James Casey

Canoe event a physical and spiritual journey for Lower Elwha pullers

PORT ANGELES -- Hewn from a solid cedar log, 46½ feet from prow to stern, the "Spirit of Elwha" is no surfboard. But ride the… Continue reading

Logistics going well for Tribal Canoe Journey

PORT ANGELES -- Whip up batter from three 50-pound boxes of pancake mix. Cook 20 cases of sausage. Scramble 20 cases of powdered eggs. Fry… Continue reading

“They will be remembered”: Tribal Canoe Journey pullers pay respect at Tse-whit-zen

PORT ANGELES -- With oil tankers on the horizon behind them, airplanes crisscrossing the sky overhead, steel pilings of the former Hood Canal Bridge graving… Continue reading

Canoes arrive in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- One by one they rounded City Pier on Monday, forming a great waterborne circle off Hollywood Beach. One by one they came… Continue reading

Tradition, warm greetings mark tribal canoes” Jamestown landing

JAMESTOWN -- Songs, drums and the scent of alder cook fires greeted Native American canoe paddlers from Puget Sound on Sunday. A crowd of about… Continue reading

A canoe journey through time: Paddle to Elwha designed to instill participants with cultural identity, pride

PORT ANGELES -- Scores of young paddlers on the 2005 Tribal Canoe Journey are following ancient paths across the water in traditional canoes, singing songs… Continue reading

Rough seas bring canoes ashore at Freshwater Bay

PORT ANGELES -- The past paddled into Freshwater Bay on Thursday afternoon, bound for a bright future. The first four canoes to reach the Port… Continue reading

Filmmakers following “Spirit of Elwha” on canoe journey

PORT ANGELES -- Native American filmmakers from Tacoma are tracing the voyage of the "Spirit of Elwha" as the canoe's young paddlers head home to… Continue reading

Canoe journey preparations intensifying

PORT ANGELES -- Sounds of sawing, sanding, digging and mowing rode the breeze Tuesday at the Lower Elwha Klallam Reservation as tribal members made final… Continue reading

County commissioners seek legal opinion on proposed real estate excise tax

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County commissioners will seek legal advice on four questions about a proposed real estate excise tax that would preserve Clallam County… Continue reading

Retail sales keeping county afloat, administrator says; Costco move to Sequim would hurt revenues

PORT ANGELES -- A debt-free Clallam County, buoyed by retail sales taxes, stayed afloat in black ink during the first six months of 2005. County… Continue reading

Deputy assessor seeks to fill remaining assessor term in first day of Clallam candidate filings

Clallam County Deputy Assessor Mike Hopf filed Monday as a candidate in the Sept. 20 primary for the office vacated by last week's death of… Continue reading

Sequim city, Clallam County officials tug over sewer, water issues

Sequim city councilmen pushed, Clallam County commissioners pulled, but Sequim's proposed $21 million regional sewer project remained unresolved Monday. Jim Bay, Sequim public works director,… Continue reading

Clallam County: Sequim council, Clallam commissioners to meet

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County commissioners will meet with Sequim City Council members in a joint session at 1 p.m. today. The conference will start… Continue reading

Peninsula: Counties, cities face escalating costs caring for inmates

NICK KOVESHNIKOV, DEAN RHODES AND ALAN CHOATE Medical bills for inmates in Clallam and Jefferson county jails are sickening the officials who must pay the… Continue reading

Peninsula: Officials keeping an eye out for West Nile virus

PORT ANGELES -- What do birds, horses and humans have in common? It's no joke. West Nile virus can harm any of the three species.… Continue reading

Sequim: New bids sought for medical park expansion

PORT ANGELES -- Olympic Medical Center must seek new bids for its expanded Sequim Medical Park. Although a dozen general contractors attended a pre-bid meeting… Continue reading

Clallam memorial remembers late assessor

PORT ANGELES -- More than 40 colleagues of Linda Owings-Rosenburgh gathered on Monday for a brief memorial to the Clallam County assessor who died early… Continue reading

Clallam: Transit system donates $30,000 to downtown police officer fund

SEQUIM -- Chances that downtown Port Angeles will have its own police officer on the beat got a $30,000 boost from Clallam Transit System commissioners… Continue reading

Sequim: Lavender Festival brings ninth season to close

SEQUIM -- Lavender shmavender. Why do people have such a purple passion for what, in the final analysis, is just a plant? If you asked… Continue reading