PHOTO: Last rays of 2018 in Port Townsend

Nils Dickmann and his children Emma, 5, and Claus, 9, watch the alpenglow and lenticular cloud formation on Mount Rainier from Pope Marine Park as… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Planting resolutions for a new year

JUST LOOK HOW much difference a week can make. Already the sun has moved off it’s noon nadir, the daylight length is getting measurably longer… Continue reading

HELP LINE: It’s time to make resolutions for 2019

IT’S ALMOST NEW Year’s Eve, and you know what that means: Right. And, well, sure. Why not? Another thing that New Year’s Eve inevitably means… Continue reading

Sequim’s Carson Holt selected for VFW essay competition

Carson Holt, a junior at Sequim High School, was recently selected the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) District 14 Voice of Democracy audio… Continue reading

‘Messiah’ sing-along set for Saturday in Sequim

The 19th annual Community Singalong of Handel’s “Messiah” is set for 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The sing-along will be in the… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: It’s time for resolutions to be made

SOMETIMES BEING “CAUGHT in the middle” is an awkward, uncomfortable position. But today, on this particular Friday, we’re in a great position. We’re caught in… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Cleaning up nature’s unwanted help

WITH CHRISTMAS BEING just 2 days away, I usually write a Christmas-themed column; but with the weather of late, I will just sing a quick… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Rescue horses need care, attention

IS IT TRUE blonds have more fun? As a gray-haired brunette I don’t have expertise in that area, but I can tell you Fox-Bell Farm… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Collard greens and black-eyed peas bring luck, prosperity

WITH CHRISTMAS JUST a couple of days away, I find myself thinking ahead. New Year’s Day is coming and I can’t help thinking about culinary… Continue reading

‘The Boys in the Boat’ back on track for major motion picture

Already the subject of a top-selling book and PBS documentary, the story of Joe Rantz and his fellow Olympic Games gold medalists appears to be… Continue reading

Holiday market, paper craft-making, special performances planned on Peninsula

A holiday market, paper craft-making and special performances are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is available on the interactive… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Don’t fear the darkness of winter, embrace it

DECEMBER, MOST EVERYONE complains, is far too dark. The shortened days force us indoors. The temperature dips uncomfortably low. It feels foreboding. To me, the… Continue reading

Sequim author shares perspective of women in Forest Service

Lauren Turner of Sequim hopes to give women an exclusive look at the career opportunities available to women in the U.S. Forest Service… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Finding light in a dark world

IT IS OVERWHELMING how dark it becomes on the Olympic Peninsula after the sun sets. You can experience this every time you walk down the… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Planning now saves work later

THE WINTER SOLSTICE is this week, Friday at 2:23 p.m. And thus, at 2:24 p.m. the sun begins its return back to our northern reaches.… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Winter warblers welcome

“IS THE TOWNSEND’S warbler rare around here in the winter?” The question was a good one. A long, long time ago, I would have thought… Continue reading

HELP LINE: The state will not take away your house

“THE STATE WILL take the house!” No, it won’t. Now, let’s back up: Obviously, I go on and on about where to call, or look… Continue reading

PHOTO: Sequim Valley Car Club donates to toy drive

Sequim Valley Car Club members Jerry and Alene Grant, along with Clallam County Fire District No. 3 Capt. Chris Turner, unload toys from the Grants’… Continue reading