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Power restored to Forks, West End after widespread outage - Peninsula Daily News
FORKS — Electrical power was restored to nearly 5,300 customers at 9:50 p.m. Friday after a tree fell into a 115-kilovolt line near Sappho, cutting power to the West End for nearly seven hours. Power was off in the west ends of Clallam and Jefferson ...
More asbestos than expected raises cost of Port Angeles landfill stabilization by $1 million - Peninsula Daily News
PORT ANGELES — The city of Port Angeles will ante up an additional $1 million to dispose of asbestos it didn’t expect to find as it stabilized its closed landfill. The change order in the amount of $1,034,524 will bring the project’s cost to at least ...
Friends try to help young man after Port Angeles fire leaves him homeless - Peninsula Daily News
PORT ANGELES — A young man who was about to move into his own place for the first time this week will instead be homeless beginning Sunday, said his friends, who have been trying to help him find a new home and replace some of his belongings. Brandon ...
1st UPDATE — Searchers respond to report of stunt plane down in Hood Canal - Peninsula Daily News
SHINE — Rescue personnel are responding to multiple reports of a small plane crashing into the waters of Hood Canal between Seabeck in Kitsap County and Dabob Bay in Jefferson County. The reports came from Seabeck, a small Hood Canal shoreline town of ...
U.S. 101 nearly cleared of truck that crashed sideways - Peninsula Daily News
BRINNON — A tractor-trailer that apparently went out of control and landed sideways across U.S. Highway 101 before daybreak has been cleared from one lane. A Washington State Patrol spokesperson said the rig is being lifted out by a crane this afternoon ...
Dog adoption prompts $80,000 annuities donation to Olympic Peninsula Humane Society building fund - Peninsula Daily News
PORT ANGELES — The adoption of a now-cherished dog has led to a large gift for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. The humane society received a gift of annuities totaling about $80,000 from an anonymous couple in Sequim to help fund the construction ...
Sequim chamber to hear history of Black Ball Ferry Line - Peninsula Daily News
SEQUIM — The history and current status of Black Ball Ferry Line, operator of the MV Coho on the Port Angeles-Victoria route, will be discussed at Tuesday’s meeting of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce. January’s second of the chamber ...
Body of hiker missing since December found in Olympic National Park - Peninsula Daily News
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Searchers aided by specially trained dogs have found the body of a Port Angeles man missing in the Elwha Valley since Christmas Eve. Aided by several dog teams, the searchers located and recovered the body of James Thomas Griffin ...
Jefferson County, Port Angeles residents take home top honors at symphony’s annual Young Artist Competition - Peninsula Daily News
PORT ANGELES — Sixteen-year-old Madelyn Kowalski of Marrowstone Island traveled to Port Angeles to fill a church with the sound of her cello. Then, the final performer in the field of 13 players, Madelyn won the first prize of $750 in the Port Angeles ...
Close encounter: Seal draws attention on Port Angeles' Hollywood Beach - Peninsula Daily News
Port Angeles resident Mark Swanson took this photo Sunday morning at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles as his dog Marston meets what is thought by Feiro Marine Life Center facilities manager Bob Campbell to be a juvenile or female elephant seal. Campbell ...
New director takes on Port Angeles’ Forest Storytelling Festival - Peninsula Daily News
PORT ANGELES — Chris Wright, an emergency room nurse at Olympic Medical Center and a longtime member of the Story People of Clallam County, has been named director of Port Angeles’ Forest Storytelling Festival, the largest event of its kind in Oregon ...
New Port Townsend planning director to start March 1 - Peninsula Daily News
PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend city officials have chosen an Ellensburg city employee as the next planning director, selecting him over five other finalists. Lance Bailey, 53, is scheduled to begin work March 1. One of his first tasks will be to work on ...
EYE ON CLALLAM: Bids to open for courthouse fix-up - Peninsula Daily News
The three Clallam County commissioners will open bids for courthouse renovation when they meet Tuesday. The meeting will be at 10 a.m. at the courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Commissioners also will seek new bids for an Elwha Interpretive ...
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Bill from state Rep. Van De Wege takes aim at 'ticket bots' - Peninsula Daily News
OLYMPIA — It's fans versus “ticket bots” in a bout before the Legislature. State Rep. Kevin Van De Wege is the lead sponsor of a bill to outlaw computer software that beats humans trying to buy seats online for concerts and sporting events.
Jefferson County commissioners anticipate large, active turnout for pot business moratorium hearing today - Peninsula Daily News
PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County commissioners expect to get an earful on two alternatives for an extension of a moratorium on recreational marijuana businesses during a public hearing today. “I expect that we will get a lot of comments that will go ...