Clallam: Panel approves salary schedule for elected officials

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County commissioners approved a salary schedule Tuesday 2-1 for elected officials. The new salary plan provides automatic wage increases and cost-of-living… Continue reading

Freshwater: No public hearing on fire district switch

JOYCE -- Clallam County commissioners will consider a resolution Feb. 5 allowing Freshwater Bay residents to switch fire districts. But commissioners won't be holding a… Continue reading

Jefferson: County appeals hearings board ruling

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson County may have lost one battle over its development regulations, but commissioners aren't ready to surrender just yet. Jefferson County is… Continue reading

Man charged with arson in Pershing Hotel fire

PORT ANGELES -- A 30-year-old man was charged Tuesday with first-degree arson for allegedly starting the fire that engulfed a third-floor hotel room downtown. A… Continue reading


Tears, flags, and red, white and blue will greet 3,000 crew -- plus guests -- aboard the USS Carl Vinson as they return to Bremerton… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Postmaster named best in state

PORT ANGELES --Local postmaster Ron Gates has been named Washington state Postmaster of the Year. Gates has served as Port Angeles postmaster since 1989 and… Continue reading

Sequim: Sequim Christian Academy to close

SEQUIM -- One of the North Olympic Peninsula's religious schools is closing its doors at noon Friday because of low enrollment. Sequim Christian Academy, formerly… Continue reading

West End: Bones stir chilling tale

SEKIU -- Dirty clothes, a rusty bicycle and bones teetering on the edge of a 30-foot cliff have some Sekiu residents wracking their brains for… Continue reading

Who gets a raise

Here are the salary changes for Clallam County elected officials as approved by county commissioners Tuesday: * Assessor -- $52,324 per year, advancing to $53,632… Continue reading

Port Angeles: City has big list of 2002 projects

The city of Port Angeles, says Mike Quinn, has "a pretty big to-do list" of projects for 2002 -- including the Gateway transit center, downtown… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Lower Dam Road to close for movie filming

Lower Dam Road west of Port Angeles will close for six days beginning today for filming of Paramount Pictures' "The Hunted," starring Tommy Lee Jones… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Plenty of construction jobs out there, Chamber of Commerce told

PORT TOWNSEND -- Any signs of a lagging economy haven't hit the construction industry yet, so contractors are still clamoring for trained workers, carpentry program… Continue reading

Sequim: Only two doctors will receive start-up loans

SEQUIM -- Only two of the seven doctors at the soon-to-close Virginia Mason clinic here will receive financial assistance from Olympic Medical Center to remain… Continue reading

Clallam: Tests on Elwha River water filtration to begin

PORT ANGELES -- The first tests of a proposed water filtration method for Elwha River water will begin this week in anticipation of the 2004… Continue reading

Peninsula: It is off-season on the North Olympic Peninsula

It's the off-season. Hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfasts have numerous empty rooms. And U.S. Highway 101 traffic, previously filled with out-of-town motorists traveling to Clallam and… Continue reading

Peninsula: Quiet Riot rocks bingo hall

BLYN -- It was Quiet Riot. But it wasn't a quiet riot. Nearly 1,000 people crowded the bingo hall of 7 Cedars Casino on Saturday… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Roe. v. Wade protest draws 50 to cemetery

PORT ANGELES -- About 50 people attended a Memorial for the Unborn Sunday afternoon at Mount Angeles Cemetery to protest the Supreme Court's Roe v.… Continue reading

RV park owner meets the Hollywood we don’t see

PORT ANGELES -- Moviegoers spend millions of dollars to watch the work of highly-paid actors. However, most don't get to watch the work of all… Continue reading

Chimacum: Teacher pleads guilty to stealing school band money

PORT TOWNSEND -- Former Chimacum High School band teacher David R. Jones will be confined to his residence for one month for stealing more than… Continue reading

Neah Bay: Makah seek federal funding for whaling manager

NEAH BAY -- The Makah tribe's request for federal funding for fisheries research will also include management for future whaling activity. In addition to its… Continue reading