Roger Harnack

Port Angeles: Officials working on ways to lure Westport Shipyard

PORT ANGELES -- Local officials are trying to sweeten a deal that could bring Westport Shipyard's planned luxury yacht building facility -- and 200 well-paying… Continue reading


Peninsula: Early balloting brisk, counties’ elections officials report

Elections officials in Clallam and Jefferson counties are optimistic voter turnout will be high for Tuesday's primary election. "I'm saying 70 percent," Jefferson County Auditor… Continue reading


Tall Ship Challenge race not likely to be visible from Cape Flattery today

NEAH BAY -- Sailing enthusiasts won't likely be able to watch the start of the northwest leg of the 2002 Tall Ships Challenge today. The… Continue reading


Joyce: Former resident leaves for Palestine

JOYCE -- A former resident departed Monday for Israeli-occupied areas of Palestine to protest violence in the war-torn region. Prior to leaving, Forrest Deuth, 26,… Continue reading

Two missing, presumed drowned in Peninsula rivers

Two people were missing and presumed drowned in separate incidents Saturday on the North Olympic Peninsula. U.S. Coast Guard helicopter search and rescue crews from… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Topside repair executive scouts harbor facilities

PORT ANGELES -- The parent company of Pacific Rim Industrial & Marine Engineering's biggest competitor is looking at expanding another ship repair subsidiary into Port… Continue reading

Port Angeles: PRIME’s topside-repair replacement surprise by closure, too

PORT ANGELES -- The co-owner of Wight Corp. says he was surprised by the closure of PRIME -- Pacific Rim Industrial & Marine Engineering --… Continue reading

Port Angeles: The captains of crunch visit fairgrounds

PORT ANGELES -- Christopher Roy sat in the cab of his truck, intently focused on the two junked cars and a van before him. He… Continue reading

Peninsula: Census data paint bleak picture of most tribes

New Census data paint a bleak picture of most reservations on the North Olympic Peninsula. The data, released last week, show low-paying jobs and low… Continue reading

Peninsula: Non-tribal commercial fishing fleet disappearing –

Non-tribal commercial fishermen in Jefferson and Clallam counties say they are a dying breed. Figures released last week by the state Department of Revenue bear… Continue reading

West End: Two Neah Bay fishing boats reported taking on water west of Cape Flattery

NEAH BAY -- U.S. Coast Guard crews were on their way to assist at least one Makah tribal fishing vessel taking on water after pounding… Continue reading

West End: Former county commissioner announces candidacy

FORKS -- Businessman Phil Kitchel is ready for a rematch. On Tuesday, Kitchel announced his candidacy for the Clallam County commissioner seat for District No.… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Toddler awaiting heart transplant

PORT ANGELES -- A 21-month-old local girl was added to the heart transplant list early Tuesday at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle.… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Sen. Murray aide expected to view mag-lev system today

PORT ANGELES -- U.S. Sen. Patty Murray is interested in the LEVX magnetic-levitation transportation system being developed by Magna Force Inc., her press secretary says.… Continue reading

Mag-lev system inventor urges business leaders to encourage federal support

PORT ANGELES -- Opportunity is knocking. But unless Peninsula business leaders can persuade federal officials in charge of research and development money to open the… Continue reading

Peninsula: Scientists predict doom for rain forests

A report predicts that global warming could doom the North Olympic Peninsula's rain forests. The report was released by the World Wildlife Fund and the… Continue reading

Capitol display prompts calls to magnetic-car developer

PORT ANGELES -- A day after the space-age LEVX transportation system was unveiled publicly in Olympia, Magna Force Inc. officials say they are being swamped… Continue reading

Port Angeles inventor’s high-tech magnetic levitation system attracts legislators

A Port Angeles inventor unveiled his space-age transportation system to the public by floating a bright red Corvette on an invisible magnetic field in Olympia… Continue reading

West End: George Clooney movie may be shot around Forks

FORKS -- The next movie to be filmed on the North Olympic Peninsula could be a science-fiction thriller. 20th Century Fox officials are considering a… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Canadian begins work as mill manager at Daishowa America

PORT ANGELES -- Daishowa America Co. has hired a Canadian to oversee its pulp and paper mill operations in Port Angeles. Harold Norlund, 46, of… Continue reading