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A log boom tug works the waters at the west end of Port Angeles Harbor on Tuesday. The tugs are used for coralling logs for later pickup and tending the containing booms.

Log boom tug works waters in Port Angeles

A log boom tug works the waters at the west end of Port Angeles Harbor on Tuesday. The tugs are used for corralling logs for… Continue reading

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A log boom tug works the waters at the west end of Port Angeles Harbor on Tuesday. The tugs are used for coralling logs for later pickup and tending the containing booms.
A pedestrian walks along a section of the Waterfront Trail east of downtown Port Angeles as a light snow falls on Thursday afternoon. Many areas of the North Olympic Peninsula were delivered with a taste of winter weather with additional snowfall expected across the region this weekend. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Wintry walk

A pedestrian walks along a section of the Waterfront Trail east of downtown Port Angeles as a light snow falls on Thursday afternoon. Many areas… Continue reading

A pedestrian walks along a section of the Waterfront Trail east of downtown Port Angeles as a light snow falls on Thursday afternoon. Many areas of the North Olympic Peninsula were delivered with a taste of winter weather with additional snowfall expected across the region this weekend. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Tamara Galvan, facilities director for the Feiro Marine Life Center in Port Angeles, cleans a fish tank on Wednesday as part of a regular maintenance schedule.

Feiro plans reopening in Port Angeles

Private tours to resume on Friday

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Tamara Galvan, facilities director for the Feiro Marine Life Center in Port Angeles, cleans a fish tank on Wednesday as part of a regular maintenance schedule.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula board member Norma Turner, left, and her husband, long time volunteer Gene Turner, right, play with a bumper pool table with construction facilitator Steve Zenovic in the game room of the new Port Angeles Unit's building, which has been named the Turner Clubhouse in honor of the Turner's contributions to the club's success.

New clubhouseBoys Girls Clubs facility to be completed soon

Children expected to be welcomed before end of February

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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula board member Norma Turner, left, and her husband, long time volunteer Gene Turner, right, play with a bumper pool table with construction facilitator Steve Zenovic in the game room of the new Port Angeles Unit's building, which has been named the Turner Clubhouse in honor of the Turner's contributions to the club's success.
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Lacey Fry, development program manager for Serenity House of Clallam County, reaches for a gift bag that will be given away at the organization's Point in Time census of homeless people as Dylan Godsety, director of coordinated entry, looks on in the Serenity House office in Port Angeles. The annual count is today.

Point in Time counting for Clallam County

Lacey Fry, development program manager for Serenity House of Clallam County, reaches for a gift bag to be given away at the organization’s annual Point… Continue reading

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Lacey Fry, development program manager for Serenity House of Clallam County, reaches for a gift bag that will be given away at the organization's Point in Time census of homeless people as Dylan Godsety, director of coordinated entry, looks on in the Serenity House office in Port Angeles. The annual count is today.
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Port Angeles Parks & Recreation Dept. workers, from left, Brooke Keohokaloke, Leon Leonard, Darryl Anderson and Elijah Hammel perform maintenance on a city boat dock on Ediz Hook on Tuesday. An approach ramp from the shore to the first float was damaged, necessitating the repair.

Ramp repaired on Ediz Hook dock

Port Angeles Parks & Recreation Department workers, from left, Brooke Keohokaloke, Leon Leonard, Darryl Anderson and Elijah Hammel perform maintenance on a city boat dock… Continue reading

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Port Angeles Parks & Recreation Dept. workers, from left, Brooke Keohokaloke, Leon Leonard, Darryl Anderson and Elijah Hammel perform maintenance on a city boat dock on Ediz Hook on Tuesday. An approach ramp from the shore to the first float was damaged, necessitating the repair.
Raisa Mathisen of Port Angeles performs on an electric piano in the 100 block of South Oak Street next to Country Aire in downtown Port Angeles on Saturday. Mathisen said she was busking to help cover living expenses. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Busking to get by

Raisa Mathisen of Port Angeles performs on an electric piano in the 100 block of South Oak Street next to Country Aire in downtown Port… Continue reading

Raisa Mathisen of Port Angeles performs on an electric piano in the 100 block of South Oak Street next to Country Aire in downtown Port Angeles on Saturday. Mathisen said she was busking to help cover living expenses. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Susie and Larry Ormbrek of Sequim enjoy a sunny Tuesday to play a game of backgammon while eating lunch near the shore of Sequim Bay at John Wayne Marine in Sequim. The pair said they often try to take advantage of nice weather for outdoor dining. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Backgammon al fresco

