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Bill Chastain of Port Angeles receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine from Shaina Gonzales of the North Olympc Healthcare Network during Saturday's vaccination clinic at Port Angeles High School.

Appointment-only system used in Port Angeles

An appointment-only system of scheduling allowed Port Angeles to avoid the long lines seen elsewhere as COVID-19 vaccinations opened to the general… Continue reading

 

A construction crew works on the glass face of the new Field Arts & Events Hall on Thursday near the Port Angeles waterfront. The hall is expected to be put on hold when the exterior is complete pending additional fundraising to finish the approximately $50 million project, which will include a 1,000-square-foot art gallery, 500-seat performance hall, 300-seat conference area and a coffee shop. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Glass installed on events hall in Port Angeles

Glass installed on events hall in Port Angeles A construction crew works on the glass face of the new Field Arts & Events Hall on… Continue reading

 

Vivian Elvis Hansen, marketing representative for the Peninsula Daily News, center, accepts a check for the Peninsula Home Fund from Jim’s Pharmacy chief financial officer Anna Shields, left, and Jim’s owner, Joe Cammick, on Tuesday in Port Angeles. The Home Fund received $885.65 as the pharmacy’s charity of the month. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Jim’s Pharmacy donates to Home Fund

Jim’s Pharmacy donates to Home Fund Vivian Elvis Hansen, marketing representative for the Peninsula Daily News, center, accepts a check for the Peninsula Home Fund… Continue reading

 

A car splashes through a puddle of standing water on Ediz Hook Road in Port Angeles on Tuesday after heavy overnight rains soaked much of the North Olympic Peninsula. Drier weather is expected today and Thursday with unsettled conditions forecast for Thursday night into Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Standing water

A car splashes through a puddle of standing water on Ediz Hook Road in Port Angeles on Tuesday after heavy overnight rains soaked much of… Continue reading

A car splashes through a puddle of standing water on Ediz Hook Road in Port Angeles on Tuesday after heavy overnight rains soaked much of the North Olympic Peninsula. Drier weather is expected today and Thursday with unsettled conditions forecast for Thursday night into Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Clallam County Elections Supervisor Susan Johnson leafs through a stack of test ballots during a logic and accuracy test of the county's two ballot scanners on Wednesday at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. The test, performed before every election, showed that the scanners came up with the expected results and passed certification.

Ballot accuracy test in Clallam County

Clallam County Elections Supervisor Susan Johnson leafs through a stack of test ballots during a logic and accuracy test of the county’s two ballot scanners… Continue reading

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Clallam County Elections Supervisor Susan Johnson leafs through a stack of test ballots during a logic and accuracy test of the county's two ballot scanners on Wednesday at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. The test, performed before every election, showed that the scanners came up with the expected results and passed certification.
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Residents of the Panorama Manor Apartments in Port Angeles wait outside the building after fire broke out in one of the units on Friday afternoon.

Fire damages Port Angeles apartment

PORT ANGELES - Fire heavily damaged a unit at Panorama Manor apartments in Port Angeles on New Year’s Day. No one was injured in the… Continue reading

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Residents of the Panorama Manor Apartments in Port Angeles wait outside the building after fire broke out in one of the units on Friday afternoon.
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Life guards and staff members at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles gather on Thursday near a display of first-aid training dolls decorated for Christmas and placed in the street-side windows of the center on West Fifth Street. Pool director Steve Burke said the display would probably remain in place at least through Christmas Day.

Ho Ho H2O at Shore Aquatic Center

Life guards and staff members at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles gather Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, near a display of first-aid training dolls… Continue reading

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Life guards and staff members at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles gather on Thursday near a display of first-aid training dolls decorated for Christmas and placed in the street-side windows of the center on West Fifth Street. Pool director Steve Burke said the display would probably remain in place at least through Christmas Day.
State Rep. Mike Chapman, left, and Crescent School Superintendent Dave Bingham examine enrollment statistics for the school district on Thursday in Joyce. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Crescent’s strategy has kids in classrooms

School district’s track record shows no one has been ill

State Rep. Mike Chapman, left, and Crescent School Superintendent Dave Bingham examine enrollment statistics for the school district on Thursday in Joyce. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Registered nurse Gretchen Souza, director of education at Olympic Medical Center, right, applies a bandage to emergency services nurse Samantha Counts, who was the first person in Clallam County to receive a vaccination against COVID-19 during a clinic at the Port Angeles hospital on Friday.

