Officials with the City of Port Townsend, the Jefferson County Public Utility District and the Port of Port Townsend will be conducting a joint Town Hall meeting on Nov. 9 to discuss the removal of the iconic poplar trees along Sims Way in Port Townsend. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)
Officials with the City of Port Townsend, the Jefferson County Public Utility District and the Port of Port Townsend will be conducting a joint Town Hall meeting on Nov. 9 to discuss the removal of the iconic poplar trees along Sims Way in Port Townsend. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Vancouver father accused of killing 2-year-old child

A Vancouver man is accused of kidnapping and killing his 2-year-old child. The Columbian reports police arrested Gustavo Enrique Villalobos… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2021

Election results

Election results Initial returns in contested races: Clallam County Port of Port Angeles District 1 Colleen McAleer 13,351 97.04% Write-In 407 2.96% District 2 Steven… Continue reading

A voter drops off his ballot Monday morning at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. More than 31 percent — 31.37 percent — of the 57,150 ballots mailed to registered voters had been returned as of Monday, according to the Clallam County elections office. Ballots must be postmarked by today or deposited at one of seven drop boxes in the county tonight by 8 p.m. Initial results will be posted at www.peninsuladailynews.com. Look for more coverage in Thursday’s print editions. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Every vote counts

Dave Logan For Peninsula Daily News A voter drops off his ballot Monday morning at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. More than 31… Continue reading

A voter drops off his ballot Monday morning at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. More than 31 percent — 31.37 percent — of the 57,150 ballots mailed to registered voters had been returned as of Monday, according to the Clallam County elections office. Ballots must be postmarked by today or deposited at one of seven drop boxes in the county tonight by 8 p.m. Initial results will be posted at www.peninsuladailynews.com. Look for more coverage in Thursday’s print editions. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Olympic National Park scales back search for hiker

The search for a missing hiker has been scaled back to a limited, continuous mode. The Olympic National Park service announced… Continue reading

Jefferson County seasonal elections staffers Dale Meyer, left, and Betty Grewell open hundreds of ballots Monday afternoon at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Port Townsend. More than 33 percent — 33.88 percent — of the 27,582 ballots mailed to registered voters had been returned as of Monday, according to the Jefferson County elections office. Of the 9,344 ballots returned, 137 had been challenged for problems with the signatures or other reasons. Ballots must be postmarked by today or deposited at one of seven drop boxes in the county tonight by 8 p.m. Initial results will be posted at www.peninsuladailynews.com. Look for more coverage in Thursday’s print editions. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Processing ballots

Jefferson County seasonal elections staffers Dale Meyer, left, and Betty Grewell open hundreds of ballots Monday afternoon at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Port Townsend.… Continue reading

Jefferson County seasonal elections staffers Dale Meyer, left, and Betty Grewell open hundreds of ballots Monday afternoon at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Port Townsend. More than 33 percent — 33.88 percent — of the 27,582 ballots mailed to registered voters had been returned as of Monday, according to the Jefferson County elections office. Of the 9,344 ballots returned, 137 had been challenged for problems with the signatures or other reasons. Ballots must be postmarked by today or deposited at one of seven drop boxes in the county tonight by 8 p.m. Initial results will be posted at www.peninsuladailynews.com. Look for more coverage in Thursday’s print editions. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
More than 20 members of Indivisible Port Townsend line each side of East Sims Way at Kearney Street in a rally Monday afternoon supporting the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing pregnant women to receive an abortion without excessive government restrictions. The rally coincides with the Supreme Court allowing arguments regarding the new abortion laws enacted by Texas lawmakers that bans most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Rally in support of Roe v. Wade

More than 20 members of Indivisible Port Townsend line each side of East Sims Way at Kearney Street in Port Townsend Monday afternoon to rally… Continue reading

More than 20 members of Indivisible Port Townsend line each side of East Sims Way at Kearney Street in a rally Monday afternoon supporting the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing pregnant women to receive an abortion without excessive government restrictions. The rally coincides with the Supreme Court allowing arguments regarding the new abortion laws enacted by Texas lawmakers that bans most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend, Chimacum school boards to collaborate

The collaboration between Port Townsend and Chimacum schools is about to go deeper than the merger of rivals. Before the end of the… Continue reading

Clue found in search for missing man in Olympic National Park

Searchers combing Olympic National Park for a hiker who was last seen Oct. 19 found a clue Sunday. A relatively recently opened… Continue reading

Enrollment open for Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET)

The Washington Student Achievement Council has announced that the 2021-2022 Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) enrollment is open through May 31. This year, the… Continue reading

Gov. Jay Inslee lets state eviction moratorium expire

After more than 18 months of pandemic-driven eviction limits, Gov. Jay Inslee said he will allow the latest version of the state’s eviction… Continue reading

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Peninsula a beacon to family in leukemia struggle

GoFundMe site raises money to help household stay together

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Bruce and Kathleen Reiter

Community Service Awards presented Thursday

Three to be presented to four people

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Bruce and Kathleen Reiter
CAPTION: Lora Brabant, on left, and Gary Gleason along with Daisy, Brabant’s service dog.

AARP community service award winners named

Lora Brabant and Gary Gleason, members of the Clallam County School Retirees Association, received AARP Community Service Awards. The awards were presented… Continue reading

CAPTION: Lora Brabant, on left, and Gary Gleason along with Daisy, Brabant’s service dog.
AmeriCorps service member Maggie Baker has joined the staff at Fort Worden State Park.

AmeriCorps service member joins staff at Fort Worden State Park

AmeriCorps service member Maggie Baker has joined the staff at Fort Worden State Park. Baker is a native of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and holds a… Continue reading

AmeriCorps service member Maggie Baker has joined the staff at Fort Worden State Park.
Two Forks men are accused of cutting chunks of cedar from a state Department of Natural Resources bridge at a DNR property on the Upper Hoh Road in West Jefferson County. (Photo courtesy of Department of Natural Resources)
Two Forks men are accused of cutting chunks of cedar from a state Department of Natural Resources bridge at a DNR property on the Upper Hoh Road in West Jefferson County. (Photo courtesy of Department of Natural Resources)

No clues found to missing hiker’s whereabouts

An extensive search Saturday turned up no sign of a hiker who has been missing for over a week in Olympic National… Continue reading