Rob Ollikainen

Port Angeles Food Bank, volunteers provide ‘Break Bags’ for students

For many students, spring break means a week of rest and relaxation and no homework. For others, being out of school this… Continue reading

Businessman has plans for The Landing mall in Port Angeles

The Landing mall has been acquired by a Seattle businessman with local ties and a vision for the landmark property. Erik Marks,… Continue reading

Lower Elwha Klallam tribal member pleads guilty to assault

A Lower Elwha Klallam tribal member has pleaded guilty in federal court to domestic assault by a habitual offender for attacking his partner… Continue reading

Bids opened for suicide barriers on Port Angeles bridges

Of the three companies that submitted bids to install taller safety barriers on the Eighth Street bridges, a local contractor had the… Continue reading

Port Angeles man sentenced for child molestation

Convicted child molester Donald William Kingsley was sentenced Thursday to nearly six years in prison for a crime a bench trial found… Continue reading

Jobless rate up slightly for Clallam, Jefferson counties

North Olympic Peninsula unemployment was up slightly in February, a repeat from the previous month, state officials said. Clallam County’s jobless rate went from a… Continue reading

Official: Lake Crescent Highway 101 construction at 30 percent complete

Olympic National Park spokeswoman says the project has entered its most ambitious phase.

Legislators talk about public records legislation

A failed bill to exempt state lawmakers from the Public Records Act is worth a second look and a more transparent roll out,… Continue reading

Legislators tell of accomplishments in recent session

North Olympic Peninsula lawmakers reflected on the highlights of the 60-day state legislative session at a town hall in Forks. State Sen. Kevin… Continue reading

Port Angeles council tables plastic bag ban

City lawmakers have tabled a proposal to ban single-use plastic bags in Port Angeles. The City Council was considering two versions of… Continue reading

Port Angeles man sentenced to 37 years in prison for shooting at law enforcement

With a gallery of first responders looking on, James Edward “Butch” Sweet was sentenced Tuesday to 37 years in prison for a… Continue reading

Good news for water supply: Olympic snowpack at 119 percent of normal

Olympic Mountain snowpack in the days before spring was 119 percent of normal, a good outlook for water resources in the dry… Continue reading

Three lectures in Sequim to focus on preparing for Cascadia quake

Three Cascadia disaster preparedness talks will be held in Sunland in the coming weeks, including a new lecture by former state Rep.… Continue reading

Port Angeles to be showpiece for firm’s recycled carbon fiber product

More than 150 wooden park benches will be replaced this year by a recycled carbon fiber model manufactured in Port Angeles. The… Continue reading

Peninsula man who died in Kitsap County wreck identified

A Port Angeles man who died in a wreck near Poulsbo on Tuesday has been identified as Douglas D. Ranney. Ranney, 65, was… Continue reading

Open house to detail plans for West 10th Street in Port Angeles

City officials will host an open house this month to discuss plans to rebuild a narrow and bumpy section of West 10th… Continue reading

Second trial set for accused rapist

Martin C. Perez, an accused rapist whose first trial ended with a hung jury last week, has a new trial date. A… Continue reading

Port Angeles city manager talks of potential

Port Angeles can reach its “tremendous potential” if citizens and community leaders can develop a common vision, City Manager Dan McKeen told… Continue reading

Peninsula loses jobs in January

North Olympic Peninsula employers shed more than 800 jobs in January as Clallam and Jefferson County unemployment rates each rose by 1 percentage point to… Continue reading

Demonstrators take part in ‘Die in — Lie in’ at Friends of the NRA fundraiser in Port Angeles

Nearly 40 demonstrators pretended to lie dead outside a Northwest Peninsula Friends of the National Rifle Association fundraiser in Port Angeles with… Continue reading