Rob Ollikainen

Peninsula begins to dry out; Jefferson joins Clallam in declaring emergency

A break in the rain ebbed major flooding concerns on the North Olympic Peninsula, but saturated ground, and fast-moving streams prolonged the threat of fallen… Continue reading

West End melt-off becomes floods that close roads, cut off residents

A combination of heavy rain and rapid snow melt caused widespread flooding on the North Olympic Peninsula on Wednesday with multiple road closures on the… Continue reading

Girl, 16, to face murder charge in case involving baby’s body found in trash

PORT ANGELES -- A 16-year-old girl, described by her attorney as a child who has lost a child, was charged with first- and second-degree murder… Continue reading

STATE TROOPERS FREED AFTER BEING STRANDED BY FLOODWATERS NEAR CLALLAM BAY

CLALLAM BAY — Two State Patrol troopers were stranded between a section of fast-moving water Tuesday night on State Route 112 near milepost 25. It… Continue reading

Controls on lands extended in Clallam County

PORT ANGELES -- Clallam County commissioners on Tuesday extended interim controls on disputed lands. Nothing changes as a result of the ruling. It simply continues… Continue reading

Wind knocks out power to 15,000 in Jefferson; more high gusts forecast today for Olympic Peninsula

High winds wreaked havoc early Wednesday as fallen trees and a damaged main line knocked out power to 16,000 customers on the North Olympic Peninsula.… Continue reading

Close shave: Fire breaks out in barbershop below apartments

PORT ANGELES -- A Port Angeles barbershop was damaged Monday night and four residents of an upstairs apartment complex were evacuated in a small fire… Continue reading

Road ice slow to melt away; more windy weather forecast

A slow defrost on the North Olympic Peninsula has cleared much of the ice off the low-lying roads, but slippery conditions persist in the morning… Continue reading

Forest board revises owl rules

PORT ANGELES -- It's too early to tell what impact a new rule easing logging restrictions will have on northern spotted owl habitat on the… Continue reading

Owls on Peninsula under pressure

PORT ANGELES -- The northern spotted owl is being driven off its territory by a larger, more aggressive cousin, say wildlife biologists. The barred owl… Continue reading

Accused killer’s attorney to ask for short continuance

PORT ANGELES -- The murder trial of Andrea Freese, which is now set for Jan. 5, is likely to be postponed. Freese, 33, of Port… Continue reading

Last of snow expected today on Peninsula

It looks like it's going to be a partially white Christmas on the North Olympic Peninsula. After an extended arctic blast, the weather is slowly… Continue reading

Neah Bay access still open to one lane

NEAH BAY -- One lane of traffic remained open on state Highway 112 near Neah Bay on Wednesday where a landslide blocked the road Monday… Continue reading

Crews open one lane to Neah Bay after slide

NEAH BAY -- Crews had opened one lane of Neah Bay's only paved access road Tuesday evening after a large rock slide hit state Highway… Continue reading

Winter weather grips Clallam County

PORT ANGELES -- The second wave of a stubborn polar onslaught brought more snow to the North Olympic Peninsula lowlands on Thursday. The region hunkered… Continue reading

UPDATE: Six inches or more of new snow expected tonight through tomorrow night

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story will be updated on peninsuladailynews.com as weather forecasts warrant. Click below the weather icon at the upper right of the home… Continue reading

Harbor-Works board, tribal council discuss Rayonier site’s future in light of Y’Innis, the ancient village

PORT ANGELES -- The Lower Elwha Klallam tribe wants to see the former Rayonier Inc. pulp mill site cleaned up, said tribal chairwoman Francis Charles… Continue reading

It’s going to get c-c-cold: Crews brace for snow and frigid temperatures

Crews across the North Olympic Peninsula are bracing for the season's first winter storm, which has been predicted to blow in subfreezing temperatures after a… Continue reading

Brown arraignment on vehicular homicide charge rescheduled; victim’s mother speaks out

PORT ANGELES -- The untimely death of her son, Benjamin Merscher, has shattered her family emotionally, said Mitzi Sanders, after watching the woman accused of… Continue reading

First Federal CEO speaks frankly about the economic meltdown and banks in talk to Chamber of Commerce

PORT ANGELES -- Most community banks have the capital to survive the current recession, the head of one of them told the Port Angeles Regional… Continue reading