Brian Gawley

Still no word on KPly financing in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — A month after Klukwan Inc. issued a 60-day closure notice for its KPly plywood mill, the fate of the Marine Drive facility… Continue reading

Long-awaited U.S. 101 widening project must wait longer: 2011

OLYMPIA — The actual construction in the widening of U.S. Highway 101 to four lanes between Kitchen-Dick and Shore roads isn't expected to start until… Continue reading

Van De Wege registers as candidate for November race

SEQUIM — It's officially a race for Position 1 in the 24th District since incumbent Rep. Kevin Van De Wege filed his candidate registration Thursday… Continue reading

Port of Port Angeles to explore West End motor sports park idea

FORKS — A permanent West End motor sports park could be on the horizon if a feasibility study being sought by the Port of Port… Continue reading

North Olympic Peninsula’s state lawmakers look back at session with pleasure

OLYMPIA — Rep. Kevin Van De Wege is pleased with 60-day legislative session that adjourned Thursday night. "Everything turned out well. I think the Peninsula… Continue reading

Two West End mills will operate this week; KPly workers don’t get checks

PORT ANGELES — Both Portac Inc. mills will operate this week after closures, while Interfor Pacific Inc. workers will remain idle, company representatives said. Laid-off… Continue reading

Neah Bay man dies from wreck injuries

PYSHT — A 28-year-old new owner of a fishing boat died Thursday of injuries from a single-car crash on Wednesday. Donald Leon Davis Jr. of… Continue reading

Year-round Neah Bay tug likely to become reality

OLYMPIA — The state Legislature will vote today on funding a year-round response tugboat stationed at Neah Bay. If approved, the $3.65 million in the… Continue reading

Surprise! Transportation budget includes extra Port Townsend-Keystone ferry runs

OLYMPIA — The supplemental transportation budget that's now out of a legislative conference committee and headed to the governor's desk includes all of the previous… Continue reading

Have a Plan A, B and C, KPly workers told

PORT ANGELES — The 132 workers of KPly Inc.'s plywood mill need to have at least one backup plan in case the owners of the… Continue reading

KPly seeking state help to reopen idled mill

PORT ANGELES — KPly Inc., owners are seeking state financing in an attempt to re-open the Marine Drive plywood mill, state and union officials say.… Continue reading

Have you seen any of these canisters?

Mysterious silver-colored canisters found along the Washington coast once contained rat poison and should not be handled, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Ecology… Continue reading

Port Angeles water main break interrupts service, slows traffic

PORT ANGELES — A crack in a 12-inch water main along Marine Drive Thursday had city employees working late into the night to make repairs.… Continue reading

PUD considers 5.5% home electricity rate increase for most of Clallam County effective April 1

PORT ANGELES — The average residential electricity customer of Clallam County Public Utility District could pay about $6 more per month beginning April 1 under… Continue reading

Meeting set Friday for laid-off KPly millworkers

PORT ANGELES — The 132 KPly workers who have been laid off can meet employers who are hiring and learn about state services available to… Continue reading

KPly mill signals its closure in 60 days

PORT ANGELES — The KPly Inc. plywood mill, which has been idled since November, told its 132 employees Friday that it would close, and they… Continue reading

Olympic National Park to warn anglers of mercury levels in fish

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Park officials will find a way to notify anglers that elevated mercury levels were found in some fish from the isolated… Continue reading

151-foot girders coming to Port Angeles for Eighth Street bridges

PORT ANGELES — The details still are being worked out but sometime during five days in late March or early April, 25 precast concrete bridge… Continue reading

Bigger ferries would meet needs

OLYMPIA — The Island Home-class ferries being eyed as a model for new boats on the Port Townsend-Keystone route would meet state ferries system needs,… Continue reading

Another week of idle mills in Clallam County

Portac's Beaver sawmill will shut down for one week beginning Monday, idling its 54 employees for three of the last four weeks. Those workers join… Continue reading