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Sunday, July 5, 2015 -- 12:00 am
EYE ON CLALLAM: County commissioners to be briefed on longtime litigation from environmental group
Peninsula Daily News - The Clallam County commissioners will be updated on longstanding litigation involving the environmental group Protect the Peninsula's Future when they meet in closed-door executive session Tuesday before their regular meeting at 10 a.m.The approximately 15-minute executive session will begin at 9 a.m. at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, before the regular meeting in the commissioners' board room (160). Read more...
Sunday, July 5, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Port Angeles School District awarded AmeriCorps grant
Peninsula Daily News - Peninsula Daily NewsPORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles School District has been awarded $219,200 for the first year in a three-year grant cycle to help fund 16 AmeriCorps members during the 2015-16 school year. The district now is seeking a program coordinator and tutors.Fifteen AmeriCorps members will serve in its schools — two each at the five elementary schools, two each at Port Angeles High School and Stevens Middle School and one at Lincoln High School. Read more...
Sunday, July 5, 2015 -- 12:00 am
BASEBALL: Wilder opens Firecracker with a pair of different wins — one in extra innings, the other a 16-5 blowout
Peninsula Daily News - PORT ANGELES — Offensive production for Wilder Baseball has been feast or famine through the first two games of the 17th annual Dick Brown Memorial Firecracker Classic.Wilder opened the tournament with a 2-1 win in eight innings against Lakeside Recovery on Thursday and then battered an overmatched KWRL Centerfield 16-5 at Civic Field on Friday. Read more...
Sunday, July 5, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Measles exposure at unnamed community clinic, not OMC
Peninsula Daily News - PORT ANGELES — A Clallam County woman who died of measles this spring was exposed to the highly contagious virus at a community clinic in January, state Department of Health spokesman Donn Moyer said Friday.Moyer said the Peninsula Daily News erroneously reported in a front-page article Friday that the woman, who was not identified, was exposed to measles at Olympic Medical Center.'It was not at the hospital,' he said. Read more...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Author sets third novel on North Olympic Peninsula
Peninsula Daily News - Full story available at Peninsula Daily News Read more...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Port Townsend grad receives Ronald Reagan scholarship
Peninsula Daily News - SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and General Electric announced that Rose Ridder, a graduate of Port Townsend High School, was one of 20 students nationwide who were awarded the GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship.Out of 13,000 applications, only 20 were selected to receive $10,000 a year, for up to four years, to be applied to student tuition, room and board while the recipient is pursuing a bachelor's degree at an accredited U.S. college or university. Read more...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
EYE ON BUSINESS: This week's meetings
Peninsula Daily News - ■   Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce — Twice-monthly luncheon meetings are held on the first and third Mondays at noon in the second-floor meeting room of the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.Monday's speaker will be Ken O'Hollaren, executive director of the Port of Port Angeles.Tickets for the luncheon are $15 and can be purchased from the meeting room cashier. For those not having lunch, there is a $3 participation fee that includes a beverage. Read more...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Has Navy gone too far in expansion plans across western Washington, including attempts to restrict development on Hood Canal?
Peninsula Daily News - INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS AT at two newspapers, The Seattle Times and the Tacoma News Tribune, have been studying the Navy's activities beyond its controversial attempt to expand expansion of electronic-warfare range activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.Both newspapers came up with some lengthy, eye-opening reports recently, accompanied by informational graphics:Navy stealthily targets Hood Canal development (Seattle Times, June 28):By Will DraboldSeattle Times staff reporter Read more...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
EYE ON JEFFERSON: Commissioners to administer OlyCAP grant
Peninsula Daily News - The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider on the consent agenda administering a $100,808 Community Development Block Grant for the Olympic Community Action Programs when they meet Monday.The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in commissioners' chamber in the Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., Port Townsend.Commissioners will conduct an executive session regarding attorney client privilege and exemptions to the state open public meetings act at 11 a.m. Read more...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Clallam commissioners to consider appeals for funds to fight homelessness
Peninsula Daily News - PORT ANGELES — Clallam County commissioners will consider 17 proposals to fight homelessness when they gather for their weekly work session Monday morning.Their challenge: Ten agencies have put forth $641,396 worth of programs vying for the $300,000 commissioners specially allocated in April when Serenity House revealed its financial plight.Serenity House, the county's largest agency for combating homelessness, leads the list with three proposed projects that total nearly $263,000. Read more...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Port Townsend police officer carries woman from smoke-filled home when garage catches fire
