Clallam County

Worst of rainfall over on Peninsula

Atmospheric river unleashes flooding, downed trees

Santa Claus, portrayed by John Greiner of Port Angeles, gets licks and kisses from Maru, a white husky mix belonging to Ally Kreider of Port Angeles, at the second annual Santa Paws holiday photo event on Saturday at Petsense in Port Angeles. Pet owners were allowed to bring their critters for a photo with Santa in an event sponsored by the Soroptimist International Noon Club of Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Holiday kisses

Santa Claus, portrayed by John Greiner of Port Angeles, gets licks and kisses from Maru, a white husky mix belonging to Ally Kreider of Port… Continue reading

Santa Claus, portrayed by John Greiner of Port Angeles, gets licks and kisses from Maru, a white husky mix belonging to Ally Kreider of Port Angeles, at the second annual Santa Paws holiday photo event on Saturday at Petsense in Port Angeles. Pet owners were allowed to bring their critters for a photo with Santa in an event sponsored by the Soroptimist International Noon Club of Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Accasia Anderson, 7, a second-grade student at Greywolf School in Sequim, examines a book for sale on Saturday at the school’s Holiday Bazaar. The event, hosted by the Sequim Elementary Parent Teacher Association, spotlighted the work of more than 50 vendors, including crafts made by students, along with a Scholastic Book Fair. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Book fair in Sequim

Accasia Anderson, 7, a second-grade student at Greywolf School in Sequim, examines a book for sale on Saturday at the school’s Holiday Bazaar. The event,… Continue reading

Accasia Anderson, 7, a second-grade student at Greywolf School in Sequim, examines a book for sale on Saturday at the school’s Holiday Bazaar. The event, hosted by the Sequim Elementary Parent Teacher Association, spotlighted the work of more than 50 vendors, including crafts made by students, along with a Scholastic Book Fair. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam County: 2-phase approach for Towne Road

Commissioners want trail atop levee

Drink Draw event set Thursday at Studio Bob

Santa Lucia, Santa Claus and Krampus will be guest models for December’s Drink & Draw event at Studio Bob on Thursday. This… Continue reading

Law enforcement: Sleeping smoker cause of house fire

A man who fell asleep while smoking was determined to be the cause of a Saturday afternoon fire at an abandoned house… Continue reading

Peninsula College students’ original plays to be read Wednesday

The Peninsula College film and digital media department will host the “Showcase of Staged Readings” featuring original plays by Peninsula College students.… Continue reading

Peninsula College to host ‘Cascadian Zen’ anthology event

Peninsula College’s Studium Generale and the Foothills Writers Series will host a literary event Thursday to celebrate the release of “Cascadian Zen,”… Continue reading

Washington state ferries are docked on the north end of Vashon Island on Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Three state ferries projects get federal funding

Washington State Ferries will receive three grants from the Federal Transit Administration totaling $11.6 million. The Biden administration will issue $220 million in… Continue reading

Washington state ferries are docked on the north end of Vashon Island on Feb. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Tribal storytelling event to take place virtually

Quinault Storyteller Harvest Moon and Quileute Elder Sharon Pullen will share stories from their tribal heritage and traditions on Wednesday. The event… Continue reading

Dylan Kinney, 4, is introduced to Santa by her gran Debbie Hinton, both from Port Townsend, as Santa greeted kids on Saturday in downtown Port Townsend. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Holiday greetings

Dylan Kinney, 4, is introduced to Santa by her gran Debbie Hinton, both from Port Townsend, as Santa greeted kids on Saturday in downtown Port… Continue reading

Dylan Kinney, 4, is introduced to Santa by her gran Debbie Hinton, both from Port Townsend, as Santa greeted kids on Saturday in downtown Port Townsend. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles firefighter Ryan Gosling, left, and Samantha Harik work to extinguish a blaze at an unoccupied house at 1338 W. Lauridsen Blvd. on the edge of Port Angeles on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles firefighter Ryan Gosling, left, and Samantha Harik work to extinguish a blaze at an unoccupied house at 1338 W. Lauridsen Blvd. on the edge of Port Angeles on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Fundraiser includes advance screening

Tribute to Joe Rantz aims to build house for homeless students

Arthur Seward of Sequim examines a display of handmade wreaths created by Sequim-based The Hitching Post during Saturday’s Holiday Craft Fair at the Sequim Prairie Grange near Carlsborg. The fair featured a variety of holiday-themed crafts and gifts made by local artisans, as well as lunch prepared by grange members. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Grange fair

Arthur Seward of Sequim examines a display of handmade wreaths created by Sequim-based The Hitching Post during Saturday’s Holiday Craft Fair at the Sequim Prairie… Continue reading

Arthur Seward of Sequim examines a display of handmade wreaths created by Sequim-based The Hitching Post during Saturday’s Holiday Craft Fair at the Sequim Prairie Grange near Carlsborg. The fair featured a variety of holiday-themed crafts and gifts made by local artisans, as well as lunch prepared by grange members. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Eleanor Jones, 11, of Sequim (No. 112) leads the pack at the beginning of the Run the Peninsula’s Jamestown Glow Run in Blyn late Saturday afternoon. Jones won the women’s 5K as more than 450 runners participated. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

RUN THE PENINSULA: More than 450 run through the gloaming in Blyn

More than 450 runners were treated to a pleasant evening and beautiful Christmas lights at the Jamestown tribal campus in the annual Jamestown… Continue reading

Eleanor Jones, 11, of Sequim (No. 112) leads the pack at the beginning of the Run the Peninsula’s Jamestown Glow Run in Blyn late Saturday afternoon. Jones won the women’s 5K as more than 450 runners participated. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Winter storm drops snow at Hurricane Ridge, prompts campgrounds’ closure

Winter weather brought high winds and snow to parts of the Pacific Northwest, knocking out power in some areas and dumping fresh snow… Continue reading

“Storm King” by Julie Senf, a featured artist at the Blue Whole Gallery and one of the curators of the gallery’s “Rowed to Gold” exhibition, is on display this December. (Blue Whole Gallery)

Sequim’s First Friday Art Walk glimmers with gold in December

Free self-guided tour set for Sequim

“Storm King” by Julie Senf, a featured artist at the Blue Whole Gallery and one of the curators of the gallery’s “Rowed to Gold” exhibition, is on display this December. (Blue Whole Gallery)

A GROWING CONCERN: ‘Tis the season to plant winter wonders

With the advent of December; winter is but 19 days away (Dec. 21). This coming season is the perfect time to plant and transplant botanical… Continue reading

Auditions next week for The Lion in Winter

Auditions for the Port Angeles Community Players’winter offering, The Lion in Winter, will be conducted this Thursday and next Saturday, Dec. 9.… Continue reading

Daniel Pullen with his sons, Dan, Chester and Royal circa 1906. (Submitted photo)

BACK WHEN: Land disputes, lawsuits part of Peninsula history

FOR THE PIONEERS of Clallam County, life was hard. Living was difficult. Getting enough food was not easy. Traveling was treacherous. You most likely were… Continue reading

Daniel Pullen with his sons, Dan, Chester and Royal circa 1906. (Submitted photo)