Clallam County

Saturday ceremonies award diplomas to graduating seniors

Saturday ceremonies award diplomas to graduating seniors

Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2017 continued Saturday on the North Olympic Peninsula. Commencement ceremonies were held for Forks, Clallam Bay, Chimacum and Quilcene… Continue reading

Saturday ceremonies award diplomas to graduating seniors
Jail superintendent retires after 37 years with Clallam County Sheriff’s Office

Jail superintendent retires after 37 years with Clallam County Sheriff’s Office

A much-decorated Clallam County Sheriff’s Office employee is retiring after 37 years of service. Jail Superintendent Ron Sukert’s last day will be… Continue reading

Jail superintendent retires after 37 years with Clallam County Sheriff’s Office
Firefighter tackle roof fire in Port Angeles

Firefighter tackle roof fire in Port Angeles

A spark from burning cardboard ignited the roof of a Port Angeles home Sunday afternoon. Shaughn Mellor, one of the renters at… Continue reading

Firefighter tackle roof fire in Port Angeles
Pasternack signed to five-year deal with symphony

Pasternack signed to five-year deal with symphony

As the Port Angeles Symphony prepares for the start of its new fiscal year July 1, the nonprofit orchestra’s board of directors… Continue reading

Pasternack signed to five-year deal with symphony

Port Angeles group to host volunteer childcare training today

First Step is currently seeking volunteers for various activities throughout the summer and will hold a childcare assistant orientation class from 5… Continue reading

Port Angeles group to host volunteer childcare training today

First Step is currently seeking volunteers for various activities throughout the summer and will hold a childcare assistant orientation class from 5… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Overturned log truck closes Highway 101 at Lake Crescent for four hours … and other items

U.S. Highway 101 was closed near Lake Crescent for four hours last week after a log truck overturned. No injuries were… Continue reading

Port Angeles parking lot to close temporarily Tuesday for improvement work

The city street department will close the Elks parking lot at First and Lincoln streets Tuesday and Wednesday as part of a… Continue reading

Henry Veitenhans, right, regales fellow graduating seniors Gannon Short, Rosemary D’Andrea and Helena Stafford, from left, with tales of his harrowing adventure while crossing the Strait of Juan de Fuca in gale-force winds during Thursday’s Race to Alaska. The 17-year-old senior entered the race as his senior project. He arrived in Victoria on Friday morning, after having put in for shelter about a mile from Victoria Harbor, then made his way back to Port Townsend to attend Friday’s graduation. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

First Peninsula class of 2017 graduations held

The first of the North Olympic Peninsula’s class of 2017 high school graduations were held Friday. Diplomas were awarded to graduating seniors at Neah Bay… Continue reading

Henry Veitenhans, right, regales fellow graduating seniors Gannon Short, Rosemary D’Andrea and Helena Stafford, from left, with tales of his harrowing adventure while crossing the Strait of Juan de Fuca in gale-force winds during Thursday’s Race to Alaska. The 17-year-old senior entered the race as his senior project. He arrived in Victoria on Friday morning, after having put in for shelter about a mile from Victoria Harbor, then made his way back to Port Townsend to attend Friday’s graduation. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Roger Oakes

POINT OF VIEW: Hoh River Trust remains a viable force

By Roger Oakes I APPRECIATE THE opportunity to explain the Hoh River Trust’s plans to transfer ownership and management of trust lands along the Hoh… Continue reading

Roger Oakes
Kilmer talks federal budget, Paris accord in Olympic Peninsula News Group interview

Kilmer talks federal budget, Paris accord in Olympic Peninsula News Group interview

Democrats and Republicans in Congress should hash out their own budget rather than using President Donald Trump’s “unserious” budget as a starting point,… Continue reading

Kilmer talks federal budget, Paris accord in Olympic Peninsula News Group interview
Clallam’s ‘Strait Shot’ bus service to Bainbridge Island on track for June 17 start

Clallam’s ‘Strait Shot’ bus service to Bainbridge Island on track for June 17 start

Getting to Bainbridge Island will be as easy as 1-2-3 starting June 17. Clallam Transit’s new fixed bus route — the No.… Continue reading

Clallam’s ‘Strait Shot’ bus service to Bainbridge Island on track for June 17 start
Officials: Federal program for air service unlikely for Port Angeles

Officials: Federal program for air service unlikely for Port Angeles

It would take either an act of God or an act of Congress for commercial air service to return to Port Angeles,… Continue reading

Officials: Federal program for air service unlikely for Port Angeles
Biggest leg of Race to Alaska begins from Victoria at high noon today

Biggest leg of Race to Alaska begins from Victoria at high noon today

At high noon today, sailors, paddleboarders and boaters will embark on one of the most difficult water races in the world. In total,… Continue reading

Biggest leg of Race to Alaska begins from Victoria at high noon today

A GROWING CONCERN: Ode to the ‘dynamic duo’ of pinching, deadheading

NOW THAT SUMMER is almost officially here and your flowers and plants are finally growing at a recognizable pace, hanging baskets are ablaze with color,… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: How a bird knows who it is

HOW DOES A bird know it is a particular species? The quick and easy answer is “instinct.” There is a bit more to it than… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Monthly luncheon meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the second-floor… Continue reading

HELP LINE: SHIBA needs volunteers like you

WHAT’S THE ONE thing that drives every single one of us uniformly nuts, no matter what? Well … OK, what’s one of the things that… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Carrying on the tradition: Children learn to ride

HORSEPLAY: Carrying on the tradition: Children learn to ride

MY HEART SANG with joy when I stopped by the Quarter Moon Ranch game show in Carlsborg last weekend and saw Tanya Hull’s 4-year-old son… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Carrying on the tradition: Children learn to ride

LETTER: How do I tell my grandchildren to vote when government’s track record is abysmal?

How should I answer my granddaughter’s questions about politics and voting? Should I tell her that politics doesn’t matter, as politicians are liars and cheats… Continue reading