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Ryan Schroeder of Port Angeles makes adjustments to a beaded hanging ceiling decoration as his son, Noah, 3, looks on before the hanging was hoisted into place during Thursday’s preparation for the 30th annual Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. The three-day festival kicks off today at Vern Burton and Port Angeles City Hall, and it spreads out to additional venues on Saturday and Sunday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Preparing for the festival

Ryan Schroeder of Port Angeles makes adjustments to a beaded hanging ceiling decoration as his son, Noah, 3, looks on before the hanging was hoisted… Continue reading

 

Mandy Miller hands first-grader Mason Ng a bean in teacher Jennifer Soule’s class at Franklin Elementary School. Cora Lehmann, right, peels a bean apart to find and identify the different parts of the seed as part of a lesson in the Creative Start program administered by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center in three district schools that combine lessons in art and science. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)

Creative Start combines elements of art, science

Grant-funded program taught in three Port Angeles School District schools

 

Alahan Sivam, left, and Kandice Ringer, both of Eugene, Ore., take cellphone photos of Sol Duc Falls in the Sol Duc River Valley of Olympic National Park on Monday. The pair visited the popular attraction while on a weeklong exploration of the park. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Capturing the falls

Alahan Sivam, left, and Kandice Ringer, both of Eugene, Ore., take cellphone photos of Sol Duc Falls in the Sol Duc River Valley of Olympic… Continue reading

 

Sequim's Kendall Hastings plays against an Olympic opponent on April 21 in Sequim. Hastings won three matches at the West Central 2/3 2A tournament this weekend and finished second in the district, moving on to the state tennis championships this weekend at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

DISTRICT TENNIS PLAYOFFS: Sequim’s Hastings second; moves on to state tournament

Sequim’s Kendall Hastings finished second at the West Central District 2/3 tournament held this weekend at the Kitsap Tennis Center. Hastings beat K.… Continue reading

Sequim's Kendall Hastings plays against an Olympic opponent on April 21 in Sequim. Hastings won three matches at the West Central 2/3 2A tournament this weekend and finished second in the district, moving on to the state tennis championships this weekend at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Dan Wilder Jr. pulls the winning duck from a Wilder truck at the 34th annual Great Olympic Duck Derby on Sunday. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Dan Wilder Jr. pulls the winning duck from a Wilder truck at the 34th annual Great Olympic Duck Derby on Sunday. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Left, Emily Post of Sequim hits a tee shot at the district golf tournament held at Cedars at Dungeness on Tuesday. Right, Sara German of Sequim hits a fairway shot at the district golf tournament. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

PREP GOLF: Wolves trio qualifies for state tournament

Disappointment for area girls golfers and excitement for the Sequim boys team in its last-ditch attempt to qualify for the Class 2A state… Continue reading

Left, Emily Post of Sequim hits a tee shot at the district golf tournament held at Cedars at Dungeness on Tuesday. Right, Sara German of Sequim hits a fairway shot at the district golf tournament. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Ollie Thibault of Shawnigan Lake, B.C., competes in the NW Cup mountain biking downhill race at Dry Hill on Sunday. More than 500 racers took up the challenge on the Dry Hill courses this weekend. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

MOUNTAIN BIKING: NW Cup brings huge crowds to Olympic Peninsula

More than 500 mountain bike daredevils from all over the U.S. and Canadian Pacific Northwest descended, literally, upon Port Angeles this weekend… Continue reading

Ollie Thibault of Shawnigan Lake, B.C., competes in the NW Cup mountain biking downhill race at Dry Hill on Sunday. More than 500 racers took up the challenge on the Dry Hill courses this weekend. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty, from left, Princess Paige “Skylar” Krzyworz, Prince Fred Cameron, Princess Anne Marie Barni and Queen Pepper Reymond preside over the festival from their float in Saturday’s Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty, from left, Princess Paige “Skylar” Krzyworz, Prince Fred Cameron, Princess Anne Marie Barni and Queen Pepper Reymond preside over the festival from their float in Saturday’s Grand Parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Photos by KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Port Angeles’ Colton Romero, center, reaches the plate thanks to a sacrifice bunt by teammate Jordan Shumway, right, as Franklin Pierce catcher Trey Smith looks on helplessly in the second inning of Wednesday’s playoff game at Port Angeles Civic Field.

