Paul Gottlieb

Water tank, storage biggest single expense in Forks city budget

Workers are toiling inside an empty 750,000-gallon city water tank in a $2 million infrastructure improvement project that highlights Forks’ 2019 budget. Money… Continue reading

Electrical fire damages Forks family’s home

A Forks mobile home was damaged by an electrical fire early in the morning on New Year’s Eve, leaving a woman, her two… Continue reading

Investigations begin into 9-1-1 outage

Federal and state officials have begun investigations into the cause of the outage that disrupted 9-1-1- emergency service on Thursday evening. Clallam and Jefferson counties’… Continue reading

Charges filed in $97,000 burglary

Authorities say Mikhail John Frantz and William Alan Duncan were co-conspirators, scheming to steal more than $97,000 in cash, rings and rare… Continue reading

Many Washington residents received an emergency text message like this late Thursday night. As of Friday morning, the service has been restored according to Olympic Peninsula officials. (Drew Swanson)

Emergency 9-1-1 service restored after widespread outage

Clallam and Jefferson counties’ 9-1-1 system is back up and running this morning after the service was down in much of the… Continue reading

Many Washington residents received an emergency text message like this late Thursday night. As of Friday morning, the service has been restored according to Olympic Peninsula officials. (Drew Swanson)

State assistant attorney general named new family court commissioner

The names of those filling judicial benches at Clallam County Superior Court continue to change as Brandon Mack, a Port Angeles-based state… Continue reading

Port Townsend man pleads not guilty to third-degree rape, molestation

A Port Townsend man charged with third-degree rape and molestation pleaded not guilty Wednesday. The 22-year-old man is charged with raping and… Continue reading

Land sale closes for Elwha Klallam hotel in Port Angeles

Sale of city-owned property for a $20 million-$25 million four-story waterfront hotel in downtown Port Angeles closed last week when the city… Continue reading

Eleven seek Clallam County Superior Court appointment

Gov. Jay Inslee will appoint next month a new Clallam County Superior Court judge from 11 applicants, more than half of whom… Continue reading

Forks woman shaken but uninjured after pickup flips on Highway 101

A Forks woman was spared serious injury shortly before noon on Christmas day after her four-door pickup truck flipped over on a… Continue reading

Fire department provides free smoke alarm after small blaze

The Port Angeles Fire Department played Santa early Christmas morning to the residents at 903 S. Pine St. Emergency personnel gave them… Continue reading

Man accused of exposing himself in Port Angeles

A man described as homeless with a history of alleged lewd behavior toward women was arrested Christmas morning for investigation of indecent… Continue reading

$50,000 bail for Port Angeles man on drug, explosives charges

Bail was set at $50,000 Monday for a Port Angeles man police say had heroin, methamphetamine, overdose medication, digital weight scales and… Continue reading

Elwha hotel land sale delayed; city, tribe say sale still to go forward

Port Angeles and Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe officials continue to hash out details of a purchase and sale agreement for downtown property… Continue reading

Port Angeles lays out terms of land sale to Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

PORT ANGELES —The Port Angeles City Council, facing a balloon payment of $1 million in 2021, agreed last week on terms for selling a prime… Continue reading

Naked runner cited for indecent exposure in Forks

A man who said he was a member of a nudist recreation group ran bare-bunned on a trail Tuesday afternoon at the Forks… Continue reading

Former Port Angeles teacher found electrocuted

A retired Port Angeles High School art teacher known for his connection with students and a love for stained glass was fatally electrocuted… Continue reading

Bill Peach fined $600 for campaign finance violations

The state Public Disclosure Commission took the extraordinary step of fining Clallam County Commissioner Bill Peach $600 for four campaign finance violations. Agency… Continue reading

Rose Crumb dies: Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County founder remembered for touching lives

Rose Crumb, a registered nurse who founded Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County at the dawn of the hospice movement, died Wednesday at… Continue reading

Clallam County officials report mail thefts

Law enforcement authorities are urging residents to monitor their mail deliveries during the holiday season after a surge of thefts and attempted… Continue reading