Rob Ollikainen

Sequim police led on high-speed chase

A woman driving with expired tabs led Sequim police on a brief high-speed chase on U.S. Highway 101 on Sunday, Sept. 24, Detective Sgt. Sean… Continue reading

Sequim man charged with child molestation pleads not guilty

A 47-year-old Sequim man has been charged with five counts of first-degree child molestation. Gerald “Jay” Brownfield pleaded not guilty to the Class A felony… Continue reading

Plea deal reached in federal drug case

A Sequim man accused of trafficking large amounts of heroin and methamphetamine into Clallam County has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in federal court. Daniel… Continue reading

Clallam County’s Rainshadow Disc Golf Park dedicated near Blyn

Rainshadow Disc Golf Park dedicated near Blyn

Clallam to put juvenile justice sales tax on ballot

Clallam County voters this November will decide whether to support a one-tenth of 1 percent juvenile justice sales tax. The tax would be used exclusively… Continue reading

Spruce Railroad Trail to be reopened this weekend

Hikers and bikers will travel through North Olympic Peninsula history when Spruce Railroad Trail reopens this weekend. Crews have nearly completed a half-mile trail segment… Continue reading

B-17 WWII bomber flies veterans at Port Angeles during Wings of Freedom tour

A B-17 carrying six World War II veterans took to the skies last week, just as it did more than 70 years ago. The Flying… Continue reading

Clallam’s ‘Strait Shot’ gets riders to Bainbridge Island

Getting to Bainbridge Island is as easy as 1-2-3. Clallam Transit’s new fixed bus route — the No. 123 “Strait Shot” — began daily service… Continue reading

Peninsula man serving double-murder sentence files for high court review

Darold Stenson has asked the state Supreme Court to review his 1993 double-murder case. Stenson, 64, was convicted in November 2013 on two counts of… Continue reading

New disc golf course near Blyn expected to open early summer

Players will be greeted by sweeping views of the Olympic Mountains from the first tee box when the Rainshadow Disc Golf Course lives up to… Continue reading

Clallam County opens bids for McDonald Creek bridge replacement

Clallam County commissioners on May 9 opened seven bids from Western Washington contractors vying to replace the aging Old Olympic Highway bridge over McDonald Creek.… Continue reading

Peninsula-wide climate march draws more than 400

A crowd of more than 400 marched for climate action on the North Olympic Peninsula on April 29, joining others who participated in similar events… Continue reading

Clallam Transit approves ‘Strait Shot’ bus service to Bainbridge ferry terminal

Clallam Transit has approved a daily bus service from downtown Port Angeles to the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal. Transit board members voted 8-0 March 20… Continue reading

Substantial completion achieved for Carlsborg sewer, securing lower interest rate

In what was described as a “woo-hoo moment,” Clallam County demonstrated substantial completion of the Carlsborg sewer system on March 31. Substantial completion means that… Continue reading

Clallam seeks public defense attorneys

Clallam County is seeking lawyers to represent alleged criminals who can’t afford to hire an attorney. Commissioners on March 21 issued a request for proposals… Continue reading

Carlsborg sewer law adopted; commissioners change connection requirements

Clallam County has adopted a new ordinance that will regulate the management of the nearly completed Carlsborg sewer system. The three commissioners voted unanimously March… Continue reading

Clallam Transit eyes service to Bainbridge

Clallam Transit has proposed daily bus service to the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal called the “Strait Shot,” a 75-mile, transfer-free ride from downtown Port Angeles… Continue reading

Red Cross volunteers’ accomplishments acknowledged

Two longtime Clallam County American Red Cross volunteers were honored by the board of county commissioners last week. Dianna Cross and Jo Oliver received certificates… Continue reading

Longtime local veterans advocate’s legacy honored

Venay Money, a longtime Clallam County veterans advocate, was remembered in a celebration Saturday at the Clallam County Veterans Center. Money died Jan. 21 after… Continue reading

Trial set in Sequim child rape case

A two-week trial has been set for Nathan A. Chavez, a 30-year-old Sequim man charged with raping four girls. Chavez pleaded not guilty Feb. 17… Continue reading