Leah Leach

Quilt to make a full-circle journey at Obama inauguration

Lorraine Martin of Port Angeles will carry an old quilt to the Capitol Mall to watch the inauguration of Barack Obama on Jan. 20. The… Continue reading

Volunteers quickly remove sand from display

PORT ANGELES -- Twenty-six people removed 30 tons of sand by hand from the lower level of The Landing mall in 90 minutes on Saturday… Continue reading

Volunteers to remove sand from mall by hand today

PORT ANGELES -- Volunteers plan to move the 30 tons of sand that formed the basis for the Santa in Sand exhibit out of The… Continue reading

Christmas feast planned in Forks

FORKS -- The temperature may be chilly, but inside the Church of the Nazarene, both the food and the company will be warm today. A… Continue reading

Makah grandmothers plan long walk to demand treaty rights be honored

NEAH BAY — Three Makah grandmothers will leave Wednesday for a 330-mile walk and ride to Portland, Ore., to protest what they say is a… Continue reading

Scary moment at the skateboard park: ‘We will wear helmets from now on’

PORT ANGELES — After several hours in an emergency room, Edwin Swagerty, 17, is going to be OK, family and friends say. And from now… Continue reading

Historical society plans 8,000-square-foot building expansion

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Historical Society expects to gather its half-million documents, 20,000 photographs and 20,000 artifacts under one roof after it opens… Continue reading

New group wants to acquire Rayonier mill site

PORT ANGELES — It was once the site of the biggest private employer in Clallam and Jefferson counties. Today it's a strategic, 75-acre spit that… Continue reading

Relay for Life in Jefferson County has carnival theme

PORT TOWNSEND — Prepare to be entertained while raising money for cancer research. The Relay for Life of Jefferson County, which begins today at 6… Continue reading

Clallam PUD, other districts to discuss power options

SHELTON — Commissioners and staff members from Clallam County Public Utility District and two other districts will discuss how to keep a lid on rates… Continue reading

Forks mayor under protection after receiving two more anonymous letters

FORKS — Mayor Nedra Reed — on the advice of law enforcement — has taken protective measures to protect herself after receiving three anonymous letters.… Continue reading

Tribal charge dismissed against Makah whalers

NEAH BAY — One charge in Makah Tribal Court against five men who killed a whale in an unauthorized hunt last September has been dismissed.… Continue reading

New animal control deputy offers solutions

Your neighbors have told you that your incessantly barking dog drives them crazy. You're sympathetic. Or not. But, truth is, the constant racket wears on… Continue reading

Critics rap whaling sentences

Anti-whaling group representatives said three of the five Makah men who fatally shot and harpooned a gray whale in September got off too easy with… Continue reading

Hundreds of millworkers idled again — or still

More than 200 Clallam County forest products mill workers won't have a job to go to this week. Portac Inc.'s Beaver mill will be down,… Continue reading

Three Forks police employees fired; mayor and chief still mum over why

FORKS — Three city Police Department employees who had been on unpaid administrative leave since Jan. 28 have been terminated effective today. It's a move… Continue reading

Miniature mountain base for winery’s fountain

PORT ANGELES — A mountain in miniature, a hunk of 1,600 pounds of raw jade polished here and there to bring out varied hues of… Continue reading

Forks mayor expects decisions soon on three employees on administrative leave

FORKS — Mayor Nedra Reed will make a decision soon about the fate of three Forks Police Department employees placed on paid administrative leave for… Continue reading

Peninsula school districts examine origin of beef in wake of state warning

Several school districts on the North Olympic Peninsula are among more than 100 districts statewide that have pulled beef from the menu in the wake… Continue reading

Can’t get new-license date? Try again

PORT ANGELES — If you couldn't get an appointment to apply for an enhanced driver's license last week, try again by phoning 866-520-4365. Demand for… Continue reading