Scott Kennedy named chief of Olympic Medical Center staff

PORT ANGELES -- A local family physician is Olympic Medical Center's new chief medical officer. Dr. Scott Kennedy, 47, was named to the position Wednesday… Continue reading

Survey says drug, alcohol use declines in teenagers

PENINSULA DAILY NEWS AND THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tobacco, alcohol and marijuana use have declined significantly among Washington youths, a survey found. The results show that… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2003

Indian Island: Families gather to say good-bye to Navy ship bound for Gulf region

INDIAN ISLAND -- Watching a loved one ship out on a Navy vessel for six months or longer isn't easy. Although Jessica Kaufman of Chimacum… Continue reading

Jefferson PUD offers loan of water meters

Jefferson County can save more than $38,250 on its water meter reading plans for Marrowstone Island if it accepts a utility district proposal. Jefferson County… Continue reading

Port Angeles: No changes to graving yard design despite lobbying efforts

PORT ANGELES -- The state Department of Transportation says it will make no changes to plans for a waterfront graving yard despite lobbying efforts by… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Two firemen investigated for alleged sexual assaults

PORT TOWNSEND -- Two city firemen are under investigation by the state Department of Health for alleged sexual assaults. The state's Department of Health certifies… Continue reading

Sequim School Board, teachers debate classes, planning

SEQUIM -- Negotiations for their next contract jumped off the bargaining table and into the limelight Monday night as Sequim Middle School teachers expressed concern… Continue reading

Volunteers cleaning up once-trashed Valley Creek

PORT ANGELES -- Once straight and heavily littered with household appliances and trash, a 1,405-foot segment of Valley Creek now gently meanders under foot bridges,… Continue reading

Forks School Board to take up convicted boy’s athletic eligibility

FORKS -- School officials will decide Friday whether they will allow a student previously convicted of animal cruelty, theft and sexual assault to play baseball… Continue reading

PA council won’t revisit fluoridation decision

The Port Angeles City Council refused a request Tuesday night from a half-dozen people to revisit its Feb. 18 decision to fluoridate the city's water… Continue reading

Peninsula unemployment soars

Clallam and Jefferson counties' unemployment rates rose dramatically during January compared with December's, Washington State Employment Security's monthly report shows. Clallam County closed January with… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Reward offered in arson case

A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the Feb. 24 fire that destroyed a… Continue reading

Rhody royalty to be crowned March 22

PORT TOWNSEND -- The 2003 Rhododendron Festival queen and court, senior king and queen, and six junior royalty members will be crowned March 22 at… Continue reading

Todd Pacific Shipyards tries limiting Port Angeles graving yard use

Todd Pacific Shipyards of Seattle is lobbying state legislators and the state Department of Transportation to prohibit private use of the graving yard being built… Continue reading

Forks: Storm brews over high school student’s sports eligibility

FORKS -- Community members are expected to speak out tonight against Quillayute Valley School District Superintendent Frank Walter's decision to let a Forks High School… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Graving yard receives city building permit

The state Department of Transportation's proposed graving yard has received a Port Angeles city building permit, clearing another of its many hurdles. The permit for… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Autopsy report confirms alcohol poisoning caused teen’s death

A 16-year-old Port Ludlow teenager died from acute alcohol intoxication, autopsy reports have concluded. But Jefferson County Coroner Juelie Dalzell, also the county prosecuting attorney,… Continue reading

Port Townsend residents help open children’s center in Vietnam

Five Port Townsend residents helped open a $2.5 million rehabilitation center in a Vietnamese village on Friday. David Goldsmith, John and Donna Doney, Sally Gooding… Continue reading

Sequim: School Board votes down all-day kindergarten proposal

SEQUIM -- Kindergarten students won't have the chance to attend all-day classes during the 2003-2004 school year. The Sequim School District board Monday night defeated… Continue reading

The field of candidates to be the next superintendent of Sequim schools has been narrowed to five.

The five semifinalists are Dr. Donald Brannam, director of instruction and staff development in the Anacortes School District; Garn Christensen, superintendent of Chewelah School District;… Continue reading