Elora Wilson, 10, and her mother, Eria Wilson of Sequim, create solstice crowns to wear on their heads at a craft table in Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center during Saturday’s Summertide Solstice Art Festival. The event featured music entertainment, poetry reading, crafts, food and games as a celebration of the upcoming beginning of summer and the longest day of the year. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula News)

Summertide festival

Elora Wilson, 10, and her mother, Eria Wilson of Sequim, create solstice crowns to wear on their heads at a… Continue reading

Mystery Bay closed to shellfish harvesting

The state Department of Health has closed Mystery Bay for recreational harvesting of all shellfish species. The… Continue reading

Victoria-based Team Malolo was poised to win the 2024 Race to Alaska on Monday. At midday, the team was 20 miles out from the finish line in Ketchikan, Alaska, while the second-place team was still about 70 miles behind. (Taylor Bayly/Northwest Maritime)

Team Malolo poised to win Race to Alaska

Trimaran had 70-mile lead over competitors

Peninsula College trustees approve budget, bargaining agreement

Full-time enrollment up 30 percent this spring over last year

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Jefferson County adopts summer fire regulations

New rules automatically raise fire danger July through September

Port Angeles High School graduates, from left, Uri Crawford, Samantha Combs and Jordan McTear, decorate a vehicle in preparation for Friday’s graduation parade from Ediz Hook to the high school. Dozens of adorned cars and trucks carried grads through the streets of Port Angeles as a lead-up to the graduation ceremony that evening at Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula News)

Congrats, grads!

Port Angeles High School graduates, from left, Uri Crawford, Samantha Combs and Jordan McTear, decorate a vehicle in preparation for… Continue reading

Dash Air to leave Port Angeles

‘Nothing to do’ with viability of air service, owner says

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Three-year-old Archie Hanson takes a spin on a merry-go-round pushed by his mother, Justine Hanson of Port Angeles, with sister Arlene Hanson 7 months, during Sunday's grand reopening of the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. The playground was rebuilt earlier this month by volunteers after an arson fire destroyed much of the playground equipment in December. Although there are still details to attend to and minor adjustments to be made, the facility will be open daily from dawn until dusk.

Grand reopening at Dream Playground

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Port of Port Angeles commissioners Colleen McAleer, left, and Connie Beauvais, third from right, put shovels in the dirt at a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday for the port’s Marine Trade Center on the former Peninsula Plywood site on Marine Drive. Development of the 18-acre site will include installing utilities, paving and grading. Work is anticipated to be completed before the end of the year. The $10 million project was funded with a $7.3 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and $3.87 million from the port. From left to right, McAleer; Port Angeles City Manager Nathan West (partially hidden); Clallam County Commissioner Randy Johnson; Clallam County Commissioner Mike French; Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Chairwoman Frances Charles; Beauvais; Michael Snodgrass, Olympic Peninsula Outreach Director for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell; and Haley Schanne, Director of Outreach for 6th Congressional District U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula News)

Breaking ground

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Spectators watch as a parade of boats passes by at the start of the Pride event at Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend on Saturday.

Proud parade in Port Townsend

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The 2024 Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby Winner(s) plural were John and Sarah Aten of Port Angeles. Their new 2024 Toyota Corolla from Wilder Auto in Ruby Red is a “nice treat” said John Aten. But his wife Sarah will drive it mostly as they have other autos in the family. Every year the family buys the big package for $350 which includes one entry in the VID race and 60 other duck entries in the main race of pluck a duck from a truck. Note that “their” VID duck is labeled JETS. The four letters stand for the four members of their family - John, Elora (a teen), Tim (also a teen) and Sarah. It's their family code, they often use. Sarah said this is all “so cool”. dlogan

Pluck a Duck winners

John and Sarah Aten of Port Angeles won the 2024 Toyota Corolla donated by Wilder Auto in the 35th Great Continue reading...

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Crime

Forks man arrested on investigation of drug possession

A Forks man was arrested on investigation of drug possession after he was pulled over on his motorcycle Continue reading...

Business

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 Continue reading...

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EYE ON BUSINESS: This week's meetings

Breakfast meetings with networking and educational programs are held Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Continue reading...

Life

A GROWING CONCERN: Cutting the American lawn down to size

IT’S TIME TO free ourselves from the grueling and extremely harmful task of upkeep necessary to perpetuate the “American lawn.”… Continue reading

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The Rev. Glenn Jones

Unity in Olympics program scheduled

The Rev. Glenn Jones will present “Celebrating the Papa Principle” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Jones will be… Continue reading

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