James Casey

West End: U.S. funding cuts would hurt tribes” housing efforts

NEAH BAY -- A proposed $90 million cut in federal funds could cripple low-cost programs of the Makah Housing Authority and deeply damage other tribes'… Continue reading

Firm to visit Port Angeles to investigate graving yard situation

PORT ANGELES -- Members of a Wisconsin-based consulting firm will visit Port Angeles and Olympia in August to investigate what went wrong with the Hood… Continue reading

Pro-excise tax signatures delivered to commissioners

PORT ANGELES -- Support for a tax to preserve farmland sprung up like a field of weeds Tuesday when Clallam County commissioners received more than… Continue reading

Tiny bugs mired in middle of stream-cleanup funding

PORT ANGELES -- Itty-bitty bugs have become the mayflies in the ointment, so to speak, in a stream-cleanup funding dispute between Clallam County and the… Continue reading

Plaintive mews of kittens, cats steal hearts during adopt-a-thon

PORT ANGELES -- OK, everybody, on the count of three: One, two, three -- Awwwww! There's not much else you can say when a wee… Continue reading

Clallam fairgrounds master plan attempts to turn area into park-like attraction

PORT ANGELES -- Walk-around entertainers, how-to exhibits and new off-stage amusements like gold panning and blacksmithing highlight the Clallam County Fairgrounds 10-year Master Plan. Approved… Continue reading

Clallam to re-examine when cottage industry turns into retail business

SEQUIM -- The plant may be lavender, but the problem still is thorny. Exactly when a cottage industry turns into a retail business -- and… Continue reading

Lower Elwha tribe too busy preparing for upcoming canoe journey to negotiate with state over former graving yard property

PORT ANGELES -- What's to be done with the former Hood Canal Bridge graving yard probably won't be decided until August. Frances Charles, chairwoman of… Continue reading

Clallam County commissioner’s cancer enters second stage

Clallam County Commissioner Steve Tharinger's battle with lymphoma has entered a second stage as he prepares for a stem cell transplant in August. The transplant… Continue reading

Tribal Canoe Journey captains discuss final details

PORT ANGELES -- All-day activities for youths will occupy the young crews of the tribal Canoe Journey once they reach the Lower Elwha Klallam tribal… Continue reading

You”re in the money … maybe

Clallam County just discovered at least $200 it didn't know it had. Jefferson County could find at least $450. Forks might uncover $175; Port Angeles,… Continue reading

Sequim Lavender Festival at root of neighborhood fight

Lavender doesn't smell so sweet amid exhaust from cars and buses, says Alice Lucier of Sequim. She asked Clallam County commissioners Tuesday to crack down… Continue reading

County looks for money to share in U.S. 101 highway safety survey

PORT ANGELES -- Solutions to traffic troubles along U.S. Highway 101 could emerge from a yearlong, $250,000 study if Clallam County commissioners can find dollars… Continue reading

Beach yields pirates” coveted black diamond to end festival

PORT ANGELES -- ArrrgghhRIGHT! Brian and Sandra Zimmer, after scurrying around Port Angeles all weekend, discovered the lost treasure of pirate Anne Bonney, an 8.5-carat… Continue reading

Graving yard answers on the horizon?

PORT ANGELES -- A clearing in the cloudy future of the former Hood Canal Bridge graving yard and its relocation could come as early as… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center to build $7.9 million addition

PORT ANGELES -- Olympic Medical Center will start seeking a contractor to build a $7.9 million addition to the hospital at 939 Caroline St., hospital… Continue reading

Weeklong survey turns up treasure trove of marine life in sanctuary off Peninsula

The Olympic Coast Marine Sanctuary is doing its job -- protecting marine mammals off the shore from Neah Bay to the Copalis River. Scientists aboard… Continue reading

PA Marathon a boon for business

PORT ANGELES -- Hundreds of people ran, walked, and hobbled as fast as they could to get here Sunday, but if they were looking for… Continue reading

Lower Elwha invited to Virginia to give 90-minute presentation on Tse-whit-zen

PORT ANGELES -- The saga of Tse-whit-zen village will receive international exposure when Lower Elwha Klallam tribal members present the drama to a gathering of… Continue reading

Abandoned junk cars becoming Clallam eyesores

When clunkers turn to junkers as they hunker by the highway, how long will they sit there? Too long, says Dan Boldt, who daily eyes… Continue reading