Leah Leach

Officials unsure how heat wave affected algae bloom

PORT TOWNSEND -- The most recent results of testing show no change in the dangers associated with toxic blue-green algae in Jefferson County lakes --… Continue reading

Port Ludlow man hoists the colors for the Fourth

PORT LUDLOW -- This Independence Day weekend, LaMoyne Jevne -- the North Olympic Peninsula's most enthusiastic flag expert -- put more light on his favorite… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: Whidbey Island quake reminder of possibility of big one, scientists say

Peninsula Daily News news sources compiled by Leah Leach, managing editor/news Felt by at least one person as far away as Port Angeles, a 3.7… Continue reading

Half-day kindergarten on agenda; tuition for full day revisited

PORT ANGELES -- Free half-day and extended-day kindergarten will be offered next school year, no matter what the School Board decides tonight. But full-day kindergarten… Continue reading

New Peninsula College arboretum memorializes popular teacher

PORT ANGELES -- A man who loved teaching and nature will be remembered through an arboretum that will be dedicated to his memory at Peninsula… Continue reading

So far, no more garlic mustard weed found

PORT ANGELES -- So far, a lone garlic mustard plant found on Finn Hall Road seems to be the only representative of the invasive weed… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Hall urges forming temporary pool board

PORT ANGELES -- City staff will recommend the appointment of a temporary board to direct the metropolitan park district formed to support the William Shore… Continue reading

Invasive weed found in Port Angeles probably first on Peninsula

PORT ANGELES -- Until he saw it on television, Chuck Sheaffer didn't know he had a killer in his yard -- one apparently new to… Continue reading

Toxins keep Anderson Lake closed

PORT TOWNSEND -- Test results show that toxins in Anderson Lake have decreased, but the lake remains closed -- and is likely to stay closed… Continue reading

Veterans can ride free to Seattle hospitals

PORT ANGELES -- Free bus service is available for North Olympic Peninsula veterans who need to get to appointments at Seattle hospitals during the Hood… Continue reading

Chimacum woman lauded for Puget Sound work

PORT TOWNSEND -- Anne Murphy, who joined the Port Townsend Marine Science Center as a staff member 20 years ago and rose to become its… Continue reading

Port Angeles science teacher wins top honor

PORT ANGELES -- Teaching science to ninth-graders is John Gallagher's dream job. "It's the best job in the world -- teaching science here in Port… Continue reading

First bridge stroll a Port Angeles social event

PORT ANGELES -- Even before the concrete versions of the Tumwater Creek and Valley Creek bridges on Eighth Street officially were opened to pedestrians at… Continue reading

Quilt to make a full-circle journey at Obama inauguration

Lorraine Martin of Port Angeles will carry an old quilt to the Capitol Mall to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama on Jan. 20. The… Continue reading

Volunteers quickly remove sand from display

PORT ANGELES -- Twenty-six people removed 30 tons of sand by hand from the lower level of The Landing mall in 90 minutes on Saturday… Continue reading

Volunteers to remove sand from mall by hand today

PORT ANGELES -- Volunteers plan to move the 30 tons of sand that formed the basis for the Santa in Sand exhibit out of The… Continue reading

Christmas feast planned in Forks

FORKS -- The temperature may be chilly, but inside the Church of the Nazarene, both the food and the company will be warm today. A… Continue reading

Makah grandmothers plan long walk to demand treaty rights be honored

NEAH BAY — Three Makah grandmothers will leave Wednesday for a 330-mile walk and ride to Portland, Ore., to protest what they say is a… Continue reading

Scary moment at the skateboard park: ‘We will wear helmets from now on’

PORT ANGELES — After several hours in an emergency room, Edwin Swagerty, 17, is going to be OK, family and friends say. And from now… Continue reading

Historical society plans 8,000-square-foot building expansion

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Historical Society expects to gather its half-million documents, 20,000 photographs and 20,000 artifacts under one roof after it opens… Continue reading