James Casey

Grant to help Mount Angeles View residents in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- A coalition that includes church, educational and youth charities will fire a $248,000 volley in the battle against poverty at Mount Angeles… Continue reading

Door-to-door visits in some Dungeness Valley areas on septic systems this week

SEQUIM -- The next knock on your door might be the septic police. They just won't tell you to clean up your act, however; they'll… Continue reading

Coping with child abuse on the North Olympic Peninsula

I love to write about child abuse because it feels so good when I stop. I'm too familiar with crimes against youths who often can't… Continue reading

Duck and cover!

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County Courthouse employees were brought to their knees -- their hands and knees, really -- by an earthquake drill Thursday morning.… Continue reading

Lake Crescent road travels a difficult path

PORT ANGELES -- East Beach Road runs from U.S. Highway 101 at the eastern tip of Lake Crescent, up to and along its north shore,… Continue reading

Critics guarded to news of possible partial reopening of Port Angeles graving yard site

PORT ANGELES -- They're not exactly singing "Anchors Aweigh." Fresh news that Port Angeles might build replacement anchors for the Hood Canal Bridge received tepid… Continue reading

Part of Port Angeles graving yard site could be reopened

PORT ANGELES -- The state Department of Transportation is negotiating to possibly reopen part of the 22.5-acre Marine Drive graving yard site to build anchors… Continue reading

Lower Elwha plan clinic expansion complete with trails, restaurant, amphitheater

PORT ANGELES -- You start by expanding your health clinic six fold. Next build a 48,000-square foot Wellness Center and crown it with a restaurant… Continue reading

Data show Olympic watersheds abnormally dry

Belly up to the water cooler, boys, the rivers will rise again! 'Twon't be this spring, though, and certainly not this summer. There's snow in… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners seek to replace padding in jail cells

PORT ANGELES -- Safety-cell padding in the Clallam County jail and juvenile detention facility that has been picked, torn and -- in some cases --… Continue reading

80 canoes, 8,000 Native Americans expected at Port Angeles climax to this summer’s Canoe Journey

PORT ANGELES -- Eighty canoes supported by 8,000 Native Americans will land along the waterfront Aug. 1, kicking off a six-day event that may or… Continue reading

State lawmaker confirms broaching land swap with tribe at secret meeting last month

OLYMPIA -- State Rep. Jim Buck on Monday confirmed a secret meeting in the state capital last month during which he and other legislators discussed… Continue reading

Clallam parks, fairgrounds fees slated to increase

Fees for some facilities at Clallam County parks would increase in an ordinance that will undergo a public hearing April 19. The fees will continue… Continue reading

Wal-Mart confirms it’s looking at former Kmart site in Port Angeles for new store

PORT ANGELES -- Wal-Mart on Thursday confirmed it is considering building a new store on the site of the former Kmart store on U.S. Highway… Continue reading

Wal-Mart “seriously thinking”” about old Kmart property in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- The site of the old Kmart store could be home to a new Wal-Mart soon, according to the company that owns the… Continue reading

Tribe turns down legislators’ proposal of 300 acres to restart graving yard

OLYMPIA -- North Olympic Peninsula legislators discussed offering 300 acres of state-owned land to the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe on March 28 if the tribe… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners slow to endorse Sequim plan for sewers in Carlsborg, elsewhere

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County commissioners will wait awhile before endorsing a Sequim city plan to extend sewers to Carlsborg, Sequim Bay State Park and… Continue reading

Desmond Tutu daughter to weigh in on Tse-whit-zen, graving yard controversy next month

PORT ANGELES -- Nontombi Naomi-Cecilia Tutu, daughter of Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu and herself a world-recognized champion of human rights, will visit the site of… Continue reading

Federal data-gathering visit on ill-fated graving yard project is brief

PORT ANGELES -- A team of federal highway officials who visited Port Angeles on Wednesday to assess the cultural importance of Tse-whit-zen left without commenting… Continue reading

Teen’s slaying prompts brush cleanup above Waterfront Trail

PORT ANGELES -- Owners of a tract along the Waterfront Trail have cleared it of scotch broom and Himalayan blackberry to make the area safer,… Continue reading