From left to right are Indigo Gould, Hazel Windstorm, Eli Hill, Stuart Dow, Mateu Yearian and Hugh Wentzel.

Port Townsend Knowledge Bowl team wins consecutive state championships

The Knowledge Bowl team from Port Townsend High School has won consecutive state division 1A Knowledge Bowl championships. The team, comprised of captain… Continue reading

From left to right are Indigo Gould, Hazel Windstorm, Eli Hill, Stuart Dow, Mateu Yearian and Hugh Wentzel.
Rayonier Inc. is selling more than 115,000 acres in four units across the West Olympic Peninsula last week as the company looks to sell $1 billion worth of assets. (Courtesy photo / Rayonier Inc.)

Rayonier to sell West End timberland

Plans call for debt restructuring; bids due in June

Rayonier Inc. is selling more than 115,000 acres in four units across the West Olympic Peninsula last week as the company looks to sell $1 billion worth of assets. (Courtesy photo / Rayonier Inc.)
Among those volunteering are rowers from Port Townsend, Port Angeles and Sequim. Pictured from left to right are WendyRae Johnson of Port Angeles; Gail Clark and Lynn Gilles, both of Sequim, Jean Heessels-Petit of Sequim; Christi Jolly, Dennis Miller, Carolyn DeSalvo and Frank DeSalvo, all of Sequim; and Rudy Heessels, Amy Holms and Guy Lawrence, all of Sequim.

Sequim Bay Yacht Club to host opening day ceremonies

The Sequim Bay Yacht Club will host free boat rides and rowing tryouts during its opening day celebration from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30… Continue reading

Among those volunteering are rowers from Port Townsend, Port Angeles and Sequim. Pictured from left to right are WendyRae Johnson of Port Angeles; Gail Clark and Lynn Gilles, both of Sequim, Jean Heessels-Petit of Sequim; Christi Jolly, Dennis Miller, Carolyn DeSalvo and Frank DeSalvo, all of Sequim; and Rudy Heessels, Amy Holms and Guy Lawrence, all of Sequim.
Bob Edgington of 2 Grade LLC excavating, which donated its resources, pulls dirt from around the base of an orca sculpture at the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield on Thursday during site preparation to rebuild the Port Angeles play facility, which was partially destroyed by an arson fire on Dec. 20. A community build for the replacement playground is scheduled for May 15-19 with numerous volunteer slots available. Signups are available at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084DA4AC23A5F85-47934048-dream#/. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Site preparation at Dream Playground

Bob Edgington of 2 Grade LLC excavating, which donated its resources, pulls dirt from around the base of an orca sculpture at the Dream Playground… Continue reading

Bob Edgington of 2 Grade LLC excavating, which donated its resources, pulls dirt from around the base of an orca sculpture at the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield on Thursday during site preparation to rebuild the Port Angeles play facility, which was partially destroyed by an arson fire on Dec. 20. A community build for the replacement playground is scheduled for May 15-19 with numerous volunteer slots available. Signups are available at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084DA4AC23A5F85-47934048-dream#/. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Teen photo contest open for submissions

The Jefferson County Library is accepting submissions for Teen Photo Show 2024 from May 5 through 5 p.m. May 19. Teens, ages… Continue reading

Amy DeQuay of Port Angeles, right, signs up for information at a table staffed by Christopher Allen and Mary Sue French of the Port Angeles Arts Council during a Volunteer Fair on Wednesday at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. The event, organized by the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce, brought together numerous North Olympic Peninsula agencies that offer people a chance to get involved in their communities. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Volunteer fair in Port Angeles

Amy DeQuay of Port Angeles, right, signs up for information at a table staffed by Christopher Allen and Mary Sue French of the Port Angeles… Continue reading

Amy DeQuay of Port Angeles, right, signs up for information at a table staffed by Christopher Allen and Mary Sue French of the Port Angeles Arts Council during a Volunteer Fair on Wednesday at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. The event, organized by the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce, brought together numerous North Olympic Peninsula agencies that offer people a chance to get involved in their communities. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Mary Kelsoe of the Port Angeles Garden Club thins a cluster of azaleas as a tulip sprouts nearby in one of the decorative planters on Wednesday along the esplanade in the 100 block of West Railroad Avenue on the Port Angeles waterfront. Garden club members have traditionally maintained a pair of planters along the Esplanade as Billie Loos’s Garden, named for a longtime club member. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

