James Casey

Port Angeles free clinic to get a new location and name next year

Port Angeles' PAARC clinic -- a health haven for the uninsured, unemployed and unwell since August 2001 -- will move March 15 to a new… Continue reading

VIM will provide vigor to Port Angeles’ free clinic opportunities

When PAARC turns to VIM, partly thanks to OMC, what will change beside the letters in the alphabet soup of health-care organizations? Quite a lot,… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center projects 5 percent rise in charges next year

Rising bad debt, increasing charity care and the shortfall between Medicare/Medicaid payments and actual costs will drive a 5 percent rise in charges at Olympic… Continue reading

Clallam: Commissioners in no hurry to act on watershed plan

The public process on a controversial water plan will sound a lot more like "drip, drip, drip" than "whoosh," Clallam County commissioners indicated Monday. Reviewing… Continue reading

Clallam: Potlucks planned for tonight, day-after-Election Day

Clallam County Republicans are ready to party. Local Democrats will wait until Wednesday to celebrate. Such were the parties' last-minute party plans Monday as politicians… Continue reading

Five finalists to be screened for Clallam County treasurer appointment

Two men and three women -- including a newcomer to Clallam County -- have applied for the county treasurer's job that will be filled by… Continue reading

Clallam: New report rates county’s streams, creeks and rivers — and the report card isn’t good

So just how healthy for folks and fish is the Elwha River? It's "impaired." How about Peabody Creek? "Highly impaired." Jimmycomelately Creek? It's "impaired," too.… Continue reading

Community issues discussed at Sekiu town meeting

SEKIU -- The prognosis for a new operating room in Forks Community Hospital has gotten a bit brighter, thanks to Clallam County commissioners. They approved… Continue reading

Clallam County Commissioner Tharinger undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma

Clallam County Commissioner Steve Tharinger announced Tuesday that he has lymphoma -- cancer of the lymph nodes -- and has begun chemotherapy at Virginia Mason… Continue reading

Mystery fire destroys Sappho Junction cafe and store

"It was just a ghost town," said Sue Price. "Now there's nothing left for the ghosts." Price spoke of the logging hamlet of Sappho and… Continue reading

Lake Sutherland: County commissioners take steps to attack pesky water weed

Damn the milfoil, full speed ahead! Ahead, that is, not just with damning the non-native underwater weed, but with pulling it out, covering it up… Continue reading

More delay on Clallam watershed plan

"Hold your water" was the Clallam County commissioners' message Monday to citizens awaiting a decision on a controversial plan for lands drained to the Elwha… Continue reading

Clallam: County panels examine growth management plans this week

Clallam County wants to take two bites out of Alice in Wonderland's mushroom. One side, you recall, made Alice grow. The other made her shrink.… Continue reading

Forks: Town’s only jeweler to retire after 27 years

FORKS -- For sale: A gem of a business. Longtime Forks jeweler Lloyd George is retiring, hoping someone will buy his business and reap the… Continue reading

Clallam: Unopposed judges in primary must stand election again because of quirk in law

You loved them in the primary election, so much that they ran unopposed. Now you can vote for them again, even though they still have… Continue reading

Work to begin this month leading to rustic bridge’s replacement

Clallam County will close the 91-year-old Elwha River bridge at the end of the month to drill through its deck and take soil samples, an… Continue reading

Final Clallam watershed hearing held

Clallam County commissioners will study the Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan for another week before approving the controversial proposal or sending it back to planners. Repudiating it… Continue reading

Residents just outside Port Angeles city limit want to stay that way — just outside

East side, west side . . . neither likes Port Angeles very much. At a hearing Tuesday on proposed updates to Clallam County's growth management… Continue reading

Clallam: Commissioners likely to delay proposed no-smoking ordinance today

There's no smokin' in the boys' room, the girls' room or the hearing room -- but you might light up in the gazebo. Gazebos --… Continue reading

Clallam: Current well-water users can continue current consumption, “water lawyer” says

Well-water users in the Elwha and Dungeness valleys can continue their current consumption under a proposed water resources plan, a self-described "water lawyer" said Monday.… Continue reading