A GROWING CONCERN: Damaging ice and snow ahead

THURSDAY AS I looked through frosted windows on my work van, I contemplated just how gorgeous it is here on the Peninsula, seeing wetlands greeting… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Heavy fall rains bring wildlife sightings

NOVEMBER MADE AN entrance that revealed its true colors. The recent heavy rains are only a hint of what’s ahead. We’ll survive. There are even… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Know what to do when the time is right

Writer says a painful goodbye to long-time friend

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: Cooking the best Thanksgiving turkey

I LOVE THANKSGIVING. It’s always been my favorite holiday and I’ve never been entirely sure why. Maybe I love it because the house is usually… Continue reading

Free movie, ocean lecture, bench-building among Peninsula attractions

A free movie screening, an ocean lecture and a bench-building event are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is available… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Remember your worth, don’t give up

“THE LORD IS near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18 ESV). God loves you. You are not here by accident,… Continue reading

Spruce Production Division talk in honor of World War I centennial

A retired Clallam County engineer and author will speak about the Spruce Production Division at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Clallam County Historical Society/North… Continue reading

PHOTO: A deer moment in Port Townsend

Deer rest on the leaf-covered lawn in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse recently.… Continue reading

Sequim mother-daughter surfers share passion for sport

A good time for Melissa Davis and her daughter Gemma is to grab their surfboards, load up the van and head out to… Continue reading

PHOTO: A light in the darkness at Port Angeles service

Pastor Olaf Baumann of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Angeles lights the Tree of Life candelabra Saturday during a remembrance service, organized by Interfaith… Continue reading

PHOTO: Weighing donations at Lakeside food drive

Lakeside Industries employees, from left, Greg S. Dooley, Jamey Watts and Bret Carey weigh items of donated food during their company’s annual food drive Saturday… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Light the night

I’VE BEEN BUSY lately buying 88,000 lights for decorating the portable ice skating rink being set up in downtown Port Angeles. So this week I… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Readers share memories of Sekiu in the 1940s

SEVERAL PEOPLE RECOGNIZED the October picture from the past as Sekiu. The year was 1947. The following information came from “Jimmy Come Lately: Sekiu” by… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Size, and more, matters

The brown creeper, a frequent visitor to the bird bath, has a unique way of approaching the bath. It lands beneath the basin on the… Continue reading

Documentaries examine role of childhood stress in disease, behavior

Two films scheduled this Wednesday and Nov. 14 will highlight how high doses of stress during childhood can lead to lifelong health and… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Help is only help if it’s wanted and understood

I JUST STUMBLED across something I presented almost exactly 10 years ago (please don’t be concerned, as I seem to stumble a lot). While I’m… Continue reading

Jamestown S’Klallam to screen ‘Highway of Tears’

A documentary about the missing and murdered indigenous woman of Canada will be screened at 6 p.m. Tuesday. “Highway of Tears,” a film… Continue reading

Sequim’s Coats For Kids hits 5,000-certificate milestone

What started out as a charitable program initially intended to help less than a dozen youths has now, in its 22nd year, put… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Chase the hate from our hearts

THE JEWISH MYSTICAL tradition of Kabbalah teaches us that every word, even every thought has a ripple effect in the world. We may not know… Continue reading