PORT TOWNSEND: April 24, 1851, considered the founding day — so happy 150th birthday!

PORT TOWNSEND -- Queen Victoria was anticipating the opening of the Grand Exhibition of 1851 in London as Alfred A. Plummer staked the first land… Continue reading

SEQUIM: School levy ballots due today

SEQUIM -- Today is the last day for Sequim School District voters to mail or return levy election ballots to a drop-box location. The district… Continue reading

WEST END: “Bubble fishery” to offer salmon fishing opportunity

LAPUSH -- A special "bubble fishery"' this fall is expected to delight salmon anglers and boost West End tourism. "We want to bring more people… Continue reading

LAKE QUINALT: Lodge stories wanted

LAKE QUINAULT -- To showcase Lake Quinault Lodge's 75th anniversary, the rustic resort is asking people to share stories of memorable experiences at the lodge… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Wednesday class will offer ideas for quake preparedness

A few simple steps -- bracing chimneys or strapping down your water heater, for example -- can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss… Continue reading


A North Olympic Peninsula-based developer has completed a Web site for a humanitarian organization seeking to rid Southeast Asia of land mines. Viewit.com of Port… Continue reading


SEQUIM -- A request from a Port Angeles taxi service to do business in Sequim will be addressed tonight during the regular meeting of the… Continue reading

CARLSBORG: Model railroaders’ train show comes in

CARLSBORG -- Eight-year-old Kris Lawrence has never been aboard a train. Like most children his age, the limited knowledge of locomotives and railroads he posssess… Continue reading

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK: Hot springs resort attracts bathers for first day of season

Darcie Mezek doesn't mind a few more regulations as long as she's able to enjoy her time at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort. "It's worth… Continue reading

Peninsula residents send Sen. Cantwell back to D.C. with funding request

Area residents meeting with Sen. Maria Cantwell sent her back to Washington, D.C. with instructions to seek more mental and medical health funding. Cantwell, D-Mountlake… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Search for new schools chief begins Monday

PORT ANGELES -- School board members said they were surprised by the resignation last week of Dr. George Woodruff as school superintendent. "It was a… Continue reading

PORT TOWNSEND: YMCA planners hopeful for support

PORT TOWNSEND -- YMCA planners put the finishing touches on a proposal for a Jefferson County branch Friday as they readied to present it to… Continue reading

WEST END: Congressional delegation still weighing Coast Guard station closure

Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray and Norm Dicks, the North Olympic Peninsula's congressman, plan to announce their position on the proposed closure of the… Continue reading

Elvis and Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty take their act on the road

SEQUIM -- Elvis will appear Saturday in Tacoma and Puyallup. "He's all ready to go," Sharon Cone said, describing the elk mounted on the Sequim… Continue reading

JEFFERSON: Earth Day events abound Saturday throughout county

PORT TOWNSEND -- Trees planted during the first Earth Day 31 years ago now tower over houses and buildings. Children who may have helped plant… Continue reading

PENINSULA: 200 Boy Scouts gather at camporee this weekend

More than 200 Boy Scouts will camp at Salt Creek County Park near Joyce this weekend as part of the annual Mount Olympus District of… Continue reading

PENINSULA: Sappho Gap fiber-optic system plan endorsed

At an event last fall celebrating the arrival of a fiber-optic line from Silverdale to Joyce, Forks City Attorney Rod Fleck issued a challenge to… Continue reading

PENINSULA: State worker strike comes to area today

PORT ANGELES -- The state worker strike is coming to the North Olympic Peninsula today. Striking employees will picket the Department of Social and Health… Continue reading


PORT ANGELES -- The latest in the saga of the downtown Lincoln Theatre: The building is now for sale. The 10,200 square-foot property, located on… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Hearing speakers say, “Keep LaPush station open”

PORT ANGELES -- Four hearings later, the message remains strongly on course: Don't close the U.S. Coast Guard station at LaPush. Dozens of speakers have… Continue reading