Opinion

PAT NEAL: Leave your garbage-bag rain gear at home

THE RECENT MARTIN Luther King Jr. holiday is a three-day weekend that…

 

PAT NEAL: Rest in peace, Granny

THEY SAY THE good die young, but there are exceptions. The oldest…

 

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WEST END NEIGHBOR: Community celebrates drugstore owner

“STAN THE MAN.” So read the words in the center of a…

 

FROM A WRITER’S NOTEBOOK: Dancing magic in New Zealand

I’M NOT UNLIKE many professional artists. My work means piecing together a…

PAT NEAL: For deep snow, tread back in history

THE HISTORY OF the Earth goes back billions of years. The history…

PAT NEAL: Lions and tigers and log cabins, oh my!

IT WAS A gratifying end to the old year and a hopeful…

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WEST END NEIGHBOR: World of winter break’s a stage

IF I DON’T time it right, I’ll never get into my own…

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PAT NEAL: An Olympic Peninsula pioneer’s Christmas

SOMETIMES, WHEN FEELING overwhelmed by the stress of the modern holiday season,…

PAT NEAL: Harkening back to the Christmas letter

THIS IS A special time of year when the joy and warmth…

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WEST END NEIGHBOR: Holiday displays light up West End

THE SUN HAS set, darkness has overcome the road. Coming up Fairholm…

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PAT NEAL: Defeating Japan in World War II a family fight

“DEC. 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy …”…

FROM A WRITER’S NOTEBOOK: Celebrating the season post-election

THIS IS HOW the season finds me: determined, ear-to-ear, not to let…

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WEST END NEIGHBOR: Finding light in the gray of La Push

THE WAVES WERE stacked, one upon the other, like fans rushing a…

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PAT NEAL: The backcountry’s Sasquatch people

THE ANNUAL SASQUATCH Summit at Ocean Shores is always a hoot, and…

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WEST END NEIGHBOR: Giving thanks by giving back

FORKS IS A small, rural town, but even still, it’s not every…

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PAT NEAL: Luck of the draw in fishing seasons

I DON’T KNOW about you, but I’ve caught the holiday spirit just…

FROM A WRITER’S NOTEBOOK: A thank-you to students from long ago

HARDLY ANYONE WRITES thank-you notes anymore. But there are two I’ve been…

PAT NEAL: Dam removal a whale of an issue

IT WAS ANOTHER tough day for those of us who love the…

PAT NEAL: Season for stalking wild chanterelle

The wily fungus can make mushroom picking an adventure.

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WEST END NEIGHBOR: Forks-area DNR leader steps down

Sue Trettevick retired in June to be more available for her teenage daughters.

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