Pat Neal

PAT NEAL: October fishing madness

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. An invasion of desperate anglers spread quickly across the Olympic Peninsula from the Dungeness River, west to… Continue reading

 

PAT NEAL: A star is born

Embarking on a new reality television career

 

PAT NEAL: A modest fish proposal

What can be done to restore our legendary salmon runs?

PAT NEAL: An old fish story

A look at how things changed

PAT NEAL: Living in a smokehouse

Things have been this bad and a lot worse

PAT NEAL: All aboard the love boat

It’s tourist season on the Peninsula

PAT NEAL: Can you eat a fish?

A TOURIST RECENTLY asked me how and where they could catch and eat a fish. This is a common question that can lead us down… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Be prepared in the wilderness

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. A woman fell off the Hurricane Ridge Road and had to be pulled 100 feet up a… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The end of the last frontier

IN LAST WEEK’S episode of heroes and villains of the North Olympic Peninsula, Victor Smith, a city father of Port Angeles, hanged in effigy in… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Olympic heroes or villains continued

IN LAST WEEK’S episode, we were reviewing a number of historic individuals who could be considered heroes or villains depending on your point of view.… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Olympic Peninsula heroes

ON JULY 3, President Donald Trump proposed a “National Garden of American Heroes.” The proposed national monument would feature the greatest Americans to ever live.… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: There walks a logger

IT WAS THAT great American philosopher Buzz Martin, also known as “The Singing Logger,” who said, “There walks a logger, there walks a man.” I… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Happy Fourth of July

AT THIS TIME of year, we like to feel proud to be Americans. They say there’s a lot wrong with this country, but compared to… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: My cow-riding rodeo career

NOTHING SAYS SUMMER like the roar of the lawn mower, the spike in seasonally-adjusted gas prices and the most priceless air pollution I know, the… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A sorry individual

IT WAS THAT great American philosopher John Wayne who spoke these immortal words, “Never apologize and never explain. It’s a sign of weakness.” That’s from… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The coming crisis

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. We live in a time when people tend to blame the media for bad news, but all… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The Thunderbird and the railroad

MAYBE THERE’S NO such thing as the good old days, but then again, disturbing days of the present can make you wonder what time in… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The Quarantine Chronicles: Memorial Day

THAT WAS THE best Memorial Day ever. We may be under a coronavirus lockdown, but all it really took was a little can’t-do attitude to… Continue reading