Keith Thorpe

Sonnie Fountain, 8, of Sequim plays an oversized version of the Operation game under the direction of Sequim High School freshman Lillian Anderson during Saturday’s Haunted Hallways holiday event at the school. Haunted Hallways featured a portion of the school set aside for a variety of Halloween games and attractions hosted by students as a benefit for the Sequim Food Bank. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Haunted Hallways

Sonnie Fountain, 8, of Sequim plays an oversized version of the Operation game under the direction of Sequim High School freshman Lillian Anderson during Saturday’s… Continue reading

Sonnie Fountain, 8, of Sequim plays an oversized version of the Operation game under the direction of Sequim High School freshman Lillian Anderson during Saturday’s Haunted Hallways holiday event at the school. Haunted Hallways featured a portion of the school set aside for a variety of Halloween games and attractions hosted by students as a benefit for the Sequim Food Bank. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Janaye Birkland of Sequim takes on the persona of Barbie as she passes out treats to Sophie Van Proyen, 5, right, and Shelbie Van Proyen, both of Sequim, during Saturday’s Sequim Prairie Grange Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat at the grange hall near Carlsborg. The festival featured pumpkin carving, children’s games and treats handed out to costumed youngsters. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Trunk or Treat

Daria O’Neill, 9, of Sequim empties the innards of a pumpkin at Sequim Prairie Grange Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat on Saturday at the… Continue reading

Janaye Birkland of Sequim takes on the persona of Barbie as she passes out treats to Sophie Van Proyen, 5, right, and Shelbie Van Proyen, both of Sequim, during Saturday’s Sequim Prairie Grange Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat at the grange hall near Carlsborg. The festival featured pumpkin carving, children’s games and treats handed out to costumed youngsters. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Joey Butcher of Seattle-based Coast to Coast Turf installs a foul line at the baseball diamond at Volunteer Field in Port Angeles on Thursday as part an upgrade to the sports facility. The infield area of the diamond is being replaced with an artificial surface, cutting down on continual maintenance to the diamond.

New home turf in Port Angeles

Joey Butcher of Seattle-based Coast to Coast Turf installs a foul line at the baseball diamond at Volunteer Field in Port Angeles on Thursday as… Continue reading

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Joey Butcher of Seattle-based Coast to Coast Turf installs a foul line at the baseball diamond at Volunteer Field in Port Angeles on Thursday as part an upgrade to the sports facility. The infield area of the diamond is being replaced with an artificial surface, cutting down on continual maintenance to the diamond.
A two-vehicle wreck ended in a pickup driving into Caregivers Home Health at 622 E. Front St. early Tuesday afternoon, according to Port Angeles Police Sgt. Kevin Miller, pictured far right. The pickup, driven by Linda Turman of Port Angeles, was on the far right of the road when it switched to the left lane, which was occupied by a late model Ford Mustang, Miller said. The pickup hit the building. Turman was reported in satisfactory condition at Olympic Medical Center later in the day. The Mustang was damaged but did not crash into anything or block traffic. Turman was cited for improper lane use, Miller said. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Driver cited after two-vehicle wreck

A two-vehicle wreck ended in a pickup driving into Caregivers Home Health at 622 E. Front St. early Tuesday afternoon, according to Port Angeles Police… Continue reading

A two-vehicle wreck ended in a pickup driving into Caregivers Home Health at 622 E. Front St. early Tuesday afternoon, according to Port Angeles Police Sgt. Kevin Miller, pictured far right. The pickup, driven by Linda Turman of Port Angeles, was on the far right of the road when it switched to the left lane, which was occupied by a late model Ford Mustang, Miller said. The pickup hit the building. Turman was reported in satisfactory condition at Olympic Medical Center later in the day. The Mustang was damaged but did not crash into anything or block traffic. Turman was cited for improper lane use, Miller said. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Armed with matching knives, Emma Briggance, 10, left, and Layla Newlon, 12, both of Port Angeles, prepare pumpkins for decorating during a pumpkin carving workshop on Saturday at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. Jack-o’-lanterns created during the session were to be displayed in a pumpkin walk in the nearby Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Pumpkin carving

