Clallam County Administrator Jim Rumpeltes is taking a new job in a growing Arizona city. Rumpeltes, who has supervised the county's government departments since 1986… Continue reading

CLALLAM: Signature drive starts on initiative to repeal land code

A Sequim auto dealer has launched an initiative drive to repeal the controversial Clallam County Critical Areas Code. Bob Forde, owner of Sequim Auto Sales… Continue reading

JEFFERSON: Port Townsend, county push toward zoning for more industry

PORT TOWNSEND -- How to handle a factory or large business that wants to locate in Jefferson County took a step forward Thursday. But this… Continue reading

LAKE SUTHERLAND: Meeting in Port Angeles on Saturday about weed infestation

PORT ANGELES -- A public meeting will be held Saturday to update residents on the eradication of Eurasian watermilfoil in Lake Sutherland. The meeting is… Continue reading

PENINSULA: Easter egg hunts scheduled this weekend

This weekend is the time when purple, green and pink eggs begin mysteriously popping up in fields, without a single purple, green or pink chicken… Continue reading

PENINSULA: Easter services

Easter sunrise service slated at Civic Field PORT ANGELES -- The Port Angeles Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held at Civic Field on Sunday… Continue reading

PENINSULA: Law enforcement agencies lament loss of Clinton-era funding

A Bush administration budget proposal to eliminate COPS grants is a bad idea, local law enforcement officials say. They say the move would complicate an… Continue reading

CLALLAM: Commissioners, employees spar over pay study

The release of a pay study recommending across-the-board pay raises for county employees has set the stage for a dispute between workers and county commissioners.… Continue reading

Ferry could link Port Townsend, Seattle during winter

PORT TOWNSEND -- Peter Hanke hopes to rekindle a dream he's had for a decade -- to have a passenger ferry run between Port Townsend… Continue reading

JEFFERSON: Deputies cleared in inmate’s death

An outside investigation has cleared Jefferson County sheriff's officers of any wrongdoing in the death of a 23-year-old jail inmate, detectives announced Wednesday. Port Hadlock… Continue reading

PORT TOWNSEND: Students plan hike for young cancer victim

PORT TOWNSEND -- Four Port Townsend High School seniors never bargained for what they"ve learned after befriending 11-year-old cancer patient Mike Morrow of Port Townsend.… Continue reading

SEQUIM: Student may face charges relating to crash

PORT ANGELES -- An 18-year-old Sequim High School student is under investigation for vehicular assault after a high-speed rollover crash resulted in serious passenger injuries,… Continue reading

CLALLAM: County employee travel expense policy may change

Clallam County employees who go on junkets at the expense of taxpayers could face disciplinary action if they claim excessive costs, the latest draft of… Continue reading

JEFFERSON: Board may have to vote again

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Jefferson County Planning Commission stumbled upon a conundrum when it voted last week to recommend that Black Point should be rezoned… Continue reading

PORT TOWNSEND: Mill burning oil to generate power

PORT TOWNSEND -- Reconditioned motor oil burned in steam generators at the Port Townsend Paper Corp. is powering customers of the Clallam County Public Utility… Continue reading

SEQUIM: Crash injures five

SEQUIM -- Five teen-agers were injured Tuesday afternoon when a vehicle allegedly traveling at an unsafe speed overturned on Priest Road. Police described the victims… Continue reading

STATE: Hitting a corpse could become illegal

A bill that would make it illegal for a driver to hit a corpse and then leave the scene is heading to Gov. Gary Locke.… Continue reading

CLALLAM: Elected officials say salary adjustments inequitable

Three Clallam County elected officials claim they are being treated unfairly by not getting annual cost-of-living increases. County Treasurer Ruth Gerdon is spearheading an effort… Continue reading

JOYCE: House roof fire

Firefighters were called to a report of a roof fire on state Route 112 Monday evening. The fire was reported at 7 p.m. at a… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Port hires consultant for shipyard planning

PORT ANGELES -- With the timber and fishing industries experiencing long-term downturns, the Port of Port Angeles has tried to develop marine trades like boatbuilding… Continue reading