Daniel Silliman

Clallam: Panel sends charter changes to ballot

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County freeholders approved five proposed revisions to the county charter on Thursday and will send them to voters in November. The… Continue reading


Port Angeles: Family Fun Fest coming Saturday, including Youth Achievement Awards

PORT ANGELES -- The biggest blow-up toy extravaganza in Port Angeles history comes to town Saturday with the city Parks and Recreation Department's first Family… Continue reading


Port Angeles: Coast Guard cutter changes command

PORT ANGLES -- Standing at attention, Chief Warrant Officer Richard K. Loster was described as "unflinching," "frank" and "innovative" during a Coast Guard change of… Continue reading


Port Angeles: Sand sculpture stretches toward record height

PORT ANGELES -- The pile of sand inside a wooden frame resembled a giant wedding cake that soared 29 feet 3½ inches tall. If the… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Elwha bless and pray for new tribal canoe

PORT ANGELES -- "The Spirit of Elwha." After nine months of planning and a month of hand carving, the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe's 42-foot canoe… Continue reading

Clallam: County charter panel approves redistricting, initiative process changes

The Clallam County Charter Review Commission tentatively approved charter revisions Thursday concerning redistricting guidelines and a "clear and detailed" initiative process. The revisions will be… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Man remains hospitalized after dog attack

PORT ANGELES -- A local man bitten by a Rottweiler over the weekend remained hospitalized Tuesday at Olympic Medical Center. Joe Roeder was listed in… Continue reading

Sequim: Girl, 11, gets leading role in children’s movie

SEQUIM -- When 11-year-old Jennifer Lancheros watches a movie, she sees herself on the big screen. She thinks she could be that character. "When I… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Olympic Medical Center in top 1 percent of U.S. hospitals

PORT ANGELES -- Olympic Medical Center is among the top 1 percent of hospitals across the nation when it comes to quality of care. A… Continue reading

Sequim: Mower ignites grass fire

SEQUIM -- An attempt to reduce a fire hazard ended in a blaze Wednesday afternoon when a mower blade struck a rock and ignited a… Continue reading

Sequim: Hearing slated on six-year transportation plan

SEQUIM -- The City Council will hold a public hearing July 22 on its proposed six-year transportation improvement plan. The final council vote will follow… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Mediator to help negotiate labor contract between union, Olympic Medical Center

A mediator will enter negotiations between Olympic Medical Center and United Food and Commercial Workers Union in hopes of breaking an impasse between the two… Continue reading

A loggers’ life: How John Kirner has changed with the timber industry

John Kirner remembers falling tall timber with an ax and saw. He also recalls the first time he saw a chain saw. At age 97,… Continue reading

Flags, flowers and prayers honor Peninsula’s and nation’s fallen

People throughout the North Olympic Peninsula came to cemeteries on Memorial Day, carrying flowers and memories. Alone, in pairs and in families, they stood in… Continue reading


ELWHA -- "Happy Birthday, Grandma Hazel," read the black lettering on the bright yellow poster Sunday. With 11 children, 33 grandchildren, 84 great-grandchildren, nearly 40… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Juan de Fuca Festival a swinging success

PORT ANGELES -- Four children whirl green and orange hula hoops around their waists. Two men sit on lawn chairs in the street and catch… Continue reading

Sequim: Red tape, lack of assistance worry flood victims

SEQUIM -- Despite receding floodwaters, the Dungeness River continues to torment at least three property owners who lost acreage earlier this week to the raging… Continue reading

Peninsula: Rescued orca radios his ocean adieu

NEAH BAY -- The male orca rescued from Dungeness Bay near Sequim last week is apparently alive and well and heading south in the Pacific… Continue reading

Blyn: Habitat restoration project under way

BLYN -- The first phase of the Jimmy Come Lately Creek restoration project began Monday as three buildings were torn down in a defunct log… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Action movie’s finale to be filmed near Elwha Dam

PORT ANGELES -- The final scene of an upcoming Paramount action movie will be filmed near the base of Elwha Dam at the end of… Continue reading