James Casey

After more than five years, commissioners adopt Elwha-Dungeness watershed plan

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County commissioners Tuesday adopted the Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan, capping more than five years of planning and about eight months of controversy.… Continue reading

Cookhouse rising: Men begin building shelter to feed 8,000 visitors at canoe journey

PORT ANGELES -- Here's how you build a cooking shelter to feed 8,000 people: Step 1: Draw careful plans for the 36-foot by 28-foot structure.… Continue reading

Wet weather doesn’t dampen prediction of summer water shortages

OLYMPIA -- Recent rainy weather may have dampened the drought on the North Olympic Peninsula and in the rest of the Northwest, but it hasn't… Continue reading

Port Angeles market climbing out of a real estate bust

PORT ANGELES -- Real estate prices here aren't riding a boom. They're climbing out of a bust. While many parts of Washington and large portions… Continue reading

That noise you hear is the housing boom on the North Olympic Peninsula

First of two parts There is no housing boom on the North Olympic Peninsula. The loud noise you heard when you opened your property assessment… Continue reading

Port Angeles” only clinic for the uninsured, indigent closes

PORT ANGELES -- You can't PAARC here anymore. The PAARC Clinic, so named for the Port Angeles Association of Religious Communities, closed its doors at… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center OKs $14.46 million Sequim expansion

PORT ANGELES -- Olympic Medical Center will advertise for bids Friday on a $14.46 million expansion of its Sequim Medical Park. Hospital commissioners Wednesday approved… Continue reading

Commuter’s duck luck brings her a truck

PORT ANGELES -- Margy Hall is a bit beyond the "Sesame Street" set, but you might hear her singing Muppet Ernie's signature song today: "Rubber… Continue reading

No news is good news, says property owner awaiting Wal-Mart’s response

PORT ANGELES -- It's hurry-up-and-wait for news on the former Kmart shopping center east of Port Angeles -- and the wait may not be a… Continue reading

One final hearing on WIRA 18 plan scheduled June 17

PORT ANGELES -- A controversial water-management plan for Clallam County may face a final public hearing June 17, county commissioners decided Tuesday. The Elwha-Dungeness Watershed… Continue reading

Tourism development in Neah Bay will include new mart, inn

NEAH BAY -- The Makah Nation: Soon it won't be just another place of jaw-dropping beauty, site of a world-class Native American museum, and great… Continue reading

Two airlines, too few passengers

PORT ANGELES -- A wing and a prayer couldn't keep San Juan Airlines in the air when what it needed was more passengers. San Juan's… Continue reading

Tutu daughter coming to Port Angeles — a PDN exclusive interview

Reconciliation is simple, really, says Nontombi-Naomi Tutu: You just listen to the other person, then you speak your piece. It's so simple that people have… Continue reading

Clallam approves funds for stepped-up seat belt enforcement

PENINSULA DAILY NEWS PORT ANGELES -- Listen closely for the sound that could save you $101: Click. That's the sound of a seat belt slipping… Continue reading

Preparations for summer Canoe Journey hosting of 8,000 under way

PORT ANGELES -- From beading necklaces to cutting yards, from building sweat lodges to harvesting shellfish, from making drums to pumping septic tanks. Preparations for… Continue reading

Developer’s vision combines airplanes and alfalfa — and $300,000 lots

SEQUIM -- What do tractors and airplanes, alfalfa and aviation gas, a view of eagles and an eagle's eye view have in common? Discovery Trail… Continue reading

County gives blessing to extension of Sequim sewer lines east and west from city

A Sequim city proposal to extend sewer lines west and east of its limits has won Clallam County commissioners' approval -- with some strings. Commissioners… Continue reading

Golden lawns in a summer of drought

You and your true love can walk through fields of gold. Simply don't water your lawn. "Golden is gorgeous," said Clea Rome, planner with the… Continue reading

Lieutenant governor promises to help move school to higher ground

LAPUSH -- Lt. Gov. Brad Owen promised Wednesday to put his political muscle behind the Quileute tribe's efforts to move its tribal school out of… Continue reading

Lt. Gov. Owen leads bid for trade between Quileute, China

LAPUSH -- "Just for the halibut" is a tired old pun, but that's why a Chinese trade delegation visited the Quileute Reservation on Wednesday. Led… Continue reading