Rob Ollikainen

Clallam panel maps plan for new boundaries

The Clallam County Districting Commission has mapped out a plan for re-drawing the boundaries of the three commissioner districts before the end of this year.… Continue reading



Bid awarded for Dungeness levee project phase

Clallam County commissioners have awarded a contract for the earthwork phase of the long-awaited Lower Dungeness River levee setback project. A groundbreaking ceremony that was… Continue reading


Sequim man accused of hate crime ordered into treatment

A Sequim man who is charged with a racially motivated attack on Ediz Hook has been ordered to 90 days of mental health treatment at… Continue reading


Clallam PUD to raise rates in 2022, 2023

Clallam County Public Utility District residential customers will see a 2.25 percent increase on their electric bills in each of the next two years. District… Continue reading

Commissioners receive emergency operations center proposals

Clallam County has received a pair of offers from Seattle-area architects to design a joint Emergency Operations Center and 9-1-1 dispatch center in west Port… Continue reading

‘Consider your neighbor’: Clallam commissioners support face masks against COVID-19

Mask up and get the COVID-19 vaccine if you haven’t done so to protect yourself, your loved ones and Clallam County businesses, the three commissioners… Continue reading

County commissioners review responses on charter proposals

Clallam County commissioners have reviewed a draft response to a series of recommendations from the Charter Review Commission. Board Chairman Mark Ozias received feedback on… Continue reading

Sequim man charged with hate crime

A Sequim man has been charged with a felony hate crime for allegedly threatening to kill a Black man while using racial slurs on Ediz… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners award $5.5M bid for first phase of Lower Dungeness levee project

Clallam County commissioners have awarded a $5.5 million bid for the earthwork phase of the Lower Dungeness levee setback project. Commissioners Mark Ozias and Bill… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center considers how to expand emergency service in Sequim

Olympic Medical Center is in the “discovery phase” of a plan to expand urgent care service in Sequim, CEO Darryl Wolfe said. Hospital officials have… Continue reading

NOHN gets $3.3M grant to expand behavioral health services

North Olympic Healthcare Network has secured a $3.3 million grant to help improve behavioral health and primary care services for youth and adults in Port… Continue reading

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.