Tom Callis

Artifacts from Elwha dams to be displayed around the west [ *** GALLERY *** ]

PORT ANGELES — The Elwha River dams are a significant part of the North Olympic Peninsula's history. But soon, they also will be part of… Continue reading


7-day access to Hurricane Ridge back for the winter

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — All-week winter access to Hurricane Ridge will kick off after Thanksgiving, and the road will be open seven days a week,… Continue reading


Coast Guard members given award for work on 9/11 monument

PORT ANGELES — Andrew Moravec, one of two Coast Guard members who spearheaded the effort to display a piece of Ground Zero in Port Angeles,… Continue reading


Port Angeles councilman proposes biomass freeze

PORT ANGELES — Biomass opponents were given a reason to celebrate Tuesday. Port Angeles City Councilman Max Mania said at that evening's council meeting that… Continue reading

Port Angeles man gets 3 years for illegally possessing firearms

TACOMA — A federal court has sentenced a 29-year-old Port Angeles man to three years in prison for a firearm offense. Leo Claude Blanton, as… Continue reading

Fundraising effort in full force for Civic Field in advance of possible tax vote

PORT ANGELES — The City Council isn’t expected to take action on a proposed ballot measure for Civic Field upgrades until next month, but a… Continue reading

New owner considering tearing down his inheritance: Chinook Motel

PORT ANGELES — The shuttered Chinook Motel may be demolished after all. Port Angeles city officials say the motel has been bequeathed to a Florida… Continue reading

Elwha River returning to its historic canyon channel

PORT ANGELES — The Elwha River has begun to be returned to its natural channel, which once was blocked by the Elwha Dam. Since the… Continue reading

More than 100 participate in first ‘Transition Port Angeles’ gathering

PORT ANGELES — More than 100 people attended the first “Transition Port Angeles” meeting last week, said organizers who are planning a second gathering next… Continue reading

Port Angeles man accused of armed threat, drug possession

PORT ANGELES — A 26-year-old Port Angeles man was arrested Friday morning for investigation of allegedly threatening another man with a shotgun and possessing cocaine.… Continue reading

Port Angeles man arrested after rollover on Marine Drive

PORT ANGELES — A 61-year-old man alleged to have been driving intoxicated was arrested when his Nissan Pathfinder rolled over on Marine Drive on Saturday.… Continue reading

Port Angeles man charged with five till thefts

PORT ANGELES — A 22-year-old man accused of robbing Port Angeles’ Jiffy Cleaners on Tuesday has been charged with five till thefts. Nicholas J. Mallonee… Continue reading

Sequim woman charged with theft from dad

SEQUIM — A 52-year-old Sequim woman alleged to have stolen $20,000 from her father to feed her drug habit has been charged with first-degree theft.… Continue reading

Port Angeles finance director fired over cashing in her leave

PORT ANGELES — Yvonne Ziomkowski, the city's finance director since 1999, was fired Thursday, a month after a State Patrol investigation concluded that she approved… Continue reading

Port Angeles finance director terminated

PORT ANGELES — Yvonne Ziomkowski, the city's finance director since 1999, was fired this morning, a month after a State Patrol investigation concluded that she… Continue reading

No seat on Rayonier site council for Port Angeles city, port

PORT ANGELES — The future of the Rayonier property may be out of Port Angeles' hands. Rebecca Lawson, regional toxics cleanup program manager for the… Continue reading

Port Angeles prepares welcome for two cruise liners due in April, May

PORT ANGELES — It's time to put out the welcome mat. Two cruise ships are scheduled to stop in Port Angeles this spring — one… Continue reading

EYE ON OLYMPIA: Area lawmakers’ bills pass

By Tom Callis Peninsula Daily News PORT ANGELES — Two of the three state legislators representing the North Olympic Peninsula got bills passed in the… Continue reading

Port Hadlock man ousted from bar allegedly aims gun, shoots skyward

PORT HADLOCK — A 32-year-old man was arrested early Saturday for investigation of allegedly firing a handgun in the air after pointing it at two… Continue reading

Rayonier mill site cleanup pushed back another year

PORT ANGELES — The time line for the Rayonier cleanup has been pushed back by another year. The state Department of Ecology is now requiring… Continue reading