Armed with matching knives, Emma Briggance, 10, left, and Layla Newlon, 12, both of Port Angeles, prepare pumpkins for decorating during a pumpkin carving workshop… Continue reading

Armed with matching knives, Emma Briggance, 10, left, and Layla Newlon, 12, both of Port Angeles, prepare pumpkins for decorating during a pumpkin carving workshop on Saturday at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. Jack-o’-lanterns created during the session were to be displayed in a pumpkin walk in the nearby Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Clallam County Fire District 3 firefighter/paramedics Jeremy Church, left, and Jeff Albers practice resuscitation techniques during a training session on Thursday at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. Numerous medical personnel from fire districts 2, 3 and 4, along with the Port Angeles Fire Department and Olympic Ambulance, took part in the “Difficult Airway Course” featuring a variety of resuscitation situations in an event hosted by the Clallam County EMS Council. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Resuscitation training

Clallam County Fire District 3 firefighter/paramedics Jeremy Church, left, and Jeff Albers practice resuscitation techniques during a training session on Thursday at Vern Burton Community… Continue reading

Clallam County Fire District 3 firefighter/paramedics Jeremy Church, left, and Jeff Albers practice resuscitation techniques during a training session on Thursday at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. Numerous medical personnel from fire districts 2, 3 and 4, along with the Port Angeles Fire Department and Olympic Ambulance, took part in the “Difficult Airway Course” featuring a variety of resuscitation situations in an event hosted by the Clallam County EMS Council. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Kellie Baker of Port Angeles enjoys a warm autumn day to eat lunch with a book at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles on Wednesday. Mostly dry conditions are forecast for much of the region through the weekend with wetter weather expected to return by early next week. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Sunny lunch

Kellie Baker of Port Angeles enjoys a warm autumn day to eat lunch with a book at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles on Wednesday. Mostly… Continue reading

Kellie Baker of Port Angeles enjoys a warm autumn day to eat lunch with a book at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles on Wednesday. Mostly dry conditions are forecast for much of the region through the weekend with wetter weather expected to return by early next week. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Fern Ollerman, 7, of Sequim nets skulls in a fish tank hoping for treats during Saturday’s Scaredy Cats Howl-o-ween Fall Festival & Haunted House at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society’s Kitty City campus near Carlsborg. The event featured food, music, treats and a variety of spooky decor, including an animatronic haunted house. The festival was a benefit for the society’s operations. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Haunted fundraiser at Kitty City

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Scaredy cats Fern Ollerman, 7, of Sequim nets skulls in a fish tank hoping for treats during Saturday’s Scaredy Cats Howl-o-ween… Continue reading

Fern Ollerman, 7, of Sequim nets skulls in a fish tank hoping for treats during Saturday’s Scaredy Cats Howl-o-ween Fall Festival & Haunted House at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society’s Kitty City campus near Carlsborg. The event featured food, music, treats and a variety of spooky decor, including an animatronic haunted house. The festival was a benefit for the society’s operations. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles High School senior homecoming royalty King Parker Nickerson and Queen Paige Mason stand before an admiring crowd on Friday at halftime of the school’s football game against Bainbridge at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Angeles High School royalty

Port Angeles High School senior homecoming royalty King Parker Nickerson and Queen Paige Mason stand before an admiring crowd on Friday at halftime of the… Continue reading

Port Angeles High School senior homecoming royalty King Parker Nickerson and Queen Paige Mason stand before an admiring crowd on Friday at halftime of the school’s football game against Bainbridge at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Kara Cardinal of Chimacum and her children, Oliver Cardinal, 4, and Maya Cardinal, 8, examine taxidermy animal specimens at a display assembled by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at Saturday’s Forever Streamfest on the Port Angeles campus of Peninsula College. The event, hosted by the Port Angeles Garden Club and the Clallam County Conservation District, featured numerous displays, exhibits and hands-on activities to raise awareness of the environment and to preserve natural resources. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Forever Streamfest

Kara Cardinal of Chimacum and her children, Oliver Cardinal, 4, and Maya Cardinal, 8, examine taxidermy animal specimens at a display assembled by the Washington… Continue reading

