Rob Ollikainen

Fire destroys historic house in Sappho: ‘It was unique’

SAPPHO -- A 98-year-old house that played a big role in West End history was destroyed by a fast-moving fire Saturday. No one was injured… Continue reading

Year-round Neah Bay rescue tug bill awaits governor’s signature

NEAH BAY -- A permanent rescue tugboat at Neah Bay is Gov. Chris Gregoire's signature away from becoming a reality. The final version of state… Continue reading

Neah Bay rescue tug passes state Legislature

NEAH BAY -- A long-sought permanent rescue tugboat at Neah Bay has passed both houses of the state Legislature. Once it clears a political formality… Continue reading

Peninsula jobless rates level off, even dip slightly in February

PORT ANGELES -- After a three-month spike in unemployment, the jobless rate in Clallam County leveled off in February. The county's unemployment rate actually fell… Continue reading

How does Port Angeles look? Experts arrive for beautification inspection

PORT ANGELES -- They have come to Port Angeles from as far away as Boston and Ithaca, N.Y. A seven-member group of planners and architects… Continue reading

Hey, look me over: City planners look over Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- They have come to Port Angeles from as far away as Boston and Ithaca, N.Y. A seven-member group charged with assessing the… Continue reading

Trial of teen over infant drowned in toilet, dumped in trash likely to be delayed

PORT ANGELES -- The murder trial of 16-year-old Lauryn L. Last, who will be tried as an adult, may be postponed for a second time.… Continue reading

Peninsula pilot recalled as ‘an amazing man’; once helped daring escape from Mexican prison

SEQUIM -- Roger Ray Hershner was more than a skilled aviator, his wife said. "He was an amazing man," Holly Bliss of Sequim said Wednesday.… Continue reading

Port Angeles School Board to ponder next move in wake of Cohn’s Everett job

PORT ANGELES -- What will the Port Angeles School Board do next? Superintendent Gary Cohn said that his acceptance of the superintendent's position at Everett… Continue reading

OMC in the black, commissioners hope for better margin

PORT ANGELES -- Olympic Medical Center is operating in the black, but it still isn't where commissioners would like to see it. "That's why we… Continue reading

Port Angeles schools superintendent takes Everett job

PORT ANGELES — Gary Cohn, Port Angeles School District superintendent, has accepted an offer for the superintendent’s position at the Everett School District. Cohn’s acceptance… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center commissioner Witham resigns over ‘irreconcilable differences’

PORT ANGELES -- Cindy Witham has resigned, effective immediately, from the Olympic Medical Center Board of Commissioners, citing "irreconcilable differences" over policies. Witham was absent… Continue reading

Separate rallies on Border Patrol issue set Saturday in Sequim

SEQUIM -- A Stop the Checkpoints Woman's Day rally will coincide with a pro-U.S. Border Patrol rally on Saturday in Sequim. The overlapping rallies will… Continue reading

Brokers dispute home sales, prices data for North Olympic Peninsula

A modest drop in home sales and prices in Clallam County bucked a statewide downward trend in the market -- if you believe one set… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center board opts out of providing assisted suicide services

PORT ANGELES -- Olympic Medical Center's Board of Commissioners on Wednesday voted to "opt out" of Initiative 1000 -- the Death with Dignity act approved… Continue reading

Old Olympic Highway widening proposed

PORT ANGELES -- County officials have proposed a plan to widen a 1-mile stretch of Old Olympic Highway between Spring and Gunn roads in Agnew.… Continue reading

Murder trial of teen who allegedly threw baby in trash is postponed

PORT ANGELES -- The murder trial of 16-year-old Lauryn Last, originally scheduled for Monday, has been postponed until April 20. Last will be tried as… Continue reading

Port Angeles’ ax men on national TV this week

PORT ANGELES --Logging is more than a job. It's a way of life. Just ask Gabe Rygaard, president -- and TV celebrity -- of Port… Continue reading

KONP Home Show begins two-day run today

PORT ANGELES -- Exhibitors will have more than 180 booths at the 27th KONP Home Show this weekend in Port Angeles. Admission is free. The… Continue reading

Citizenship Day pays off for Sequim woman; event Saturday offers info to immigrants

PORT ANGELES -- Vicky Barreda always wanted to become a U.S. citizen. She just didn't know how to do it. "I didn't know how to… Continue reading