Rob Ollikainen

Peninsula counties leading vaccine efforts: Jefferson tops state, Clallam at 57 percent

Jefferson County has reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the state for second-dose COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible residents, Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke said Sunday.… Continue reading

 

Three injured in collision on U.S. Highway 101 near Blyn

Three people were injured Saturday, May 8, in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 101 in Blyn, the State Patrol said. Melissa E. Clayton, 35,… Continue reading

 

Clallam County plans to funnel state funding to 15 housing projects

Clallam County commissioners are planning to direct state housing funds to 15 local projects to help alleviate the housing crisis. The three commissioners on May… Continue reading

 

Peninsula counties add jobs

North Olympic Peninsula employers added more than 300 jobs as Clallam and Jefferson counties’ unemployment dipped slightly in March, state officials said. Clallam County unemployment… Continue reading

Health officers: New masking guidelines good reason to get vaccine

New outdoor masking guidelines for fully vaccinated Americans are based on solid evidence and represent another reason to get a COVID-19 shot, North Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

Mass vaccination clinics wrap up; counties moving to popup sites

More than 900 people received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine on April 24 at Port Angeles High School, Clallam County Undersheriff and Emergency Management Director… Continue reading

Officials with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe continue to explore funding options for a proposed $2.5 million roundabout at the Sophus Road intersection near the Longhouse Market & Deli. Conceptual design from Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

Jamestown Tribe continues to seek roundabout funds

City of Sequim offers general safety support for Blyn intersection

Officials with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe continue to explore funding options for a proposed $2.5 million roundabout at the Sophus Road intersection near the Longhouse Market & Deli. Conceptual design from Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

Clallam County withdraws support for Blyn roundabout

Clallam County commissioners have changed course on a proposed roundabout for U.S. Highway 101 in Blyn. The three commissioners on Tuesday removed consideration of a… Continue reading

Travel could cause COVID surge; health officers encourage 7-day quarantine

Students and families who traveled over spring break are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 if they show any symptoms of viral infection, Jefferson County… Continue reading

Jobless rate rises slightly on peninsula while state rate continues to fall

North Olympic Peninsula employers shed 70 jobs in February as Clallam and Jefferson county unemployment rates rose slightly in February, state officials said. Clallam County… Continue reading

Anne Chastain, Clallam County emergency operations coordinator, discusses the county’s response to COVID-19 at the Port Angeles Business Association’s breakfast meeting. (Rob Ollikainen/Peninsula Daily News)

Official: Clallam County could see herd immunity by June

Emergency Operations Center chief discusses vaccine program

Anne Chastain, Clallam County emergency operations coordinator, discusses the county’s response to COVID-19 at the Port Angeles Business Association’s breakfast meeting. (Rob Ollikainen/Peninsula Daily News)
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Clallam County PUD votes 2-1 to support Snake River dams

A two-thirds majority of the Clallam County Public Utility District board has voted to support keeping the embattled lower Snake River dams. Commissioners Will Purser… Continue reading

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Coast Guard rescues pair in tandem kayak off Dungeness Spit

Two kayakers beset by high winds and heavy seas were rescued southeast of Dungeness spit on March 28, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The two… Continue reading

Changes to Clallam County charter weighed

Clallam County commissioners will conduct a series of public hearings on Charter Review Commission recommendations in April. The three commissioners voted last week to schedule… Continue reading

Peninsula clinics give 1,200 vaccination shots

More than 1,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered at mass vaccination events on the North Olympic Peninsula on Saturday, public health officials said. Ron… Continue reading

Clallam County to argue against trust lands lawsuit

State trust lands should continue to be managed for designated beneficiaries like public schools despite a court challenge, Clallam County commissioners will argue in a… Continue reading

Sequim boat builder reaches agreement with Clallam County

A Sequim-based boat builder and YouTube celebrity has steered clear of a legal battle with Clallam County. Leo Goolden said he plans to move his… Continue reading

Sequim man injured in Morse Creek collision

A Sequim man was injured Sunday, March 21, when the pickup he was driving was sideswiped on U.S. Highway 101 east of Port Angeles, the… Continue reading

Street projects may be eligible for state funding

Clallam County commissioners this week vetted six transportation projects eligible for federal grant funding, including street improvements in Port Angeles, Sequim and Forks. The three… Continue reading

Pedestrian, 81, dies after collision on highway

Man hit while crossing 101 in the dark