Clallam County

Jarrett and LeAnn Hansen took their daughter H.J., 2, out sliding just outside the fence of Elks Playfield on Pine Street on Monday during the first snow of the winter. (Dave Logan/For Peninsula Daily News)

Winter launches with snow on Olympic Peninsula

Standing water reported; sunny, cold forecast Tuesday

Jarrett and LeAnn Hansen took their daughter H.J., 2, out sliding just outside the fence of Elks Playfield on Pine Street on Monday during the first snow of the winter. (Dave Logan/For Peninsula Daily News)
State Rep. Mike Chapman, left, and Crescent School Superintendent Dave Bingham examine enrollment statistics for the school district on Thursday in Joyce. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Crescent’s strategy has kids in classrooms

School district’s track record shows no one has been ill

State Rep. Mike Chapman, left, and Crescent School Superintendent Dave Bingham examine enrollment statistics for the school district on Thursday in Joyce. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam Conservation District sets native plant sale

The Clallam Conservation District is accepting pre-orders for its annual Native Plant Sale. The bare-root tree and shrub seedlings are sold in… Continue reading

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Sequim Bay Yacht Club’s quilt auction nets $1,975 for VHOCC

Unable to host its annual Reach and Row for Hospice regatta in 2020, the Sequim Bay Yacht Club kept its tradition of supporting… Continue reading

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Col. Randy Roberts (U.S. Air Force, retired) prepares to lay a ceremonial wreath for U.S. military prisoners of war and missing in action during Saturday's Wreaths Across America event at Sequim View Cemetery. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim honors veterans with Wreaths Across America

Event mirrors national effort with special service

Col. Randy Roberts (U.S. Air Force, retired) prepares to lay a ceremonial wreath for U.S. military prisoners of war and missing in action during Saturday's Wreaths Across America event at Sequim View Cemetery. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)
Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)
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Kilmer plans telephone town hall

Congressman Derek Kilmer plans a telephone town hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday to provide an update on the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic… Continue reading

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LETTERS: Allegiance misplaced

Let me preface my remarks by saying I’m a former Republican for over 30 years and retired military officer. As a member of the armed… Continue reading

COVID-19 infection rates dipping on North Olympic Peninsula

Clallam reports five cases Sunday; Jefferson zero during weekend

Superintendent Marty Brewer, on left, receives a check from Ray Chirayath, center, and Lynn Bedford, on right, of the Port Angeles Education Foundation. The $50,000 grant will assist students who have difficulty accessing the internet from home in order to participate in distance learning.

$86K in grants awarded to Port Angeles School District

The Port Angeles Education Foundation recently awarded more than $86,000 in grants to the Port Angeles School District. Leading the list is… Continue reading

Superintendent Marty Brewer, on left, receives a check from Ray Chirayath, center, and Lynn Bedford, on right, of the Port Angeles Education Foundation. The $50,000 grant will assist students who have difficulty accessing the internet from home in order to participate in distance learning.
My electric blower — which is not only far quieter than a Whidby Island Growler, but also is vastly better for the environment than gas blowers. We, as gardeners, should be stewards of the land. (Andrew May/For Peninsula Daily News)

A GROWING CONCERN: Making gardening dirty work cleaner

Merry Christmas everyone! I wish for you a joyous holiday and… Continue reading

My electric blower — which is not only far quieter than a Whidby Island Growler, but also is vastly better for the environment than gas blowers. We, as gardeners, should be stewards of the land. (Andrew May/For Peninsula Daily News)
1916.8.100.jpg: Makah women canoe racers.   Photo by Samuel Morse c1902.   Washington State Historical Society

BACK WHEN: Samuel Morse built impressive body of photographic work

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to a production error, John McNutt’s Dec. 6 column did not run in its entirety. Here is the complete submission along with… Continue reading

1916.8.100.jpg: Makah women canoe racers.   Photo by Samuel Morse c1902.   Washington State Historical Society

Clallam PUD rates to rise in spring

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners have approved 2021 operating budgets that include utility rate increases taking effect in the spring. Residential electric… Continue reading

Anya Aubertin, owner-artist of Smells Like Crayons, splashes some festive colors on the windows at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim last week. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Holiday art for Sequim seniors

Anya Aubertin is bringing a bit of holiday cheer to seniors at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim. The local artist was busy last… Continue reading

Anya Aubertin, owner-artist of Smells Like Crayons, splashes some festive colors on the windows at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim last week. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Groundwork continues this year as developers of Lavender Meadows prep land for 217 manufactured homes in three phases at the corner of North Sequim Avenue and Port Williams Road. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Lavender Meadows developer eyes first homes in spring 2021

Earth is moving as developers prep land to begin moving in manufactured homes as soon as next spring for the new Lavender Meadows… Continue reading

Groundwork continues this year as developers of Lavender Meadows prep land for 217 manufactured homes in three phases at the corner of North Sequim Avenue and Port Williams Road. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Law enforcement, inmates split on vaccine

With COVID-19 vaccines arriving in Clallam and Jefferson counties, the willingness of law enforcement personnel and city, county and state correctional facility inmates to get… Continue reading

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Registered nurse Gretchen Souza, director of education at Olympic Medical Center, right, applies a bandage to emergency services nurse Samantha Counts, who was the first person in Clallam County to receive a vaccination against COVID-19 during a clinic at the Port Angeles hospital on Friday.

OMC nurse gets Clallam County’s first vaccine shot

Second health care workers clinic set next week

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Registered nurse Gretchen Souza, director of education at Olympic Medical Center, right, applies a bandage to emergency services nurse Samantha Counts, who was the first person in Clallam County to receive a vaccination against COVID-19 during a clinic at the Port Angeles hospital on Friday.