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People gather on Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles for Thursdays Natiional Day of Prayer -- a nationwide event where people are asked "to turn to God in prayer and meditation." The observance is held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress. About 50 people took part in the Port Angeles event, serving both Clallam and Jefferson counties.

Day of prayer observed at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles

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Evelyn Simpson of Port Angeles cuts away a kale plant that had gone to seed in her plot at the Fifth Street Community Garden on Tuesday in Port Angeles. She said the plant, which had over wintered and become woody, would be removed to make way for another plant. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Garden maintenance

Evelyn Simpson of Port Angeles cuts away a kale plant that had gone to seed in her plot at the Fifth Street Community Garden on… Continue reading

 

Charles W. Creed of Port Angeles combs for interesting rocks and small sea shells during Thursday’s low tide at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles. Low tide on Thursday was minus 2.2 feet in Port Angeles with daytime minus tides through Monday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Minus tide

Charles W. Creed of Port Angeles combs for interesting rocks and small sea shells during Thursday’s low tide at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles. Low… Continue reading

 

Traffic crosses a new bridge on U.S. Highway 101 over Bagley Creek east of Port Angeles on Wednesday as work continues on building a second bridge for the eastbound lanes. The project, designed to replace aging culverts for improved salmon habitat, also includes a new bridge over Siebert Creek farther east, as well as smaller box culverts on South Bagley Creek Road and James Page Road. The $30.6 million project, which is expected to last until late fall, currently has traffic constricted to a single lane in each direction through the two major construction zones. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Bridge work continues

Traffic crosses a new bridge on U.S. Highway 101 over Bagley Creek east of Port Angeles on Wednesday as work continues on building a second… Continue reading

Traffic crosses a new bridge on U.S. Highway 101 over Bagley Creek east of Port Angeles on Wednesday as work continues on building a second bridge for the eastbound lanes. The project, designed to replace aging culverts for improved salmon habitat, also includes a new bridge over Siebert Creek farther east, as well as smaller box culverts on South Bagley Creek Road and James Page Road. The $30.6 million project, which is expected to last until late fall, currently has traffic constricted to a single lane in each direction through the two major construction zones. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Clallam County District 2 firefighters work at the scene of a blaze that damaged a travel trailer at 2442 E. Highway 101, Space 25, of the Monroe Estates RV park in Port Angeles on Wednesday. District 2 Fire Chief Jake Patterson said his department was summoned after a passerby knocked on the door of a nearby trailer and informed that resident that the trailer was on fire, then left the scene. No one was at home when firefighters arrived, and no one was injured. Patterson said the cause of the blaze was unknown. Law enforcement authorities are investigating the blaze as possible arson. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Travel trailer fire in Port Angeles

Clallam County District 2 firefighters work at the scene of a blaze that damaged a travel trailer at 2442 E. Highway 101, Space 25, of… Continue reading

Clallam County District 2 firefighters work at the scene of a blaze that damaged a travel trailer at 2442 E. Highway 101, Space 25, of the Monroe Estates RV park in Port Angeles on Wednesday. District 2 Fire Chief Jake Patterson said his department was summoned after a passerby knocked on the door of a nearby trailer and informed that resident that the trailer was on fire, then left the scene. No one was at home when firefighters arrived, and no one was injured. Patterson said the cause of the blaze was unknown. Law enforcement authorities are investigating the blaze as possible arson. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Cameron Colfax, 10, a member of the Jamestown S’Klallam tribal youth program, plants pinwheels along the driveway of the tribal Justice Center in Blyn on Tuesday. The pinwheels are part of 3,600 that Dru Froggett, child advocate for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, has ensured were placed around the Jamestown campus, at the Jamestown Medical Clinic in Sequim and at Lower Elwha Klallam facilities in Port Angeles as part of a national effort to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Raising awareness

Cameron Colfax, 10, a member of the Jamestown S’Klallam tribal youth program, plants pinwheels along the driveway of the tribal Justice Center in Blyn on… Continue reading

Cameron Colfax, 10, a member of the Jamestown S’Klallam tribal youth program, plants pinwheels along the driveway of the tribal Justice Center in Blyn on Tuesday. The pinwheels are part of 3,600 that Dru Froggett, child advocate for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, has ensured were placed around the Jamestown campus, at the Jamestown Medical Clinic in Sequim and at Lower Elwha Klallam facilities in Port Angeles as part of a national effort to raise awareness of child abuse prevention. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Inspector Josh Ley of the Clallam County Sheriff's Office accepts a package of medications from a motorist at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. Drugs also were taken to law enforcement in Sequim and Port Hadlock on Saturday as part of a nation-wide event developted to provide a safe method of disposing of prescription and illicit drugs.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day for Peninsula

