Peninsula: New Park Service chief touts fee program

PORT ANGELES -- The National Park Service's demonstration fee program has been a success because people can see the direct benefits of paying those fees,… Continue reading

Peninsula: Properties to be seized in drug case

Clallam County officials plan to seize seven properties -- including one in Jefferson County -- they suspect are connected to a statewide drug operation allegedly… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Travel back in time to Victorian Festival today

Travel to the Port Townsend of yesteryear this weekend when the town celebrates the Port Townsend Victorian Festival Friday through Sunday. The town will be… Continue reading

Sequim: County may back away from Hyer Farm purchase

SEQUIM -- Clallam County commissioners are rethinking the $112,000 purchase of the historic Hyer Farm from the state Department of Transportation after it placed restrictions… Continue reading

Sequim: Mayor suggests privatizing trash pickup service

SEQUIM -- Calling municipal garbage collection service "a time bomb," Mayor Walt Schubert said it's time for the city to get out of the trash… Continue reading

Today, Friday, is deadline for PDN grant program applications – The

is accepting applications from charitable, 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in Clallam and Jefferson counties for $25,000 in 2002 grants from the newspaper. The intent of the… Continue reading

West End: Makah fishing trawlers struggle to get back home

NEAH BAY -- Two Makah fishing boats were struggling to return to port late Thursday after severe weather west of Cape Alava blew out their… Continue reading

Chimacum: House damaged by fire

CHIMACUM -- A chimney fire that threatened to destroy a two-story home was kept from spreading Wednesday by firefighters from four agencies. Jefferson County Fire… Continue reading

Clallam: Judge releases suspects in alleged statewide drug ring

PORT ANGELES -- Nine people who authorities say are part of a statewide drug operation have been released from jail but may face future criminal… Continue reading

Clallam: Sen. Patty Murray to visit area, Magna Force

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Seattle, will be visiting Clallam County on April 2 to participate in two round-table discussions and visit Magna Force Inc. of… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Humane Society director pleads guilty in overdose coverup

PORT ANGELES -- A Clallam County Humane Society employee has pleaded guilty to one charge of falsifying information in the investigation of a drug overdose… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Union officials reviewing early retirement offer from mill

PORT TOWNSEND -- Union officials representing Port Townsend Paper Corp. employees who were offered early retirement incentive packages say they are reviewing the proposal. "Everybody… Continue reading

West End: Two Neah Bay fishing boats reported taking on water west of Cape Flattery

NEAH BAY -- U.S. Coast Guard crews were on their way to assist at least one Makah tribal fishing vessel taking on water after pounding… Continue reading

Balancing acts

How the Port Angeles School District plans to pare expenses to balance the 2002-2003 budget: * $726,000: Adjustments in certificated instructional staff to state staffing… Continue reading

Clallam: Speed limits could change on portions of 12 roads

By JACK MORAN Clallam County commissioners next month will consider changing the speed limits on parts of 12 rural roads. From Evergreen View Parkway to… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2002

Peninsula jobless rate improves

The unemployment rate in Clallam and Jefferson counties decreased in February, according to new state figures. A report released Tuesday by the state Employment Security… Continue reading

Port Angeles won’t close any schools, but teacher positions in jeopardy

PORT ANGELES -- More than a dozen teaching positions will probably be eliminated in the Port Angeles School District next year. But all schools, including… Continue reading

Port Angeles: City Council increases landfill’s minimum haul fee $5

PORT ANGELES -- People hauling garbage to the Port Angeles landfill can expect to pay $5 more on their minimum fee starting in May. The… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Paper mill offers 60 workers early retirement

PORT TOWNSEND -- Port Townsend Paper Corp. President John Begley announced a new round of belt-tightening measures for the company Tuesday, including voluntary retirement packages… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Victorian Days kick off today

PORT TOWNSEND -- Time will turn back to the late 1800s today as the sixth annual Victorian Days get under way. The celebration this year… Continue reading