Pierre LaBossiere

Thanksgiving precautions paid off, say Olympic Peninsula health officers

Keep it up, the North Olympic Peninsula’s health officers said last week. Clallam County residents did a good job of limiting travel and out-of-county visitors… Continue reading

Clallam revenues better than anticipated, but hiring freeze continues

With Clallam County revenues improving since a huge dip last summer, commissioners discussed lifting the county’s hiring freeze, directing staff on Dec. 14 to come… Continue reading

Port Angeles Marathon Association
The Port Angeles Marathon Association partnered with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe to create the 2021 medals for the Run the Peninsula series.

Registration open for 2021 Run the Peninsula races

Includes the North Olympic Discovery Marathon

Port Angeles Marathon Association
The Port Angeles Marathon Association partnered with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe to create the 2021 medals for the Run the Peninsula series.

Pfizer vaccine expected to arrive in state Monday

North Olympic Peninsula health officials expect the first batch of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses to arrive early this week after it was approved by… Continue reading

COVID-19 vaccinations by spring for most people

The North Olympic Peninsula had six more COVID-19 positives Sunday, with three in Clallam County and three in Jefferson County. Clallam got a welcome slow… Continue reading

Mother and daughter Janet and Jessica Ouellet compete in the Run the Peninsula's virtual 10K Railroad Run together in Seabeck. Photo courtesy of Run the Peninsula

Run the Peninsula series concludes unusual year

It was an unusual year for the Run the Peninsula series, with four of the series’ five races having to switch to virtual events due… Continue reading

Mother and daughter Janet and Jessica Ouellet compete in the Run the Peninsula's virtual 10K Railroad Run together in Seabeck. Photo courtesy of Run the Peninsula

Man in Carlsborg collision earlier this month dies

A driver who was in a three-car wreck on U.S. Highway 101 in Carlsborg earlier this month has died, the State Patrol reported. Justin J.… Continue reading

North Olympic Peninsula health officers to provide update Monday

The North Olympic Peninsula got a short reprieve with a relatively quiet day for COVID-19 cases with three new positives reported Sunday. That is the… Continue reading

Peninsula COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise as Clallam adds 58 since Nov. 19

Clallam and Jefferson counties added 13 COVID-19 cases combined as the North Olympic Peninsula continued its a recent outbreak. Clallam added 10 cases Sunday, giving… Continue reading

Peninsula's Davien Harris-Williams prepares to pass as Bellevue's Tijohn Rodde defends the lane in a February NWAC match-up. Peninsula College student-athletes gained an eligibility waiver for this season because of the effects of the COIVD-19 pandemic on NWAC sports seasons. File photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

College athletics: NWAC gives student-athletes eligibility waivers

The Northwest Athletic Conference Executive Board voted to not charge NWAC student-athletes a year of eligibility for the 2020-21 academic year because of the turmoil… Continue reading

Peninsula's Davien Harris-Williams prepares to pass as Bellevue's Tijohn Rodde defends the lane in a February NWAC match-up. Peninsula College student-athletes gained an eligibility waiver for this season because of the effects of the COIVD-19 pandemic on NWAC sports seasons. File photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Driver leaves scene after collision with pole knocks out power

An alleged hit-and-run collision with a utility pole knocked out power to a neighborhood west of Sequim for about six hours into Monday morning. A… Continue reading

Peninsula counties record 13 more COVID-19 cases

A surge in new COVID-19 cases statewide also is trending on the North Olympic Peninsula as 13 more positives were reported in Clallam and Jefferson… Continue reading

The Frosty Moss Relay is being held Feb. 27 from the Sol Duc River to Blyn.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Registration open for Frosty Moss Relay

Registration is open for teams running in the Frosty Moss Relay on Feb. 27. Because of an Oct. 6 decision by Gov. Jay Inslee, adventure… Continue reading

The Frosty Moss Relay is being held Feb. 27 from the Sol Duc River to Blyn.

Jefferson sees new COVID-19 cases with positives out of county as state, national numbers rise

Jefferson County recorded three to four new COVID-19 positives this weekend as tests of county residents performed outside of the county came back positive, health… Continue reading

Health officer to address ‘third wave’ of COVID-19

There were no new COVID-19 cases reported Sunday on the North Olympic Peninsula, but Jefferson County Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke said he will discuss… Continue reading

Lincoln Park track back racing

Prep sports may not be returning to the North Olympic Peninsula for another couple of months, but in the meantime kids in the area have… Continue reading

Counties add COVID-19 cases but remain in low-risk category

Clallam County added three new COVID-19 cases late Saturday, while Jefferson County had one new case reported for the weekend. Clallam County has had 277… Continue reading

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Guidelines set for return of prep sports

Low COVID-19 infection rates are key for allowing fans into local prep sports contests

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Inslee order allows live running, cycling competitions again

In response to Gov. Jay Inslee announcing an update to the state’s COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor sports, Run the Peninsula and Peninsula Adventure Sports announced… Continue reading

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State health officials may discuss reopening phases

State officials plan to discuss the idea of reactivating phased reopenings, which have been on pause since mid-July due to an eruption of COVID-19 cases.… Continue reading