Keith Thorpe

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department worker Richard Foster picks up spent fireworks on Tuesday at Sail and Paddle Park on Ediz Hook. Despite a city-wide ban on fireworks on Port Angeles, many people purchased the devices in Clallam County and nearby Native American reservations and brought them into town for Independence Day celebrations. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Fireworks cleanup

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department worker Richard Foster picks up spent fireworks on Tuesday at Sail and Paddle Park on Ediz Hook. Despite a… Continue reading

 

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Rachele Brown, education manager for Feiro Marine Life Center in Port Angeles, displays a fish print shirt she had just created during the seasonal Junior Oceanographer summer camp for youngsters. The camps, which are sold out for the summer season, are designed for children to learn more about marine life and are held in conjunction with the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

Fresh fish prints in Port Angeles

Rachele Brown, education manager for Feiro Marine Life Center in Port Angeles, displays a fish print shirt she had just created during the seasonal Junior… Continue reading

 

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Tim Wheeler of Sequim, center left, and Lillian Easton of Port Angeles, hold signs in favor of reproductive rights during a rally that began at Planned Parenthood in Port Angeles and ended up at the Clallam County Courthouse. The pair were among about 80 people protesting on Wednesday against the recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe vs. Wade case that granted the right to an abortion in the United States.

Pro-choice rally

Tim Wheeler of Sequim, center left, and Lillian Easton of Port Angeles, hold signs in favor of reproductive rights during a rally that began at… Continue reading

 

Emily Volz of NatureBridge, left, explains how erosion changes the landscape as members of the Jacobs family of Port Angeles, from left, Monica, Emerson, 11, and Jack, 9, create a miniature flood plain during the Forever StreamFest environmental fair at Peninsula College in Port Angeles. The Saturday event, hosted by the Port Angeles Garden Club, featured a variety of displays and educational activities, along with music and guest speakers, geared toward protection of the air, water, forests, land and wildlife. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Learning about erosion at Forever StreamFest

Emily Volz of NatureBridge, right, explains how erosion changes the landscape as members of the Jacobs family of Port Angeles, from left, Monica, Emerson, 11,… Continue reading

Emily Volz of NatureBridge, left, explains how erosion changes the landscape as members of the Jacobs family of Port Angeles, from left, Monica, Emerson, 11, and Jack, 9, create a miniature flood plain during the Forever StreamFest environmental fair at Peninsula College in Port Angeles. The Saturday event, hosted by the Port Angeles Garden Club, featured a variety of displays and educational activities, along with music and guest speakers, geared toward protection of the air, water, forests, land and wildlife. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Volunteer Eric Lalonde, 15, of Port Angeles carries a roll of sod during a community work day on Friday at the pump track being built at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. The track, designed primarily for bicycles and other wheeled play vehicles, is being constructed by the Port Angeles Parks & Recreation Department in conjunction the Lincoln Park BMX Association with funding from a $350,000 grant from the state Recreation and Conservation Office, $100,000 in lodging tax grants from the city and Clallam County, business sponsorships, individual and community donations and a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Organizers have scheduled a grand opening for the facility for 5:30 p.m. on July 6.

Work on pump track proceeds

Volunteer Eric Lalonde, 15, of Port Angeles carries a roll of sod during a community work day Friday at the pump track being built at… Continue reading

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Volunteer Eric Lalonde, 15, of Port Angeles carries a roll of sod during a community work day on Friday at the pump track being built at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. The track, designed primarily for bicycles and other wheeled play vehicles, is being constructed by the Port Angeles Parks & Recreation Department in conjunction the Lincoln Park BMX Association with funding from a $350,000 grant from the state Recreation and Conservation Office, $100,000 in lodging tax grants from the city and Clallam County, business sponsorships, individual and community donations and a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Organizers have scheduled a grand opening for the facility for 5:30 p.m. on July 6.
Sue Boyd of Vancouver, B.C., explores a backyard garden at 806 E. Sixth St., in Port Angeles on Saturday, one of six locations featured in the 27th annual Petals & Pathways Home Garden Tour. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Taking in the glory of Petals & Pathways Garden Tour

B.J. Bjork of Gig Harbor, right, talks with homeowner David Whiting about his bed of walking Egyptian onions during Saturday’s 27th annual Petals & Pathways… Continue reading

