Forks: Girl, 7, wins national reading contest

FORKS -- A girl who used paint to express her love for reading won a national contest and 500 books for her classroom. First-grader Elizabeth… Continue reading

Jefferson: County drafting new rules for wells near shorelines

PORT TOWNSEND -- People who want to drill water wells on property within 1,100 feet of marine coastlines or on islands in Jefferson County will… Continue reading

New Olympic Park Institute executive director plans community involvement

LAKE CRESCENT -- Olympic Park Institute's new executive director says he hopes to contribute his nonprofit experience and energy to the institute's hands-on nature and… Continue reading

Sequim: Future of driver’s education debated before School Board

SEQUIM -- Higher fees caused by reduced state funding and competition from a private school have caused a sharp decline in the number of students… Continue reading

Peninsula: Ferry fare hearings scheduled

North Olympic Peninsula residents will get a chance to talk to state officials about proposed ferry fare increases today and Tuesday. If approved, foot passengers… Continue reading

Sequim: Banjos 101 gets seniors’ toes tapping

SEQUIM -- It didn't take long for toes to start tapping as Banjos 101 entertained last week during a meeting of the St. Luke's Episcopal… Continue reading

Sequim: Couple, son stop by during round-the-world bicycle trip

SEQUIM -- Friday's chilled morning air reddened the faces of the family from France as their black tandem bicycle with a trailer on back rolled… Continue reading

West End: Forks gearing up for scholarship auction

FORKS -- Organizers are gearing up themselves and their communities for the annual Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction. The auction -- which raises scholarship money for… 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

Cape George: Fire district to look for chief — again

CAPE GEORGE -- Fire Chief Ed Erhardt will step down from his Jefferson County Fire District No. 6 post after serving only one year on… Continue reading

Jennifer Horton crowned Sequim Irrigation Festival queen

SEQUIM -- Jennifer Horton was barely able to keep her emotions in check Saturday night after being selected queen for the 107th Sequim Irrigation Festival.… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Latest Gateway design gets good reviews

PORT ANGELES -- The latest Gateway Center design received favorable reviews Friday afternoon, but parking remains an issue. Unless additional funding can be found, the… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Roughrider girls win third in District, moving on to state

TACOMA -- Ashley Payne scorched the nets for 25 points and Mandy Wood sank 18 to spark the Port Angeles Roughriders to third place in… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Steilacoom defeats Redskins, who advance to state tourney

TACOMA -- Steilacoom beat Port Townsend for the district championship when star 6-foot-6 wing Kendrick Holley went crazy with 41 points. The 20-2 Sentinels, ranked… Continue reading

Sunday Showcase: Peninsula downtowns profiled

Downtown representatives of the four cities on the North Olympic Peninsula say their business districts are stable, but have room to grow. Port Townsend, Port… Continue reading

Design workshop crowd keeps many conference center elements, changes others

PORT ANGELES -- Armed with construction paper, crayons, triangles, rulers, glue sticks and pipe cleaners, about 40 people designed their own Oak Street hotel and… Continue reading

Forks: Police hope blood test will help identify body

FORKS -- Police hope a blood test on the body of a man found this week in a creek will reveal more clues to the… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Gateway hearing today

The final design workshops to get public feedback on the $4.5 million Gateway Transportation Center project are scheduled today from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Local celebrities to serve spaghetti

Business and civic leaders tie on aprons and dish out spaghetti tonight (Friday) to raise money for the Port Angeles Food Bank. The seventh annual… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Property review commissioned

Port of Port Townsend commissioners Wednesday selected engineering and planning firm Reid Middleton to conduct a comprehensive scheme update later this year. The Everett firm… Continue reading