OMC nurse gets Clallam County’s first vaccine shot

Second health care workers clinic set next week

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Registered nurse Gretchen Souza, director of education at Olympic Medical Center, right, applies a bandage to emergency services nurse Samantha Counts, who was the first person in Clallam County to receive a vaccination against COVID-19 during a clinic at the Port Angeles hospital on Friday.
State Rep. Mike Chapman, right, speaks to first-grade students during a Thursday tour of Crescent School in Joyce as school Superintendent Dave Bingham, second from right, looks on. Chapman visited the school to see how the district's hybrid system of in-class and remote instruction was working and to discuss school funding issues. Crescent currently makes in-person instruction available to students in kindergarten through sixth grade with middle and high school students on campus on a two-day-per-week schedule intermixed with remote learning. All parents are given the option of remote instruction for their children. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

State Rep. Mike Chapman visits Crescent School

State Rep. Mike Chapman, right, speaks to first-grade students during a Thursday tour of Crescent School in Joyce as school Superintendent Dave Bingham, second from… Continue reading

State Rep. Mike Chapman, right, speaks to first-grade students during a Thursday tour of Crescent School in Joyce as school Superintendent Dave Bingham, second from right, looks on. Chapman visited the school to see how the district's hybrid system of in-class and remote instruction was working and to discuss school funding issues. Crescent currently makes in-person instruction available to students in kindergarten through sixth grade with middle and high school students on campus on a two-day-per-week schedule intermixed with remote learning. All parents are given the option of remote instruction for their children. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Pedestrians take advantage of a break in the rain to take a stroll along the Waterfront Trail along Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Wednesday. Fair conditions are expected for the rest of the week on the North Olympic Peninsula, although showers are expected to return on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A break in the weather

Pedestrians take advantage of a break in the rain to take a stroll along the Waterfront Trail along Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Wednesday,… Continue reading

Pedestrians take advantage of a break in the rain to take a stroll along the Waterfront Trail along Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Wednesday. Fair conditions are expected for the rest of the week on the North Olympic Peninsula, although showers are expected to return on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Illuminated wreaths and decorative lights adorn the bridge at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim, the centerpiece of a holiday display that will be lit from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily through January. The decorations are sponsored by the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and were installed by Patrick Walker, Inc., of Port Orchard. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Festive wreaths, lights at Railroad Bridge Park

Illuminated wreaths and decorative lights adorn the bridge at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim, the centerpiece of a holiday display that will be lit from… Continue reading

Illuminated wreaths and decorative lights adorn the bridge at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim, the centerpiece of a holiday display that will be lit from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily through January. The decorations are sponsored by the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and were installed by Patrick Walker, Inc., of Port Orchard. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Walmart was very busy on Black Friday with customers getting those special gifts and items on sale.
	ID: Roland Gagnon Jr. of Neah Bay came all the way in to Walmart for special bargain he needed like this car seat he purchased
(I tried to shoot shoppers at 5 AM but there was very few at that early hour so I shot this a little later on Black Friday in front of Walmart.) dlogan

Bargain hunters out on Black Friday in Port Angeles

Walmart in Port Angeles was very busy on Black Friday with customers buying gifts and special items. Roland Gagnon Jr., of Neah Bay, came all… Continue reading

Walmart was very busy on Black Friday with customers getting those special gifts and items on sale.
	ID: Roland Gagnon Jr. of Neah Bay came all the way in to Walmart for special bargain he needed like this car seat he purchased
(I tried to shoot shoppers at 5 AM but there was very few at that early hour so I shot this a little later on Black Friday in front of Walmart.) dlogan
Volunteer Phyllis Meyer of Sequim adds broth to make stuffing for Wednesday's traditional Thanksgiving Eve lunch at the Port Angeles Salvation Army. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Salvation Army volunteers provide carry-out meals

