Sequim: Walt Schubert elected mayor

SEQUIM -- The City Council unanimously selected Councilman Walt Schubert as the next mayor Wednesday. Schubert, 61, replaces Bill Thomas, who has served as mayor… Continue reading

Dungeness River sets flood record

SEQUIM -- Intense rains and heavy snow melt have led to a new flood-stage record on the Dungeness River. The river crested just before 9… Continue reading

Jefferson: Homes evacuated in Brinnon after swollen river dislodges propane tanks

The cumulative effect of warm rain and melted snow led to evacuations and road closures in south Jefferson County on Tuesday. Homes were evacuated after… Continue reading

Jefferson: Officials to discuss switching 9-1-1 authority

Jefferson County officials will discuss transferring 9-1-1 responsibilities from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office to a new agency Thursday. A 9 a.m. meeting set for… Continue reading

Neah Bay: Three questioned and released after being cleared in connection with gas station blaze

NEAH BAY -- Makah tribal officials are still investigating the source of a Saturday fire that destroyed the town's only gas station. Authorities have not… Continue reading

Peninsula: Rescued orca radios his ocean adieu

NEAH BAY -- The male orca rescued from Dungeness Bay near Sequim last week is apparently alive and well and heading south in the Pacific… Continue reading

Sequim: Kinkade Creek claims island home

SEQUIM -- A Kinkade Island family is homeless after their house broke apart and washed away Tuesday morning as heavy rains on the North Olympic… Continue reading

Blyn: Habitat restoration project under way

BLYN -- The first phase of the Jimmy Come Lately Creek restoration project began Monday as three buildings were torn down in a defunct log… Continue reading

Clallam: County to review request to change fire districts

A group of Freshwater Bay residents wants to switch fire districts, and Clallam County commissioners will consider their request Jan. 22. The residents say moving… Continue reading

Clallam: Salary schedule proposed for nonunion staff

Clallam County commissioners are considering three proposals to standardize salary increases for nonunion employees. County Administrator Dan Engelbertson proposed the salary schedule, saying it would… Continue reading

Peninsula: 3 downtowns “mint” promotion dollars

Merchants in the North Olympic Peninsula's three largest downtown business districts are minting success from their gift certificate promotions. Port Angeles inaugurated Downtown Dollars for… Continue reading

Peninsula: Slides cut off U.S. 101

BRINNON -- Residents of southeast Jefferson County will have to find another way to reach Mason County after several small slides closed U.S. Highway 101… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Rayonier cleanup time set

PORT ANGELES -- The cleanup process at Rayonier's pulp mill site could take about four years to complete, business leaders were told Monday. In the… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Kolff named mayor

PORT TOWNSEND -- Kees Kolff was elected mayor and Freida Fenn deputy mayor Monday as the new City Council started its term. The City Council… Continue reading

Rain, snowmelt swell Peninsula waterways, threaten homes, roads, pastures

Warm temperatures and plenty of rain swelled North Olympic Peninsula rivers Monday, spreading water over roads and farmlands and threatening homes in the Sequim area.… Continue reading

Jefferson: OlyCAP coordinator moving into city spaces

PORT TOWNSEND -- Port Townsend and Olympic Community Action Programs begin a partnership today to coordinate volunteers. OlyCAP's Retired Senior Volunteer Program Director Michele Erickson… Continue reading

Peninsula: Freed orca still can’t be located

Scientists say they still don't know where the young male killer whale rescued from the Dungeness Spit's inner bay might be swimming. A small radio… Continue reading

Peninsula: Rain, snow dampen drought worries

PORT ANGELES -- The snowpack is deep at Hurricane Ridge and the ski area there is bustling with activity. If normal amounts of rain and… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Third conference center proposal emerges

PORT ANGELES -- A third conference center proposal has emerged seeking the city's $2 million, 20-year operating subsidy, but it may be too late. The… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Event offers glimpse at future

PORT TOWNSEND -- Port Townsend, 2020. The downtown has been closed off to cars. Garden carts and tricycle carriers move goods around the community. People… Continue reading