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Areas of Olympic National Park closing Thursday

PORT ANGELES — Olympic National Park officials say they’ll close six areas of the park Thursday ahead of expected heavy rain and high winds.

Date: 11/11/2015 | Northwest

Man who killed woman with a car jack sentenced to 18 years

PORT ANGELES — A man who pleaded guilty to beating a woman to death with a car jack has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.The Peninsula Daily News reported that Ari Lee King was sentenced Monday for killing Diane Cunningham in September 2014.

Date: 11/03/2015 | Northwest

Grant County airport to get passenger service to Seattle

MOSES LAKE — People will be able to fly out of Grant County International Airport for the first time since 2010 through a new commercial air service.

Date: 10/23/2015 | Northwest

Diver dies after getting tangled up in kelp bed near Neah Bay

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office says a 23-year-old Tacoma man who was diving with friends in Neah Bay died after getting tangled up in a kelp bed.

Date: 10/12/2015 | Northwest

2 men accused of stealing gas from Clallam County sheriff’s office SUV

PORT ANGELES — Two Port Angeles men have been accused of stealing gas from a marked Clallam County Sheriff’s Office vehicle as it was parked in courthouse parking lot.

Date: 09/14/2015 | Northwest

Team rescues injured hiker on Olympic Peninsula

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said search teams rescued an injured hiker who fell about 100 feet over the weekend.

Date: 08/04/2015 | Northwest

Port Angeles voters to weigh in on fluoride in water

PORT ANGELES — Voters in Port Angeles likely will decide in November whether the city should stop adding fluoride to the city’s water system after doing so for nearly a decade.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Northwest

Official orca census: 81 whales, including 4 babies, in Washington waters

SEATTLE — The annual July tally of endangered orcas is complete, and researchers have counted 81 whales, including four babies born since last winter.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Northwest

Man works to rid Port Angeles of graffiti

PORT ANGELES — A “one-man graffiti removal task force” is making the city more attractive by deleting one tag at a time.Richard Schneider, 60, is retired and able to make his own schedule — which now includes a self-appointed vandalism patrol.

Date: 07/21/2015 | Northwest

Smoke from Canada wildfires streaming over Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Fire officials in Washington state say smoke from wildfires in Canada, not Washington, is casting a haze over the Port Angeles area.

Date: 07/05/2015 | Northwest

13-year-old Port Angeles boy drowns in Oregon

GRESHAM, Ore. — A sheriff’s spokesman said a 13-year-old Port Angeles boy pulled from the water at an Oregon park has died.KATU-TV reported that Multnomah County sheriff’s Lt. Stephen Alexander identified the boy who died Wednesday as Aaron Peters.

Date: 06/24/2015 | Northwest

Port Angeles school gives away car to encourage attendance

PORT ANGELES — Administrators in Port Angeles are trying a new strategy to keep teenagers in school, and students say it’s working.

Date: 06/06/2015 | Northwest

Mom of fallen soldier builds retreat for grieving families

PORT ANGELES — A heavy door creaks and Betsy Schultz steps into a century-old cottage littered with workbenches and plywood.She looks past the construction and sees a home where grieving families of fallen military service members will come to heal.

Date: 05/25/2015 | Northwest

Shell leaps hurdle for Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic drilling program has cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle to begin drilling for oil and gas off Alaska's northwestern coast this summer.The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Monday approved the multi-year exploration...

Date: 05/11/2015 | Business Wire

$1M for 2 new community health centers in Port Angeles, Okanogan

SEATTLE — The federal government has announced $1 million in grants to support two new community health centers in Washington state.The money will support Family Health Centers in Okanogan County and the North Olympic Healthcare Network in Port Angeles.

Date: 05/05/2015 | Northwest

Port Angeles man receives addition charges in insulin murder case

PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles man accused of trying to kill a relative with insulin is facing additional charges.

Date: 04/20/2015 | Northwest

Protesters greet Arctic drill rig’s arrival in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Protesters in kayaks greeted a rig that could be used for oil drilling in the Arctic as it arrived Friday in Washington state following a journey across the Pacific that included being boarded by Greenpeace activists.

Date: 04/17/2015 | Northwest

Coast Guard cutter Active returns to Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — The Coast Guard cutter Active has returned to Port Angeles after a 3-month deployment off the coast of Central America.The Peninsula Daily News reported the crew returned home to a hero’s welcome Sunday afternoon.

