Clallam County

NEWS BRIEFS: Vehicle fire near Forks leads to charge … and other items

A 34-year-old Forks man who was arrested Sunday for investigation of second-degree arson was charged Monday with felony first-degree reckless burning for… Continue reading

ON THE WATERFRONT: Soft hemlock exported to China

LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON Global Gold, a 580-foot Panamanian-flagged cargo ship loaded with about 5 million board feet of debarked logs, eased off the Port of… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: The sounds of spring provide backyard bliss

THIS IS THE time of the year when those words from a song in “Oklahoma” come to mind: “Spring is busting out all over.” You… Continue reading

Duck luck: Fifty prizes awarded after Port Angeles rubber duck race

Some 300 to 400 people cheered as 30,441 yellow rubber ducks cascaded off a dump truck into the Lincoln Park Pond on… Continue reading

2018 Duck Derby winners announced

Here is the list of 2018 Duck Derby winners as provided by the Olympic Medical Center Foundation following the races: 1. Wilder… Continue reading

Fatherhood, ‘passion for the sport’ fuel Rhody Run winner

It wasn’t the British royal wedding, but the crowd on the Fort Worden parade grounds was large and just as joyful for… Continue reading

County health officer announces resignation

Dr. Christopher Frank will step down as Clallam County health officer Aug. 3, he announced last week. Frank, who became Clallam County… Continue reading

Renovated park visitor center to reopen Tuesday

The Olympic National Park Visitor Center and Wilderness Information Center in Port Angeles will reopen to the public at 9 a.m. Tuesday… Continue reading

Quillayute Valley School District sees declining enrollment

Quillayute Valley School District officials, faced with declining enrollment, plan to cut staff through attrition. The plan is to reduce staff by not… Continue reading

Peninsula Behavioral Health’s Horizon Center will be moved to make space for the William Shore Memorial Pool expansion. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Angeles pool to expand

William Shore Memorial Pool now has land for its $12 million expansion and officials expect to break ground for the expansion next… Continue reading

Peninsula Behavioral Health’s Horizon Center will be moved to make space for the William Shore Memorial Pool expansion. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

NEWS BRIEFS: Meet Me at the Movies set Tuesday in Port Townsend … and other items

“Meet Me at the Movies,” a free afternoon of cinema for people with memory loss and their care partners, comes to the… Continue reading

EYE ON CLALLAM: Clallam, Jamestown Tribe seek pact for oyster restoration grant

Clallam County commissioners will discuss a contract with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe for a state Department of Ecology grant for a quality assurance project plan… Continue reading

Port Ludlow doctor identified as victim in fatal six-vehicle wreck on Hood Canal Bridge

A Port Ludlow doctor was killed in a six-vehicle collision on the two-lane Hood Canal Bridge. The wreck closed the bridge for eight… Continue reading

Former treasurer files for prosecuting attorney race

Former Clallam County Treasurer Selinda Barkhuis has filed to run against the prosecuting attorney who sued her in 2016. Meanwhile, primary contests… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Time for watering, planting annuals and raising the deck

Now with the passage of Mother’s Day and most of your baskets for the house being planted and hung, let me pass on a few… Continue reading

BUSINESS BRIEFS: 2018 Healthgrade safety honor given to Jefferson Healthcare; KONP releases guest lineup

Jefferson Healthcare has been named as a recipient of a Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award. The designation recognizes superior performance of… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Twice-monthly luncheon meetings are held at 11:45 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Sunland… Continue reading

Former Port Angeles mayor remembered

Friends and associates of former Mayor Patrick Downie are mourning the death of the happy warrior who battled prostate cancer while ushering… Continue reading

Friends, family remember Sequim attorney as family man, volunteer

Friends and family of Sequim attorney Anthony “Tony” Mauhar, who died Monday at the Port Townsend Boat Haven, remembered this weekend a… Continue reading

Half-hour delays likely around Lake Crescent

Subexcavation, milling and grinding will continue this week on U.S. Highway 101 around Lake Crescent. Drivers should expect a total of… Continue reading