Peninsula Daily News

Boaters cause concerns for orcas on Hood Canal

Some Hood Canal residents are worried that boat traffic could be disrupting the hunting patterns of killer whales visiting their long waterway. The number of… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Roughriders sending three wrestlers to regionals

Port Angeles High School is sending three wrestlers to the regional championships this coming weekend. Julio Garcia, Nick Borchers and Cory Looney all finished in… Continue reading

FBI search for missing woman turns up empty

Port Angeles police have renewed their search for a local woman who was reported missing nearly 33 years ago from her Port Angeles home. Bertha… Continue reading

Good news for PT Paper workers

Salaried Port Townsend Paper employees will be reimbursed for the 10 percent pay cut they took for three months last year. In total, about $130,000… Continue reading

Clallam: More ballot counting scheduled

Clallam County elections officials will count 2,206 more ballots at 9 a.m. Friday for two-year maintenance and operations levy elections in three school districts. As… Continue reading

Forks: Scholarship auction dates changed

The annual Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction has been rescheduled for March 15 and March 16 because of conflicting student activities. The auction was originally scheduled… Continue reading

Teen allegedly prints money, tries to pass it in Canada

A 17-year-old boy will be arraigned today in Clallam County juvenile court for felony forgery and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. The boy is accused of… Continue reading

Sequim: Space junk may be to blame, ex-space industry worker says

BY JIM MANDERS SEQUIM -- A retired scientist who worked in Kennedy Space Center's satellite operations center and who hosted astronaut William "Willie" C. McCool… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Fluoridation speakers today at PA chamber

Water fluoridation in Port Angeles is the program at the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce's no-host luncheon meeting today. Dr. Steve Chapman, Dr. Todd Irwin,… Continue reading

West End: Dead whale likely hit by ship

LAPUSH -- A Baird's beaked whale that washed up dead on the shore near La Push last week apparently was killed after it was struck… Continue reading

Clallam: United Way recognizes donors, volunteers

PORT ANGELES -- United Way staff on Thursday recognized the volunteers and contributors who have raised $788,469 in the agency's 2002 funding campaign. Officials expect… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Petitions oppose City Hall annex

BY KEVEN DREWS PORT TOWNSEND -- A local resident says he will present petitions at Monday night's City Council meeting that are signed by as… Continue reading

Port Angeles: School panel to discuss property tax issue

Port Angeles School Board members tonight will discuss the tax settlement between Daishowa America Co. Ltd. and Clallam County. The settlement is expected to change… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Shipbuilder thanks backers

Stas Margaronis, president of Santa Maria Shipping LLC and its subsidiary, Liberty Shipbuilding, says he "thanks Port Angeles and the Port Commission for the opportunity… Continue reading

Clallam: Report says meth-lab count up in last year

BY EMELINE COKELET The number of reported methamphetamine labs in the state decreased for the first time last year since 1995, but Clallam County is… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Regatta to kick off sailing season

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Wooden Boat Foundation is gearing up for its 12th annual Shipwrights' Regatta. This year, the race celebrating shipwrights is slated for… Continue reading

Sequim: Dungeness Bay may close to shellfishing

BY JIM MANDERS SEQUIM -- Continued pollution may soon prompt the closure of all commercial and recreational shellfishing in Dungeness Bay. Although the decision on… Continue reading

Olympic National Park: “Star party” tonight

To celebrate a piece of pillow basalt from Olympic National Park orbiting Earth on the space shuttle Columbia, officials will host a "Rock in Space"'… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend spurns any money to Fort Worden parking cause

Port of Port Townsend officials said Wednesday they cannot justify spending $2,000 to offset parking fees at Fort Worden State Park. Commissioners agreed there would… Continue reading

Port security training offered

Coast Guard Group Port Angeles is sponsoring port security training for North Olympic Peninsula officials and business operators. The Jan. 28 training session is open… Continue reading