Kara Cardinal of Chimacum and her children, Oliver Cardinal, 4, and Maya Cardinal, 8, examine taxidermy animal specimens at a display assembled by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at Saturday’s Forever Streamfest on the Port Angeles campus of Peninsula College. The event, hosted by the Port Angeles Garden Club and the Clallam County Conservation District, featured numerous displays, exhibits and hands-on activities to raise awareness of the environment and to preserve natural resources. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Ashley Rizan of Port Angeles, left, and her daughter, Zoe Rizan, 6, get assistance from City Shade project volunteer Drea Moore with picking out the perfect English oak tree during Saturday’s tree giveaway in front of Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. About 250 trees, grown in the City Shade Nursery, were distributed to Port Angeles residents with the goal of having them planted along city rights-of-way to contribute to the community’s forest canopy. Another City Shade tree giveaway is planned for spring 2024. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Shade tree giveaway

Ashley Rizan of Port Angeles, left, and her daughter, Zoe Rizan, 6, get assistance from City Shade project volunteer Drea Moore with picking out the… Continue reading

Ashley Rizan of Port Angeles, left, and her daughter, Zoe Rizan, 6, get assistance from City Shade project volunteer Drea Moore with picking out the perfect English oak tree during Saturday’s tree giveaway in front of Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. About 250 trees, grown in the City Shade Nursery, were distributed to Port Angeles residents with the goal of having them planted along city rights-of-way to contribute to the community’s forest canopy. Another City Shade tree giveaway is planned for spring 2024. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Jeff Clark, facilities technician for the North Olympic Library System, wears special glasses to observe Saturday’s partial eclipse of the sun in front of the Port Angeles Public Library. The annular eclipse was visible as a “ring of fire” for a swath of watchers across Oregon to Texas and Mexico, was visible on the North Olympic Peninsula at about 80 percent with a large portion of the solar disc obscured by the Moon. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Solar eclipse

Jeff Clark, facilities technician for the North Olympic Library System, wears special glasses to observe Saturday’s partial eclipse of the sun in front of the… Continue reading

Jeff Clark, facilities technician for the North Olympic Library System, wears special glasses to observe Saturday’s partial eclipse of the sun in front of the Port Angeles Public Library. The annular eclipse was visible as a “ring of fire” for a swath of watchers across Oregon to Texas and Mexico, was visible on the North Olympic Peninsula at about 80 percent with a large portion of the solar disc obscured by the Moon. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Shana Rogers of Port Angeles-based Maddie's Mushrooms, left, talks about her products as Linda Dilan of Port Angeles makes a selection on Friday at the three-day Olympic Peninsula Fungi Festival. The event, centered at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles with additional activities at the Dungeness River Nature Center in Sequim on Sunday, featured a variety of mycology topics and vendors, along with numerous lectures, workshops and entertainment.

Fungi Fest in Port Angeles

Shana Rogers of Port Angeles-based Maddie’s Mushrooms, left, talks about her products as Linda Dilan of Port Angeles makes a selection on Friday at the… Continue reading

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Shana Rogers of Port Angeles-based Maddie's Mushrooms, left, talks about her products as Linda Dilan of Port Angeles makes a selection on Friday at the three-day Olympic Peninsula Fungi Festival. The event, centered at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles with additional activities at the Dungeness River Nature Center in Sequim on Sunday, featured a variety of mycology topics and vendors, along with numerous lectures, workshops and entertainment.
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Kakantu, a 15-month-old Giant Pacific Octopus, has been identified as a male by Ali Redman, aquarium curator for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at Fort Worden State Park. The name Kakantu comes from the Klallam language and was chosen during the 2023 PTMSC Auction fundraiser. The name was approved by the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. Kakantu was removed from the ocean in July 2022 as a larva and now weighs about 700 grams or about 3/4 of a kilo. The Marine Science Center aquarium is open Saturday and Sunday.

It’s a boy!

