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Port Ludlow’s Mia Torres, 20, performs six of her original songs during the Concerts on the Dock on Thursday at Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend. The performance was part of the grand finale of free outdoor summer concerts. Port Townsend Main Street and Soundcheck joined forces, with live music beginning at 2 p.m. and continuing into the evening. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Concert on the dock

Port Ludlow’s Mia Torres, 20, performs six of her original songs during the Concerts on the Dock on Thursday at Pope Marine Park in Port… Continue reading

Port Ludlow’s Mia Torres, 20, performs six of her original songs during the Concerts on the Dock on Thursday at Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend. The performance was part of the grand finale of free outdoor summer concerts. Port Townsend Main Street and Soundcheck joined forces, with live music beginning at 2 p.m. and continuing into the evening. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
A construction crew prepares support structures for a new elevated walkway that will link the historic railroad trestle to the Dungeness River Nature Center at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim and the existing Olympic Discovery Trail. The work is part of a project to restore the floodplain of the Dungeness River while providing improved access to the plaza of the recently opened nature center. The new walkway will include a bypass span, providing a direct route for pedestrians and bicyclists using the trail. Work is expected to be completed this fall. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Railroad bridge construction

A construction crew prepares support structures for a new elevated walkway that will link the historic railroad trestle to the Dungeness River Nature Center at… Continue reading

A construction crew prepares support structures for a new elevated walkway that will link the historic railroad trestle to the Dungeness River Nature Center at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim and the existing Olympic Discovery Trail. The work is part of a project to restore the floodplain of the Dungeness River while providing improved access to the plaza of the recently opened nature center. The new walkway will include a bypass span, providing a direct route for pedestrians and bicyclists using the trail. Work is expected to be completed this fall. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Frances Charles, chairwoman of the Lower Elwha Klallanm Tribe, right, talks about items representaing native heritage as tribal members Dawn Stephan, holding a Pendleton blanket, left, and Tessa Velasco, holding a drum, listen in during a kick-off celebration for a newly-established Indian Child Welfare Court on Wednesday at the Clallam County Juvenile Services Center in Port Angeles. The court, developed through the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, will serve and assist Native American families whose children have been found to be dependent on the state.

Youth court kickoff in Port Angeles

Frances Charles, chairwoman of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, right, talks about items representing native heritage as tribal members Dawn Stephan, holding a Pendleton blanket,… Continue reading

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Frances Charles, chairwoman of the Lower Elwha Klallanm Tribe, right, talks about items representaing native heritage as tribal members Dawn Stephan, holding a Pendleton blanket, left, and Tessa Velasco, holding a drum, listen in during a kick-off celebration for a newly-established Indian Child Welfare Court on Wednesday at the Clallam County Juvenile Services Center in Port Angeles. The court, developed through the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, will serve and assist Native American families whose children have been found to be dependent on the state.
Carol Riley of Port Ludlow receives a free first aid kit from Apple Martine, director of Jefferson County Public Health, during the emergency preparedness demonstrations at HJ Carroll Park in Chimacum on Saturday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Emergency preparedness

Carol Riley of Port Ludlow receives a free first aid kit from Apple Martine, director of Jefferson County Public Health, during the emergency preparedness demonstrations… Continue reading

Carol Riley of Port Ludlow receives a free first aid kit from Apple Martine, director of Jefferson County Public Health, during the emergency preparedness demonstrations at HJ Carroll Park in Chimacum on Saturday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Sophia Murphy, 8, of Port Angeles walks around the show ring with her alpaca, Julie, during Saturday’s alpaca costume parade at the Clallam County Fair. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Weekend at the fair

Sophia Murphy, 8, of Port Angeles walks around the show ring with her alpaca, Julie, during Saturday’s alpaca costume parade at the Clallam County Fair.… Continue reading

Sophia Murphy, 8, of Port Angeles walks around the show ring with her alpaca, Julie, during Saturday’s alpaca costume parade at the Clallam County Fair. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Tyler McCarthey, 10, of Sequim, a member of the East Clallam County Livestock 4H Club, scrubs the hind legs of Glory, a Jersey cow, as his mother, Sarah McCarthey, owner of Dungeness Valley Creamery, holds a tail during preparation for the Clallam County Fair on Wednesday in Port Angeles. The four-day exhibition opens today at the county fairgrounds. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Preparing for the fair

Tyler McCarthey, 10, of Sequim, a member of the East Clallam County Livestock 4H Club, scrubs the hind legs of Glory, a Jersey cow, as… Continue reading

Tyler McCarthey, 10, of Sequim, a member of the East Clallam County Livestock 4H Club, scrubs the hind legs of Glory, a Jersey cow, as his mother, Sarah McCarthey, owner of Dungeness Valley Creamery, holds a tail during preparation for the Clallam County Fair on Wednesday in Port Angeles. The four-day exhibition opens today at the county fairgrounds. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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A group of Revolutionary War re-enactors, playing part of British soldiers, fire their guns during a mock battle during the 2022 NW Colonial Festival at the George Washington Inn and Estate near Agnew. The eighth-annual event featured historical demonstrations, childrens activities, educational discussions about life in the 1700s and skirmishes between British Regulars and a colonial militia.