Susie and Larry Ormbrek of Sequim enjoy a sunny day last week to play a game of backgammon while eating lunch near the shore of… Continue reading

Susie and Larry Ormbrek of Sequim enjoy a sunny Tuesday to play a game of backgammon while eating lunch near the shore of Sequim Bay at John Wayne Marine in Sequim. The pair said they often try to take advantage of nice weather for outdoor dining. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Clallam County Sheriff's Deputy Ray Cooper, left, anbd Detective Sgt. Eric Munger keep watch at the front entrance of the Clallam County Courthoiuse in Port Angeles on Wednesday to guard against potential disturbances triggered by the election of President Joe Biden. In response to the Jan. 6 storming of the White House in Washington, D,C., and threats of violence in state capitals across the U.S., county officials opted to increase security at the courthouse on Inaugaration Day.

Safe and secure

Clallam County Sheriff’s Deputy Ray Cooper, left, and Detective Sgt. Eric Munger keep watch at the front entrance of the Clallam County Courthouse in Port… Continue reading

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Clallam County Sheriff's Deputy Ray Cooper, left, anbd Detective Sgt. Eric Munger keep watch at the front entrance of the Clallam County Courthoiuse in Port Angeles on Wednesday to guard against potential disturbances triggered by the election of President Joe Biden. In response to the Jan. 6 storming of the White House in Washington, D,C., and threats of violence in state capitals across the U.S., county officials opted to increase security at the courthouse on Inaugaration Day.
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Bill Chastain of Port Angeles receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine from Shaina Gonzales of the North Olympc Healthcare Network during Saturday's vaccination clinic at Port Angeles High School.

Appointment-only system used in Port Angeles

An appointment-only system of scheduling allowed Port Angeles to avoid the long lines seen elsewhere as COVID-19 vaccinations opened to the general… Continue reading

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Bill Chastain of Port Angeles receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine from Shaina Gonzales of the North Olympc Healthcare Network during Saturday's vaccination clinic at Port Angeles High School.
A construction crew works on the glass face of the new Field Arts & Events Hall on Thursday near the Port Angeles waterfront. The hall is expected to be put on hold when the exterior is complete pending additional fundraising to finish the approximately $50 million project, which will include a 1,000-square-foot art gallery, 500-seat performance hall, 300-seat conference area and a coffee shop. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Glass installed on events hall in Port Angeles

Glass installed on events hall in Port Angeles A construction crew works on the glass face of the new Field Arts & Events Hall on… Continue reading

A construction crew works on the glass face of the new Field Arts & Events Hall on Thursday near the Port Angeles waterfront. The hall is expected to be put on hold when the exterior is complete pending additional fundraising to finish the approximately $50 million project, which will include a 1,000-square-foot art gallery, 500-seat performance hall, 300-seat conference area and a coffee shop. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Vivian Elvis Hansen, marketing representative for the Peninsula Daily News, center, accepts a check for the Peninsula Home Fund from Jim’s Pharmacy chief financial officer Anna Shields, left, and Jim’s owner, Joe Cammick, on Tuesday in Port Angeles. The Home Fund received $885.65 as the pharmacy’s charity of the month. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Jim’s Pharmacy donates to Home Fund

Jim’s Pharmacy donates to Home Fund Vivian Elvis Hansen, marketing representative for the Peninsula Daily News, center, accepts a check for the Peninsula Home Fund… Continue reading

Vivian Elvis Hansen, marketing representative for the Peninsula Daily News, center, accepts a check for the Peninsula Home Fund from Jim’s Pharmacy chief financial officer Anna Shields, left, and Jim’s owner, Joe Cammick, on Tuesday in Port Angeles. The Home Fund received $885.65 as the pharmacy’s charity of the month. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
A car splashes through a puddle of standing water on Ediz Hook Road in Port Angeles on Tuesday after heavy overnight rains soaked much of the North Olympic Peninsula. Drier weather is expected today and Thursday with unsettled conditions forecast for Thursday night into Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Standing water

A car splashes through a puddle of standing water on Ediz Hook Road in Port Angeles on Tuesday after heavy overnight rains soaked much of… Continue reading

A car splashes through a puddle of standing water on Ediz Hook Road in Port Angeles on Tuesday after heavy overnight rains soaked much of the North Olympic Peninsula. Drier weather is expected today and Thursday with unsettled conditions forecast for Thursday night into Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Clallam County Elections Supervisor Susan Johnson leafs through a stack of test ballots during a logic and accuracy test of the county's two ballot scanners on Wednesday at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. The test, performed before every election, showed that the scanners came up with the expected results and passed certification.

