Clallam County

Olympic Peninsula Special Needs Housing breaks ground on first home

Soon-to-be residents of the first home from Olympic Peninsula Special Needs Housing have broken ground at the site in Sequim. The four-bedroom home, expected to… 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

Sequim prepares for impact of summer Sunnyside Avenue construction

Sequim city officials are spreading the word early that you may see some delays late this summer traveling along Washington Street and to such local… 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

Sequim resident wins Coast Guard’s Enlisted Person of the Year award

Petty Officer 1st Class Tara Dodd of Sequim has received the Enlisted Person of the Year award for the 13th Coast Guard District. Dodd received… Continue reading

Port Angeles police arrest man on ‘Most Wanted’ list

Police arrested a man wanted on multiple burglary and other charges early Thursday morning, March 9. Jonathon Heckathorn, 25, was arrested in a vehicle stop… Continue reading

Clallam auditor to replace elections supervisor after ballots mishap

Clallam County Auditor Shoona Riggs will start preparing this week to replace former Elections Supervisor Ken Hugoniot after 125 unopened, uncounted Nov. 8 election ballots… Continue reading

Clallam sheriff details missing person policy after man was trapped in car for five days

A 69-year-old Sunland man was trapped in his car on the side of an embankment for five days, leading some members of the public to… 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

Sequim man charged with child-rape counts; four victims come forward

A 30-year-old Sequim man is facing new child rape charges after a fourth alleged victim disclosed crimes to authorities last week. Nathan A. Chavez was… Continue reading

Olympic Bagel closes in Port Angeles

Olympic Bagel Co., a prominently located east Port Angeles bakery-restaurant, shut its doors last week after 16 years in business. “We’ve fed a lot of… 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

Data: All ages, areas affected by opioid addiction in Clallam County

Newly released data shows Clallam County’s heroin and opioid epidemic affects people of all ages across the entire county. That was the biggest surprise to… Continue reading

Peninsula residents participate in March for Life

Among those participating in the March for Life in Washington, D.C., this year were Lea and Josef Sollmann of Port Angeles and Erin Henninger of… Continue reading

Sequim man in custody after homeowner tries to detain him at gunpoint

A Sequim man is in custody after authorities say a homeowner tried to hold him at gunpoint when the 31-year-old was found with a stolen… Continue reading

Two Peninsula schools receive Title 1 award

Greywolf Elementary School and Neah Bay Elementary School are among 54 U.S. schools to achieve a 2016 National Title I Distinguished School designation. The North… Continue reading

Memorial service set for last full-blooded Jamestown S’Klallam tribal member

Lyle Prince, 89, the last full-blooded Jamestown S’Klallam tribal member, a former tribal chairman and council member who helped the tribe gain federal recognition, died… Continue reading