LETTER: Close camping

We’re too close to take unnecessary chances now. I own and operate Sequim Valley Ranch, a large multi-operational ranch east of Sequim. Ninety percent of… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2021
Ballet Victoria's Paul Destrooper dances with Andrea Bayne during the 2019 Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: JFFA: Virtual, emotional

People’s faces lit up. Seeing their astonishment was just as much fun as watching the performers: the dancers of Ballet Victoria, just arrived on the… Continue reading

Ballet Victoria's Paul Destrooper dances with Andrea Bayne during the 2019 Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

PAT NEAL: A case of clam fever

I don’t know what made me say I was the fastest clam digger in the west. It must have been the COVID-induced cabin fever talking.… Continue reading

Letter: Public office

Mr. Armacost complained that he was unaware of paparazzi, and he felt being photographed in public was “being spied on.” As the mayor, he is… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2021

LETTER: Carbon sequestration

In addition to fish, I see another area of nature that government has mismanaged: Our state public lands. With growing cries of stopping harvests to… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2021

LETTER: Pleased by letter

I was pleased to see the letter “The True Whiners” in Peninsula Voices. The writer clearly addresses the causes and results of actions that created… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2021

LETTER: Unfit for office

The last few days I have had the opportunity to observe things that lead me to believe that the current mayor is unfit for this… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2021

LETTER: Snake River dams

There has been quite a push to remove the lower Snake River dams lately. I don’t understand the push to remove the dams that have… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2021

PAT NEAL: Answering tourists’ questions

Springtime must be my favorite time of year on the Olympic Peninsula. When uncounted millions of birds fly north along our coast to their remote… Continue reading

LETTER: Not healthy debate

By wearing an incendiary T-shirt, the mayor of Sequim, Mr. William Armacost, told me, and anyone who doesn’t agree with him, to get the F-… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2021

LETTER: Who’s lying?

Regarding Thomas Friedman’s column in Monday’s Peninsula Daily News titled “Big Lie Still Endangers Democracy,” give me a break. It’s rich that he can write… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2021

OUR VIEW: Best way to create change: Run for office

IF YOU DON’T like what’s happening, run for office. The candidate filing week is May 17-21 for the Nov. 2 general election and the North… Continue reading

  • May 9, 2021

LETTER: The true whiners

Before the letter addresses the degrading and insulting characterizations of people fleeing the failed states of their homelands for a future in the U.S. in… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2021

LETTER: Rage and speeding

Vehicles used to be a form of transportation. Now they are a different art form. I’m not talking about design here, but another type of… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2021
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DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Author shares spirit with world

I thought I was well-acquainted with our neighbor. Having traveled through seven of her states and studied Spanish in Cuernavaca, I felt at home in… Continue reading

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PAT NEAL: Understanding our fishing regulations

“When does the river open?” The tourist angler asked after I told him the river was closed. He was standing knee-deep in trouble, casting away… Continue reading

LETTER: Immigration or invasion

President Trump wanted immigration to reflect America first priorities by restricting it to immigrants beneficial to our country, where would-be émigrés bring something to the… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2021

LETTER: Supports plan for Snake River dams

I’m inspired by the Jefferson County board of commissioners’ support of the proposed plan to restore the lower Snake River put forth by Rep. Mike… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2021

LETTERS: Gun debate

Gun debate As the gun control debate intensifies, regardless of predispositions and the biased media, don’t decide till you’ve heard each side. After decades of… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2021

LETTER: Wind turbines

Wind turbines I read, with great distress, an article regarding future plans by the Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory that includes research on where to… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2021