Clallam County

Employers chafe over lack of workers

Issues cited: Child care, housing, ‘funemployment’

More beaches open for shellfish harvesting

Recreational shellfish harvesting is open on Strait of Juan de Fuca beaches from Lyre River east to Discovery Bay, which is closed for all species… Continue reading

Special filing period opens for two offices in Clallam County

A special three-day filing period begins today for two Clallam County offices that drew no candidates after the regular filing period closed… Continue reading

Julia Buggy of Sequim knees on a flatbed trailer as she lays her hands on a traveling totem created by carvers from the Lummi Nation during a stop on Tuesday at Port Angeles City Pier. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Totem pole welcomed before summer’s journey

Lummi carving to travel from Washington state to Washington, D.C.

Julia Buggy of Sequim knees on a flatbed trailer as she lays her hands on a traveling totem created by carvers from the Lummi Nation during a stop on Tuesday at Port Angeles City Pier. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County to host grief groups in June

A five-week grief support group series will begin June 7 in Sequim and a six-week grief support group series will start June 8 in Port… Continue reading

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.
The Clallam County COVID-19 Social Distancing Center is shown Sunday. (Rob Ollikainen/Peninsula Daily News)
The Clallam County COVID-19 Social Distancing Center is shown Sunday. (Rob Ollikainen/Peninsula Daily News)
Queen of Angels School has announced that Ceci Kimball will be promoted to principal at the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

New principal at Queen of Angels named

Queen of Angels School has announced that Ceci Kimball will be promoted to principal at the start of the 2021-2022 school year.… Continue reading

Queen of Angels School has announced that Ceci Kimball will be promoted to principal at the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

Olympic Peninsula Humane Society receives $7,500 grant

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society received a $7,500 grant from Petco Love. Petco Love, which was formerly known as the Petco Foundation,… Continue reading

Marty Melcher of Port Angeles was awarded a 2021 Toyota Corolla when her duck was pulled Sunday as the winner of the 32nd Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby at Lincoln Park. “I’m totally flummoxed,” she said. Wilder Toyota donated the vehicle for the annual fundraiser, which brought in a record $115,000 for the Olympic Medical Foundation.

One lucky duck

Dave Logan For Peninsula Daily News Marty Melcher of Port Angeles was awarded a 2021 Toyota Corolla when her duck was pulled Sunday as the… Continue reading

Marty Melcher of Port Angeles was awarded a 2021 Toyota Corolla when her duck was pulled Sunday as the winner of the 32nd Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby at Lincoln Park. “I’m totally flummoxed,” she said. Wilder Toyota donated the vehicle for the annual fundraiser, which brought in a record $115,000 for the Olympic Medical Foundation.

Port Angeles resident graduates from Central College in Pella, Iowa

Marina Paul of Port Angeles graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa, at a May 15 commencement. Paul earned a bachelor’s degree… Continue reading

The Port Angeles School District board of directors approved Julie Bryant as the new principal at Dry Creek Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year.
The Port Angeles School District board of directors approved Julie Bryant as the new principal at Dry Creek Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year.
Volunteers Janet and Dale Russell of Port Angeles plant a variety of annual flowers along First Street near Country Aire as part of the Big Spring Spruce Up. The Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce hosted a flower planting party early Sunday. Dozens of volunteers planted annual flowers in the 20 triangle-shaped planters along First and Front streets in the downtown area. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Sprucing up downtown

Dave Logan For Peninsula Daily News Volunteers Janet and Dale Russell of Port Angeles plant a variety of annual flowers along First Street near Country… Continue reading

Volunteers Janet and Dale Russell of Port Angeles plant a variety of annual flowers along First Street near Country Aire as part of the Big Spring Spruce Up. The Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce hosted a flower planting party early Sunday. Dozens of volunteers planted annual flowers in the 20 triangle-shaped planters along First and Front streets in the downtown area. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County Courthouse evacuated after suspicious package found

Washington State Patrol bomb squad determines parcel did not contain explosive

Jeanette Stehr-Green, left, and Judy English will present “Growing Vegetables and Fruits in Containers” at noon Thursday.

Container gardening topic of Green Thumb Tips lecture

Jeanette Stehr-Green and Judy English will present “Growing Vegetables and Fruits in Containers” at noon Thursday. The free lecture is part of… Continue reading

Jeanette Stehr-Green, left, and Judy English will present “Growing Vegetables and Fruits in Containers” at noon Thursday.
The Lummi totem pole’s symbols of leadership include an eagle, two salmon, a wolf and a bear. The pole arrived in downtown Port Townsend on April 24. The totem pole will visit Port Angeles, Lake Crescent and the Makah Nation on Tuesday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
The Lummi totem pole’s symbols of leadership include an eagle, two salmon, a wolf and a bear. The pole arrived in downtown Port Townsend on April 24. The totem pole will visit Port Angeles, Lake Crescent and the Makah Nation on Tuesday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Ron Allen, CEO of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, has fun grabbing one of the 40 winning ducks for the Duck Derby on Sunday at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles. The tribe is one of the major sponsors of the event. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Virtual Duck Derby event breaks fundraising record

Annual showcase nets $115,000 for Olympic Medical Foundation

Ron Allen, CEO of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, has fun grabbing one of the 40 winning ducks for the Duck Derby on Sunday at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles. The tribe is one of the major sponsors of the event. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Officials: COVID-19 strains more concerning

U.K., California and India variants reported in Clallam County