CAPE GEORGE: Fire District No. 6 increasing ranks, decreasing rancor

CAPE GEORGE -- The tide seems to have turned for the Cape George fire department following months of dissension and controversy. District Administrator Mike Eliason… Continue reading

CHIMACUM: Superintendent to discuss principal candidates tonight

CHIMACUM -- Superintendent Mary Lynne Derrington may recommend candidates for high school and middle school principal positions when the Chimacum School Board meets tonight at… Continue reading

CLALLAM: Sequim man named utility commissioner

Will Purser moved to Sequim Bay Estates last year to retire from a career in engineering. But instead of getting rest and relaxation, Purser is… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Skateboarder hurt in downtown collision

An 18-year-old Port Angeles skateboarder suffered a broken right leg after colliding with a car downtown on Monday night, police said. Brandyn Sampson was crossing… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Vendors want to lease Clallam County Courthouse parking lot

PORT ANGELES -- Small-scale farming ventures are a growing industry in Clallam County. They're growing so fast that Port Angeles Farmer's Market vendors want to… Continue reading

PORT TOWNSEND: April 24, 1851, considered the founding day — so happy 150th birthday!

PORT TOWNSEND -- Queen Victoria was anticipating the opening of the Grand Exhibition of 1851 in London as Alfred A. Plummer staked the first land… Continue reading

SEQUIM: School levy ballots due today

SEQUIM -- Today is the last day for Sequim School District voters to mail or return levy election ballots to a drop-box location. The district… Continue reading

WEST END: “Bubble fishery” to offer salmon fishing opportunity

LAPUSH -- A special "bubble fishery"' this fall is expected to delight salmon anglers and boost West End tourism. "We want to bring more people… Continue reading

LAKE QUINALT: Lodge stories wanted

LAKE QUINAULT -- To showcase Lake Quinault Lodge's 75th anniversary, the rustic resort is asking people to share stories of memorable experiences at the lodge… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Wednesday class will offer ideas for quake preparedness

A few simple steps -- bracing chimneys or strapping down your water heater, for example -- can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss… Continue reading


A North Olympic Peninsula-based developer has completed a Web site for a humanitarian organization seeking to rid Southeast Asia of land mines. of Port… Continue reading


SEQUIM -- A request from a Port Angeles taxi service to do business in Sequim will be addressed tonight during the regular meeting of the… Continue reading

CARLSBORG: Model railroaders’ train show comes in

CARLSBORG -- Eight-year-old Kris Lawrence has never been aboard a train. Like most children his age, the limited knowledge of locomotives and railroads he posssess… Continue reading

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK: Hot springs resort attracts bathers for first day of season

Darcie Mezek doesn't mind a few more regulations as long as she's able to enjoy her time at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort. "It's worth… Continue reading

Peninsula residents send Sen. Cantwell back to D.C. with funding request

Area residents meeting with Sen. Maria Cantwell sent her back to Washington, D.C. with instructions to seek more mental and medical health funding. Cantwell, D-Mountlake… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Search for new schools chief begins Monday

PORT ANGELES -- School board members said they were surprised by the resignation last week of Dr. George Woodruff as school superintendent. "It was a… Continue reading

PORT TOWNSEND: YMCA planners hopeful for support

PORT TOWNSEND -- YMCA planners put the finishing touches on a proposal for a Jefferson County branch Friday as they readied to present it to… Continue reading

WEST END: Congressional delegation still weighing Coast Guard station closure

Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray and Norm Dicks, the North Olympic Peninsula's congressman, plan to announce their position on the proposed closure of the… Continue reading

Elvis and Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty take their act on the road

SEQUIM -- Elvis will appear Saturday in Tacoma and Puyallup. "He's all ready to go," Sharon Cone said, describing the elk mounted on the Sequim… Continue reading

JEFFERSON: Earth Day events abound Saturday throughout county

PORT TOWNSEND -- Trees planted during the first Earth Day 31 years ago now tower over houses and buildings. Children who may have helped plant… Continue reading