Victoria Jones, race director of the Port Angeles Marathon Association, displays the 2021 Washington State Event Organizer of the year award she was given by the Washington Festivals & Events Association.

Marathon race director wins statewide award

Olympic Medical Center Foundation, Port Angeles Hall of Fame, CrabFest recognized

Victoria Jones, race director of the Port Angeles Marathon Association, displays the 2021 Washington State Event Organizer of the year award she was given by the Washington Festivals & Events Association.
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Quality Inn owner files bankruptcy again to keep second hotel

Court proceedings halt another trustee’s sale by bank

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Debbi and Richard Szabo of Port Angeles, along with their dog, Tipsy, walk along the Port Angeles Waterfront as the bulk carrier Great Faith takes on cargo in the rain at the Port of Port Angeles Terminal 3 on Thursday. Unsettled weather is expected across the region through the weekend. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Rainy weekend

Debbi and Richard Szabo of Port Angeles, along with their dog, Tipsy, walk along the Port Angeles Waterfront as the bulk carrier Great Faith takes… Continue reading

Debbi and Richard Szabo of Port Angeles, along with their dog, Tipsy, walk along the Port Angeles Waterfront as the bulk carrier Great Faith takes on cargo in the rain at the Port of Port Angeles Terminal 3 on Thursday. Unsettled weather is expected across the region through the weekend. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Pat Burns, left, at 102 the oldest member of the Marrowstone Island emergency response community, and her friend, Cheryl Brunette, attend the groundbreaking Thursday for the island’s new fire station. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Shovels break ground for Marrowstone Fire Station

Self-reliance epitomized by 102-year-old volunteer

Pat Burns, left, at 102 the oldest member of the Marrowstone Island emergency response community, and her friend, Cheryl Brunette, attend the groundbreaking Thursday for the island’s new fire station. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Toys for Tots collecting now

Express Employment Professionals will be collecting toy donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s annual Toys for Tots program from 8 a.m.… Continue reading

16 indicted after officials disrupt multi-state drug ring

Sixteen people were indicted after a series of arrests disrupted a multi-state methamphetamine and fentanyl distribution ring, according to federal… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2021

Call for Sunshine Festival performers

The city of Sequim is accepting applications from musical performers for the 2022 Sequim Sunshine Festival. The upcoming festival is set for March… Continue reading

Donations beginning for Christmas operation

Operation Christmas Child will accept donations beginning Monday in Clallam and Jefferson counties. Donations such as toys, school supplies, hygiene items and letters of encouragement… Continue reading

Medical scholarships awarded

The Clallam County Physicians Community Benefit Fund has announced its 2022 grant awards as well as the award of $30,00 in scholarships… Continue reading

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Nicholas wins in Fire District commissioner race

Chamlee, Nicholas and Ryan looked to fill the seat being left vacant by Mike Gawley, who had served on the three-member fire commissioner… Continue reading

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Port Townsend Council looks at 2022 spending

With tax revenue — from sales, lodging, property and real estate excise taxes — on the rise, city officials pronounced themselves “cautiously… Continue reading

Jefferson County Elections Coordinator Quinn Grewell, left, and Chief Deputy Auditor Brenda Huntingford tabulate ballots Wednesday afternoon in the Auditor’s Office for the second round of ballot counts released late in the afternoon. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Second ballot count

Jefferson County Elections Coordinator Quinn Grewell, left, and Chief Deputy Auditor Brenda Huntingford tabulate ballots Wednesday afternoon in the Auditor’s Office for the second round… Continue reading

Jefferson County Elections Coordinator Quinn Grewell, left, and Chief Deputy Auditor Brenda Huntingford tabulate ballots Wednesday afternoon in the Auditor’s Office for the second round of ballot counts released late in the afternoon. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)
About 50 people lined the sides of Water Street in Port Townsend near the ferry terminal Wednesday morning, as part of the "World Wide Walkout" created by the National Health Freedom Coalition in opposition to COVID-19 vaccination mandates. According to the Coalitions event page: "Citizens around the globe are protesting loss of liberty, illegal mandates and tyrannical government overreach."
Signs carried by local residents held a variety of sayings, with different versions of calling for no mandates or forced vaccinations, "my body my choice", shirts that said "we will not comply", and that the mandates violated the U.S. Constitution. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Vaccine mandate protest in Port Townsend

About 50 people lined the sides of Water Street in Port Townsend near the ferry terminal Wednesday morning, as part of the “World Wide Walkout”… Continue reading

About 50 people lined the sides of Water Street in Port Townsend near the ferry terminal Wednesday morning, as part of the "World Wide Walkout" created by the National Health Freedom Coalition in opposition to COVID-19 vaccination mandates. According to the Coalitions event page: "Citizens around the globe are protesting loss of liberty, illegal mandates and tyrannical government overreach."
Signs carried by local residents held a variety of sayings, with different versions of calling for no mandates or forced vaccinations, "my body my choice", shirts that said "we will not comply", and that the mandates violated the U.S. Constitution. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)
Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb reads a written statement at council Nov. 2. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake mayor ‘seriously sorry’ for sharing offensive post about residential schools

Mayor Walt Cobb apologizes for offending, but says WLFN open letter was a ‘personal attack”

  • Nov 3, 2021
Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb reads a written statement at council Nov. 2. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Bridge closures set for Friday and Saturday

The Hood Canal Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic intermittently from 10 p.m. Friday though 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The bridge will repeatedly… Continue reading

FILE - A Canada lynx is released in Schoolcraft County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on April 12, 2019. U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to drop their attempt to strip Canada lynx of federal protections, under a court settlement approved Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, by a judge in Montana. (John Pepin/Michigan Department of Natural Resources via AP, File)

Canada lynx to keep species protections under legal deal

U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to keep federal protections in place for the snow-loving Canada lynx.… Continue reading

FILE - A Canada lynx is released in Schoolcraft County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula on April 12, 2019. U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to drop their attempt to strip Canada lynx of federal protections, under a court settlement approved Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, by a judge in Montana. (John Pepin/Michigan Department of Natural Resources via AP, File)

Debris from ship that spilled containers packed off beaches

Some 71 refrigerators, 81 bags of Styrofoam, 19 bags of garbage and 11 helicopter bags of garbage from containers that fell off… Continue reading

One of the most memorable moments for float designer Guy Horton was at the 2020 float reveal for the Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty. With COVID-19 leading to many events to be canceled, the festival’s board opted to hold a virtual Kickoff Dinner and float reveal, and Horton drove the royalty around the 7 Cedars Casino’s parking lot twice. “They were squealing and laughing and giggling,” Horton said. “It was one of the most memorable moments in all the years doing this.” (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Irrigation Fest float designer retires

Horton steps down after 14 years, new designer sought

One of the most memorable moments for float designer Guy Horton was at the 2020 float reveal for the Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty. With COVID-19 leading to many events to be canceled, the festival’s board opted to hold a virtual Kickoff Dinner and float reveal, and Horton drove the royalty around the 7 Cedars Casino’s parking lot twice. “They were squealing and laughing and giggling,” Horton said. “It was one of the most memorable moments in all the years doing this.” (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)