Leah Leach

Friday Harbor center identifies orcas that visited Port Angeles Harbor

PORT ANGELES — Two orcas who made a rare appearance in Port Angeles Harbor last week are transients known to the Center for Whale Research… Continue reading

Some events, but no float: Rhododendron Festival short on funds, volunteers in Jefferson County

PORT TOWNSEND — The Rhododendron Festival Association will have no float in its own parade in May. It can’t afford it, said the president of… Continue reading

Tree removal part of old Lincoln School site renovation in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Last week's removal of about a dozen aging or diseased trees is only the first step in a renovation of the exterior… Continue reading

Is it the flu? Maybe, maybe not

You’re coughing and have chills and fever. Your muscles ache. You have no energy. Is it the flu? Not necessarily. It could be something called… Continue reading

Three-mile sheen spotted in vicinity where boat sank off Pacific coast

LAPUSH -- A boat that sank in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary on Thursday is apparently leaking diesel fuel and it is too deep… Continue reading

Pedestrian, 88, hit by car in Sequim dies of injuries

SEQUIM -- An 88-year-old Sequim woman who was hit by a car last week when she walked across North Fifth Avenue while walking her dog… Continue reading

Artwork auction to benefit Plant-A-Thon; 5,000 trees to be planted starting Saturday

PORT TOWNSEND -- Original artwork by award-winning Port Townsend artist Richard Jesse Watson is being auctioned online now to benefit the Plant-A-Thon Project, which will… Continue reading

Bounty records tell story of Clallam’s past

PORT ANGELES -- Back when the now-extinct wolves roamed the forests of the North Olympic Peninsula, hunters received bounties, paid in gold, on the hides… Continue reading

Peninsula well-kept secret, magazine contest shows

The results so far of the Reader's Digest magazine's campaign "We Hear You America" show that the attractions of the North Olympic Peninsula are, indeed,… Continue reading

Highways passable after tons of mud, debris come down

Workers chipped out access Saturday around a massive mud slide on state Highway 112 that isolated Neah Bay and cleared another slide on the opposite… Continue reading

‘Adrian Cross’ radio drama cast to throw free party in Sequim (***GALLERY***)

SEQUIM -- John Grissim may beat his chest at a "Mingle with the Cast Party" on Saturday, Jan. 8 -- but if he does, it… Continue reading

‘Adrian Cross’ radio drama in Sequim rescheduled for January

SEQUIM -- The radio drama "Adrian Cross, For Hire" is a little late, but it will be on the air. "Adrian Cross, For Hire --… Continue reading

State grant cutbacks to affect four agencies from Neah Bay to Port Townsend

A slash of half of a state agency's contracted grants to community health clinics will carve a large dent into Olympic Community Action Programs' dental… Continue reading

Jefferson County starts emergency blog; Clallam mulls idea

A new blog gives Jefferson County residents updated information on weather conditions, roads and power outages -- and Clallam County emergency management officials are considering… Continue reading

Lost dog found after 25 days at Lake Crescent

LAKE CRESCENT -- Katie, a sheltie who was lost for more than three weeks, is now home safe. She was brought home Friday "after 25… Continue reading

Grocery worker strike would avoid Peninsula — for now

A possible strike by Safeway, Albertsons and QFC grocery workers looming on the eve of the Thanksgiving rush wouldn't affect the North Olympic Peninsula --… Continue reading

No second ferry for PT route? Option for budget cuts includes sending Salish to San Juans

A second ferry for the Port Townsend-Coupeville route is now in doubt. One of the options for trimming nearly $17 million from its 2011 budget… Continue reading

Season’s first big storm headed toward Peninsula

The first big storm of the season is blowing toward the North Olympic Peninsula from the central Pacific. Warming up for the big one are… Continue reading

Rescued fishers set free near Hurricane Ridge

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- Two orphaned fisher kits, who had thrived in foster care after they were rescued from their den, are now taking care… Continue reading

Navy accepting final comments on increased training

The Navy is accepting public comment on the final environmental impact statement for expanding training activities for the Pacific Fleet both off the Pacific Coast… Continue reading