Keith Thorpe

The U.S. Coast Guard and East Jefferson Fire and Rescue assisted a fishing trawler that began taking on water shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Port Townsend Bay. No more information was available Thursday afternoon. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Trawler takes on water

The U.S. Coast Guard and East Jefferson Fire and Rescue assisted a fishing trawler that began taking on water shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday in… Continue reading

The U.S. Coast Guard and East Jefferson Fire and Rescue assisted a fishing trawler that began taking on water shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Port Townsend Bay. No more information was available Thursday afternoon. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
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The Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles, shown on Wednesday, will be closed starting today through Sunday for maintenance, including replacement of a torn section of play surface and installation of donor-sponsored bricks around the gazebo.

Dream Playground to close for maintenance

The Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield will close for maintenance from Thursday through Sunday, according to the city’s parks and recreation department. All other amenities… Continue reading

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The Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles, shown on Wednesday, will be closed starting today through Sunday for maintenance, including replacement of a torn section of play surface and installation of donor-sponsored bricks around the gazebo.
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Workers move materials on Wednesday at the site of a future planned four-story, 106-room hotel being built by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe between First Street and Railroad Avenue at Laurel Street in downtown Port Angeles. Work resumed on the project this week after delays in the permitting process and reassessment of the hotel plans to account for inflation and other factors. Construction is expected to last from 18 to 24 months.

Work resumes

Workers move materials on Wednesday at the site of a planned four-story, 106-room hotel being built by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe between First Street… Continue reading

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Workers move materials on Wednesday at the site of a future planned four-story, 106-room hotel being built by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe between First Street and Railroad Avenue at Laurel Street in downtown Port Angeles. Work resumed on the project this week after delays in the permitting process and reassessment of the hotel plans to account for inflation and other factors. Construction is expected to last from 18 to 24 months.
Jackson Chapman, 3, of Sequim plays with a model train display during the 22nd annual Train Show and Swap Meet on Saturday at the Home Arts Building at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. The two-day event, hosted by the North Olympic Peninsula Railroaders, featured a variety of model railroad sets and accessories for sale or trade, as well as operating train layouts on display. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Model trains

Jackson Chapman, 3, of Sequim plays with a model train display during the 22nd annual Train Show and Swap Meet on Saturday at the Home… Continue reading

Jackson Chapman, 3, of Sequim plays with a model train display during the 22nd annual Train Show and Swap Meet on Saturday at the Home Arts Building at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. The two-day event, hosted by the North Olympic Peninsula Railroaders, featured a variety of model railroad sets and accessories for sale or trade, as well as operating train layouts on display. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Ralph Parsons of Port Angeles, an employe of the Clallam County Parks, Fair and Facilities department, scrapes sand and gravel from the public boat launch at Cline Spit County Park. Parsons said readying the ramp is part of an effort to facilitate boaters and anglers during fishing season. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Readying the ramp

Ralph Parsons of Port Angeles, an employe of the Clallam County Parks, Fair and Facilities department, scrapes sand and gravel from the public boat launch… Continue reading

Ralph Parsons of Port Angeles, an employe of the Clallam County Parks, Fair and Facilities department, scrapes sand and gravel from the public boat launch at Cline Spit County Park. Parsons said readying the ramp is part of an effort to facilitate boaters and anglers during fishing season. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Max Albert Ruffo, 4 1/2 from Port Townsend, rides the anchor fluke like a bucking bronco while visiting Point Hudson with his grandma on Tuesday.

Imaginative play at Point Hudson

Max Albert Ruffo, 4½, from Port Townsend rides the anchor fluke like a bucking bronco while visiting Point Hudson with his grandmother.… Continue reading

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Max Albert Ruffo, 4 1/2 from Port Townsend, rides the anchor fluke like a bucking bronco while visiting Point Hudson with his grandma on Tuesday.
Port Townsend Mayor David Faber signs a ceremonial shovel used in the groundbreaking ceremony for six permanent, affordable housing units being constructed by East Jefferson Habitat for Humanity at 18th and Landes Streets in Port Townsend. This shovel and others will be given to each homeowner upon receiving the keys to their new home. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Habitat for Humanity ceremonial signing

Port Townsend Mayor David Faber signs a ceremonial shovel used in the groundbreaking ceremony for six permanent, affordable housing units being constructed by East Jefferson… Continue reading

Port Townsend Mayor David Faber signs a ceremonial shovel used in the groundbreaking ceremony for six permanent, affordable housing units being constructed by East Jefferson Habitat for Humanity at 18th and Landes Streets in Port Townsend. This shovel and others will be given to each homeowner upon receiving the keys to their new home. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
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Peninsula College students Riley Baermann, left, and Avery Saul, both of Port Angeles, talk about their upcoming involvement in the Media Tech and Stagehand Training School with KING-5 television interviewer Eric Wilkinson and camera operator Robin Lile during a taping session at Field Hall Arts & Events Hall on Thursday in Port Angeles. The training school, which features a new media technicians certificate program, will be hosted by Field Hall and accredited by the college. The program will be funded through a $1 million grant by the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to develop skills that can be put to living-wage jobs on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Tech talk at Field Arts & Events Hall

