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PORT TOWNSEND SCHOOL District Superintendent Carol Andreasen was not sure if the improvised sick day at Port Townsend High School would continue today. "We assume… Continue reading

Sequim growers’ co-op gets grant funds, readies marketing push

SEQUIM -- The Sequim Growers Cooperative has satisfied all the requirements needed for a $54,500 grant awarded more than a year ago to help market… Continue reading

Comment period extended for Fred Hill proposal near Shine

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Jefferson County Department of Community Development has extended to Jan. 28 the period for public comment on a proposed Fred Hill… Continue reading

What to name the new baby (fare)?

PORT ANGELES -- The foot ferry service to Victoria and San Juan Islands is adding a half-price companion fare this year -- and it's looking… Continue reading

Gregoire calls Lower Elwha leader on graving yard issue

Gov. Christine Gregoire called Lower Elwha Tribal Chairwoman Frances Charles to solicit the tribe's position on the Hood Canal Bridge graving yard issue. A spokeswoman… Continue reading

North Olympic Peninsula readers collect 4,000 blank cards for troops overseas

SEQUIM -- A drive to collect blank Valentine's Day cards for soldiers serving overseas netted more than 4,000 cards, which have been shipped to Iraq… Continue reading

Sequim school phone system breaks down

The Sequim School District's phone system broke down Wednesday, forcing school officials to rely on a makeshift network of two-way radios, mobile phones and fax… Continue reading

Small quake under Strait of Juan de Fuca

A "micro earthquake"' measuring 2.4 was centered under the Strait of Juan de Fuca almost halfway between the Dungeness Spit and Victoria on Wednesday. The… Continue reading

Hood Canal Bridge to be intermittently closed Thursday

Routine maintenance inspections of the east-half drawspan will require closing the Hood Canal Bridge to vehicle traffic intermittently on Thursday, the state Department of Transportation… Continue reading

Multicultural Task Force meets again next week

THE PORT ANGELES Multicultural Task Force will continue taking testimony from Lower Elwha Klallam tribal members next Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 3 p.m. to 5… Continue reading

Baby from Port Townsend dies in Seattle; baby-sitter, 13, jailed

A 19-month-old baby from Port Townsend died in West Seattle after being rushed to Harborview Medical Center. Seattle police on Monday said the 13-year-old baby-sitter… Continue reading

Port Angeles Multicultural Task Force meets on Lower Elwha reservation today

The Port Angeles Multicultural Task Force meets today from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to hear from Lower Elwha Klallam tribal members in the wake… Continue reading

Private commuter ferry service between Seattle and Kingston to begins Tuesday

KINGSTON -- Passenger-only ferry service between Seattle and Kingston begins Tuesday. It will be the first ferry service between the two communities in decades. The… Continue reading

Three hurt in icy crash in Jefferson County

GARDINER -- Three people were injured Sunday morning after a pickup truck slid off U.S. Highway 101 at Gardiner Beach Road and another vehicle slid… Continue reading

Juan de Fuca Festival of Arts program wins key award

PORT ANGELES -- The program for the 2003 Juan de Fuca Festival has won a Gold Award from the Washington Festival and Events Association. The… Continue reading

Tse-whit-zen existed before Christ walked the Earth

Tse-whit-zen is 1,000 years older than scientists originally thought. The Native American village may be as old as 2,700 years, Frances Charles, chairwoman of the… Continue reading

Foreign envoys keynote Jamestown S”Klallam event on Saturday

Norway's and Namibia's ambassadors to the United States top a distinguished lineup of guests spanning three continents who will dine on salmon and crab Saturday… Continue reading

Lower Elwha to host healing ceremony at former graving yard site on Saturday

PORT ANGELES -- Anyone with "an open mind and an open heart"' is invited to the Tse-whit-zen village site on Saturday for a four-hour healing… Continue reading

Plumber’s visit led to Port Angeles Wal-Mart evacuation

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County sheriff's investigators have confirmed that it was a miscommunication that led to the evacuation of Wal-Mart on Tuesday evening. Sgt.… Continue reading

Who’s closed, who’s open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Monday in Clallam and Jefferson counties. The following offices and services will be affected: * Government: All… Continue reading