PAT NEAL: The rivers’ babies are disappearing

Looking at a baby salmon, it’s hard to believe that something not much bigger than a mosquito larvae could have such a tremendous impact on… Continue reading

 

POINT OF VIEW: Religious freedom ignored in abortion debate

ALONG WITH THE belief that Judaism does not claim to have the ultimate “truth” about God, the almost fanatical pursuit of justice is a fundamental… Continue reading

 

PAT NEAL: A very berry Fourth

This is the season wild creatures wait for all year. When we can walk in the woods and meadows stuffing our gullets with free food.… Continue reading

 

PAT NEAL: Jefferson County’s resiliency plan bad for Hoh River, salmon

In last week’s episode, we followed the extinction of the salmon from Europe to the Eastern shore of the New World and across the Continent… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A short history of extinction

FOR SOME, THE new year begins in January. Out on our rivers, the new year begins now with the warming temperatures and the emergence of… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Does it always rain here?

With the blustery weather we have been experiencing lately, it seems like either the mildest January or the coldest June we’ve ever had. Rainfall events… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Traffic jam blues

when plans for the biggest traffic jam in the history of the Olympic Peninsula were made… Continue reading

Nell Clausen

POINT OF VIEW: Candidate forums are a core feature of U.S. politics

League of Women Voters member urges participation

  • May 28, 2022
  • By Nell Clausen League of Women Voters of Clallam County
  • Clallam County
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PAT NEAL: Things could always be worse

Recently, we described the deterioration of our antique transportation infrastructure on the Olympic Peninsula. State Highway 112 was closed by landslides and there are no… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Olympic Peninsula driving guide continued

In last week’s episode, we were traveling west on U.S. Highway 101 and had just successfully crossed the Elwha River bridge. This antique structure’s foundation… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Olympic Peninsula driving guide

With the real and present danger of an imminent tourist invasion, it’s time once again for the Olympic Peninsula driving guide. Escaping Pugetopolis, you head… Continue reading

The women of Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles sang in a Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts concert last week at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Music from home — and around the world

“That was powerful,” Amy McIntyre said as we stood up and walked, on air, out of the auditorium. My feeling exactly. My music-loving friend and… Continue reading

The women of Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles sang in a Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts concert last week at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

PAT NEAL: No selfies in the outhouse

From our majestic melting glaciers to the acidified ocean, and all the scenic splendor in between, this year’s tourist migration seems even heavier than last… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The voyage of the Lydia

In last week’s episode, we discovered the unhappy coincidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition spending a hard winter at Fort Clatsop, surviving on lean… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Some adventures give you butterflies

Riding a horse up the side of a mountain isn’t easy. This was the ultimate leg on a multimodal trip to a mythical destination, though,… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A saga of spring, salmon and supplies

Spring is a time of spiritual renewal along with Easter, Ramadan and Passover. There is, however, another seasonal ritual that’s older than all these traditions… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A short history of fishing laws

In last week’s episode, we were exploring a bizarre bit of bureaucratic bungling where the state of Washington demands that we purchase our new fishing… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Finding grace in the face of tragedy

I can barely breathe when I think of it: A husband and wife, not unlike myself and my mate, are bicycling into town for lunch… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: April Fools’ fun with fisherman

And so, my favorite holiday, April Fools’ Day, passes astern. Here’s hoping yours was the best ever! Over the years, who could forget the dreadful… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: They clearcut the ‘Tunnel of Love’

SOME NIGHTS, I dream of rivers. Ones I have floated and others that exist only in dreams of a distant past. Last winter was a… Continue reading