Peninsula College students Riley Baermann, left, and Avery Saul, both of Port Angeles, talk about their upcoming involvement in the Media Tech and Stagehand Training… Continue reading

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Peninsula College students Riley Baermann, left, and Avery Saul, both of Port Angeles, talk about their upcoming involvement in the Media Tech and Stagehand Training School with KING-5 television interviewer Eric Wilkinson and camera operator Robin Lile during a taping session at Field Hall Arts & Events Hall on Thursday in Port Angeles. The training school, which features a new media technicians certificate program, will be hosted by Field Hall and accredited by the college. The program will be funded through a $1 million grant by the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to develop skills that can be put to living-wage jobs on the North Olympic Peninsula.
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Julie Moen of Port Angeles, right, points the quirks of a "rat rod" built from a 1928 Ford Roadster by Dennis Broderson of Port Angeles, in drivers seat, during Saturday's Kiwanis Car Show at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. The event a fundraiser hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles, featured more than 70 vintage and customized autos and trucks.
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Julie Moen of Port Angeles, right, points the quirks of a "rat rod" built from a 1928 Ford Roadster by Dennis Broderson of Port Angeles, in drivers seat, during Saturday's Kiwanis Car Show at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. The event a fundraiser hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Port Angeles, featured more than 70 vintage and customized autos and trucks.
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Marlene McCurdy of Port Angeles, left, purchases coffee mugs from Gary Gort of Port Angeles at a sale table in front of the Crescent Grange Hall in Joyce on Saturday. The location was one of dozens of garage and yard sales taking part in the Great Strait Sale, stretching along and near State Highway 112 from Port Angeles to Neah Bay.

Shopping Great Strait Sale

Marlene McCurdy of Port Angeles, left, purchases coffee mugs from Gary Gort of Port Angeles at a sale table in front of the Crescent Grange… Continue reading

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Marlene McCurdy of Port Angeles, left, purchases coffee mugs from Gary Gort of Port Angeles at a sale table in front of the Crescent Grange Hall in Joyce on Saturday. The location was one of dozens of garage and yard sales taking part in the Great Strait Sale, stretching along and near State Highway 112 from Port Angeles to Neah Bay.
Laurie Nichols of Port Angeles examines a display of gems and pendants at the Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. The show, hosted by the Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association over the weekend, featured a wide variety of rocks, minerals, crystals and fossils from around the world for sale and for show. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Finding gems

Laurie Nichols of Port Angeles examines a display of gems and pendants at the Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show at Vern Burton Community Center in… Continue reading

Laurie Nichols of Port Angeles examines a display of gems and pendants at the Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. The show, hosted by the Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association over the weekend, featured a wide variety of rocks, minerals, crystals and fossils from around the world for sale and for show. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Classic wooden boats on display during the 45th Wooden Boat Festival at Point Hudson Marina, in Port Townsend, on Friday. The festival will run until Sunday.

Celebrating boats in Port Townsend

Classic wooden boats on display during the 45th Wooden Boat Festival at Point Hudson Marina, in Port Townsend, on Friday. The festival will run until… Continue reading

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Classic wooden boats on display during the 45th Wooden Boat Festival at Point Hudson Marina, in Port Townsend, on Friday. The festival will run until Sunday.
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Before the Autograph and Photograph Event on Friday, the Forever Twilight in Forks (FTF) committee had a group photo taken with actors Billie Burke and Erik Odom. From left are Teresa Aldrich, Shannon Damron, Rob Hunter, Burke, Lissy Andros, Kelly Grable, Odom and Kim DeMaria. The festival continues today and Sunday. It highlights the town in which author Stephenie Meyer set her four novels released from 2005 through 2008, about a romance between 17-year-old Isabella Swan, a mortal, and 104-year-old vampire Edward Cullen — all of which spawned five movies.

Forever fans in Forks

Before the Autograph and Photograph Event on Friday, the Forever Twilight in Forks (FTF) committee had a group photo taken with actors Billie Burke and… Continue reading

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Before the Autograph and Photograph Event on Friday, the Forever Twilight in Forks (FTF) committee had a group photo taken with actors Billie Burke and Erik Odom. From left are Teresa Aldrich, Shannon Damron, Rob Hunter, Burke, Lissy Andros, Kelly Grable, Odom and Kim DeMaria. The festival continues today and Sunday. It highlights the town in which author Stephenie Meyer set her four novels released from 2005 through 2008, about a romance between 17-year-old Isabella Swan, a mortal, and 104-year-old vampire Edward Cullen — all of which spawned five movies.
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Ingrid Sorensen of Port Angeles reads a magazine on a park bench at Port Angeles City Pier on Tuesday as a catamaran sits at anchor just offshore in Port Angeles Harbor. As summer begins to give way to autumn, the forecast calls for seasonal conditions across most of the North Olympic Peninsula.

