Peninsula Daily News

Sequim: Shopping center approved for construction

The Sequim City Council has approved preliminary permitting and a land-use zoning modification allowing for construction of a regional shopping center south of the downtown… Continue reading

Trash dumping making Elwha River ‘a mess’

Trash dumped along the Elwha River is raising health and ecological concerns -- especially when the river rises and the abandoned cars and other garbage… Continue reading

Hood Canal fishing closure made permanent by state commission

All sport and nontribal commercial fishing in Hood Canal, except for salmon, is now closed until low oxygen levels in the scenic waterway improve. As… Continue reading

Shine: Pickup pulling trailer jackknifes, traps driver

A pickup truck pulling a travel trailer flipped Sunday about five miles west of the Hood Canal Bridge, trapping the driver and tying up traffic… Continue reading

Forks: Rubicon rocket launch planned for Sunday

Space Transport Corp. aerospace engineers on Thursday successfully tested the control thrusters that will steer their Rubicon rocket during launch, now planned for Sunday afternoon… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center agrees to contract with tribe for OB/GYN services in Sequim to avert potential ‘catastrophe’

Olympic Medical Center will provide gynecological and obstetric services through the Jamestown S"Klallam tribe, averting "a catastrophe," hospital commission chairman Dr. Jorgen Quistgaard said Wednesday.… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Council to discuss fluoride again today

The Port Angeles City Council is scheduled to meet today to deliberate on whether environmental studies are needed before following through with a 2003 vote… Continue reading

Joyce: Manufactured home gutted by fire; family homeless

JOYCE -- A fire that gutted a Shire Lane manufactured home Sunday afternoon left a family of five homeless. The family found their home engulfed… Continue reading

Lake Crescent: Fire above Lake Crescent contained

A fire in steep state Department of Natural Resources terrain north of Lake Crescent was contained at 15 acres Sunday afternoon. "We do have a… Continue reading

Fire burns above Lake Crescent; no buildings in danger

JOYCE -- Smoke billowed above Lake Crescent and east toward Port Angeles on Saturday evening as a forest fire burned on a slope north of… Continue reading

Forks: Rubicon launch a week away

FORKS -- The aerospace engineers with Forks-based Space Transport Corp. now plan to launch their 23-foot rocket for the first time next weekend. Eric Meier,… Continue reading

Sports: Port Angeles girls commit 4 errors in 6-1 World Series loss

ABBEVILLE, La. -- It might have been first-round jitters, or it could have been the 100 degree heat and 100 percent humidity. Whatever it was,… Continue reading

Forks: Rocket launch postponed to next week

Two aerospace engineers with Forks-based Space Transport Corp. have delayed plans to launch their 23-foot Rubicon rocket from private property at Queets until early next… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Drunken driver delays ferry

PORT TOWNSEND -- The 5:15 p.m. ferry to Keystone was delayed for about 45 minutes Wednesday as Port Townsend police investigated a possibly drunken driver… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Ferry tide cancellations planned

Low tides will force the cancellation of numerous Port Townsend-Keystone ferry trips through Monday. Today: The 6:30 and 8 a.m. sailings from Port Townsend will… Continue reading

Pullers cross Strait of Juan de Fuca safely

About 22 canoes participating in the 2004 Paddle Journey left Port Angeles at 5 a.m. Thursday and arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia, safely before noon.… Continue reading

Clallam: Buck opponent files candidacy; three-way race for sheriff

Democrat Kevin Van De Wege of Sequim made it official by filing to run against incumbent 24th District state Rep. Jim Buck, R-Joyce. Van De… Continue reading

Music tonight on the PT waterfront

PORT TOWNSEND -- The sounds of the bayou will resonate from the Quincy Street Dock tonight. Bayou Boogie hosts an all-ages Louisiana-style country Cajun street… Continue reading

Clallam: Incumbents file early for fall elections

All incumbents seeking to keep their elected jobs filed at the Clallam County election center Monday during the first day of candidate filing week. In… Continue reading

Paddle Journey lands on Port Angeles beach today

Lower Elwha Klallam tribal officials host the Paddle Journey canoe landing at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles today. Lower Elwha canoe skipper Phil Charles said… Continue reading