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Polar Bear participants emerege from the chilly water of Port Angeles Harbor during Friday's New Years Day plunge at Hollywood Beach.  Although there was no organized event this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, many people showed up anyway to run to take part in the annual ritual.

Freezing water? What’s that?

Polar bear swim trumps cold, sewage

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Polar Bear participants emerege from the chilly water of Port Angeles Harbor during Friday's New Years Day plunge at Hollywood Beach.  Although there was no organized event this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, many people showed up anyway to run to take part in the annual ritual.

North Olympic Library System to host weekly craft and chat sessions

The North Olympic Library System will host weekly craft and chat sessions from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays throughout January. The… Continue reading

Lou Quevedo and Ann Carlson chose the Olympic Mountains as the backdrop for their October wedding.
Lou Quevedo and Ann Carlson chose the Olympic Mountains as the backdrop for their October wedding.
Graceful as a sea lioness, Laura Rogers of Port Hadlock took the plunge off the dock on New Year’s Day 2021. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Graceful as a sea lioness, Laura Rogers of Port Hadlock took the plunge off the dock on New Year’s Day 2021. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Portions of Seventh Avenue, including the 900 block of South Seventh Avenue, saw flooding from heavy rains, blocked storm drains and/or flooded stormwater ponds on Dec. 21. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Sequim experiences flooding

Portions of Sequim, including Seventh Avenue, experienced flooding like many areas in the region during a intense rainstorm Dec. 21. The water has… Continue reading

Portions of Seventh Avenue, including the 900 block of South Seventh Avenue, saw flooding from heavy rains, blocked storm drains and/or flooded stormwater ponds on Dec. 21. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County to conduct orientation sessions

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County will conduct both an online orientation session and an in-person session for potential volunteers this week. The online session will… Continue reading

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Kaitlyn Loghry of Forks looks at her son, Ethan Scott Loghry, at Olympic Medical Center. The baby is named for his father, Scott Loghry, and grandfather.

First baby of year born on Peninsula

A Forks family’s baby boy is apparently the first child born in a hospital in 2021 on the North Olympic Peninsula. Ethan… Continue reading

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Kaitlyn Loghry of Forks looks at her son, Ethan Scott Loghry, at Olympic Medical Center. The baby is named for his father, Scott Loghry, and grandfather.

EYE ON CLALLAM: County commissioners to reorganize

Peninsula Daily News The three Clallam County commissioners will elect a chair and vice chair at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The virtual meeting can be viewed… Continue reading

Dove House distributes funds

Application deadline Jan.13

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Sixteen new cases reported since Thursday night on Peninsula

Sixteen new COVID-19 cases have been reported on the North Olympic Peninsula since Thursday night as local health officials wait to see… Continue reading

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EYE ON JEFFERSON: County commissioners to reorganize board

The three Jefferson County commissioners will swear in newly elected commissioners and reorganize the board when they meet at 9 a.m. Monday. To view the… Continue reading

Former Clallam Bay corrections officer dies from COVID-19 complications

A corrections officer who once worked at Clallam Bay Correctional Center has died of complications of COVID-19, the state Department of Corrections announced.… Continue reading

Holiday murders grief remains fresh

Every holiday season, two horrific anniversaries separated by seven days awaken painful memories for two sets of Clallam County families and friends. Those close to… Continue reading

Builder Randy Welle holds up the new sign for the village of individual shelters near the Community United Methodist Church in Port Hadlock. Pastor Scott Rosekrans, left, and original project manager Peter Bonyun joined him in Thursday's blessing ceremony. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Pastor welcomes ‘community spirit village’

Volunteers build shelters in Port Hadlock for those in need

Builder Randy Welle holds up the new sign for the village of individual shelters near the Community United Methodist Church in Port Hadlock. Pastor Scott Rosekrans, left, and original project manager Peter Bonyun joined him in Thursday's blessing ceremony. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Nurse Kelly Bower with the Jamestown Family Health Clinic gives a Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to Capt. Derrell Sharp with Clallam County Fire District 3 on Tuesday at the fire station’s headquarters. Clinic leaders say they’ve begun circulating the vaccine to first responders and plan to offer community vaccinations in the coming weeks. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim first responders receive Moderna vaccine

Community vaccinations tentatively begin in coming weeks for residents 75 and older

Nurse Kelly Bower with the Jamestown Family Health Clinic gives a Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to Capt. Derrell Sharp with Clallam County Fire District 3 on Tuesday at the fire station’s headquarters. Clinic leaders say they’ve begun circulating the vaccine to first responders and plan to offer community vaccinations in the coming weeks. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Valerie Claplanhoo

Who killed Valerie Claplanhoo?

Investigation continues two years after her murder

Valerie Claplanhoo

Lake Pleasant Polar Bear dip set for New Year’s Day

The 15th annual Lake Pleasant Polar Bear Plunge will be at 10 a.m. Friday, New Year’s Day. The news was posted on Facebook… Continue reading

Clallam County surge grows to 18

Nearly 3,000 on Peninsula receive first vaccine dose