Clallam County

Toga Hertzog, foreground, and Kevin Joyce of EnJoy Productions perform as part of the circus presented in conjunction with Hog Wild. (Olympic Medical Center Foundation)

Hog Wild event raises record funds for Olympic Medical Center Foundation

A unique circus without tents or animals delighted an audience of 250 who donated a record $91,100 to the Olympic Medical Center… Continue reading

Toga Hertzog, foreground, and Kevin Joyce of EnJoy Productions perform as part of the circus presented in conjunction with Hog Wild. (Olympic Medical Center Foundation)

Port Angeles to host webinar on short-term rental process

The city of Port Angeles will host a webinar on its new short-term lodging regulations at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Staff from the… Continue reading

Joshua Percival of the Washington State Emergency Management Agency at Camp Murray installs a communications antenna on the recently replaced tsunami alert siren near Port Angeles Boat Haven on Friday in preparation for bringing a second siren into the downtown area online. The original siren at the same location was destroyed when an automobile struck the pole in April 2023, sending the siren crashing to the ground. The unit supplements a siren at First and Lincoln streets, covering the central Port Angeles area. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Siren replaced

Joshua Percival of the Washington State Emergency Management Agency at Camp Murray installs a communications antenna on the recently replaced tsunami alert siren near Port… Continue reading

Joshua Percival of the Washington State Emergency Management Agency at Camp Murray installs a communications antenna on the recently replaced tsunami alert siren near Port Angeles Boat Haven on Friday in preparation for bringing a second siren into the downtown area online. The original siren at the same location was destroyed when an automobile struck the pole in April 2023, sending the siren crashing to the ground. The unit supplements a siren at First and Lincoln streets, covering the central Port Angeles area. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Former Olympic Medical Center emergency department physician Josiah Hill, left, was sentenced on Monday to 179 days in jail during a hearing in Clallam County Superior Court. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)

Former ER doctor gets 179 days in jail

Hill pleads guilty to gross misdemeanors

Former Olympic Medical Center emergency department physician Josiah Hill, left, was sentenced on Monday to 179 days in jail during a hearing in Clallam County Superior Court. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)
From left, Martha Collins, Christian Speidel, Roberta Cooper and Liz Harper join 20 other artists displaying a wide variety of creativity at the Artworks² third annual Invitational Art Show, set for Friday and Saturday in Port Townsend. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
From left, Martha Collins, Christian Speidel, Roberta Cooper and Liz Harper join 20 other artists displaying a wide variety of creativity at the Artworks² third annual Invitational Art Show, set for Friday and Saturday in Port Townsend. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Abby Counts, 8, with assistance from her father, Taylor Counts, an EMT with Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue, gives a newly acquired tender truck a ceremonial wash down during a push-in ceremony on Saturday at the district’s Station 22. The truck, tender 22, cost $459,439 and was paid for by the fire district’s 2020 levy lid lift. Saturday’s ceremony also included a blessing by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and a “push-in” of the truck into its berth. The tender replaces a 31-year-old truck that had reached the end of its useful life. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

New tender

Abby Counts, 8, with assistance from her father, Taylor Counts, an EMT with Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue, gives a newly acquired tender truck a ceremonial wash… Continue reading

Abby Counts, 8, with assistance from her father, Taylor Counts, an EMT with Clallam 2 Fire-Rescue, gives a newly acquired tender truck a ceremonial wash down during a push-in ceremony on Saturday at the district’s Station 22. The truck, tender 22, cost $459,439 and was paid for by the fire district’s 2020 levy lid lift. Saturday’s ceremony also included a blessing by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and a “push-in” of the truck into its berth. The tender replaces a 31-year-old truck that had reached the end of its useful life. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Operations scheduled at Bentinck range this week

The land-based demolition range at Bentinck Island will be in use from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Monday, July… Continue reading

Matt Larson of Sequim, who uses the radio call sign KC7EQO, tunes into a ham radio satellite during Saturday’s Radio Field Day at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. The annual event, hosted by the Clallam County Amateur Radio Club, brought together amateur radio operators from around the world in a contest to make as many radio contacts as possible in a 24-hour period as a test of emergency preparedness from remote locations. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Testing the system

Matt Larson of Sequim, who uses the radio call sign KC7EQO, tunes into a ham radio satellite during Saturday’s Radio Field Day at the Clallam… Continue reading

Matt Larson of Sequim, who uses the radio call sign KC7EQO, tunes into a ham radio satellite during Saturday’s Radio Field Day at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. The annual event, hosted by the Clallam County Amateur Radio Club, brought together amateur radio operators from around the world in a contest to make as many radio contacts as possible in a 24-hour period as a test of emergency preparedness from remote locations. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Best of the Peninsula.

