Jason Minnoch, left, and Jim deBord move a set of musical chimes as Al Oman and Jo Johnston look on during preparations on Wednesday for Sunday’s playground opening of the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. The playground, rebuilt by volunteers in May after much of it was destroyed by arson in December, will host an official reopening and dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula News)

Reopening ceremony Sunday

Jason Minnoch, left, and Jim deBord move a set of musical chimes as Al Oman and Jo Johnston look on… Continue reading

Members of the Makah Tribe bring a gray whale to shore on May 18, 1999. A federal ruling Thursday will allow the tribe to take 25 whales in a 10-year period. (Peninsula News file)

Makah Tribe granted waiver to hunt gray whales

Ruling to allow tribe 25 in 10-year period

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Best of the Peninsula.

Nomination round open for Best of Peninsula contest

Nominations are being accepted for the Best of Clallam and Jefferson counties. And we are introducing Best of the West… Continue reading

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More muscle than wind in Phase 2 of Race to Alaska

Winds die down, force sailors to alternate with human power

Port Townsend, YMCA sued over 2022 pool ban

Confrontation with transgender employee at center of lawsuit

Team Roscoe Pickle Train of Port Townsend, which includes Chris Iruz, Enzo Dougherty, Odin Smith and Pearl Smith, were first out of the Victoria Inner Harbour at the start of the Race to Alaska on Tuesday. The cannon fired at noon and 38 racers headed to Ketchikan, a 750-mile contest that started in Port Townsend on Sunday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula News)

Racers restart in Victoria on their way to Alaska

One rescued by Coast Guard; two others try wheeling over land

Photo courtesy of Jamie T.

Homeowners share their home equity stories

When you own a property, your home equity is the difference between the current market value of your home and… Continue reading

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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

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Politics

Clallam PUD candidates cite costs as top priority

Three hopefuls line up for six-year board position

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...

Life
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

Unitarian speaker scheduled

Vivian Mulligan will present “Unitarian Universalists — Who Are We?” at 11 a.m. Sunday. Mulligan will be… Continue reading

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PAT NEAL: Baiting the tourists

FROM THE ACIDIFIED ocean to the melting glaciers, the Olympic Peninsula has seen an unprecedented invasion of tourists searching for Continue reading...