Port Townsend: Business representatives fret over Hood Canal Bridge closure

PORT TOWNSEND -- Although the Hood Canal Bridge closure is more than four years away, local business owners and tourism officials are concerned now that… Continue reading

West End: Sol Duc hatchery gets budget ax reprieve

SAPPHO -- The Sol Duc Fish Hatchery will stay open. After months of speculation that the hatchery was doomed, Legislators on Thursday approved the final… Continue reading

Coast Guard helicopter crew returns to Port Angeles after patrolling off Central America

A Coast Guard helicopter crew that helped curb international drug trafficking off Central America has returned to Port Angeles. The helicopter's five-man crew helped seize… Continue reading

Forks: “Positive” turnout expected for big auction fund-raiser

FORKS -- With the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction only three days away, organizers said planning is in full swing and they expect a "positive" turnout… Continue reading

Jefferson: Commissioners fire county administrator

Two years after he was hired to become Jefferson County's first county administrator, Charles Saddler was fired by commissioners Wednesday. The Board of Commissioners decided… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Trawler seized in 2.75-ton cocaine bust to go back into the water

The Western Wind is going back in the water again, but it won't be going far. The trawler -- seized in part by a Port… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Two more arrested in connection with woman’s beating in Idaho

Idaho authorities have made two more arrests in the robbery of a Port Townsend woman who was stabbed and left for dead on a rural… Continue reading

Sequim: Computer center opens hi-tech world to seniors

SEQUIM -- Luella Hilby laughs when the screen turns black as she tries to put color in an arrow she has just drawn. It's the… Continue reading

Sequim: Trail meetings will help plan walk-along

SEQUIM -- Progress on Olympic Discovery Trail between Whitefeather Way and the Clallam-Jefferson counties' boundary hinges on whether Clallam can acquire easements from private property… Continue reading

A special message to www.peninsuladailynews.com readers

The PDN grant program 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.… Continue reading

Cape George: Fire commissioner appointed

CAPE GEORGE -- Jefferson County Fire District No. 6 selected its newest commissioner Tuesday night, a local man with an extensive background in emergency medical… Continue reading

Joyce: Small sign creates big debate

JOYCE -- A small sign is causing a big debate between residents and Crescent School District officials. Officials want to replace the district's existing reader… Continue reading

Port Angeles: School Board members dislike school-closing proposal

Port Angeles School Board members said Tuesday that they are not in favor of recommendations to close a small elementary school, cut middle school athletics… Continue reading

Port Townsend police investigating Chetzemoka Park plant “hacking”

PORT TOWNSEND -- Police are looking for vigilante plant-pruners who took shears to the arbor path in Chetzemoka Park over the weekend. They hacked hanging… Continue reading

Sequim: Olympic Medical Center commissioner speaks to Chamber of Commerce

SEQUIM -- Olympic Medical Center Commissioner Harlan Knudson of Sequim says the dark cloud over health care in Clallam County may be dissipating. "There are… Continue reading

West End: Former county commissioner announces candidacy

FORKS -- Businessman Phil Kitchel is ready for a rematch. On Tuesday, Kitchel announced his candidacy for the Clallam County commissioner seat for District No.… Continue reading

Clallam: PUD approves 3% power rate cut

PORT ANGELES -- A 3 percent across-the-board cut in power rates approved Monday could mean almost $3 a month less on Clallam County Public Utility… Continue reading

Jefferson: County considers budget deficit adjustments

Jefferson County commissioners are weighing midyear budget cuts and a hiring freeze as the county's revenue position worsens amid a slowing state economy Two months… Continue reading

Jefferson: PT backs YMCA project

PORT TOWNSEND -- City Council voted Monday night to push ahead toward an agreement for recreation services from a new Jefferson County YMCA, but agreed… Continue reading

Port Angeles: New airport hangars could be up in 6 months

PORT ANGELES -- Eleven new hangars planned for William R. Fairchild International Airport could be finished in six months if the pending sale of the… Continue reading