Keith Thorpe

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

Small wildland blaze hints at season ahead

JOYCE -- A wildland fire charred about half an acre of brushy woods near Joyce on Thursday, leaving fire officials there leery of the upcoming… Continue reading

Crane topples on Port Angeles pier; operator injured

PORT ANGELES — A crane toppled at the Port of Port Angeles Terminal 1 pier, leaving the operator seriously injured on Wednesday. The man, who… Continue reading

Peninsula: Private submarine tested in Lake Crescent

LAKE CRESCENT -- Yes, there really is a submarine cruising Lake Crescent this week. The sub, built by U.S. Submarines, is among the first personal… Continue reading

Healed falcon back in the wild

PORT ANGELES -- When the opportunity came, Corina didn't hesitate. She shot off like a rocket on a course for freedom. Corina, the nickname given… Continue reading

Olympic National Park: Removal of twisted, scattered wreckage from plane crash begins

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- Workers began the daunting task Saturday of removing the wreckage of a small plane that crashed Tuesday night near the Heart… Continue reading

Sequim: Various types of fauna celebrated at Dungeness River fest

SEQUIM -- Hundreds of people attended the annual Dungeness River Festival, but the true guests of honor were the birds, the bugs and the fish.… Continue reading

The beat goes on at Elwha powwow

PORT ANGELES -- The steady beat of drumming filled the Lower Elwha Tribal Center gymnasium Saturday as the Elwha River Powwow entered its second day… Continue reading

Smooth operators in belt sander races at Building and Remodeling Expo

There's nothing like leaving the competition in the sawdust. More than a dozen competitors tried to dust their opponents Saturday for the first round of… Continue reading

Being close isn’t always good enough; sometimes precision is everything.

Nine industrial arts students from Port Angeles High School took precision seriously Saturday during a skills competition for precision machining. The three-part competition opens the… Continue reading

Narrow canyon comes alive with images of “demons”

It doesn't have to be Halloween to see goblins, but it does take imagination. Charles A. Barnes had imagination when he spotted the Goblin Gates… Continue reading