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A surfer starts to get up on his board to catch a nice 5 foot wave that was formed by high winds and tide at Port Townsend’s Point Hudson beach on Monday morning.

Wave rider hits Point Hudson beach

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A surfer starts to get up on his board to catch a nice 5 foot wave that was formed by high winds and tide at Port Townsend’s Point Hudson beach on Monday morning.
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Terry Ward, vice-president of Sound Publishing and publisher of the six-day-per-week Peninsula Daily News and the weekly Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum, right, speaks about changes to the newspapers during a Tuesday morning breakfast with members of the Port Angeles Business Association. Ward described the switch to delivery-by-mail, adjustments to the publication schedule and the general health of the newspaper group. Among those in attendence were business association members, from left, Dick Pilling, former PDN publisher John Brewer and former mayor Cherie Kidd.

Publisher talks business in Port Angeles

Terry Ward, vice president of Sound Publishing and publisher of the six-day-per-week Peninsula Daily News and the weekly Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum, right, speaks… Continue reading

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Terry Ward, vice-president of Sound Publishing and publisher of the six-day-per-week Peninsula Daily News and the weekly Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum, right, speaks about changes to the newspapers during a Tuesday morning breakfast with members of the Port Angeles Business Association. Ward described the switch to delivery-by-mail, adjustments to the publication schedule and the general health of the newspaper group. Among those in attendence were business association members, from left, Dick Pilling, former PDN publisher John Brewer and former mayor Cherie Kidd.
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Traffic splashes along East Lauridsen Boulevard as water from a main break slows into a storm drain at South Chase Street on Wednesday after a 6-inch water line burst in the 200 block of East Orcas Avenue in Port Angeles. Repairs were expected to be completed by about 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to a report posted late Wednesday afternoon on the city website. Some 54 customers were affected and were under a boil-water advisory, city officials said.

Water main break in Port Angeles

Traffic splashes along East Lauridsen Boulevard as water from a main break flows into a storm drain at South Chase Street on Wednesday after a… Continue reading

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Traffic splashes along East Lauridsen Boulevard as water from a main break slows into a storm drain at South Chase Street on Wednesday after a 6-inch water line burst in the 200 block of East Orcas Avenue in Port Angeles. Repairs were expected to be completed by about 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to a report posted late Wednesday afternoon on the city website. Some 54 customers were affected and were under a boil-water advisory, city officials said.
Ken Lincoln of Port Townsend kayaks across Dungeness Bay against a backdrop of the New Dungeness Lighthouse on Saturday north of Sequim. Lincoln said he was paddling out from Cline Spit to meet a group of other kayakers who were putting in at Port Williams. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Kayaking Dungeness Bay

Ken Lincoln of Port Townsend kayaks across Dungeness Bay against a backdrop of the New Dungeness Lighthouse on Saturday north of Sequim. Lincoln said he… Continue reading

Ken Lincoln of Port Townsend kayaks across Dungeness Bay against a backdrop of the New Dungeness Lighthouse on Saturday north of Sequim. Lincoln said he was paddling out from Cline Spit to meet a group of other kayakers who were putting in at Port Williams. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Allison Berry, public health officer for Clallam and Jefferson counties, left, talks with Marcia Limoges, center, and Bonnie Bless-Boenish of the League of Women Voters of Clallam County before presenting Berry with the organization’s annual “Making a Difference Award” on Tuesday in Port Angeles. Presented in celebration of women’s contributions to history and coinciding with Women’s History Month, the award was given to Berry for her contributions to public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Making a difference

Allison Berry, public health officer for Clallam and Jefferson counties, left, talks with Marcia Limoges, center, and Bonnie Bless-Boenish of the League of Women Voters… Continue reading

