Jefferson: Quilcene schools chief explains resignation

QUILCENE -- The School District superintendent said Wednesday she wants to eliminate her own job and retire because to do otherwise would be financially and… Continue reading

Peninsula: Rep. Dicks receives Friend of Parks award

The National Parks Conservation Association in Washington, D.C., has given a Friend of the National Parks award to Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Bremerton. The group announced… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Businesswoman charged with theft

PORT TOWNSEND -- A 55-year-old business owner was jailed on charges of first-degree theft and forgery. Kathryn Rose Parker, 288975 U.S. Highway 101, Quilcene, was… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Centrum cutting salaries, reducing hours

PORT TOWNSEND -- Centrum has cut employees' pay by as much as 15 percent and reduced the hours they work because of looming state budget… Continue reading

Clallam County imposes six-ton weight limit on Elwha River Bridge traffic

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County commissioners approved a six-ton weight limit for vehicles traveling over the Elwha River Bridge following a public hearing Tuesday morning… Continue reading

Council says no to Sequim mayor’s resignation offer

SEQUIM -- City Council members Monday night declined Mayor Walt Schubert's offer to resign. Schubert said he offered to step aside after a heated debate… Continue reading

Home Depot targets new Sequim shopping center

SEQUIM -- Home Depot, a retail store specializing in home improvement, will be part of a new regional shopping center. There is also the possibility… Continue reading

Jefferson: Fred Hill decision appealed

PORT TOWNSEND -- Seven organizations hope to overturn a Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan amendment that created a mineral overlay for Fred Hill Materials. The groups… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Curtain may drop on film festival

PORT TOWNSEND --Funding problems could force the end of the popular Port Townsend Film Festival, organizers said. Backers expect to know within the next few… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Who torched the police patrol car with the dummy inside?

PORT TOWNSEND -- Investigators are searching for clues that may help them find who torched a police patrol car Monday evening. The car was destroyed,… Continue reading

Travel magazine features driving on the Peninsula

The North Olympic Peninsula is featured in the March 2003 issue of National Geographic Traveler. The cover of the magazine features the phrase "Road Trip!… Continue reading

Clallam: Driver, others oppose anti-war signs on buses

PORT ANGELES -- Bus driver Dan Kauffman stood before his bosses on the Clallam Transit System board and told them they were wrong. A transit… Continue reading

Grant would keep Forks health clinic open

A Clallam County Health and Human Services official on Monday urged county commissioners to support a $100,000 grant to help keep the county's Forks Public… Continue reading

Jefferson Transit board OKs anti-war advertising

PORT TOWNSEND -- Anti-war advertisements could be soon seen on the sides of local transit coaches. Jefferson Transit's board voted unanimously to let private organizations… Continue reading

Jefferson: Subdivision moratorium likely on Marrowstone Island

Jefferson County will prohibit new subdivisions on Marrowstone Island and limit families to pumping 1,000 gallons of water from wells each day. The county commissioners… Continue reading

Port of Port Angeles awards bid for Westport site work

PORT ANGELES -- Site preparation for Westport Shipyard's mega-yacht manufacturing plant will begin soon following Monday's contract award by Port commissioners. D. Holcomb and Co.… Continue reading

Port Townsend City Council members address chamber on visions of community’s future

PORT TOWNSEND -- The City of Dreams will remain a viable community if it can educate its young adults locally and provide affordable housing, members… Continue reading

Sequim: Council discusses where to put the restroom

SEQUIM -- City Council members Monday night agreed to relocate a public restroom originally slated to be built at the intersection of Washington and Seal… Continue reading


Whether premium gas prices hit $2 a gallon is yet to be seen in Jefferson and Clallam counties. But it's certainly possible if the North… Continue reading


SHINE -- Three people were injured -- one seriously -- when two cars collided on state Highway 104 near Shine on Sunday afternoon. A Jeep… Continue reading