Clallam County

Man rescued after getting stuck in snow on Forest Service road near Sequim

Emergency personnel last week plucked a Sequim-area motorist out of a remote area in Olympic National Forest after his vehicle became stranded in deep snow… Continue reading

Sequim man pleads not guilty to threatening school bus driver

A Sequim man has pleaded not guilty to making a racially motivated threat to a Jamestown S’Klallam school bus driver Dec. 20. Roger Dale Garman,… Continue reading

Some Clallam, Jefferson 9-1-1 calls going to wrong county

There’s a chance that 9-1-1 calls made from cellphones across the North Olympic Peninsula will be routed to the wrong dispatch center, in some cases… Continue reading

Murder suspect to undergo another mental health evaluation

Benjamin George Bonner will have another mental health evaluation before entering a plea in his pending murder case. Bonner, 18, is charged in the May… Continue reading

State terminates Cooke’s lease for Port Angeles salmon farm

Meetings were expected to begin last week between the state Department of Natural Resources and Cooke Aquaculture Pacific on plans to shut down the company’s… Continue reading

Clallam residents named to coastal marine advisory panel

Three Clallam County residents were appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to the Coastal Marine Advisory Council Northwest Region. The appointees are Richard Osborne of Joyce,… Continue reading

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                                Clallam Transit’s Strait Shot bus approaches Port Angeles on U.S. Highway 101 on a recent run from the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal.

Clallam Transit plans bus service expansion for holidays

Clallam Transit’s Strait Shot bus to Bainbridge Island had record-high ridership over Thanksgiving weekend, prompting the agency to expand the direct service on four upcoming… Continue reading

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                                Clallam Transit’s Strait Shot bus approaches Port Angeles on U.S. Highway 101 on a recent run from the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal.

Sequim man’s molestation trial date moved

A Sequim man charged with molesting and sending sexually explicit messages to a 14-year-old girl has a new trial date. Michael Douglas Millsap’s felony trial… Continue reading

Naked man escapes patrol vehicle in Port Angeles

A naked man jumped from a deputy’s moving patrol car after freeing one of his hands from his handcuffs and breaking a window Saturday, Dec.… Continue reading

Remembering Our Fallen: Tribute Towers in Port Angeles show faces of sacrifice

Every face tells a story. Nearly 5,000 stories were being told last weekend in a traveling photographic war memorial on display at the Captain Joseph… Continue reading

UPDATE: Man arrested after Christmas tree stolen in ransack of Sequim-area residence

Deputies didn’t call him a Grinch, but they say a man left a trail of ornaments after ransacking a Sequim-area home and stealing a Christmas… Continue reading

Sequim man accused of two acts of vandalism

A Sequim man was arrested twice within 15 hours last week for allegedly smashing out windows at Serenity House and Port Angeles City Hall. Wesley… Continue reading

Port Angeles man jailed after hit-and-run wreck injures two on Highway 101 in Carlsborg

A 35-year-old Port Angeles man remained in the Clallam County jail Sunday, Dec. 3, after a hit-and-run wreck in Carlsborg over the weekend. Ian M.… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center approves 2018 budget, 1 percent tax hike

By Sarah Sharp Olympic Peninsula News Group Olympic Medical Center’s board of commissioners recently approved the hospital’s 2018 operating and capital budgets, as well as… Continue reading

Clallam County taking comment on Shoreline Master Program update

Clallam County is accepting comment on the first major overhaul to its Shoreline Master Program — a 258-page document guiding future development along waterways —… Continue reading

Entrepreneurs win awards in Washington Coast Works Sustainable Small Business Competition

Budding businesses in Port Angeles, Forks and Westport won cash awards in the third annual Washington Coast Works Sustainable Small Business Competition. Entrepreneurs who focus… Continue reading

Defending freedom: Marine Corps veteran urges telling of military history

The annual regional Veterans Day ceremony in a Port Angeles Coast Guard hangar rarely coaxes crowd interjections. But on Saturday, Nov. 11, mumbles of “no”… Continue reading

Huge fee hike for park proposed; National Park Service seeks rise to $70 for one vehicle, one week

Could a single visit to the Elwha Valley, Hurricane Ridge or the Sol Duc Salmon Cascades cost $70? That’s what the National Park Service is… Continue reading

Masonic group honors Marvin G. Shields in ceremony

The National Sojourners Olympic Chapter 539 honored the late U.S. Navy Petty Officer Marvin G. Shields, the only Navy Seabee to receive the Medal of… Continue reading

Report: Bonner can stand trial in beating death of Sequim-area woman

A medicated Benjamin George Bonner has the capacity to understand the murder charge against him and the ability to assist in his own defense, a… Continue reading