Rob Ollikainen

Beach restoration: Limited access provided for area east of the Elwha River mouth

A soft opening of the Beach Lake Conservation Area east of the Elwha River mouth is planned Saturday. Coastal Watershed Institute (CWI)… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council to refrain from meeting on night of general election

After decades of meeting regularly on election night, the Port Angeles City Council has decided to gather on the Wednesday after the… Continue reading

Sequoia in Port Angeles Lions Park to be cut down

A majestic sequoia that graces Lions Park in Port Angeles will be removed next month, much to the dismay of those who… Continue reading

Port Angeles man arrested after alleged armed robbery attempt in Forks

A Port Angeles man is facing felony charges for allegedly breaking into a West End travel trailer while armed with a machete… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council considers 2019 budget

Port Angeles is “financially strong” going into 2019 with a balanced, sustainable budget that maintains healthy reserves, the City Council was told.… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council approves 1 percent tax increase

The Port Angeles City Council has approved a 1 percent property tax levy increase for 2019. Council members voted 6-0 Tuesday —… Continue reading

Discounts abound on Olympic Peninsula for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday

and an ice rink in downtown Port Angeles — to encourage Christmas shopping on Black… Continue reading

Peninsula jobless rate sees little change

More than 700 North Olympic Peninsula residents joined the labor force in October as unemployment rose by three tenths of 1 percentage point in Clallam… Continue reading

Port Angeles assault suspect to undergo competency restoration

Derek A. Darling, who allegedly fired a gun at a neighbor’s house and resisted arrest last July, will undergo competency restoration in… Continue reading

Port Angeles survey asks about housing needs

The Port Angeles Community and Economic Development department is seeking input for a housing needs assessment. The survey is available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/PortAngelesHousing Survey.… Continue reading

Higher ground for Quileute Tribal School in La Push

All was quiet in a misty clearing surrounded by a coastal forest near La Push on Tuesday. Three years from now, the… Continue reading

Lot rezoned at Olympic Medical Center to allow for parking expansion

Olympic Medical Center has had a residential lot rezoned to allow for a potential parking expansion at its Port Angeles campus. The… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council to consider 1 percent levy increase

The Port Angeles City Council is expected to approve next week a 1 percent property tax levy increase. The council passed a… Continue reading

Port Angeles 10th Street work slow but steady

Crews are making “steady progress” on 10th Street reconstruction in west Port Angeles despite periods of rain, a city engineer said Wednesday.… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council member wins senior pageant

Cherie Kidd was first runner-up at the Ms. Senior Universe pageant in Las Vegas last weekend, matching a feat she achieved at… Continue reading

World War II veteran in Port Angeles continues to serve

Veterans helping veterans. That’s what Veterans Day means to Tom McKeown Sr. McKeown, 96, has served his fellow veterans in the decades… Continue reading

Park, bell trashed, council told; a few bad apples, say those who defend homeless

Veterans Memorial Park is being overrun by graffiti, trash and human waste, the Port Angeles City Council was told last week. The… Continue reading

No changes seen in election outcomes after count of 12,141 more ballots in Clallam County

Clallam County candidates who were leading on election day held their ground when the Auditor’s Office counted 12,141 additional ballots in the… Continue reading

Port Angeles council OKs utility rate increase

The Port Angeles City Council has approved a 1 percent rate increase on residential utility customers’ total bills that will take effect… Continue reading

Clallam County District Court 2 race too close to call

In the closest Clallam County election contest in recent memory, Forks-area attorney John Black and Superior Court Judge Erik Rohrer were separated… Continue reading