Peninsula: Wetter winter weather predicted

Get out your coats and umbrellas, National Weather Service officials are predicting this winter to be wetter than last year on the North Olympic Peninsula.… Continue reading

Peninsula: What will happen when Hood Canal Bridge is closed in 2006?

PORT TOWNSEND -- More than 15,000 vehicles cross the Hood Canal Bridge every day. That number jumps to nearly 20,000 cars, trucks, semitrailers, RVs and… Continue reading

Port Ludlow: Resort changing name to Ludlow Bay

PORT LUDLOW -- What's in a name? A lot, if you're talking about Port Ludlow Resort. It has a new name -- Resort at Ludlow… Continue reading

Sequim: Filing closes for School Board seat

SEQUIM -- Two candidates have filed to run for the Sequim School Board position recently vacated by Mic Sager. Suzi W. Schmidt, 59, of 80… Continue reading

Teen-agers learn film-making at festival

PORT TOWNSEND -- Two groups of Jefferson County teen-agers are learning movie-making as part of the Port Townsend Film Festival. They are taking part in… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Demonstrators rally at Veterans Park to object to war

PORT ANGELES -- Nearly 50 people rallied for peace in Veterans Memorial Park on Thursday. Some carried picket signs; others carried candles. Some opposed any… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Independent inquest considered in jail death

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Shea said Thursday he will likely call for an independent investigation of the apparent suicide of a… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Film festival up and running

Pass the popcorn and give two thumbs up for the second annual Port Townsend Film Festival this weekend -- three days of screening 22 films… Continue reading

Sequim: Two candidate file for School Board position

SEQUIM -- Two candidates have filed to run for the Sequim School Board position vacated by Mic Sager. Sharon Tate, of 262 Heuhslein Road, and… Continue reading

Students, community rally around flagpole at Port Townsend High

PORT TOWNSEND -- Businesses are rallying around a flagpole project planned by the senior class of Port Townsend High School. The support has been so… Continue reading

The Darrick Meneken Outdoors Column

Saltwater salmon seasons close from Neah Bay to Port Townsend after Sunday, however, a small area off LaPush remains open until Oct. 21. Seasons in… Continue reading

Victoria: Buzz rises about a Queen Elizabeth visit next year

Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will visit British Columbia next year, and speculation immediately rose in the province's capital that… Continue reading

Clallam: Electricity restored Wednesday after two separate outages

A faulty insulator was likely to blame for a power outage that left the Forks and LaPush areas without power for most of Wednesday morning,… Continue reading

Engineered logjams rebuilding fish habitat

Juvenile coho and steelhead stocks are rebounding on the Pysht and Lower Elwha rivers thanks to "engineered logjams' being installed by the Lower Elwha Klallam… Continue reading

Olympic National Park: Hiker charged in federal court for backcountry thefts

PORT ANGELES -- A hiker who allegedly burglarized three backcountry ranger stations in Olympic National Park during the last two weeks is facing federal charges… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Man accused of rape found dead in jail cell

PORT ANGELES -- A 19-year-old man apparently strangled himself Tuesday evening while a prisoner in the Clallam County jail. Miles Eli Schulmeister of West 10th… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Man captured here may be pivotal in investigation into terrorist attacks

A man convicted of bringing powerful explosives into Port Angeles in December 1999 appears to be an important informant in the investigation into the terrorist… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Skipper of Coast Guard cutter steps down Friday

PORT TOWNSEND -- The headlines don't impress Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Bill Sheretz. It's the footnotes that gain his respect and admiration. As… Continue reading

Sequim: Pilots to take children flying this Saturday

Children interested in learning about aviation can experience flight first hand Saturday at Sequim Valley Airport. Experimental Aircraft Association pilots will take children ages eight… Continue reading

Alarm sounded on Fire Bell Tower funding

PORT TOWNSEND -- The historic Fire Bell Tower atop the bluff overlooking Port Townsend once called volunteers to fight fires. Now, preservationists are sounding the… Continue reading