PAT NEAL: The summertime blues

Summertime is garden time. Growing vegetables is a good way to confront the outrageous price of groceries. Until you figure out how much seed and… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The new fishing regulations

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. The good news is the 2023 Washington State Sport Fishing rules came out. The bad news is… Continue reading

Pacific Squadron painting done by Thomas Guptil that now sits in the Clallam County courthouse

PAT NEAL: It’s always been a Navy town

IT WAS GOOD to see the Navy back in town to celebrate the Fourth of July in Port Angeles. More than 1,000 people lined up… Continue reading

Pacific Squadron painting done by Thomas Guptil that now sits in the Clallam County courthouse

PAT NEAL: Bee ware of stings

THESE ARE THE mornings I’ll remember all winter. As the sun rises over the flank of Mount Olympus and the ocean fog retreats to the… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Berry picking season

when we can walk in the woods and meadows stuffing our gullets with free… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The longest day

IT’S DAYLIGHT ON the river on the longest day of the year. Being on the river early is a good way to watch the creatures… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Lessons of the lost

GETTING LOST IN the woods is a proud American tradition that goes back to before the days of Daniel Boone, who said, “I have never… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: DOT: Let us know before you block the highway

PORT ANGELES HAS had its second apology in a year from the state Department of Transportation for causing a traffic jam in town. On Tuesday,… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2023
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PAT NEAL: Graduates: Dare to imagine

THIS WEEK’S COLUMN is dedicated to all our graduates. We are so proud of you. You are limited only by your imagination. This is a… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The house of the salmon

FOR SOME, THE new year begins in January. On our rivers, the new year begins with the first sighting of baby salmon emerging from the… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The anti-vaxxers

BY NOW, I think we’ve all had it up to here with know-it-all newspaper columnists spewing about vaccines. Chances are you’re either for or against… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The return of fire season

“ALL YOU NEED is three days of hot sun,” the old logger said, “to make the woods dry enough to burn.” By now, we’ve had… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The green crab crisis

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. The green crab crisis reared its ugly head. Native to the northeast Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Good news and bad news

WHO SAYS THERE’S no good news? The Lower Elwha Klallam Ceremonial and Subsistence Fishery will open for coho salmon on the Elwha this October. It’s… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: The great clam hunt

WITH THE ENDLESS rain, wind and gray skies we’ve had lately, many outdoor activities have been put on the back burner in hopes of warmer… Continue reading

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Point of View: Partnership for the Planet: Some Earth Day thoughts

ALL OF US have made a conscious decision to live on the Olympic Peninsula. We need only step outside to experience what makes our city… Continue reading

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Dr. Suzy Ames, president of Peninsula College. (Submitted photo)

POINT OF VIEW: College-to-career pathways offered at Peninsula College

WHAT’S THE VALUE of higher education these days? It depends. There’s a lot of skepticism about this topic, and it’s warranted. Should students take out… Continue reading

Dr. Suzy Ames, president of Peninsula College. (Submitted photo)

PAT NEAL: Happy Earth Day, Elwha

I remember the first Earth Day. We were in high school. We watched a movie about the Earth being poisoned to death. That was a… Continue reading

LETTER: 2nd Amendment

The March 18 letter “Different View” is nothing but typical Republican bull. As a weapons owner I believe in the 2nd Amendment, but no one… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2023

PAT NEAL: A short history of steelhead fishing

The first historic reference of a steelhead came on March 16, 1806, when Lewis and Clark bought a “salmon trout” from the Indians. That was… Continue reading