Port Angeles: Thomas Roberts returned to Clallam County jail

Accused deputy killer Thomas Martin Roberts was returned to the Clallam County jail Wednesday. Roberts, 54, of Port Angeles is charged with first-degree aggravated murder… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Work-release inmate walks away from custody

A Clallam County jail work-release inmate working at the Port Angeles police station walked away from custody Thursday. "At 10 a.m., he just walked away,"'… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Land limited for new business, study says

Few large parcels of land are available for commercial and light industrial developments in Jefferson County. "There's really not that much property zoned for light… Continue reading

Sequim: Boy charged in touching incidents at youth club

SEQUIM -- A 15-year-old boy has been charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault for allegedly touching two girls at the Sequim Boys and Girls… Continue reading

Sequim: Lavender Festival to blossom over weekend

The intoxicating aroma of lavender will greet thousands of visitors in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley this weekend at the fifth annual Celebrate Lavender Festival. About 12,000… Continue reading

Sequim: Where to find Celebrate Lavender Festival farms

SEQUIM -- Here are the farms participating in the fifth annual Celebrate Lavender Festival in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley on Saturday and Sunday. Cedarbrook Herb The… Continue reading

Clallam County: PA airs annexation draft; reactions mixed

PORT ANGELES -- Officials have rolled out a draft report on the city's proposal to annex residential and commercial lands between the eastern city limits… Continue reading

Jefferson County: Hadlock Days set for Saturday, Sunday

PORT HADLOCK -- Hadlock Days organizers hope the revamped celebration will revive the good old days when residents and business owners put their hearts into… Continue reading

Jefferson County: Puget Sound Energy may curb cost savings

Puget Sound Energy has asked state regulators to approve changes to its pilot conservation program in a way that means less savings for customers as… Continue reading

Jefferson County: Renovations set for Port Hadlock library

PORT HADLOCK -- The Jefferson County Library here plans to close its doors for three weeks this summer for a $40,000 facelift. Much of the… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Albertson’s closing stores; PA to be evaluated

Supermarket giant Albertson's Inc. will close 165 stores in 25 states over the next year. But corporate officials for the grocery store chain won't say… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Schools chief candidates list narrowed to two

PORT ANGELES -- School district officials have narrowed their search for a new superintendent to two finalists -- Bill Myhr and Gary Cohn. "We were… Continue reading

West End: Fisherman airlifted to hospital from fishing boat

NEAH BAY -- A fisherman was hospitalized Wednesday night after Coast Guard crews transported him to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. Mark Strong, 35,… Continue reading

West End: Quileute celebrate tribal culture this weekend

LAPUSH -- The Quilleute tribe will celebrate its heritage this weekend during the Quilleute Days 2001 Wikwal Gathering. Activities take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday… Continue reading

Peninsula: Circus comes to PA, PT, but animals to split time

The circus is coming to Port Townsend -- but animals won't be part of the show. An ordinance passed by the Port Townsend City Council… Continue reading

Peninsula: Fire crews end Cascades work; to return home

Most of the firefighters dispatched from Clallam and Jefferson counties to fight the wildfires in north-central Washington will return home by week's end, officials said.… Continue reading

Peninsula: Salmon “tagged” on Dungeness River

SEQUIM -- Nearly 500,000 salmon fingerlings are being fitted with coded wire tags at the Dungeness Hatchery. Biologists say the fish tagging is part of… Continue reading

Port Angeles: City approves water use rules, penalties

PORT ANGELES -- The City Council approved water use restrictions and penalties Tuesday which could be imposed during a water shortage. The council voted 5-1,… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Cantwell to join Democrat fundraiser

PORT TOWNSEND -- U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell will visit the North Olympic Peninsula on Saturday for the first time since winning last year's election. Cantwell,… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City commission official to seek council seat

PORT TOWNSEND -- Parks and Recreation chairwoman Barbara McColgan said Tuesday she will run for City Council. The 48-year-old retired Air Force pilot and political… Continue reading