Olympic National Park: Graves Creek Road section washed out in heavy rainfall

The early heavy rains are taking their toll on remote roads -- some still unrepaired from past wet winters -- in Olympic National Park. Heavy… Continue reading

Peninsula: Hospital may accept abandoned newborns

Teen-age mothers could abandon their new-born babies at Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles without fear of prosecution under a proposal being considered by medical… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Severance package approved for bag plant workers

PORT TOWNSEND -- Union members have approved a severance package for the 90 bag plant employees to be laid off by Port Townsend Paper Corp.… Continue reading

West End: Animal control services to be cut

A proposed $27,000 cut in the Clallam County Sheriff's Department budget will leave unincorporated West End residents without animal control services. The funding cut is… Continue reading

Clallam County: PA Port may tap reserves to balance budget

PORT ANGELES -- The Port of Port Angeles must increase its property tax rate 5 percent and use $99,153 of its reserves to balance its… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Olympic Memorial Hospital board OKs $65.7 million budget

PORT ANGELES -- Olympic Memorial Hospital commissioners unanimously approved a $65.7 million hospital district operating budget Monday night for fiscal 2002. In order to help… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Olympic Memorial Hospital nurses get raises

PORT ANGELES -- Nearly 200 Olympic Medical Center nurses will get 13 percent in salary increases during the next three years. On Monday, Olympic Memorial… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Two boys charged with stealing swords

PORT ANGELES -- A sword-toting teen-ager and his apparent 11-year-old accomplice were charged with second-degree burglary Monday for allegedly stealing a collection of antique swords.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Council faces tax-increase decision

PORT TOWNSEND -- The next City Council will either have to ask residents to approve a property tax hike exceeding 1 percent next fall, or… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Jefferson General Hospital workers get raises

PORT TOWNSEND -- Health care technicians, physical therapists and pharmacists at Jefferson General Hospital will get raises ranging from 4 percent to 20 percent under… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Sailor brings trophy home after 101 years

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Key City Trophy has returned home after more than a century. Stig Osterberg triumphantly carried the 24-inch tall sterling silver cup… Continue reading

West End: Plane crash probe could take more than a month

SAPPHO -- It could take Navy investigators more than a month to determine the cause of last week's EA-6B Prowler crash that left an aviator… Continue reading

Peninsula: Food banks gear up for busy season

Many residents on the North Olympic Peninsula depend on the generosity of others for one of the most basic human needs -- food. While most… Continue reading

Peninsula: Leonids meteor shower brightens the night

Despite clouds and fog in some areas, the Leonid meteor show lit up the skies over the North Olympic Peninsula early Sunday. Hundreds of persons… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Civic leader, businessman Mac Ruddell dies

Howard M. "Mac" Ruddell, a Clallam County icon whose almost countless community service efforts ran from helping youth to tuna drives for the hungry, is… Continue reading

Olympic National Park: Hurricane Ridge revs up for winter fun

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- Barring bad weather, the drive to Hurricane Ridge should be a breeze starting this week when Olympic National Park begins its… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Airport parking lot reopened as security restrictions eased

PORT ANGELES -- Travelers can again use the parking lot in front of the terminal at William R. Fairchild International Airport. Huge concrete blocks that… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Boxes with gifts headed to children in developing counties

PORT TOWNSEND -- A child in Afghanistan might open a box next month filled with trinkets, toothpaste, chocolate and a teddy bear given by someone… Continue reading

Sappho: Navy orders plane crash area closed

SAPPHO -- U.S. Forest Service officials have closed Forest Service Road 2923 and the surrounding area as the U.S. Navy begins its investigation into Thursday's… Continue reading

Sequim: Magwire, Millet win all-league football honors

SEQUIM -- Judd Magwire and Mark Millet won top all-Nisqually League football honors for the Sequim Wolves. Both made the first team, Magwire on offense… Continue reading