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Sequim High School principal Shawn Langston (foreground, left) and photography teacher Jim Heintz look on at an SHS graduation rehearsal on Jan 9. An estimated 187 seniors will graduate at the school’s commencement ceremony on Friday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Clallam County high school graduations this weekend

Ceremonies less restrictive than in 2020

Sequim High School principal Shawn Langston (foreground, left) and photography teacher Jim Heintz look on at an SHS graduation rehearsal on Jan 9. An estimated 187 seniors will graduate at the school’s commencement ceremony on Friday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Past winners of the Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby grand prize gather at Swain's General Store with Wilder Toyota owner Dan Wilder to gaze upon this year's top prize, a 2021 Toyota Corolla, which is donated by Wilder. From left are Angeline Parrish, 2019 winner;  Kim Skerbeck, 1995; Mary and Harry Hebert, 2002; Tom Baerman, winner along with wife Jackie in 2011; Dan Wilder; Steve Zenovic (2018); Annette Wendell, 1992; Dan Sinnes, 1998 and Zenovic's wife Nina. All of the past 30 winners of the car have been from Port Angeles and Sequim, except for one.

Duck Derby race on for Sunday

Tickets still available

Past winners of the Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby grand prize gather at Swain's General Store with Wilder Toyota owner Dan Wilder to gaze upon this year's top prize, a 2021 Toyota Corolla, which is donated by Wilder. From left are Angeline Parrish, 2019 winner;  Kim Skerbeck, 1995; Mary and Harry Hebert, 2002; Tom Baerman, winner along with wife Jackie in 2011; Dan Wilder; Steve Zenovic (2018); Annette Wendell, 1992; Dan Sinnes, 1998 and Zenovic's wife Nina. All of the past 30 winners of the car have been from Port Angeles and Sequim, except for one.
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Towering trees surround the site of the future Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles on Saturday. Fifteen trees at the site are slated for removal to make way for an updated playground.

Trees to be cleared for Dream Playground

Erickson Playfield to be closed Monday, Tuesday

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Towering trees surround the site of the future Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles on Saturday. Fifteen trees at the site are slated for removal to make way for an updated playground.

Two-boat service delayed again

Elected officials plan discussion with state ferries chief

Jamestown Family Clinic workers and Community Emergency Response Team volunteers celebrate the final day of the mass vaccination drive-thru clinic Thursday at Carrie Blake Community Park in Sequim.
Jamestown Family Clinic workers and Community Emergency Response Team volunteers celebrate the final day of the mass vaccination drive-thru clinic Thursday at Carrie Blake Community Park in Sequim.

COVID-19 cases increase among children in Clallam

School reports one case of either staff member or student

Terry Ward.

Sound Publishing’s Peninsula newspapers survive a hard year

Publisher tells of COVID-19 experience

Terry Ward.

Port Angeles commercial passenger air service possible soon, officials say

Port action could end nearly seven years without flights

Bob Reid, owner of Reid & Johnson Motors in Port Angeles, stands in the shop area of the establishment on Saturday as he prepares to close the business. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Reid & Johnson Motors Inc. closing its doors

Many times voted ‘the best’ in annual contest

Bob Reid, owner of Reid & Johnson Motors in Port Angeles, stands in the shop area of the establishment on Saturday as he prepares to close the business. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Raw milk dairy reopens; one cow source of illness

The Dungeness Valley Creamery is back in business after a massive recall and closure due to an unusual contamination of its raw milk… Continue reading

Police, firefighters rescue paraplegic woman, caretaker

A bed-ridden woman and her caretaker were taken to Olympic Medical Center after a fire was extinguished in a home on the… Continue reading

Dungeness Creamery shuts down production

New bacterium connected to dairy’s raw millk

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An excavator operated by Greg Hopf of Port Angeles-based 2 Grade, LLC tears down a portion of the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles on Saturday to make way for a new play structure scheduled to be built this summer.

Demolition makes way for new dream

Community build planned in June

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An excavator operated by Greg Hopf of Port Angeles-based 2 Grade, LLC tears down a portion of the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles on Saturday to make way for a new play structure scheduled to be built this summer.