Keith Thorpe

The camp host for the Point Hudson campground has their corner of the RV park decorated for Halloween. While many annual Halloween events have been cancelled this year due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the health officer for North Olympic Peninsula believes that normal trick-or-treating for kids can be done safely tonight. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Spooky sightings

The camp host for the Point Hudson campground has their corner of the RV park decorated for Halloween. While many annual Halloween events have been… Continue reading

The camp host for the Point Hudson campground has their corner of the RV park decorated for Halloween. While many annual Halloween events have been cancelled this year due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the health officer for North Olympic Peninsula believes that normal trick-or-treating for kids can be done safely tonight. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)
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Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department seasonal worker Destiny Walters removes unwanted growth from the garden in front of the Port Angeles welcome sign at Lincoln Street and Lauridsen Boulevard on Wednesday. The sign includes a greeting dto visitors in the Klallam language.

Welcome weeding at Port Angeles sign

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department seasonal worker Destiny Walters removes unwanted growth from the garden in front of the Port Angeles welcome sign at… Continue reading

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Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department seasonal worker Destiny Walters removes unwanted growth from the garden in front of the Port Angeles welcome sign at Lincoln Street and Lauridsen Boulevard on Wednesday. The sign includes a greeting dto visitors in the Klallam language.
Ryan Belardi, 8, rides a zipline Wednesday at the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield as siblings James Belardi, 6, and Hayleigh Belardi, 2, along with their mother, Rachel Belardi, all of Port Angeles, wait at the launch platform. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Weekend sale to raise money for security lighting

Foundation board members donating funds

Ryan Belardi, 8, rides a zipline Wednesday at the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield as siblings James Belardi, 6, and Hayleigh Belardi, 2, along with their mother, Rachel Belardi, all of Port Angeles, wait at the launch platform. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Rachel Hill, the e-commerce lead for the Port Townsend Safeway, cuts the ribbon during the store's "Grand Reopening" on Wednesday while surrounded by current and retired employees of the store. Hill has worked for the Port Townsend grocery store for 32 years. 
The reopening is celebrating the completion of a four-month remodel for the store that began after the Fourth of July. The remodel brought in new refrigeration units, display windows for the departments like the deli and meat/seafood, new paint and a new "Ready? Go" section of pre-cooked meals. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend Safeway celebrates remodel

Rachel Hill, the e-commerce lead for the Port Townsend Safeway, cuts the ribbon during the store’s “Grand Reopening” on Wednesday while surrounded by current and… Continue reading

Rachel Hill, the e-commerce lead for the Port Townsend Safeway, cuts the ribbon during the store's "Grand Reopening" on Wednesday while surrounded by current and retired employees of the store. Hill has worked for the Port Townsend grocery store for 32 years. 
The reopening is celebrating the completion of a four-month remodel for the store that began after the Fourth of July. The remodel brought in new refrigeration units, display windows for the departments like the deli and meat/seafood, new paint and a new "Ready? Go" section of pre-cooked meals. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)
Jeffery Evalt of Sequim and his dog Rex look for agates and other interesting rocks along the shore of Sequim Bay as wind-driven waves churn behind him on Tuesday. Blustery winds, the remnants of a strong storm system that visited the region on Sunday and Monday, rolled across the bay, pushing water against the shoreline. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Choppy waters

Jeffery Evalt of Sequim and his dog Rex look for agates and other interesting rocks along the shore of Sequim Bay as wind-driven waves churn… Continue reading

Jeffery Evalt of Sequim and his dog Rex look for agates and other interesting rocks along the shore of Sequim Bay as wind-driven waves churn behind him on Tuesday. Blustery winds, the remnants of a strong storm system that visited the region on Sunday and Monday, rolled across the bay, pushing water against the shoreline. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Six-year-old Rocky Bright of Port Angeles picks his pumpkin at the start of a pumpkin carving workshop hosted by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center on Saturday. The event was part of the center's Celebration of Shadows Fall Festival, which included carved pumpkin judging, a shadow puppet theater workshop and the "Chasing Shadows" gallery show.

Carving some great pumpkins

Rocky Bright, 6, of Port Angeles picks his pumpkin at the start of a pumpkin carving workshop hosted by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center… Continue reading

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Six-year-old Rocky Bright of Port Angeles picks his pumpkin at the start of a pumpkin carving workshop hosted by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center on Saturday. The event was part of the center's Celebration of Shadows Fall Festival, which included carved pumpkin judging, a shadow puppet theater workshop and the "Chasing Shadows" gallery show.
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Officer Mike Johnson of the Port Angeles Police Department accepts a drop-off of unwanted drugs on Saturday in the parking lot of the Clallam County Courthouse as part the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The annual event, organized by the U.S. Drdug Enforcement Administration, allowed people to get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal.

