Paige Dickerson

First Friday Art Walk, juried show to kick off Irrigation Festival

SEQUIM — The 116th Sequim Irrigation Festival celebration begins today with a full weekend of events. The festival, planned through May 15, will culminate with… Continue reading

How quick work saves life of heart attack victim

PORT ANGELES — No one saw Al Johnson collapse when he was felled by a heart attack in January while working on the Peninsula College… Continue reading

Film in Chimacum explores issues, future of education

By Paige Dickerson Peninsula Daily News CHIMACUM — “Race to Nowhere,” a film exploring current issues and the future of education will be shown Tuesday,… Continue reading

National park ready to keep Hurricane Ridge open all week again next winter

By Paige Dickerson Peninsula Daily News PORT ANGELES — If the money comes through in time, Olympic National Park officials hope to have no interruption… Continue reading

Two who caught a bin Laden cohort in Port Angeles relieved by top terrorist’s death [**Gallery**]

PORT ANGELES — About 11 years after their brush with an Osama bin Laden-trained terrorist, two of the men who helped capture Ahmed Ressam expressed… Continue reading

Career Day draws interest in community, at Port Angeles High School

PORT ANGELES — Want to be in the FBI? How about a chef or a video game designer? In addition to asking students what they… Continue reading

Spirits that can move mountains: Seven Clallam County volunteers honored with awards, stories — even music

PORT ANGELES — Seven community members who have done outstanding deeds of public service were recognized last week with the 2011 Clallam County Community Service… Continue reading

Crescent schools OK cuts in anticipation of state reductions

JOYCE — The Crescent School Board approved cuts that include four layoffs when it met last week. A half-time Spanish teacher and a half-time special-education… Continue reading

Child’s drawing depicts Quileute tribe’s fear of tsunami

LAPUSH — A 7-year-old's drawing that is now part of permanent Senate record started with a child's worst fear. Damon Allen Jones, 7, was drawing… Continue reading

Another Port Angeles burglary after power cut off; suspect rearrested

PORT ANGELES — Three more businesses had power cut and one had cash stolen by a burglar or burglars over the weekend, police said Monday.… Continue reading

Peninsula tourism efforts embrace new statewide visitor marketer

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission is pitching in $5,000 to become a founding member of a new statewide visitor group. The state… Continue reading

Up to 18 teachers, 22 others could lose jobs in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — As many as 18 Port Angeles School District teachers and 22 other staff members were earmarked for layoffs by the School Board… Continue reading

Crescent School Board to consider layoffs this week

JOYCE — The Crescent School Board will consider layoffs of both teachers and other staff members when it meets Thursday. District officials estimate that state… Continue reading

Port of Port Angeles to consider tenant lease clause

PORT ANGELES — Port of Port Angeles commissioners will review their lease policy for tenants who build their own structures when they meet Monday. The… Continue reading

Klallam Earth Day, others focus on Strait beaches

PORT ANGELES — An Earth Day cleanup of 58 miles of Strait of Juan de Fuca beach planned today and Saturday started with a photo… Continue reading

Quileute welcome return of whales in ceremony

LAPUSH — When the Quileute tribe sang and danced a welcome to whales at a special ceremony this week, a pod of orcas showed up… Continue reading

Spring sprucing of beaches for Earth Day by Washington Coast Cleanup

For more than 1,000 volunteers, the focus of Earth Day will be sprucing up the Pacific Coast beaches. The annual Washington Coast Cleanup on Saturday… Continue reading

Port Angeles port breaks ground for new composites ‘campus’ buildings

PORT ANGELES — With flips of a few golden shovels, the work on buildings to allow for the expansion of Angeles Composites Technologies Inc. began… Continue reading

Port Angeles-area regional fire authority proposal delayed for year

PORT ANGELES — The proposed formation of a regional fire authority, which would consolidate the Port Angeles Fire Department and surrounding Clallam County Fire District… Continue reading

Licensing office in Forks set to reopen

FORKS — The state Department of Licensing Office in Forks will reopen at its new location Wednesday after a raw sewage leak prompted the agency… Continue reading