PAT NEAL: A good day’s fishing

DID YOU EVER have one of those days where nothing seems to go right? When everything you try, try and try again ends in a… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: West Enders rock and roll through construction the best they can

ROAD CLOSURES AND long delays are inconvenient for all who use U.S. Highway 101 to and from the West End. However, sometimes delays can hold… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: One more letter from the mail bag

THANKS FOR READING this. If you didn’t read this, no one would, but you do. I can tell from all of the wonderful cards and… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Seeing new worlds via college program

I TOOK A seat beside John Lennon. As I marveled at my arrival here at last, he just smiled. The trip to Parque John Lennon… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Blue tarp campers shun motorized comforts

OF COURSE IT’S wrong to compare the plight of the Syrian, Sudanese and Rohingya refugees with the blue-tarp campers that survived the sudden deluge that… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: How to prepare for the coming winter

IT’S TIME ONCE again for the annual winter weather forecast. This is a yearly service provided by this weekly wilderness gossip column in an effort… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Helping Clallam inmates breathe a little easier

which permits me to go without escort — I pass through six gates and under the guard tower. Concertina wire,… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: How’s the fishing on Enceladus?

IT WAS A rare good week for those of us who call the Earth our home, with the discovery of what could be the next… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Trail warriors leave no trace

THERE WAS NERVOUS scuffling of horse feet as Larry Baysinger gently wiped fly spray on his mustang’s neck. “That mustang is sure-footed on the trail,… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The best available science for extinction

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news for the endangered species of the North Olympic Peninsula. The Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission came… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: To open the mind, close the eyes … and point

JANE JULIAN THOUGHT maybe she should apologize. Many of her choices for the Port Townsend Film Festival are downright uplifting. Aren’t film festivals supposed to… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Tourist questions asked by real tourists

THIS MUST BE one of the busiest tourist seasons ever. It had the locals hoping that school would hurry up and start so everyone would… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Keeping it simple and cool on the West End

A YOUNG BLACK dog named Poncho was lying in the shade created by the underbelly of a dusty van. Propped on the back of the… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Don’t cry over spilled salmon

THERE’S AN OLD saying around here that good fences make good neighbors or good neighbors make good fences, whatever. The fact is, it’s too late… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The Big One between Thunderbird, nemesis

AS AMBASSADORS OF the tourist industry, it is often our duty to answer the many questions visitors have about the recreational wonderland that is our… Continue reading

LETTER: Recent writer takes for granted the freedom jet noise symbolizes

This letter is in response to the August 17 letter to Peninsula Voices, titled “Jet Noise.” Let’s take the letter writer’s request further. The Navy… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Could learn a thing or two from black bears

SOMEONE RECENTLY ASKED me: How can I protect my children from the bears? It was a question that might be appropriate for a visit to… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Give Canada break on smokey air

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news, when we learned the value of things we take for granted, such as clean air. With the… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Highway stands sprout with essentials, more

I WILL NEVER forget the time we were camping on the south end of Lake Ozette by Baby Island for a few days. It was… Continue reading