Ready, aim, history at Colonial Festival

A group of Revolutionary War re-enactors, playing part of British soldiers, fire their guns during a mock battle during the 2022 NW Colonial Festival at… Continue reading

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A group of Revolutionary War re-enactors, playing part of British soldiers, fire their guns during a mock battle during the 2022 NW Colonial Festival at the George Washington Inn and Estate near Agnew. The eighth-annual event featured historical demonstrations, childrens activities, educational discussions about life in the 1700s and skirmishes between British Regulars and a colonial militia.
Dr. Michael Maxwell, CEO of the North Olympic Healthcare Network, conducts a short tour of the organization’s future Eastside Health Center at 1026 E. First St. in Port Angeles during an open house on Saturday. The clinic, located in the former Edna’s Place building, will house medical services and administrative offices with an opening scheduled for late December. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Clinic open house

Dr. Michael Maxwell, CEO of the North Olympic Healthcare Network, conducts a short tour of the organization’s future Eastside Health Center at 1026 E. First… Continue reading

Dr. Michael Maxwell, CEO of the North Olympic Healthcare Network, conducts a short tour of the organization’s future Eastside Health Center at 1026 E. First St. in Port Angeles during an open house on Saturday. The clinic, located in the former Edna’s Place building, will house medical services and administrative offices with an opening scheduled for late December. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
A giant Pacific octopus swims in its tank at Feiro Marine Science Center at Port Angeles City Pier while fans of the creature cast ballots for a name in an online poll, which ended Thursday afternoon. Octomatic was the people’s choice with 54.1 percent of 1,123 votes cast, winning out over Olive with 39 percent, Cranberry with 3.9 percent, Toby with 2 percent and Bobbie with 0.9 percent. The octopus, which was captured in Agate Bay north of Joyce, will reside at Feiro until it reaches maturity, and then it will be released in the area of where it was found. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Octopus named

A giant Pacific octopus swims in its tank at Feiro Marine Science Center at Port Angeles City Pier while fans of the creature cast ballots… Continue reading

A giant Pacific octopus swims in its tank at Feiro Marine Science Center at Port Angeles City Pier while fans of the creature cast ballots for a name in an online poll, which ended Thursday afternoon. Octomatic was the people’s choice with 54.1 percent of 1,123 votes cast, winning out over Olive with 39 percent, Cranberry with 3.9 percent, Toby with 2 percent and Bobbie with 0.9 percent. The octopus, which was captured in Agate Bay north of Joyce, will reside at Feiro until it reaches maturity, and then it will be released in the area of where it was found. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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The Sturgeon Moon, the last full supermoon of the year, emerges behind Port Townsend's Marrowstone Island and the distant Cascades, on Thursday night. The reddish color is due to the smoke from the fires in eastern Washington.

Sturgeon Moon over Marrowstone Island

The Sturgeon Moon, the last full supermoon of the year, emerges behind Port Townsend’s Marrowstone Island and the distant Cascades, on Thursday night. The reddish… Continue reading

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The Sturgeon Moon, the last full supermoon of the year, emerges behind Port Townsend's Marrowstone Island and the distant Cascades, on Thursday night. The reddish color is due to the smoke from the fires in eastern Washington.
Gloria Fitzpatrick, 6, of Port Angeles enjoys a slice of blackberry pie a la mode during Saturday’s Joyce Daze celebration. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Joyce Daze

an ax with a key-shaped attachment — to Blackberry… Continue reading

Gloria Fitzpatrick, 6, of Port Angeles enjoys a slice of blackberry pie a la mode during Saturday’s Joyce Daze celebration. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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A wind foiler makes their way across the waters of Port Angeles Harbor against a backdrop of the tanker ship Almi Explorer. Moderate breezes from the Strait of Juan de Fuca made for pleasant conditions for wind-driven sports.

