Several sailors in Race to Alaska rescued, out of race

Four participants in the annual Race to Alaska were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard on Monday when some of the contestants’… Continue reading

Weekly flight operations scheduled

There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Complex this week. There will be… Continue reading

Annual earthquake drill scheduled through Friday

Local naval bases will take part in Citadel Rumble, an annual earthquake and multi-hazard response drill, through Friday. The worldwide exercise is conducted… Continue reading

Blue Mountain Transfer Station to reopen

Services resume July 5, three days a week

Port Angeles High School graduate Sage Hunter blows bubbles prior to Friday’s commencement ceremony at Port Angeles Civic Field. A total of 236 seniors made up the school’s Class of 2022. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Congratulations, graduates

Port Angeles High School graduate Sage Hunter blows bubbles prior to Friday’s commencement ceremony at Port Angeles Civic Field. A total of 236 seniors made… Continue reading

Port Angeles High School graduate Sage Hunter blows bubbles prior to Friday’s commencement ceremony at Port Angeles Civic Field. A total of 236 seniors made up the school’s Class of 2022. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Demonstrators in Sequim demand an end to gun violence and call for lawmakers to take action on stricter firearm laws as part of the nationwide March for Our Lives protests Saturday. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)

Demonstrators demand stricter gun laws

March for Our Lives protest among hundreds nationwide

Demonstrators in Sequim demand an end to gun violence and call for lawmakers to take action on stricter firearm laws as part of the nationwide March for Our Lives protests Saturday. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)

Joint collaboration earns statewide honor

Intergovernmental Collaborative Group wins award for Port Townsend

Public meetings on ferry system starting Tuesday

Washington State Ferries will host two public meetings this week to provide updates and answer questions about the system. The first of the… Continue reading

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Team Imua members Thiago Silva, left, and Connor Jones, from Mill Valley, CA. pause to reflect on their 70 mile overnight row from Tacoma to Port Townsend to win the annual Seventy48 race for non motorized watercraft. One Hundred twenty-three entrants started the 70 mile race at 7:00 PM Friday from Commencement Bay in Tacoma and they have 48 hours to complete the journey. Team Imua completed the trek in just over 9 and a half hours and taking home the approx. $5300.00 winners prize.

Seventy48 winners paddle in to Port Townsend

Team Imua members Thiago Silva, left, and Connor Jones from Mill Valley, Calif., pause to reflect on their 70-mile overnight row from Tacoma to Port… Continue reading

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Team Imua members Thiago Silva, left, and Connor Jones, from Mill Valley, CA. pause to reflect on their 70 mile overnight row from Tacoma to Port Townsend to win the annual Seventy48 race for non motorized watercraft. One Hundred twenty-three entrants started the 70 mile race at 7:00 PM Friday from Commencement Bay in Tacoma and they have 48 hours to complete the journey. Team Imua completed the trek in just over 9 and a half hours and taking home the approx. $5300.00 winners prize.
Team Mustang Survival’s Rite of Passage didn't know each other well before they began training together, so they've been working with a race coach on mental strategies and teambuilding. Their average age is less than 17-years-old. (L-R) Enzo Dougherty, Francesca Dougherty, Nadia Khalil, Sebastian Dougherty. (Photo Ra'ed Khalil)

Adventurers gear up for Race to Alaska

Competitors ready to sail, paddle 750 miles without motors

Team Mustang Survival’s Rite of Passage didn't know each other well before they began training together, so they've been working with a race coach on mental strategies and teambuilding. Their average age is less than 17-years-old. (L-R) Enzo Dougherty, Francesca Dougherty, Nadia Khalil, Sebastian Dougherty. (Photo Ra'ed Khalil)
Makee Lahti Locklear, 3, rides a Jefferson Transit bus during Car Free Day. He rode with his mother to a gymnastics class.

Car Free Day draws 91 particpants

Many say they will commute without driving a car in the future

Makee Lahti Locklear, 3, rides a Jefferson Transit bus during Car Free Day. He rode with his mother to a gymnastics class.

Climate resiliency considered in Port Angeles

Second reading set for June 21

High school graduations planned today

Several North Olympic Peninsula high schools will celebrate commencement today. They are: • Chimacum Junior Senior High School will celebrate its 53 graduates at the… Continue reading

Pictured, from left to right, are Devon Beckham, Tammy Ridgway, Sandra Pawley, Tyson Svetich, Megan Fields, Andrew Lewis, K. Heidt, James Stewart, Nick Forcier, Josue Barajas, Trevor Bergen and Fire Chief Tim Manly.

New emergency medical technicians graduate

The Jefferson County Emergency Medicine System and Trauma Care Council graduated nine new emergency medical technicians at a May 24 ceremony in Port Hadlock. The… Continue reading

Pictured, from left to right, are Devon Beckham, Tammy Ridgway, Sandra Pawley, Tyson Svetich, Megan Fields, Andrew Lewis, K. Heidt, James Stewart, Nick Forcier, Josue Barajas, Trevor Bergen and Fire Chief Tim Manly.
A mudslide has closed the Olympic Discovery Trail and the staircase to the 9/11 Memorial Waterfront park.

Slide closes portion of waterfront trail

A large mudslide has blocked the Olympic Discovery Trail just below the 9/11 Memorial Waterfront Park east of City Pier. The stairway… Continue reading

A mudslide has closed the Olympic Discovery Trail and the staircase to the 9/11 Memorial Waterfront park.
Community members and dignitaries explore the newly refurbished and expanded Dungeness River Nature Center. (Emily Matthiessen/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Community members and dignitaries explore the newly refurbished and expanded Dungeness River Nature Center. (Emily Matthiessen/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Juvenile salmon return to passage

Volunteers count 1,000 in 2 days