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Hiker missing in national forest

Authorities were searching Tuesday for 24-year-old hiker who went missing in the Buckhorn Wilderness south of Sequim. Jeremiah Adams, a sailor stationed on the Bremerton-based… Continue reading

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office released this forensic composite sketch of one of two male subjects suspected in the April 15 assault of a 34-year-old Port Angeles woman while jogging the Olympic Discovery Trail in Port Angeles. (Clallam County Sheriff’s Office)

Composite sketch released of man in April 15 trail assault

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office has released a sketch of one of two men who allegedly attacked a woman who was jogging with her dog… Continue reading

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office released this forensic composite sketch of one of two male subjects suspected in the April 15 assault of a 34-year-old Port Angeles woman while jogging the Olympic Discovery Trail in Port Angeles. (Clallam County Sheriff’s Office)

Olympic Discovery Trail jogger fights off assailants, deputies say

A woman was attacked while jogging with her dog on the Olympic Discovery Trail just east of Port Angeles on April 15, the Clallam County… Continue reading

Joyce man apologizes as family, friends tell of man killed in wreck

Vance Mitchell Mattix apologized for taking Andrew Courney’s life before he was sentenced Feb. 28 to 8½ years in prison for vehicular homicide. Mattix, 50,… Continue reading

Clallam County administrator Jim Jones sets retirement date

Jim Jones is stepping down as Clallam County administrator. Jones, who was hired as the county’s top executive in May 2006, announced last week that… Continue reading

Guilty plea entered in vehicular homicide near Sequim

Vance Mitchell Mattix pleaded guilty Wednesday, Jan. 31, to vehicular homicide while under the influence of alcohol in the October death of a Sequim man.… Continue reading

Clallam County to join opioid lawsuit

Clallam County has decided to join the local governments that are suing manufacturers and wholesalers of opioid-based prescription drugs. Commissioners voted 3-0 on Jan. 30… Continue reading

Clallam PUD commissioners approve budget, rate increase

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners have approved a 2018 budget that includes a 4.8 percent average increase in retail electric utility rates. District commissioners… Continue reading

Peninsula residents told how to shelter at home after big quake

An overflow crowd of nearly 400 packed the Port Angeles library last week to gather tips on how to shelter at home after a major… Continue reading

Sequim woman hits unmarked State Patrol car in wreck

A 34-year-old Sequim woman was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol Friday, Feb. 2, after the car she was driving collided… Continue reading

Insanity defense offered in case of bludgeoning death

Benjamin George Bonner has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity for the beating death of 71-year-old Sequim resident Cynthia Little. Bonner, 18, will be… Continue reading

Cooke Aquaculture says DNR had no reason to terminate lease in Port Angeles Harbor

Cooke Aquaculture Pacific has fired back at the state and its lands commissioner over a recent decision to terminate its lease for an Atlantic salmon… Continue reading

Officials: Peninsula flu season to be ‘moderately severe’

Flu season has arrived on the North Olympic Peninsula with spikes in confirmed cases and hospitalizations but no laboratory-confirmed influenza deaths, health officials said. Public… Continue reading

Sequim woman dies in Jefferson County collision

A 59-year-old Sequim woman was killed late Friday morning, Jan. 5, near Discovery Bay when her car collided with a semitruck that dragged her Honda… Continue reading

Bonner arraignment postponed until Jan. 12 for mental health evaluation

An arraignment for Benjamin George Bonner was continued Friday to Jan. 12 for a pending mental health evaluation. Bonner, 18, of Bainbridge Island is charged… Continue reading

City of Pot Angeles awards $50,000 for BMX track improvements

The city of Port Angeles has awarded $50,000 to the Lincoln Park BMX Association for improvements to the city-owned Lincoln Park BMX Track. The City… Continue reading

Murder suspect to undergo another mental health evaluation

Benjamin George Bonner will have another mental health evaluation before entering a plea in his pending murder case. Bonner, 18, is charged in the May… Continue reading

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                                Clallam Transit’s Strait Shot bus approaches Port Angeles on U.S. Highway 101 on a recent run from the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal.

Clallam Transit plans bus service expansion for holidays

Clallam Transit’s Strait Shot bus to Bainbridge Island had record-high ridership over Thanksgiving weekend, prompting the agency to expand the direct service on four upcoming… Continue reading

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                                Clallam Transit’s Strait Shot bus approaches Port Angeles on U.S. Highway 101 on a recent run from the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal.

Sequim man’s molestation trial date moved

A Sequim man charged with molesting and sending sexually explicit messages to a 14-year-old girl has a new trial date. Michael Douglas Millsap’s felony trial… Continue reading

Remembering Our Fallen: Tribute Towers in Port Angeles show faces of sacrifice

Every face tells a story. Nearly 5,000 stories were being told last weekend in a traveling photographic war memorial on display at the Captain Joseph… Continue reading