Port Hadlock: Fire victim credits mystery man for saving her life

PORT HADLOCK -- Black, foul-smelling smoke made it impossible for her to see the front or back door of her apartment, so Laura Roberts stood… Continue reading

Clallam: County asks court to order removal of septic tank at river

PORT ANGELES -- The Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney's Office seeks a court order to remove a property owner's septic holding tank in the Dungeness River… Continue reading

Clallam: New county prosecutor gears up

Walking into the courthouse Jan. 2 as Clallam County's new prosecuting attorney, Deb Kelly faces a staff of two fewer criminal deputy prosecutors, positions that… Continue reading

Head-on crash slows traffic on U.S. 101 outside PA

PORT ANGELES -- Commuter traffic on U.S. Highway 101 backed up Monday morning after a pickup truck collided head-on with a semi-trailer along the Morse… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Port commissioner wants review of deputy director’s post

PORT ANGELES -- Port of Port Angeles Commissioner Len Beil suggested Monday studying the possible elimination of the Port's deputy executive director position, currently held… Continue reading

Port Hadlock: “Suspicious” fire routs two families

PORT HADLOCK -- Two families, including six children younger than 10, escaped injury early Monday when fire roared through their fourplex. Fire investigators, still on… Continue reading

Port Hadlock: Fire family laments, “We lost everything we own”

PORT HADLOCK -- A mother awoke her husband and three children to black smoke filling their home Monday morning. "Just picture this: My wife dead… Continue reading

Port Townsend: New Year’s to be rung in with music, jugglers

PORT TOWNSEND -- Fire jugglers and musicians will march along Water Street's sidewalks just before midnight tonight in a bid to help residents ring in… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Port commissioners get earful about Point Hudson demolition

PORT TOWNSEND -- Port commissioners on Monday got their first taste of public comment about razing buildings at Point Hudson. James Fritz, a Crutcher Road… Continue reading


Winter recreation seekers rushed to Hurricane Ridge on Sunday, forcing Olympic National Park officials to close the entrance road after the Ridge parking lot overflowed… Continue reading


Violent crimes and property crimes are down slightly in Clallam and Jefferson counties since last year, though vehicle thefts have increased across the North Olympic… Continue reading


Where there's shade, water and sub-freezing temperatures, there's ice. That was the case early Sunday across the North Olympic Peninsula. State Patrol troopers and sheriff's… Continue reading

Peninsula: Rain shadow protects most population centers from rugged storm

The rain shadow provided by the Olympic Mountains was a windshield Friday and Saturday as a rugged winter windstorm funneled around the mountains and into… Continue reading

Peninsula: Sequim boy mysteriously loses sight, feeling in face and hand

David Robbins is having an easier time than his family in dealing with the mysterious illness that has blinded him for the past 10 days.… Continue reading

Sequim: Rescued bald eagle dies; carcass frozen

SEQUIM -- A bald eagle that was thought to be recovering from a gunshot wound has succumbed to its injuries. Jaye Moore, director of the… Continue reading

Sequim: State closes adult family home amid charges of elderly abuse

SEQUIM -- An adult family home has been closed after residents reported being physically and mentally abused. The Washington Department of Social and Health Services… Continue reading

Sunday Showcase: Peninsula real estate agents say housing prices now average in six figures

Within two years, finding a North Olympic Peninsula home for $100,000 or less could become the impossible dream, real estate experts say. In Port Townsend… Continue reading

Jefferson: Christmas dinner “best ever”

More than 300 people were served at the Jefferson County community Christmas dinner on Wednesday, organizer Linda Haskell said Thursday. An additional 49 meals were… Continue reading

Peninsula yule season flat to slightly good, retailers say

Retail sales were flat on the North Olympic Peninsula this Christmas season compared with the same time last year, a handful of business owners and… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Shallow quake jolts area

A small, shallow earthquake centered near Port Angeles jolted parts of the North Olympic Peninsula late Thursday night. University of Washington seismologists gave the "micro… Continue reading