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

Cannon blasts today as tall ships dock in Port Townsend, Port Angeles

The last time four tall ships docked in Port Townsend and Port Angeles, they were working vessels, not tourist attractions. Their giant masts -- outsized… Continue reading

Jefferson: Sheriff candidates raising more than $34,000; Demo Brasfield leads pack

Candidates for Jefferson County sheriff are building up sizable campaign war chests as primary elections approach next month. Democrat Mike Brasfield, a former assistant police… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Downtown thrift store looking for a new home

PORT ANGELES -- The Salvation Army Thrift Store will close its doors beginning Sept. 28 until it is able to relocate from the downtown space… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Tree ordinance likely to lapse for 10 days

PORT TOWNSEND -- An interim ordinance that prevents against large-scale tree clearing and removal will probably lapse after several members of the City Council blocked… Continue reading

Sequim: $18 million school budget approved

SEQUIM -- School directors Monday night approved the 2002-03 budget with expenditures of more than $18 million. The approval followed the second of two hearings… Continue reading

Sequim: Could property along U.S. 101 become a regional shopping center?

SEQUIM -- Vacant acreage at the interchange of Sequim Avenue and U.S. Highway 101 could be site of a large shopping center, a real estate… Continue reading

Sequim: Your chance to speak out

SEQUIM -- The city Planning Commission will take public input on a rezoning application by Burrowes Properties LLC at 7 tonight in the community center,… Continue reading

Clallam: Baby boy and parents doing fine after delivery on U.S. 101

SEQUIM -- Maybe he'll grow up to be a race car driver. After deciding to come into the world a little more quickly than his… Continue reading

Clallam: Fair attendance statistics due this week

PORT ANGELES -- Attendance was down about 700 people from last year for the first two days of the Clallam County Fair, but final overall… Continue reading

Peninsula: Trucking firms warn against Referendum 51

The North Olympic Peninsula receives almost everything by truck. If Referendum 51 passes, it will mean a 30 percent increase in weight fees for trucks… Continue reading

Port Angeles: “Dream playground” nears reality

PORT ANGELES -- The kids who helped design it call it "the coolest thing ever."' Adults call it simply "the Dream Playground." There's less than… Continue reading

Port Angeles: City Council to review stormwater ordinance

PORT ANGELES -- The public will get a chance to comment on the city's latest stormwater utility proposal -- in which governments at all levels,… Continue reading

Clallam: Marine biologists visit Salt Creek beach

JOYCE -- Fog didn't stop Anne Shaffer and Dave Shreffler from keeping their appointed seining rounds early Saturday morning at the mouth of Salt Creek.… Continue reading


PORT ANGELES -- Between rows of alder trees and lush greenery, the pristine waters of the Elwha River create a habitat with the potential to… Continue reading

Clallam: Sheriff candidates debate law enforcement issues

SEQUIM -- Incumbent Sheriff Joe Hawe and challenger Soeren Poulsen went toe-to-toe Friday morning before the Sequim Morning Rotary Club in the third debate of… Continue reading

Elwha teens follow ancestors’ steps – Eight youngsters complete trek over Olympic Mountains

The Lower Elwha Klallam people historically traveled a trade and marriage route through the Olympic Mountains to reach the Quinault and other tribes. Now a… Continue reading

Jefferson: Residents at odds with Port Ludlow developer

PORT LUDLOW -- Area residents are at odds with Port Ludlow Associates LLC over a proposed membership plan which could lead to expensive deposits for… Continue reading

Peninsula: Remains may be of a missing Kitsap woman

QUILCENE -- A human skull found near Quilcene last Saturday may be that of a woman missing from Kitsap County. According to Sgt. Ben Stamper… Continue reading