Take back Inspector Josh Ley of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office accepts a package of medications from a motorist at the Clallam County Courthouse in… Continue reading

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Inspector Josh Ley of the Clallam County Sheriff's Office accepts a package of medications from a motorist at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. Drugs also were taken to law enforcement in Sequim and Port Hadlock on Saturday as part of a nation-wide event developted to provide a safe method of disposing of prescription and illicit drugs.
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Young Hanson of Dallas, left, along with Chun Kim and Jennifer Choi, both of Tacoma, prepares lunch at a picnic shelter at Sequim Bay State Park east of Sequim on Thursday. The group was taking advantage of a free day at all Washington state parks in celebration of Earth Day. The next free state parks day will be June 5 to celebrate National Trails Day.

Celebrating Earth Day

Young Hanson of Dallas, left, along with Chun Kim and Jennifer Choi, both of Tacoma, prepares lunch at a picnic shelter at Sequim Bay State… Continue reading

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Young Hanson of Dallas, left, along with Chun Kim and Jennifer Choi, both of Tacoma, prepares lunch at a picnic shelter at Sequim Bay State Park east of Sequim on Thursday. The group was taking advantage of a free day at all Washington state parks in celebration of Earth Day. The next free state parks day will be June 5 to celebrate National Trails Day.
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Skaters make their way around the ice at the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village.
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Skaters make their way around the ice at the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village.
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Crescent's Makiah Clark competes in the long jump on Friday in Joyce.

TRACK AND FIELD: Neah Bay boys, girls win at Crescent meet

Neah Bay’s Richardson wins four individual and relay events

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Crescent's Makiah Clark competes in the long jump on Friday in Joyce.
Traffic makes its way along a single lane of First Street in Port Angeles on Wednesday as crews work to improve bicycle lanes through the downtown area. Lines marking the south bike lane were to be repainted from Oak Street to Lincoln Street during the one-day lane closure. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Painting bike lanes

Traffic makes its way along a single lane of First Street in Port Angeles on Wednesday as crews work to improve bicycle lanes through the… Continue reading

Traffic makes its way along a single lane of First Street in Port Angeles on Wednesday as crews work to improve bicycle lanes through the downtown area. Lines marking the south bike lane were to be repainted from Oak Street to Lincoln Street during the one-day lane closure. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Darlene Heskett, left, and Patty Pastore hold signs on Saturday in front of the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles protesting what they said is inaction by the Port Angeles City Council in handling homelessness and drug abuse in the city, as well as having been termed "vigilantes" for their cleanup efforts. The pair were part of a group of about 15 people taking part in the protest.

Protesters want action from Port Angeles City Council

Darlene Heskett, left, and Patty Pastore hold signs Saturday in front of the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles protesting what they said is inaction… Continue reading

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Darlene Heskett, left, and Patty Pastore hold signs on Saturday in front of the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles protesting what they said is inaction by the Port Angeles City Council in handling homelessness and drug abuse in the city, as well as having been termed "vigilantes" for their cleanup efforts. The pair were part of a group of about 15 people taking part in the protest.
Tulips are in bloom along the esplanade on the Port Angeles waterfront on Wednesday. As the calendar progresses further into spring, flowers are beginning to blossom and trees are showing leaves, casting aside the browns and grays of winter. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

April flowers

Tulips are in bloom along the esplanade on the Port Angeles waterfront on Wednesday. As the calendar progresses further into spring, flowers are beginning to… Continue reading

Tulips are in bloom along the esplanade on the Port Angeles waterfront on Wednesday. As the calendar progresses further into spring, flowers are beginning to blossom and trees are showing leaves, casting aside the browns and grays of winter. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Olympic National Park visitors wander among an art installation of silhouetted aluminum Roosevelt elk on the front lawn of the Port Angeles visitor center on Thursday. The installation, “Conservation from Here” by Arlington-based artist Joseph Rossano, consists of about 130 elk scattered across the lawn and was produced in cooperation with the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. A smaller “herd” is also on display at the Hoh visitor center. The sculptures are scheduled to be in place through Labor Day. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Aluminum elk

Olympic National Park visitors wander among an art installation of silhouetted aluminum Roosevelt elk on the front lawn of the Port Angeles visitor center on… Continue reading

Olympic National Park visitors wander among an art installation of silhouetted aluminum Roosevelt elk on the front lawn of the Port Angeles visitor center on Thursday. The installation, “Conservation from Here” by Arlington-based artist Joseph Rossano, consists of about 130 elk scattered across the lawn and was produced in cooperation with the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. A smaller “herd” is also on display at the Hoh visitor center. The sculptures are scheduled to be in place through Labor Day. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Weston Web, 6, prepares to cast a line at the children’s fishing pond at the Water Reuse Demonstration Site Next to Carrie Blake Park in Sequim on Wednesday as his brother, Bennet, 4, tends to a freshly caught fish. The Sequim boys were taking advantage of a mostly sunny day on the North Olympic Peninsula. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Casting call