Ballot accuracy test in Clallam County

Clallam County Elections Supervisor Susan Johnson leafs through a stack of test ballots during a logic and accuracy test of the county’s two ballot scanners… Continue reading

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Clallam County Elections Supervisor Susan Johnson leafs through a stack of test ballots during a logic and accuracy test of the county's two ballot scanners on Wednesday at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. The test, performed before every election, showed that the scanners came up with the expected results and passed certification.
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Residents of the Panorama Manor Apartments in Port Angeles wait outside the building after fire broke out in one of the units on Friday afternoon.

Fire damages Port Angeles apartment

PORT ANGELES - Fire heavily damaged a unit at Panorama Manor apartments in Port Angeles on New Year’s Day. No one was injured in the… Continue reading

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Residents of the Panorama Manor Apartments in Port Angeles wait outside the building after fire broke out in one of the units on Friday afternoon.
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Life guards and staff members at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles gather on Thursday near a display of first-aid training dolls decorated for Christmas and placed in the street-side windows of the center on West Fifth Street. Pool director Steve Burke said the display would probably remain in place at least through Christmas Day.

Ho Ho H2O at Shore Aquatic Center

Life guards and staff members at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles gather Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, near a display of first-aid training dolls… Continue reading

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Life guards and staff members at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles gather on Thursday near a display of first-aid training dolls decorated for Christmas and placed in the street-side windows of the center on West Fifth Street. Pool director Steve Burke said the display would probably remain in place at least through Christmas Day.
State Rep. Mike Chapman, left, and Crescent School Superintendent Dave Bingham examine enrollment statistics for the school district on Thursday in Joyce. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Crescent’s strategy has kids in classrooms

School district’s track record shows no one has been ill

State Rep. Mike Chapman, left, and Crescent School Superintendent Dave Bingham examine enrollment statistics for the school district on Thursday in Joyce. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Registered nurse Gretchen Souza, director of education at Olympic Medical Center, right, applies a bandage to emergency services nurse Samantha Counts, who was the first person in Clallam County to receive a vaccination against COVID-19 during a clinic at the Port Angeles hospital on Friday.

OMC nurse gets Clallam County’s first vaccine shot

Second health care workers clinic set next week

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Registered nurse Gretchen Souza, director of education at Olympic Medical Center, right, applies a bandage to emergency services nurse Samantha Counts, who was the first person in Clallam County to receive a vaccination against COVID-19 during a clinic at the Port Angeles hospital on Friday.
State Rep. Mike Chapman, right, speaks to first-grade students during a Thursday tour of Crescent School in Joyce as school Superintendent Dave Bingham, second from right, looks on. Chapman visited the school to see how the district's hybrid system of in-class and remote instruction was working and to discuss school funding issues. Crescent currently makes in-person instruction available to students in kindergarten through sixth grade with middle and high school students on campus on a two-day-per-week schedule intermixed with remote learning. All parents are given the option of remote instruction for their children. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

State Rep. Mike Chapman visits Crescent School

State Rep. Mike Chapman, right, speaks to first-grade students during a Thursday tour of Crescent School in Joyce as school Superintendent Dave Bingham, second from… Continue reading

State Rep. Mike Chapman, right, speaks to first-grade students during a Thursday tour of Crescent School in Joyce as school Superintendent Dave Bingham, second from right, looks on. Chapman visited the school to see how the district's hybrid system of in-class and remote instruction was working and to discuss school funding issues. Crescent currently makes in-person instruction available to students in kindergarten through sixth grade with middle and high school students on campus on a two-day-per-week schedule intermixed with remote learning. All parents are given the option of remote instruction for their children. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Pedestrians take advantage of a break in the rain to take a stroll along the Waterfront Trail along Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Wednesday. Fair conditions are expected for the rest of the week on the North Olympic Peninsula, although showers are expected to return on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A break in the weather

Pedestrians take advantage of a break in the rain to take a stroll along the Waterfront Trail along Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Wednesday,… Continue reading

Pedestrians take advantage of a break in the rain to take a stroll along the Waterfront Trail along Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Wednesday. Fair conditions are expected for the rest of the week on the North Olympic Peninsula, although showers are expected to return on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)