Jefferson County

Big Lift Shipping’s MV Happy Star made port in Port Angeles Harbor last week. It is a heavy-lift vessel flying the Netherlands’ flag and is equipped with two 900 metric ton heavy-lift mast cranes geared for handling heavy cargoes, according to the company’s website. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

ON THE WATERFRONT: Heavy-lift ship stands out in Port Angeles Harbor

The bright-yellow vessel came from Vancouver, B.C., after delivering a grain silo.

Big Lift Shipping’s MV Happy Star made port in Port Angeles Harbor last week. It is a heavy-lift vessel flying the Netherlands’ flag and is equipped with two 900 metric ton heavy-lift mast cranes geared for handling heavy cargoes, according to the company’s website. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

A GROWING CONCERN: Some crucial issues to consider for right plant, right spot

Mature plant size is a major consideration when picking a plant, particularly since our weather is ideal for growing.

Allen, Perez tell students about acting’s highs and lows

Allen, Perez tell students about acting’s highs and lows

Both discussed the ups and downs of their acting careers, which are drastically different.

Allen, Perez tell students about acting’s highs and lows

BIRD WATCH: Look to the skies along Hood Canal for great birding

Because this body of water is popular with migrating birds, it is also one of those spots where the unexpected can be expected.

Blyn naturalist publishes guide to Northwest

Blyn naturalist publishes guide to Northwest

The author, Robert Steelquist, 65, has lived in Blyn for 35 years and has extensive knowledge of the local wilderness.

Blyn naturalist publishes guide to Northwest

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Here are the various business meetings this week across the North Olympic Peninsula.

Federal Way man jailed after wreck near La Push

Jeffrey Scott Alma, 30, was booked on investigation of felony hit-and-run with injury, driving under the influence, violation of a protection order and fourth-degree assault.

HELP LINE: A simple way to start saving for retirement

A government website helps people begin a retirement savings account and determine their contributions.

HORSEPLAY: Local girls place at state fair; dealing with a case of colic

HORSEPLAY: Local girls place at state fair; dealing with a case of colic

Three Clallam County girls earned ribbons and placings at the Washington State Fair. Karen’s horse Indy develops, and is treated for, colic.

HORSEPLAY: Local girls place at state fair; dealing with a case of colic

Jefferson County commissioner, PUD candidates discuss growth, housing

The same candidates have been invited to a candidates night in Brinnon on Monday.

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose

Those who survived were still trying to process what happened as their community became the latest entry on a list of places known by the rest of world for mass shootings.

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose
Squall keeps boat towing firm busy in Port Townsend

Squall keeps boat towing firm busy in Port Townsend

It was a busy day for Vessel Assist and East Jefferson Fire-Rescue.

Squall keeps boat towing firm busy in Port Townsend
Volunteers clear tons of trash from Coastal, Strait beaches

Volunteers clear tons of trash from Coastal, Strait beaches

The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is a global cleanup effort organized by the Ocean Conservancy each third Saturday of September.

Volunteers clear tons of trash from Coastal, Strait beaches
Wreck slows Port Townsend traffic; no one hurt

Wreck slows Port Townsend traffic; no one hurt

The fire department did not identify the drivers, citing privacy laws.

Wreck slows Port Townsend traffic; no one hurt
Voyeurism charges urged after Facebook posting

Voyeurism charges urged after Facebook posting

The juvenile, who was not in custody Thursday, is not named because of the person’s age, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Voyeurism charges urged after Facebook posting

Lodging tax receipts up on Peninsula, especially in Port Angeles

The city has seen a 24 percent increase in lodging taxes collected from January through August compared to 2015, recording $320,520 in revenue.

Jefferson County approves $650,000 internal loan for Undie Road work

The 0.8-mile stretch of roadway was damaged during the winter and fall due to high water levels in the Bogachiel River.

State: Peninsula jobless rates decreased slightly in August

Clallam County unemployment came down to 7.6 percent, while Jefferson County’s jobless rate dipped to 7.2 percent, officials said.