Jefferson County

Remains found in Olympic National Park identified as missing hiker

Human remains discovered in a remote area of Olympic National Park over the weekend have been confirmed to be those of… Continue reading


North Olympic Peninsula homeless mostly home-grown, according to official

Contrary to popular myth, social service agencies in other cities are not busing homeless people to the North Olympic Peninsula, a Peninsula… Continue reading


Port of Port Townsend aims to develop joint request to help orcas

The three Port of Port Townsend commissioners, concerned about the number of chinook salmon available for the declining southern resident orca population,… Continue reading


Gift saves Jefferson Community School’s building

Because of an anonymous gift, the Jefferson Community School’s building is no longer for sale. The private school will continue to operate… Continue reading

DUI patrols to increase leading up to Labor Day weekend

Law enforcement agencies across the Olympic Peninsula will increase DUI patrols Friday through Sept. 3 in anticipation of Labor Day weekend. According to a press… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: A fresh look, in full color

IT HAPPENS WHEN least expected. A single still image beams me back to a place, a feeling. We look at scores of pictures in the… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: School vaccinations offered now … and other items

Clallam County Health & Human Resources is offering youth vaccinations before the school year at its Port Angeles and Forks offices. Immunizations are held throughout… Continue reading

Northwind to host Clark, Rubin on Thursday

The Northwind Reading Series will feature Kevin Clark and Stan Sanvel Rubin at 7 p.m. Thursday. The suggested donation will be $5… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The orca task force not to the rescue

THE VISCERAL SPECTACLE of the mother orca carrying her dead baby for 17 days and the emaciated female orca that might or might not be… Continue reading

Smoke from wildfires elsewhere causes unhealthy air on Peninsula

Outdoor runners, take the morning off. Residents of Clallam and Jefferson counties were urged Tuesday to limit their time outdoors or stay inside… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Highway 101 lane closure is expected; flight operations scheduled

Drivers can expect delays on U.S. Highway 101 just south of the state Highway 20 junction near East Uncas Road this week.… Continue reading

Peninsula firefighters helping battle blazes in Eastern Washington

North Olympic Peninsula firefighters are jumping from one blaze to another. As soon as two, three-person teams from Clallam and Jefferson counties finished battling the… Continue reading

Remains thought to be hiker missing since 2017 in Olympic National Park

The remains of Jacob Gray might have been found, providing answers for family members for the first time since he disappeared… Continue reading

Quilcene man hospitalized following wreck near Port Townsend

A Quilcene man was hospitalized in Seattle on Monday after a collision between a motorcycle and a pickup truck at Eaglemount Road… Continue reading

Strait Shot service to Bainbridge ferry ridership up

More and more travelers are using the Strait Shot to get to Seattle, Clallam Transit officials said. Ridership on the daily bus… Continue reading

Trash compactors set up at 10 sites in Port Townsend

Trash disposal and recycling has just gone high tech with the installation of solar powered Big Belly units in high pedestrian traffic… Continue reading

John White of Freeland works to paint the “Big Guns” at Fort Casey. It was a good day to paint, with the sunshine and fresh air, he said. (Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group)

Fort Casey celebrates 50th anniversary of biggest draw

Celebration in recognition of ‘big guns’ arrival 50 years ago

John White of Freeland works to paint the “Big Guns” at Fort Casey. It was a good day to paint, with the sunshine and fresh air, he said. (Maria Matson/Whidbey News Group)

NEWS BRIEFS: Pavement preservation project begins today in Sequim; North Olympic Peninsula students make honor roll at Oregon State University

The city will begin to rehabilitate selected sections of city streets beginning today. Residents can expect delays, localized closures and detours from 7… Continue reading

Suicides spike on Peninsula; numbers up in Clallam, Jefferson

Suicides on the North Olympic Peninsula are outpacing last year, according to coroner statistics for Clallam and Jefferson counties. There were 19… Continue reading

Teams trying to save ailing orca practice feeding live fish

Teams taking drastic measures to save a young, ailing killer whale loaded up two boats with… Continue reading