Leah Leach

Esprit transgender convention begins this week in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- Men paying women the compliment of imitation will begin arriving in town today for the weeklong Esprit 2010 convention. About 110 people… Continue reading

Diving in to reopen the Forks pool: Group, led by former mayor, seeks solutions

FORKS -- Efforts are being renewed to reopen the Quillayute Valley Aquatic Center, which has been closed since September 2006 after being open for only… Continue reading

Iceland volcano halts family reunion for Port Angeles woman

PORT ANGELES -- In all their planning of their annual family reunion, the Calabrias never considered the possibility of a volcanic eruption. This week's trip… Continue reading

State cuts slightly kinder than feared toward shaky Port Angeles school budget

PORT ANGELES -- The final legislative cut is deep, but it isn't as bad as Port Angeles School District officials feared it would be. When… Continue reading

‘Toast to Earth Day’ offers films at Wine on the Waterfront

PORT ANGELES -- Biologist, landscape architect and filmmaker Shelly Solomon wants people to know that all the environmental news isn't bad. Some people are doing… Continue reading

Second wave of census forms sent out; if you returned the first one, tear this one up

If you filled out and returned one U.S. Census form, and then receive another in the mail, tear the second one up, throw it away,… Continue reading

Jobless rate, jobs created both inch up on Peninsula

Although unemployment rates inched up in the North Olympic Peninsula, the number of jobs in both Clallam and Jefferson counties increased from January to February,… Continue reading

Port Angeles couple’s project helps Maasai ward off malaria

PORT ANGELES -- Tom and Rhonda Curry have put their combined health care administration expertise to work in a nonprofit to help fight malaria among… Continue reading

Land trust members to vote on deal with Friends of Fields

The North Olympic Land Trust and Friends of the Fields are one step away from merging into one group devoted to protecting Clallam County land… Continue reading

Clallam libraries slate weeklong closures, furloughs, more amid budget shortfall

The Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks and Clallam Bay public libraries will be closed the last week of March to save money in light of an… Continue reading

Olympic National Park plans 240-acre expansion near Ozette

. OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- A proposed addition of 240 acres near Lake Ozette would change the boundary of the North Olympic Peninsula's national park… Continue reading

Popsicle sticks, Elmer’s glue and pressure: Sequim students build bridges, win awards

How many pounds of pressure on a bridge built of Popsicle sticks and Elmer's glue, itself weighing no more than 250 grams, bear before it… Continue reading

Beware: Credit card scam hits Port Angeles, Sequim

PORT ANGELES -- The Port Angeles Police Department has been inundated with complaints about a credit/debit card scam that hit the city on Thursday. "It's… Continue reading

Slipout hole is gone; Hurricane Ridge Road repair on schedule

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- Construction crews repairing Hurricane Ridge Road at the site of a January slipout aren't working in a hole anymore. Having removed… Continue reading

Lower Elwha Klallam’s ‘Bunker’ scene of emergency-response drill

It was just a drill. But it was realistic, said Hollie Kaufman, nurse practitioner at the Lower Elwha Health Clinic, one of the 14 people… Continue reading

Port Angeles girl, 5, digs into piggy bank for Haiti because she ‘just wanted to help’

PORT ANGELES -- Out of the more than $10,000 given to the Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American Red Cross for Haitian relief, one donation… Continue reading

Deadline Tuesday for new water rule suggestions

The deadline for submitting suggestions for a preview of a draft of a proposed rule for managing water in the Dungeness River watershed is Tuesday.… Continue reading

Playground slide for Theo: School remembers 6-year-old who had the big smile

PORT ANGELES -- One of Theo Nelson's last acts, before the 6-year-old died in a car wreck Oct. 18, was to set aside money on… Continue reading

Parents of student killed in car crash arrive in Port Angeles from China

PORT ANGELES -- The parents of Chinese student Duo Li, who died in a U.S. Highway 101 collision Dec. 12, arrived in Port Angeles on… Continue reading

Boat settles into Port Angeles estuary; salvage solution seen by end of week

PORT ANGELES -- Some solution to the salvaging of the 36-foot boat with no name grounded in Valley Creek Estuary is expected by the end… Continue reading