PREP BASEBALL: Riders crush Franklin Pierce and live to play another day

With their backs against the wall in a loser-out district playoff game, the Port Angeles baseball team flashed some serious leather, got… Continue reading

Photos by KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS
Port Angeles’ Colton Romero, center, reaches the plate thanks to a sacrifice bunt by teammate Jordan Shumway, right, as Franklin Pierce catcher Trey Smith looks on helplessly in the second inning of Wednesday’s playoff game at Port Angeles Civic Field.
Olympic National Park Superintendent Sula Jacobs speaks on Wednesday about the status of the day lodge at Hurricane Ridge and public access to the area in the aftermath of a fire on Sunday that destroyed the popular tourist destination. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Olympic National Park Superintendent Sula Jacobs speaks on Wednesday about the status of the day lodge at Hurricane Ridge and public access to the area in the aftermath of a fire on Sunday that destroyed the popular tourist destination. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Sailboats bob along in light winds as they approach Marrowstone Point on the second leg, Sunday, of the annual Race to the Straits regatta from Shilshole to Port Townsend put on by the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club in Ballard. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Regatta racers spotted

Sailboats bob along in light winds as they approach Marrowstone Point on the second leg, Sunday, of the annual Race to the Straits regatta from… Continue reading

Sailboats bob along in light winds as they approach Marrowstone Point on the second leg, Sunday, of the annual Race to the Straits regatta from Shilshole to Port Townsend put on by the Sloop Tavern Yacht Club in Ballard. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
These members of the White Crane Martial Arts school in Port Angeles won medals at the Northwest Regional Hanmadang Championships in Eugene, Ore., this past weekend. Top center is school Grandmaster Robert Nicholls; left is Zach Irving, right is Connie Irving and bottom center is Annabelle Norcross from White Crane affiliate school Cross Martial Arts in Poulsbo. (Courtesy photo)

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: White Crane members win medals in Oregon

The Port Angeles team from White Crane Martial Arts attended the two-day Northwest Regional Hanmadang Championships in Eugene, Ore., over this past… Continue reading

These members of the White Crane Martial Arts school in Port Angeles won medals at the Northwest Regional Hanmadang Championships in Eugene, Ore., this past weekend. Top center is school Grandmaster Robert Nicholls; left is Zach Irving, right is Connie Irving and bottom center is Annabelle Norcross from White Crane affiliate school Cross Martial Arts in Poulsbo. (Courtesy photo)
Lesley Welch of Sequim takes a photo of her daughter, Avani Welch, 1, on a Moana-themed mini float during Saturday’s Irrigation Festival Kids Parade at the Haller Athletic Fields in Sequim. The float was awarded grand prize by the judges, taking top honors in the parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Kids parade

Lesley Welch of Sequim takes a photo of her daughter, Avani Welch, 1, on a Moana-themed mini float during Saturday’s Irrigation Festival Kids Parade at… Continue reading

Lesley Welch of Sequim takes a photo of her daughter, Avani Welch, 1, on a Moana-themed mini float during Saturday’s Irrigation Festival Kids Parade at the Haller Athletic Fields in Sequim. The float was awarded grand prize by the judges, taking top honors in the parade. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department workers prepare floating dock sections for installation after they were barged across Port Angeles Harbor from storage to Port Angeles City Pier on Thursday. The docks, used for transient moorage, have not been deployed since 2021, when a primary float was damaged by a storm. Floats are scheduled to be in place this weekend, although the gangways from the upper pier deck will not be lowered into position until next week. The utility vessel Cheyenne Arrow assisted with bringing the sections across the harbor. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Floating docks

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department workers prepare floating dock sections for installation after they were barged across Port Angeles Harbor from storage to Port… Continue reading

