Peninsula Daily News

PENINSULA: Bush energy plan draws praise, criticism

> President Bush's 105-point plan to address the nation's energy woes was welcomed Thursday by Northwest Republicans as a way to ease the region's energy… Continue reading

PORT TOWNSEND: Here’s the lineup for this weekend’s Rhododendron Festival activities

> Friday 3 p.m. -- Carnival opens, Memorial Field. 3:30 p.m. -- Kiddie Parade. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. -- Kiwanis Fish Fry, American Legion.… Continue reading

PENINSULA: `Seafood gumbo” for outdoor seekers

> A gumbo of local seafood possibilities awaits anglers and shellfishers over the next two weeks. It begins with the first in a series of… Continue reading

PORT TOWNSEND: Police to seek drunken drivers during fest

> Don't mix your drinks with this weekend's Rhododendron Festival, law-enforcers are warning. Authorities in Jefferson County will be focusing on finding drunk drivers this… Continue reading

SEQUIM: Bill Elliott officially named city manager

> Bill Elliott officially became the new Sequim city manager Wednesday. The City Council voted unanimously to appoint the former Milton-Freewater, Ore., city manager to… Continue reading

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK: Ranger said rescue of injured horseman was most difficult

> PORT ANGELES -- The Monday rescue of a 50-year-old man who was thrown from a horse in Olympic National Park was the most difficult… Continue reading

PENINSULA: Jobless rate continues to improve

> The decline in the unemployment rate on the North Olympic Peninsula continued unabated in April. According to state Employment Security Department statistics, unemployment in… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: No rest for the cutter

> Active SAN DIEGO -- The cutter Active doesn't plan to rest. After being involved in the largest drug seizure in maritime history, the Port… Continue reading

PORT LUDLOW: Port Angeles high-schooler shoots 82 to get to state boys golf championships

> PORT LUDLOW -- Bob Rymer will be representing Port Angeles High School at the 4A state boys golf championships this coming Monday and Tuesday.… Continue reading

BRINNON: Two injured in U.S. Highway 101 crash

> Two women were injured in a single-car crash Monday on U.S. Highway 101 near Brinnon, authorities say. Joy Nelson, 40, of Kelso was driving… Continue reading

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK: Man wheeled out after fall from horse

> A 50-year-old man was injured Monday when he was thrown from a horse on Little River Trail in Olympic National Park. Park officials received… Continue reading

Port Angeles cutter seizes record cocaine haul off Mexico

> SAN DIEGO -- A Port Angeles-based Coast Guard cutter 2,600 miles from home has made the largest drug seizure in maritime history. The cutter… Continue reading

WEST END: School team places in state environment contest

> A team from Forks High School placed third in the state Envirothon competition held in Leavenworth last week. The Envirothon is an "outdoor science… Continue reading

PORT TOWNSEND: Rhododendron Festival schedule

> Sunday, May 13 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arts & Crafts Fair, downtown Monday, May 14 3 p.m., Royalty Hand Prints, Haller Fountain, Downtown… Continue reading

SEQUIM: 106th Irrigation Festival Schedule of Events

> Sunday, May 13: Noon -- Funtastic Carnival, Sequim High School, "Green Field."' Noon-4 p.m. -- Sequim Arts members' art show and sale, open for… Continue reading

PORT TOWNSEND: Rhododendron Festival schedule

> Saturday, May 12 8 a.m., Rhody Bike Tour, 31 to 62 miles; begins at Haines Place Park & Ride. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.… Continue reading

SEQUIM: 106th Irrigation Festival Schedule of Events

> Friday, May 11: 7 a.m.-9 a.m. -- Crazy Days Pioneer Breakfast, Sequim Elks Club, Port Williams Road. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. -- Art Flair art… Continue reading

High gas prices bypass North Olympic Peninsula

> Washington average as of Wednesday: $1.59/gallon for regular, $1.73/gallon for premium. $1.63/$1.83 A month ago: $1.59/$1.79 A year ago: $1.62/$1.82 National average: $1.76 as… Continue reading

SEQUIM: 106th Irrigation Festival Schedule of Events

> Thursday, May 10: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Sequim Arts members' art show and sale, open for public viewing, ongoing art demonstrations, St. Luke's Episcopal… Continue reading

JEFFERSON COUNTY: Missy to join sheriff’s office in new K-9 unit

> At the end of the month, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department will take on a new recruit that will stand out a bit from… Continue reading