Allison Berry, public health officer for Clallam and Jefferson counties, left, talks with Marcia Limoges, center, and Bonnie Bless-Boenish of the League of Women Voters of Clallam County before presenting Berry with the organization’s annual “Making a Difference Award” on Tuesday in Port Angeles. Presented in celebration of women’s contributions to history and coinciding with Women’s History Month, the award was given to Berry for her contributions to public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
A construction crew installs a new traffic light at the corner of Lincoln and Third streets on Tuesday as a traffic improvement project along South Lincoln Street resumes. The project, which includes traffic dividers, lane revisions, sidewalks and crosswalks, began in 2021 and is expected to now add a traffic light and pedestrian crossing flashing light, with work through mid-April. Motorists can expect periodic detours and traffic delays during construction. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Lincoln Street construction

A construction crew installs a new traffic light at the corner of Lincoln and Third streets on Tuesday as a traffic improvement project along South… Continue reading

A construction crew installs a new traffic light at the corner of Lincoln and Third streets on Tuesday as a traffic improvement project along South Lincoln Street resumes. The project, which includes traffic dividers, lane revisions, sidewalks and crosswalks, began in 2021 and is expected to now add a traffic light and pedestrian crossing flashing light, with work through mid-April. Motorists can expect periodic detours and traffic delays during construction. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Cherry blossoms bloom from a tree in the 200 block of West Front Street in Port Angeles on Wednesday. As spring approaches, trees and flowers are beginning to emerge from the chilly slumber of winter. Spring officially begins at 8:33 a.m. on Sunday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Signs of spring

Cherry blossoms bloom from a tree in the 200 block of West Front Street in Port Angeles on Wednesday. As spring approaches, trees and flowers… Continue reading

Cherry blossoms bloom from a tree in the 200 block of West Front Street in Port Angeles on Wednesday. As spring approaches, trees and flowers are beginning to emerge from the chilly slumber of winter. Spring officially begins at 8:33 a.m. on Sunday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Jan Dove plays a guitar that was custom made for her by her husband, luthier Steve Card of Wildcard Guitars, in front of the guitar workshop, 111 N. Oak St., in downtown Port Angeles. Dove said she wanted a classical style guitar, but with a cutout at the base of the neck, so one was made to order. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Custom guitar

Jan Dove plays a guitar that was custom made for her by her husband, luthier Steve Card of Wildcard Guitars, in front of the guitar… Continue reading

Jan Dove plays a guitar that was custom made for her by her husband, luthier Steve Card of Wildcard Guitars, in front of the guitar workshop, 111 N. Oak St., in downtown Port Angeles. Dove said she wanted a classical style guitar, but with a cutout at the base of the neck, so one was made to order. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
To mark the Rotary Club of Port Townsend's $10,000 gift to the Community Boat Project -- which is constructing tiny homes for local farmworkers -- boat project director Wayne Chimenti, far right, and shop organizer Gillian Kenagy, second from right, quickly painted a "check" on a piece of wood. Rotarian Carla Caldwell, far left, and club president Jim Cunnington were among the volunteers who joined a work party toward finishing the project's latest wooden tiny house last week.  Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Donations for wooden tiny houses

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To mark the Rotary Club of Port Townsend's $10,000 gift to the Community Boat Project -- which is constructing tiny homes for local farmworkers -- boat project director Wayne Chimenti, far right, and shop organizer Gillian Kenagy, second from right, quickly painted a "check" on a piece of wood. Rotarian Carla Caldwell, far left, and club president Jim Cunnington were among the volunteers who joined a work party toward finishing the project's latest wooden tiny house last week.  Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
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Steffen Goeber, left, takes a photo of his wife, Sabine Goeber, both of Halle, Germany, as she experience a touch tank during a mask-required session on Saturday a the Feiro Marine Life Center at Port Angeles City Pier. Looking on is Feiro volunteer Jim Jewell.