Kakantu, a 15-month-old Giant Pacific Octopus, has been identified as a male by Ali Redman, aquarium curator for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at… Continue reading

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Kakantu, a 15-month-old Giant Pacific Octopus, has been identified as a male by Ali Redman, aquarium curator for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at Fort Worden State Park. The name Kakantu comes from the Klallam language and was chosen during the 2023 PTMSC Auction fundraiser. The name was approved by the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe. Kakantu was removed from the ocean in July 2022 as a larva and now weighs about 700 grams or about 3/4 of a kilo. The Marine Science Center aquarium is open Saturday and Sunday.
Walkers make their way along a foggy portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail near William R. Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles. Areas of fog covered many portions of the North Olympic Peninsula on Thursday with wetter weather forecast for the weekend. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Foggy walk

Walkers make their way along a foggy portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail near William R. Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles. Areas of fog… Continue reading

Walkers make their way along a foggy portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail near William R. Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles. Areas of fog covered many portions of the North Olympic Peninsula on Thursday with wetter weather forecast for the weekend. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Traffic makes its way down U.S. Highway 101 at Morse Creek east of Port Angeles against a backdrop of colorful fall foliage. With autumn getting into full swing, trees are going into their fall colors before falling into the grayness of winter. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Fall palette

Traffic makes its way down U.S. Highway 101 at Morse Creek east of Port Angeles against a backdrop of colorful fall foliage. With autumn getting… Continue reading

Traffic makes its way down U.S. Highway 101 at Morse Creek east of Port Angeles against a backdrop of colorful fall foliage. With autumn getting into full swing, trees are going into their fall colors before falling into the grayness of winter. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
U.S. Navy veteran Brent Brant of Port Hadlock gets a haircut from Susan Gile, owner of Benny’s Barbershop in Sequim, during Thursday’s Port Angeles Stand Down at the Clallam County Fairgrounds. The event was designed to provide direct services and connect veterans to a variety of assistance organizations, as well as offer clothing, medical services and a meal. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Veterans services

U.S. Navy veteran Brent Brant of Port Hadlock gets a haircut from Susan Gile, owner of Benny’s Barbershop in Sequim, during Thursday’s Port Angeles Stand… Continue reading

U.S. Navy veteran Brent Brant of Port Hadlock gets a haircut from Susan Gile, owner of Benny’s Barbershop in Sequim, during Thursday’s Port Angeles Stand Down at the Clallam County Fairgrounds. The event was designed to provide direct services and connect veterans to a variety of assistance organizations, as well as offer clothing, medical services and a meal. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Crab cook Jacob Brown takes cooked crabs from a boiling kettle on Thursday in preparation for this weekend's Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival in Port Angeles. The three-day event features a variety of seafood and other culinary delights, musical entertainment and other activities along the Port Angeles waterfront.

Crustacean preparation in Port Angeles

Crab cook Jacob Brown takes cooked crabs from a boiling kettle on Thursday in preparation for this weekend’s Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival in Port… Continue reading

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Crab cook Jacob Brown takes cooked crabs from a boiling kettle on Thursday in preparation for this weekend's Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival in Port Angeles. The three-day event features a variety of seafood and other culinary delights, musical entertainment and other activities along the Port Angeles waterfront.
Crews from Bothel-based Grand Event Rentals assemble tent sections on Wednesday that will house parts of this weekend’s 22nd annual Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival in downtown Port Angeles. The three-day event features a wide variety of seafood, music and other activities on the Port Angeles waterfront. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

CrabFest sets up

Crews from Bothel-based Grand Event Rentals assemble tent sections on Wednesday that will house parts of this weekend’s 22nd annual Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival… Continue reading

Crews from Bothel-based Grand Event Rentals assemble tent sections on Wednesday that will house parts of this weekend’s 22nd annual Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival in downtown Port Angeles. The three-day event features a wide variety of seafood, music and other activities on the Port Angeles waterfront. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
A fishing boat makes its way to the ramp at Port Angeles Boat Haven on Tuesday past a line of small sailboats belonging to the Community Boating Program for learn-to-sail classes. As the sailing season nears its end, the Port of Port Angeles plans to remove the floating docks at Boat Haven for the winter season on Oct. 16. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Floating docks

A fishing boat makes its way to the ramp at Port Angeles Boat Haven on Tuesday past a line of small sailboats belonging to the… Continue reading

A fishing boat makes its way to the ramp at Port Angeles Boat Haven on Tuesday past a line of small sailboats belonging to the Community Boating Program for learn-to-sail classes. As the sailing season nears its end, the Port of Port Angeles plans to remove the floating docks at Boat Haven for the winter season on Oct. 16. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)