Neah Bay: Tribe remembers “Makah jewel”

NEAH BAY -- Nearly 300 people gathered Thursday to remember the life of a centenarian regarded as a "Makah jewel." Ruth Emily Claplanhoo, the oldest… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Rep. Dicks pledges to stop $3 ferry tax and consolidate dam removal

PORT ANGELES -- Congressman Norm Dicks vowed Thursday afternoon to stop the $3 surcharge on international ferry trips and ensure the simultaneous removal of the… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Thrift store to open in historical church building.

PORT ANGELES -- Serenity House of Clallam County is opening a new thrift shop Sept. 3. The store will occupy the historical First Congregational Church… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Partial City Council OKs interim tree ordinance

The Port Townsend City Council voted Thursday to extend the city's interim tree-clearing ordinance after its passage was blocked Monday night. The council voted 4-0… Continue reading

Sequim: City Council looking at cutting utility fees for low-income residents

SEQUIM -- A little less than two weeks ago, the City Council voted to cut water and sewer hook-up fees in half. Now, the city… Continue reading

Cape Flattery: Slow winds greet start of tall ship race to San Francisco

Tall Ship Challenge mariners were hoping for stronger winds today to push them toward San Francisco. On the first day of racing Wednesday, the crews… Continue reading

Chimacum: Salmon coalition restoring creek habitat

CHIMACUM -- For 83 years, coho salmon entering Chimacum Creek have passed through miles of muddy drainage ditch to get to spawning areas. But this… Continue reading

Clallam: County eyes 25-cent tax hike on cellular telephones

PORT ANGELES -- Cellular telephone users could soon pay another 25 cents a month to help fund Clallam County's emergency services system. County Administrator Dan… Continue reading

Jefferson: Hundreds drawn to Planning Commission meeting on quarry future

CHIMACUM -- More than 300 people -- including at least 200 members of a group opposed to Fred Hill Materials Inc. plans to build its… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Lawsuit filed to stop conference center project

PORT ANGELES -- Best Western Olympic Lodge owner Tod McClaskey has filed a lawsuit to try to stop the proposed $16.5 million Oak Street hotel… Continue reading

Sequim: New police chief’s past involved racism, brutality complaints against department

SEQUIM -- Accusations of police brutality and racism scarred Ken Burge's last years as chief in Glendale, Colo. While Burge, selected this week as Sequim's… Continue reading

Jefferson: County Historical Society hires new director

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Jefferson County Historical Society has hired William Tennent as its new director. Tennent succeeds Niki Clark, who resigned in May to… Continue reading

Neah Bay: Eldest Makah dies at 100

NEAH BAY -- Friends and family of Makah tribal elder Ruth E. Claplanhoo say a piece of Makah history has been lost with her death… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Skills center ground-breaking set Friday

PORT ANGELES -- The North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center and Business Incubator Facility will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony Friday at the future location of the… Continue reading

Quilcene: Authorities investigating link between skull and disappearance of Bremerton woman

QUILCENE -- The human skull found near Rices Lake more than a week ago may belong to a Kitsap County woman who disappeared in 1997… Continue reading

Sequim: Colorado man to be next police chief

SEQUIM -- A Colorado man who says he lost his last chief's job for taking a stand against politically powerful interests has been named the… Continue reading

Sequim: Residents voice concern about potential shopping center development

SEQUIM -- The Planning Commission recommended Tuesday that the City Council rezone 21 acres of property from one commercial zone to another. If approved by… Continue reading

Tall Ship Challenge race not likely to be visible from Cape Flattery today

NEAH BAY -- Sailing enthusiasts won't likely be able to watch the start of the northwest leg of the 2002 Tall Ships Challenge today. The… Continue reading

Tall ships “battle” with cannon fire on Port Townsend Bay

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Hawaiian Chieftain had hoisted its sails -- and started its motor -- in pursuit of the Lady Washington. "The captain recognizes… Continue reading

Beaver: Lake Pleasant water system advised to boil water until new source found

BEAVER -- Lake Pleasant Campground Water System customers should boil their water until a new source is found or a new water system is installed,… Continue reading