Feiro sets aside an hour a week for those at high risk

Masks required at special time each Saturday

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Steffen Goeber, left, takes a photo of his wife, Sabine Goeber, both of Halle, Germany, as she experience a touch tank during a mask-required session on Saturday a the Feiro Marine Life Center at Port Angeles City Pier. Looking on is Feiro volunteer Jim Jewell.
Karlena Brailey, left, and Becky Godby, both of Sequim, paddle into John Wayne Marina near Sequim on Wednesday after rowing on the waters of Sequim Bay. The pair said it was a pleasant morning for rowing in a double scull. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Morning paddle on Sequim Bay

Karlena Brailey, left, and Becky Godby, both of Sequim, paddle into John Wayne Marina near Sequim on Wednesday after rowing on the waters of Sequim… Continue reading

Karlena Brailey, left, and Becky Godby, both of Sequim, paddle into John Wayne Marina near Sequim on Wednesday after rowing on the waters of Sequim Bay. The pair said it was a pleasant morning for rowing in a double scull. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Tiffanie Powless gets a splash of yellow at the last color station at the Sun Fun Color Run 5k Saturday morning at the Albert Haller Playfields just north of Carrie Blake Community Park in Sequim. More than 500 participants were registered to run/walk 5k and 1k races, which were among the events offered during the third annual Sunshine Festival on Friday and Saturday.

Sun Fun Color Run

Tiffanie Powless gets a splash of yellow at the last color station at the Sun Fun Color Run 5k Saturday morning at the Albert Haller… Continue reading

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Tiffanie Powless gets a splash of yellow at the last color station at the Sun Fun Color Run 5k Saturday morning at the Albert Haller Playfields just north of Carrie Blake Community Park in Sequim. More than 500 participants were registered to run/walk 5k and 1k races, which were among the events offered during the third annual Sunshine Festival on Friday and Saturday.
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Erik Evans of Port Angeles, otherwise known as the "Parking Lot Piper," gives a free bagpipe performance on Tuesday at Sail and Paddle Park on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles. Evans, who often plays with fellow piper Tomas McCurdy, has been offering weekly outdoor sets since April 2020 and currently pipes on a weather-permitting schedule of noon on Tuesdays on Ediz Hook and noon on Fridays at Sequim's Carrie Blake Park.

Seaside serenade on Ediz Hook

Erik Evans of Port Angeles, otherwise known as the “Parking Lot Piper,” gives a free bagpipe performance on Tuesday at Sail and Paddle Park on… Continue reading

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Erik Evans of Port Angeles, otherwise known as the "Parking Lot Piper," gives a free bagpipe performance on Tuesday at Sail and Paddle Park on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles. Evans, who often plays with fellow piper Tomas McCurdy, has been offering weekly outdoor sets since April 2020 and currently pipes on a weather-permitting schedule of noon on Tuesdays on Ediz Hook and noon on Fridays at Sequim's Carrie Blake Park.
A hiker walks up Olympic Hot Springs Road in the Elwha Valley in Olympic National Park on Saturday. The road remains closed to vehicles just inside the park boundary after portions of it were destroyed by the river in 2015. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Hiking in the valley

A hiker walks up Olympic Hot Springs Road in the Elwha Valley in Olympic National Park on Saturday. The road remains closed to vehicles just… Continue reading

A hiker walks up Olympic Hot Springs Road in the Elwha Valley in Olympic National Park on Saturday. The road remains closed to vehicles just inside the park boundary after portions of it were destroyed by the river in 2015. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Kenneth Tachell of Port Angeles is surrounded by seagulls as he tosses out bread crumbs on Thursday at Ediz Hook in Port Angeles. Tachell said he frequently visits the sand spit to feed and admire the birds. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Follow the bread crumbs

Kenneth Tachell of Port Angeles is surrounded by seagulls as he tosses out bread crumbs on Thursday at Ediz Hook in Port Angeles. Tachell said… Continue reading

