Theaters in Port Angeles, Port Townsend sell out most showings of “Harry Potter”

The magic of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" sent sell-out crowds running to movie theaters in Port Angeles and Port Townsend this weekend to… Continue reading

Peninsula: Navy jet crashes near Sappho

A Navy EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare jet with three crewmen aboard crashed Thursday in a remote wilderness area in Olympic National Forest. All three parachuted… Continue reading

Peninsula: PDN receives Blethen honors for reporting

The news staff of the has received a C.B. Blethen Memorial Award for Distinguished Newspaper Reporting. PDN reporters and photographers were cited for their weeklong… Continue reading

Peninsula: Prowler is fourth to crash in region

Thursday's crash of a Navy jet southeast of Sappho was the fourth Whidbey Island-based EA-6B Prowler to impact on the North Olympic Peninsula in 20… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Former Kmart complex sold

Philips Shopping Center, commonly known as the Kmart shopping center, has been sold to a Kent-based development company. BDG LLC paid $4.4 million to Delaware-based… Continue reading

Port Angeles” newest teen center, Tempest, to host open house

PORT ANGELES -- The new teen center Tempest will host an open house Saturday. Youth and adults who spent the past 18 months preparing the… Continue reading

Clallam: Latest ballot count doesn’t change close races

Clallam County election officials counted an additional 247 mail-in ballots Wednesday morning, but the results did not affect any of the county's close races. That… Continue reading

Gas prices decrease on Peninsula

Gas prices have plunged to their lowest level this year on the North Olympic Peninsula The average price for regular unleaded was $1.48 a gallon,… Continue reading

Jefferson: County redistricting plans jolt two commissioners

County redistricting plans under consideration could undermine the power base of one county commissioner and force a second to move to retain his seat. Under… Continue reading

Olympic National Park: Beardslee trout making remarkable recovery in Lake Crescent

Beardslee trout are alive and kicking in Lake Crescent. Should they ever disappear, the Beardslee -- found nowhere else on Earth -- would be gone… Continue reading

Peninsula: Coast Guard cutters help break drug bust record

North Olympic Peninsula-based cutter crews are being credited with helping set the Coast Guard record for narcotics seizures in one year. Fiscal 2001, which ended… Continue reading

West End: Contaminants being removed from Elwha Resort soil

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- Crews have began removing dirt contaminated by gas and oil as part of a cleanup of the former Elwha Resort west… Continue reading

Exclusive: Relative of missing couple surprised by Lake Crescent story

RAYMOND -- Imagine picking up a newspaper and reading about your uncle's parents -- thought to have drowned more than 70 years ago in a… Continue reading

Olympic National Park: Car found in Lake Crescent isn’t missing couple’s Chevy

Lake Crescent is holding on to its 72-year-old mystery of what happened to Russell and Mildred Warren. An old car discovered at the bottom of… Continue reading

Peninsula: Unemployment rises in Clallam, Jefferson counties

October unemployment figures for the North Olympic Peninsula remained lower than the same period last year despite the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But while the… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Authority wants parcel for affordable-housing project

PORT TOWNSEND -- A six-acre tract could be used for affordable housing instead of a park if Jefferson County commissioners deed the parcel to the… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Councilwoman-elect to step down from county planning board

PORT TOWNSEND -- City Council member-elect Michelle Sandoval said Tuesday she will resign from the Jefferson County Planning Commission when she takes office in January.… Continue reading

Quileute hope development brings more tourists to LaPush

LAPUSH -- At the end of state Highway 110, where the late afternoon sun casts its shadow across James Island and First Beach, the Quileute… Continue reading

Sequim: Firm wins $2.34 million contract

SEQUIM -- DelaBarre & Associates Inc. has been awarded a $2.34 million contract to continue providing support services for federal Small Business Innovation Research conferences.… Continue reading

KPLY mill returns — and it’s smokeless

PORT ANGELES -- No more billows of steam from KPLY's towering smokestack? The plywood mill returned to full operation Monday after being down for a… Continue reading