Clallam: 81st county fair opens today for four-day run

The Clallam County Fair opens its gates at 8 a.m. today to the traditional sights and sounds of 4-H animal competitions. It closes its 81st… Continue reading

Mount Rainier-type glacial event possible on Peninsula, but wouldn’t be as extensive

Olympic National Park has hundreds of glaciers, but a "burst" like that which triggered an alert below Mount Rainier late Tuesday night would be less… Continue reading

Peninsula: Woman dies in failed double-suicide pact

PORT TOWNSEND -- A 54-year-old disabled woman was shot to death by her live-in caregiver in an apparent failed double-suicide pact. Elizabeth MacNeille of Hancock… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Marijuana found in truck tied to fatal shooting

More than a pound of marijuana was found in a pickup truck following a fatal confrontation between a Port Angeles woman and a Washington State… Continue reading

Port Angeles: New cutter to be commissioned Friday

PORT ANGELES -- The cutter Adelie will be commissioned into service at noon Friday in ceremonies at the Coast Guard station on Ediz Hook. While… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Adult care home closed by state

PORT TOWNSEND -- The state Department of Social and Health Services has revoked the license of an adult family home. Townsend Manor, which served five… Continue reading

West End: CenturyTel gets Alltel makes unsolicited $6.1 billion bid from Alltel

Alltel Corp. executives declined to say Wednesday whether they would pursue a hostile takeover of CenturyTel Inc. after the communications provider rejected its $6.1 billion… Continue reading

What happened at Mount Rainier?

The Associated Press LONGMIRE -- Melting glacier water continued to strip debris from a flank of Mount Rainier on Wednesday, sending car-sized boulders downstream and… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2001

Center: Pilot must trailer his plane home to Oregon after emergency landing in field

CENTER -- An antique plane will return to its Oregon home on land instead of the air this week after an emergency landing in a… Continue reading

Peninsula: Burn ban imposed in National Park, Forest

Citing recent dry conditions, Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest officials jointly instituted a ban on open fires, effective today. "With the number of… Continue reading

Peninsula: Jefferson, Clallam jobless rates in different directions

Unemployment last month on the North Olympic Peninsula improved slightly in Jefferson County, but rose 0.4 percent in Clallam County. Jefferson County posted a 5.1… Continue reading

Peninsula: Toxins force closure of shellfish harvesting areas

Clallam County on Tuesday banned shellfish harvesting from the mouth of the Dungeness River east to Discovery Bay because of dangerous toxins. The announcement was… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Port could choose new executive director next week

PORT ANGELES -- Port commissioners anticipate holding an executive session next week to select a new executive director from three finalists, interim director Clyde Boddy… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Schools superintendent accepts contract for $101,995 annual salary

The Port Angeles School District has officially hired Gary Cohn as superintendent. Cohn's annual salary for the first year of the three-year contract will be… Continue reading

Rep. Dicks visits with Port Townsend politicos, civic leaders

PORT TOWNSEND -- When Norm Dicks last visited Jefferson County in November, the congressman helped break ground for the renovation of the Port Townsend Marine… Continue reading

Sequim: Dozens let City Hall know their views on downtown revamp: No medians on Washington Street

SEQUIM -- Public opinions differed Tuesday during an open house on what is best for the revitalization of downtown Sequim. But a majority of the… Continue reading

Man hospitalized after driving truck into Hoh River

An elderly man inexplicably drove his pickup into the Hoh River near Allen's Bar in western Jefferson County on Monday. Donald Macomber, 74, of Chehalis… Continue reading

Peninsula: College president says partnerships will help build school

PORT ANGELES -- New Peninsula College President Thomas Keegan says he wants the North Olympic Peninsula community help him develop a vision for the school.… Continue reading

Peninsula: More energy rate increases looming?

When Bonneville Power Administration announced a 46 percent wholesale rate increase for electricity in late June, many consumers thought that was the extent of looming… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City facing a water bill of $20 million to replace aging system

PORT TOWNSEND -- The city is facing a $20 million cost to maintain its water system, City Manager David Timmons told the Port Townsend Chamber… Continue reading