Kenneth Tachell of Port Angeles is surrounded by seagulls as he tosses out bread crumbs on Thursday at Ediz Hook in Port Angeles. Tachell said he frequently visits the sand spit to feed and admire the birds. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Dan Conner of Port Angeles leads a convoy of more than 20 cars and trucks up First Street as they begin a drive — displaying signs, honking horns and flashing lights — from “Port to Port” from Port Angeles to Port Townsend and back on Saturday morning. The action was in support of the Canadian Freedom Convoy truckers’ protest against a vaccine mandate for truckers crossing the U.S,-Canada border implemented by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government earlier this month. Saturday’s Olympic Peninsula convoy was organized through Facebook postings. Participants decorated their cars and trucks in the Clallam County Courthouse parking lot in Port Angeles before moving out.
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Dan Conner of Port Angeles leads a convoy of more than 20 cars and trucks up First Street as they begin a drive — displaying signs, honking horns and flashing lights — from “Port to Port” from Port Angeles to Port Townsend and back on Saturday morning. The action was in support of the Canadian Freedom Convoy truckers’ protest against a vaccine mandate for truckers crossing the U.S,-Canada border implemented by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government earlier this month. Saturday’s Olympic Peninsula convoy was organized through Facebook postings. Participants decorated their cars and trucks in the Clallam County Courthouse parking lot in Port Angeles before moving out.
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Ed and Ruth Adams of Sequim walk their collection of shih tzus, from left, Angus, Ruby, Dublin, Ronan and Kenny, along a trail at the Water Reuse Demonstration Park near Carrie Blake Park in Sequim. The pair said each of the dogs had a color-coded leash to better keep track of which one was which.

On a walk with shih tzu

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Ed and Ruth Adams of Sequim walk their collection of shih tzus, from left, Angus, Ruby, Dublin, Ronan and Kenny, along… Continue reading

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Ed and Ruth Adams of Sequim walk their collection of shih tzus, from left, Angus, Ruby, Dublin, Ronan and Kenny, along a trail at the Water Reuse Demonstration Park near Carrie Blake Park in Sequim. The pair said each of the dogs had a color-coded leash to better keep track of which one was which.
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Rowan McCreary, 1, takes delight on riding a spring-loaded teeter totter as her mother, Autumn Wolfgang of Sequim, adds the bounce on Saturday at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim.
The pair was on a family outing to the playground and dog park.

Teeter totter toddler

Rowan McCreary, 1, takes delight on riding a spring-loaded teeter totter as her mother, Autumn Wolfgang of Sequim, adds the bounce on Saturday at Carrie… Continue reading

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Rowan McCreary, 1, takes delight on riding a spring-loaded teeter totter as her mother, Autumn Wolfgang of Sequim, adds the bounce on Saturday at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim.
The pair was on a family outing to the playground and dog park.
Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department employee Eli Hammel snags a floating log blocking a portion of a city-operated boat ramp on Ediz Hook on Thursday. The log was later removed with a front loader and deposited with other woody debris nearby. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Boat ramp cleanup on Ediz Hook

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department employee Eli Hammel snags a floating log blocking a portion of a city-operated boat ramp… Continue reading

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department employee Eli Hammel snags a floating log blocking a portion of a city-operated boat ramp on Ediz Hook on Thursday. The log was later removed with a front loader and deposited with other woody debris nearby. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Peaks of the Olympic Foothills poke out from a layer of clouds and fog as a gull flies over Port Angeles Harbor on Wednesday. Unsettled weather is expected to give way to mostly cloudy skies before rain returns to the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.

Foggy foothills in Port Angeles

Peaks of the Olympic Foothills poke out from a layer of clouds and fog as a gull flies over Port Angeles Harbor on Wednesday. Unsettled… Continue reading

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Peaks of the Olympic Foothills poke out from a layer of clouds and fog as a gull flies over Port Angeles Harbor on Wednesday. Unsettled weather is expected to give way to mostly cloudy skies before rain returns to the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.