Brian Gawley

Clallam: County planning recommends reviving boundary board

Clallam County commissioners should establish a Boundary Review Board to give the county a voice in future annexations by its cities. That's the recommendation from… Continue reading

Clallam: Prosecutors accept pay cut to keep colleague’s job

Clallam County prosecutors have agreed to a 5 percent pay cut and corresponding 5 percent reduction in hours next year to avoid laying off one… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Port approves 2002 budget, including “banked” property tax increase

PORT ANGELES -- Port commissioners unanimously approved a $5.4 million 2002 general fund budget at their regular meeting Monday evening. The Port of Port Angeles… Continue reading

Olympic National Park: Visitors enjoy their stay, survey shows

A year-old survey of more than 900 Olympic National Park visitors shows that 93 percent think the quality of visitor services at the park is… Continue reading

Peninsula: Rep. Buck saw gloomy state fiscal crisis coming, he says

The North Olympic Peninsula's only Republican legislator is, in a way, saying I told you so. Rep. Jim Buck, R-Joyce, said a gloomy budget forecast… Continue reading

Thanksgiving abounds at annual Serenity House feast

PORT ANGELES --Visitors to the 18th annual Thanksgiving Day dinner at Serenity House were greeted by turkey on the table, football on the television and… Continue reading

West End: Animal control services to be cut

A proposed $27,000 cut in the Clallam County Sheriff's Department budget will leave unincorporated West End residents without animal control services. The funding cut is… Continue reading

Clallam County: PA Port may tap reserves to balance budget

PORT ANGELES -- The Port of Port Angeles must increase its property tax rate 5 percent and use $99,153 of its reserves to balance its… Continue reading

Peninsula: Leonids meteor shower brightens the night

Despite clouds and fog in some areas, the Leonid meteor show lit up the skies over the North Olympic Peninsula early Sunday. Hundreds of persons… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Civic leader, businessman Mac Ruddell dies

Howard M. "Mac" Ruddell, a Clallam County icon whose almost countless community service efforts ran from helping youth to tuna drives for the hungry, is… Continue reading

Peninsula: Navy jet crashes near Sappho

A Navy EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare jet with three crewmen aboard crashed Thursday in a remote wilderness area in Olympic National Forest. All three parachuted… Continue reading

Clallam: Latest ballot count doesn’t change close races

Clallam County election officials counted an additional 247 mail-in ballots Wednesday morning, but the results did not affect any of the county's close races. That… Continue reading

Exclusive: Relative of missing couple surprised by Lake Crescent story

RAYMOND -- Imagine picking up a newspaper and reading about your uncle's parents -- thought to have drowned more than 70 years ago in a… Continue reading

Olympic National Park: Car found in Lake Crescent isn’t missing couple’s Chevy

Lake Crescent is holding on to its 72-year-old mystery of what happened to Russell and Mildred Warren. An old car discovered at the bottom of… Continue reading

Olympic National Park: Divers check out mystery cars in Lake Crescent

Scuba divers examined two cars beneath the waters of Lake Crescent on Monday, trying to solve a 72-year-old mystery involving the disappearance of a Bogachiel… Continue reading

Peninsula: Kessler sees “mixed blessing” in being full-fledged House majority leader

Rep. Lynn Kessler will lead the new Democratic majority in the state House of Representatives next session, and she sees that as a "mixed blessing"… Continue reading

Port Angeles: More Guardsmen not likely for PA airport

PORT ANGELES -- The state National Guard is "not likely" to add personnel to William R. Fairchild International Airport, according to airport manager Jeff Robb.… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Speaker honors GI’s on Veterans Day

PORT ANGELES -- The soldiers now serving in Afghanistan share a "common thread" with all those who came before them, said retired Army Chief Warrant… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Hannan’s lead in Port commissioner race almost insurmountable

Bill Hannan has beaten Corby Somerville for Port of Port Angeles commissioner. Hannan's lead widened from 305 ballots to 535 in vote counting Friday afternoon.… Continue reading

Peninsula: I-747 passage won’t change proposed municipal budgets

Tuesday's voter approval of state Initiative 747 won't cause major changes to the budgets of major municipal governments in Clallam or Jefferson counties. Initiative 747,… Continue reading