Jefferson County

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Blankets of snow, measuring as much as three feet deep in parts of Port Angeles with greater amounts in surrounding areas, covers south Lincoln Street in this file photo taken in the wake of a snowstorm that blasted the North Olympic Peninsula on Dec. 28-29, 1996.

White Christmas week: Snowstorm of 1996 remembered 20 years later

Twenty years later, the snowstorm of 1996 brings back memories of a one-two punch that brought several feet of snow to Seattle… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Blankets of snow, measuring as much as three feet deep in parts of Port Angeles with greater amounts in surrounding areas, covers south Lincoln Street in this file photo taken in the wake of a snowstorm that blasted the North Olympic Peninsula on Dec. 28-29, 1996.
Carla Parke and Jon Bernhoft

Friends of Sequim pilot, fiancee mourn

Sequim Sunrise Rotary members, friends and family are searching for answers as they mourn the loss of longtime Sequim pharmacist and pilot Jon… Continue reading

Carla Parke and Jon Bernhoft

A GROWING CONCERN: Pruning is the name of the game

I WISH YOU all the best and may your lawns be deep green, your yards be mole-, horsetail- and weed-free and all your flowers bloom… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Waiting for the varied thrush once again

THIS FIRST COLUMN for 2017 was retrieved from past columns. This will be the 50th year of the column’s existence and looking back over five… Continue reading

Christmas tree recycling offered on North Olympic Peninsula

Once the decorations are taken down, Christmas trees can be recycled for compost at several North Olympic Peninsula locations. Bundled trees that are cut into… Continue reading

Contributions to Peninsula Home Fund always welcome

a safety net for local residents when they suddenly face an emergency situation and can’t find help elsewhere — continues… Continue reading

Dungeness crabbers on strike from California to Canada

Some consumers may have to settle for not-as-fresh Dungeness crab and others could wait a little… Continue reading

Electronic attack squadron returns to Whidbey Island

The Zappers of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 have returned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island after completing a… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Luncheon meetings are Wednesdays at noon at Blakeslee’s Bar &Grill, 1222 S. Forks Ave. This Wednesday’s agenda was not… Continue reading

Gingerbread houses on display in Port Townsend

Gingerbread houses on display in Port Townsend

The last of 10 entries into the Port Townsend annual Gingerbread House Contest are now on display, with judging for the best… Continue reading

Gingerbread houses on display in Port Townsend

Governor grants reprieve in child killer’s death sentence

Gov. Jay Inslee has granted a reprieve to a man who was sentenced to death for the rape and murder… Continue reading

HELP LINE: The best resolution is to simply try

CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME to 2017. Flying in the face of what many of us thought were impossible odds, we’ve actually made it to New Year’s… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Hospice of Clallam County needs drivers … and other items

NEWS BRIEFS: Hospice of Clallam County needs drivers … and other items

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County is seeking people to drive vans to deliver equipment. For 38 years, Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Hospice of Clallam County needs drivers … and other items

Pay to rise for millions as 19 states increase minimum wage

Washington state’s minimum wage will increase to $11 an hour today, the first of a multistep increase approved by voters… Continue reading

Peninsula Home Fund recipient gives back after aid

Peninsula Home Fund recipient gives back after aid

Doug Platten crosses himself, in-the-name-of-the-father-son-holy spirit way. But for this lapsed Catholic, it’s a gesture not so much of religiosity as of… Continue reading

Peninsula Home Fund recipient gives back after aid
Red-naped Sapsucker — Sally Harris

Rare red-naped sapsucker photographed near Sequim

Sally Harris had her camera focused on a Stellar’s Jay when she saw a flash of red out of the corner of her… Continue reading

Red-naped Sapsucker — Sally Harris
Spokane families plan memorial for victims of 1958 bomber collision

Spokane families plan memorial for victims of 1958 bomber collision

Greg Staples remembers hearing a big “thump” as he was sitting down to dinner on a late summer… Continue reading

Spokane families plan memorial for victims of 1958 bomber collision
States face off over future of Obama global warming plan

States face off over future of Obama global warming plan

Two weeks after officials in two dozen states asked Republican President-elect Donald Trump… Continue reading

States face off over future of Obama global warming plan

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County commissoners to urge replacement option for Elwha River bridge

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider a letter to the state Department of Transportation advocating a replacement option for the Elwha River bridge on… Continue reading

Federal investigators headed to Dabob Bay crash site

A team from the National Transportation Safety Board was headed this afternoon to the Dabob Bay-area site of a plane crash where… Continue reading