Clallam: Parrot found dead; owner still missing at Lake Sutherland

LAKE SUTHERLAND -- A pet parrot that may have contributed to its owner's drowning has been found dead, washed up on the northwest shore of… Continue reading

Clallam: Shotguns-only for Cassidy Creek area?

CARLSBORG -- State and county officials are working to limit the use of firearms in the Cassidy Creek area to shotguns. The shotgun-only designation was… Continue reading

Peninsula: Olympic National Forest to offer Christmas tree permits

Olympic National Forest will kick off the holiday season Monday by making Christmas tree cutting permits available. Tree cutting permits cost $5 and may be… Continue reading

Peninsula: Police pursuits not limited to open highway

JOYCE -- National statistics show about one-third of police chases result in crashes and one in five ends with someone getting hurt. Joyce was the… Continue reading

Port Angeles: City may scale back animal control

PORT ANGELES -- Faced with flat revenues and increasing costs, city officials are proposing to follow Clallam County's lead and cut back dedicated animal control… Continue reading

Pursuit of Justice: High-speed chases test law enforcement officials

A staple of any cops-and-robbers movie is the spectacular car chase scene, with its blaring sirens, screeching tires, daring maneuvers, close calls and a trail… Continue reading

West End: First buoy placed in wave energy project

NEAH BAY -- AquaEnergy Group Ltd. has moored its first buoy in an experimental wave energy system being developed off Waatch Point. If successful, the… Continue reading

“YOU KILLED MY DADDY”: Roberts sentenced to life in prison for killing deputy

PORT ANGELES -- Thomas Martin Roberts was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, a week after he was found guilty… Continue reading

Clallam: Doherty wins re-election as county commissioner; other finals in

PORT ANGELES -- Incumbent Clallam County Commissioner Mike Doherty has won re-election to a new four-year term, edging past Phil Kitchel with 284 votes. As… Continue reading

Jefferson: Fred Hill mineral overlay heading to county board

The Jefferson County Planning Commission voted to recommend 690 acres near Shine be set aside for Fred Hill Materials Inc. as mineral resource land. The… Continue reading

Peninsula: Former drug ship – Western Wind – towed to Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- After 20 months high and dry, a fishing trawler seized in a February 2001 cocaine bust touched water again Thursday and is… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Council to discuss downtown parking

PORT ANGELES -- The future of downtown parking will be discussed by the City Council during its 6 p.m. work session Tuesday. City Economic Development… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Man with gun charged in police standoff

PORT ANGELES -- A man with a handgun who locked himself and his elderly mother into their home Wednesday during a standoff with police has… Continue reading

Armed standoff ends peacefully in PA

PORT ANGELES -- An armed man who locked himself in his house with his elderly mother surrendered peacefully Wednesday after keeping police at bay for… Continue reading

Clallam: Winter season hits Hurricane Ridge Road

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- Get out your snowboards, dust off your skis and blow up those tubes. The winter season is almost here. With snow… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Officials await choice on waterfront graving dock

PORT ANGELES -- Port officials should know in a week if the Port Angeles waterfront is the state's preferred site for a multimillion-dollar project to… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Port sets property tax rate

PORT ANGELES -- The Port will collect an estimated $1,039,937 in property tax in 2003, enough to pay its debt service and still have money… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Split council approves mediation program

PORT TOWNSEND -- The City Council voted Tuesday night to begin a program that would help settle disagreements between residents. The council voted 4-3 to… Continue reading

Sequim: Aquatic Center board to cut positions in budget move

SEQUIM -- The Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center will cut two full-time positions in a move designed to help balance its 2003 budget. A preliminary budget… Continue reading

Sequim: Council considers road work during budget talk

SEQUIM -- Annual budgeting may become less of a crystal ball effort in the future for the City Council and its staff. Council members set… Continue reading