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Vinnie Chung and Kevin Yip of San Mateo

PHOTO GALLERY: Greetings from Lavender Weekend in sunny Sequim!

Sequim Lavender Weekend continues today with both paid and self-guided free tours of area lavender farms and a free street fair featuring more than 100… Continue reading

Vinnie Chung and Kevin Yip of San Mateo
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Diving for cover

A Sikorsky MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter from the U.S. Navy Search and Rescue Team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island approaches the helipad at Olympic… Continue reading

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Bicyclist Tom Swanson approaches Port Angeles City Pier on Saturday to start a cross-country bike ride to raise money for the Pathway to Prosperity scholarship fund. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Angeles man pedals to New York to help fund college-bound student endowment

PORT ANGELES — A journey of 3,400 miles to New York state started with Mile 0 on the Waterfront Trail for Tom Swanson. Swanson, a… Continue reading

Bicyclist Tom Swanson approaches Port Angeles City Pier on Saturday to start a cross-country bike ride to raise money for the Pathway to Prosperity scholarship fund. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Bicyclist Tom Swanson approaches Port Angeles City Pier on Saturday to start a cross-country bike ride to raise money for the Pathway to Prosperity scholarship fund. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Angeles man pedals to New York to help fund college-bound student endowment

PORT ANGELES — A journey of 3,400 miles to New York state started with Mile 0 on the Waterfront Trail for Tom Swanson. Swanson, a… Continue reading

Bicyclist Tom Swanson approaches Port Angeles City Pier on Saturday to start a cross-country bike ride to raise money for the Pathway to Prosperity scholarship fund. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Jenny Lloyd

VIDEO — Scones, magnificent, oh-so delicious scones at the Clallam County Fair

ON A COOL morning, you can smell them from half a block away. Scones are an iconic fixture at the annual Clallam County Fair every… Continue reading

Jenny Lloyd
Jenny Lloyd

VIDEO — Scones, magnificent, oh-so delicious scones at the Clallam County Fair

ON A COOL morning, you can smell them from half a block away. Scones are an iconic fixture at the annual Clallam County Fair every… Continue reading

Jenny Lloyd
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Carrying the torch for the Special Olympics

What a moment! Special Olympian Deni Islett, 14, shares the torch with Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict during a leg of the annual Law Enforcement… Continue reading

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency diving officer Sean Sheldrake prepares to enter the water as a dive team from the U.S. Geological Survey waits to meet up for a journey down to dive point “Charlie 2” in Freshwater Bay

Divers literally look into silt coming out of mouth of freed Elwha River [**VIDEO and GALLERY**]

When it comes to the Elwha River, appearances aren't always what they seem. That silt-laden, murky plume flowing through two deconstructed dams and their former… Continue reading

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency diving officer Sean Sheldrake prepares to enter the water as a dive team from the U.S. Geological Survey waits to meet up for a journey down to dive point “Charlie 2” in Freshwater Bay

A ‘Twilight’ liquidation sale today, tomorrow in Port Angeles

In the accompanying photo, Bobbi Lawrence of Victoria looks over a table of "Twilight" merchandise today during a rummage sale at the Elks Naval Lodge… Continue reading

Should North Olympic Peninsula residents worry about falling space debris?

SNOW ISN'T THE ONLY thing that's gonna fall. As you know, the Russian satellite Phobos Grunt is expected to fall out of orbit within the… Continue reading

Pick up your rabbit ears: Viewing Canadian TV via antenna about to change for Peninsula residents

Watching television without cable or satellite service is about to become more difficult for many North Olympic Peninsula viewers. For some television fans, those old… Continue reading

Her shining moment: Jackson crowned Clallam County Fair queen

Ruby Jackson reacts with glee after finding out she was selected as queen of the 2011 Clallam County Fair during coronation ceremonies Thursday evening on… Continue reading

World Trade Center I-beam from 9/11 arrives in Port Angeles

Port Angeles real estate broker Alan Barnard, left, along with off-duty U.S. Coast Guard servicemen Andrew Moravec, center, and Samuel Allen, examine a steel beam… Continue reading

Orcas draw crowd of onlookers in Port Angeles Harbor

PORT ANGELES — A trio of orcas (two of them shown here) delighted onlookers in Port Angeles Harbor this evening. As many as three killer… Continue reading

Rescued owl released into wild

PORT ANGELES -- Freedom is just another word for putting up with Steller's jays. A juvenile barred owl that was found tangled in kite string… Continue reading

New sign tells you how to trail a whale

In the photo, Donna Sandstrom of The Whale Trail organization talks about watching for whales in Crescent Bay during the dedication of a sign marking… Continue reading

Classics roll into Port Angeles for oohs, aahs and nostalgia (***Gallery***)

PORT ANGELES -- Forget strolling down memory lane. Rolling is the way to go. And for hundreds of vintage and classic cars and trucks and… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: TV stations on this side of border switch to digital Friday — for those not on cable or satellite

Oh, say can you see? If your trusty old television relies on an antenna and you haven't picked up a converter box, your only alternative… Continue reading

Businesses burn in Port Angeles

WATERFRONT BLAZE: Port Angeles firefighters work to extinguish a blaze that they said destroyed two businesses on the Port Angeles waterfront about 9 p.m. on… Continue reading

Up in flames

In this photo, Port Angeles firefighter Pete Sekac, left, and Lt. Jake Patterson watch as flames devour a small tree while a pumper truck sprinkles… Continue reading