PAT NEAL: A reoccurring moisture trend

A REAL WOODSMAN doesn’t need a weatherman to know if it is going to rain. Often, by observing the formation of clouds and direction of… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A winter forecast

THE SIGNS OF the season are certain. There is fresh snow on Mount Olympus. The vine maples are red. The maples are yellow. The old… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The fall chore list

THIS MUST BE the most beautiful fall weather we’ve seen in years. But I’m not one to sit around and admire the view when there’s… Continue reading

LETTER: Biden impeachment

Biden impeachment I recently wrote our U.S. Representative, Derek Kilmer, to ask him to be nonpartisan enough to vote to impeach President Biden if and… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2023
Mara  Zimmerman

POINT OF VIEW: Big bold action needed for salmon restoration

THE DECLINES OF SALMON runs, as highlighted in Peter Segall’s Sept. 2 front-page article, are a bitter pill to swallow for those of us who… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2023
  • By Mara Zimmerman Coast Salmon Partnership
Mara  Zimmerman

PAT NEAL: A return to the Queets

Back on this day, Sept. 20, 1890, Private Harry Fisher, a member of Lt. Joseph P. O’Neil’s U.S. Army expedition who had been sent to… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The sting of bee season

By now, I think we’ve all had it up to here with our seasonal visitors and their in-your-face attitude every time we step outside to… Continue reading

LETTER: Sound of freedom

Sound of freedom “Judge: Growler Flights Continue.” Which came first, practice flights or the population density of the northeast Olympic Peninsula? What are people thinking… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2023

LETTER: Elegant column

Elegant column Although I am pro-choice, I wholeheartedly applaud the recent elegant column on abortion by Mona Charen (PDN, Sept. 1), which should be required… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2023

LETTER: Mail delivery

Mail delivery The mail delivery along U.S. Highway 101 is the worst that I’ve seen in 60 years. Over the years we have had some… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2023

LETTER: Not dead yet

Not dead yet I read Mona Charen’s column regarding President Biden’s age (PDN, Aug. 18.) She was responding to the concern of many that he… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2023

LETTER: No masks

No masks As a preemptive strike against the inevitable, I encourage all Clallam County citizens to refuse to wear masks when they are mandated by… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2023
Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor.

Point of View: Bill aims to aid rural hospitals

FORTY-NINE YEARS ago, I was born at what was then called Olympic Memorial Hospital. Over the years, members of my family and I received good,… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2023
  • By Derek Kilmer U.S. Representative
Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor.

PAT NEAL: The autumn harvest

when the rain and wind wash the dust away and the air smells fresh and clear.… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Back-to-school drugs

BACK TO SCHOOL. I wonder if any if any three words in the English language can shoot such a bolt of stark terror into my… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Toki is free at last

It was another tough week in the news. A 57-year-old female orca who had lived in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium since 1970 died last… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Why I did not go to work today

They say there’s a shortage of folks willing to work in these United States. From what I gathered from talking to numerous European tourists this… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Legislation would stem ‘news deserts’

READERS EXPECT TO find obituaries in their newspapers, chronicling the lives of community members who contributed in ways great and small to their hometowns. With… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Real tourists with real questions

Every tourist season brings a new crop of tourists. They have a lot of questions. Where is the bathroom? Where can I dump my garbage?… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The problem with cougars

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. An 8-year-old was attacked by a cougar at Lake Angeles, a popular hiking and camping destination in… Continue reading