Leah Leach

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

Pact aimed at protecting blacktail doe far-reaching

A Makah study showing a trend of declining blacktail deer numbers prompted action to protect does by most of the treaty tribes on the North… Continue reading

Two races in question on eve of next vote count in Jefferson County

PORT TOWNSEND -- Two questions remain unanswered on the eve of a second count of ballots in the Jefferson County primary election. Did the Port… Continue reading

Proposed Port Angeles schools budget calls for teaching position cuts

PORT ANGELES -- The School Board will conduct an informal budget presentation tonight on a draft 2010-11 general budget of $38,967,760 that cuts no major… Continue reading

Police step up efforts in response to Port Angeles burglaries

PORT ANGELES -- Police are stepping up patrols and using high-tech help in their investigation of a spate of burglaries that number at least 53… Continue reading

PenPly’s fall of sawdust stopped, or at least slowed some

PORT ANGELES -- The sawdust sifting onto rocks, into sidewalk cracks and onto windows and windshields from the Peninsula Plywood plant has been curtailed, said… Continue reading

PenPly to furlough about 92 this week

PORT ANGELES -- Peninsula Plywood, which began making plywood in March, will stop production for one week, furloughing about 92 employees from Monday through Friday… Continue reading

Community development director candidates emphasize experience at forum in Forks

EDITOR'S NOTE -- This is the last of a two-part series on a candidates forum in Forks this week. FORKS -- Candidates for Clallam County's… Continue reading

West End county commissioner candidates gather at forum in Forks

EDITOR'S NOTE -- This is the first of a two-part series on a candidates forum in Forks this week. FORKS -- Perhaps the best illustration… Continue reading

New state ferry picking up vibrations; could delay Port Townsend debut

State ferries engineers hope to have answers early this week after sea trials revealed excessive vibration in the driveline of the newly built Chetzemoka ferry,… Continue reading

Upper Sims Way project under budget, says city manager

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Upper Sims Way renovation project came in a little more than $1 million under budget, said City Manager David Timmons on… Continue reading

Makah to welcome 100 canoes today

NEAH BAY -- Improvements made on the Makah reservation will last long after this week's Tribal Canoe Journey celebration, which begins today with the welcoming… Continue reading

Port Townsend Paper seeks comment on biomass ‘clean’ power plan

PORT TOWNSEND -- The public can comment on a proposed state order that would clear the way for a cogeneration project using wood chips at… Continue reading

Marrowstone commercial shellfish areas clear of red tide, but levels off the chart in San Juans

Marrowstone Island's rich commercial shellfish beds are clear of paralytic shellfish toxin, results from samples taken this week show. Shellfish from beaches along Marrowstone Island,… Continue reading

Disc golf course opens at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- Disc golfers threw a party Saturday to celebrate the opening of the first nine holes of a course at Lincoln Park. They… Continue reading

Novus Auto Glass owner picks up after fire

CARLSBORG -- The day after the fire, Brent Larson repaired a customer's windshield out in the parking lot before heading down to The Home Depot… Continue reading

Deputies seeking missing man and toddler find man’s car, abandoned

PORT ANGELES — The car in which a missing man drove off from the Lyre River campground with his toddler daughter Friday morning was found… Continue reading