PENINSULA: Utilities working on power-saving contracts with BPA

The saber rattling of a Bonneville Power Administration official isn't shaking up utilities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Representatives of the Clallam County Public Utility… Continue reading

Port Angeles celebration planned for arrival of hero Coast Guard cutter

PORT ANGELES -- The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Active will receive a hero's welcome complete with a flyover, welcoming families and dignitaries… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Elwha River dams closer to history

The U.S House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee approved $25.8 million for Elwha River valley restoration to be completed after dam breaching occurs. Norm Dicks, the North… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Medical center 10K and 5K runs this weekend

PORT ANGELES -- The first-ever Olympic Medical Center 10K is drawing a crowd. Two hundred runners and walkers had signed up for the 10-kilometer and… Continue reading

PORT TOWNSEND: Ground broken on Child and Family Resource Center

PORT TOWNSEND -- Thursday's literal groundbreaking for the Child and Family Resource Center can also be considered a symbolic groundbreaking for Jefferson County. The center… Continue reading

SEQUIM: Farm’s preservation to be celebrated

SEQUIM -- A mowed area in an open hayfield will serve as the setting Saturday morning when Friends of the Field Foundation holds its "Celebration… Continue reading

PENINSULA: Big cycling event returns this weekend

Colorful costumes pinned against an Olympic Mountain backdrop and blurred in a mass of speed. That will be the scene this weekend in the Dungeness… Continue reading


A Seattle environmental group is threatening to sue Rayonier Inc. in federal court for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act -- the 1972 law governing… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Telethon pulls in fireworks donations

Despite collecting nearly $12,000 Tuesday, Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce officials are still seeking donations to pay for this year's Independence Day fireworks. The aerial… Continue reading

PORT HADLOCK: Teen who allegedly assaulted deputy still on the lam

PORT HADLOCK -- Authorities are seeking a 17-year-old Oregon correctional facility escapee who allegedly punched a Jefferson County deputy early Tuesday morning. Corey Hartford, a… Continue reading

Port Ludlow man finds renewed life in poetry

When attorney George Dyer retired to Port Ludlow in 1987, he decided to devote his life to poetry. After decades of drafting consumer credit forms… Continue reading


PORT LUDLOW -- A yacht club taking steps toward expansion is drawing heat from the Jefferson County Department of Community Development and Port Ludlow residents.… Continue reading

BRINNON: Standoff with police ends with peaceful surrender

A tense standoff between a suicidal Brinnon man and two Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputies ended without incident Monday afternoon. Sgt. Rick Smith and Deputy… Continue reading

CLALLAM: Commissioners hear more objection to areas ordinance

Clallam County commissioners came under fire from property owners Tuesday during public hearings on the Critical Areas Ordinance. Commissioners convened three public hearings at the… Continue reading

CLALLAM: Sequim and Port Angeles students may have to pay more to take class

SEQUIM -- Driver's safety education may be the next Sequim School District program scuttled because financial woes. Superintendent Mike Joyner told the School Board on… Continue reading

PENINSULA: Logging could be allowed in spotted owl habitat

Logging could be allowed on a portion of the 60,000 acres of state trust land on the North Olympic Peninsula previously set aside for northern… Continue reading

PENINSULA: Quake aid rolling in

Clallam and Jefferson counties have received the bulk of earthquake assistance approved for the North Olympic Peninsula. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are considering assistance… Continue reading

SEQUIM: Construction near eagles’ nest has neighbors squawking

SEQUIM -- A squawk has been stirred over excavation work near an occupied eagles' nest on property along Priest Lane. In this case, the mother… Continue reading

SEQUIM: Volunteers to reseed areas damaged by off-road vehicles

SEQUIM -- A work party is being planned to repair environmental damage caused by off-road vehicles in the Burnt Hill recreation area. Volunteers will gather… Continue reading

Woman dies outside of home, which burns down

IRONDALE -- A 52-year-old Irondale woman died of apparent heart failure Tuesday morning and her mobile home caught fire just as medics began treating her.… Continue reading