Paul Gottlieb

Delay strains Clallam business finances

Clallam County entrepreneurs on July 29 lamented Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest blow to reviving their economic health in the unrelenting face of COVID-19. A day… Continue reading


Driver cited after fatal motorcycle collision

A Sequim motorist cited for failure to yield after she killed a motorcyclist last week said Tuesday she is remorseful about causing the collision. Amanda… Continue reading


Jamestown S’Klallam hotel set for Aug. 4 opening

The opening for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s $40 million resort project is just around the corner. Workers in early July were putting finishing touches on… Continue reading


Clallam official: Schools can open in the fall

Clallam County Health Officer Dr. Allison Unthank is confident schools can offer onsite instruction this fall — even if COVID-19 cases increase — by following… Continue reading

Goat removal reaches next act

Translocation to begin Monday

Wife dies, husband seriously hurt when car turns in front of motorcycle

A 64-year-old Port Angeles man remained in serious condition this morning at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after he was involved in a motorcycle collision… Continue reading

Wilke withdraws from legislative race

Plans to support fellow Republican Pruiett

Clallam County Courthouse workers hang bunting on the front of the historic Port Angeles courthouse on Wednesday in honor of Independence Day. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Special events to mark amended Fourth of July celebrations

The COVID-19 pandemic has scuttled plans for many July Fourth celebrations across the North Olympic Peninsula but communities have made plans to keep Independence Day… Continue reading

Clallam County Courthouse workers hang bunting on the front of the historic Port Angeles courthouse on Wednesday in honor of Independence Day. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Shelter resident, Serenity House employee test positive

Two people at Serenity House of Clallam County tested positive for COVID-19 this week in an outbreak that was still being assessed late Wednesday afternoon.… Continue reading

Forks investigation stonewalled

Investigators are frustrated by people they say are withholding information about the felling of trees June 3 that blocked four tourists from leaving their campsite,… Continue reading

More than 30 homeless in COVID-19 shelter

A social distancing homeless shelter funded with state COVID-19 relief funds has yet to house a person with the coronavirus after two months of operation,… Continue reading

Masks are necessary, board says

As COVID-19 cases increase in Clallam County, the board of health this week recommended residents wear cloth face masks in public and employers follow state… Continue reading

Deputies investigate Forks harassment report

Authorities planned to release this week a portion of a video showing the alleged harassment of a multiracial Spokane family who were mistakenly believed to… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center commissioners appoint interim CEO

Darryl Wolfe has been named Olympic Medical Center’s interim chief executive officer. Wolfe, the chief operating officer for OMC, succeeds longtime CEO Eric Lewis, the… Continue reading

Lewis leaving OMC for new post

After pledging to leave May 1 but instead answering the call of COVID-19 duty, Eric Lewis is moving on from the top job at Olympic… Continue reading

Will Coho ferry service be stalled for the rest of the year?

Black Ball Ferry Line’s Coho ferry could be shut down through December and might not be back in service until spring 2021, severely jeopardizing the… Continue reading

Primary battles line up in 2020 elections

State Rep. Steve Tharinger of Port Townsend has a primary battle on his hands — and not just from Republicans. The 24th District Democrat, a… Continue reading

Candidate: COVID-19 changes election season

Get ready for a different kind of general election season, one with COVID-19-related restrictions on large gatherings that will prove to be demanding for candidates… Continue reading