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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)
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Volunteers work on Saturday to erect an events tent that will cover a temporary ice skating rink, the centerpiece of the Port Angeles Ice Village. Normally held durring the winter months but delayed until spring due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's skating will open on Friday and run through April 18 in a city-owned parking lot in the 100 block of West Front Street in downtown Port Angles. Skating will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Port Angeles Ice Village taking shape

Volunteers work on Saturday to erect an events tent that will cover a temporary ice skating rink, the centerpiece of the Port Angeles Ice Village.… Continue reading

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Volunteers work on Saturday to erect an events tent that will cover a temporary ice skating rink, the centerpiece of the Port Angeles Ice Village. Normally held durring the winter months but delayed until spring due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's skating will open on Friday and run through April 18 in a city-owned parking lot in the 100 block of West Front Street in downtown Port Angles. Skating will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Videographer Paul Mailman of Santa Monica, Calif.,-based Furlined Commercial Production Co. films building exteriors of the Richard B. Anderson Federal Building in Port Angeles on Friday for an upcoming commercial for a cell phone service provider. The crew spent Friday afternoon taping scenes from around downtown and were scheduled to record a scene with live actors Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Prepping for commercial shoot on Peninsula

Videographer Paul Mailman of Santa Monica, Calif.,-based Furlined Commercial Production Co. films building exteriors of the Richard B. Anderson Federal Building in Port Angeles on… Continue reading

Videographer Paul Mailman of Santa Monica, Calif.,-based Furlined Commercial Production Co. films building exteriors of the Richard B. Anderson Federal Building in Port Angeles on Friday for an upcoming commercial for a cell phone service provider. The crew spent Friday afternoon taping scenes from around downtown and were scheduled to record a scene with live actors Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Richard Brandt of Lakeside Industries uses a steam roller on a layer of sand on Thursday to create a level surface that will become the base for a temporary ice skating rink in a city parking lot along Front Street in downtown Port Angeles. The rink wil be the centerpiece for the annual Port Angeles Ice Village, which would normally be held in the winter months but was moved to spring because of restrictions imposed by COVID-19. Skating is scheduled to begin on March 19 and run through April 18.

Smooth moves for Ice Village preparations

Richard Brandt of Lakeside Industries uses a steam roller on a layer of sand Thursday to create a level surface that will become the base… Continue reading

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Richard Brandt of Lakeside Industries uses a steam roller on a layer of sand on Thursday to create a level surface that will become the base for a temporary ice skating rink in a city parking lot along Front Street in downtown Port Angeles. The rink wil be the centerpiece for the annual Port Angeles Ice Village, which would normally be held in the winter months but was moved to spring because of restrictions imposed by COVID-19. Skating is scheduled to begin on March 19 and run through April 18.
Port Angeles Parks and Recreation worker Darryl Anderson, left, signals to bulldozer operator Leon Leonard as fellow employee Brooke Keohokalole curls up a guide rope after the dragon mosaic from the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield is lowered onto a trailer earlier this week in Port Angeles. Demolition has begun on the mostly wooden playground, originally built by volunteer labor in September 2002, to make way for modernized playground equipment later this year. The dragon, which once had a playground slide coming from its nose, will be put into storage and later incorporated into the new playground. (Keith Thorpe /Peninsula Daily News)

Playground pieces

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation worker Darryl Anderson, left, signals to bulldozer operator Leon Leonard as fellow employee Brooke Keohokalole curls up a guide rope… Continue reading

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation worker Darryl Anderson, left, signals to bulldozer operator Leon Leonard as fellow employee Brooke Keohokalole curls up a guide rope after the dragon mosaic from the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield is lowered onto a trailer earlier this week in Port Angeles. Demolition has begun on the mostly wooden playground, originally built by volunteer labor in September 2002, to make way for modernized playground equipment later this year. The dragon, which once had a playground slide coming from its nose, will be put into storage and later incorporated into the new playground. (Keith Thorpe /Peninsula Daily News)
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Bagpiper Erik Evans of Port Angeles, right, leads children and staff members down Francis Street from the old clubhouse of the Port Angeles Unit of the Boys & Girls Club to the new Turner Clubhouse on its first day of occupancy on Friday.

New clubhouse opens for Port Angeles children

Boys Girls Clubs project doubles size of old facility

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Bagpiper Erik Evans of Port Angeles, right, leads children and staff members down Francis Street from the old clubhouse of the Port Angeles Unit of the Boys & Girls Club to the new Turner Clubhouse on its first day of occupancy on Friday.
Joan and Bill Henry of Sequim stroll along the Johnson Creek Trestle, part of the Olympic Discovery Trail spanning Johnson Creek east of Sequim. The 410-foot-long trestle was refurbished in 2003 from a former railroad span and opened to pedestrian traffic. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Spanning the trestle

Joan and Bill Henry of Sequim stroll along the Johnson Creek Trestle, part of the Olympic Discovery Trail spanning Johnson Creek east of Sequim. The… Continue reading

Joan and Bill Henry of Sequim stroll along the Johnson Creek Trestle, part of the Olympic Discovery Trail spanning Johnson Creek east of Sequim. The 410-foot-long trestle was refurbished in 2003 from a former railroad span and opened to pedestrian traffic. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Beach walkers stroll beneath the bluffs on the shore of Sequim Bay near Marlyn Nelson County Park at Port Williams east of Sequim on Saturday. The area is popular with beachcombers and offers views of Protection Island and the Miller Peninsula. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Views from the beach

Beach walkers stroll beneath the bluffs on the shore of Sequim Bay near Marlyn Nelson County Park at Port Williams east of Sequim on Saturday.… Continue reading

Beach walkers stroll beneath the bluffs on the shore of Sequim Bay near Marlyn Nelson County Park at Port Williams east of Sequim on Saturday. The area is popular with beachcombers and offers views of Protection Island and the Miller Peninsula. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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A tree removal crew from Chehalis-based Corruco Reforestation gathers cut branches from a tree being removed for being a danger to a nearby power transmission line west of Port Angeles.

BPA takes out ‘danger trees’

Works aims to protect transmission line to West End

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A tree removal crew from Chehalis-based Corruco Reforestation gathers cut branches from a tree being removed for being a danger to a nearby power transmission line west of Port Angeles.