Voting round open for Best of Peninsula contest

It’s time again to vote for the Best of the Peninsula. Now that the top five nominees from each category have been determined, the Best… Continue reading

Best of the Peninsula.

HORSEPLAY: Equestrian summer camps and horse trailer heat risk

THIS TIME OF year, I get frequent inquiries asking if I know of any horse camps, and/or have recommendations for youth riding lessons. Mostly, the… Continue reading

Pictured left to right, Ginny Wagner, Xxzavyon (XJ) Square, Ewan Mordecai-Smith, Elise Sirguy, Mahayla Amendolare and Mallory Hartman cut the ribbon of the little free library at Jefferson Elementary School on Friday. (Darlene Cook)

Students come together to promote reading literacy

Free library constructed near Jefferson Elementary

Pictured left to right, Ginny Wagner, Xxzavyon (XJ) Square, Ewan Mordecai-Smith, Elise Sirguy, Mahayla Amendolare and Mallory Hartman cut the ribbon of the little free library at Jefferson Elementary School on Friday. (Darlene Cook)

A GROWING CONCERN: Get twice the bang from your early blooms

IF WE TRULY are the spot to go for fabulous flowers, prolific perennials and beautiful bi-annuals, let us not waste any time learning how to… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Breakfast meetings with networking and educational programs are held Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 DelGuzzi Drive… Continue reading

Groups back natural gas initiative

Signature-gathering efforts end July 5

Todd Ortloff Show guests this week

Here is this week’s schedule for the 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Todd Ortloff Show on KONP 1450 AM, 101.7 FM in… Continue reading

Clallam County Sheriff Brian King, right, carries a ceremonial torch with Special Olympian William Sirguy, center, accompanied by his mother, Katie Sirguy, during Friday’s Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run along the Waterfront Trail in Port Angeles. The event, designed to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement, brought together law enforcement officers from Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties for a march across the North Olympic Peninsula. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Torch run

Clallam County Sheriff Brian King, right, carries a ceremonial torch with Special Olympian William Sirguy, center, accompanied by his mother, Katie Sirguy, during Friday’s Special… Continue reading

Clallam County Sheriff Brian King, right, carries a ceremonial torch with Special Olympian William Sirguy, center, accompanied by his mother, Katie Sirguy, during Friday’s Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run along the Waterfront Trail in Port Angeles. The event, designed to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement, brought together law enforcement officers from Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties for a march across the North Olympic Peninsula. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
An Orca spy hops for a better look at its surroundings during an encounter on Wednesday in the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Sequim. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Spy hopping

An orca spy hops for a better look at its surroundings during an encounter on Wednesday in the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Sequim.… Continue reading

An Orca spy hops for a better look at its surroundings during an encounter on Wednesday in the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Sequim. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Children can receive free lunches on weekdays throughout the summer at multiple locations across Sequim and Port Angeles. Carrie Blake Community Park in Sequim is one of 14 locations between the two cities offering meals through late August. (Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula)

Free summer meal program for children to begin in Sequim, Port Angeles

Free meals for children 18 and younger will be available Monday though Friday this summer at seven locations in Port Angeles and seven in Sequim.… Continue reading

Children can receive free lunches on weekdays throughout the summer at multiple locations across Sequim and Port Angeles. Carrie Blake Community Park in Sequim is one of 14 locations between the two cities offering meals through late August. (Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula)

Garden tour, opera highlight Peninsula events

A garden tour, an opera and an outdoor concert highlight this weekend’s events on the North Olympic Peninsula. • The 2024 Petals and Pathways Home Garden… Continue reading