Sequim: Olympic Medical Center commissioner speaks to Chamber of Commerce

SEQUIM -- Olympic Medical Center Commissioner Harlan Knudson of Sequim says the dark cloud over health care in Clallam County may be dissipating. "There are… Continue reading

West End: Former county commissioner announces candidacy

FORKS -- Businessman Phil Kitchel is ready for a rematch. On Tuesday, Kitchel announced his candidacy for the Clallam County commissioner seat for District No.… Continue reading

Clallam: PUD approves 3% power rate cut

PORT ANGELES -- A 3 percent across-the-board cut in power rates approved Monday could mean almost $3 a month less on Clallam County Public Utility… Continue reading

Jefferson: County considers budget deficit adjustments

Jefferson County commissioners are weighing midyear budget cuts and a hiring freeze as the county's revenue position worsens amid a slowing state economy Two months… Continue reading

Jefferson: PT backs YMCA project

PORT TOWNSEND -- City Council voted Monday night to push ahead toward an agreement for recreation services from a new Jefferson County YMCA, but agreed… Continue reading

Port Angeles: New airport hangars could be up in 6 months

PORT ANGELES -- Eleven new hangars planned for William R. Fairchild International Airport could be finished in six months if the pending sale of the… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Roof problems slow restaurant reopening

PORT ANGELES -- After being closed since a Jan. 21 fire, downtown's popular Cornerhouse Restaurant will reopen in four to six weeks if weather permits,… Continue reading

Port Angeles: School Board hears more budget woes

PORT ANGELES -- School Board members were told Monday night that the Port Angeles School District's projected million-dollar budget deficit will be worse. "The $1… Continue reading

Sequim landmark mural comes down, piece by piece

SEQUIM -- The landscape of East Washington Street began changing Monday as the first pieces were removed from the mural at Lehman's Grocery. In the… Continue reading

Sequim: Port, public examine future of John Wayne Marina

SEQUIM -- John Wayne Marina is moving into the spotlight as the staff at the Port of Port Angeles determines its future. The Port owns… Continue reading

Clallam: Officials ponder sales tax hike for jail, juvenile center

Clallam County is considering a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax increase to fund jails and juvenile centers to plug a potential $450,000 hole in… Continue reading

A special message to readers

The PDN grant program is accepting applications from charitable, 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in Clallam and Jefferson counties for $25,000 in 2002 grants from the newspaper.… Continue reading

Clallam: Convicted of DUI? – County officials say expect to pay up to $1,000 more in fines

Intoxicated or drugged drivers in Clallam County can expect to pay hefty fees for the cost of their arrest. Thanks to a newly instituted program… Continue reading

Quilcene: Townsfolk razing buildings to spruce up downtown

QUILCENE -- Property owners and community volunteers have set to work tearing down several derelict buildings along U.S. Highway 101 as a means of sprucing… Continue reading

Smooth operators in belt sander races at Building and Remodeling Expo

There's nothing like leaving the competition in the sawdust. More than a dozen competitors tried to dust their opponents Saturday for the first round of… Continue reading

Sunday Showcase: Forks Community Hospital awaiting new administrator

FORKS -- Planning for the future of Forks Community Hospital is on hold while the hospital awaits the arrival of a new administrator. Interim administrator… Continue reading

Sunday Showcase: Jefferson General looking at new services to stay viable

Jefferson General Hospital commissioners say they are looking to add new services to help keep the hospital on solid financial ground. Commissioners and administrators of… Continue reading

Sunday Showcase: Olympic Medical Center team plans for future

Once a week, as many as 10 people settle into comfortable chairs around a richly colored oval table in the administrative wing of Olympic Memorial… Continue reading


A late-winter storm Thursday brought snowfall to many areas of the North Olympic Peninsula. By nightfall, rural residents were reporting accumulations of more than 3… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Public can comment on Rayonier clean-up

PORT ANGELES -- The public can comment until April 5 on two of three work plans for the former Rayonier pulp mill site. That's the… Continue reading