Jesse Major

Lucas Dailey, warehouse worker at Leitz Farms in Port Angeles, loads hay into the back of his truck Monday. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Leitz Farms moving to location near Sequim

One of the largest family-owned farm stores on the North Olympic Peninsula is closing its doors in Port Angeles and moving close to Sequim after… Continue reading


Peninsula pot shop owners take wait-and-see stance after federal policy change

Retail marijuana shop owners from across the North Olympic Peninsula vowed to operate business as usual after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era… Continue reading


Some Clallam, Jefferson 9-1-1 calls going to wrong county

There’s a chance that 9-1-1 calls made from cellphones across the North Olympic Peninsula will be routed to the wrong dispatch center, in some cases… Continue reading


Naked man escapes patrol vehicle in Port Angeles

A naked man jumped from a deputy’s moving patrol car after freeing one of his hands from his handcuffs and breaking a window Saturday, Dec.… Continue reading

UPDATE: Man arrested after Christmas tree stolen in ransack of Sequim-area residence

Deputies didn’t call him a Grinch, but they say a man left a trail of ornaments after ransacking a Sequim-area home and stealing a Christmas… Continue reading

Port Angeles man jailed after hit-and-run wreck injures two on Highway 101 in Carlsborg

A 35-year-old Port Angeles man remained in the Clallam County jail Sunday, Dec. 3, after a hit-and-run wreck in Carlsborg over the weekend. Ian M.… Continue reading

Huge fee hike for park proposed; National Park Service seeks rise to $70 for one vehicle, one week

Could a single visit to the Elwha Valley, Hurricane Ridge or the Sol Duc Salmon Cascades cost $70? That’s what the National Park Service is… Continue reading

Masonic group honors Marvin G. Shields in ceremony

The National Sojourners Olympic Chapter 539 honored the late U.S. Navy Petty Officer Marvin G. Shields, the only Navy Seabee to receive the Medal of… Continue reading

Forks man jailed following theft from Sequim Walmart, pursuit

A Forks man who deputies say walked out of the Sequim Walmart with nearly $1,000 in merchandise, fled police and attempted to steal a vehicle,… Continue reading

Port Angeles woman charged with embezzling from Sequim VFW back in jail

A 30-year-old Port Angeles woman charged with embezzling nearly $10,000 from the Sequim Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760 is back in Clallam County jail,… Continue reading

Clallam County taking comment on Shoreline Master Program update

Clallam County is accepting comment on the first major overhaul to its Shoreline Master Program — a 258-page document guiding future development along waterways —… Continue reading

Port of Port Angeles dedicates John Wayne Marina room to late executive director

The Port of Port Angeles has dedicated a room at John Wayne Marina to the late Jerry Hendricks, a former port executive director who was… Continue reading

Jamestown Tribe targets 2020 for hotel tower; full resort plans taking shape in Blyn

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is moving forward with its long-proposed resort and anticipates having the first of three hotel towers finished before summer of 2020,… Continue reading

Lieutenant governor visits Clallam: More opportunities for students among topics discussed

Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib heard from business and community leaders last week of a need to create more opportunities for students in Clallam County. Habib… Continue reading

YMCA of Sequim reports explosive membership in first months

The YMCA of Sequim gained so many new members in its first months that officials are now considering an expansion. “We’re not actively planning to… Continue reading

Boat sinks at John Wayne Marina after pumps fail

A 46-foot wooden powerboat sank at John Wayne Marina last week. Harbormaster Ron Amundson said the first call came in at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday,… Continue reading

Port Angeles woman released from hospital after Highway 101 wreck

An 18-year-old Port Angeles woman was released from Olympic Medical Center early Sunday, July 23, after a three-vehicle wreck the previous day, according to a… Continue reading

Solmar customers asked to conserve water after well pump failure

Solmar Water System customers are being asked to conserve water after the pump on the water company’s main well failed. Kate O’Claire, the water system’s… Continue reading

Lone Clallam County code enforcement officer juggles cases

When a neighbor’s property is overflowing with garbage, has leaking sewage or is filled with junk cars, many call Clallam County code enforcement, expecting results.… Continue reading

Call for help yields water rescue training opportunity near Sequim

When a teen got stuck on one side of the Dungeness River in late June, Clallam County Fire District 3 firefighters decided to make a… Continue reading