Jeff Chew


Whether premium gas prices hit $2 a gallon is yet to be seen in Jefferson and Clallam counties. But it's certainly possible if the North… Continue reading

Timber technology: “Geeks and trees”

PORT ANGELES -- Timber today is felled using the cutting edge of technology more than chainsaws. Whether it's harvesting trees in the woods or cutting… Continue reading

Clallam development department to be restructured

PORT ANGELES -- With Clallam County getting its first elected community development director next January, county leaders are discussing the legalities, budgetary effects and reorganization… Continue reading

Authorities seek man who helped at crash scene — he might be exposed to hepatitis B

BLYN -- The identity of a good Samaritan who helped paramedics at the scene of a fatal head-on crash was being sought Monday to tell… Continue reading


Gas prices across the North Olympic Peninsula are running above the national average of $1.633 a gallon -- the highest prices since June 2001. Like… Continue reading


PORT ANGELES -- More than 200 supporters rolled around Jalis' Skate Station on Sunday during a fund-raiser for 8-year-old Forks twins Jill and Jessica Henry.… Continue reading

Peace group rolls out anti-war signs on Clallam buses

The anti-Iraq war message hit the streets of Clallam County this week, with signs posted on the sides of Clallam Transit System buses. "The plan… Continue reading

Port Angeles, county reviewing sewer main options for Wal-Mart area

PORT ANGELES -- When it comes to Wal-Mart, the septic system problem is often right under your nose. County environmental health officials report Wal-Mart's septic… Continue reading

$4.5 million grant would finance Deer Park Road overpass

PORT ANGELES -- Many people consider it the scariest intersection on the North Olympic Peninsula. Cars back up on Deer Park Road when movie patrons… Continue reading

Clallam Bay: County emergency required for Clallam River work, state official says

CLALLAM BAY -- Residents can open the mouth of the sand-gorged Clallam River -- as long as shoreline habitat is not damaged, a Washington Department… Continue reading

North Olympic Peninsula units operate on higher alert

Like other agencies and installations throughout Washington state, Peninsula Coast Guard units and the State Patrol moved quickly to increase security over the weekend after… Continue reading

West End: Clallam County seeks permit for park repair

CLALLAM BAY -- Clallam County officials have filed applications for state hydraulics permits to rebuild bridge access to Clallam Bay Community Park's beach. "We hope… Continue reading

Sequim: Rivers End group may sue over flooding

SEQUIM -- A group of Dungeness River property owners is threatening legal action against Clallam County. In a letter to county commissioners, the group accused… Continue reading

Clallam: Fire District 4 station construction set for March

JOYCE -- Construction of a new fire station for the growing east side of Clallam County Fire District 4 is expected to begin in March,… Continue reading

Clallam: A soldier comes home after – Afghanistan tour

PORT ANGELES -- Greg Dotson, like many others in the Army, wanted to see the world. Dotson, who grew up in Port Angeles, did just… Continue reading

Clallam: Transit ridership rises 6 percent

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam Transit System boardings rose 6 percent last year, according a report released this week by Terry Weed, Clallam Transit operations manager.… Continue reading

Clallam: Officials OK recreation, school resource officers

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County commissioners Tuesday approved Sheriff Joe Hawe's proposals for a school resource officer and two recreation officers. But the approval is… Continue reading

Clallam: Transit system buses may bear anti-war message

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam Transit System buses could soon carry political messages opposing war with Iraq. Clallam Transit board members, including Clallam County Commissioner Mike… Continue reading

Clallam: Sheriff presents staffing proposals

PORT ANGELES -- Sheriff Joe Hawe updated county commissioners Monday on proposals to fund three officer positions. Hawe is seeking support for two recreational officers… Continue reading

Clallam: Transit chief speaks out on parking proposals

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam Transit System's general manager voiced concerns Monday about the city parking advisory committee's proposed solutions to downtown parking lost to the… Continue reading