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Jefferson County Commissioner, District 2, Heidi Eisenhour, cuts the ribbon to open a “Safe Routes to School” pathway to Chimacum Creek Primary School from Cedar Avenue in Port Hadlock on Wednesday. The project, funded with an $880,000.00 grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation, includes a new mile long sidewalk on Cedar Avenue, that had no walkable sidewalk, and a paved trail leading to the school which was previously a dirt strip and soon, covered bus stops.

A safe path created in Chimacum

Multi-use route for student, pedestrians, cyclists part of long-term project

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Jefferson County Commissioner, District 2, Heidi Eisenhour, cuts the ribbon to open a “Safe Routes to School” pathway to Chimacum Creek Primary School from Cedar Avenue in Port Hadlock on Wednesday. The project, funded with an $880,000.00 grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation, includes a new mile long sidewalk on Cedar Avenue, that had no walkable sidewalk, and a paved trail leading to the school which was previously a dirt strip and soon, covered bus stops.
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Ryan Malane, director of marketing for Black Ball, speaks at the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce meeting on Monday.

Malane celebration of life planned July 17

Community invited to City Pier in Port Angeles

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Ryan Malane, director of marketing for Black Ball, speaks at the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce meeting on Monday.

Monkeypox spreads in King County

No cases seen on North Olympic Peninsula

  • Jul 9, 2022
  • The Associated Press
A customer checks price tags as she shops at a retail store in Schaumburg, Ill., Thursday, June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

U.S. retailers tempering hiring

Less consumer spending, higher labors costs among reasons

  • Jul 9, 2022
  • By Anne D’innocenzio and Haleluya Hadero The Associated Press
A customer checks price tags as she shops at a retail store in Schaumburg, Ill., Thursday, June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Government meetings set on Peninsula

Here are summaries of agendas of governmental entities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Jefferson County The three Jefferson County commissioners will hear the county income… Continue reading

Visitors align a photo-op at Washington Lavender Farm in July 2020. The farm hosts its free festival for two weeks with vendors from July 8-17 as many farms, community groups and businesses prepare events for Sequim Lavender Weekend July 15-17. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Festivities, farms mark start of lavender season

Most to remain open throughout summer

Visitors align a photo-op at Washington Lavender Farm in July 2020. The farm hosts its free festival for two weeks with vendors from July 8-17 as many farms, community groups and businesses prepare events for Sequim Lavender Weekend July 15-17. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Inquest finds that Seattle police shooting of pregnant woman justified

An inquest jury has found that two Seattle police officers were justified in fatally shooting a mentally unstable, pregnant, Black mother of four… Continue reading

New state agency to investigate police use of deadly force delayed

A new state agency was mandated to start investigating police use of deadly force cases on July 1, but it appears it actually… Continue reading

Kids on BMX bikes, mountain bikes, skateboards and scooters waited patiently through a grand opening ceremony of ribbon-cutting, remarks and recognitions, so they were more than ready to try out the new pump track Wednesday at Erickson Playfield. First announced three years ago, the 14,442-square-foot pump track is the largest in the Pacific Northwest built by Velosolutions and it’s the first adaptive track in the country. Port Angeles Parks & Recreation and Lincoln Park BMX Association led the project, which will provide a free, safe and all-ages recreational outlet located in the center of the city. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)

Pump track opens

Kids on BMX bikes, mountain bikes, skateboards and scooters waited patiently through a grand opening ceremony of ribbon-cutting, remarks and recognitions, so they were more… Continue reading

Kids on BMX bikes, mountain bikes, skateboards and scooters waited patiently through a grand opening ceremony of ribbon-cutting, remarks and recognitions, so they were more than ready to try out the new pump track Wednesday at Erickson Playfield. First announced three years ago, the 14,442-square-foot pump track is the largest in the Pacific Northwest built by Velosolutions and it’s the first adaptive track in the country. Port Angeles Parks & Recreation and Lincoln Park BMX Association led the project, which will provide a free, safe and all-ages recreational outlet located in the center of the city. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)
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Three lots, 153, 161 and 169 W. Spruce St., recently sold to the City of Sequim. They’ve been linked for years to criminal activity and code compliance issues next to the Sequim Civic Center.

