Many graduation ceremonies Friday, Saturday

Most North Olympic Peninsula high schools will celebrate commencement this weekend. Tonight • Port Angeles High School (PAHS) will celebrate the commencement of its 236… Continue reading

March for Our Lives planned in Sequim on Saturday

Rally combined with one originally set in Port Townsend

Robert Parker, a self-employed contractor from Port Orchard, installs a granite plaque honoring Navy Seabee Marvin G. Shields, who died in June 1965 in Vietnam and was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism, at the Marvin Shields Memorial Flagpole on a stone monument from which the original bronze plaque was stolen in 2019. “He is very precious to us,” said Parker, an ex-Navy Seabee who volunteered to place the plaque. “This plaque is granite so there is less incentive for thieves,” he added. The Admiralty Inlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate the memorial plaque at 1 p.m. Saturday in the small park on the north side of West Sims Way between Sheridan and Tenth streets. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Plaque dedication

By Steve Mullensky For Peninsula Daily News Robert Parker, a self-employed contractor from Port Orchard, installs a granite plaque honoring Navy Seabee Marvin G. Shields,… Continue reading

Robert Parker, a self-employed contractor from Port Orchard, installs a granite plaque honoring Navy Seabee Marvin G. Shields, who died in June 1965 in Vietnam and was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism, at the Marvin Shields Memorial Flagpole on a stone monument from which the original bronze plaque was stolen in 2019. “He is very precious to us,” said Parker, an ex-Navy Seabee who volunteered to place the plaque. “This plaque is granite so there is less incentive for thieves,” he added. The Admiralty Inlet Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate the memorial plaque at 1 p.m. Saturday in the small park on the north side of West Sims Way between Sheridan and Tenth streets. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Port Angeles temporarily suspends some development fees

Council aims to encourage more affordable housing

Ellen Charles and Alielah Lawson of the Lower Elwha Klallam Health Clinic, were among participants in the  2019 Collaborative Learning Academy.
Ellen Charles and Alielah Lawson of the Lower Elwha Klallam Health Clinic, were among participants in the  2019 Collaborative Learning Academy.

US Capitol riot an ‘attempted coup,’ prime-time hearing told

The chairman of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election opened Thursday’s… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2022
  • By Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick and Farnoush Amiri The Associated Press

‘March For Our Lives’ rallies set Saturday in Port Townsend, Sequim

“March For Our Lives” rallies demanding policy changes to curb gun violence are planned in Port Townsend and Sequim on Saturday. The Sequim march will… Continue reading

Thiago Silva of Team IMUA cools off with a dive into Port Townsend Bay after 70 hard rowing miles with teammate Greg Spooner to win the 2019 Seventy48 human-powered watercraft race. The 2022 Seventy48 race will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in Tacoma, 70 miles from Port Townsend, and participants must ring the bell at City Dock in Port Townsend within 48 hours. The Northwest Maritime Center plans an awards ceremony at Sunday’s Ruckus, which precedes the start of the Race to Alaska on Monday. Some 130 teams were signed up as of Wednesday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

70 miles in 48 hours

By Steve Mullensky For Peninsula Daily News Thiago Silva of Team IMUA cools off with a dive into Port Townsend Bay after 70 hard rowing… Continue reading

Thiago Silva of Team IMUA cools off with a dive into Port Townsend Bay after 70 hard rowing miles with teammate Greg Spooner to win the 2019 Seventy48 human-powered watercraft race. The 2022 Seventy48 race will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in Tacoma, 70 miles from Port Townsend, and participants must ring the bell at City Dock in Port Townsend within 48 hours. The Northwest Maritime Center plans an awards ceremony at Sunday’s Ruckus, which precedes the start of the Race to Alaska on Monday. Some 130 teams were signed up as of Wednesday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Ernie Latson of Port Angeles, left, purchases the first two bags of popcorn as Swain’s General Store employee Shawn Price unveils the popcorn machine on Wednesday morning in Port Angeles. The store, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, resumed selling its signature popcorn after a two-year hiatus imposed by COVID-19 health measures. The price remains the same as it was when Swain’s first offered it to customer in 1966 — 25 cents. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Popcorn is back at Swain’s General Store

