Peninsula Daily News

Winter officially arrives on the North Olympic Peninsula on Saturday at 5:14 p.m.

That's the day of the shortest daylight period -- only 8 hours, 25 minutes -- and longest darkness of the year. Following the winter solstice,… Continue reading

Clallam: Search and rescue Volunteer of the Year named

Rick McFarlen of Port Angeles was named Volunteer of the Year on Wednesday night for his service with Clallam County Sheriff's Search and Rescue. McFarlen,… Continue reading

Port Townsend: More ferry runs canceled over low tides

Washington State Ferries is altering the run schedule between Port Townsend and Keystone for the next two weeks due to low tides. Low tides are… Continue reading

Peninsula: Smallpox vaccine on the way for health-care workers

Local vaccination plans to assure protection of key people in the case of a smallpox outbreak are in place for high-risk military and health-care workers.… Continue reading

West End: Makah vote on tribal council representative

Makah tribal members in Neah Bay take to the polls today to elect one person to an open seat on the Makah Tribal Council. Candidates… Continue reading

Sports: Sequim High wins Port Townsend tournament

PORT TOWNSEND -- Sequim High School won the Port Townsend Team Wrestling Tournament by not losing a team match. The Wolves went 4-0 against Port… Continue reading

Jefferson County celebrating 150 years

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson County kicks off the celebration of its 150th anniversary with a reception Friday. The event will take place from 5 p.m.… Continue reading

Port Angeles: State Supreme Court Justice Owens keynotes drug court graduation today

State Supreme Court Justice Susan Owens is the featured speaker at today's Clallam County Adult Drug Court graduation. Owens, a former Clallam County District Court… Continue reading

Forks: Festival of Trees raises $8,000

FORKS -- The eighth annual Festival of Trees auction Sunday raised more than $8,000, with all the money going to community projects and scholarships sponsored… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Tanker settlement helps boost stream restoration project

PORT ANGELES -- A Port Angeles creek restoration project is benefiting from an oil spill nearly two years ago by the Alaska Tanker Co. of… Continue reading

Peninsula: State parks panel begins user fee talks this week

The state Parks and Recreation Commission will consider an implementation plan and policy changes for collecting $5 parking permit fees at most state parks, including… Continue reading

Forks: First Twinkle Light Holiday Parade deemed a success

Forks' first foray into holding a holiday parade of light was deemed a brilliant success and the sign of more holiday parades to come. The… Continue reading

Clallam Bay: “Lemon snowflakes” win cookie bakeoff

CLALLAM BAY -- Kristy Sutton's "lemon snowflakes" won the Clallam Bay Post Office's 2002 Great Cookie Bakeoff on Thursday. The holiday cookies were picked as… Continue reading

Hood Canal: Diesel spill closes state Highway 104

SHINE --- Authorities closed state Highway 104 late Wednesday night after a drum of diesel fuel spilled on the road. According to the Washington State… Continue reading

PENINSULA: VICTIM’s WISH LED TO KILLER’s FREEDOM BY EMELINE COKELET

PORT ANGELES -- It's unusual in any murder case for the victim to have a say in the killer's case. But before Jimmie Homer Shreve… Continue reading

Clallam: Commissioners delay passing budget, but split over raising taxes along party lines

Clallam County commissioners postponed adopting their 2003 budget Tuesday, but they increased taxes by a 2-1 vote. The only Republican on the three-member board, Mike… Continue reading

More Port Townsend ferry cancellations

More cancellations of Washington State Ferries runs between Port Townsend and Keystone on Whidbey Island are planned today and Thursday because of low tides and… Continue reading

Sequim: Battelle marine lab studies future growth

SEQUIM -- Battelle Northwest's marine lab on Sequim Bay may soon be enlarged. Officials from the marine lab have met with city, Clallam County and… Continue reading

Sports: Sequim boys rout Forks, 67-25

SEQUIM -- Brady Marunde scored 13 points and Pete McCallum added 12 as the Sequim High Boys basketball team shook early nerves and beat Forks… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Teen booked for arson

PORT ANGELES -- Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy who allegedly set fires to two public restrooms at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave.… Continue reading