Rob Ollikainen

Man scratched by rabies-infected bat at Lake Crescent receiving preventative treatment

PORT ANGELES — A 59-year-old man who was scratched by a rabies-infected bat at Lake Crescent last month is being treated with an anti-rabies vaccine,… Continue reading

Fey Road/U.S. Highway 101 land tract gets Clallam County’s attention

PORT ANGELES — A recently leveled tract of land just west of Port Angeles will sit vacant for now, said Clallam County officials, who don't… Continue reading

Cantwell says she wants Coast Guard technology beefed up during tour of Port Angeles station

PORT ANGELES — U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell said the Coast Guard should be equipped with the technology it needs to handle the “complexity of Washington's… Continue reading

State: Pot shop won’t open near Port Angeles gymnastics studio

PORT ANGELES — A recreational pot shop will not be allowed to open near the Klahhane Gymnastics studio after all, state officials announced Tuesday. Clallam… Continue reading

UPDATED — Mystery donor revives Olympic Medical Center’s therapy pool; pool will stay open for remainder of year

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center's hydrotherapy pool will remain open for at least the rest of this year, hospital officials announced amid public applause… Continue reading

Clallam board resumes debate on Department of Community Development report

PORT ANGELES — Mike Doherty continues to press his fellow Clallam County commissioners to take action on an investigative report into employee complaints against Community… Continue reading

UPDATED — Mystery donor revives Olympic Medical Center’s therapy pool; pool will stay open for remainder of year

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center's hydrotherapy pool will remain open for at least the rest of this year, hospital officials announced amid public applause… Continue reading

OMC to keep hydrotherapy pool open

By Rob Ollikainen Peninsula Daily News PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center's hydrotherapy pool will remain open for at least the rest of this year,… Continue reading

PRIMARY ELECTION 2014 — Bruch, Peach map Clallam commissioner campaigns as they turn focus countywide

PORT ANGELES — Now that they have secured their spots in the general election, Clallam County commissioner candidates Sissy Bruch and Bill Peach said they… Continue reading

State: Pot shop won’t open near Port Angeles gymnastics studio

PORT ANGELES — A recreational pot shop will not be allowed to open near the Klahhane Gymnastics studio after all, state officials announced Tuesday. Clallam… Continue reading

Clallam County commissioner chair’s offer to step down not accepted

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County Commissioner Mike Chapman volunteered this week to resign as chairman of the board, but no one accepted his offer. “'I'll… Continue reading

State: Pot shop won’t open near Port Angeles gymnastics studio

PORT ANGELES — A recreational pot shop will not be allowed to open near the Klahhane Gymnastics studio after all, state officials announced Tuesday. Clallam… Continue reading

ELECTION — Bruch, Peach hold big leads in Clallam commissioner race

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County commissioner candidates Sissi Bruch and Bill Peach are headed to a showdown in the general election after outperforming challenger Bryon… Continue reading

Hospital’s therapy pool to stay open for remainder of year

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center’s hydrotherapy pool will remain open for at least the rest of this year, hospital officials announced amid public applause… Continue reading

Clallam County commissioners take another look at pot rules in rural areas

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County will take a second look at how it regulates marijuana businesses. Two of the three county commissioners said Monday they… Continue reading

ELECTION — Bruch, Peach hold big leads in Clallam commissioner race

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County commissioner candidates Sissi Bruch and Bill Peach are headed to a showdown in the general election after outperforming challenger Bryon… Continue reading

An important non-election? Both Clallam prosecutor candidates see value in Tuesday’s nonbinding vote

EDITOR'S NOTE" — See related Aug. 3 story, "Clallam prosecutor foes trade barbs in heated campaign; Tuesday's vote nonbinding and real one comes in November"… Continue reading

Forks mayor frets ‘upheaval’ to West End economy by two mill closings

FORKS — One day after learning that Interfor decided to close its West End operations, officials there were still reeling from the sudden loss of… Continue reading

Clallam prosecutor foes trade barbs in heated campaign; Tuesday’s vote nonbinding and real one comes in November

EDITOR'S NOTE — See related Aug. 4 story, "An important non-election? Both Clallam prosecutor candidates see value in Tuesday's nonbonding vote" — http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20140804/NEWS/308049962 PORT ANGELES… Continue reading

Interfor closes its Beaver-Forks sawmill-planer mill operations; consolidates production in Port Angeles

BEAVER — Interfor has pulled the plug on its West End operations, planning to close two facilities and consolidate production in Port Angeles, the timber… Continue reading