Mark Morey

Helicopter logging begins near Forks

> FORKS -- With dual rotors plying the air, the white helicopter picks up its load of logs, lifts and speeds across the sky. Its… Continue reading



> LAPUSH -- A half-dozen Forks High School students took to the sea Friday to learn more about offshore rock pinnacles. The U.S. Coast Guard… Continue reading


BLYN: Jamestown S”Klallam to collect cigarette taxes

> BLYN -- The Jamestown S"Klallam tribe plans to devote cigarette tax revenues to health and education programs now that the state has surrendered its… Continue reading


CLALLAM: Family, colleagues of slain deputy going to D.C.

> Relatives and fellow officers fly to Washington, D.C., this weekend to honor slain Clallam County Sheriff's Deputy Wally Davis during a four-day series of… Continue reading

SEQUIM: Burnt Hill gates to close to off-roaders

> Recently installed gates on Burnt Hill will soon slam shut because of environmental damage caused by four-wheel-drive vehicles, the state Department of Natural Resources… Continue reading

WEST END: State Route 112 now called Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway

> Tourism, timber and transportation leaders gathered Wednesday at Clallam Bay County Park to dedicate state Route 112 as a National Scenic Byway. Under the… Continue reading


The senior partner of one of the Peninsula's oldest accounting firms was killed Wednesday night in a truck crash south of Seattle. Dennis Overby, 56,… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Forum focuses on quake protection

PORT ANGELES -- A set of simple bolts can limit damage during an earthquake, building experts said Wednesday during a public forum. "A few thousand… Continue reading

WEST END: Clallam Bay-Sekiu closer to being a city

Clallam County commissioners have scheduled a Tuesday meeting to start the incorporation process for Clallam Bay-Sekiu. The meeting will be the first step toward a… Continue reading

WEST END: “Bubble fishery” to offer salmon fishing opportunity

LAPUSH -- A special "bubble fishery"' this fall is expected to delight salmon anglers and boost West End tourism. "We want to bring more people… Continue reading

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK: Hot springs resort attracts bathers for first day of season

Darcie Mezek doesn't mind a few more regulations as long as she's able to enjoy her time at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort. "It's worth… Continue reading

WEST END: Congressional delegation still weighing Coast Guard station closure

Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray and Norm Dicks, the North Olympic Peninsula's congressman, plan to announce their position on the proposed closure of the… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Hearing speakers say, “Keep LaPush station open”

PORT ANGELES -- Four hearings later, the message remains strongly on course: Don't close the U.S. Coast Guard station at LaPush. Dozens of speakers have… Continue reading


FORKS -- For the second consecutive night, West End residents used a Coast Guard hearing to blast the proposed closing of the LaPush station. Many… Continue reading

WEST END: Residents, officials oppose station closure

LaPUSH -- Rescued fishermen, tribal leaders and business owners Monday opposed the proposed U.S. Coast Guard Quillayute River Station closure during the first public session… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Yacht builder Admiral lays off half of work force

PORT ANGELES -- A leading waterfront employer has halved its work force because the company decided to shift final production of its luxury yachts north… Continue reading

PORT TOWNSNED: Osprey crew to be recognized

PORT TOWNSEND -- The crew members of the Coast Guard cutter Osprey will be honored for their part in the biggest -- and possibly most… Continue reading

PENINSULA: Law enforcement agencies lament loss of Clinton-era funding

A Bush administration budget proposal to eliminate COPS grants is a bad idea, local law enforcement officials say. They say the move would complicate an… Continue reading

JEFFERSON: Deputies cleared in inmate’s death

An outside investigation has cleared Jefferson County sheriff's officers of any wrongdoing in the death of a 23-year-old jail inmate, detectives announced Wednesday. Port Hadlock… Continue reading

PENINSULA: Border agents, area residents happy with Ahmed Ressam conviction

PORT ANGELES -- Residents and federal border agents close to the Port Angeles arrest of Ahmed Ressam rejoiced when jurors convicted the Algerian of all… Continue reading