Rob Ollikainen

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

Clallam County treasurer announces plan to step down

Citing health concerns caused by work-related stress, Selinda Barkhuis announced Tuesday, Feb. 14, that she intends to step down as Clallam County treasurer at an… Continue reading

Clallam County raises camping fees by $2

It costs a couple of extra bucks to camp at Salt Creek on the Dungeness Recreation Area this year. Clallam County commissioners in December approved… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners back school measures in Sequim, Forks

One week after backing the Port Angeles school levy, Clallam County commissioners on Jan. 17 established positions in support of similar measures in Sequim and… Continue reading

Clallam county lifts ban on herbicide use

After years of debate, Clallam County has lifted a 26-year ban on herbicides as one weapon in the fight against noxious weeds on county roadsides.… Continue reading

Ozias to chair Clallam board in ‘17

Mark Ozias is the chairman of the Board of Clallam County Commissioners in 2017. Randy Johnson is the vice chairman, commissioners decided Jan. 3 in… Continue reading

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

John Halberg died doing what he loved. Halberg, founder of the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association and a longtime community volunteer, suffered an apparent heart attack… Continue reading

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 Olympic Highway bridge over McDonald Creek. Commissioners Mark Ozias and Bill Peach voted… Continue reading

County hopes to meet April 1 deadline for Carlsborg sewer

Construction of the Carlsborg sewer is on track to be “substantially completed” by next April, Clallam County commissioners learned in December. Meeting the April 1… Continue reading

NOAA scientist to review Clallam County herbicide plan

An ecotoxicologist will review a Clallam County proposal to deploy herbicides in the battle against noxious weeds. Commissioner Mark Ozias announced last week that a… Continue reading

Suspects sought for failing to appear

Local law enforcement authorities were seeking two suspects who allegedly failed to appear in court to face drug charges, the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team… Continue reading