Parents give gift of Christmas to foster children

CindyLou Romberg and her husband keep a stash of extra Christmas gifts in a closet of their Port Angeles house. The presents -- toys, books… Continue reading

Peninsula: Last-minute shoppers swarm stores

Ring, ring go the cash registers on the weekend before Christmas. But some calm shoppers say it's not really crunch time until Christmas Eve. "This… Continue reading

Peninsula: New visitor bureau directors named

The board of directors for the reorganized North Olympic Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau are set to take office next week. Election results were tallied… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Bag plant workers get Christmas surprise

PORT TOWNSEND -- Laid-off workers at Port Townsend Paper Corp.'s bag plant got a big Christmas present as the federal government approved an assistance package… Continue reading

Port Townsend: School Board member resigns

PORT TOWNSEND -- Long-time School Board member Bruce McComas announced is resigning from the board, citing lack of time to devote to the position. McComas,… Continue reading

Clallam: Johnson, Wachendorf win Makah Tribal Council elections

NEAH BAY -- Two familiar faces will rejoin the Makah Tribal Council next month. Former Chairman Ben Johnson Jr. and incumbent Debbie Wachendorf won seats… Continue reading

Homer Edward Blum – July 16, 1907 – — – Dec. 18, 2001

Port Angeles resident Homer Edward Blum died at the age of 94. Mr. Blum was born to Fred O. and Mary (Turner) Blum in Tillamook,… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Bag-making era coming to an end

PORT TOWNSEND -- Production at the bag-making plant of Port Townsend Paper Corp. is scheduled to end Saturday after 65 years of operation. Operations at… Continue reading

Port Townsend: WorkFirst group awarded $8,000 grant

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Port Townsend/Jefferson County WorkFirst Local Planning Area group has been awarded an $8,000 state grant to assist low-income parents find work,… Continue reading

West End: Governor’s budget proposal includes funding for tugboat

NEAH BAY -- Gov. Gary Locke's proposed 2002 supplemental budget includes $1.4 million to keep the rescue tugboat Barbara Foss on station for 200 days… Continue reading

2001 Peninsula Home Fund helps Clallam, Jefferson residents

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

Clallam: New cancer care alliance approved

PORT ANGELES -- A new partnership with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance will bring advanced cancer care to local residents, Olympic Medical Center officials say. Hospital… Continue reading

Final ship departs from Daishowa wood chip plant

PORT ANGELES -- It's the end of an era for the Daishowa America mill. The last ship carrying wood chips from the plant off Marine… Continue reading

Peninsula: Officials worry about future of health care

The coming closure of the Virginia Mason Clinic in Sequim has health care officials concerned about the future of primary care on the North Olympic… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Library annexation on hold

PORT HADLOCK -- The resignation last month of Jefferson County Library Director Bill Mitchell and the election of four new City Council members render moot… Continue reading

West End: Clallam Transit bus overturns near Beaver

BEAVER -- A Clallam Transit bus overturned Wednesday after sliding on ice along U.S. Highway 101 north of Forks. Three passengers suffered minor injuries in… Continue reading

West End: County budgets $16,000 for animal control

West End residents in unincorporated areas will have animal control services in 2002 after all. Clallam County commissioners have allocated $16,000 for animal control outside… Continue reading

Clallam: County approves farmland fund without tax

Clallam County commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to create the controversial farmland preservation fund, but without levying a new property tax. The fund will be created… Continue reading

Clallam: New charges in alleged Humane Society coverup

PORT ANGELES -- Four new charges were filed Tuesday against three people accused of falsifying information in the investigation of an apparent drug overdose of… Continue reading

Dungeness: Four stranded in spit lighthouse

SEQUIM -- Four New Dungeness Lighthouse Society members are stranded near the tip of Dungeness Spit by high winds and pounding surf that breached the… Continue reading