Free meals planned today at several Peninsula locations

Volunteer Phyllis Meyer of Sequim adds broth to make stuffing for Wednesday's traditional Thanksgiving Eve lunch at the Port Angeles Salvation Army. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles Parks & Recreation workers clean up the plaza in front of the Conrad Dyer Memorial Fountain in downtown Port Angeles on Thursday after erecting the city's Christmas tree. The donated 32-foot fir tree will be decorated in the coming week for a virtual tree-lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Nov. 28. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Holidays are coming to town

Port Angeles Parks & Recreation workers clean up the plaza in front of the Conrad Dyer Memorial Fountain in downtown Port Angeles on Thursday, Nov.… Continue reading

Port Angeles Parks & Recreation workers clean up the plaza in front of the Conrad Dyer Memorial Fountain in downtown Port Angeles on Thursday after erecting the city's Christmas tree. The donated 32-foot fir tree will be decorated in the coming week for a virtual tree-lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Nov. 28. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Floyd Liljedahl of Port Angeles, a master gardener with the Washington State University Extension Service, looks over a plant bed as he prepares a portion of the Fifth Street Community Garden in Port Angeles for the winter season. He added ground cover to the plot on Wednesday and removed unwanted plant material. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Community garden

Floyd Liljedahl of Port Angeles, a master gardener with the Washington State University Extension Service, looks over a plant bed as he prepares a portion… Continue reading

Floyd Liljedahl of Port Angeles, a master gardener with the Washington State University Extension Service, looks over a plant bed as he prepares a portion of the Fifth Street Community Garden in Port Angeles for the winter season. He added ground cover to the plot on Wednesday and removed unwanted plant material. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Visitors to John Wayne Marina near Sequim walk under colorful foliage in a small park at the marina entrance on Wednesday.

Fall in full color

Visitors to John Wayne Marina near Sequim on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, walk under colorful foliage in a small park at the marina entrance.… Continue reading

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Visitors to John Wayne Marina near Sequim walk under colorful foliage in a small park at the marina entrance on Wednesday.
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U.S. Navy veteran Lt. Cmdr Frank Hurlbut, 92, a resident of Sinclair Place assisted living community in Sequim, takes a teathered balloon ride with Capt. Crystal Stout of the Dream Catcher Balloon Program on Wednesday. Hurlbut, who as a Navy pilot during his time of service, was one a several Sinclair Place residents who were offered the opportunity to take short rides to enjoy the view.

Hot air balloon ride for local veteran

U.S. Navy veteran Lt. Cmdr. Frank Hurlbut, 92, takes a tethered balloon ride with Capt. Crystal Stout of the Dream Catcher Balloon Program on Veterans… Continue reading

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U.S. Navy veteran Lt. Cmdr Frank Hurlbut, 92, a resident of Sinclair Place assisted living community in Sequim, takes a teathered balloon ride with Capt. Crystal Stout of the Dream Catcher Balloon Program on Wednesday. Hurlbut, who as a Navy pilot during his time of service, was one a several Sinclair Place residents who were offered the opportunity to take short rides to enjoy the view.
About 30 Sequim residents gathered at the northeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street on Saturday to show their support for the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president and vice-president. Matthew Nash/ Olympic Peninsula News Group

Election celebrations across the Peninsula

Community members come out to show support for next president

About 30 Sequim residents gathered at the northeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street on Saturday to show their support for the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president and vice-president. Matthew Nash/ Olympic Peninsula News Group
Maxine Reid of Marysville uses a spotting scope to look for birds on Port Angeles Harbor from Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Wednesday. The location is popular with birders trying to spot water fowl of the Pacific Northwest. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Bird spotting

Maxine Reid of Marysville uses a spotting scope to look for birds on Port Angeles Harbor from Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Wednesday, Nov,… Continue reading

Maxine Reid of Marysville uses a spotting scope to look for birds on Port Angeles Harbor from Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Wednesday. The location is popular with birders trying to spot water fowl of the Pacific Northwest. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)