Jesse Major

Legislature gives schools more money but also more earmarks

Public school officials from across the North Olympic Peninsula aired their concerns about school funding during a closed-door meeting with state lawmakers in Sequim last… Continue reading

County commissioners wants input on fireworks from tribes, public

The Clallam County Board of Commissioners is considering banning consumer fireworks countywide but first wants input from local tribes and the public. Commissioner Mark Ozias… Continue reading

Fourth arrest reported in alleged Peninsula drug ring

Federal and local law enforcement have arrested four people, breaking up what officials are calling one of the primary illicit drug suppliers of heroin and… Continue reading

Packed lineup set for disabled veterans fundraiser

A fundraiser benefiting the local Disabled American Veterans chapter set for June 3 is to be packed with hours of music and dancing. It’s the… Continue reading

Police probe threats sent to health care facilities in Port Angeles, Sequim

Police are investigating anonymous threats sent to individuals at health care facilities in Sequim and Port Angeles. Threatening letters were sent to four facilities, two… Continue reading

UPDATE: Officials say hiker who had gone missing likely died from 300-foot fall

Jeremiah Adams likely died from a 300-foot fall into a ravine, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said on May 13, a day after hikers found… Continue reading

Clallam official: Get ahead of Ecology on ‘Hirst Fix’

The so-called “Hirst Fix” passed by the state Legislature earlier this year largely doesn’t effect Clallam County water basins yet, the county’s hydrogeologist told the… Continue reading

Lawsuit holds up bed and breakfast regs in Clallam

A lawsuit against Clallam County and its elected community development director is stalling progress on addressing bed and breakfast regulations in the county. Mary Ellen… Continue reading

Comment period extended for tribe’s oyster farm plans in Dungeness refuge

The Clallam County Hearing Examiner has extended the comment period for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s plans to re-establish an oyster farm within the Dungeness National… Continue reading

Clallam County tries different approach to code enforcement

Clallam County officials are trying a new strategy for dealing with chronic code enforcement cases and are now asking Clallam County Superior Court for permission… Continue reading

Sequim man awarded Carnegie Medal for role in saving woman on Hood Canal Bridge

A Sequim man who risked his life preventing a woman from jumping off the Hood Canal Bridge last year has recently earned a Carnegie Medal… Continue reading

Roundabout considered for busy intersection

Clallam County officials are considering fast-tracking the installation of a traffic circle at the intersection of Sequim-Dungeness Way and Woodcock Road, citing concerns from local… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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