PAT NEAL: A Christmas canoe cruise continued

LAST WEEK, WE were comparing our modern system of transportation with a Christmas canoe cruise from Neah Bay to Port Townsend in December 1859 by… Continue reading

John, Paul, Steve and Rita

Very big deals, cinematically speaking, have just overtaken our screens. For me, it was the release of “West Side Story” 2.0. The long-awaited film had… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: A Christmas canoe cruise

As the holiday season progresses, we ask ourselves the question, “will we be at home or on the road?” This year, staying home for the… Continue reading

LETTER: Look deeper

The picture on the front page of the Dec. 5 PDN presents an interesting dichotomy. The signs held by the protesters tell the story quite… Continue reading

Colleen McAleer, Clallam County Economic Development Council

POINT OF VIEW: Clallam EDC tries to lift local economy

AS WE CONSIDER our local community, we have much to be thankful for. Our environment is breathtaking and we have space and places to roam… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2021
  • By Colleen McAleer Economic Development Council
Colleen McAleer, Clallam County Economic Development Council

PAT NEAL: Extinction for profit

It was another tough week in the news. A decision was made by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife that should go a long… Continue reading

LETTER: Restaurants lose patron

Win or lose, those restaurants who have filed suit against the mandated proof of vaccine dining-in requirement have permanently lost this patron. If you don’t… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2021

PAT NEAL: Razor clamming best way to avoid post-holiday chores

Now that Thanksgiving is over, only the drudgery of cleanup remains. Don’t get bogged down in the details as an excuse for doing nothing. A… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Things could be worse

We’ve heard a lot about supply chain problems lately. It’s nothing new to people who hunt, fish and gather wild crops to augment their food… Continue reading

Author Ward Serrill and his dog Dolly Parton, 7, share a moment at the Starlight Room, where Serrill will give readings of  his new memoir, "To Crack the World Open: Solitude, Alaska and a Dog Named Woody." Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Author tells true wilderness tale

Like a wild creek in early spring, “To Crack the World Open: Solitude, Alaska and a Dog Named Woody” carried me swiftly into Ward Serrill’s… Continue reading

Author Ward Serrill and his dog Dolly Parton, 7, share a moment at the Starlight Room, where Serrill will give readings of  his new memoir, "To Crack the World Open: Solitude, Alaska and a Dog Named Woody." Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

LETTER: Comparing stats

In a letter submitted recently, an attempt was made to argue that Florida had greater success in handling the COVID-19 pandemic due to their Republican… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2021
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Four North Olympic Peninsula residents have received Medal of Honor

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column by PDN Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb first appeared Nov. 10, 2000. We print an updated version every Veterans Day. A… Continue reading

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Judith Pasco, second from left, takes a walk with women in Zinacantán, Mexico, in July 2008, two years after cofounding the Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Foundation grows opportunities

Nearly sixteen years ago, I was a freshly hired Peninsula Daily News reporter walking into Judith Pasco’s classroom at Sequim High School. There, in the… Continue reading

Judith Pasco, second from left, takes a walk with women in Zinacantán, Mexico, in July 2008, two years after cofounding the Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

LETTER: Fall Fest

My wife and I would like to congratulate Stephanie and all the volunteers who planned and put on the wonderful event called “Fall Fest.” It… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2021

LETTER: How is this patriotic?

Once again, I read a person calling the inconsiderate people who have refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19 “Great Patriots.” How are they patriotic in… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2021

Letter: Exemptions

Exemptions I was disappointed to read that 259 employees, 16 percent of the staff, at Olympic Medical Center were granted a religious or medical exemption… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2021

Letter: Rogers best choice

I am a friend of Karen Rogers and going to state why I am voting for her. Karen knows the needs of our community, having… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2021

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Claiming her story in her own words

This is a 99 percent match for you, Netflix told me. Maybe the algorithm knows I live in Port Townsend, where “Maid,” the 10-episode series… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: An answer to an age old queston

It was daylight on the river. We were sitting in the vapors of a fog-shrouded valley trying to solve the central problems of human existence.… Continue reading

LETTER: Backs Wennstrom

I strongly support Libby Wennstrom for Port Townsend City Council. As an elected precinct committee officer with the Jefferson County Democratic Party, I’ve come to… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2021