Brinnon Fire Department
Logs are moved off Highway 101 near Brinnon after a wreck early Friday.

Highway shut down near Brinnon after car strikes log truck

U.S. Highway 101 near Buckhorn Road in the Brinnon area was shut down in both directions for two hours and had alternating traffic… Continue reading

Brinnon Fire Department
Logs are moved off Highway 101 near Brinnon after a wreck early Friday.
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Peninsula Home Fund continues to grow

Neighbors help neighbors with holiday giving

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Port commissioners hear more about possible farmland purchase

Negotiation deadline end of next month

W. Ron Allen

Tribe files challenge to fish farm ban

Jamestown S’Klallam says agency violated due process, separation of powers

W. Ron Allen

Warming centers, shelters open on Peninsula

The National Weather Service is forecasting lows in the 20s beginning Sunday. Temperatures have fallen to below freezing for several weeks now, so some agencies… Continue reading

Ken Balcomb, senior scientist at the Center for Whale Research (CWR), talks about the declining population of endangered orcas that frequent Washington state waters during a news conference on Oct. 28, 2016, in Seattle. Balcomb, a pioneering whale researcher who devoted the past five decades to studying the Pacific Northwest’s charismatic and endangered orcas, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, according to the organization he founded. He was 82. (Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press)

Ken Balcomb, researcher who championed orcas, dies at 82

Ken Balcomb, a researcher who spent nearly five decades studying the Pacific Northwest’s charismatic and endangered orcas — and whose findings helped end… Continue reading

Ken Balcomb, senior scientist at the Center for Whale Research (CWR), talks about the declining population of endangered orcas that frequent Washington state waters during a news conference on Oct. 28, 2016, in Seattle. Balcomb, a pioneering whale researcher who devoted the past five decades to studying the Pacific Northwest’s charismatic and endangered orcas, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, according to the organization he founded. He was 82. (Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press)

Glass recycling, budget before agencies

Government meetings across North Olympic Peninsula

Jan Urfer, left, and Anita Reynolds scout out headstones on Thursday that will receive a wreath for Saturday’s Wreaths Across America ceremony at Mount Angeles Memorial Park in Port Angeles. The women, members of the Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, were helping prepare for the event, which honors veterans for their service. Around 2,700 sponsored wreaths are planned for placement at Blue Mountain, Dungeness, Gardiner, Sequim View, Mount Angeles and Forks cemeteries, with a formal service planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Wreaths Across America

Jan Urfer, left, and Anita Reynolds scout out headstones on Thursday that will receive a wreath for Saturday’s Wreaths Across America ceremony at Mount Angeles… Continue reading

Jan Urfer, left, and Anita Reynolds scout out headstones on Thursday that will receive a wreath for Saturday’s Wreaths Across America ceremony at Mount Angeles Memorial Park in Port Angeles. The women, members of the Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, were helping prepare for the event, which honors veterans for their service. Around 2,700 sponsored wreaths are planned for placement at Blue Mountain, Dungeness, Gardiner, Sequim View, Mount Angeles and Forks cemeteries, with a formal service planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Cooke Aquaculture files appeal of DNR decision

Cooke Aquaculture Pacific, LLC has filed an appeal of the state Department of Natural Resources’ denial of its leases for steelhead farms in… Continue reading

East Jefferson Fire Rescue to ask voters to approve levy lid lifts for EMS, fire

Measures to appear on Feb. 14 ballot

Health officials urge masking as respiratory illness rise

Without mitigation, more counties report more COVID than last year

Tony Genovese, left, of Port Townsend and Dave Rojcewicz of Petersberg, Alaska, stop to admire the Christmas decorations on a fir tree along the Larry Scott Trail. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Trail decorations

Tony Genovese, left, of Port Townsend and Dave Rojcewicz of Petersberg, Alaska, stop to admire the Christmas decorations on a fir tree along the Larry… Continue reading

Tony Genovese, left, of Port Townsend and Dave Rojcewicz of Petersberg, Alaska, stop to admire the Christmas decorations on a fir tree along the Larry Scott Trail. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Volunteer wreath maker Sarah Branham admires her work after weaving a bow that will become part of a decorative swag for sale at the non-profit Sprouting Hope Greenhouse operated by The Answer for Youth on Wednesday in Port Angeles. Swag, wreaths and other holiday items will be for sale at the greenhouse, 826 E. First St., as a benefit for the organization’s homeless and at-risk youth programs. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Weaving a bow