Sequim buys three properties

Lots have been linked to nuisance and crime

Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group 

Three lots, 153, 161 and 169 W. Spruce St., recently sold to the City of Sequim. They’ve been linked for years to criminal activity and code compliance issues next to the Sequim Civic Center.

Avian flu case reported in Jefferson County

State highest in nation for infected backyard flocks of birds, poultry

A doe and its fawn make tracks on the beach Tyler Street Plaza in Port Townsend. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Checking out the beach

A doe and its fawn make tracks on the beach Tyler Street Plaza in Port Townsend.… Continue reading

A doe and its fawn make tracks on the beach Tyler Street Plaza in Port Townsend. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County seeking volunteers for boards, commissions

Clallam County is seeking volunteers to fill 74 vacancies on 17 advisory boards and committees. The deadline to apply is the close… Continue reading

The Port of Port Townsend has installed a no fireworks sign by the entrance to the Gardiner boat launch ramp to discourage illegal fireworks use that has been an ongoing problem, residents say, along with illegal camping and overnight parking in the lot across the road. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)

Gardiner no-shoot area is denied

Stakeholders pursue different solutions

The Port of Port Townsend has installed a no fireworks sign by the entrance to the Gardiner boat launch ramp to discourage illegal fireworks use that has been an ongoing problem, residents say, along with illegal camping and overnight parking in the lot across the road. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)
A home is left gutted by fire after an early-morning blaze said to have been accidental and likely caused by discarded fireworks that smoldered and spread. (Clallam 2 Fire Rescue)

Lake Sutherland blaze leaves family homeless

Firefighters say combustion may be from fireworks

A home is left gutted by fire after an early-morning blaze said to have been accidental and likely caused by discarded fireworks that smoldered and spread. (Clallam 2 Fire Rescue)
After a three-year hiatus, the popular Fiddle Tunes is back at Centrum with workshops and performances culminating in a Fiddle Tunes finale on Littlefield Green at Fort Worden State Park on Saturday. Sharing tunes at Fort Worden Commons on Tuesday afternoon are, from left: WB Reid of Seattle, Paul Rangell and son Benny of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Suzy Thompson of Berkeley, Calif. Thompson is a past Artistic Director of the Fiddle Tunes. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Fiddle tunes

After a three-year hiatus, the popular Fiddle Tunes is back at Centrum with workshops and performances culminating in a Fiddle Tunes finale on Littlefield Green… Continue reading

After a three-year hiatus, the popular Fiddle Tunes is back at Centrum with workshops and performances culminating in a Fiddle Tunes finale on Littlefield Green at Fort Worden State Park on Saturday. Sharing tunes at Fort Worden Commons on Tuesday afternoon are, from left: WB Reid of Seattle, Paul Rangell and son Benny of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Suzy Thompson of Berkeley, Calif. Thompson is a past Artistic Director of the Fiddle Tunes. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department worker Richard Foster picks up spent fireworks on Tuesday at Sail and Paddle Park on Ediz Hook. Despite a city-wide ban on fireworks on Port Angeles, many people purchased the devices in Clallam County and nearby Native American reservations and brought them into town for Independence Day celebrations. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Fireworks cleanup

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department worker Richard Foster picks up spent fireworks on Tuesday at Sail and Paddle Park on Ediz Hook. Despite a… Continue reading

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department worker Richard Foster picks up spent fireworks on Tuesday at Sail and Paddle Park on Ediz Hook. Despite a city-wide ban on fireworks on Port Angeles, many people purchased the devices in Clallam County and nearby Native American reservations and brought them into town for Independence Day celebrations. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
A hallway at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Healing Clinic at 526 S. Ninth Ave. leads to several meeting rooms, where patients with opioid-use disorder (OUD) treatment receive counseling. The facility officially opens today. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Healing clinic opens in Sequim

First day to see patients is today

A hallway at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Healing Clinic at 526 S. Ninth Ave. leads to several meeting rooms, where patients with opioid-use disorder (OUD) treatment receive counseling. The facility officially opens today. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Inslee prohibits Washington State Patrol from aiding abortion investigations

Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a directive instructing the Washington State Patrol to not cooperate with out-of-state abortion investigations, a preemptive move in… Continue reading