Port Angeles: Conference center land swap on Natural Resources agenda in Olympia

A land swap vital to the Port Angeles hotel and conference center project will be considered by the state Board of Natural Resources during a… Continue reading

Port Angeles: School construction to be completed on schedule, official says

PORT ANGELES --Jefferson Elementary School construction is expected to be completed on schedule in late October or November. Project Manager Roger Easling said the project… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Shrine Circus coming to town amid threat of protests

PORT ANGELES -- The Shrine Circus will be coming to town Sunday despite planned protests and falsified cancellation notices. Throughout town, circus posters have been… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Firefighters douse stubborn dump blaze

PORT TOWNSEND -- Firefighters from four departments contained a Wednesday night trash fire at the Jefferson County landfill before it could get out of control.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Jefferson General Hospital may downsize to qualify for federal program

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson General Hospital commissioners decided Wednesday to seek admission into federal program to reduce the gap between the cost of Medicare services… Continue reading

Sequim: Council supports vote on sales tax increase

SEQUIM -- Acknowledging that a proposed countywide sales tax increase is little more than a stopgap measure, the City Council agreed Wednesday to support a… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Council holds off on Carnegie Library contract award

PORT ANGELES -- The Carnegie Library revitalization project contract won't be awarded for at least two weeks. During a meeting Tuesday, the City Council decided… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Man remains hospitalized after dog attack

PORT ANGELES -- A local man bitten by a Rottweiler over the weekend remained hospitalized Tuesday at Olympic Medical Center. Joe Roeder was listed in… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Council to meet with fire commissioners over possible merger

The Port Townsend City Council will hold a workshop with Jefferson County Fire District No. 6 commissioners to explore the possibility of joint operations. Council… Continue reading

Sequim: Couple fuel a purple craze that becomes Celebrate Lavender Festival

SEQUIM -- The couple settle easily into the chair swing on the front porch of their home just a few minutes east of downtown Sequim.… Continue reading

Sequim: Purple flower to give area economy a shot in the arm

SEQUIM -- A fragrant purple flower with a wide variety of uses is expected to give Clallam County's economy a shot in the arm this… Continue reading

Sequim: School Board begins principal search — again

SEQUIM -- The search for a new Sequim Community School principal started Tuesday following the unexpected resignation of the person appointed in mid-June. Laura Anderson,… Continue reading

West End: “Sappho Gap” to begin closing this summer

Construction of a fiber-optic line to complete a broadband loop around the North Olympic Peninsula is expected to begin in August. Forks City Attorney/Planner Rod… Continue reading

Clallam: County sales tax hike proposal likely to go on Sept. 17 ballot

Clallam County voters will decide Sept. 17 whether to raise the sales tax by one-tenth of one percent to replace lost state criminal justice funding.… Continue reading

Jefferson County to create new 9-1-1 organization

After years of discussion about how to improve emergency dispatch services in Jefferson County, a new dispatch agency is expected to start Aug. 1. Jefferson… Continue reading

Olympic National Park: New “Friends” group reaches out

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- After more than a year of work, an organization has been formed by outdoor enthusiasts to support the third most-visited national… Continue reading

Port Angeles: No charges filed in alleged child porn case

PORT ANGELES -- Any charges are on hold against a 49-year-old man under investigation for storing child pornography on his computer -- based on a… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Red Lion won’t join any lawsuit to stop hotel/conference center project

PORT ANGELES -- Red Lion Hotel manager Michael Luehrs said Monday he will work within the city's existing process to comment on the proposed Oak… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City Hall renovation project gains steam

PORT TOWNSEND -- Concerns over the restoration of the third floor of City Hall, revised space needs and public process surrounding a $3.4 million project… Continue reading

Sequim: School principal quits before assuming new job

SEQUIM -- Less than a month after being named to the position, Laura Anderson resigned as principal at Sequim Community School on Monday night. Anderson,… Continue reading