Jeff Chew

Port Angeles: Official gives straight talk about transportation

PORT ANGELES -- When state voters resoundingly defeated Referendum 51 in November, the state Department of Transportation's big wheels started spinning. Randall Hain, Transportation's Olympic… Continue reading

Clallam: Sheriff initiates new animal control policy

PORT ANGELES -- Nuisance complaints about barking or vicious dogs are now matters that must be settled -- except when an animal is killed or… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Graving yard channel faces fish-habitat hurdle

PORT ANGELES -- A state fisheries biologist says a hydraulics permit for the proposed state Department of Transportation graving yard hinges on replacing fish habitat… Continue reading

Neah Bay: Rescue tug tows disabled fish-processing vessel

The rescue tug Barbara Foss on Sunday morning towed a disabled 300-foot fish-processing vessel to Port Angeles Harbor where another tug then towed it to… Continue reading

Clallam: Replace or remove decrepit Elwha River bridge, county road officials say

Its steel girders are so corroded in places that state bridge inspectors no longer want to drive their heavy vehicles across the 500-foot span. The… Continue reading

Clallam: Fatal-crash victims members of Coast Guard

A Coast Guard seaman stationed with the Port Angeles Harbor-based cutter Active was identified Sunday as one of two people killed Saturday night in a… Continue reading


Clallam County closed out 2002 with a $5.2 million decline in the valuation of construction for which building permits were issued. Meanwhile, Jefferson County recorded… Continue reading

Clallam Bay group to ask county for park emergency – More than 60 attend parking lot meeting with state fisheries, county officials

CLALLAM BAY -- More than 60 residents gathered Monday in the wind-chilled parking lot of Clallam Bay Community Park -- many grasping shovels to show… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners delay emergency declaration for Clallam Bay park

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County commissioners on Tuesday delayed declaring an emergency for the flood-damaged Clallam Bay Community Park, saying state parks officials will first… Continue reading

Clallam: Parkgrounds erosion angers Clallam Bay residents

CLALLAM BAY -- The park and community beach, which many call the "jewel of Clallam Bay," has been closed by devastating winter storms and high-tidal… Continue reading

Clallam: Porter says Doherty no help in his transition to bench

PORT ANGELES -- It will be an extended transition to the bench for newly elected Clallam County District Court 1 Judge Rick Porter. Because departing… Continue reading

Clallam: County asks court to order removal of septic tank at river

PORT ANGELES -- The Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney's Office seeks a court order to remove a property owner's septic holding tank in the Dungeness River… Continue reading

Clallam: New county prosecutor gears up

Walking into the courthouse Jan. 2 as Clallam County's new prosecuting attorney, Deb Kelly faces a staff of two fewer criminal deputy prosecutors, positions that… Continue reading


Winter recreation seekers rushed to Hurricane Ridge on Sunday, forcing Olympic National Park officials to close the entrance road after the Ridge parking lot overflowed… Continue reading


Where there's shade, water and sub-freezing temperatures, there's ice. That was the case early Sunday across the North Olympic Peninsula. State Patrol troopers and sheriff's… Continue reading

Sunday Showcase: Peninsula real estate agents say housing prices now average in six figures

Within two years, finding a North Olympic Peninsula home for $100,000 or less could become the impossible dream, real estate experts say. In Port Townsend… Continue reading

Clallam leaders to OK economic development priorities today

Clallam County commissioners are expected today to set priorities for economic development projects that cities, other groups and agencies seek. The wish list is needed… Continue reading

Clallam County commissioners OK “difficult” budget

PORT ANGELES -- After months of painstaking cuts and employee layoffs, Clallam commissioners Tuesday approved a $60.3 million budget for 2003. Commissioners this year grappled… Continue reading

Clallam: Extension service no longer on budget cut list

PORT ANGELES -- Seeing llamas in front of Clallam County Courthouse -- and hearing advice from his wife -- helped persuade County Commissioner Mike Chapman… Continue reading


Rain and wind arrived with a vengeance Sunday, reminding residents what it's usually like to live in the Northwest in December. High winds knocked out… Continue reading