Peninsula Daily News - PORT TOWNSEND — A Port Townsend police officer carried a woman from her smoke-filled home as her garage burned.She and her husband, who were not identified, were safe but homeless at least briefly after the 5:24 p.m. Thursday blaze, said Patricia Willestoft, acting spokeswoman for East Jefferson Fire-Rescue.A neighbor saw smoke and flames coming from a garage in the 700 block of 41st Street and called 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers, who alerted the fire department. Read more...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
What's happening on the North Olympic Peninsula? See today's PDN front page
Peninsula Daily News - ANOTHER NEWSY DAY on the North Olympic Peninsula!Our website, www.peninsuladailynews.com, has the highlights, but the print edition of the Peninsula Daily News has 40 percent more stories and photos.And the print edition is easier to navigate. (Not as hip as an iPhone 6, but it's always faster to read in print, and studies show you absorb more.)There are two editions — one tailored to Port Townsend/Jefferson County readers, the other for Clallam County readers. Read more...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Marine algae responsible for domoic acid washes into Strait of Juan de Fuca, but biotoxin absent
Peninsula Daily News - SEQUIM — Although a marine algae that can produce a potential lethal biotoxin has inundated bays off the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the toxin has not been found in shellfish samples on the beaches of the Strait or the North Olympic Peninsula's Pacific coast.The toxin — a new danger for the Peninsula — is domoic acid.If present in high enough concentrations in shellfish and eaten, it can cause amnesic shellfish poisoning. Read more...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Smoky Paradise Fire continues to char Pelton Peak slope in Olympic National Park
Peninsula Daily News - OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — The Paradise Fire continued growing slowly Saturday on the slope of Pelton Peak as fire crews held it north of the Queets River.Hot, dry weather — with humidity measured at 31 percent — had helped feed the fire as it consumed an estimated 1,240 acres as of late Friday. Besides flames on the mountain, it smoldered in duff on the rain forest floor along Paradise Creek.Higher temperatures and continued low humidity that are forecast for today fanned concern that it could accelerate. Read more...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
‘Adaptation' actor Chris Cooper and wife to be added special guests at Port Townsend Film Festival
Peninsula Daily News - PORT TOWNSEND — Chris Cooper, who won the best supporting actor Oscar in 2002 for his role in 'Adaptation,' will appear as an extra special guest at the Port Townsend Film Festival in September. Cooper and his wife, actress Marianne Leone Cooper, will join award-winning actor Beau Bridges as special guests. Bridges was named as this season's special guest in June.The festival will be Sept. 25-27, when more than 80 films will be showed in eight theaters in Port Townsend over the three days. Read more...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Serenity House finds shelter of its own in line of credit
Peninsula Daily News - PORT ANGELES — Like one of its clients, Serenity House has found shelter — from its creditors.An equity loan from Sound Bank will allow the agency that fights homelessness to meet unpaid bills of $455,000, according to Kim Leach, Serenity House executive director.The loan was processed Monday, she said, and money to creditors had begun to flow on Wednesday.On Monday, the agency also received $30,000 from the Medina Foundation of Seattle to fund its HUB and DreamU financial and employment programs. Read more...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
BASEBALL: Crosscutters drop first three games of Duster Bowl
Peninsula Daily News - KENNEWICK — The Olympic Crosscutters lost control and lost their third straight game at the 34th annual Duster Bowl baseball tournament.The Pasco Sun Devils turned four walks and a passed ball into two runs to beat the Crosscutters 5-3 on Saturday.After spotting Pasco three runs in the first inning, Olympic responded with three runs of their own over the next two innings to tie the game 3-3.Logan Shaw scored the Cutters' first run on an error in the second inning. Read more...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Poets to share, explore haiku at reading in Port Townsend this week
Peninsula Daily News - PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Reading Series will present an evening devoted to haiku poetry this Thursday at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St. Christopher Herold, Margaret McGee, Norman Schaefer, Carmi Soifer and Karma Tenzing Wangchuk — local writers who use the haiku form to explore personal landscapes — will partake in the reading at 7 p.m.The suggested donation is $3 to $5 with proceeds to support the nonprofit Northwind center. The writers are a diverse bunch. Read more...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
Auditions set for children's theater production Monday and Tuesday
Peninsula Daily News - SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts will hold auditions for 'Alice in Zombieland,' its first children's theater production, at 4 p.m. this Monday and Tuesday at its playhouse, 414 N. Sequim Ave. 'Alice' directors Danny Willis and Bonne Smith are looking for boys and girls age 8 to 18 for both the cast and the backstage crew. Rehearsals will start Friday, July 10, for the show, which will take the OTA stage Aug. 7-9. Read more...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 -- 11:00 pm
July 11 designated as day to rid your no-good home electronics with fundraiser near Sequim
Peninsula Daily News - SEQUIM — Household electronics can be recycled at a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 11.The fundraiser by the Bluebills in cooperation with ECycleNW will be at the Sequim Valley Church of the Nazarene, 481 Carlsborg Road, Carlsborg.All household items powered by an electric cord or battery are recyclable.Bluebills will pick up large or heavy items such as televisions, refrigerators and other appliances at homes for a $10 donation per item. Read more...



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