Jeff Chew

Peninsula: Roadwork season rolls – sometimes to a stop

Expect a busy summer of roadwork on the North Olympic Peninsula -- one that could lead to some serious traffic backups. So say state Department… Continue reading

West End: Firm links Makah tribal community through Web portal

NEAH BAY -- The Makah tribe has successfully done what Port Angeles couldn't -- it has built a community Web portal. The tribe's Internet portal… Continue reading

Peninsula: Region reaps $3.25 million for salmon recovery

Salmon recovery efforts on North Olympic Peninsula and Hood Canal watersheds received a flood of new grant funding on Monday. Washington's Salmon Recovery Funding Board… Continue reading

Sunday Showcase: Jefferson County home sales soar past 2002 level

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson County real estate agents say the market for homes valued at less than $150,000 is booming. Homes priced at that level… Continue reading

Sunday Showcase: Pending new jobs puts squeeze on rentals in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- Real estate broker Dan Gase recently received a call from a prospective contractor for the proposed state Department of Transportation graving yard.… Continue reading

West End: Leaders discuss developing value-added wood products

FORKS -- Business, city and county leaders discussed manufacturing "value-added" wood products -- items with a value that increases at each stage of development --… Continue reading

Agnew: Sanctuary for felines nears completion

AGNEW -- A Peninsula Friends of Animals leader says a 5,000-square-foot trophy home will be a purr-fect place for up to 65 homeless cats. Safe… Continue reading

Survey tells Peninsula tourism officials of marketing strengths, weaknesses

Thirty-one percent of Clallam County visitors say they are likely to return within a year. But the percentage is significantly lower than in Jefferson County,… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Gateway gets new look – — – at $11.54 million

PORT ANGELES -- A sleek redesign of Gateway International Transportation Center was rolled out Monday, with expanded underground parking and a proposed price tag of… Continue reading

Clallam: Transit board to view new Gateway design

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam Transit board members today will look at a new International Gateway Transportation Center design that proposes to excavate for about 120… Continue reading

Peninsula: Marine Resources panels aid fish habitat

It's citizen-based marine restoration and protection in action. Marine Resources Committees in Clallam and Jefferson counties are little-known, hard-working panels of volunteers that focus their… Continue reading

Olympic Discovery Trail route east of Sequim approved

SEQUIM -- Saying it has the most favorable features, Clallam County commissioners unanimously approved the proposed Olympic Discovery Trail route north of U.S. Highway 101… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Police chief promotes sales tax increase for justice

PORT ANGELES -- Police Chief Tom Riepe told business leaders Monday that sagging law enforcement funding for effective emergency dispatch services could be bolstered if… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Westport celebrates beginning of new yacht plant

PORT ANGELES -- With a near-perfect spring day as a backdrop and construction work already humming along, business and community leaders joined Westport Shipyard Inc.… Continue reading

Clallam: Carlsborg church to return camp proposal

CARLSBORG -- Two years ago, a proposal to expand a Kitchen-Dick Road church retreat and youth camp was rejected by the Clallam County hearings examiner.… Continue reading

Jefferson: Dead scuba diver was underwater specialist

SHINE -- A 42-year-old commercial diver apparently drowned Saturday when the hydraulic drill he was using tore away his air line and entangled him 50… Continue reading

Clallam County lands “critical” trail stretch

Clallam County has acquired the final privately owned right of way link needed to complete Olympic Discovery Trail from Port Angeles to Sequim. Rich James,… Continue reading

Marine’s ‘whereabouts unknown,” father told

The status of a Port Angeles man's Marine Corps son -- who last week was listed as missing in action in Iraq -- was changed… Continue reading

Clallam: Agriculture extension service faces county funding crunch

Faced with fading Clallam County funding, the Washington State University Extension Service agent pleaded with county commissioners Monday for a funding partnership to help the… Continue reading

Clallam: Elected county planner will get $53,079 salary

Clallam County commissioners on Monday affirmed their support for a starting annual salary of $53,079 for the first elected Department of Community Development director. The… Continue reading