Tom Callis

Soldier with family ties in Port Angeles killed in Afghanistan

The son of a Port Angeles woman has been killed Afghanistan. Capt. Joseph William Schultz, an Army Green Beret, was killed Sunday when an improvised… Continue reading


More lane closures ahead in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Commuters looking for a break from lane closures in Port Angeles may not want to hold their breath. The state Department of… Continue reading


Peninsula Plywood seeks grant for operating costs

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula Plywood, which recently cut pay by 10 percent, is seeking a $500,000 grant to cover operating costs. The motivation behind the… Continue reading


Fuca Fest offers series of ‘firsts’ this year along with traditional community spirit

PORT ANGELES — For the Juan de Fuca Festival, 2011 may go down as a year of firsts. The 18th annual arts and music festival… Continue reading

Petition urges saving Lincoln Park trees; no other viable option, port says

PORT ANGELES — William Hunt has an affinity for the trees at Lincoln Park, and he wants to save them from being cut down. The… Continue reading

Fort Worden building work, college expansions, Carlsborg sewer funding survive in state budget

The state’s two-year budget that the Legislature passed Wednesday will help pay for expansions of Peninsula College’s fitness center and Forks site and the construction… Continue reading

‘Smart’ meter installation to begin for general public June 6 in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — City Hall plans to begin installing its new “smart” utility meters for the general public June 6. Meters were installed for City… Continue reading

Tidepools and mooring buoys: Changes proposed for The Landing waterfront

PORT ANGELES — Paul Cronauer has plans to change the appearance of the shoreline near his waterfront building, The Landing mall. He has filed for… Continue reading

Washington secretary of state admires Port Angeles history after speaking in town

PORT ANGELES — Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed took in a bit of Port Angeles history Tuesday by touring the former Lincoln School. The… Continue reading

EYE ON OLYMPIA: Peninsula lawmakers part of home stretch

OLYMPIA — Two more days. That’s how long legislators in Olympia have left to come to agreement on how to fill in a $5.1 billion… Continue reading

Six incumbents share thoughts at forum on running for office

SEQUIM — Thinking about running for office this year? Then there are a few things six elected officials say you should know. First, get to… Continue reading

Washington state funds two projects on Peninsula

PORT ANGELES — The state’s two-year transportation budget signed last week provides funding for the Deer Park underpass project and the Port Townsend-Coupeville ferry route.… Continue reading

Port Angeles celebrates history as new district dedicated

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles went back in time briefly Saturday as the community celebrated its new historic district. Civic leaders standing in front of… Continue reading

Forks encounter with Border Patrol mentioned in U.N. forum in New York

FORKS — The search for Benjamin Roldan Salinas, missing since fleeing the Border Patrol more than a week ago, is gaining attention beyond the North… Continue reading

Zip line advocate has bigger dreams: Two others and an aerial tram, too

PORT ANGELES — It has been more than a year since Dan Williams received a permit to build a zip line course in the hills… Continue reading

PenPly cuts wages to afford materials; president says move is temporary

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula Plywood is cutting pay by 10 percent for its hourly workers, a move the company’s president said is needed to fill… Continue reading

First Street a little less sticky second day

PORT ANGELES — The tar that was tracked up and down downtown sidewalks and into businesses Wednesday proved to be less of a problem Thursday.… Continue reading

Missing Sequim hiker, 72, tells of 24-hour walk back to trail

SEQUIM — Suk-Seong Chan was hiking with fellow members of the Klahhane Hiking Club on Slab Camp trail Wednesday when she made what could have… Continue reading

Historic figures, vintage cars to celebrate Port Angeles historic district that now has federal recognition

PORT ANGELES — The new historic district on Lincoln Street has gone national. When the state-recognized historic district is dedicated Saturday — with a band,… Continue reading

UPDATE: Gooey stuff from roadwork tracked into Port Angeles businesses

PORT ANGELES — Tar-coated crosswalks and shoppers' feet downtown Wednesday, frustrating business owners who had to deal with the sticky mess. The tar came from… Continue reading