Ernie Latson of Port Angeles, left, purchases the first two bags of popcorn as Swain’s General Store employee Shawn Price unveils the popcorn machine on… Continue reading

Ernie Latson of Port Angeles, left, purchases the first two bags of popcorn as Swain’s General Store employee Shawn Price unveils the popcorn machine on Wednesday morning in Port Angeles. The store, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year, resumed selling its signature popcorn after a two-year hiatus imposed by COVID-19 health measures. The price remains the same as it was when Swain’s first offered it to customer in 1966 — 25 cents. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Rocky Friedman is selling the Rose Theatre and Starlight Room, but not just to any buyer. Interested parties need to first answer a set of five questions. If you’re not prepared to live in Port Townsend, don’t bother to apply. (Tyler Rowe)

It will take more than money for iconic business

Rocky Friedman knew the day would come when he’d be ready to sell the Rose Theatre, the business he had established and… Continue reading

Rocky Friedman is selling the Rose Theatre and Starlight Room, but not just to any buyer. Interested parties need to first answer a set of five questions. If you’re not prepared to live in Port Townsend, don’t bother to apply. (Tyler Rowe)

Housing director in works for Clallam County

Full-time position to guide complex effort

Memorial dedication for Shields’ plaque planned

The Admiralty Inlet chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will dedicate a memorial plaque at 1 p.m. Saturday. The ceremony is at… Continue reading

Port Townsend City Council approves extension for tent encampments

Pat’s Place’s wooden tent shelters within city

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
T.J. Farris of Bakersfield, Calif., an employee of the Flims, Swittzerland-based Velosolutions, uses a compactor on Tuesday to create a lane surface on an asphalt portion of a pump track being built at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. The track, designed primarily for bicycles and other wheeled play vehicles, is being constructed by the Port Angeles Parks & Recreation Department in conjunction the Lincoln Park BMX Association with funding from a $350,000 grant from the state Recreation and Conservation Office, $100,000 in lodging tax grants from the city and Clallam County, business sponsorships, individual and community donations and a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. It is expected to be completed by late June or early July.

Pump track paving in Port Angeles

T.J. Farris of Bakersfield, Calif., an employee of the Flims, Switzerland-based Velosolutions, uses a compactor on Tuesday to create a lane surface on an asphalt… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
T.J. Farris of Bakersfield, Calif., an employee of the Flims, Swittzerland-based Velosolutions, uses a compactor on Tuesday to create a lane surface on an asphalt portion of a pump track being built at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. The track, designed primarily for bicycles and other wheeled play vehicles, is being constructed by the Port Angeles Parks & Recreation Department in conjunction the Lincoln Park BMX Association with funding from a $350,000 grant from the state Recreation and Conservation Office, $100,000 in lodging tax grants from the city and Clallam County, business sponsorships, individual and community donations and a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. It is expected to be completed by late June or early July.

Complaint filed against lawyer over election fraud case

State Supreme Court found lawsuit to be frivolous

  • Jun 7, 2022
  • The Associated Press

Fire district proposes changes to burn ban

Policy could be different throughout county

A pair of sloops race to the finish line as the Port Townsend Sailing Association’s Classic Mariners Regatta got underway. The 39th regatta returned after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. About 30 sailing vessels, large and small, took part in the annual sailing event Saturday that was open to all designs and materials for the first time. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Mariners Regatta

By Steve Mullensky For Peninsula Daily News A pair of sloops race to the finish line as the Port Townsend Sailing Association’s Classic Mariners Regatta… Continue reading

A pair of sloops race to the finish line as the Port Townsend Sailing Association’s Classic Mariners Regatta got underway. The 39th regatta returned after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. About 30 sailing vessels, large and small, took part in the annual sailing event Saturday that was open to all designs and materials for the first time. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
The Pride Parade marches west on Front Street in downtown Port Angeles on Sunday. About 250 people marched in a six-block course back to the City Pier as participants chanted repeated words of Pride acceptance. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Pride parade

By Dave Logan For Peninsula Daily News The Pride Parade marches west on Front Street in downtown Port Angeles on Sunday. About 250 people marched… Continue reading

The Pride Parade marches west on Front Street in downtown Port Angeles on Sunday. About 250 people marched in a six-block course back to the City Pier as participants chanted repeated words of Pride acceptance. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)