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Peninsula College to host 59th commencement

Peninsula College will celebrate its 59th commencement with small n-person graduation ceremonies on Friday and Saturday. The college’s nursing students will kick… Continue reading

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Nathalie Ballou sends her son Pierre Ballou, 19, off to graduate from Port Townsend High School on Friday night. Ceremonies for Chimacum and Quilcene high school graduating seniors were on Saturday. To view ceremonies online, see https://highschool.ptschools.org/ for Port Townsend, https://www.csd49.org/CJSHS/home for Chimacum and https://fb.me/e/1oyAmiWdA for Quilcene.

PHOTO GALLERY: Jefferson County graduates take the stage

Port Townsend High School held its graduation Friday evening. Ceremonies for Chimacum and Quilcene high school graduating seniors were on Saturday. To view ceremonies online,… Continue reading

Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News 

Nathalie Ballou sends her son Pierre Ballou, 19, off to graduate from Port Townsend High School on Friday night. Ceremonies for Chimacum and Quilcene high school graduating seniors were on Saturday. To view ceremonies online, see https://highschool.ptschools.org/ for Port Townsend, https://www.csd49.org/CJSHS/home for Chimacum and https://fb.me/e/1oyAmiWdA for Quilcene.

EYE ON JEFFERSON: Board of Health to consider masking directive

The Jefferson County Board of Health will discuss revisions to the county’s masking directive when they meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. To view the meeting… Continue reading

Seattle-based flamenco artist Savannah Fuentes brings her art form back to Port Townsend this Sunday and Tuesday and to Sequim on Wednesday night. (Photo courtesy of Savannah Fuentes)
Seattle-based flamenco artist Savannah Fuentes brings her art form back to Port Townsend this Sunday and Tuesday and to Sequim on Wednesday night. (Photo courtesy of Savannah Fuentes)
Celebrating the reopening of the Quimper Grange this Saturday are, from left, George and Jo Yount, Susan Stone, Barbara Tusting, Kathy Ryan, Sheila Long, Mary Beth Haralovich, Doug Groenig and J.J. Johnson. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Grange hall hosts open house

Community can get together again with new ventilation system, remodeled space

Celebrating the reopening of the Quimper Grange this Saturday are, from left, George and Jo Yount, Susan Stone, Barbara Tusting, Kathy Ryan, Sheila Long, Mary Beth Haralovich, Doug Groenig and J.J. Johnson. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Local law enforcement sets impaired driving emphasis

Law enforcement in Clallam and Jefferson counties will engage in high visibility enforcement campaigns in late June to proactively curb impaired driving. In the past… Continue reading

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New loan consultant hired in Port Townsend

New American Funding-Port Townsend has hired Katherine O’Leary-Cole as a loan consultant. O’Leary-Cole will join Team… Continue reading

Katherine O'Leary-Cole

Parade planned today for high school graduates in Port Townsend

Port Townsend High School seniors and their families will parade through Port Townsend in their vehicles this afternoon before the graduation ceremony… Continue reading

Rev. Larry Schellink will present “Awakening, the Distanceless Journey” at Unity in the Olympics at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Unity speaker scheduled for Sunday service

The Rev. Larry Schellink will present “Lessons in Awakening, Part 2: True Freedom” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Schellink is the pastor at… Continue reading

Rev. Larry Schellink will present “Awakening, the Distanceless Journey” at Unity in the Olympics at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Team High Seas Drifters Scott Wood, left, Mark Boston, Shad Lemke and Jefferson Franklin finished first and rang the bell while hoisting the first place belt for the WA360 on Thursday. The team finished the 360-mile race at 12:59 p.m., after leaving Port Townsend at 6 a.m. Monday. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

WA360 teams come in

First arrivals ring the bell to cheers

Team High Seas Drifters Scott Wood, left, Mark Boston, Shad Lemke and Jefferson Franklin finished first and rang the bell while hoisting the first place belt for the WA360 on Thursday. The team finished the 360-mile race at 12:59 p.m., after leaving Port Townsend at 6 a.m. Monday. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)
Best of the Peninsula.

Best of the Peninsula 2021 nominations on now

It’s time again to vote for the Best of the Peninsula! In separate Clallam County and Jefferson County ballots, voters will be asked to first… Continue reading

Best of the Peninsula.

Free workshops scheduled at Fort Worden

AmeriCorps service members will present two free workshops on Saturday. The workshops, which are encore presentations from the park’s spring series, will… Continue reading

The Hood Canal Bridge was closed in both directions following an overnight or early morning collision that caused damage to the bridge. State Department of Transportation crews worked to fix the damage Wednesday afternoon. The State Patrol is investigating the incident as a hit-and-run. (Washington State Patrol)
The Hood Canal Bridge was closed in both directions following an overnight or early morning collision that caused damage to the bridge. State Department of Transportation crews worked to fix the damage Wednesday afternoon. The State Patrol is investigating the incident as a hit-and-run. (Washington State Patrol)
Chimacum School District has lined the fence outside of the school along Rhody Drive with banners honoring its 2021 graduating class. Public high schools across the North Olympic Peninsula are conducting their graduation ceremonies this weekend. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County high school graduations this weekend

Ceremonies to be less restrictive than ones for last year

Chimacum School District has lined the fence outside of the school along Rhody Drive with banners honoring its 2021 graduating class. Public high schools across the North Olympic Peninsula are conducting their graduation ceremonies this weekend. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula winery, cidery win state, Seattle wine awards

The 2021 Washington State Wine Awards / Seattle Wine Awards results have been announced, and two local producers won awards. Port Angeles-based vintner… Continue reading

Long-term care facility outbreak up to 15 cases

The long-term care facility outbreak in Clallam County has risen to 15 cases, with 11 residents and four staff testing positive for COVID-19 as of… Continue reading