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New rafts donated to Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife were used to great effect this summer, fishing advocates say, providing the means to effectively patrol smaller rivers. On a day when a number of citations for violations were written, WDFW officer Patrick Murray holds up a wild chinook an angler had kept after cutting off the adipose fin. (Photo courtesy of WDFW)

Fishing groups’ donation supports wildlife law enforcement teams

Regional wildlife law enforcement have more tools to patrol the Olympic Peninsula’s rivers and coastlines thanks to a collaboration of Washington state fishing advocates. The… Continue reading

New rafts donated to Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife were used to great effect this summer, fishing advocates say, providing the means to effectively patrol smaller rivers. On a day when a number of citations for violations were written, WDFW officer Patrick Murray holds up a wild chinook an angler had kept after cutting off the adipose fin. (Photo courtesy of WDFW)
Finn O'Donnell, center, has finished his quarantine period after testing positive for COVID-19 on Christmas Eve. His stepfather Rico Quirindongo, left, and his mother Kate Dean, both of whom have received vaccines and booster shots, have tested negative numerous times since exposure. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

COVID in the house for the holidays

Dean: Unexpected guest proves advice works

Finn O'Donnell, center, has finished his quarantine period after testing positive for COVID-19 on Christmas Eve. His stepfather Rico Quirindongo, left, and his mother Kate Dean, both of whom have received vaccines and booster shots, have tested negative numerous times since exposure. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Coffee With Colleen, hosted by Colleen McAleer, on Wednesdays at 8 a.m. The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89474510306?pwd=VlIr RHh5RG1nYVh3V3J… Continue reading

Ashley Kehl of Port Townsend did some fire dancing during the First Night festivities Friday at downtown's Pope Marine Park. He's part of an ensemble that includes Alex Eisenberg of Port Townsend and Cristy Christensen of Bellingham. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

First night fire dancer

Alex Eisenberg of Port Townsend did some fire dancing during the First Night festivities Friday at downtown’s Pope Marine Park. He’s part of an ensemble… Continue reading

Ashley Kehl of Port Townsend did some fire dancing during the First Night festivities Friday at downtown's Pope Marine Park. He's part of an ensemble that includes Alex Eisenberg of Port Townsend and Cristy Christensen of Bellingham. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
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How to donate to Home Fund or apply for help

Every gift to the Peninsula Home Fund makes a difference, regardless of its size. From children’s pennies to checks for thousands of dollars, the generosity… Continue reading

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Theresa Britschg of Seattle and and Chuck Sparks of Marrowstone Island walk back to the Nordland General Store after jumping into the chilly waters of Mystery Bay off the dock outside the store on Saturday. Behind them, Anna Watt of Marrowstone Island is captured in mid-jump. Other polar bear plunges on New Year’s Day on the North Olympic Peninsula were in Port Angeles and at Lake Pleasant.

Nordland polar bear plunge draws crowd

Theresa Britschg of Seattle and Chuck Sparks of Marrowstone Island walk back to the Nordland General Store after jumping into the chilly waters of Mystery… Continue reading

Will O’Donnell 

Theresa Britschg of Seattle and and Chuck Sparks of Marrowstone Island walk back to the Nordland General Store after jumping into the chilly waters of Mystery Bay off the dock outside the store on Saturday. Behind them, Anna Watt of Marrowstone Island is captured in mid-jump. Other polar bear plunges on New Year’s Day on the North Olympic Peninsula were in Port Angeles and at Lake Pleasant.
Michelle Sandoval is starting a new chapter after serving on the Port Townsend City Council for five consecutive terms. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Outgoing mayor reflects on two decades of service

Tells of long love affair with Port Townsend

Michelle Sandoval is starting a new chapter after serving on the Port Townsend City Council for five consecutive terms. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
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Peninsula Home Fund offers ‘hand up not hand out’

Community generosity keeps help available for when funds run short

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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

Washington reports record number of new COVID cases in one day

The state Department of Health has reported its highest number of new coronavirus cases in one… Continue reading

Keeth Apgar of Harmonica Pocket will appear during the First Night festivities in downtown Port Townsend Friday afternoon. His musical set is one of his few live shows in 2021. (Harmonica Pocket)

Peninsula musician looks ahead to 2022

Moving through ‘uncomfortable, unstable time’

Keeth Apgar of Harmonica Pocket will appear during the First Night festivities in downtown Port Townsend Friday afternoon. His musical set is one of his few live shows in 2021. (Harmonica Pocket)

Peninsula parties, plunges set to celebrate new year

Two dance parties, an online concert and three polar bear plunges are among the ways to ring in 2022 across the North Olympic Peninsula. Starting… Continue reading

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department employee Lukas Cox uses a snowblower to clear a sidewalk at The Gateway at Front and Lincoln streets on Thursday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Ready for warmer weather

Forecast calls for melt of snow, ice this weekend

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department employee Lukas Cox uses a snowblower to clear a sidewalk at The Gateway at Front and Lincoln streets on Thursday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Fireworks regulations on Peninsula

Hours and areas in Jefferson and Clallam counties