Keith Thorpe

PHOTO GALLERY: Thousands parade for Sequim Irrigation Festival
PHOTO GALLERY: Thousands parade for Sequim Irrigation Festival
PHOTO: Young underwater engineers in Port Angeles

PHOTO: Young underwater engineers in Port Angeles

Jack Clemens, 12, a seventh-grade student at Stevens Middle School, pulls his homemade remotely operated underwater vehicle from a pool set up in an unused… Continue reading

PHOTO: Young underwater engineers in Port Angeles
PHOTO: Gallery planned for chainsaw artist

PHOTO: Gallery planned for chainsaw artist

Jeff Eshom, owner of ButtCutt Woodworks at 2010 W. Highway 101 in Port Angeles, uses a chainsaw to carve a bear’s head Tuesday against a… Continue reading

PHOTO: Gallery planned for chainsaw artist
Renovation of Olympic National Park visitor facility expected to be finished for peak tourist season

Renovation of Olympic National Park visitor facility expected to be finished for peak tourist season

Renovation of the Olympic National Park visitor center is expected to be completed in time for the summer season.  Ellen Gage, ONP… Continue reading

Renovation of Olympic National Park visitor facility expected to be finished for peak tourist season
COLLEGE HOOPS: Peninsula women win, have shot at postseason

COLLEGE HOOPS: Peninsula women win, have shot at postseason

After a painfully rough start to the season, the Peninsula women have won three out of their past four games and are… Continue reading

COLLEGE HOOPS: Peninsula women win, have shot at postseason
Last on the bucket list: World War II veteran gets birthday balloon ride in Sequim

Last on the bucket list: World War II veteran gets birthday balloon ride in Sequim

Tom McKeown Sr., a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, had a memorable early birthday present. The 95-year-old Port Angeles man… Continue reading

Last on the bucket list: World War II veteran gets birthday balloon ride in Sequim
Film documents immigrant’s rescue of state’s oyster industry

Film documents immigrant’s rescue of state’s oyster industry

What was supposed to be a short historical tribute to retired oysterman Jerry Yamashita, 95, of Seattle, took on a different meaning once Leaping Frog… Continue reading

Film documents immigrant’s rescue of state’s oyster industry
Photo: Santa arrives by canoe in Port Angeles

Photo: Santa arrives by canoe in Port Angeles

Santa Claus, portrayed by John Hubbard, accompanied by young pullers, arrives in a canoe owned by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe during a Christmas season… Continue reading

Photo: Santa arrives by canoe in Port Angeles
Welcome to Coopville: Port Angeles woman builds home for happy chickens

Welcome to Coopville: Port Angeles woman builds home for happy chickens

Cindy Stallknecht saw a need and built a town. Stallknecht, 55, is the creator and proprietor of “Coopville,” a collection of buildings… Continue reading

Welcome to Coopville: Port Angeles woman builds home for happy chickens
CLALLAM COUNTY AMATEUR: Atwell, Shea lead

CLALLAM COUNTY AMATEUR: Atwell, Shea lead

On the first day of the three-day Clallam County Amateur tournament Alex Atwell and Jack Shea were tied for the lowest gross… Continue reading

CLALLAM COUNTY AMATEUR: Atwell, Shea lead
LEFTIES: Lefties players take to the streets

LEFTIES: Lefties players take to the streets

By Keith Thorpe Peninsula Daily News… Continue reading

LEFTIES: Lefties players take to the streets
PDN photographer remembers the snowstorm of 1996

PDN photographer remembers the snowstorm of 1996

My first thoughts upon looking out the window were “I’ve seen worse.” Little did I realize that most of my colleagues and… Continue reading

PDN photographer remembers the snowstorm of 1996
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
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

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

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
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