Clallam County

Cantwell, Hutchison meet in second Washington Senate debate

Candidates in Washington’s U.S. senate race clashed Saturday over policies on the environment, trade and tariffs, immigration and health care.… Continue reading


Clallam commissioner talks Elwha Valley, opioid addiction, murrelets in D.C.

Clallam County Commissioner Bill Peach recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he and other commissioners from the Pacific Northwest met with and… Continue reading


Legislature hopefuls discuss carbon fee, idea of sanctuary state at forum

The four candidates vying to represent the 24th Legislative District in the state House of Representatives tackled the environment, immigration policy and… Continue reading


PHOTO: Time for Peninsula pumpkins

Eight-year-old Lacie Schmitt gets help from her father, Isaac Schmitt of Port Angels, with lifting a large pumpkin during an outing to the Sequim Pumpkin… Continue reading

GUEST COMMENTARY: Vote No on I-1639: Don’t tread on me

By Seth and Rebecca Larson Here at FREDS Guns our focus is always on safety and how we can better our community. Initiative 1639 would… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Time for some this-and-that information

I THINK THAT today is a good day for a bit of this-and-that, so let’s jump right into a “this.” An alert reader, who not… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Highway 101 closures east of Sequim possible Monday … and other items

SEQUIM – Drivers may encounter closures on U.S. Highway 101 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday. Drivers on Highway 101 east of Sequim… Continue reading

EYE ON CLALLAM: County commissioners to consider Dungeness River off-channel reservoir

Clallam County commissioners will discuss a resolution supporting a proposed Dungeness River off-channel reservoir project at 9 a.m. Monday. The work session will be in… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Luncheon meetings are usually Wednesdays at noon at Blakeslee’s Bar & Grill, 1222 S. Forks Ave. This Wednesday’s program… Continue reading

Annual Harvest of Hope reaps $115,000 for Olympic Medical Center expansion

The Olympic Medical Center Foundation raised $115,000 at its 16th annual Harvest of Hope dinner. Most of the funds from the dinner, held… Continue reading

PHOTO: Crescent homecoming court crowned

Crescent High School in Joyce had its homecoming game Saturday on the home football field against the Oakville Acorns. The king and queen… Continue reading

PHOTO: Kids play at Port Angeles school’s harvest carnival

Felix Hammar, 6, of Port Angeles plays a game of miniature golf during Saturday’s Harvest Carnival at Jefferson School in Port Angeles.… Continue reading

Clallam County District Court 1 candidates promise change

Suzanne Hayden and Dave Neupert outlined their visions for Clallam County District Court 1 in a candidate’s forum last week, each saying… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Grueling Repetitive Arduous Seasonal Service

I’VE SURE BEEN enjoying the Indian Summer that we’ve been having on the Olympic Peninsula, with the beautiful colors changing in the scenery as I… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Keep an eye out for unusual birds at feeders

NUMBERS OF BIRDS continue to swell as additional migrants arrive in our yards, some to stay and some to continue farther south. It can be… Continue reading

Clallam panel candidates spar on carbon tax, climate change

The two candidates for District 3 Clallam County commissioner disagreed on climate change and a related topic, carbon-fee Initiative 1631, at a forum.… Continue reading

Draft IRS rules for Emerald Coast Opportunity Zone released

Proposed federal tax regulations have been released for investors who want breaks on capital gains by investing in the Emerald Coast Opportunity… Continue reading

Makeover in Dungeness: Pilings from old wharf removed for habitat improvements

A weather-worn landmark on the North Olympic Peninsula is making way for improved habitat for salmon, other sea-going creatures and Peninsula residents. Creosote-laden… Continue reading

Property tax payment deadline looms

The second half of the year’s property tax payments are due Oct. 31. Mailed payments must be postmarked, put in a drop box, or brought… Continue reading

PHOTO: Clallam County shakes it out

Brian Phillips, facilities manager with the North Olympic Library System, peers out from under a table at the Port Angeles Library during Thursday’s 2018 Great… Continue reading