Clallam County

LETTER: Time to limit agencies to their authorized purposes

For brain surgery, would you prefer surgeons who graduated from medical schools that selected students according to diversity and inclusiveness, or instead, surgeons previously accepted… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Hospice of Clallam County needs drivers … and other items

NEWS BRIEFS: Hospice of Clallam County needs drivers … and other items

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County is seeking people to drive vans to deliver equipment. For 38 years, Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Hospice of Clallam County needs drivers … and other items

Pay to rise for millions as 19 states increase minimum wage

Washington state’s minimum wage will increase to $11 an hour today, the first of a multistep increase approved by voters… Continue reading

Peninsula Home Fund recipient gives back after aid

Peninsula Home Fund recipient gives back after aid

Doug Platten crosses himself, in-the-name-of-the-father-son-holy spirit way. But for this lapsed Catholic, it’s a gesture not so much of religiosity as of… Continue reading

Peninsula Home Fund recipient gives back after aid

Prosecutors await test results in Port Angeles pedestrian death

The Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is awaiting DNA test results on a trail of blood drops leading to the body of… Continue reading

Red-naped Sapsucker — Sally Harris

Rare red-naped sapsucker photographed near Sequim

Sally Harris had her camera focused on a Stellar’s Jay when she saw a flash of red out of the corner of her… Continue reading

Red-naped Sapsucker — Sally Harris

Sequim man claims self-defense; assault trial to begin Jan. 9

A Sequim man charged for firing a semi-automatic handgun at a South Barr Road resident and pointing the weapon at another man… Continue reading

Spokane families plan memorial for victims of 1958 bomber collision

Spokane families plan memorial for victims of 1958 bomber collision

Greg Staples remembers hearing a big “thump” as he was sitting down to dinner on a late summer… Continue reading

Spokane families plan memorial for victims of 1958 bomber collision
States face off over future of Obama global warming plan

States face off over future of Obama global warming plan

Two weeks after officials in two dozen states asked Republican President-elect Donald Trump… Continue reading

States face off over future of Obama global warming plan

EYE ON CLALLAM: County panel to hear about emergency management plan

The three Clallam County commissioners will hear a briefing on the county’s comprehensive emergency management plan Tuesday. The work session will begin at 9 a.m.… Continue reading

Forks council joins call for new Elwha bridge, new alignment

Forks council joins call for new Elwha bridge, new alignment

The Forks City Council has joined the chorus of those who are asking the state to replace the battered U.S. Highway 101… Continue reading

Forks council joins call for new Elwha bridge, new alignment
Small project funded from Port Angeles grows in African village

Small project funded from Port Angeles grows in African village

After learning his pen pal in Africa did not have access to a working toilet, Doc Reiss of Port Angeles wanted to… Continue reading

Small project funded from Port Angeles grows in African village
$10,000 donation to help start Pennies for Quarters’ tiny houses plan for veterans

$10,000 donation to help start Pennies for Quarters’ tiny houses plan for veterans

An anonymous $10,000 donation to Pennies for Quarters is getting the ball rolling for the soon-to-be nonprofit. The organization’s goal is to… Continue reading

$10,000 donation to help start Pennies for Quarters’ tiny houses plan for veterans

Commissioner: Clallam to maintain focus on public records management

Public records management will remain a top priority for Clallam County in 2017, officials said. Clallam County took steps to improve its… Continue reading

Autopsy: 2½-year-old boy died of blunt-force trauma to the head

Autopsy: 2½-year-old boy died of blunt-force trauma to the head

A 2½-year-old boy allegedly killed last month by a Forks woman who was caring for him died of blunt-force trauma to the… Continue reading

Autopsy: 2½-year-old boy died of blunt-force trauma to the head
Port Angeles restaurant takes the time to thank veterans in holiday season

Port Angeles restaurant takes the time to thank veterans in holiday season

For five years, a city restaurant has continued a holiday tradition of honoring the area’s veterans. Days before Christmas, Smuggler’s Landing in… Continue reading

Port Angeles restaurant takes the time to thank veterans in holiday season
Jon Gray of Sequim stands in his attic with boxes of Star Wars toys he’s collected since the mid-1990s. He buys two of each action figure with the goal to keep one in box and a second to display. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Carlsborg man’s ‘Star Wars’ collection likely one of the biggest on Peninsula

Jon Gray remembers his first action figures well from the original 1977 “Star Wars: A New Hope.” His mom, Liisa, returned from a trip and… Continue reading

Jon Gray of Sequim stands in his attic with boxes of Star Wars toys he’s collected since the mid-1990s. He buys two of each action figure with the goal to keep one in box and a second to display. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Fake tree key to makeover: Method commonly used to disguise cell towers, consultant says

Disguising a radio-cellphone tower as a 150-foot Douglas fir is just one route the wireless industry takes these days to mollify concerns over… Continue reading

Judge: Olympic National Park right to repair cabins

Judge: Olympic National Park right to repair cabins

Olympic National Park had the authority to repair five historic structures in its wilderness area, a federal judge has ruled. A… Continue reading

Judge: Olympic National Park right to repair cabins
Three polar bear plunges offered in Clallam County

Three polar bear plunges offered in Clallam County

It’s about the excitement, exhilaration and energy you get from taking the plunge on New Year’s Day, organizers of Clallam County’s polar… Continue reading

Three polar bear plunges offered in Clallam County