Think About It: Our Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day and I write as if a mysterious time machine has thrust me backwards and forwards at the same time. The day… Continue reading

Forest landowners prove cooperation works

Recently, Washington’s largest environmental, wildlife and natural resources agencies recognized 43 large forest landowners for their “exemplary efforts” to upgrade forest roads and stream crossings… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2017

Guest Opinion: Does a state government shutdown sound familiar?

The process of shutting down state government is underway, again. At the direction of Gov. Jay Inslee, agency leaders are updating their contingency plans for… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor — May 31, 2017

Kudos go out to tribe’s golf course staff These days, we are in need of leadership and a strong resilient community more than ever. I… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2017

‘America Now!’

“America Now!,” the newest and most watched reality show, is breaking all kinds of records. If winter ratings are any indication, “America Now!” will beat… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2017

Letters to the Editor — May 24, 2017

Got broom? Do you have Scotch broom because you love its yellow flowers? Do you have Scotch broom because you need the deep roots for… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2017

Cornfield: State legislators quite productive prior to special session

Not a whole lot is going on around the Capitol these days as the first not-so-special session reached the end of its third week. Negotiations… Continue reading

Guest opinion: American needs more welders, fewer philosophers

“America needs more welders and fewer philosophers,” proclaimed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio during the 2016 presidential campaign. He hit the nail on the head without… Continue reading

Guest opinion: The end of the ‘American Dream’ — unless there is student interest in education

The first Industrial Revolution began in the 18th century in England with crude (by today’s standards) machine manufacturing, iron and steel, and new energy sources.… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2017

Letters to the Editor — May 17, 2017

Sequim needs town hall on opioid abuse Last night (May 9) my wife and I attended a packed Port Angeles City Council town hall meeting… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2017

Water Matters: Have a great week!

Occasionally people ask if I run out of topics for this water column. It makes me laugh inside to be reminded what a nerd I… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Conservation comes first

An earlier start to the annual salmon season-setting process helped the tribal and state salmon co-managers finish their work right on time this year. Steadily… Continue reading

Guest Opinion: Let climate care take root

My friend called me last week and invited me to the Climate March in Seattle. I decided not to go. Maybe I just had enough… Continue reading

Think About It: Mistaken identity

Listen, can you hear it? The sound of ears shutting to any idea other than their own. Have you seen it? The silent picture of… Continue reading

From the Back Nine: Road trip

I love to take off spontaneously. The roads less traveled, the unexpected sight, the wonder-where-this-goes. Val-deri, val-dera and all that. But after a recent three-day… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2017

Guest Opinion: Let’s fully fund our public schools, give small businesses real tax relief

We face a choice here in Washington state: work together to get things done in a spirit of cooperation and creativity — or embrace the… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2017

Letters to the Editor — May 3, 2017

Paint needs to be reflective I read the article by Matthew Nash in the April 12 issue of the Sequim Gazette about roadway paint (“City… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2017

Brunell: Distractive driving goes beyond the law

Note: Don Brunell is a member of the AAA-Washington Board of Directors. While state lawmakers work to bridge major differences in the budget, they agreed… Continue reading

Cooper: Frozen voices

The poem starts: “Small feet freeze In darkness, Snarled, twisted, resting Below my heart. Hidden hairy blackness, Limbs with webs crushing, Sickening me …” And… Continue reading

Cornfield: Plenty of blame to go around for Olympia’s late decisions

The countdown to special session is underway. Truthfully, it’s been going on for a while among those in the fraternity of lawmakers, lobbyists and legislative… Continue reading