PAT NEAL: All new fishing excuses

IT HAPPENS EVERY year about this time. People start whining about the sunny weather and wishing for rain, forgetting the warning about getting what you… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Perfect end for an old hemlock

WHEN THE 124-FOOT hemlock fell with its top right in the fire, it could not have been more perfect. The evening was fairly dark, much… Continue reading

GUEST COMMENTARY: Vote Yes on I-1639: Safer communities

By Paula Barnes In Washington, it’s easier to buy a semi-automatic assault rifle than a handgun. Initiative 1639 applies the same restrictions to semi-automatic rifles… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Autumn harvest frustrations

AUTUMN IS A time of gathering the wild abundance that grows all around us. There are so many hidden treasures to discover, it’s hard to… Continue reading

GUEST COMMENTARY: Vote No on I-1639: Don’t tread on me

By Seth and Rebecca Larson Here at FREDS Guns our focus is always on safety and how we can better our community. Initiative 1639 would… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Special effects of the imagination

FALL MEANS HIGH time for change. Me, I could use a change in my electronic habits. May I order a digital detox weekend? This weekend,… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Most wonderful time of the year

if only for a brief moment — there is hope… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Staying out of the hunter’s scope

TO PICK UP a pair of binoculars and see the business end of a rifle pointed directly at you is not a pleasant experience. It… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Our sincere apology

A FREDS GUNS advertisement on Page A10 Sunday contained a message saying “Vote on I-1639.” It didn’t reflect the advertiser’s wishes. FREDS Guns had intended… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: What day is it, anyway?

HOW WAS YOUR Indigenous Peoples Day? Formerly known as Columbus Day, the Port Angeles City Council voted to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the second… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: A MycoCrusader on the horizon

“MUSH LOVE,” SHE signs her posts. And LiLy Athair can get mushy as she moves through the world. A single mother and a woman of… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The true cost of salmon fishing

ALONG ABOUT THIS time of year we get a run of salmon up the rivers. That’s where some folks prefer to fish for them: Where… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: More miles to be grateful on the interstate

THE TEXT FROM my mom saying she had just come home as the ambulance was leaving with my dad marked the beginning of nearly two… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: On losing an old friend

AUTUMN IS IN the air. There is the smell of wood smoke, the calls of the geese flying south and the sound of the rivers… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Service dogs, movie houses and randomness

if I pay attention. Take last Friday afternoon. I got an email from Jan Halliday, Port… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The lost and the not yet lost

THERE ARE ONLY two types of mushroom pickers. Those that have gotten lost in the woods and those who haven’t, yet. The sudden arrival of… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Protect Clallam County’s access to health care

By Eric Lewis Chief Executive Officer Olympic Medical Center CLALLAM COUNTY’S HEALTH care is threatened by a federal agency proposal to cut payments by 60… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Twilight festival brings faithful to Forks

TRINITY HANNING, 16, told me her stagecraft teacher said “she is possessed by a demon again,” because of wearing her deep red-colored contacts to school.… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Blue-tarp camping misery

THERE’S NOTHING QUITE like the sound of rain on the roof, unless you have a leaky roof. And the roof is a chunk of leaky… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Carol, Jim, Jimmy and Lillian

IT’S A NEW, old story. About 20 years ago, Carol Swarbrick and Jim Dries went out on a blind date. He was a schoolteacher from… Continue reading