Peninsula Daily News

Peninsula: Rain shadow protects most population centers from rugged storm

The rain shadow provided by the Olympic Mountains was a windshield Friday and Saturday as a rugged winter windstorm funneled around the mountains and into… Continue reading

Jefferson: Christmas dinner “best ever”

More than 300 people were served at the Jefferson County community Christmas dinner on Wednesday, organizer Linda Haskell said Thursday. An additional 49 meals were… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Shallow quake jolts area

A small, shallow earthquake centered near Port Angeles jolted parts of the North Olympic Peninsula late Thursday night. University of Washington seismologists gave the "micro… Continue reading

Sequim: RV destroyed in early morning fire

An unoccupied 36-foot recreational vehicle was destroyed by fire early Thursday on Big Foot Lane, off West Sequim Bay Road in Sequim. Clallam County Fire… Continue reading

Peninsula: What to do if the rains come

With winds of up to 65 mph expected across the North Olympic Peninsula this afternoon, Port Angeles Fire Chief Dan McKeen advises people to take… Continue reading

Deck the halls on channel 3!

Port Angeles and Sequim high schools' winter concerts are being rebroadcast to Northland Cable television viewers today and Wednesday. The Port Angeles High School winter… Continue reading

Port Townsend: More ferry runs altered by low tides

Expected low tides have prompted Washington State Ferries officials to alter the Port Townsend-Keystone sailing schedule for today. The low tides have prompted officials to… Continue reading

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