Chlorine gas leak repaired at water facility near Lake Crescent

Clallam County Fire District No. 2 responded to a chlorine gas leak at a Crescent Water Association facility near Lake Crescent. No… Continue reading


Clallam County commissioners to consider $1.5 million contract for approval today

Clallam County commissioners are expected to approve a $1.5 million contract with the Clallam Public Defender’s office today. For many years, negotiations… Continue reading


Kler attends final meeting as Jefferson County commissioner

Jefferson County Commissioner Kathleen Kler ended her four-year term representing District 3 on Monday during a meeting that was filled not only… Continue reading


NEWS BRIEFS: Book signing delayed by windstorm

A book signing with Nancy Johns has been rescheduled to 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. The event, originally scheduled for last… Continue reading

Peninsula braces for more wind as storm recovery continues

Clallam County emergency responders again braced for high winds on the West End as Quillayute Valley School District sent children home at about 1 p.m.… Continue reading

Sequim, tribe OK wastewater agreement

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe recently inked a deal to send its wastewater to Sequim, with the water lines to be constructed at about… Continue reading

Serenity House seeks donations to create shelter, center for homeless youth

Serenity House of Clallam County hopes to open a shelter and drop-in center for the county’s homeless youth where the teens could… Continue reading

Washington state builds bridge to keep wildlife off highway

Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a… Continue reading

SOS Printing’s former owner dies in wreck on South Discovery Road in Port Townsend

A 66-year-old man is dead after the vehicle he was driving left the road and hit a tree. Daniel Huntingford of Port… Continue reading

Rollover wreck near Port Townsend sends Sequim woman to hospital

A one-vehicle rollover wreck on state Highway 20 on Monday morning sent a Sequim driver to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.… Continue reading

High wind warnings return for North Olympic Peninsula

Quillayute Valley School District planned to release students early today in anticipation of high winds on the West End. Forks High School sports… Continue reading

Assessing the damage: Port Angeles, others to start adding up costs of wind storm

Clallam County residents Sunday were dealing with the consequences of Friday’s windstorm, with some still without power while others cleared debris. Crews from the city… Continue reading

Port Townsend intersection project moving along despite weather

Work is progressing smoothly at the intersection of Quincy and Washington streets in spite of the rough weather of the past week.… Continue reading

‘Blue flags save lives’: Serenity House to be open 24 hours in extreme weather

Serenity House of Clallam County has announced that it will open its shelter for 24 hours during cold temperatures or extreme weather.… Continue reading

Department of Transportation work could delay traffic at Highway 112 bridge near Joyce

Delays on state Highway 112 should be expected this week near the Lyre River Bridge, depending on weather. The state Department of Transportation… Continue reading

Washington governor proposes plans to fix mental health

Gov. Jay Inslee has unveiled his budget and policy plans for fixing the state’s struggling mental health… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2018

Settlement approved in Washington state mental health case

After twice finding the state of Washington in contempt for violating her order to provide timely competency… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2018

NEWS BRIEFS: Flight landing practice not scheduled … and other items

There will be no field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at Ault Field this Monday… Continue reading

Congress approves bill making it easier to kill sea lions

Congress has agreed to make it easier to kill sea lions threatening fragile runs of salmon in the Northwest.… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2018
Alexis Haire lives in the Port Angeles home she built for herself and her daughters Maddie, 7, left, and Lily, 11. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)

The Home Fund, the house and the connection: Help demonstrated that no one is alone

In Alexis Haire’s life, the support that came around is now going around. Haire, 31, lives in a spacious house she built… Continue reading

Alexis Haire lives in the Port Angeles home she built for herself and her daughters Maddie, 7, left, and Lily, 11. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)