Weston Web, 6, prepares to cast a line at the children’s fishing pond at the Water Reuse Demonstration Site Next to Carrie Blake Park in… Continue reading

Weston Web, 6, prepares to cast a line at the children’s fishing pond at the Water Reuse Demonstration Site Next to Carrie Blake Park in Sequim on Wednesday as his brother, Bennet, 4, tends to a freshly caught fish. The Sequim boys were taking advantage of a mostly sunny day on the North Olympic Peninsula. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Crains set at the site of the new U.S. 101 bridge over Siebert Creek between Port Angeles and Sequim after three out of six 175-foot-long concrete girders were hoisted into place on Tuesday. Traffic delays of up to 20 minutes at the site are possible today to accommodate heavy machinery used to place the remaning girders occupy the parallel bridge. The project was designed to replace an aging culvert that was a hinderance to fish passage in Siebert Creek with additional culvert removed underway at nearby Bagley Creek. Traffic has been reduced to a single lane in each direction at both construction sites.

Bridges under construction on U.S. Highway 101

Cranes sit at the site of the new U.S. Highway 101 bridge over Siebert Creek between Port Angeles and Sequim after three out of six… Continue reading

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Crains set at the site of the new U.S. 101 bridge over Siebert Creek between Port Angeles and Sequim after three out of six 175-foot-long concrete girders were hoisted into place on Tuesday. Traffic delays of up to 20 minutes at the site are possible today to accommodate heavy machinery used to place the remaning girders occupy the parallel bridge. The project was designed to replace an aging culvert that was a hinderance to fish passage in Siebert Creek with additional culvert removed underway at nearby Bagley Creek. Traffic has been reduced to a single lane in each direction at both construction sites.
Daffodils burst into bloom on Tuesday at the Deer Park Rest Area east of Port Angeles. As spring gets into full swing, a wide variety of flowers are perking up across the North Olympic Peninsula. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Signs of spring

Daffodils burst into bloom on Tuesday at the Deer Park Rest Area east of Port Angeles. As spring gets into full swing, a wide variety… Continue reading

Daffodils burst into bloom on Tuesday at the Deer Park Rest Area east of Port Angeles. As spring gets into full swing, a wide variety of flowers are perking up across the North Olympic Peninsula. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Leslie Robertson, events manager for the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, gets a refresher course in operating an ice surfacing machine led by J.D. Uhls of Ice-America on Thursday in preparation for today’s opening of the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Skating rink opens for month-long season

Health department guidelines limit participants at 75

Leslie Robertson, events manager for the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, gets a refresher course in operating an ice surfacing machine led by J.D. Uhls of Ice-America on Thursday in preparation for today’s opening of the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Rebecca Eller and her daughter, Bailey, 6, both of Fort Worth, Texas, pick their way through the rock along the bank of the Elwha River in Olympic National Park west of Port Angeles on Tuesday. They were returning from an excursion along the river’s edge. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Measured steps

Rebecca Eller and her daughter, Bailey, 6, both of Fort Worth, Texas, pick their way through the rock along the bank of the Elwha River… Continue reading

Rebecca Eller and her daughter, Bailey, 6, both of Fort Worth, Texas, pick their way through the rock along the bank of the Elwha River in Olympic National Park west of Port Angeles on Tuesday. They were returning from an excursion along the river’s edge. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Ben Allen of Chiniak, Alaska, front, paddles out to join members of his extended family, from left, Aiya Allen, 12, and Miya Allen, 11, both of Chiniak, along with Madison Critchfield and Nancy Sharp, both of Port Angeles, and Raechel Allen of Chiniak, during a weekend kayak outing on Port Angeles Harbor. The group set out on their excursion from Sail and Paddle Park on Ediz Hook. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Kayak adventure

Ben Allen of Chiniak, Alaska, front, paddles out to join members of his extended family, from left, Aiya Allen, 12, and Miya Allen, 11, both… Continue reading

Ben Allen of Chiniak, Alaska, front, paddles out to join members of his extended family, from left, Aiya Allen, 12, and Miya Allen, 11, both of Chiniak, along with Madison Critchfield and Nancy Sharp, both of Port Angeles, and Raechel Allen of Chiniak, during a weekend kayak outing on Port Angeles Harbor. The group set out on their excursion from Sail and Paddle Park on Ediz Hook. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)