PAT NEAL: Herd mentality when there’s more than enough hay

IT WAS DAYLIGHT in the swamp. I was already late for a very important date. Breakfast with the ladies. They consider breakfast the most important… Continue reading

LETTER: Residents of Clallam County

We know that many of you are now out of work, or missing a season of your favorite sport, or working longer-than-usual shifts and missing… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: At home on a two-way street

THESE “LESSONS” WON’T apply to me, I thought. “House Lessons,” the new memoir from bestselling local author Erica Bauermeister, starts out about her renovation of… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Skunk Cabbage Festival canceled

IT WAS ANOTHER tough week in the news. It was revealed that the Oil City Skunk Cabbage Festival scheduled for April 1 was canceled due… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Jefferson Healthcare responds to COVID-19

JEFFERSON HEALTHCARE PLANNED to deal with several challenging issues in 2020. A pandemic, however was not on this list. Jefferson County Public Health, Jefferson Healthcare… Continue reading

EDC UPDATE: Women-owned businesses add value to economy

By Colleen McAleer Economic Development Corp. March is Women’s History Month, a month that highlights the contributions women have made to our history, economy, culture… Continue reading

Herald employee mug Jerry Cornfield

CORNFIELD: Legislative session ends with plenty of hits and misses

THE 2020 REGULAR legislative session has come to a close. It didn’t unfold the way anyone thought it would, nor is it ending as any… Continue reading

Herald employee mug Jerry Cornfield

PAT NEAL: Don’t panic, stay calm

Don’t panic, stay calm BY NOW I think we’ve all had it up to here with health experts telling us not to panic over the… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Legislature should help state conserve fish, wildlife

Nature is both more loved and more ignored than ever before. Less than 1 percent of the state’s general fund goes to support natural resource… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Women, whiskey, words

I HELD MY breath. It was almost midnight. My compañera, Jess, had ridden her horse into a situation that could mean the end of her… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A historic canoe journey

LISTENING TO PEOPLE complain about the weather on the Olympic Peninsula is evidence we’ve evolved into a nation of wimps. To hear the horrors of… Continue reading

POINT OF VIEW: Economy, taxing districts lose after timber harvest decision

DUE TO THE state Department of Natural Resources increasing marbled murrelet habitat conservation, Clallam County will see significantly lower timber harvests from state-owned timber lands… Continue reading

The state has too much money and it’s a problem

With revenues rising, budget writers are going to get lots of requests on how to spend it

OUR VIEW: Vote YES on PASD levy

WE CAN’T AFFORD to let our schools fall apart. Opponents of the Port Angeles School District’s five-year $52.6 million capital levy on the Feb. 11… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Compassion, generosity saves us all

On Friday, the first of some 420,000 federal workers nationwide received paychecks with zeros where their wages used to be. On Tuesday, more federal workers… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Our sincere apology

A FREDS GUNS advertisement on Page A10 Sunday contained a message saying “Vote on I-1639.” It didn’t reflect the advertiser’s wishes. FREDS Guns had intended… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Action needed to protect Port Angeles industrial water supply

The changes in the Elwha River have been astounding since the two fish-blocking dams came down. The river has been freed to its wild state,… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Tariffs on newsprint hit rural papers hard

MUCH OF THE talk of tariffs and trade wars has centered on the Trump administration’s decision to pursue increased taxes on some international supplies of… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Port Angeles must build a suicide barrier

something generally viewed as a character flaw — for… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: Speak out on massive park fee hike

WE NEED TO yell our heads off. The Trump administration has proposed that entrance fees be raised nearly three times from $25 per carload to… Continue reading