Date: 04/13/2015 | Northwest

Port Angeles man, 22, arrested following pursuit

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office says deputies have arrested a 22-year-old man following a police pursuit west of Port Angeles.

Date: 04/06/2015 | Northwest

Port Angeles meth dealer sentenced to 11 years in prison

TACOMA — A federal judge has sentenced the former owner of a Clallam County car dealership to 11 years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine.Timothy P. Smith was also ordered to spend five years on supervised release after he serves his prison sentence.

Date: 04/04/2015 | Northwest

Man sentenced in Port Angeles kidnapping, murder

PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles man has been sentenced to nearly 35 years in prison for kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and killing her boyfriend in Port Angeles.

Date: 04/02/2015 | Northwest

State fines Port Angeles company for violations related to logger’s death

OLYMPIA — State regulators have fined a Port Angeles company nearly $52,000 for violations related to the death of a logger who was struck in the head by a falling tree.

Date: 03/23/2015 | Northwest

7 million gallons of diluted sewage in Port Angeles Harbor

PORT ANGELES — Authorities are advising people to stay out of Port Angeles Harbor for the next week after heavy rainfall sent 7 million gallons of diluted sewage into the water.The Peninsula Daily News reported that an environmental advisory is in effect until next Monday.

Date: 03/18/2015 | Northwest

Port Angeles residents rattled by mysterious booms

PORT ANGELES — A couple of mysterious booms that rattled residents of the Port Angeles area seemed to be coming from the Strait of Juan de Fuca, but the cause remains undetermined.

Date: 02/27/2015 | Northwest

Port Angeles hospital erects measles tent to screen patients

PORT ANGELES — A hospital in Port Angeles has erected a tent to isolate patients with measles symptoms and prevent the disease from spreading inside the building.The public health officer for Clallam and Jefferson counties, Dr. Tom Locke, says using the tent will limit possible exposure.

Date: 02/17/2015 | Northwest

2nd measles case on Olympic Peninsula

PORT ANGELES — A public health official says a second case of measles has been confirmed on the Olympia Peninsula, this time in a 5-year-old girl.

Date: 02/13/2015 | Northwest

Officials release information about Clallam County measles case

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County officials have released more information about a confirmed measles case.

Date: 02/06/2015 | Northwest

FBI investigating death of man at Olympic National Park

PORT ANGELES — A man who was found dead this week at a campsite in Olympic National Park had been reported missing earlier in the week by his landlord in Port Angeles.

Date: 02/06/2015 | Northwest

Searchers find body of missing Olympic hiker

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Searchers have recovered the body of a 60-year-old Port Angeles hiker who went missing in Olympic National Park in December.

Date: 01/26/2015 | Northwest

Avian flu found in ducks, chickens, geese near Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Avian flu has reached Clallam County, and agriculture workers have destroyed all of the infected ducks, chickens and geese.It’s the fourth county in Washington to be hit by the H5N2 bird flu.

Date: 01/19/2015 | Northwest

Olympic Park expands search for missing hiker

PORT ANGELES — Teams in Olympic National Park have expanded their search for a missing 60-year-old hiker.Park spokeswoman Jacilee Wray says nearly two dozen people on Saturday finished a grid search around the area where Jim Griffin’s pack was found.

Date: 12/28/2014 | Northwest

Search continues for missing hiker in Olympics

PORT ANGELES — Teams searched Saturday for a 60-year-old man missing in Olympic National Park, focusing on an area off trail where his pack was found.

Date: 12/27/2014 | Northwest

60-year-old hiker missing in Olympic National Park

PORT ANGELES — A 60-year-old Port Angeles man has been missing in Olympic National Park since he went on a day hike on Monday.

Date: 12/26/2014 | Northwest

Port Angeles considering Indigenous People’s Day

Port Angeles is the latest city in Washington to consider adopting a holiday honoring Native Americans — but not on Columbus Day.

Date: 12/20/2014 | Northwest

Ancient Indian artifacts displayed in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — One thousand etched stones, once buried below the place that became Port Angeles, tell the story of the Klallam people.These stones, along with a galaxy of other artifacts, came to light when the ancient Klallam village of Tse-whit-zen was discovered beginning in 2003.

Date: 12/08/2014 | Northwest

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