Rob Ollikainen

VIDEO — Coast Guard rescues stranded hiker near Shi Shi Beach

PORT ANGELES — A Coast Guard helicopter crew plucked a 25-year-old hiker off a large rock near Shi Shi Beach on Sunday night. The hiker,… Continue reading

Lake Sutherland district ballots re-sent after error

PORT ANGELES — Most Lake Sutherland property owners have received a second yes-or-no ballot for the renewal of a management district to eradicate Eurasian milfoil.… Continue reading

Clallam midyear budget on pace to be in the black, county administrator says

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County's $32.7 million general fund is on track to be $103,200 in the black by year's end, thanks in part to… Continue reading

Service-sector growth lowers North Olympic Peninsula unemployment rate in June — from 8.1% to estimated 6.7% in Clallam, 7.9% to estimated 6.3% in Jefferson

PORT ANGELES — A spike in leisure and hospitality hiring drove down unemployment on the North Olympic Peninsula last month. Clallam and Jefferson counties each… Continue reading

Sequim teenager drowns while swimming in Lake Cushman

SHELTON, Mason County — An 18-year-old Sequim man drowned while swimming in Lake Cushman on Saturday. Calvin White went missing in the designated swim area… Continue reading

Clallam County Sheriff pitches flat jail fee for Port Angeles, Sequim

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict has proposed a flat-fee contract for the cities of Port Angeles and Sequim to use the county… Continue reading

EYE ON CLALLAM: County commissioners plan public hearing on budget review

The three Clallam County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the midyear budget Tuesday. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the commissioners’… Continue reading

2nd UPDATE — Robber gets away after pizza shop holdup in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Law officers searched surrounding neighborhoods unsuccessfully for a man who waved a gun and robbed a Papa Murphy's Take and Bake Pizza… Continue reading

UPDATE — Sequim teenager drowns while swimming in Lake Cushman

SHELTON, Mason County — An 18-year-old Sequim man drowned while swimming in Lake Cushman on Saturday. Calvin White went missing in the designated swim area… Continue reading

CLALLAM PROSECUTING ATTORNEY RACE: Payne favored in Clallam bar association poll

PORT ANGELES — William Payne is well-qualified to continue serving as Clallam County prosecuting attorney, lawyers participating in a Clallam County Bar Association poll said.… Continue reading

EYE ON CLALLAM: County commissioners plan public hearing on budget review

The three Clallam County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the midyear budget Tuesday. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the commissioners’… Continue reading

‘Worst year’: Complaints about personal fireworks could lead to city ban in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — After hearing complaints about illegal fireworks on the Fourth of July, a sympathetic City Council agreed last week to revisit the city's… Continue reading

Hydrotherapy patients to Olympic Medical Center: Don’t close the pool

PORT ANGELES — Cecilia Kellogg-Kilmer was shocked to find out that Olympic Medical Center plans to close its hydrotherapy pool in Port Angeles later this… Continue reading

William Payne favored in Clallam bar association poll

PORT ANGELES — William Payne is well-qualified to continue serving as Clallam County prosecuting attorney, lawyers participating in a Clallam County Bar Association poll said.… Continue reading

Hydrotherapy patients to Olympic Medical Center: Don’t close the pool

PORT ANGELES — Cecilia Kellogg-Kilmer was shocked to find out that Olympic Medical Center plans to close its hydrotherapy pool in Port Angeles later this… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council tables action as jail cost negotiations linger

PORT ANGELES — The City Council has tabled a proposal to amend charging standards and sentencing guidelines to give staff more time to negotiate a… Continue reading

Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce reports solid start to tourism season

PORT ANGELES — The tourist season is off to a solid start in the Port Angeles area, thanks in part to a social media initiative… Continue reading

Split Port Angeles City Council rejects bid to shorten term limits, keeps 12 years

PORT ANGELES — A majority of the City Council has rejected a proposal to shorten term limits for future council members. Councilmen Dan Gase, Lee… Continue reading

Port Angeles City Council tables action as jail cost negotiations linger

PORT ANGELES — The City Council has tabled a proposal to amend charging standards and sentencing guidelines to give staff more time to negotiate a… Continue reading

Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce reports solid start to tourism season

PORT ANGELES — The tourist season is off to a solid start in the Port Angeles area, thanks in part to a social media initiative… Continue reading