Sequim: Orca rescued from Dungeness Bay sandbar

SEQUIM -- Rescuers freed a killer whale from a Dungeness Bay sandbar Wednesday afternoon but were too late to save a second whale found dead.… Continue reading

Clallam: “Polar bears” take to Port Angeles Harbor

PORT ANGELES -- More than 75 hardy residents and visitors kicked off the new year Tuesday with an exhilarating dip in the frigid water of… Continue reading

Neah Bay couple welcome Peninsula’s first baby of 2002

It's a girl! The North Olympic Peninsula's first baby of 2002 is Faye Lynn Martinez of Neah Bay. Proud parents Adriene Bowechop and Chris Martinez… Continue reading

Peninsula – : – Home Fund brings in record $53,264 in donations

Contributions are still coming in, but as of Monday, a record-smashing $53,264 from people and organizations in Clallam and Jefferson counties had been donated to… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Commissioner wants to change executive’s contract

AND PAUL GOTTLIEB PORT ANGELES -- Three weeks after new Port of Port Angeles Executive Director Clyde Boddy's controversial one-year contract was approved, Port Commissioner… Continue reading

Sequim: Camber to study farm program

SEQUIM -- The Chamber of Commerce will distribute a survey beginning next week to determine the feasibility of starting an agricultural business incubator program The… Continue reading

Clallam: County goes to reduced schedule

Cash-strapped Clallam County will begin 2002 with its new 37.5-hour workweek Wednesday. County offices will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30… Continue reading

Clallam: Family planning agency wins $88,000 grant

PORT ANGELES -- Family Planning of Clallam County received a grant of $88,201 to help prevent teen-age pregnancies. The grant from the Washington state Department… Continue reading

Group urges Clallam County to oppose Makah scenic byway

Clallam County commissioners were urged by a whaling protest group leader Monday not to endorse a proposed Makah tribal scenic byway road designation. But commissioners… Continue reading

Peninsula: Nicotine Anoymous holds first meeting Thursday

The first meeting of Nicotine Anonymous, a new support group for smokers trying to quit, will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Carmichael's Grill,… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Teacher reinstated as NASA ambassador

PORT ANGELES -- An astronomy, geology and integrated science teacher at Port Angeles High School has been selected to the Solar System Ambassador program, an… Continue reading

A passion for lighthouses

PORT TOWNSEND -- "How far can the light be seen?" That's one of the hundreds of questions Les Stevenson fielded every summer as volunteer keeper… Continue reading

Peninsula: Illegal alcohol sales down

Fewer businesses in Clallam County are selling liquor to minors in routine alcohol compliance checks, officials say. In a recent sweep of Port Angeles- and… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Navy mulls security device for Port

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Navy plans to install a portable monitoring station on Port of Port Townsend property as part of a homeland defense project.… Continue reading

2001 Peninsula Home Fund helps Clallam, Jefferson residents, ends Monday

A grandmother caring for two small children received help with her utility bills. An out-of-work logger got money to obtain prescribed medicine. Material was provided… Continue reading

Chimacum: New Year’s Eve party planned for labyrinth

CHIMACUM -- Tired of the bar scene or watching the ball drop on television as a way to celebrate New Year's Eve? Then the H.J.… Continue reading

Neah Bay: Makah seek road across reservation as a scenic byway

NEAH BAY -- The Makah Indian tribe is seeking to designate a road leading across its reservation to Cape Flattery as a scenic byway. If… Continue reading

Peninsula: National forest policies to be discussed by local panel

Although national forest policies appear to be changing, there is little evidence of that on the North Olympic Peninsula. However, local timber industry supporters hope… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Old tugboat waking from deep sleep

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Sand Man has slowly been waking from its sleep at the Port Townsend Shipwright's Cooperative. Once called a "yacht among tugboats,"… Continue reading

Quilcene: Lab may be removed from state hazardous site list

QUILCENE -- The state Department of Ecology has proposed removing Olympic Testing Lab from the state's Hazardous Sites List. The possible de-listing follows approximately four… Continue reading