Jefferson: Hinton will make run for sheriff

Bob Hinton, former Port Townsend Police Chief and Jefferson County Commissioner, announced his intention to run for Jefferson County Sheriff on Saturday. Hinton, 62, announced… Continue reading

Jefferson: Hjelvik joins race for No. 3 commissioner

BRINNON -- A 20-year-old Brinnon Republican has announced his intention to run for the District No. 3 county commissioner seat in November. Ivan Hjelvik, a… Continue reading

Sequim: City to give $24,500 to social service groups

SEQUIM -- The United Way of Clallam County is accepting applications for funding by the city's Human Services program. The City Council authorized $24,500 to… Continue reading

Surprise storm causes few major problems on Peninsula

A wind and rain storm caught many people off guard Sunday afternoon but didn't cause major problems. The Washington State Patrol reported "nothing serious" Sunday… Continue reading

West End: 3 people OK after boat capsizes

BEAVER -- A Vancouver, Wash., man and two relatives were OK Sunday after their fishing boat capsized on the Sol Duc River near Maxfield Road.… Continue reading

West End: Tribe responds to proposed hatchery closure

SAPPHO -- At least two tribes on the North Olympic Peninsula are opposed to closing the state-run Sol Duc River hatchery. The Lower Elwha Klallam… Continue reading

Peninsula pooch goes Hollywood

One North Olympic Peninsula resident got to hobnob with the Hollywood set -- even carrying a studio security badge -- during the filming of "The… Continue reading

Peninsula: Host families sought for visiting Chernoybl children

Alexander Zayats is growing up in the shadow of Chernoybl. Raised just 20 miles from where part of the nuclear power plant exploded and caught… Continue reading

Peninsula: Scientists predict doom for rain forests

A report predicts that global warming could doom the North Olympic Peninsula's rain forests. The report was released by the World Wildlife Fund and the… Continue reading

Peninsula: Support of school levies remains strong

School district maintenance and operations levies in Cape Flattery, Chimacum, Quilcene and Sequim appear to have passed by substantial margins. A Friday count of late-arriving… Continue reading

Sequim: Building owner says mural must be moved

SEQUIM -- The mural on the former Lehman's grocery store has to be moved. John Lebowitz, the Maine man who recently purchased the property in… Continue reading

Capitol display prompts calls to magnetic-car developer

PORT ANGELES -- A day after the space-age LEVX transportation system was unveiled publicly in Olympia, Magna Force Inc. officials say they are being swamped… Continue reading

Clallam: County to consider PA’s landfill proposal

PORT ANGELES -- When the Port Angeles Landfill closes in 2006, something must be done with the 52,000 tons of garbage dumped annually. The landfill… Continue reading

Forks: Community pours out heart for families routed by fire

FORKS -- An outpouring of community support followed Thursday in the wake of a fire that heavily damaged an apartment complex Wednesday night. "It's just… Continue reading

Jefferson: Suspect in 1992 killing goes to trial Feb. 21

PORT TOWNSEND -- The man accused of the 1992 stabbing death of a Quilcene girl will be tried Feb. 21 by a Jefferson County Superior… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Hospital district OKs property purchases

PORT ANGELES -- Olympic Medical Center increased its holdings Wednesday night when hospital district commissioners approved the purchase of two Caroline Street properties. Commissioners approved… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Island County to provide jury in Davis slaying trial

PORT ANGELES -- Jurors chosen for the May murder trial of a Port Angeles man accused of killing a sheriff's deputy will be in for… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: 3 elected to Drainage District seats

PORT LUDLOW -- Voters have selected a hydraulic engineer, a retired Boeing executive and a former police officer and architect to be the new commissioners… Continue reading

BULLETIN: Fire rages through Forks apartment complex

Fire raged Wednesday night through a Forks complex of six to eight apartment units. Two residents were taken to Forks Community Hospital and reported in… Continue reading

Clallam: Planning commission recommends not rezoning 5 acres near Dungeness refuge

Thirty-three acres bordering Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge may become public property after a Wednesday night vote of the Clallam County Planning Commission. However, commissioners recommending… Continue reading