DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Art, friendship, music and nature

Just when I think I can’t stand any more sadness, in comes a wave of joy: an Alfredo Arreguin painting I’d never seen before. Everything… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Understanding our fishing laws

It was another tough week in the news. The good news is the 2021 Washington State Sport Fishing rules came out. The bad news is… Continue reading

LETTER: Clallam County Fair

Clallam County Fair, 1895, was started to “relieve the doldrums” from the effects of the 1893 depression. It was the insight of civic leaders Michael… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2021

LETTER: Unvaccinated the problem

It seems increasingly clear to me that just about everyone who chooses not to get vaccinated is going to get sick with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2021

PAT NEAL: Let the rain keep coming

“Does it always rain like this?” my fancy friend asked recently while huddling under a refreshing morning shower that hit so hard the raindrops seemed… Continue reading

LETTER: Memories

I have read the PDN since 1963. I particularly enjoy John McNutt’s “Back When.” His piece, “Family Moves Past Devastating Events” brought back the south… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2021

LETTER: Save your tribe

We are the indigenous people. Years ago, when the European settlers arrived on what was to become American shores, among other things they brought with… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Rosita, Rita and the Rose

When I saw “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It” was screening during the Rose Theatre’s reopening weekend, I too decided… Continue reading

PAT NEAL: Who owns the river: An apology

It was wrong to say in a recent column that bureaucrats, biologists and the bull trout owned the Hoh River. In my own defense, there’s… Continue reading

LETTER: Traitors to democracy

After watching the first day of the Jan. 6 committee investigation, it became obvious, if it wasn’t already, that there were no love and kisses… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2021

LETTER: West End Thunder

A huge thank you to all the volunteers at West End Thunder. They put on the drag races at the Forks Airport once a month.… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2021

LETTER: Supports Rogers

As a former U.S. naval officer and Superior Court judge, I understand clearly the importance of governance, law and policy. I’m supporting Karen Rogers for… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2021

LETTER: Supports Vega

Tyler Vega is running for Port Townsend City Council in the upcoming primary. Tyler is not part of the political establishment, which is a good… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2021

PAT NEAL: Bureaucrats, biologists and bull trout

In our history of the Hoh River, we’ve watched the transfer of ownership from the Native Americans, to warring European nations and eventually to the… Continue reading

LETTER: Darwin award

I would like to submit my nomination for this year’s Darwin Award to all the unmasked, unvaccinated people in America. For those unfamiliar with the… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2021

LETTER: Natural selection

As more of our population dies of COVID-19, it is apparent that nearly all of them are unvaccinated. While I applaud Clallam County health officer… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2021

LETTER: False equivalency

A recent letter in the PDN listed several circumstances in which our ancestors came to America: seeking freedom from peasantry, serfdom and slavery, arriving here… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2021

LETTER: Supports present council

I just received my voters’ pamphlet and was compelled to write. I have consistently followed the words, and actions, of our current city council. We… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2021
Vespertine Boutique's Jaime Jaynes talks with one of her first customers. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Stepping into the light

A quiet revolution is happening in the middle of downtown Port Townsend. I say quiet because the Vespertine Boutique, which has been open 11 days… Continue reading

Vespertine Boutique's Jaime Jaynes talks with one of her first customers. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

PAT NEAL: Nonprofits here to help?

In previous episodes, we traced the transfer of ownership of the Hoh River from the Native Americans, who were the original inhabitants, to various warring… Continue reading