Peninsula Daily News faces coronavirus challenges

To our readers,

In a few short weeks, our world has changed. Today, we are facing unprecedented challenges as the world fights COVID-19.

Trusted local news has never been more important. At the PDN and, our journalists are on the front lines, bringing you up-to-date information and breaking news.

To help the citizens of the North Olympic Peninsula in this time of crisis, we have lifted our “paywall” to give essential news to the greatest number of people. This allows full access to all stories online about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, free of charge. If you are a subscriber, you have access not only to this information, but to all of our other content online as well.

We are also proud that our advertisers have chosen us as the way to connect with you about what they are doing during these unprecedented circumstances.

But, like many other local businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic is exerting financial pressures on the Peninsula Daily News we’ve never before experienced.

As a result, we’ve had to make some tough decisions, including temporarily reducing the hours our staff is working and reducing the number of sections we print throughout the week.

Every day you’ll still get news, sports, features, editorial columns, comics, crosswords, puzzles and plenty more.

Our priority in making these changes has been to preserve our ability to perform our public service mission and keep our community informed during these difficult days.

We hope that you value the critical role and support us in this important mission by becoming a subscriber today. To become a digital or home delivery print subscriber, visit

If you are a current subscriber and would like to provide additional help, we offer an option to voluntarily increase your subscription level. If you value independent journalism, this is another opportunity to support us.

To stop the spread of COVID-19, our teams are working remotely so it may take more time than usual to reach us. We thank you for your patience.

Thank you for your support of Peninsula Daily News. We wish all the best to you in this difficult time.


Terry R. Ward


More in News

Betsy Reed Schultz, head of the Captain Joseph Foundation, sits in the library of the Captain Joseph House in Port Angeles as the respite home for Gold Star families prepares for its first guests this weekend. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Captain Joseph House to welcome its first families

Respite center first in nation of its kind

Quilcene Bay is currently closed to shellfish harvesting

Beach the latest in Jefferson County to be closed due to PSP

Clallam County to hire addiction counselor for needle exchange

Move is part of pilot project to link clients with services

As flower-cutting season gives way to pumpkin selection, Kaya Mindlin of Port Townsend picks dahlias and statice at Wilderbee Farm just outside the city. Fall temperatures are expected to remain in the mid to upper 60s this week with an increasing chance of a few showers by the weekend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/For Peninsula Daily News)
Fall scenery

As flower-cutting season gives way to pumpkin selection, Kaya Mindlin of Port… Continue reading

Jefferson County estuary to be restored

Duckabush gets grant of more than $19M

Jeffco commissioners approve new building lot regulations

Change could lead to more development in substandard lots

School outbreaks driving numbers in Jefferson County

Clallam County remains in moderate-risk category

Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsual News Group
Firefighters from Clallam County Fire District 3 respond to a house fire on the 200 block of North Dunlap Avenue.
Sequim house fire quelled

No injuries were reported in a fire at a Sequim… Continue reading

Most Read