Clallam County

LETTER: Litterbugs festoon Lincoln Park with ‘gifts,’ leavings

The first thing I saw recently when I arrived at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles to walk my dogs was a mess of fast-food litter… Continue reading

LETTER: The choice is in supporting vs. not supporting violence of abortion

St. Teresa of Calcutta [Kolkata] said, “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Port Angeles Coast Guard crew rescues three mariners … and other items

A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles crew hoisted three mariners after their vessel ran aground Saturday near Boulder Island, southeast of… Continue reading

Rape trial moved to end of May

A Port Angeles man charged with raping an unconscious woman at a party last August has a new trial date. Seth Lee… Continue reading

Sequim woman pleads guilty in major theft case; crime believed to be among largest in county history

Sequim woman pleads guilty in major theft case; crime believed to be among largest in county history

A Sequim woman has been sentenced in Clallam County Superior Court for what could be one of the largest financial crimes in… Continue reading

Sequim woman pleads guilty in major theft case; crime believed to be among largest in county history
$1 million bail set for Port Angeles man after shootout with police

$1 million bail set for Port Angeles man after shootout with police

Bail has been set at $1 million for a Port Angeles man charged after a shootout with law enforcement officers at a… Continue reading

$1 million bail set for Port Angeles man after shootout with police

State Legislature to start special session Monday

Gov. Jay Inslee called lawmakers back for a special session that will start Monday, expressing frustration… Continue reading

‘I just enjoy helping people’: Governor’s award goes to Port Angeles Food Bank volunteer

‘I just enjoy helping people’: Governor’s award goes to Port Angeles Food Bank volunteer

Mary Patterson, who has volunteered at the Port Angeles Food Bank for more than 12 years, has never sought recognition for the… Continue reading

‘I just enjoy helping people’: Governor’s award goes to Port Angeles Food Bank volunteer
A GROWING CONCERN: A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to pruning

A GROWING CONCERN: A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to pruning

WHILE I’VE BEEN severely trimming down various plants these past few weeks, the gasps (along with horrified looks from homeowners and neighbors alike) have been… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to pruning

Best small town contest ends Monday

Port Townsend has been creeping up in rankings while Sequim remained in the lead in USA Today’s online Best Northwestern Small Town contest. As of… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: What’s in a name? Quite a lot, actually

A FRIEND SENT me a newspaper clipping recently. It was from a newspaper in Alabama and carried an article I found interesting. It was primarily… Continue reading

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Twice-monthly breakfast meetings are held at 11:45 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Sunland… Continue reading

HELP LINE: There are ways to get extra help

MONEY, MONEY MONEY. I’m hoping to get your attention. How did I do? Some of you with better long-term memories than mine (which is almost… Continue reading

William Kummerfeldt greets and learns how to safely give a treat by using a Frisbee as a plate at the Olympic National Park Junior Ranger Day at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center. The Back Country Horsemen Peninsula Chapter was there to promote trail safety when encountering livestock. (Kris Phillips)

HORSEPLAY: Remember to Stop, Stand, Speak on trails

Y’ALL HAVE HEARD about the Leave No Trace Program, right? Officially adopted by the United States Forest Service in 1990, its main goal is to… Continue reading

William Kummerfeldt greets and learns how to safely give a treat by using a Frisbee as a plate at the Olympic National Park Junior Ranger Day at the Olympic National Park Visitor Center. The Back Country Horsemen Peninsula Chapter was there to promote trail safety when encountering livestock. (Kris Phillips)

July trial date set in Sequim VFW forgery case

A woman accused of embezzling nearly $10,000 from Sequim Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760 has pleaded not guilty to one count… Continue reading

LETTER: All of a sudden, we need extra sales tax to fund road repairs?

Wow, Port Angeles’ city streets need repair, said the Port Angeles City Council at its April 4 meeting, and by ordaining formation of a Transportation… Continue reading

LETTER: Not reporting the news at all just as egregious as misreporting it

“When it comes to the obligations of the Fourth Estate, just as egregious as misreporting the news is not reporting the news at all.” So… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Port Angeles Toastmasters to celebrate 70th this Monday … and other items

Port Angeles Toastmasters Club Number 25 will celebrate its 70th anniversary as a service club at 7 p.m. Monday. Current members, former… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Food says what you can’t when times are tough

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Food says what you can’t when times are tough

HOW DO YOU show your support when someone is hurting? A death in the family, illness, marital separation, a lost child … it can be… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Food says what you can’t when times are tough
Members of the Sequim School District’s Strategic Planning Committee discuss issues at a recent meeting. From left are Jon Eekhoff, Brian Berg, Nola Judd, Charlie Bush, Monica Dixon and David Updike. (Patsene Dashiell/Sequim School District)

Sequim schools, advocates look to the future

The next session of the Sequim School District’s Strategic Planning Committee will be April 24. A group made up of district staff, community… Continue reading

Members of the Sequim School District’s Strategic Planning Committee discuss issues at a recent meeting. From left are Jon Eekhoff, Brian Berg, Nola Judd, Charlie Bush, Monica Dixon and David Updike. (Patsene Dashiell/Sequim School District)