Rob Ollikainen

Rob posted 39 stories to Sequim Gazette.
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Clallam seeks public defense attorneys

Clallam County is seeking lawyers to represent alleged criminals who can’t afford…

  • Mar 29th, 2017 1:30am

Carlsborg sewer law adopted; commissioners change connection requirements

Clallam County has adopted a new ordinance that will regulate the management…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017 1:30am

Red Cross volunteers’ accomplishments acknowledged

Two longtime Clallam County American Red Cross volunteers were honored by the…

  • Mar 15th, 2017 1:30am

Clallam Transit eyes service to Bainbridge

Clallam Transit has proposed daily bus service to the Bainbridge Island ferry…

  • Mar 15th, 2017 1:30am

Longtime local veterans advocate’s legacy honored

Venay Money, a longtime Clallam County veterans advocate, was remembered in a…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017 1:30am

Trial set in Sequim child rape case

A two-week trial has been set for Nathan A. Chavez, a 30-year-old…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017 1:30am

Clallam County treasurer announces plan to step down

Citing health concerns caused by work-related stress, Selinda Barkhuis announced Tuesday, Feb.…

  • Feb 21st, 2017 3:11pm

Clallam County raises camping fees by $2

It costs a couple of extra bucks to camp at Salt Creek…

  • Feb 1st, 2017 1:30am

Clallam commissioners back school measures in Sequim, Forks

One week after backing the Port Angeles school levy, Clallam County commissioners…

  • Jan 24th, 2017 4:30pm

Clallam county lifts ban on herbicide use

After years of debate, Clallam County has lifted a 26-year ban on…

  • Jan 17th, 2017 2:50pm

Ozias to chair Clallam board in ‘17

Mark Ozias is the chairman of the Board of Clallam County Commissioners…

  • Jan 11th, 2017 5:36pm

Rowing association’s John Halberg felled by apparent heart attack during workout

John Halberg died doing what he loved. Halberg, founder of the Olympic…

  • Jan 11th, 2017 1:30am

NOAA scientist to review Clallam County herbicide plan

An ecotoxicologist will review a Clallam County proposal to deploy herbicides in…

  • Jan 4th, 2017 1:30am

County hopes to meet April 1 deadline for Carlsborg sewer

Construction of the Carlsborg sewer is on track to be “substantially completed”…

  • Jan 4th, 2017 1:30am

Clallam eligible for more funding to replace McDonald Creek bridge; closure expected to begin in May

Clallam County is eligible for more federal funding to replace the Old…

  • Jan 4th, 2017 1:30am

Suspects sought for failing to appear

Local law enforcement authorities were seeking two suspects who allegedly failed to…

  • Jan 4th, 2017 1:30am

Appeals board backs verdict on huge proposed bed-and-breakfast in Sequim

A Clallam County appeals board has affirmed that the building permit for…

  • Dec 21st, 2016 1:30am

Carlsborg woman arrested on selling, possessing drugs

A Carlsborg woman was arrested outside the Clallam County Courthouse for investigation…

  • Dec 14th, 2016 1:30am

Hearing set for huge proposed bed-and-breakfast on East Sequim Bay Road

A massive structure proposed as a bed-and-breakfast for East Sequim Bay Road…

  • Dec 9th, 2016 3:41pm

Clallam commissioners set budget hearings; $1.5 million in spending reductions unspecified

Clallam County commissioners have scheduled a pair of public hearings on the…

  • Nov 30th, 2016 1:30am

Peninsula sites proposed for state trust land exchange

Three sites on the North Olympic Peninsula, including an off-stream reservoir for…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016 1:30am

Man charged in high-speed chase west of Sequim

A 25-year-old Port Angeles man has been charged with attempting to elude…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016 1:30am

Neupert holding out hope in Clallam Superior Court race against Coughenour

Clallam County Superior Court Judge Brian Coughenour held a four-point lead over…

  • Nov 15th, 2016 3:30pm

Clallam commissioners to mull input before voting on weed eradication plan

The board is considering an ordinance that would allow spot spraying of herbicides as one of several methods to control invasive plants like tansy ragwort, poison hemlock, butterfly bush, knotweed and scotch broom.

  • Nov 9th, 2016 1:30am

Clallam County approves $518,000 lawsuit settlement by 2-1 vote

Agreement would add acre of waterfront land to county parks system

  • Jul 12th, 2016 6:51pm

Fire District shifts staff in summer trial

Clallam County Fire District 3 is moving two full-time firefighters from Blyn to Sequim during peak hours beginning June 1 as part of a three- to four-month trial, district officials said.

  • Jun 8th, 2016 6:34pm

Court records: Suspect in Port Angeles shooting had extensive criminal history

A Port Angeles man accused of initiating a gunfight with law enforcement officers on May 28 has a history of eluding officers and felony drug offenses, court records show.

  • Jun 1st, 2016 7:24pm

Greywolf Elementary gets scare via bomb threat

Sequim school one of dozens targeted across the country

  • May 25th, 2016 7:33pm

Commissioners OK grants for SARC/YMCA, sewer system

Funds pay for rec facility’s air handler, $9 million for Carlsborg project

  • Apr 6th, 2016 9:09pm

State: Trio of issues lead to unsold timber

The marbled murrelet, riparian zones and staffing levels are the main reasons why the state Department of Natural Resources failed to sell 92 million board feet of timber that was supposed to be sold in Clallam County from 2005-2014, a top DNR official told the Clallam County Trust Lands Advisory Committee on March 25.

  • Apr 5th, 2016 6:49pm

Carlsborg sewer, YMCA/SARC get reviews but no recommendations

County finance committee talks Sequim-area projects; public hearing set for Tuesday

  • Mar 28th, 2016 4:15pm

Sequim man accused in shooting death found not guilty of manslaughter charge

Nathaniel Darren Olson has been acquitted of manslaughter in the death of Matthew Baker

  • Mar 15th, 2016 10:14pm

Commissioners balk at Carlsborg sewer bid

Chapman: $974k cost estimate amounts to ‘highway robbery’

  • Mar 9th, 2016 9:01pm

Testimony begins in manslaughter trial

Sequim's Nathaniel Darren Olson charged in 2014 shooting

  • Mar 9th, 2016 8:42pm

Testimony begins in Sequim man’s manslaughter trial

Witness testimony has begun in the trial of Nathaniel Darren Olson, a Sequim man charged in the shooting death of Matthew Baker at a house party east of Port Angeles in 2014.

  • Mar 3rd, 2016 4:41pm

Shortage for long arm of the law?

With retirements looming, peninsula law enforcement entities are seeking local candidates

  • Mar 1st, 2016 9:02pm

Commissioners put SARC on back burner behind Carlsborg sewer bids

Clallam County commissioners will open bids for the Carlsborg sewer project before committing Opportunity Fund money to the shuttered Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center.

  • Jan 27th, 2016 6:48pm

Carlsborg sewer project in line to start in April

After decades of planning, crews will be ready to move dirt on the Carlsborg sewer project by mid-April, Clallam County commissioners learned on Jan. 11.

  • Jan 20th, 2016 12:36am

Clallam County to restore sales tax rate

Clallam County has given notice that its 0.2 percent sales tax holiday will sunset April 1.

  • Jan 13th, 2016 8:42pm