James Casey

Diver finds evidence of mountain in Lake Crescent

LAKE CRESCENT -- There just may be a bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea. But there's a mountain… Continue reading

Peninsula: Beach Watchers help monitor water cleanliness

Janet Bruening thinks it's beachy keen to patrol the shore at Cline Spit Park. A member of the Beach Watchers volunteers, she monitors water quality… Continue reading

Port Angeles woman on call to aid hurricane victims

PORT ANGELES -- Ricki McLaughlin has a huge supply of something Hurricane Katrina's victims sorely need: Comfort. The six-year veteran of the Clallam County Search… Continue reading

Aqua Express to end Kingston-Seattle service Sept. 30

KINGSTON -- Aqua Express plans to suspend its Kingston-Seattle service at the end of this month. The passenger-only ferry began the run in January but… Continue reading

Forks hospital plans $9.8 million bond election

FORKS -- Catch a cold and cut your taxes. Forks Community Hospital's proposed $9.8 million bond issue has a unique feature: If approved by voters… Continue reading

Showers arrive on Peninsula

PORT ANGELES -- That soft sigh you hear on the wind is the grass saying, "Aaaahhh!" Rain returned to parts of the North Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

Makah whale hunting request will take at least a year, officials say

NEAH BAY -- It may take a year for the Makah Tribe to resume whaling -- probably longer due to lawsuits -- through a process… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners put excise tax proposal on Nov. 8 ballot

Clallam County voters will decide the fate of a proposed half-percent real estate buyer's excise tax Nov. 8. County commissioners voted Tuesday to place the… Continue reading

Llama play day ends Clallam Fair on happy note

PORT ANGELES -- Roxi Baxley puts the llama in the rama llama ding dong. With no apologies to The Edsels' recording of the 1961 hit… Continue reading

Peninsula: Diver who drowned loved teaching, living life to fullest

PORT TOWNSEND -- Victor Porter loved basketball so deeply he changed careers so he could coach the game. Porter, 58, who took the Chimacum High… Continue reading

Peninsula: Hood Canal Bridge closes on schedule for repairs

SHINE -- You don't want to be here if you're trying to get there from here. The Hood Canal Bridge closed at 8 p.m. Sunday,… Continue reading

Buck says tribe, state should return to March land swap offer

PORT ANGELES -- The shortest course to resolving the Tse-whit-zen controversy is returning to a land swap legislators offered to the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe… Continue reading

Resolution may be forthcoming in graving yard controversy

PORT ANGELES -- A solution to the impasse over Tse-whit-zen, site of the former Hood Canal Bridge graving yard, could come soon through the efforts… Continue reading

Users plead to keep Clallam paratransit service as is

PORT ANGELES -- A visually impaired woman urged Clallam Transit System commissioners Monday to raise paratransit fares rather than reduce the service she called "a… Continue reading

Port Angeles officials still feel left out in graving yard issues

PORT ANGELES -- The Lower Elwha Klallam tribe's lawsuit over burials at Tse-whit-zen shouldn't aggravate its relations with Port Angeles political leaders, two City Council… Continue reading

Lower Elwha Klallam sue to have graving yard site remain as burial ground

OLYMPIA -- The former Hood Canal Bridge graving yard in Port Angeles would be forever a burial ground if the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe succeeds… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners nearer to placing real estate excise tax on ballot

Clallam County commissioners will vote Aug. 23 whether to place a real estate buyers excise tax on the Nov. 8 ballot to raise funds for… Continue reading

Sequim: City Council mulls – – sister city relationship

SEQUIM -- A potential international incident involving the Sequim City Council and Sequim's sister city of Yamasaki, Japan, appears to have been averted. The crisis… Continue reading

Thousands mark end of 2005 Tribal Canoe Journey

PORT ANGELES -- Wasn't that a party! As many as 4,000 members of Northwest Native tribes and Canadian First Nations turned the Lower Elwha Klallam… Continue reading

TV star trying to expose Natives to more traditional foods, exercise

PORT ANGELES -- Elaine Miles doesn't stray far from her roots -- her cultural roots or the roots she digs up, dries, pounds into powder… Continue reading