Jefferson County: Renovations set for Port Hadlock library

PORT HADLOCK -- The Jefferson County Library here plans to close its doors for three weeks this summer for a $40,000 facelift. Much of the… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Albertson’s closing stores; PA to be evaluated

Supermarket giant Albertson's Inc. will close 165 stores in 25 states over the next year. But corporate officials for the grocery store chain won't say… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Schools chief candidates list narrowed to two

PORT ANGELES -- School district officials have narrowed their search for a new superintendent to two finalists -- Bill Myhr and Gary Cohn. "We were… Continue reading

West End: Fisherman airlifted to hospital from fishing boat

NEAH BAY -- A fisherman was hospitalized Wednesday night after Coast Guard crews transported him to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. Mark Strong, 35,… Continue reading

West End: Quileute celebrate tribal culture this weekend

LAPUSH -- The Quilleute tribe will celebrate its heritage this weekend during the Quilleute Days 2001 Wikwal Gathering. Activities take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday… Continue reading

Peninsula: Circus comes to PA, PT, but animals to split time

The circus is coming to Port Townsend -- but animals won't be part of the show. An ordinance passed by the Port Townsend City Council… Continue reading

Peninsula: Fire crews end Cascades work; to return home

Most of the firefighters dispatched from Clallam and Jefferson counties to fight the wildfires in north-central Washington will return home by week's end, officials said.… Continue reading

Peninsula: Salmon “tagged” on Dungeness River

SEQUIM -- Nearly 500,000 salmon fingerlings are being fitted with coded wire tags at the Dungeness Hatchery. Biologists say the fish tagging is part of… Continue reading

Port Angeles: City approves water use rules, penalties

PORT ANGELES -- The City Council approved water use restrictions and penalties Tuesday which could be imposed during a water shortage. The council voted 5-1,… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Cantwell to join Democrat fundraiser

PORT TOWNSEND -- U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell will visit the North Olympic Peninsula on Saturday for the first time since winning last year's election. Cantwell,… Continue reading

Port Townsend: City commission official to seek council seat

PORT TOWNSEND -- Parks and Recreation chairwoman Barbara McColgan said Tuesday she will run for City Council. The 48-year-old retired Air Force pilot and political… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Three councilmen decide not to seek reelection

PORT TOWNSEND -- Three city councilmen announced Tuesday that they will not seek re-election. Vern Garrison and Al Frank said they will not run for… Continue reading

Sequim: Incumbent to seek re-election to City Council

SEQUIM -- Walt Schubert will seek re-election to the City Council. Schubert, who is wrapping up a two-year term in office, announced his candidacy earlier… Continue reading

Peninsula: Algal bloom adds colorf to Discovery Bay

DISCOVERY BAY -- Bright orange streaks in the gray-green water here made some people think red -- as in red tide. But health and environmental… Continue reading

Peninsula: Olympic National Park officials face staff shortage

An increasing number of unfunded federal mandates and a limited budget are tasking Olympic National Park employees and forcing a cut in visitor services. Officials… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Council to consider water-shortage rules

PORT ANGELES -- The City Council will consider an ordinance tonight establishing water use restrictions in the event of a water shortage. The proposed ordinance… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Questions remain in shooting death

PORT ANGELES -- Detectives investigating last month's shooting death of 16-year-old Michael Andrew Sindars say they still have questions. Timothy Patrick Smith, 17, of West… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Water is clean, report says

PORT ANGELES -- City residents can rest assured they are drinking clean water, according to an annual city water quality report. "Our water is very… Continue reading

West End: Forks woman charged with first-degree arson

FORKS -- A local woman was charged Monday in Clallam County Superior Court with first-degree arson for allegedly using gasoline to burn down a trailer.… Continue reading

Peninsula: Will Makah decision threaten local whales?

NEAH BAY -- Will Buddy the "resident" gray whale be a target for a Makah harpoon? A new federal environmental assessment now allows the Makah… Continue reading