Drug Take Back Day

Officer Mike Johnson of the Port Angeles Police Department accepts a drop-off of unwanted drugs on Saturday in the parking lot of the Clallam County… Continue reading

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Officer Mike Johnson of the Port Angeles Police Department accepts a drop-off of unwanted drugs on Saturday in the parking lot of the Clallam County Courthouse as part the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The annual event, organized by the U.S. Drdug Enforcement Administration, allowed people to get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal.
Ham radio operator Kathleen Reiter, training coordinator for Amateur Radio Emergency Services, relays radio messages outside the county courthouse during Thursday’s Great ShakeOut, an international drill to practice how to drop, cover and hold in the event of an earthquake. In Clallam County, numerous schools and other agencies practiced what to do in an emergency. Included in the drill was the sounding of tsunami sirens across the state. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Great ShakeOut

Ham radio operator Kathleen Reiter, training coordinator for Amateur Radio Emergency Services, relays radio messages outside the county courthouse during Thursday’s Great ShakeOut, an international… Continue reading

Ham radio operator Kathleen Reiter, training coordinator for Amateur Radio Emergency Services, relays radio messages outside the county courthouse during Thursday’s Great ShakeOut, an international drill to practice how to drop, cover and hold in the event of an earthquake. In Clallam County, numerous schools and other agencies practiced what to do in an emergency. Included in the drill was the sounding of tsunami sirens across the state. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Glen Wade of Port Angeles encourages his son, Yuli Schutz-Wade, 2 1/2, to go down a tall slide on Thursday on the playground at Dungeness Recreation Area north of Sequim. The area is a popular spot to camp and hike, and provides access to Dungeness Spit and the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.

Day at the park

Glen Wade of Port Angeles encourages his son, Yuli Schutz-Wade, 2 1/2, to go down a tall slide on Thursday on the playground at Dungeness… Continue reading

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Glen Wade of Port Angeles encourages his son, Yuli Schutz-Wade, 2 1/2, to go down a tall slide on Thursday on the playground at Dungeness Recreation Area north of Sequim. The area is a popular spot to camp and hike, and provides access to Dungeness Spit and the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.
A dog walker crosses a foot bridge on Wednesday at the Japanese garden at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim. The park, a tribute to Sequim’s sister city, Yamasaki, Hyōgo, Japan, now part of Shisō City, is a popular place of tranquility in the bustle of the city. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Japanese garden

A dog walker crosses a foot bridge on Wednesday at the Japanese garden at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim. The park, a tribute to Sequim’s… Continue reading

A dog walker crosses a foot bridge on Wednesday at the Japanese garden at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim. The park, a tribute to Sequim’s sister city, Yamasaki, Hyōgo, Japan, now part of Shisō City, is a popular place of tranquility in the bustle of the city. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Emily Roberts of Seattle stops to take a photograph of fall colors along the Elwha River in Olympic National Park. As autumn foliage reaches its peak on the North Olympic Peninsula, many trees are a riotous mix of reds, yellows and golds. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula beauty

Emily Roberts of Seattle stops to take a photograph of fall colors along the Elwha River in Olympic National Park. As autumn foliage reaches its… Continue reading

Emily Roberts of Seattle stops to take a photograph of fall colors along the Elwha River in Olympic National Park. As autumn foliage reaches its peak on the North Olympic Peninsula, many trees are a riotous mix of reds, yellows and golds. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Stairclimbers, from left, Tim Davis, Margie Brueckner, Matt Aston and Esther McKellar of the Port Angeles Fire Department, practice ascending the Laurel Street Stairs above downtown Port Angeles on Saturday in preparation for next spring’s 31st annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on March 13 at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. The climb, a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, requires firefighters and emergency personnel to make a timed ascent of the 788-foot skyscraper’s 69 flights of stairs to help fund cancer research. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Taking the stairs for a good cause

Stairclimbers, from left, Tim Davis, Margie Brueckner, Matt Aston and Esther McKellar of the Port Angeles Fire Department, practice ascending the Laurel Street Stairs above… Continue reading

Stairclimbers, from left, Tim Davis, Margie Brueckner, Matt Aston and Esther McKellar of the Port Angeles Fire Department, practice ascending the Laurel Street Stairs above downtown Port Angeles on Saturday in preparation for next spring’s 31st annual LLS Firefighter Stairclimb on March 13 at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. The climb, a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, requires firefighters and emergency personnel to make a timed ascent of the 788-foot skyscraper’s 69 flights of stairs to help fund cancer research. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Members of the Pease family of Sequim, from left, father, Craig, children Addison, 12, Alayna, 10 and Alivia, 3, and mother, Bambi, examine an information kiosk at Salt Creek Recreation Area north of Joyce last week. The group was exploring places on the North Olympic Peninsula. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Outdoor exploration

