A group of friends from Jefferson and Island counties met Monday to play music as they do year-round at Port Townsend’s Chetzemoka Park gazebo. In the foreground is Dianne Boeger; playing Shetland Islands tunes with her, from left, are fiddler Mhaire Merryman, bouzouki and guitar player Donald Terao and English concertina player Len Feldman. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Gazebo quartet

A group of friends from Jefferson and Island counties met Monday to play music as they do year-round at Port Townsend’s Chetzemoka Park gazebo. In… Continue reading

A group of friends from Jefferson and Island counties met Monday to play music as they do year-round at Port Townsend’s Chetzemoka Park gazebo. In the foreground is Dianne Boeger; playing Shetland Islands tunes with her, from left, are fiddler Mhaire Merryman, bouzouki and guitar player Donald Terao and English concertina player Len Feldman. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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Clallam County Chief Corrections Deputy Wendy Peterson, center, speaks at a retirement ceremony honoring her for 37 years of service with the Clallam County Sheriff's Office as Sheriff Bill Benedict watches at right. Peterson was recognized by county commissioners, friends and colleagues during Tuesday's commission meeting in Port Angeles in a ceremony that included a presentation of a chest full of memorabilia. Sheriff's Sgt. Don Wenzl will be promoted Aug. 2 to chief corrections deputy.

Peterson retires in Clallam County

Clallam County Chief Corrections Deputy Wendy Peterson, center, speaks at a retirement ceremony honoring her for 37 years of service with the Clallam County Sheriff’s… Continue reading

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Clallam County Chief Corrections Deputy Wendy Peterson, center, speaks at a retirement ceremony honoring her for 37 years of service with the Clallam County Sheriff's Office as Sheriff Bill Benedict watches at right. Peterson was recognized by county commissioners, friends and colleagues during Tuesday's commission meeting in Port Angeles in a ceremony that included a presentation of a chest full of memorabilia. Sheriff's Sgt. Don Wenzl will be promoted Aug. 2 to chief corrections deputy.

Tack sale set for Saturday

The Coyle Women’s Club will host its community tack and yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The sale will be… Continue reading

Traffic backs up on East First Street in Port Angeles on Tuesday, the result of lane closures at Golf Course Road, which is being repaved from East First Street to East Fifth Street. At times, traffic was snarled as far as downtown Port Angeles with backups on many side streets and arterials. Construction on Golf Course is expected to continue through Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Traffic jam

Traffic backs up on East First Street in Port Angeles on Tuesday, the result of lane closures at Golf Course Road, which is being repaved… Continue reading

Traffic backs up on East First Street in Port Angeles on Tuesday, the result of lane closures at Golf Course Road, which is being repaved from East First Street to East Fifth Street. At times, traffic was snarled as far as downtown Port Angeles with backups on many side streets and arterials. Construction on Golf Course is expected to continue through Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Child dies in collision

Driver suffered medical emergency, State Patrol said

Late papers

Some papers on the west side of Port Angeles are late because of a carrier emergency. Those who have not received today’s paper yet will… Continue reading

Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust seeks applications for grants

The Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust is currently accepting applications for grants to be awarded during 2022. The trust was established… Continue reading

Biotoxins in shellfish lead to closure at Discovery Bay

Danger signs have been posted near public access points

Dave Neupert.

Clallam County mental health court favored

Plan expected for fall approval

Dave Neupert.
Rosaletta Curry, the Jefferson County Library’s early childhood program coordinator, begins story time by pointing out elements of the environment, such as trees. Ellie Long, 4, left, is among the listeners at story time outside the Port Townsend Library last Thursday. Story hours are offered free at libraries across the North Olympic Peninsula. For information, see NOLS.org and PTpubliclibrary.org. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

In-person stories

Rosaletta Curry, the Jefferson County Library’s early childhood program coordinator, begins story time by pointing out elements of the environment, such as trees. Ellie Long,… Continue reading

Rosaletta Curry, the Jefferson County Library’s early childhood program coordinator, begins story time by pointing out elements of the environment, such as trees. Ellie Long, 4, left, is among the listeners at story time outside the Port Townsend Library last Thursday. Story hours are offered free at libraries across the North Olympic Peninsula. For information, see NOLS.org and PTpubliclibrary.org. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
An excavator moves dirt and sand on Ediz Hook on Friday at the former site of the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association’s boat house at the edge of Port Angeles Harbor. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Lower Elwha restoration project in progress

Work is to improve wildlife habitat, recreation

An excavator moves dirt and sand on Ediz Hook on Friday at the former site of the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association’s boat house at the edge of Port Angeles Harbor. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Ortloff graduates from University of Utah

Camille Ortloff graduated from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City at a May 6 commencement ceremony. Ortloff received a… Continue reading

Two new service officers for Port Townsend-area disabled veterans

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has announced two new service officers to help veterans in the Port Townsend area. Vietnam veteran John Hamilton… Continue reading

Traffic alternating following car-pedestrian collision south of Forks

U.S. Highway 101 was partially blocked Monday afternoon due to a serious collision, the State Patrol said. A car struck a pedestrian on… Continue reading

Chip-seal work to resume on U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 19

Road work will resume across the North Olympic Peninsula Monday. Contractor crews will begin chip sealing sections of U.S. Highway 101 and state… Continue reading

Gary Butler with Sequim’s parks department thanks fellow staffers for their efforts and leadership in recent months during a rally last week in front of the Sequim Civic Center. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Locals show appreciation for Sequim city staff at rally

More than 30 people gathered for a “City Staff Appreciation Rally” in front of the Sequim Civic Center. The approximately 30-minute rally on… Continue reading

Gary Butler with Sequim’s parks department thanks fellow staffers for their efforts and leadership in recent months during a rally last week in front of the Sequim Civic Center. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
The ferry MV Coho sits at the dock on Saturday in Port Angeles, waiting to resume daily trips to Victoria once the U.S.-Canada border reopens to non-essential traffic. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
The ferry MV Coho sits at the dock on Saturday in Port Angeles, waiting to resume daily trips to Victoria once the U.S.-Canada border reopens to non-essential traffic. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain sits at a berth at Port Angeles City Pier during a 2012 visit to Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain sits at a berth at Port Angeles City Pier during a 2012 visit to Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Dr. Allison Berry.
Dr. Allison Berry.