Jefferson County

Unity PT services announced

Unity in PT will host a New Year’s Eve peace meditation ritual at 4 p.m. Saturday. The annual service is in the… Continue reading

Deadline for business support program Saturday

Small businesses, startups and nonprofits encouraged to apply

Keith Harper.
Keith Harper.

Story slam scheduled for Wednesday

The Church of BuVu and Winter Texts will host PT Story Slam from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The free open… Continue reading

Natalie Calcote of Port Townsend exercises her dog, Davy Jones, by jumping over concrete barriers used to close off Washington Street, the main road through the Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina, which remained closed on Wednesday after severe flooding by the high tide and tidal surge on Tuesday. The drains were full and it was unknown what the effect of the anticipated 9.5-foot high tide at 9:44 a.m. today would be on road conditions. The road may be re-opened this afternoon during the falling tide. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Washington Street closed

Natalie Calcote of Port Townsend exercises her dog, Davy Jones, by jumping over concrete barriers used to close off Washington Street, the main road through… Continue reading

Natalie Calcote of Port Townsend exercises her dog, Davy Jones, by jumping over concrete barriers used to close off Washington Street, the main road through the Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina, which remained closed on Wednesday after severe flooding by the high tide and tidal surge on Tuesday. The drains were full and it was unknown what the effect of the anticipated 9.5-foot high tide at 9:44 a.m. today would be on road conditions. The road may be re-opened this afternoon during the falling tide. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Water Street at Gaines to close for repairs to sewer, road surface

Broken main is fixed, but road repairs could take a week or two

Bar stool bingo slated for Wednesdays

There is Bar Stool Bingo from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Wednesday in January. The fundraiser is at the Hilltop Tavern,… Continue reading

Following strong winds, typical weather to return

Light rain expected after week of variable weather

Visitors wander through the Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s new exhibit on kelp forests in downtown Port Townsend. (Port Townsend Marine Science Center)
Visitors wander through the Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s new exhibit on kelp forests in downtown Port Townsend. (Port Townsend Marine Science Center)

Jefferson County gets millions in funding

$1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill sets aside money for regional projects

Man sentenced to 7 years for distributing drugs

Smith, 50, had prior arrests in Port Angeles in 2014 and 2021

A group of Admiralty Audubon members look out over the Strait of Juan de Fuca to count birds for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula Christmas Bird Count nearing completion

Volunteers still needed for Friday’s Port Angeles outing

A group of Admiralty Audubon members look out over the Strait of Juan de Fuca to count birds for the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Thea Bey of Port Angeles watches as her dog, Thuja, tries to retrieve a stick from incoming waves on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles and her other dogs, Williwaw, center, and Lollie look on during Saturday’s king tide on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The astronomical high tide in Port Angeles on Saturday was 8.98 feet, prompting coastal flood advisories for most shorelines in Northwest Washington. The highest king tide on the North Olympic Peninsula was a predicted 10.9 feet Friday and Saturday at La Push. Port Townsend’s highest tide was on Christmas Day with an estimated 9.9 feet. High tides at Dungeness were 8.8 feet throughout the holiday weekend and including today. King tides will be seen again on the Peninsula beginning Jan. 21. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

King tide

Thea Bey of Port Angeles watches as her dog, Thuja, tries to retrieve a stick from incoming waves on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles and… Continue reading

Thea Bey of Port Angeles watches as her dog, Thuja, tries to retrieve a stick from incoming waves on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles and her other dogs, Williwaw, center, and Lollie look on during Saturday’s king tide on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The astronomical high tide in Port Angeles on Saturday was 8.98 feet, prompting coastal flood advisories for most shorelines in Northwest Washington. The highest king tide on the North Olympic Peninsula was a predicted 10.9 feet Friday and Saturday at La Push. Port Townsend’s highest tide was on Christmas Day with an estimated 9.9 feet. High tides at Dungeness were 8.8 feet throughout the holiday weekend and including today. King tides will be seen again on the Peninsula beginning Jan. 21. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Barb Maynes, a member of First United Methodist Church in Port Angeles, breaks up ice on the sidewalk on the Laurel Street side of the church on Saturday. Warming temperatures and rain were helping to melt nearly a foot of snow that had fallen earlier in the week, but remaining accumulated ice required physical attention in many locations. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula escapes worst of winter storm

Heavy rain, high wind forecast for this week

Barb Maynes, a member of First United Methodist Church in Port Angeles, breaks up ice on the sidewalk on the Laurel Street side of the church on Saturday. Warming temperatures and rain were helping to melt nearly a foot of snow that had fallen earlier in the week, but remaining accumulated ice required physical attention in many locations. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Meets at noon on Wednesdays at Asian Buffet, 1940 E. First St. #160 (Port Angeles Plaza) in Port Angeles.… Continue reading

Flu kills 2 more on North Olympic Peninsula

Health officer: Strain seen in emergency rooms

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

After days of frozen streets and sidewalks the downtown Port Townsend business district is covered with slush and puddles after an overnight rain on Thursday and Friday morning. The temperature climbed to 37 degrees at mid-day Friday.
Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

After days of frozen streets and sidewalks the downtown Port Townsend business district is covered with slush and puddles after an overnight rain on Thursday and Friday morning. The temperature climbed to 37 degrees at mid-day Friday.

PDN available online only on Monday

The U.S. Postal Service is taking Monday as its Christmas Day holiday so the Peninsula Daily News will not be printed on paper or delivered… Continue reading