Brian Gawley

2006 City Council appointment becomes campaign issue for candidates in 2007

PORT ANGELES - The March 2006 appointment of defeated City Councilman Richard Headrick to fill a council vacancy was a topic of debate between City… Continue reading

Businesses look to their future on Port Angeles’ new Eighth Street ‘island’

PORT ANGELES - It's rather quiet now on the one-block stretch of Eighth Street between Pine and Cedar streets following Monday morning's closure of the… Continue reading

Dog owners make pitch for ‘bark park’ in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES - A newly logged area in Lincoln Park would be perfect for a dog park, a pair of dog owners told the city's… Continue reading

Port Angeles’ Valley Creek bridge set to close for good Monday morning

PORT ANGELES - The Valley Creek bridge will be closed on Monday morning for the Eighth Street bridges replacement project, said Jim Mahlum, the city's… Continue reading

Peninsula weighs in as Canada’s dollar reaches parity with greenback

For the first time since November 1976, Canada's dollar is virtually equal to the greenback. At about 8 a.m. PDT Thursday, the Canadian dollar rose… Continue reading

Truck on Port Angeles bridge project snares line, cuts power to mill

PORT ANGELES - Power was knocked out to Nippon Paper Industries USA's plant on Ediz Hook for six hours on Wednesday after a dump truck… Continue reading

Federal government continues probe into whale kill; decision at least ‘another two weeks’

The National Marine Fisheries Service is continuing its investigation of the Sept. 8 killing of a gray whale by five Makah tribal members - and… Continue reading

First big step in Elwha Dam removal taken

PORT ANGELES - Federal, city and tribal officials marked the start of a project necessary for the planned removal of the Elwha River dams Friday.… Continue reading

Tumwater Truck Route closes starting Wednesday for five days — not Monday

PORT ANGELES - Closure of the Tumwater Truck Route beneath the slowly disappearing Tumwater Creek bridge, originally set for Monday, will now be on Wednesday.… Continue reading

Homeland Security scales back space requirements for new North Olympic Peninsula office

PORT ANGELES - The federal Department of Homeland Security has scaled back its request for new office space in Clallam County. Now the agency is… Continue reading

Makah delegation in D.C. faces marine mammal panel

WASHINGTON D.C. - Makah tribal officials were grilled on Thursday by the federal Marine Mammal Commission about last Saturday's unauthorized whale hunt. "They had some… Continue reading

Demolition begins for Port Angeles Boat Haven redevelopment project

PORT ANGELES - The demolition of floats has begun in the Port Angeles Boat Haven redevelopment project, said Jeff Robb, the port's airport and marinas… Continue reading

Makah take their whaling case to nation’s capital; meetings set today with senators

WASHINGTON - Makah representatives arrived in the nation's capital on Tuesday to begin three days of meetings regarding Saturday's unauthorized killing of a gray whale.… Continue reading

D.C. politicos willing to talk with Makah about unsanctioned kill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Members of the North Olympic Peninsula's congressional delegation say they are willing to talk with Makah representatives about Saturday's unauthorized killing of… Continue reading

Port awards contract to remove 150 more Lincoln Park trees — 350 total

PORT ANGELES - An extended contract to remove an additional 150 trees from Lincoln Park - 350 total - was approved Monday by Port of… Continue reading

Homeland Security could join with Clallam law enforcement for new digs

Larger headquarters for the federal Border Patrol in Clallam County could include space for emergency operations and dispatching for the county's law enforcement agencies. "We… Continue reading

Port Angeles still feeling rate effects from 2000-2001 energy shortage

PORT ANGELES — A city increase in electrical charges is fueled by a need to continue rebuilding reserves depleted by the 2000-2001 West Coast energy… Continue reading

Port Angeles electricity rates to rise 5.9 percent starting Oct. 1

PORT ANGELES - The city's residential and commercial electricity customers will pay more for power beginning on Oct. 1. A 5.9 percent increase in the… Continue reading

Lincoln Park tree cut raised from 200 to 350, will include firs along Lauridsen Boulevard

PORT ANGELES - The City Council decided on Tuesday to sell up to 350 trees that will be removed from Lincoln Park to preserve airspace… Continue reading

Homeland Security rises on Peninsula: Big building, property sought in Port Angeles-Sequim area

PORT ANGELES - The federal government is seeking space for an expanded local Customs and Border Protection office that will grow from five employees to… Continue reading