Peninsula: Teacher unions deciding whether to join walkout Jan. 14

A majority of teacher unions on the North Olympic Peninsula are deciding whether to participate in a Jan. 14 statewide teacher walkout. Some have already… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Port board concerned stormwater issue could hold up major projects

PORT ANGELES -- Port and city officials must work out stormwater-disposal issues quickly to prevent holding up two big job-producing projects on the waterfront, Port… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Fire district to get new trucks

PORT LUDLOW -- Commissioners for Jefferson County Fire District No. 3 have given the green light to ordering two new fire trucks. The Pierce pumper/tenders… Continue reading

Refurbishing funds for Jefferson: Courthouse to be broached today

Jefferson County commissioners will make their case for money to reinforce the aging courthouse clock tower during a meeting today with U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell.… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Y’s Teen Center to open Dec. 13

PORT ANGELES -- The YMCA's new teen center, with rooms full of color and youth entertainment, celebrates its grand opening Dec. 13 with a DJ… Continue reading


Clallam County sheriff's deputies were searching Sunday night for a teenage driver who fled the scene after his car crashed into a tree on Happy… Continue reading

Slovakian exchange student named Crescent homecoming queen

JOYCE -- Most high school girls spend time dreaming of being crowned homecoming queen. But not Eva Vanova. Vanova, an exchange student from Bratislava, Slovakia,… Continue reading

2002 Peninsula Home Fund debuts, helps Jefferson, Clallam residents

A grandmother caring for two small children received help with her utility bills. An out-of-work logger got money to obtain prescribed medicine. Material was provided… Continue reading

Jefferson County Housing Authority moves meeting venue

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Dec. 12 meeting of the Jefferson County Housing Authority will be held in the county courthouse to allow Commissioner Mike Hyland… Continue reading

Neah Bay: Coast Guard lights up scoreboards for Neah Bay High School

NEAH BAY -- Score three for Neah Bay High School and the U.S. Coast Guard. The high school on the Makah Reservation received three lighted… Continue reading

Peninsula food banks to assist 3,800 families this Thanksgiving

More than 3,800 families hoping for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner are receiving assistance from food banks on the North Olympic Peninsula this week. The families… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Victorian hardware company faces opposition planned big building

PORT TOWNSEND -- A plan to move a California-based Victorian hardware conglomerate to Port Townsend is coming under fire from a group calling itself Friends… Continue reading

Sequim: City Council has heard enough on shopping centers

SEQUIM -- The City Council says it's heard enough public comment on regional shopping centers. In fact, the agenda for Monday night's meeting contains an… Continue reading

The possible dream? Cascadia Center has a contractor, but little funding

Almost two years ago, a retired career Army officer invited all major performing arts groups on the North Olympic Peninsula to a meeting and told… Continue reading

Clallam medical community still struggling with doctor shortage

PORT ANGELES -- Despite Olympic Medical Center's recruitment efforts, some eastern Clallam County residents are continuing to have a difficult time finding a physician. The… Continue reading

Developer confident on Port Angeles hotel/conference center

PORT ANGELES -- Developer Randal Jay Ehm is confident his Oak Street hotel and conference center project will be built -- now that its shoreline… Continue reading

Jefferson: Housing Authority commissioner barred from meeting

PORT TOWNSEND -- A restraining order prevented one of the Jefferson County Housing Authority's commissioners from attending the agency's board meeting Thursday. Executive Director John… Continue reading

Peninsula: Students studying currents of Strait of Juan de Fuca

PORT ANGELES -- Students from Choice Alternative School and Crescent School are learning first-hand about Strait of Juan de Fuca currents. The two schools are… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Service club raises $38,659 in radiothon

Port Angeles Lions Club members took over radio KONP 1450 Thursday for an all-day "Food-a-Thon"' to solicit donations of money and food to assist the… Continue reading

Quilcene: High school chosen for $75,000 Gates grant

QUILCENE -- Quilcene High School has been chosen to receive a "high-tech high" grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The $75,000 grant will allow… Continue reading