Leah Leach

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

Potentially lethal levels of red tide hits Clallam County, may be moving east to Jefferson

A massive influx of red tide at levels not seen in at least a decade is inundating shellfish in Clallam County sea waters with potentially… Continue reading

Scientists to begin charting amazing coral colonies in ocean off Olympic Peninsula (**Gallery**)

OLYMPIC COAST NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY -- The light on the traveling robotic camera sweeps back and forth over the ocean floor in a bleak darkness… Continue reading

Chance meeting at 14,000 feet: Peninsula climbers scale McKinley

Picture this: Two climbers, one from Irondale and the other from Port Angeles, meet at 14,000 feet on Mount McKinley, the 20,320-foot Alaskan peak that… Continue reading

Rothschild heirs bring memories to Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- Dorette Rothschild Lemon, 91, remembers visiting her grandparents in Port Townsend when she was a child living in Seattle. Last week, she… Continue reading

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