course… Continue reading

Olympic National Park: Road to Ridge may be fortified, repaved

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- If and when construction workers begin grinding and repaving Hurricane Ridge Road, they'll be conducting what's likely to be the second-largest… Continue reading

Sports: Sequim wins battle of the unbeatens over Port Townsend

SEQUIM -- Erik Wiker, head coach of the Sequim High School football team, and Port Townsend defensive coordinator Nick Snyder were sharing a familiar moment… Continue reading