Opinion

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Giving thanks by giving back

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

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: Luck of the draw in fishing seasons

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

PAT NEAL: Dam removal a whale of an issue

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

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Forks-area DNR leader steps down

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

PAT NEAL: Season for stalking wild chanterelle

The wily fungus can make mushroom picking an adventure.

FROM A WRITER’S NOTEBOOK: It’s all about the journey

I have a limited tolerance for generic questions about where I see myself in the future. Life can be less conventional than people know it to be.

PAT NEAL: Treat orca in more kingly way

The recent orca deaths beg the question: Is it worth killing killer whales for whatever data the killing produces?

PAT NEAL: Fishing’s lean but bird-watching’s keen

The coho seem to be running strong just across that imaginary line that marks the boundary of the recreational paradise we call Canada — but not here, they say.

Forks fans often lend helping hands

“It’s like tourism with an additional purpose,” City Attorney Rod Fleck said.

PAT NEAL: Meeting challenges of hunting season

Once you get your hunting rifle sighted in, keep it locked up far away from loved ones and hunting buddies.

LETTER: National Park Service should be embarrassed over paltry number of fish in Elwha

It’s been three years since the Glines Canyon and Elwha dams were removed, and the NPS is touting 16 fish in an area where there should be many more.

  • Sep 22nd, 2016

LETTER: Wage hike initiative all about fairness

Despite what a recent letter writer thinks, salary hikes are needed in today’s economy.

  • Sep 21st, 2016

LETTER: Unsure whether to vote for Trump

Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to help you decide.

  • Sep 21st, 2016

PAT NEAL: Eating crow about Elwha salmon

It was a regrettable lapse in my search for truth that allowed me to question the salmon’s ability to swim up the Elwha once the dams were taken out.

LETTER: Could dams have prevented Port Angeles water shortage?

If lakes Aldwell and Mills hadn’t disappeared, would we still have restrictions?

  • Sep 20th, 2016

LETTER: Don’t miss out on the obvious when it comes to fluoride

Are double-blind studies really needed where such a wealth of experience indicates its benefits elsewhere?

  • Sep 20th, 2016

LETTER: Donald Trump’s candidacy exposes what’s worst about GOP

He gets an F in everything but what conservatives secretly value most.

  • Sep 20th, 2016

LETTER: Kaepernick’s actions shameful in view of top treatment

He dishonors the flag under which he and fellow black players earn millions of dollars.

  • Sep 20th, 2016

LETTER: Snake oil salesmen live on in Trump

The Republican presidential candidate guarantees to solve all our problems — but how?

  • Sep 20th, 2016