Jefferson: 4-mile conveyor belt?

SHINE -- A company wants to build a four-mile conveyor belt to move gravel from its Shine pit to a new, 1,100-foot pier in Hood… Continue reading

Jefferson: County now has a terrorism reaction plan

The Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management has presented county comissioners with a plan that spells out how local government, fire and medical agencies would… Continue reading

Jefferson: Fire agencies to talk consolidation

Representatives from Jefferson County Fire District No. 6 and the Port Townsend Fire Department are exploring the possibility of the two districts merging volunteer firefighter… Continue reading

Jefferson: Home-schooled students face fewer options in classes

PORT TOWNSEND -- Ninth-grader David Kunz already knows what classes he wants take at Port Townsend High School next year -- computer applications and industrial… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Developer excited about conference center project

PORT ANGELES -- Randal Jay Ehm is excited about his proposed $17 million waterfront hotel and conference center project to be built on property at… Continue reading

Sequim: Burned firefighter out of intensive care; wife buoyed by authors

SEQUIM -- Lisa McAneny, wife of a Sequim volunteer firefighter severely burned in late February, is seldom at a loss for words. But an act… Continue reading

Gnome nappers strike peaceful Port Townsend neighborhood

PORT TOWNSEND -- April Fool's Day ended last week, but for Robert and Janette Force, the mystery surrounding a purported practical joke lingers on. Whitey,… Continue reading

Jefferson: Citizens group formed to help keep water wells fresh

Jefferson County has formed a citizens committee to help develop a solution to saltwater intrusion into private water wells. And the committee begins its quest… Continue reading

Jefferson: County, city agree to let expert examine Glen Cove’s potential

The Port Townsend City Council and Jefferson County commissioners approved an agreement Monday to help resolve their differences over the future of Glen Cove. And… Continue reading

Peninsula: Puget Sound TV viewers to see commercial touting area

PORT ANGELES -- The Chamber of Commerce this year has dubbed Port Angeles a destination for "all seasons, countless reasons." And here's another reason Chamber… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Port holds off marketing ex-hangar as movie studio

PORT ANGELES -- A proposed movie studio in a vacant industrial building was put on hold by Port commissioners Monday because of a prior lease… Continue reading

Sequim: Schmitt appointed to City Council

SEQUIM -- In a 4-2 vote Monday night, the City Council named Patricia Kasovia Schmitt as the successor to former Councilman Dave Anders, who resigned… Continue reading

Jefferson: Washout keeps Dosewallips Road closed

HOODSPORT -- A key access road to the eastern side of Olympic National Park that was washed out by a winter storm will remain closed… Continue reading

Peninsula: State buys land under controversial John Birch Society billboard

PORT ANGELES -- The controversial John Birch Society billboard along U.S. Highway 101 east of here could be coming down following the sale of the… Continue reading


Taylor Ann Rixon was born last Dec. 11 at Olympic Memorial Hospital to George and Kristin Rixon. Shortly after her birth, Taylor was diagnosed with… Continue reading

Clallam: Clallam Transit names its outstanding employees for 2001

PORT ANGELES -- Jaci Rooney has been named Clallam Transit System Employee of the Year for 2001. Rooney, a driver, was chosen for the honor… Continue reading

Clallam: Forks man pleads innocent in driving fatality

PORT ANGELES -- The 39-year-old Forks man accused of killing his wife in a crash pleaded innocent Friday to vehicular homicide. Clallam County Superior Court… Continue reading

Drinking teens: Young tipplers a growing problem on Peninsula

EDITOR's NOTE: This is the first of a two-day series on the increasing problem of underage drinking on the North Olympic Peninsula. In private homes,… Continue reading


SHINE -- A Chimacum School District volunteer and community activist has entered the race for the District No. 3 county commissioner seat in November. Wendi… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Conference center moves forward

PORT ANGELES -- A waterfront hotel and conference center is closer to reality. "I"m ready to go!" said Randal Jay Ehm, architect and developer, after… Continue reading