In full bloom

Mary Kelsoe of the Port Angeles Garden Club thins a cluster of azaleas as a tulip sprouts nearby in one of the decorative planters on… Continue reading

Mary Kelsoe of the Port Angeles Garden Club thins a cluster of azaleas as a tulip sprouts nearby in one of the decorative planters on Wednesday along the esplanade in the 100 block of West Railroad Avenue on the Port Angeles waterfront. Garden club members have traditionally maintained a pair of planters along the Esplanade as Billie Loos’s Garden, named for a longtime club member. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Driver airlifted to Seattle hospital after Port Angeles wreck

A woman was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle following a rear-end collision near the Baker Street section of U.S. Highway… Continue reading

Back row, from left to right, are Chris Moore, Colleen O’Brien, Jade Rollins, Kate Strean, Elijah Avery, Cory Morgan, Aiden Albers and Tim Manly. Front row, from left to right, are Ken Brotherton and Tammy Ridgway.

Eight graduate to become emergency medical technicians

The Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services Council has announced the graduation of eight new emergency medical technicians. The graduates are Chris Moore,… Continue reading

Back row, from left to right, are Chris Moore, Colleen O’Brien, Jade Rollins, Kate Strean, Elijah Avery, Cory Morgan, Aiden Albers and Tim Manly. Front row, from left to right, are Ken Brotherton and Tammy Ridgway.
Sarge’s Place in Forks serves as a homeless shelter for veterans and is run by the nonprofit, a secondhand store and Clallam County homelessness grants and donations. (Sarge’s Veteran Support)

Fundraiser set to benefit Sarge’s Veteran Support

Minsky Place for elderly or disabled veterans set to open this spring

Sarge’s Place in Forks serves as a homeless shelter for veterans and is run by the nonprofit, a secondhand store and Clallam County homelessness grants and donations. (Sarge’s Veteran Support)

Housing depends on many factors

Land use, infrastructure part of state toolbox

Jefferson commissioners to meet with coordinating committee

The Jefferson County commissioners will meet with the county coordination committee at 11:30 a.m. Friday. The hybrid meeting is at the commissioners’… Continue reading

John Southard.

Sequim promotes Southard to deputy chief

Sequim Police Sergeant John Southard has been promoted to deputy chief with an effective date of May 1. He will replace Mike Hill,… Continue reading

John Southard.

Serve Washington presented service award

Serve Washington presented its Washington State Volunteer Service Award to the Eastern Clallam County Community Emergency Response Team at a meeting of the… Continue reading

Becca Paul, a paraeducator at Jefferson Elementary in Port Angeles, helps introduce a new book for third-graders, from left, Margret Trowbridge, Taezia Hanan and Skylyn King, to practice reading in the Literacy Lab. The book is entitled “The Girl With A Vision.” (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

After two-year deal, PA paraeducators back to work

Union, school district agree to mediated contract with baseline increases

Becca Paul, a paraeducator at Jefferson Elementary in Port Angeles, helps introduce a new book for third-graders, from left, Margret Trowbridge, Taezia Hanan and Skylyn King, to practice reading in the Literacy Lab. The book is entitled “The Girl With A Vision.” (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Police reform efforts stalled

Law enforcement sees rollback on restrictions

Pictured, from left, are Priya Jayadev, Lisa O’Keefe, Lisa Palermo, Lynn Hawkins and Astrid Raffinpeyloz.

Yacht club makes hospice donation

The Sequim Bay Yacht Club recently donated $25,864 to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County. The donation represents the total funds raised by the club during… Continue reading

Pictured, from left, are Priya Jayadev, Lisa O’Keefe, Lisa Palermo, Lynn Hawkins and Astrid Raffinpeyloz.

Bidder wins project on lottery drawing

Lake Pleasant pilings to be replaced in July

Corrections officer assaulted as inmate was about to be released

A Clallam County corrections sergeant was allegedly assaulted by an inmate as the inmate was in the process of being released from… Continue reading