Opinion

Guest opinion: Massive fires increasing wood prices

Massive forest fires in western parts of Canada and the U.S. are not only choking us with layers of smoke, but are cutting off lumber… Continue reading

Letters To The Editor — Aug. 16, 2017

The goodness of people My faith in the goodness of people was renewed yesterday (Aug. 9). After a few days trip to the La Push… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2017

Think About It: Hot topic

I’m pretty sure that Mother Nature doesn’t read my columns, but she might as well have given the coincidental happenings following my last column. First,… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Advisory measures or half measures?

Voters never got a chance to try to overturn new laws increasing the state property tax next year and imposing a sales tax on bottled… Continue reading

Letters To The Editor — Aug. 9, 2017

Realism vs. reality For readers, who believed Trump’s campaign promises, here is some realism: Trump, paraphrased — 1) The repeal and replacement of the AHCA… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2017

Water Matters: Whiskey’s for drinking

… and water’s for fighting over. Attributed to Mark Twain, this legendary quote has been repeated for over a century. Legendary for good reason. The… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Critique groups

I’m not much for joining in. I’ve never been to a quilting bee or a hootenanny. My last square dance was 57 years ago. I… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2017

Guest Opinion: Districted driving ban includes burgers and fries

The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is irritating folks. What’s riled them is not so much the outright ban on use of any… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Sport crabbing needs in-season management

The same principles we use to manage many of our salmon fisheries should be used to regulate recreational harvest of Dungeness crab in Puget Sound.… Continue reading

Letters To The Editor — Aug. 2, 2017

Other Washington could use Scouting tenets President Trump’s recent address to the 40,000-plus Boy Scouts at the National Jamboree in Virginia, has created heated arguments… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2017

Think About It: Heating up?

I have believed for some years now that Greater Sequim is going to become the new California. Certain sea life seems to have the same… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: State shows bipartisan efforts in family and medical leave act

Twenty-eight years ago, a freshman senator in the state Legislature, Patty Murray, dismissed as just a “mom in tennis shoes” but now the state’s senior… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor — July 26, 2017

Concern is for all neighbors As the interim pastor currently serving Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, I am proud of the caring hearts of the members… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2017

Guest Opinon: Legislators are on the clock

Wednesday (July 19) arrived with a sense of possibility that lawmakers could solve the two remaining riddles in this year’s legislating marathon. They will need… Continue reading

How did our lawmakers vote?

Lawmakers remained in their home districts for most of the second and third special sessions of the Washington State Legislature, while leaders from both chambers… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2017

Letters to the Editor — July 19, 2017

Kudos to local libraries I would like to share my kudos to the Clallam County libraries for creating a great summer children’s program. On Tuesday… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2017

Think About It: Soup to nuts

Some columns just beg for follow up. Maybe. Chicken soup for the heart Such does the comfort of words and touch become important when we… Continue reading

Guest opinion: Let’s move past the culvert case

The state of Washington has made remarkable progress in the past four years toward meeting a federal court mandate to repair hundreds of fish-blocking culverts… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — July 12, 2017

Supports Chinn Steve Chinn, candidate for Clallam County Fire Commissioner District 3, is a candidate who demonstrates unparalleled integrity, leadership and abilities. His experience with… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2017

Watter Matters: Hydro graphing

The Dungeness River is past its peak, according to a graph of its flow for the year. A hydrograph is an expression of water volume… Continue reading