Jeff Chew

Peninsula: Rivers increase as rain finally comes

What a difference some rain makes. North Olympic Peninsula rivers, which only a week ago were so low salmon habitat was threatened, are rising after… Continue reading

Clallam: Doherty-Kitchel commissioner race separated by 103 votes

The Clallam County commissioner rematch between incumbent Mike Doherty and challenger Phil Kitchel was too close to call Tuesday night, with Kitchel leading by only… Continue reading

Clallam: County posts its laws on the Internet

Clallam County residents who would rather not wade through six inches of paper documents can now find the county codes on the Internet. The county… Continue reading

Clallam netWorks’ goal: raising county’s average annual salary by 2007

Clallam netWorks officials believe it's an achievable goal based in reality: Raise Clallam County's current average annual salary from $23,600 to $31,250 by 2007. "We… Continue reading

Clallam: Candidates wrapping up campaigns

Some candidates scurried about Saturday ringing doorbells, shaking hands and passing out literature in the waning hours of the all-mail election campaign. And telephones were… Continue reading

Jefferson: Candidates make eleventh-hour efforts

Some candidates scurried about Saturday ringing doorbells, shaking hands and passing out literature in the waning hours of the general election campaign season. Voters' telephones… Continue reading

Clallam netWorks focuses on county’s business potential

Connie Beauvais, an alpaca rancher in Joyce, thinks Clallam County needs a cooperative animal fiber processing mill. "There are people who are inundated with fiber… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Graving yard negotiations under way

PORT ANGELES -- Port of Port Angeles officials met with state Department of Transportation officials for the first time Tuesday to begin real estate negotiations… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Graving yard would boost economy, study says

PORT ANGELES -- They are projects that could produce a direct economic impact of $19 million to Clallam County and up to 120 jobs over… Continue reading

Forks: Community rallying to help girl stricken with leukemia

FORKS -- Jill Henry's school photo doesn't quite say it all. Jill, an 8-year-old Forks Elementary School third-grader with strawberry-blond braided pigtails and a sweet… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Three boys arrested in connection with store robbery

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County sheriff's deputies have arrested three Port Angeles High School students in connection with last Tuesday's armed robbery of Lincoln Park… Continue reading

Sunday Showcase: Streamflow low in Peninsula rivers

Wildfires in the normally wet West End's rain forests and extremely low river flows in streams throughout the North Olympic Peninsula have firefighters, habitat biologists… Continue reading

West End: All fishing halted on Quillayute River

LAPUSH -- Extremely low Quillayute River flow levels have led the Quileute tribe to curtail net fishing for salmon until rains replenish the waterway. The… Continue reading

Clallam: More than 6,000 voters listed as inactive

Wondering why you haven't received your mail-in ballot for the general election? You could be one of thousands of Clallam County residents whose voter registration… Continue reading

Port Angeles History Weekend continues today

They came to drink in the rich, colorful history that is Port Angeles -- and got it -- during the first History Weekend. A sold-out… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Port officials actively pursuing state “graving yard” project

PORT ANGELES -- Port of Port Angeles officials say they have been working weekly and sometimes daily with state Department of Transportation officials on a… Continue reading

Clallam: Coast Guard orders security zone around tankers –

The U.S. Coast Guard, for the first time in Puget Sound maritime history, has established a security zone of 500 yards around all tankers. The… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Lodging tax board to review conference center plan

PORT ANGELES -- Lodging Tax Committee members chose Thursday to take two weeks to review the latest draft of the proposed Oak Street hotel and… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Conference center critic to drop lawsuit

PORT ANGELES -- Best Western Olympic Lodge owner Tod McClaskey said Wednesday he will drop his lawsuit to halt the proposed $16.5 million Oak Street… Continue reading