Matt Klontz, former Public Works director for the City of Sequim, is the new director of capital projects and chief engineer for the Port of Port Townsend. (Port of Port Townsend)

Port of Port Townsend hires capital projects director

New hire leaves Sequim Public Works to return to hometown

Matt Klontz, former Public Works director for the City of Sequim, is the new director of capital projects and chief engineer for the Port of Port Townsend. (Port of Port Townsend)

State payroll tax to fund long-term care program coming soon

A mandatory payroll tax to fund a new long-term care program will start coming out of most workers’ paychecks across the state in… Continue reading

Monroe Playfield design to be discussed

Port Angeles School Board will discuss a design update

COVID-19 statistics

Seven new COVID-19 cases were reported on the North Olympic Peninsula on Tuesday, with five in Clallam County and two in Jefferson County. That brought… Continue reading

Fall colors pop out in their full glory, framing the Clallam County Courthouse clock in the background. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Fall time

Dave Logan For Peninsula Daily News Fall colors pop out in their full glory, framing the Clallam County Courthouse clock in the background.… Continue reading

Fall colors pop out in their full glory, framing the Clallam County Courthouse clock in the background. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Soon after dawn, clouds part to reveal the Olympic Mountains high above the Port Townsend Paper mill from the Washington State Ferry dock in Port Townsend. Sunrise will come about 90 seconds later each morning through the solstice on Dec. 21. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Olympic sunrise

Soon after dawn, clouds part to reveal the Olympic Mountains high above the Port Townsend Paper mill from the Washington State Ferry dock in Port… Continue reading

Soon after dawn, clouds part to reveal the Olympic Mountains high above the Port Townsend Paper mill from the Washington State Ferry dock in Port Townsend. Sunrise will come about 90 seconds later each morning through the solstice on Dec. 21. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

88 percent of state health care workers fully vaccinated, survey finds

Most of Washington’s health care workers have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, with a week left before the state’s immunization deadline. As of Monday… Continue reading

Katie Franco, center, and Libby Palmer of Port Townsend demonstrate support for Haitian asylum seekers outside the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center on Sunday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Advocates protest outside Northwest Detention Center

Peninsula nonprofit pushes for fair treatment of Haitians

Katie Franco, center, and Libby Palmer of Port Townsend demonstrate support for Haitian asylum seekers outside the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center on Sunday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Garage burns, but home saved from fire in Sequim

Damage was estimated to be about $150,000

Members of the Pease family of Sequim, from left, father, Craig, children Addison, 12, Alayna, 10 and Alivia, 3, and mother, Bambi, examine an information kiosk at Salt Creek Recreation Area north of Joyce last week. The group was exploring places on the North Olympic Peninsula. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Outdoor exploration

Members of the Pease family of Sequim, from left, father, Craig, children Addison, 12, Alayna, 10 and Alivia, 3, and mother, Bambi, examine an information… Continue reading

Members of the Pease family of Sequim, from left, father, Craig, children Addison, 12, Alayna, 10 and Alivia, 3, and mother, Bambi, examine an information kiosk at Salt Creek Recreation Area north of Joyce last week. The group was exploring places on the North Olympic Peninsula. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Traffic lights, Washington Street rehab among 2022 Sequim projects

Pandemic may bring second year of no utility increases

High wind blows havoc through Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival

Wind gusts blew down all but 12 of the 70 vendor tents at the Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival early Sunday morning,… Continue reading

Hannah Nelson of Port Angeles crossed the Strait of Juan de Fuca on a paddleboard to raise money for domestic violence services. (Laura Hall)

Paddleboarder crosses Strait for a cause

Money raised to go for survivors of domestic violence

Hannah Nelson of Port Angeles crossed the Strait of Juan de Fuca on a paddleboard to raise money for domestic violence services. (Laura Hall)
Contractor Todd Armstrong is among the volunteer builders of the Pat’s Place tiny homes in Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Tiny-home village permit gets green light

Port Townsend approves housing option for 180 days

Contractor Todd Armstrong is among the volunteer builders of the Pat’s Place tiny homes in Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Construction tentatively will start in late October on a roundabout at the intersection of Sequim-Dungeness Way and Woodcock Road and will last about five months, according to Clallam County staff. (File photo by Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Unicorporated Clallam County to get first roundabout

Woodcock Road project planned for winter construction

Construction tentatively will start in late October on a roundabout at the intersection of Sequim-Dungeness Way and Woodcock Road and will last about five months, according to Clallam County staff. (File photo by Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Comment on proposed waiver for Makah whaling deadline looms

Written public comment is due by Oct. 19 on an administrative law judge’s recommendation that the Makah Tribe be given a waiver of… Continue reading

COVID-19 cases remain at plateau on Peninsula

Case rates on the North Olympic Peninsula are staying at a plateau, primarily upheld by continued widespread transmission on the West End in Clallam County… Continue reading

Hannah Nelson plans toi attempt to cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca on a paddleboard today.

Port Angeles woman to attempt paddleboard Strait crossing

Effort to raise funds for domestic violence survivors

Hannah Nelson plans toi attempt to cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca on a paddleboard today.