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

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