Paul Gottlieb

Basement fire destroys Port Angeles poet’s home

A rural residence east of Port Angeles was destroyed by a fire on Nov. 20 after flames that began in the daylight basement chased the… Continue reading

With larger population, daily Clallam ballot counts required

There may be no more waiting three days for Clallam County election returns beginning in 2019 after Auditor Shoona Riggs learned that the county’s population… Continue reading

Sequim man’s hearing delayed after report of fatal disease

Clinton R. Caldwell, one of a dozen suspected predators arrested in a Net-Nanny child-sex sting operation in March, died Monday, Oct. 29, at his home,… Continue reading

Judge rules sex harassment complaint against prosecuting attorney will go to trial

A federal judge has decided a June 1, 2017 civil sexual harassment complaint against incumbent Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols will proceed to trial… Continue reading

Sequim man sentenced to 6½ years in prison after Net Nanny sting

A Sequim man who had intended to pay $300 to have sex with two children has been sentenced in Jefferson County Superior Court to 6½… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners select new county manager

A former city manager has said he will accept an offer by Clallam County commissioners to succeed county Administrator Jim Jones, who is retiring by… Continue reading

Sequim man’s threat, racial slur leads to cultural sensitivity training

A Sequim resident will avoid trial on a felony malicious harassment charge by undergoing cultural sensitivity training after he allegedly threatened and yelled a racial… Continue reading

Walkers find partial human skull at Port Williams beach

A desecrated human skull found by a beach walker on Labor Day will be examined by the state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation to… Continue reading

Four finalists named to succeed Clallam Administrator Jim Jones

Clallam County, County Administrator Candidates What: Meet, greet four candidates for Clallam County Administrator When: 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 Where: County Commissioners Meeting Room… Continue reading

Vehicle prowls on ODT: Ten cars parked at trailheads burgled; 18 vehicle break-ins in county

Vehicles in parking areas along Olympic Discovery Trail from Sequim to west of Port Angeles have been broken into during a recent surge of daytime… Continue reading

Suicides on the rise in Clallam, Jefferson counties

Suicides on the North Olympic Peninsula are outpacing last year, according to coroner statistics for Clallam and Jefferson counties. There were 19 self-inflicted deaths in… Continue reading

Two injured in wreck near Sequim Bay State Park

A Port Angeles man lost consciousness while driving on U.S. Highway 101 near Sequim Bay State Park before sideswiping two vehicles in the oncoming lane… Continue reading

PUD commissioners to interview 14 candidates for vacancy

All 14 candidates from Sequim and Port Angeles who are vying to replace former Clallam County Public Utility District Commissioner Hugh Haffner will be interviewed… Continue reading

Sequim man injured in wreck on Highway 101

A rear-end collision involving three vehicles on Aug. 13 sent a 57-year-old man to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. William Laubner of Sequim was… Continue reading

Sequim man sentenced in rape cases

A former Sequim church trustee who has been convicted of raping two eighth-grade girls in 2015 and 2016 and tampering with a witness following his… Continue reading

Clallam Primary: Doherty, Peach to vie in general election

Incumbent Republican Clallam County Commissioner Bill Peach and Democrat Mike Doherty Jr. will advance to the Nov. 6 general election, along with District Court 1… Continue reading

Clallam sheriff, former detective spar in candidate forum

A former law enforcement officer challenging the Clallam County sheriff for his position said last week the agency should hire more deputies and promised to… Continue reading

Port of Port Angeles pulls appeal of Sequim decision about John Wayne Marina

The Port of Port Angeles has withdrawn its appeal of a decision by Sequim city officials that the city’s shoreline master program prohibits the widely… Continue reading

Port officials limit choices for marina: Sale to private developer, levy no longer options

Selling John Wayne Marina to a for-profit company or private developer is off the table. The same is true for a Port of Port Angeles… Continue reading

Sequim hires hearing examiner for dispute with port over John Wayne Marina

City of Sequim officials have hired a hearing examiner to adjudicate a dispute with the Port of Port Angeles over John Wayne Marina. The city… Continue reading