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Water utility south of Brinnon gets franchise

A water utility south of Brinnon will obtain a franchise from the county to provide utility service using county rights-of-way, the Jefferson… Continue reading


Clallam County commissioners agree on funding for Serenity House shelters

After hearing from people who use Serenity House of Clallam County’s night-by-night shelter, the Clallam County commissioners agreed they should fund the… Continue reading


Clallam commissioner: Gains seen in opioid epidemic

Health officials in Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties have made progress in their fight against the opioid epidemic, Clallam County Commissioner Mark… Continue reading


State grant to allow Clallam County youth treatment agency to grow

Clallam County has received a $1.1 million grant to expand the True Star Behavioral Health youth treatment agency, the three commissioners heard… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners continue to mull shooting facilities ordinance

The Jefferson County commissioners decided Monday to deliberate further on a proposed shooting facilities ordinance, delaying making a decision until at least… Continue reading

Impact of log yard detailed before port, Clallam commissioners

The pivotal economic role of the Port of Port Angeles’ log yard was extolled Monday in a joint meeting of port and… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners take comment on shooting facility draft ordinance

Jefferson commissioners heard strong feelings on all sides of the commercial shooting facility draft ordinance debate when 75 Peninsula residents gave public… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners pick consultant to review Sequim Bay facility

Clallam County commissioners have selected a consultant to review a California woman’s plans for a 32,000-square-foot and 27-bathroom bed and breakfast at… Continue reading

Retiring Clallam County administrator honored for service

Former Clallam County Administrator Jim Jones fought back tears Tuesday as he reflected on his 12 years as the county’s top administrator.… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners to send route concerns to State Ferries

Jefferson County commissioners have identified several issues that impact the Port Townsend-Coupeville route and voted unanimously to send a letter expressing their… Continue reading

Bed and breakfast or hotel? Third party to review the question in Clallam

Clallam County and a woman suing the county over her proposed 32,000-square-foot and 27-bathroom bed and breakfast have agreed to have a neutral… Continue reading

Clallam administrator: Budget has ‘robust’ reserve but future needs to be addressed

Clallam County Administrator Jim Jones told county commissioners Monday his recommended budget will leave the county with a “robust” reserve at the… Continue reading

Permit application for work at proposed shooting facility site nets questions

Residents of the Tarboo Lake area are asking why a permit application for work at the site of a proposed shooting facility… Continue reading

Oral testimony on Jefferson County draft shooting range law expunged

All oral testimony given on Oct. 1 about a proposed county shooting range ordinance will be expunged from the record, Jefferson County… Continue reading

Jefferson, Clallam county commisioners head to D.C.

The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs will host approximately 100 state and local elected officials from Washington and Oregon on Thursday,… Continue reading

Human Resources director named interim Clallam County administrator

The Clallam County commissioners have appointed Human Resources Director Rich Sill as the county’s interim county administrator when Jim Jones retires from… Continue reading

Jefferson County proclaims Indigenous Peoples Day

The second Monday in October was unanimously proclaimed Indigenous Peoples Day in Jefferson County by the county commissioners during Monday’s meeting. Lower… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners to focus on chief financial officer before new county administrator

The Clallam County commissioners agreed Monday they should hire a chief financial officer before restarting their search for a new county administrator.… Continue reading

Timber is top talk at debate: Peach, Doherty spar in Clallam commission battle

Timber dominated the discussion as Clallam County commissioner candidates Bill Peach, the Republican incumbent, and former commissioner Mike Doherty, a Democrat, exchanged… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners mull second round for administrator search

Clallam County commissioners decided during a work session Monday they would continue their conversation about how to begin the second search for… Continue reading