WEST END NEIGHBOR: Holiday displays light up West End

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Holiday displays light up West End

THE SUN HAS set, darkness has overcome the road. Coming up Fairholm Hill from Lake Crescent, the rain gives itself up for actual snow. Streetlights… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Holiday displays light up West End

FROM A WRITER’S NOTEBOOK: Celebrating the season post-election

THIS IS HOW the season finds me: determined, ear-to-ear, not to let November disappointment crush my December spirit. I am not going to spend the… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Defeating Japan in World War II a family fight

a date which will live in infamy …” President Franklin D. Roosevelt said these words many years ago. Today, Dec. 7… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Finding light in the gray of La Push

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Finding light in the gray of La Push

THE WAVES WERE stacked, one upon the other, like fans rushing a concert stage. Last Saturday, the Pacific Ocean was utterly pounding First Beach in… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Finding light in the gray of La Push

PAT NEAL: Winter outages bring new challenges

It takes a village to get ready for the coming cold months.

PAT NEAL: The backcountry’s Sasquatch people

THE ANNUAL SASQUATCH Summit at Ocean Shores is always a hoot, and this year was no exception. This is a gathering of some of the… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Giving thanks by giving back

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Giving thanks by giving back

FORKS IS A small, rural town, but even still, it’s not every day there are shots fired on the main street. Several American flags fluttered… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Giving thanks by giving back

FROM A WRITER’S NOTEBOOK: A thank-you to students from long ago

HARDLY ANYONE WRITES thank-you notes anymore. But there are two I’ve been meaning to send. And I’ve learned to identify the feeling inside that knows… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Luck of the draw in fishing seasons

I DON’T KNOW about you, but I’ve caught the holiday spirit just in time for the most important holiday of the year. No, I am… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Dam removal a whale of an issue

IT WAS ANOTHER tough day for those of us who love the iconic orca, or killer whale. An article, “Scientists: Breach Dams To Save Orcas,”… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Forks-area DNR leader steps down

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Forks-area DNR leader steps down

Sue Trettevick retired in June to be more available for her teenage daughters.

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Forks-area DNR leader steps down

PAT NEAL: Season for stalking wild chanterelle

The wily fungus can make mushroom picking an adventure.

FROM A WRITER’S NOTEBOOK: It’s all about the journey

I have a limited tolerance for generic questions about where I see myself in the future. Life can be less conventional than people know it to be.

PAT NEAL: Treat orca in more kingly way

The recent orca deaths beg the question: Is it worth killing killer whales for whatever data the killing produces?

PAT NEAL: Fishing’s lean but bird-watching’s keen

The coho seem to be running strong just across that imaginary line that marks the boundary of the recreational paradise we call Canada — but not here, they say.

Forks fans often lend helping hands

Forks fans often lend helping hands

“It’s like tourism with an additional purpose,” City Attorney Rod Fleck said.

Forks fans often lend helping hands

PAT NEAL: Meeting challenges of hunting season

Once you get your hunting rifle sighted in, keep it locked up far away from loved ones and hunting buddies.

LETTER: National Park Service should be embarrassed over paltry number of fish in Elwha

It’s been three years since the Glines Canyon and Elwha dams were removed, and the NPS is touting 16 fish in an area where there should be many more.

LETTER: Wage hike initiative all about fairness

Despite what a recent letter writer thinks, salary hikes are needed in today’s economy.

LETTER: Unsure whether to vote for Trump

Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to help you decide.