Breezy beauty in Port Angeles Harbor

A wind foiler makes their way across the waters of Port Angeles Harbor against a backdrop of the tanker ship Almi Explorer. Moderate breezes from… Continue reading

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A wind foiler makes their way across the waters of Port Angeles Harbor against a backdrop of the tanker ship Almi Explorer. Moderate breezes from the Strait of Juan de Fuca made for pleasant conditions for wind-driven sports.
Liam Owens of Sequim, 11, pushes his brother, Kamden Owens, 2 1/2, on a swing at the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. The pair were among dozens of children taking advantage of the year-old volunteer-built playground. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

In the swing of things

Liam Owens of Sequim, 11, pushes his brother, Kamden Owens, 2 1/2, on a swing at the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles.… Continue reading

Liam Owens of Sequim, 11, pushes his brother, Kamden Owens, 2 1/2, on a swing at the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. The pair were among dozens of children taking advantage of the year-old volunteer-built playground. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Remotely operated vehicle teammates Stella Fradkin, left, and Cate Chance, both 12 from Port Angeles, make final adjustments to their underwater craft before competing in an obstical course on Friday at the swimming pool of the Red Lion Hotel in Port Angeles. Four teams of the Feiro Marine Life Center's summer ROV camp took part in a competition to put their vechicles through a series of tasks with points awarded for accuracy and time.

Final checks on ROV mission

Remotely operated vehicle teammates Stella Fradkin, left, and Cate Chance from Port Angeles, both 12, make final adjustments to their underwater craft before competing in… Continue reading

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Remotely operated vehicle teammates Stella Fradkin, left, and Cate Chance, both 12 from Port Angeles, make final adjustments to their underwater craft before competing in an obstical course on Friday at the swimming pool of the Red Lion Hotel in Port Angeles. Four teams of the Feiro Marine Life Center's summer ROV camp took part in a competition to put their vechicles through a series of tasks with points awarded for accuracy and time.
Lincoln Theater co-owner Marty Marchant looks at the exposed rafters of the theater on Saturday after they were uncovered by workers who removed the ceiling the previous week. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Lincoln Theater transformation a step closer

Demolition phase completed with removal of ceiling

Lincoln Theater co-owner Marty Marchant looks at the exposed rafters of the theater on Saturday after they were uncovered by workers who removed the ceiling the previous week. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Landon Williams, 8, of Lakewood watches a young giant Pacific octopus in its tank on Thursday at Feiro Marine Life Center at Port Angeles City Pier.

Feiro gains a giant Pacific octopus

Unnamed addition first in five years

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Landon Williams, 8, of Lakewood watches a young giant Pacific octopus in its tank on Thursday at Feiro Marine Life Center at Port Angeles City Pier.
A great blue heron keeps a keen eye out for prey while standing on a stump at Chinese Gardens in the North Beach neighborhood of Port Townsend. Herons are only one of the many water fowl that can be seen at the lagoon year round. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Standing watch

A great blue heron keeps a keen eye out for prey while standing on a stump at Chinese Gardens in the North Beach neighborhood of… Continue reading

A great blue heron keeps a keen eye out for prey while standing on a stump at Chinese Gardens in the North Beach neighborhood of Port Townsend. Herons are only one of the many water fowl that can be seen at the lagoon year round. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
“Island hopper” safety personnel race to the Starts & Stripes boat after driver Burt Roberts and navigator Nichole Heaton left the Extreme Sports Park track and crashed nose-first through a safety fence on Saturday during sprint boat races in Port Angeles. The crew was apparently uninjured in the incident and the boat was later trailered back to the pits. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Sprint boat rescue

“Island hopper” safety personnel race to the Starts & Stripes boat after driver Burt Roberts and navigator Nichole Heaton left the Extreme Sports Park track… Continue reading

“Island hopper” safety personnel race to the Starts & Stripes boat after driver Burt Roberts and navigator Nichole Heaton left the Extreme Sports Park track and crashed nose-first through a safety fence on Saturday during sprint boat races in Port Angeles. The crew was apparently uninjured in the incident and the boat was later trailered back to the pits. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Pete Hanke (left) and son Chris, with Puget Sound Express, the 37 year old whale watching tour company based in Port Townsend, stand on the the bow of their new 77 foot tour boat, Swiftsure, while it is being fitted out at Point Hudson Marina on Thursday. The swiftsure will carry up to 145 passengers around the Salish Sea.

All aboard new tour boat

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News Pete Hanke, left, and son Chris, with Puget Sound Express, the 37-year-old whale watching tour company based in Port Townsend,… Continue reading

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Pete Hanke (left) and son Chris, with Puget Sound Express, the 37 year old whale watching tour company based in Port Townsend, stand on the the bow of their new 77 foot tour boat, Swiftsure, while it is being fitted out at Point Hudson Marina on Thursday. The swiftsure will carry up to 145 passengers around the Salish Sea.
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Amelia Grant, from Port Townsend, loses air in the canopy of the high performance kite she was flying on the parade ground at Fort Worden State Park on Tuesday. A brisk wind blew in from the west and made for perfect kite flying weather.

Go fly a kite

Amelia Grant, from Port Townsend, loses air in the canopy of the high performance kite she was flying on the parade ground at Fort Worden… Continue reading

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Amelia Grant, from Port Townsend, loses air in the canopy of the high performance kite she was flying on the parade ground at Fort Worden State Park on Tuesday. A brisk wind blew in from the west and made for perfect kite flying weather.