Members of the Pease family of Sequim, from left, father, Craig, children Addison, 12, Alayna, 10 and Alivia, 3, and mother, Bambi, examine an information… Continue reading

Members of the Pease family of Sequim, from left, father, Craig, children Addison, 12, Alayna, 10 and Alivia, 3, and mother, Bambi, examine an information kiosk at Salt Creek Recreation Area north of Joyce last week. The group was exploring places on the North Olympic Peninsula. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Quinton Chastain of Olympia carries an insulated barrel on Thursday while setting up an outdoor kitchen for this weekend's Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival near the Port Angeles waterfront. The three-day festival begins today

Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival begins near Port Angeles waterfront

Quinton Chastain of Olympia carries an insulated barrel on Thursday while setting up an outdoor kitchen for this weekend’s Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival near… Continue reading

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Quinton Chastain of Olympia carries an insulated barrel on Thursday while setting up an outdoor kitchen for this weekend's Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival near the Port Angeles waterfront. The three-day festival begins today
Floyd Liljedahl, left, and Kathy Moses, both of Port Angeles, remove weeds from a garden plot planted for the benefit of the Port Angeles Food Bank on Wednesday at the Fifth Street Community Garden. They have been harvesting fresh vegetables for distribution from the food bank. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Vegetable harvest

Floyd Liljedahl, left, and Kathy Moses, both of Port Angeles, remove weeds from a garden plot planted for the benefit of the Port Angeles Food… Continue reading

Floyd Liljedahl, left, and Kathy Moses, both of Port Angeles, remove weeds from a garden plot planted for the benefit of the Port Angeles Food Bank on Wednesday at the Fifth Street Community Garden. They have been harvesting fresh vegetables for distribution from the food bank. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
A bicyclist makes his way across a bridge on the Olympic Discovery Trail at Sequim Bay State Park on Saturday. The 210-foot-long bridge, which spans a small stream that passes through the park, was constructed in 2017. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Over the river and through the woods

A bicyclist makes his way across a bridge on the Olympic Discovery Trail at Sequim Bay State Park on Saturday. The 210-foot-long bridge, which spans… Continue reading

A bicyclist makes his way across a bridge on the Olympic Discovery Trail at Sequim Bay State Park on Saturday. The 210-foot-long bridge, which spans a small stream that passes through the park, was constructed in 2017. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles High School’s Samantha Robbins and Lance Menes stand together as homecoming senior queen and king before the school’s homecoming parade on Friday. The pair presided over festivities at the Roughriders’ football game on Friday night against the Kennedy Catholic Lancers. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Homecoming royalty named in Port Angeles

Port Angeles High School’s Samantha Robbins and Lance Menes stand together as homecoming senior queen and king before the school’s homecoming parade on Friday. The… Continue reading

Port Angeles High School’s Samantha Robbins and Lance Menes stand together as homecoming senior queen and king before the school’s homecoming parade on Friday. The pair presided over festivities at the Roughriders’ football game on Friday night against the Kennedy Catholic Lancers. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles High School sophomore Madeline Irwin, center, plays flute through a hole in her mask with other members of the school’s marching band at the start of Friday’s homecoming parade from the Clallam County Courthouse to Port Angeles Civic Field. The Port Angeles Roughriders were defeated by the Kennedy Catholic Lancers 40-7 in Friday night’s football game. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

PAHS Homecoming parade

Port Angeles High School sophomore Madeline Irwin, center, plays flute through a hole in her mask with other members of the school’s marching band at… Continue reading

Port Angeles High School sophomore Madeline Irwin, center, plays flute through a hole in her mask with other members of the school’s marching band at the start of Friday’s homecoming parade from the Clallam County Courthouse to Port Angeles Civic Field. The Port Angeles Roughriders were defeated by the Kennedy Catholic Lancers 40-7 in Friday night’s football game. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles Parks & Recreation Department employee Jessica Adams pressure washes the Laurel Street stairs behind the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain in downtown Port Angeles on Wednesday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Sprucing up stairs

Port Angeles Parks & Recreation Department employee Jessica Adams pressure washes the Laurel Street stairs behind the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain in downtown Port Angeles… Continue reading

Port Angeles Parks & Recreation Department employee Jessica Adams pressure washes the Laurel Street stairs behind the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain in downtown Port Angeles on Wednesday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Signs mark the closure of the Waterfront Trail portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail at the Morse Creek trailhead east of Port Angeles on Tuesday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Trail repairs for Olympic Discovery Trail

Waterfront Trail portion

Signs mark the closure of the Waterfront Trail portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail at the Morse Creek trailhead east of Port Angeles on Tuesday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)