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Peninsula awaits news on how to order federal masks

Health officer: N95, KN95 masks recommended

 

Peninsula COVID-19 cases grow by 407 over weekend

North Olympic Peninsula’s health officer reported a total of 407 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Clallam and Jefferson counties over the holiday weekend and said… Continue reading

 

With exposures or positive tests, nearly 100 hospital workers kept home

A total of 98 hospital employees have been precluded from work at North Olympic Peninsula facilities, health officials said. Seventy-five employees at Olympic Medical Center… Continue reading

 

Four more deaths reported on Olympic Peninsula

COVID-19 claimed four more lives in Clallam County on Wednesday, while the state case reporting system lagged behind, reportedly overwhelmed by climbing numbers of cases.… Continue reading

Healthcare systems creaking under COVID-19 caseload

Skyrocketing numbers of COVID-19 cases on the North Olympic Peninsula are straining healthcare systems, according to the region’s public heath officer. Dr. Allison Berry, health… Continue reading

Health workers concerned about strain from oncoming COVID-19 surge of infections

Case rates up in both Clallam, Jefferson counties

COVID death reported in Clallam County

Another death from COVID-19 confirmed on Wednesday brings Clallam County’s total deaths since the pandemic began to 81. Dr. Allison Berry, health officer for Clallam… Continue reading

COVID-19 cases rise; lack of in-person meetings questioned

As confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket on the North Olympic Peninsula, a Joyce couple questioned the need to continue conducting public meetings remotely during… Continue reading

Clallam County’s COVID-19 case rate jumps, likely due to omicron variant

Health officer cites holiday gatherings, winter sports

Child hospitalizations on Peninsula low, says health officer

Clallam reports 87 new cases confirmed in one day

Hospitals report employees out because of COVID-19; OMC lists 127 not working

Olympic Medical Center lists 127 not working

Omicron variant likely cause of most new cases on Olympic Peninsula

Omicron is on the North Olympic Peninsula and is likely responsible for most of the new cases, according to the health officer for Clallam and… Continue reading

COVID-19 spike attributed to holidays, events

COVID-19 cases climbed on the North Olympic Peninsula last week and over the weekend, with the largest increase in Clallam County. That increase included 297… Continue reading

Two more COVID-19 deaths reported on peninsula

Two more deaths have been ascribed to COVID-19 as cases rise in Clallam County. The county has lost two more residents to the virus, one… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer stands with workers from the state Department of Transportation who assess the damage of a landslide at Highway 112 near milepost 32. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)

Highway 112 needs months for repair

The state Department of Transportation hopes to reopen Highway 112 early next year following a landslide that has cut off travel to the West End.… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer stands with workers from the state Department of Transportation who assess the damage of a landslide at Highway 112 near milepost 32. (Ken Park/Peninsula Daily News)
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Olympic National Park chief to leave for Alaska

Olympic National Park’s superintendent is leaving for Alaska in January after serving as chief of the nearly 1 million-acre park for nine years. Superintendent Sarah… Continue reading

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Clallam PUD residential rates to rise

Clallam County Public Utility District customers will see an increase in residential base rates and usage rates for their utilities in February. Commissioners on Nov.… Continue reading

Clallam County provides rescue funding

Clallam County Commissioners have dispersed more American Recovery Plan Act funds over the last two weeks to Peninsula Behavioral Health and Peninsula Housing Authority. Clallam… Continue reading

County commissioners consider nuisance law

Clallam County commissioners are considering a nuisance ordinance to address situations in which the activities of one person or business adversely impact their neighbors. While… Continue reading

Rian Anderson, Port Angeles district manager for Black Ball Ferry Line, stands on the forward deck of the MV Coho, which will resume daily journeys across the Strait of Juan de Fuca today, 20 months after it was docked by international border restrictions due to COVID-19. The Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce plans a small send-off when it leaves for its first run at 8:20 a.m. and a large welcome of Canadians, who have sold out the ferry, at noon at the ferry terminal. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Coho ferry back in service this week

Passengers disembarking from the MV Coho on Monday, Nov. 8, received quite the welcome from a small but boisterous crowd that welcomed folks into to… Continue reading

Rian Anderson, Port Angeles district manager for Black Ball Ferry Line, stands on the forward deck of the MV Coho, which will resume daily journeys across the Strait of Juan de Fuca today, 20 months after it was docked by international border restrictions due to COVID-19. The Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce plans a small send-off when it leaves for its first run at 8:20 a.m. and a large welcome of Canadians, who have sold out the ferry, at noon at the ferry terminal. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)