Leah Leach

Humboldt squid beach themselves on Northwest beaches (UPDATE)

SEKIU — The giant Humboldt squid that invaded North Olympic Peninsula waters earlier this month apparently have taken to beaching themselves. Observers in Clallam Bay… Continue reading

State attorney general in Port Angeles for meeting about drugs Monday

PORT ANGELES -- State Attorney General Rob McKenna will focus on illegal use of prescription drugs and methamphetamine during a public meeting in the Clallam… Continue reading

Makah art center, incubator in works; ceremony today

NEAH BAY -- A prayer song about forgiveness will bless the beginning of construction of a community art center and cottage industry incubator next to… Continue reading

Water managers ask for conservation; Fairview system at Stage 3 alert

PORT ANGELES -- Although water managers fear supplies will be strained before the rains come in the fall, the only mandatory conservation measures ordered on… Continue reading

Fire above Brinnon ‘like a fireworks display’

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- Despite flames one Duckabush Road homeowner described as "like Roman candles" and thick smoke visible as far away as Olympia last… Continue reading

13 Peninsula schools on federal watch list; WASL results fall short for second consecutive year

Thirteen North Olympic Peninsula schools made a federal watch list for the first time this year, according to preliminary results from testing in the 2008-09… Continue reading

Anderson Lake algae ‘won’t stop’

PORT TOWNSEND -- Anderson Lake, green with algae scum, is so toxic it's in a class by itself in Jefferson County. "If we had a… Continue reading

Officials unsure how heat wave affected algae bloom

PORT TOWNSEND -- The most recent results of testing show no change in the dangers associated with toxic blue-green algae in Jefferson County lakes --… Continue reading

Port Ludlow man hoists the colors for the Fourth

PORT LUDLOW -- This Independence Day weekend, LaMoyne Jevne -- the North Olympic Peninsula's most enthusiastic flag expert -- put more light on his favorite… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: Whidbey Island quake reminder of possibility of big one, scientists say

Peninsula Daily News news sources compiled by Leah Leach, managing editor/news Felt by at least one person as far away as Port Angeles, a 3.7… Continue reading

Half-day kindergarten on agenda; tuition for full day revisited

PORT ANGELES -- Free half-day and extended-day kindergarten will be offered next school year, no matter what the School Board decides tonight. But full-day kindergarten… Continue reading

New Peninsula College arboretum memorializes popular teacher

PORT ANGELES -- A man who loved teaching and nature will be remembered through an arboretum that will be dedicated to his memory at Peninsula… Continue reading

So far, no more garlic mustard weed found

PORT ANGELES -- So far, a lone garlic mustard plant found on Finn Hall Road seems to be the only representative of the invasive weed… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Hall urges forming temporary pool board

PORT ANGELES -- City staff will recommend the appointment of a temporary board to direct the metropolitan park district formed to support the William Shore… Continue reading

Invasive weed found in Port Angeles probably first on Peninsula

PORT ANGELES -- Until he saw it on television, Chuck Sheaffer didn't know he had a killer in his yard -- one apparently new to… Continue reading

Toxins keep Anderson Lake closed

PORT TOWNSEND -- Test results show that toxins in Anderson Lake have decreased, but the lake remains closed -- and is likely to stay closed… Continue reading

Veterans can ride free to Seattle hospitals

PORT ANGELES -- Free bus service is available for North Olympic Peninsula veterans who need to get to appointments at Seattle hospitals during the Hood… Continue reading

Chimacum woman lauded for Puget Sound work

PORT TOWNSEND -- Anne Murphy, who joined the Port Townsend Marine Science Center as a staff member 20 years ago and rose to become its… Continue reading

Port Angeles science teacher wins top honor

PORT ANGELES -- Teaching science to ninth-graders is John Gallagher's dream job. "It's the best job in the world -- teaching science here in Port… Continue reading

First bridge stroll a Port Angeles social event

PORT ANGELES -- Even before the concrete versions of the Tumwater Creek and Valley Creek bridges on Eighth Street officially were opened to pedestrians at… Continue reading