James Casey

Clallam commissioners give westside Port Angeles annexation their blessing

Clallam County commissioners helped pave the way for Port Angeles to annex the Eclipse Industrial Park on the city's west side, passing guidelines that meet… Continue reading

Port Angeles city councilman’s e-mail on graving yard issue increases debate

PORT ANGELES -- A city councilman who wrote fellow Realtors urging them "to draw a line in the sand" about land that overlies Native American… Continue reading

Alleged strangler appears in court amid tight security

PORT ANGELES -- Bail was set at $1 million Thursday for Robert Covarrubias, accused of the Christmas weekend rape-murder of 15-year-old Melissa Leigh Carter. The… Continue reading

Felon arrested in connection with Christmas slaying of 15-year-old girl in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- A 24-year-old convicted burglar and parole violator has been arrested for investigation into the Dec. 26 rape and strangulation of 15-year-old Melissa… Continue reading

Friends, family of Messa Mae Carter recall fun-loving teenager on day alleged assailant is arrested

PORT ANGELES -- She would have been "sweet 16" in a week. Melissa Leigh Carter, who her friends called Messa Mae, "liked to have fun… Continue reading

200 from all sides in graving yard controversy pack banquet room to hear from Transportation Commission

PORT ANGELES -- More than 200 people packed a hotel banquet room Monday to throw their frustrations at each other about the Hood Canal Bridge… Continue reading

$1,000 offered for lost dog

PORT ANGELES -- John Partch will pay $1,000 to find his family's best friend. Ernie, the Partch family's 8-year-old Siberian husky, disappeared Dec. 13 from… Continue reading

Higher building, planning fees in offing in Clallam County

Clallam County contractors and developers face higher fees for building and planning permits as the county Department of Community Development moves to make the permit… Continue reading

For Valentine’s Day, take your sweetie to a graving yard hearing

PORT ANGELES -- If you're tired of the candy, roses and restaurant routine for Valentine's Day, take your true love to the meeting on the… Continue reading

Break seen soon in case involving teen found dead on Port Angeles waterfront

PORT ANGELES -- Police say they expect a break soon in the death of Melissa Leigh Carter, the teenager who was strangled and left in… Continue reading

State announces format for Monday graving yard meeting in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES --Monday's community meeting with state Department of Transportation officials over the graving yard will include an open house followed by a session with… Continue reading

New Clallam County ballot system works smoothly

No hitches, no glitches, and the best part -- no chads. Clallam County's new digital-scan ballot-counting system made a flawless debut Tuesday, tallying ballots in… Continue reading

Gregoire officially asks for graving yard review, but not an investigatory task force

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Christine Gregoire has officially asked for a review and report on events surrounding the December cancellation of the Hood Canal Bridge graving… Continue reading

Rep. Buck to press for Transportation Department performance audit

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Christine Gregoire's request for simply a review and report from the Department of Transportation isn't enough for two North Olympic Peninsula state… Continue reading

Three transportation commissioners to hold meeting on graving yard in Port Angeles on Monday

PORT ANGELES -- Three state transportation commissioners will lead a community discussion on the Hood Canal Bridge graving yard on Valentine's Day. The meeting this… Continue reading

Buck willing to unify graving yard probe, but wants to see Gregoire plans first

OLYMPIA -- Rep. Jim Buck says he will defer to Gov. Christine Gregoire over who will investigate the Hood Canal Bridge graving yard fiasco --… Continue reading

Mail to Lower Elwha Klallam tribe over graving yard yield checks, support . . . and some criticism, too

PORT ANGELES -- Dozens of checks, e-mails and letters -- mostly from Port Angeles residents -- support the Lower Elwha Klallam decision that work cannot… Continue reading

Olympia meeting of interests in canceled graving yard project airs “blunt” disagreements

OLYMPIA -- A meeting among Port Angeles government, business and tribal leaders and state transportation officials Wednesday night contained "blunt" talk. But the session apparently… Continue reading

Meeting set today in state capital over past, present and future of Port Angeles graving yard site

OLYMPIA -- As many as 40 legislators, local politicians, tribal leaders, labor representatives, and business people will gather at 6:30 p.m. today to discuss the… Continue reading

One-thousand get-well wishes in the form of origami paper cranes

DUNGENESS -- One- thousand origami cranes carry a get-well prayer for Clallam County Commissioner Steve Tharinger as they fly through his home. Ninety of Tharinger's… Continue reading