Leah Leach

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

Locations announced for swine flu vaccine in Clallam, Jefferson counties

As supply finally catches up with demand for the swine flu vaccine, so that everyone who wants it can get it starting Monday, the pool… Continue reading

‘Symbol of harmony’ to be raised in Port Angeles as part of ‘New Moon’ release

PORT ANGELES -- A symbol of harmony, a 14-foot-tall rendition of Native American art with Bear Man, Raven and Owl, will be erected in time… Continue reading

Get-in-the-vote effort conducted in tight Port Angeles council race

PORT ANGELES -- The potential gain may be less than they had originally thought, but campaign workers for Edna Petersen, who is 30 votes behind… Continue reading

Crescent School students honored for suicide prevention work

JOYCE-- Crescent School's youth suicide prevention team has won the Trevor R. Simpson Award, a statewide award, for its prevention efforts for the last school… Continue reading

Tribal leaders want to see if action will follow Obama’s order to his Cabinet

In the wake of an unprecedented gathering of more than 400 Native American leaders with President Obama and Cabinet members last week, a question remains:… Continue reading

Gray wolf plan to be discussed in Sequim this week

SEQUIM -- The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will present details of a proposed wolf management plan -- which could result in gray wolves… Continue reading

Wife of accused bank robber says she had no idea

PORT TOWNSEND -- Their life together sounds idyllic. Before Michael Fenter was taken into custody, accused of one bank robbery and suspected in three others,… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: Are wolves at the Peninsula’s door?

Will gray wolves, which had almost disappeared from Washington state by the 1920s, ever return to the North Olympic Peninsula? It's not likely. But there… Continue reading

State sets cougar hunt in Toandos-Quilcene areas

A higher-than-normal number of reports of cougar attacks on livestock in the Toandos Peninsula and near Quilcene has prompted the state to allow private hunters… Continue reading

Elwha River turns red for pre-dam removal test

PORT ANGELES -- Part of the Lower Elwha glowed red Tuesday during one of the tests needed to prepare for the removal of two dams… Continue reading

Toxic algae still keeping Jefferson lakes closed

PORT TOWNSEND -- The amount of potentially toxic blue-green algae in three Jefferson County lakes remains dangerously high on the eve of a seasonal reduction… Continue reading

Seabirds on Northwest coast “chilled to death” by brown algae protein (UPDATE)

LAPUSH — Researchers have confirmed that hundreds of sea ducks found dead and dying on West End beaches were severely chilled rather than poisoned. Several… Continue reading