Sue Boyd of Vancouver, B.C., explores a backyard garden at 806 E. Sixth St., in Port Angeles on Saturday, one of six locations featured in the 27th annual Petals & Pathways Home Garden Tour. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Carole Scholl of Port Angeles shows her support for women’s rights during a rally Saturday following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. For more on the rallies in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend, see Monday’s print and online editions. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Supporting women’s rights

Carole Scholl of Port Angeles shows her support for women’s rights during a rally Saturday following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v.… Continue reading

Carole Scholl of Port Angeles shows her support for women’s rights during a rally Saturday following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. For more on the rallies in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend, see Monday’s print and online editions. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Members of the Polge family from Raleigh, N.C., from left, parents Tami and Steven, and siblings Sebastian, 18, Anna, 15, Christina, 18, and Nico, 7, exmaine an informational display at the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge north of Sequim on Thursday. The refuge is sanctuary to a variety of Northwest wildlife and serves as the access point to the Dungeness Spit and the New Dungeness Lighthouse.

Dungeness visit for family

Members of the Polge family from Raleigh, N.C., from left, parents Tami and Steven, and siblings Sebastian, 18, Anna, 15, Christina, 18, and Nico, 7,… Continue reading

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Members of the Polge family from Raleigh, N.C., from left, parents Tami and Steven, and siblings Sebastian, 18, Anna, 15, Christina, 18, and Nico, 7, exmaine an informational display at the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge north of Sequim on Thursday. The refuge is sanctuary to a variety of Northwest wildlife and serves as the access point to the Dungeness Spit and the New Dungeness Lighthouse.
Mary Kelsoe of the Port Angeles Garden Club spreads topsoil in one of the decorative planters along the Esplanade along the Port Angeles waterfront on Wednesday. The planters, known as Billie Loo’s Garden after a longtime garden club member, are regularly maintained by fellow club members. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Decorative planters

Mary Kelsoe of the Port Angeles Garden Club spreads topsoil in one of the decorative planters along the Esplanade along the Port Angeles waterfront on… Continue reading

Mary Kelsoe of the Port Angeles Garden Club spreads topsoil in one of the decorative planters along the Esplanade along the Port Angeles waterfront on Wednesday. The planters, known as Billie Loo’s Garden after a longtime garden club member, are regularly maintained by fellow club members. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Moo-Moo waits for adoption at McKay Kitty City, the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society’s new cat shelter near Carlsborg. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Kitty City facility opens with space for 75 felines

New humane society shelter dedicated Saturday

Moo-Moo waits for adoption at McKay Kitty City, the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society’s new cat shelter near Carlsborg. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Crescent High School graduates, from left, Randy Lee, Isaac Elliott and Cody Larsen don their caps and gowns prior to Saturday's commencement on the school's athletic field in Joyce. A total of 13 seniors made up the Crescent Class of 2022.

Crescent graduates preparing to step into the future

Crescent High School graduates, Randy Lee, left, Isaac Elliott and Cody Larsen don their caps and gowns prior to Saturday’s commencement on the school’s athletic… Continue reading

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Crescent High School graduates, from left, Randy Lee, Isaac Elliott and Cody Larsen don their caps and gowns prior to Saturday's commencement on the school's athletic field in Joyce. A total of 13 seniors made up the Crescent Class of 2022.
Peninsula College graduate Mackenzie Hammond of Port Angeles, right, take a photograph of fellow students, from left, Myra Luong, Kyrissa Duncan and Julia Biciunas, all of Forks, prior to Saturday’s commencement ceremony at the school’s Port Angeles campus. About 250 students were expected to take part in the ceremony out of about 500 students eligible for degrees and certificates. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula College graduates

Peninsula College graduate Mackenzie Hammond of Port Angeles, right, take a photograph of fellow students, from left, Myra Luong, Kyrissa Duncan and Julia Biciunas, all… Continue reading

Peninsula College graduate Mackenzie Hammond of Port Angeles, right, take a photograph of fellow students, from left, Myra Luong, Kyrissa Duncan and Julia Biciunas, all of Forks, prior to Saturday’s commencement ceremony at the school’s Port Angeles campus. About 250 students were expected to take part in the ceremony out of about 500 students eligible for degrees and certificates. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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An excavator pulls apart the charred wreckage of the former Castaways Restaurant and Lounge on Thursday in Port Angeles. The resaturant, located at 1213 Marine Drive at Boat Haven West,  was destroyed by a fire of unknown origin on Jan. 31. Jim Bishop Excavating is performing the demolition.

