DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Extravagance of our longing

WE’RE HUNGRY, WE humans, sometimes starving: for splendor, love, experiences that make us feel alive. Some years back, Alice Derry started out writing about the… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Fish, orca and humans all doomed

WHEN I’M WRONG I’m wrong and I ain’t ashamed to admit it. I used to think there was not one single living politician in America… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A new cure for cabin fever

THE HOLIDAYS ARE over. Only the mess remains. Not being one to put off until tomorrow what can be put off for today, it’s time… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: The how and why of Lake Pleasant plungers

THIS YEAR, I thought about joining the Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Pleasant in Beaver on New Year’s Day. Personally, I like to cannonball if… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Not all net pens are created equal

By Kurt Grinnell Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe With all of the recent publicity about net pens, we feel compelled to weigh-in. Net pens are a technique… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: The Advice Lady’s secret

I WAS CURIOUS about this woman, this traveler. So I sent a note asking for an interview, thinking she’d never have time, what with the… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: New Year resolutions pointless to keep

BY NOW WE’VE all had it up to here with newspaper pundits preaching New Year’s resolutions that they have no intention of keeping themselves. Traditionally,… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: If we could talk to the animals

THROUGHOUT HISTORY AND around the world, man has studied the ways in which animals communicate in an effort to form a deeper understanding of the… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Gift ideas for fishermen

DURING THE HOLIDAYS we often wonder what to get the fishermen on our gift list. Who wouldn’t thrill to a Guide Model Tape Measure that… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Another kind of year-end list

THE WORDS OF Salvadoran priest Oscar Romero (1917-1980) are a salve to me, a meditation to which I return. “It helps, now and then, to… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: A new verse for an old song for the holidays

By Marc Abshire and Richard Stephens “SHOP LOCAL” CAMPAIGNS are not new. For decades, small businesses in small- to medium-sized towns have urged local residents… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Authors cookin’ up books on West End life

THE MUSIC WAS too loud, though I’d never admit it was because then some smarty pants would say then I’m too old. However, the piano… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Visions of Christmases past

THE EXPERTS ALL agree. Every year, the holidays can cause holiday stress. Ask someone who works in law enforcement, the emergency room or firefighting. The… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Prognosticating the steelhead season

LATELY I’VE HEARD people say this is the most wonderful time of the year and who could argue with that? I’m not talking about Christmas.… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: An amazing new fish recipe

NOW THAT IT’S almost steelhead season it might be a good time to review the latest rule changes that govern this fishery. Michael Carmen’s excellent… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: West Enders endure the rain and the dark

TO LIVE ON the West End, one has to come to grips with the rain. According to the U.S. climate data website, Forks has an… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Port Angeles must build a suicide barrier

something generally viewed as a character flaw — for… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Speak out on massive park fee hike

WE NEED TO yell our heads off. The Trump administration has proposed that entrance fees be raised nearly three times from $25 per carload to… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The mystery of the Sasquatch

I’LL NEVER FORGET the first time I saw a Sasquatch. It was Feb. 28, 1970-something. I know the date because that was back when the… Continue reading