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department workers prepare floating dock sections for installation after they were barged across Port Angeles Harbor from storage to Port Angeles City Pier on Thursday. The docks, used for transient moorage, have not been deployed since 2021, when a primary float was damaged by a storm. Floats are scheduled to be in place this weekend, although the gangways from the upper pier deck will not be lowered into position until next week. The utility vessel Cheyenne Arrow assisted with bringing the sections across the harbor. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Sequim’s Zeke Schmadeke successfully steals second before the ball gets to Rivals’ second baseman Rylan Dunn during a game played in Chimacum on Tuesday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Sequim’s Zeke Schmadeke successfully steals second before the ball gets to Rivals’ second baseman Rylan Dunn during a game played in Chimacum on Tuesday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles' Alex Angevine bats against Kingston on Monday. In the same at-bat, he hit a deep RBI triple. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

PREP BASEBALL: Roughriders hang on tight for win over Kingston

Port Angeles awaits postseason seeding, could earn share of 2A league title

Port Angeles' Alex Angevine bats against Kingston on Monday. In the same at-bat, he hit a deep RBI triple. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)
Kylie Jenkins of Mesa, Ariz., along with her children, Embree Jenkins, 11, left, and Tenney Jenkins, 2, feed a carrot to Poncho, an Olympic National Park trail mule, during Junior Ranger Day at the Olympic National Park visitor center on Saturday in Port Angeles. The event, part of the nationwide National Park Week, was designed to expose youth and adults to the outdoors experience and learn about what the national park system has to offer. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Junior Ranger Day

Kylie Jenkins of Mesa, Ariz., along with her children, Embree Jenkins, 11, left, and Tenney Jenkins, 2, feed a carrot to Poncho, an Olympic National… Continue reading

Kylie Jenkins of Mesa, Ariz., along with her children, Embree Jenkins, 11, left, and Tenney Jenkins, 2, feed a carrot to Poncho, an Olympic National Park trail mule, during Junior Ranger Day at the Olympic National Park visitor center on Saturday in Port Angeles. The event, part of the nationwide National Park Week, was designed to expose youth and adults to the outdoors experience and learn about what the national park system has to offer. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Molly Yanoff Odell, 12, and Darby Berg, 12, both from Port Townsend, model 1890 swimwear costumes during a Victorian Era fashion show at the Legion Hall on Saturday. The girls took part in the Port Townsend Victorian Heritage Festival, which was at various venues over the weekend. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Victorian Festival

Molly Yanoff Odell, 12, and Darby Berg, 12, both from Port Townsend, model 1890 swimwear costumes during a Victorian Era fashion show at the Legion… Continue reading

Molly Yanoff Odell, 12, and Darby Berg, 12, both from Port Townsend, model 1890 swimwear costumes during a Victorian Era fashion show at the Legion Hall on Saturday. The girls took part in the Port Townsend Victorian Heritage Festival, which was at various venues over the weekend. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Ghostlight Productions has bought the McCrorie building next to the Lincoln Theatre to become Ghostlight Headquarters to support its theater productions and for classes and workshops. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Ghostlight Productions has bought the McCrorie building next to the Lincoln Theatre to become Ghostlight Headquarters to support its theater productions and for classes and workshops. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Left, Piper Williams of Port Angeles takes her tee shot on the 16th hole of Peninsula Golf Course in Port Angeles during Tuesday's Duke Streeter Memorial Invitational. Right, Ava Johnson of Sequim putts on the 14th green during Tuesday's Duke Streeter Memorial Invitational Tournament at Peninsula Golf Course in Port Angeles. (KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS)
Left, Piper Williams of Port Angeles takes her tee shot on the 16th hole of Peninsula Golf Course in Port Angeles during Tuesday's Duke Streeter Memorial Invitational. Right, Ava Johnson of Sequim putts on the 14th green during Tuesday's Duke Streeter Memorial Invitational Tournament at Peninsula Golf Course in Port Angeles. (KEITH THORPE/PENINSULA DAILY NEWS)