Rob Ollikainen

Unemployment falls on North Olympic Peninsula

Unemployment fell by more than 1 percentage point on the North Olympic Peninsula last month despite no net change in the number of Clallam and… Continue reading

 

Another COVID death reported in Clallam County

An unvaccinated Clallam County man in his 70s died of COVID-19 complications Wednesday, county health officer Dr. Allison Berry said Thursday. It was the 13th… Continue reading

 

Dungeness off-stream reservoir project to be split into phases

Design costs for the Dungeness off-channel reservoir project have exceeded estimates, forcing Clallam County to split the work into phases, commissioners heard this week. The… Continue reading

 

Stabbing trial opens

Opening statements were delivered last week in the trial of a Sequim woman accused of stabbing her wheelchair-bound neighbor in an attempt to kill him… Continue reading

Clallam County approves move to mediator

A professional mediator will help Clallam County commissioners and Community Development Director Mary Ellen Winborn work out their differences. The three commissioners said on June… Continue reading

Official: COVID-19 droplets evaporate in high temperatures

COVID-19 suffers in sweltering heat like the North Olympic Peninsula experienced Sunday, Jefferson County Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke said. Tiny droplets in aerosols that… Continue reading

Clallam County denies lodging tax fund accusation

Clallam County commissioners took umbrage with accusations of “backroom deals” before awarding a third round of lodging tax grants to organizations affected by COVID-19. Commissioners… Continue reading

These conceptual drawings from American Ramp Company/Velosolutions show the BMX pump track planned for Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. Organizers hope to open the track in October.

PA council OKs pump track contract

New grant-funded course expected to open next fall

These conceptual drawings from American Ramp Company/Velosolutions show the BMX pump track planned for Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. Organizers hope to open the track in October.

Clallam County Charter Review response expected this summer

Clallam County commissioners will respond to Charter Review Commission recommendations by the end of this summer. Commissioner Mark Ozias, board chairman, agreed Monday to draft… Continue reading

Peninsula jobless rate drops to 7.4 percent

Unemployment fell slightly to 7.4 percent in Clallam and Jefferson counties last month, one year after record joblessness at the height of the COVID-19 lockdown.… Continue reading

Arson, assault charges made after gas station fire, stolen pickup lead to crash on 101

A Sequim man has been charged for allegedly setting fire to a van at the Longhouse Market before crashing a stolen vehicle into a State… Continue reading

Olympic Discovery Trail idea draws opposition

A controversial plan to study an alternate route for the Olympic Discovery Trail east of Port Angeles survived a flood of opposition this week. The… Continue reading

Clallam County may extend social distancing center for three more months

Clallam County’s COVID-19 Social Distancing Center will remain open through the end of August if commissioners approve a series of contract extensions next week. The… Continue reading

Duck Derby nets $115K for OMC efforts

Marty Melcher won a new car in a record-setting Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby on Sunday. Melcher, of Port Angeles, won a white 2021 Toyota… Continue reading

Clallam County Courthouse evacuated after suspicious package found

A suspicious package that caused an evacuation of the Clallam County Courthouse on Monday contained a pair of tennis shoes, a shopping list, a cigarette… Continue reading

Officials: COVID-19 strains more concerning

Jefferson County entered its second week with no new COVID-19 cases Sunday. Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke did not expect the lull to last. Jefferson… Continue reading

Clallam County PUD gets perfect score in national review

Clallam County Public Utility District has received a perfect score in a national review of its electric system’s reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement.… Continue reading

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Leo Goolden, who is restoring the racing cutter Tally Ho, plans to move the project from rural Sequim to Port Townsend.

Tally Ho to move from Sequim to Port Townsend

Historic yacht undergoes renovation

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Leo Goolden, who is restoring the racing cutter Tally Ho, plans to move the project from rural Sequim to Port Townsend.

Clallam County eyes equity agenda

Clallam County commissioners have identified a “dual-path forward” for improved equity in the county, Chairman Mark Ozias said. Ozias on Monday, May 10, introduced a… Continue reading

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