Volunteer wreath maker Sarah Branham admires her work after weaving a bow that will become part of a decorative swag for sale at the non-profit… Continue reading

Volunteer wreath maker Sarah Branham admires her work after weaving a bow that will become part of a decorative swag for sale at the non-profit Sprouting Hope Greenhouse operated by The Answer for Youth on Wednesday in Port Angeles. Swag, wreaths and other holiday items will be for sale at the greenhouse, 826 E. First St., as a benefit for the organization’s homeless and at-risk youth programs. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Louisa Monger of Port Angeles, right, shows off a handmade wreath she was purchasing at tables staffed by members of the Port Angeles High School Choir, including seniors, from left, Kaelyn Herringer, Rayna Mathison and Grace Possinger, on Saturday at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain in downtown Port Angeles. The wreath sale was a benefit to help fund a spring trip to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York with members of the school’s choir, orchestra and band. Leftovers from Saturday’s sale, along with a bake sale and silent auction, will be available during the school’s holiday concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the Port Angeles Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Choir fundraiser

Louisa Monger of Port Angeles, right, shows off a handmade wreath she was purchasing at tables staffed by members of the Port Angeles High School… Continue reading

Louisa Monger of Port Angeles, right, shows off a handmade wreath she was purchasing at tables staffed by members of the Port Angeles High School Choir, including seniors, from left, Kaelyn Herringer, Rayna Mathison and Grace Possinger, on Saturday at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain in downtown Port Angeles. The wreath sale was a benefit to help fund a spring trip to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York with members of the school’s choir, orchestra and band. Leftovers from Saturday’s sale, along with a bake sale and silent auction, will be available during the school’s holiday concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the Port Angeles Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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An excavator picks up woody debris for loading onto a nearby truck for disposal on Tuesday at the site of the former aquaculture site near the boat ramp on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles. The Ediz Hook Shoreline Restoration project, conducted by Western Marine Construction, Inc. in conjunction with the Navy Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Northwest, is designed to return a section of shoreling on the harborside section of the hook to its former condition with the removal of an area formerly used for maintining fish pens in Port Angeles Harbor.

Ediz Hook restoration

An excavator picks up woody debris for loading onto a nearby truck for disposal on Tuesday at the site of the former aquaculture site near… Continue reading

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An excavator picks up woody debris for loading onto a nearby truck for disposal on Tuesday at the site of the former aquaculture site near the boat ramp on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles. The Ediz Hook Shoreline Restoration project, conducted by Western Marine Construction, Inc. in conjunction with the Navy Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Northwest, is designed to return a section of shoreling on the harborside section of the hook to its former condition with the removal of an area formerly used for maintining fish pens in Port Angeles Harbor.
In honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, about 75 people paraded up Harrison Street in Port Townsend toward St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Monday afternoon. The police-escorted procession marked the day on which Roman Catholics believe the Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego, an indigenous man, in 1531. Mary, known as Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, is the patron saint of that country and “the Mother of us all,” according to a handout at the parish. St. Mary Star of the Sea, the only Catholic church in Jefferson County, celebrates Sunday masses in Spanish and in English. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

In honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, about 75 people paraded up Harrison Street in Port Townsend toward St. Mary Star of… Continue reading

In honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, about 75 people paraded up Harrison Street in Port Townsend toward St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Monday afternoon. The police-escorted procession marked the day on which Roman Catholics believe the Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego, an indigenous man, in 1531. Mary, known as Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico, is the patron saint of that country and “the Mother of us all,” according to a handout at the parish. St. Mary Star of the Sea, the only Catholic church in Jefferson County, celebrates Sunday masses in Spanish and in English. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)
East Jefferson Fire Rescue and Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue firefighters fought a fire at the Port Townsend Paper Mill on Tuesday. (East Jefferson Fire Rescue)

Port Townsend Paper Mill fire put out Tuesday

Cause of blaze is undetermined

East Jefferson Fire Rescue and Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue firefighters fought a fire at the Port Townsend Paper Mill on Tuesday. (East Jefferson Fire Rescue)

Scholarships available from Center for Quality Communities

The City of Port Angeles is accepting applications for the Association of Washington Cities’ Center for Quality Communities scholarships until 4 p.m.… Continue reading