Summer reading on Port Angeles pier

Ingrid Sorensen of Port Angeles reads a magazine on a park bench at Port Angeles City Pier on Tuesday as a catamaran sits at anchor… Continue reading

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Ingrid Sorensen of Port Angeles reads a magazine on a park bench at Port Angeles City Pier on Tuesday as a catamaran sits at anchor just offshore in Port Angeles Harbor. As summer begins to give way to autumn, the forecast calls for seasonal conditions across most of the North Olympic Peninsula.
Nadine Gregory of Port Angeles deadheads flowers in her plot at the Fifth Street Community Garden in Port Angeles. The garden contains a wide variety of home-grown fruits, vegetables and decoratives planted by members of the public. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Community garden

Nadine Gregory of Port Angeles deadheads flowers in her plot at the Fifth Street Community Garden in Port Angeles. The garden contains a wide variety… Continue reading

Nadine Gregory of Port Angeles deadheads flowers in her plot at the Fifth Street Community Garden in Port Angeles. The garden contains a wide variety of home-grown fruits, vegetables and decoratives planted by members of the public. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
John and Freia Palmer of Port Angeles dance to the music of Sound Advice during Saturday’s Jammin’ in the Park at Pebble Beach Park on the Port Angeles waterfront. The event, hosted by the Nor’Wester Rotary Club, featured a day of music, food and a beer garden, as well as numerous informational displays. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Jammin’ in the Park

John and Freia Palmer of Port Angeles dance to the music of Sound Advice during Saturday’s Jammin’ in the Park at Pebble Beach Park on… Continue reading

John and Freia Palmer of Port Angeles dance to the music of Sound Advice during Saturday’s Jammin’ in the Park at Pebble Beach Park on the Port Angeles waterfront. The event, hosted by the Nor’Wester Rotary Club, featured a day of music, food and a beer garden, as well as numerous informational displays. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Port Angeles Water Utility workers Garey Hampton, left, and Logan Beebe apply a new coat of paint to a fire hydrant near the corner of 12th and I streets on a warm Friday in Port Angeles. The work was part of an on-going effort to maintain the city's water systems.

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Hello, yellow hydrants in Port Angeles

Port Angeles Water Utility workers Garey Hampton, left, and Logan Beebe apply a new coat of paint to a fire hydrant near the corner of… Continue reading

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Port Angeles Water Utility workers Garey Hampton, left, and Logan Beebe apply a new coat of paint to a fire hydrant near the corner of 12th and I streets on a warm Friday in Port Angeles. The work was part of an on-going effort to maintain the city's water systems.

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Randy Smith of Sequim, a volunteer with the Sequim Botanical Garden Society, pulls weeds from the organization’s garden at the Water Reuse Demonstration Park at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Buckets of experience at Sequim garden

Randy Smith of Sequim, a volunteer with the Sequim Botanical Garden Society, pulls weeds from the organization’s garden at the Water Reuse Demonstration Park at… Continue reading

Randy Smith of Sequim, a volunteer with the Sequim Botanical Garden Society, pulls weeds from the organization’s garden at the Water Reuse Demonstration Park at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Grayson Kelm, 9, sits on the shoulders of his father, Jon Kelm of Happy Valley, Ore., to get a better look inside the cockpit of a Boeing Stearman PT-17 biplane at Air Affaire on Saturday at Sequim Valley Airport near Carlsborg. The event featured an aircraft fly-in, along with displays, airplane and helicopter rides, a car show, food and live music. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A closer look

Grayson Kelm, 9, sits on the shoulders of his father, Jon Kelm of Happy Valley, Ore., to get a better look inside the cockpit of… Continue reading

Grayson Kelm, 9, sits on the shoulders of his father, Jon Kelm of Happy Valley, Ore., to get a better look inside the cockpit of a Boeing Stearman PT-17 biplane at Air Affaire on Saturday at Sequim Valley Airport near Carlsborg. The event featured an aircraft fly-in, along with displays, airplane and helicopter rides, a car show, food and live music. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Ian Mackay of Agnew, center, prepares to lead a group of wheelchair, bicyclists, runners and others on a portion of Sea-to-Sound, a three-day, 74-mile multi-modal group ride along a section of the Waterfront Trail in Port Angeles on Saturday. The excursion, which followed numerous portions of the Olympic Discovery from west of Lake Crescent to the Larry Scott Trail in Jefferson County, ended Sunday. It was organized through Ian’s Ride, a nonprofit organization the advocates outdoor accessibility for all. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

From Sea to Sound

Ian Mackay of Agnew, center, prepares to lead a group of wheelchair, bicyclists, runners and others on a portion of Sea-to-Sound, a three-day, 74-mile multi-modal… Continue reading

Ian Mackay of Agnew, center, prepares to lead a group of wheelchair, bicyclists, runners and others on a portion of Sea-to-Sound, a three-day, 74-mile multi-modal group ride along a section of the Waterfront Trail in Port Angeles on Saturday. The excursion, which followed numerous portions of the Olympic Discovery from west of Lake Crescent to the Larry Scott Trail in Jefferson County, ended Sunday. It was organized through Ian’s Ride, a nonprofit organization the advocates outdoor accessibility for all. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)