SEQUIM -- Visitors to Olympic Game Farm will only be seeing stripes through the fence for now. A bite incident last Sunday, as well as… Continue reading

CLALLAM BAY-SEKIU: Slip Point may become county property

Clallam County could take over the historic Slip Point Lighthouse property later this year. The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a transfer of the… Continue reading

FORKS: Quillayute School Board widens superintendent applicant pool

FORKS -- Three semifinalists for the job of Quillayute Valley School District superintendent are not enough. The School Board decided in executive session to take… Continue reading

Jefferson County economy lagging, civic leaders told

PORT HADLOCK -- Washington State University economist Gary W. Smith served a full-course meal of statistics Thursday to Jefferson County political and business leaders and… Continue reading

PENINSULA: Studded tires become outlawed Sunday

Get those studded tires off today or Saturday. They are be banned from Washington roads starting Sunday. Those caught driving on them starting April 1… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Murder suspect to enter plea

The suspect in the stabbing death of a Port Angeles teen-ager is scheduled to enter a plea this afternoon (Friday) in U.S. District Court in… Continue reading

PORT HADLOCK: 3 similar fires unrelated, investigators say

PORT HADLOCK -- Jefferson County fire officials have concluded that three manufactured home blazes in the past month are unrelated even though all of the… Continue reading

SEQUIM: Boys and Girls Club chief resigns

SEQUIM -- Mary Morgan couldn't seem to get the melody of Patti Page's hit song "Old Cape Cod" out of her head Thursday as she… Continue reading

SEQUIM: Irrigation Festival Kickoff dinner set for Saturday

SEQUIM -- Pins, buttons and other memorabilia will go on auction Saturday during the traditional Irrigation Festival Kickoff Dinner, which begins at 6 p.m. in… Continue reading

CLALLAM: Needle exchange program touted by medical officials

A needle exchange program offered through Olympic Medical Center appears to be reducing the threat of AIDS and other diseases in Clallam County. And any… Continue reading

PENINSULA: Whaling report delayed

The National Marine Fisheries Service does not plan to release a final environmental assessment on the Makah tribe's gray whale hunt before the end of… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: High School orchestra to play Carnegie Hall

Musicians often dream of performing at Carnegie Hall or playing on a nationally broadcast television show. For some Port Angeles High School students, both of… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: School district official links deficit to lagging attendance

PORT ANGELES -- When the 2000-2001 school year started with 85 fewer students than planned, Jim Jones had to scramble to redo the budget. Fall… Continue reading

QUILCENE: Principal top superintendent candidate

QUILCENE -- Principal Judi Mackey is the School Board's top choice for superintendent. Mackey was selected as the leading candidate for the position last week… Continue reading

SEQUIM: Bite should be a warning to visitors

SEQUIM -- The first bite incident in nearly 30 years provides a warning for visitors to the Olympic Game Farm, managers said Wednesday. "These are… Continue reading

CLALLAM: Questions raised over Morse Creek power plant

PORT ANGELES -- A city plan to restart a small hydroelectric plant on Morse Creek has raised questions about how it might affect salmon and… Continue reading

JEFFERSON: Company nixes Cape George batch plant plans

CAPE GEORGE -- Lakeside Industries of Port Angeles has decided not to pursue a permit to operate an asphalt batch plant at the Cape George… Continue reading

JEFFERSON: Deputy prosecutors to get salary raises

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson County deputy prosecuting attorneys will get a 15 percent raise under a new salary schedule approved by county commissioners Tuesday. The… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Two property owners threaten to sue city

PORT ANGELES -- Two waterfront property owners are threatening to sue the city, which they claim is illegally blocking access to their land a short… Continue reading


BY BRIAN MCLEAN PORT ANGELES -- Jan Urfer didn't intend on becoming a gymnastics coach when she first arrived in Port Angeles 36 years ago.… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2001
  • By Brian McLean