Brandon Elliott, right, of Port Angeles, ate 7 1/2 hot dogs to win a contest Monday next to the Wharf in downtown Port Angeles. Richard Wright, left, of Port Angeles finished second and K.T. Nall of Santa Barbara, Calif., placed third. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Hot dogs, apple pie highlight Fourth of July

Contest winners take home cash as part of festivities

Brandon Elliott, right, of Port Angeles, ate 7 1/2 hot dogs to win a contest Monday next to the Wharf in downtown Port Angeles. Richard Wright, left, of Port Angeles finished second and K.T. Nall of Santa Barbara, Calif., placed third. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

New state laws affect guns, hospital costs

License plate fees also go up in measures that went into place Friday

Visitors get a look at the Dungeness River Nature Center’s 3-D Dungeness River watershed table relief map. The center hosts open houses this week. (John Gussman/Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe)

Open house days set at Dungeness River Nature Center

Hurricane Coffee Co. opens second location at center

Visitors get a look at the Dungeness River Nature Center’s 3-D Dungeness River watershed table relief map. The center hosts open houses this week. (John Gussman/Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe)
A motor home in the 11000 block of Rhody Drive burns early Thursday morning. (East Jefferson Fire Rescue)

Blaze burns motor home on Rhody Drive in Chimacum

A motor home burned on the 11000 block of Rhody Drive on Thursday. East Jefferson Fire Rescue (EJFR) firefighters were alerted to the… Continue reading

A motor home in the 11000 block of Rhody Drive burns early Thursday morning. (East Jefferson Fire Rescue)

Fire destroys shop, damages garage in Agnew

A brush and structure fire destroyed a shop and its contents and damaged a garage on Percival Road in Agnew on Thursday. The… Continue reading

Ian Mackay rides his motorized wheelchair on a section of the Olympic Discovery Trail at Robin Hill County Park west of Sequim on Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Ian Mackay sets wheelchair record

Mouth-controlled ride measures 184.4 miles

Ian Mackay rides his motorized wheelchair on a section of the Olympic Discovery Trail at Robin Hill County Park west of Sequim on Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Part of Chimacum Creek Tidelands closed

Rise of E. coli bacteria detected in area

Port Angeles driver hits vehicle stopping for deer

A Port Angeles woman was treated and discharged from Jefferson Healthcare hospital in Port Townsend after she hit the rear of a… Continue reading

Weekly flight operations scheduled

There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Complex this week. There are no… Continue reading

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Port Angeles Police Detective Trevor Dropp, left, and Sgt. Kevin Miller keep watch at The Gateway in downtown Port Angeles after a suspicious package was found at the Port Angeles Farmers Market on Saturday morning. The market was evacuated and the 200 block of North Lincoln Street was barricaded until a Washington State Patrol bomb squad arrived from Bremerton early Saturday afternoon.

Suspicious package found to be no threat

Farmers market in Port Angeles closed until bomb squad could arrive

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Port Angeles Police Detective Trevor Dropp, left, and Sgt. Kevin Miller keep watch at The Gateway in downtown Port Angeles after a suspicious package was found at the Port Angeles Farmers Market on Saturday morning. The market was evacuated and the 200 block of North Lincoln Street was barricaded until a Washington State Patrol bomb squad arrived from Bremerton early Saturday afternoon.

Strawberry shortcake sales set for noon today (Sunday)

Public safety issue only delayed fundraiser a day

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In an effort to clean up its site due in part to illegal dumping, Midway Metals, at 258010 U.S. Highway 101 between Sequim and Port Angeles, shut down in April 2021 over environmental concerns and an unsightly appearance that prompted Clallam County officials to call it an eyesore.

Criminal action sought for Midway Metals

Sheriff requests charge for illegal dumping

Paul Dunn/Peninsula Daily News
In an effort to clean up its site due in part to illegal dumping, Midway Metals, at 258010 U.S. Highway 101 between Sequim and Port Angeles, shut down in April 2021 over environmental concerns and an unsightly appearance that prompted Clallam County officials to call it an eyesore.
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Freia Palmer of Port Angeles and Tom Cox of Port Townsend dance to the music of Olympic Express Big Band during Wednesday night's kickoff show in the Concerts on the Pier music series at Port Angeles City Pier. The free summer music series, hosted by the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts and sponsored by Erika Ralston Word Windemere Real Estate, D.A. Davidson & Co., Elwha River Casino, Washington State Department of Commerce and the Peninsula Daily News, continues at 6 p.m. next Wednesday with the classic rock of Sweet Justice.

Free outdoor concerts set throughout summer

Outdoor summer concerts are back in full swing in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend. The free concerts are Tuesdays in Sequim, Wednesdays in Port… Continue reading

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Freia Palmer of Port Angeles and Tom Cox of Port Townsend dance to the music of Olympic Express Big Band during Wednesday night's kickoff show in the Concerts on the Pier music series at Port Angeles City Pier. The free summer music series, hosted by the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts and sponsored by Erika Ralston Word Windemere Real Estate, D.A. Davidson & Co., Elwha River Casino, Washington State Department of Commerce and the Peninsula Daily News, continues at 6 p.m. next Wednesday with the classic rock of Sweet Justice.
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
A crew applies a sponsorship logo on the riding surface of a new pump track at Erickson Playfied in Port Angeles on Friday in preparation for the grand opening on Wednesday.
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
A crew applies a sponsorship logo on the riding surface of a new pump track at Erickson Playfied in Port Angeles on Friday in preparation for the grand opening on Wednesday.
Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

The tug Red Bluff moves the Western Flyer out of the Port Townsend Boat Haven on Thursday and was towed to Seattle for the installation of an engine and other components.

Western Flyer sails again

Boat made famous by John Steinbeck has been under restoration in Port Townsend

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

The tug Red Bluff moves the Western Flyer out of the Port Townsend Boat Haven on Thursday and was towed to Seattle for the installation of an engine and other components.

Forestry, no shooting area before counties

Government meetings in Clallam, Jefferson counties

Cmdr. Joan Snaith, outgoing commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, left, and incoming officer Cmdr. Brent Schmadeke stand on the tarmac after Thursday’s unconventional change of command ceremony that took place during a helicopter flyby at the base. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A change in change-of-command ceremony

Former commanding officer promoted to captain

Cmdr. Joan Snaith, outgoing commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, left, and incoming officer Cmdr. Brent Schmadeke stand on the tarmac after Thursday’s unconventional change of command ceremony that took place during a helicopter flyby at the base. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Kira Watson replenishes inventory at the Olympic Fireworks stand at U.S. Highway 101 and Gales Street on the east side of Port Angeles on Thursday.

Consumers reminded of fireworks rules

Bans in Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Sequim

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Kira Watson replenishes inventory at the Olympic Fireworks stand at U.S. Highway 101 and Gales Street on the east side of Port Angeles on Thursday.