Demolition begins for burned business in Port Angeles

An excavator pulls apart the charred wreckage of the former Castaways Restaurant and Lounge on Thursday in Port Angeles. The restaurant, located at 1213 Marine… Continue reading

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An excavator pulls apart the charred wreckage of the former Castaways Restaurant and Lounge on Thursday in Port Angeles. The resaturant, located at 1213 Marine Drive at Boat Haven West,  was destroyed by a fire of unknown origin on Jan. 31. Jim Bishop Excavating is performing the demolition.
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U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Shane Thompson, accompanied by his son, Malachi Thompson, 10, a member Junior American Citizens, carries a used flag for inceneration on Tuesday at the Northwest Veterans Service Center in Port Angeles on Flag Day. Overseeing the burning were Ginny Sturgeon, left, and Jan Urfer, right, members of the Michael Trebert chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which co-hosted the event with the Clallam County Veterans Association. Eleven used cotton flags were burned during Tuesday's Flag Retirement Ceremony.

Flag retirement ceremony held

U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Shane Thompson, accompanied by his son, Malachi Thompson, 10, a member of Junior American Citizens, carries a retiring flag… Continue reading

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U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Shane Thompson, accompanied by his son, Malachi Thompson, 10, a member Junior American Citizens, carries a used flag for inceneration on Tuesday at the Northwest Veterans Service Center in Port Angeles on Flag Day. Overseeing the burning were Ginny Sturgeon, left, and Jan Urfer, right, members of the Michael Trebert chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which co-hosted the event with the Clallam County Veterans Association. Eleven used cotton flags were burned during Tuesday's Flag Retirement Ceremony.
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Curtis Welcker of Freshwater Bay and Amy Joy Sedberry of Port Angeles walk along the tidal flats at Freshwater Bay County Park west of Port Angeles during Wednesday's lowest tide of the year at minus 2.62. Daily minus tides are predicted for most locations in Northwest Washington through the weekend

Lowest tide of year at Freshwater Bay

Curtis Welcker of Freshwater Bay and Amy Joy Sedberry of Port Angeles walk along the tidal flats at Freshwater Bay County Park west of Port… Continue reading

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Curtis Welcker of Freshwater Bay and Amy Joy Sedberry of Port Angeles walk along the tidal flats at Freshwater Bay County Park west of Port Angeles during Wednesday's lowest tide of the year at minus 2.62. Daily minus tides are predicted for most locations in Northwest Washington through the weekend
Special Olympian Deedra Hunter of Port Angeles takes a turn carrying the torch accompanied by fellow Olympian Bonny Ann Cates, left, and Chief Criminal Deputy Brian King of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office during Wednesday’s Law Enforcement Torch Run along a section of the Waterfront Trail in Port Angeles. The relay, which included representatives from the sheriff’s offices in Clallam and Jefferson counties, Port Angeles and Sequim police, tribal police from Lower Elwha Klallam and Jamestown S’Klallam, State Patrol, Quilcene firefighters, U.S. Border Patrol, state parks personnel and Olympic National Park rangers, as well as several Special Olympians, followed a route from the west side of Port Angeles at 7 a.m. to the Hood Canal Bridge to about 5 p.m. in support of Special Olympics, which provides sports training and athletic competition for individuals with disabilities. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Special Olympics torch run

Special Olympian Deedra Hunter of Port Angeles takes a turn carrying the torch accompanied by fellow Olympian Bonny Ann Cates, left, and Chief Criminal Deputy… Continue reading

Special Olympian Deedra Hunter of Port Angeles takes a turn carrying the torch accompanied by fellow Olympian Bonny Ann Cates, left, and Chief Criminal Deputy Brian King of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office during Wednesday’s Law Enforcement Torch Run along a section of the Waterfront Trail in Port Angeles. The relay, which included representatives from the sheriff’s offices in Clallam and Jefferson counties, Port Angeles and Sequim police, tribal police from Lower Elwha Klallam and Jamestown S’Klallam, State Patrol, Quilcene firefighters, U.S. Border Patrol, state parks personnel and Olympic National Park rangers, as well as several Special Olympians, followed a route from the west side of Port Angeles at 7 a.m. to the Hood Canal Bridge to about 5 p.m. in support of Special Olympics, which provides sports training and athletic competition for individuals with disabilities. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Townsend High School’s Sidda Hayes, Macy Smith, Charlotte Falge and Maddi Witheridge look over Tusker Behrenfeld’s mortar board to decipher the meaning. Eighty-two seniors received their diplomas before family and friends during the 132nd Commencement at McCurdy Pavilion on Friday night. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Chimacum, Port Townsend high school classes graduate

