Luke Bogues

Freighter ordered to Port Angeles after oil spills off Oregon coast

PORT ANGELES -- A Swedish freighter docked Thursday, one day after it spilled 12,000 gallons of oil off the Oregon coast. The 654-foot car carrier… Continue reading

Clallam: Sheriff’s plan to restructure department includes $11,452 raise for himself

A plan to restructure the Clallam County Sheriff's Department calls for position changes, additional deputies and pay raises for top personnel -- including the sheriff.… Continue reading

Forks: Three face attempted murder charges related to stabbing death

FORKS -- Clallam County prosecutors have charged three Mexican nationals with attempted murder in the first degree in connection with a July 21 knife fight… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Accused mail thief pleads innocent

PORT ANGELES -- The 39-year-old Oregon man police say stole mail to obtain credit cards and personal checks pleaded innocent to all charges Friday. Mitchell… Continue reading

Forks: Detectives search for clues in stabbing death

FORKS -- Investigators are still searching for clues in a stabbing attack Saturday that left one man dead and a second hospitalized. Two other men… Continue reading

Clallam: Bail set at $150,000 for mail-theft suspect

PORT ANGELES -- A 38-year-old man accused in a spree of mail thefts to get credit cards and checks remains in custody after a judge… Continue reading

West End: Detectives search for clues in stabbing death

FORKS -- Investigators are still searching for clues in a stabbing attack Saturday that left one man dead and a second hospitalized. Two other men… Continue reading

West End: Fisherman airlifted to hospital from fishing boat

NEAH BAY -- A fisherman was hospitalized Wednesday night after Coast Guard crews transported him to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. Mark Strong, 35,… Continue reading

Peninsula: Olympic National Park officials face staff shortage

An increasing number of unfunded federal mandates and a limited budget are tasking Olympic National Park employees and forcing a cut in visitor services. Officials… Continue reading

West End: Forks woman charged with first-degree arson

FORKS -- A local woman was charged Monday in Clallam County Superior Court with first-degree arson for allegedly using gasoline to burn down a trailer.… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Rose Lumber going out of business

PORT ANGELES -- After 19 years, Rose Lumber is going out of business. Owners Rhonda Rose-Rieker and Jerry Rieker placed a sign on the door… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Venue change sought for man accused of killing deputy

The man who allegedly killed a Clallam County sheriff's deputy last August could face trial in another county. The attorney for Thomas Martin Roberts, 54,… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Fire damages living quarters above downtown shop

PORT ANGELES -- Fireworks are likely to blame for a fire Thursday that damaged the Smokin' Joe's Fine Tobacco building. Firefighters were dispatched to 204… Continue reading

Port Angeles: New art reaches downtown

PORT ANGELES -- It's like having an open air art museum in your back yard. For the third consecutive year, the Port Angeles Downtown Association's… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Waterfront event offers spectators view of spills and chills on the water

PORT ANGELES --Dwarfed by mighty tankers, a flurry of racers push their one-man power skis to the limits. Roostertails leave rippled traces of the racers'… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Cloth items stuffed in toilets causes a big stink at jail

PORT ANGELES -- The Clallam County jail has been cleaned up after two days of sewage backups. Acting Undersheriff Margaret Farmer said Tuesday that authorities… Continue reading

Neah Bay: Budget includes $1.7 million for rescue tug

NEAH BAY -- A rescue tug will be stationed at the mouth of the Strait of Juan de Fuca again next winter to respond to… Continue reading

Clallam: Commissioners get an earful over proposed tax break for farmland

About 60 people packed the Clallam County commissioners' meeting room Tuesday to voice their opinions about the proposed county Open Space Code. The proposal would… Continue reading

Accused deputy killer ordered back to psychiatric hospital

PORT ANGELES -- The man accused of killing a Clallam County sheriff's deputy last August has been ordered to undergo another round of psychiatric evaluation.… Continue reading