Clallam County

U.S. government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday,… Continue reading


State Legislature passes capital budget

The state Legislature approved more than $4 billion in construction projects across the state after reaching… Continue reading


McEntire to run against Tharinger for state rep seat

Jim McEntire has heeded the call of the state House Republican Caucus. He’s running for office again. McEntire, a former Republican Clallam County… Continue reading


Clallam Public Defender contract approved: Charging procedures changed

A one-year $1.25 million public defender contract covering indigent defendants was approved by county commissioners this week in light of plans by… Continue reading

Peninsula man to be sentenced for tree poaching

A Clallam County man will be sentenced in federal court today for felling a big leaf maple tree on federal land near the… Continue reading

New safety fencing expected on bridges by mid-September

Permanent safety barriers will be installed on the Eighth Street bridges by mid-September, city officials said. The Port Angeles City Council voted… Continue reading

Forks jail procedures under review after escape

Forks jail staffing and procedures are being reviewed after two inmates escaped Monday night, leading to one found dead by suicide and a… Continue reading

Boy stopped on Port Angeles bridge after suicide threat

A 15-year-old boy who threatened to commit suicide by jumping off an Eighth Street bridge ran to the span early Monday afternoon… Continue reading

Sequim Council votes against neighborhood commercial development

After nearly a month of consideration, the Sequim City Council has opted to leave a residential 2-acre parcel as such rather than change… Continue reading

OMC appoints new commissioner

Olympic Medical Center commissioners have selected a recently-retired registered nurse and longtime health care professional to fill a vacancy on their board.… Continue reading

Young Artist Competition set for Saturday

A new name, 14 competitors and a day of live music. All are part of a public event Saturday. The Nico Snel… Continue reading

Guest artist to tango with ensemble in pair of concerts

This is a pairing loaded with passion. “Piazzolla is a tango composer.… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Getting to know God might make eternity heavenly

I VISIT MY mom as often as I can as she lives in an assisted living place in Bellevue. The thing you notice right away… Continue reading

LETTER: Port Angeles faces challenges in school facilities

Among the many challenges faced by the Port Angeles School District is the care of its facilities. With multiple aging buildings and limited resources, the… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Unity speaker slated for Sunday in PA … and other items

Unity in the Olympics’ 10:30 a.m. Sunday service speaker will be the Rev. Donna Little. Her lesson at the church at 2917… Continue reading

Olympic Theatre Arts presents show filled with love, loss and life lessons

Audiences can prepare to laugh, cry and learn life lessons with the upcoming play “Tuesdays with Morrie” written by Mitch Albom and Jeffrey… Continue reading

Senate Democrats push safety for sanitation workers

Legislation aimed at protecting the state’s sanitation workers has been introduced. On Martin Luther King Jr.… Continue reading

Women’s March, community awards among Peninsula activities

A Women’s March, community awards, a discussion on net pens and a Lake Crescent-U.S. Highway 101 project open house are are among the upcoming activities… Continue reading

LGBTQ bills advance in the Senate

Two LGBTQ rights bills have passed the Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee. The bills… Continue reading

Sequim seeing rise in swan population

This winter, locals can look to Sequim’s skies and waters for booming trumpeter swan populations. “They’ve definitely been rising in recent years,” said… Continue reading