Rob Ollikainen

Traffic navigates around work on Eighth Street bridges in Port Angeles

Temporary fencing has been raised around the eastbound lanes of the Eighth Street bridges to allow crews to install permanent safety barriers… Continue reading

Port Angeles bond rating rises to Aa3

Sound financial policies and council-identified priorities have improved the city of Port Angeles’ bond rating, City Manager Dan McKeen announced last week.… Continue reading

Construction starts on West 10th Street overhaul in Port Angeles

Construction has begun on a major overhaul to West 10th Street between N and I streets on the west side of Port… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council awards contract with downtown association

Beer will flow at the Port Angeles Arts & Draughts Festival this September, the City Council ensured last week. The council voted… Continue reading

Forks woman hurt in wreck

An 18-year-old Forks woman was injured when she swerved to avoid a deer and crashed a Hyundai Sonata into the ditch along U.S.… Continue reading

More join labor force on Peninsula

Nearly 200 North Olympic Peninsula residents joined the labor force in June as Clallam and Jefferson county unemployment rates each dipped by one tenth of… Continue reading

Port Angeles council OKs filing lawsuit against park service

While holding out hope for an amicable settlement, the Port Angeles City Council has green-lighted a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of… Continue reading

Brush fire contained near Blyn

Clallam County Fire District 3 firefighters contained a nearly-one-acre brush fire that was burning near Blyn on Wednesday. Crews found an active fire… Continue reading

Kilmer, colleague present legislation to bridge broadband access gap

U.S. Rep Derek Kilmer has introduced a bill that would help expand broadband access to rural areas such as the West End… Continue reading

Sea otter sightings swell in Strait of Juan de Fuca

A whale watching company has reported an increase in sea otter sightings in inland waters this year, including one that was seen… Continue reading

Canoes welcomed at Hollywood Beach during Paddle to Puyallup

Weary pullers were greeted with smiles and warm Lower Elwha Klallam hospitality Friday as the Tribal Canoe Journey arrived in Port Angeles.… Continue reading

Port Angeles man accused of child rape

A 57-year-old Port Angeles man is facing child rape charges for alleged sexual abuse that occurred more than a dozen years ago.… Continue reading

Man arrested after three-hour standoff in Port Angeles

City police arrested a man on a felony warrant Wednesday after he had barricaded himself in a west Port Angeles residence. Keizer… Continue reading

Port Angeles council takes next step in hiring city manager

It’s official: Nathan West will be the next Port Angeles city manager. The City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to appoint a subcommittee… Continue reading

Legislative candidates disagree on guns, jobs, taxes

State Rep. Mike Chapman and challenger Jodi Wilke differed on guns, jobs and taxes in a lively political forum Tuesday. Chapman, D-Port… Continue reading

Kilmer: Bill aims to expand broadband access

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer plans to introduce a bill this month that would help expand broadband access to rural areas such as… Continue reading

Close encounter: NASA scientist studies space rock fallout in sanctuary

There was something different about the meteorites that fell into the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary on March 7, a NASA scientist… Continue reading

Fire district to place levy lid lift on November ballot

Voters in the Sequim area and a small part of East Jefferson County will consider this November a proposed levy lid lift for… Continue reading

Second suspect accused of Lincoln Park Grocery burglary

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a burglary at Lincoln Park Grocery near Port Angeles, the Clallam County Sheriff’s… Continue reading

Wildfire extinguished near Coyle; brush fire flares near Port Angeles

Jefferson County crews extinguished a wildfire Thursday that appeared to have been sparked by an unattended campfire on a beach near Coyle, Quilcene Fire Chief… Continue reading