Peninsula Daily News

West End: CenturyTel gets Alltel makes unsolicited $6.1 billion bid from Alltel

Alltel Corp. executives declined to say Wednesday whether they would pursue a hostile takeover of CenturyTel Inc. after the communications provider rejected its $6.1 billion… Continue reading

Peninsula: Burn ban imposed in National Park, Forest

Citing recent dry conditions, Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest officials jointly instituted a ban on open fires, effective today. "With the number of… Continue reading

Peninsula: Jefferson, Clallam jobless rates in different directions

Unemployment last month on the North Olympic Peninsula improved slightly in Jefferson County, but rose 0.4 percent in Clallam County. Jefferson County posted a 5.1… Continue reading

Peninsula: Toxins force closure of shellfish harvesting areas

Clallam County on Tuesday banned shellfish harvesting from the mouth of the Dungeness River east to Discovery Bay because of dangerous toxins. The announcement was… Continue reading

Man hospitalized after driving truck into Hoh River

An elderly man inexplicably drove his pickup into the Hoh River near Allen's Bar in western Jefferson County on Monday. Donald Macomber, 74, of Chehalis… Continue reading

Sequim: Public hearing today on downtown plans

A third public open house on the Downtown Revitalization Project and the redesign of North Sequim Avenue will be held today in the Sequim Community… Continue reading

Peninsula Briefs: Aerial spraying planned in Jefferson County

PORT HADLOCK -- Jefferson County forest landowners and managers will be applying herbicides on their property by helicopter in the coming weeks. Exact dates have… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Carnegie Library decision could come in October

PORT ANGELES -- City engineers should have a better idea by October whether to renovate or restore the historical Carnegie Library on Lincoln Street, Public… Continue reading

Here’s the schedule of today’s events

Jefferson County Fair closes today If you're into mud, today's the day for you at the Jefferson County Fair in Port Townsend. The Olympic Trail… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Local girls advance in Babe Ruth 16-and-under World Series in Louisiana

ABBEVILLE, La. -- Jodie Jones allowed just two hits in 6 1/3 innings and Holly Diimmel drove in three runs as Port Angeles opened the… Continue reading

Jefferson: Road work planned

A 2.5 mile segment of state Route 115 from Nordland to Fort Flagler in Jefferson County will be resurfaced with oil and crushed rock on… Continue reading

LaPush: Hiker breaks leg on beach trail

A Minnesota man was transported to Forks Community Hospital late Wednesday after breaking his leg in a beach hiking area of Olympic National Park. The… Continue reading

Olympic National Park: “Friends group” organizes tonight

A meeting to organize a new group called Friends of Olympic National Park will be held at 7 p.m. tonight in the Port Angeles Library,… Continue reading

Port Hadlock: Photo of bank robber expected today

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office detectives hope to have a photo of the man who on Friday robbed the Port Hadlock branch of Bank of America… Continue reading

Port Townsend: NASA launch of craft containing local parts delayed again

Thick clouds prevented NASA from launching the Genesis solar probe Wednesday on the first U.S. mission to return extraterrestrial samples since the Apollo moon landings,… Continue reading

Sequim: House partially burned

SEQUIM -- A rental home suffered $30,000 worth of damage in fire at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday. The fire burned parts of the back porch and… Continue reading

Victoria: Provincial leaders gather for annual conference

The leaders of Canada's 13 provinces and territories are in Victoria to begin Canada's 42nd annual Premiers Conference today. The annual event is being held… Continue reading

Clallam: Special election filing opens today

A special three-day election filing period opens today for six public offices that attracted no candidates during the regular filing period last week. Those positions… Continue reading

Jefferson: Special election filing opens today

A special three-day election filing period opens today for eight public offices that attracted no candidates during the regular filing period last week. Those positions… Continue reading

Peninsula: Salmon fishing opens today in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Hatchery coho and pink salmon may both be found swimming in waters from Low Point, west of the Elwha River mouth, to Port Townsend. Defined… Continue reading