Port Townsend High School’s Sidda Hayes, Macy Smith, Charlotte Falge and Maddi Witheridge look over Tusker Behrenfeld’s mortar board to decipher the meaning. Eighty-two seniors… Continue reading

Port Townsend High School’s Sidda Hayes, Macy Smith, Charlotte Falge and Maddi Witheridge look over Tusker Behrenfeld’s mortar board to decipher the meaning. Eighty-two seniors received their diplomas before family and friends during the 132nd Commencement at McCurdy Pavilion on Friday night. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
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Team Imua members Thiago Silva, left, and Connor Jones, from Mill Valley, CA. pause to reflect on their 70 mile overnight row from Tacoma to Port Townsend to win the annual Seventy48 race for non motorized watercraft. One Hundred twenty-three entrants started the 70 mile race at 7:00 PM Friday from Commencement Bay in Tacoma and they have 48 hours to complete the journey. Team Imua completed the trek in just over 9 and a half hours and taking home the approx. $5300.00 winners prize.

Seventy48 winners paddle in to Port Townsend

Team Imua members Thiago Silva, left, and Connor Jones from Mill Valley, Calif., pause to reflect on their 70-mile overnight row from Tacoma to Port… Continue reading

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Team Imua members Thiago Silva, left, and Connor Jones, from Mill Valley, CA. pause to reflect on their 70 mile overnight row from Tacoma to Port Townsend to win the annual Seventy48 race for non motorized watercraft. One Hundred twenty-three entrants started the 70 mile race at 7:00 PM Friday from Commencement Bay in Tacoma and they have 48 hours to complete the journey. Team Imua completed the trek in just over 9 and a half hours and taking home the approx. $5300.00 winners prize.
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Port Angeles High School graduates, from left, Hannah Basden, Zoe Smithson, Peyton Rudd and Jenna McGoiff inflate balloons that will adorn a car taking part in Friday's graduation parade through the streets of Port Angeles from Ediz Hook to the high school. The parade, which was developed to honor graduates after COVID-19 forced the cancellation of commencement in 2020, was kept as a prelude to the conventional ceremony at Port Angeles Civic Field.

Graduates parade through Port Angeles

Port Angeles High School graduates, from left, Hannah Basden, Zoe Smithson, Peyton Rudd and Jenna McGoff inflate balloons that will adorn a car taking part… Continue reading

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Port Angeles High School graduates, from left, Hannah Basden, Zoe Smithson, Peyton Rudd and Jenna McGoiff inflate balloons that will adorn a car taking part in Friday's graduation parade through the streets of Port Angeles from Ediz Hook to the high school. The parade, which was developed to honor graduates after COVID-19 forced the cancellation of commencement in 2020, was kept as a prelude to the conventional ceremony at Port Angeles Civic Field.
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Tim O’Neill, Ginger Fortier and Honey Neimann, all from Port Townsend and members of Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation, pick weeds and do other clean up at Dahlia Park, on the corner of 10th St. and Sims Way in Port Townsend on Wednesday afternoon. The association took over the maintenance of the garden from the city in 2003 and volunteers like these make certain the park is always looking nice and appropriate for the season.

Garden grooming in Port Townsend

Tim O’Neill, Ginger Fortier and Honey Neimann, all from Port Townsend and members of Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation, pick weeds and do other clean… Continue reading

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Tim O’Neill, Ginger Fortier and Honey Neimann, all from Port Townsend and members of Jefferson County Master Gardeners Foundation, pick weeds and do other clean up at Dahlia Park, on the corner of 10th St. and Sims Way in Port Townsend on Wednesday afternoon. The association took over the maintenance of the garden from the city in 2003 and volunteers like these make certain the park is always looking nice and appropriate for the season.