Rob Ollikainen

Clallam County to receive additional funds from state health department

Clallam County is in line to receive an additional $1.25 million in COVID-19 relief funding. The three commissioners vetted Monday,March 1, a consolidated contract amendment… Continue reading

 

Olympic Medical Center’s vaccine supply is steady

Olympic Medical Center has received a consistent supply of COVID-19 vaccine and continues to help public health workers get shots into arms, a hospital official… Continue reading

 

Weekend clinic provides Pfizer vaccinations

Nearly 1,800 Clallam County residents received a dose of the Pfizer vaccine over the weekend at a COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic at Port Angeles High… Continue reading

 

Clallam County joins Jefferson County in opposition to health bill

Clallam County commissioners have joined a chorus of North Olympia Peninsula leaders decrying a state plan to restructure the public health system. The three commissioners… Continue reading

Officials: Rural counties stymied by COVID plan

Clallam County commissioners expounded on their opposition to Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 reopening plan in a virtual forum this week. Commissioner Bill Peach said Inslee’s… Continue reading

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Clallam Transit survey could add destinations

Would you take a bus to Hurricane Ridge if Clallam Transit offered the service? Transit officials are asking the public to complete an online survey… Continue reading

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Midway Metals, 258010 U.S. Highway 101 east of Port Angeles, is the subject of a cease and desist order approved by Clallam County Commissioners for operating an illegal scrapyard. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Midway Metals to get cease and desist letter

Clallam County commissioners have warned the owner of Midway Metals to correct longstanding code violations or face civil and criminal penalties. After a closed executive… Continue reading

Midway Metals, 258010 U.S. Highway 101 east of Port Angeles, is the subject of a cease and desist order approved by Clallam County Commissioners for operating an illegal scrapyard. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Clallam County commissioners approve lodging tax grants

Clallam County commissioners have approved a series of hotel/motel tax expenditures and behavioral health contracts for 2021. The largest of the 19 expenditures was a… Continue reading

Peninsula confirms 19 more COVID cases Thursday

The North Olympic Peninsula added 19 COVID-19 cases Thursday, mostly attributed to holiday gatherings, as Clallam and Jefferson County health officials continued to refine vaccination… Continue reading

Jobless rate keeps climbing on Olympic Peninsula

Unemployment rose by 1.1 percentage points in Clallam and Jefferson counties last month as the leisure and hospitality sector continued to be saddled by COVID-19… Continue reading

A Clallam Transit bus departs from Gateway transit center in Port Angeles in October. File photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula Daily News Group

Clallam Transit budget keeps services, fares stable

The Clallam Transit board has approved an $11.3 million operating budget that maintains existing service and fares and contributes $1.4 million to reserves. Board members… Continue reading

A Clallam Transit bus departs from Gateway transit center in Port Angeles in October. File photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula Daily News Group

Clallam PUD rates to rise in spring

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners have approved 2021 operating budgets that include utility rate increases taking effect in the spring. Residential electric rates will… Continue reading

$3.5 million in reserves aids county’s 2021 budget

Clallam County commissioners have approved a 2021 spending plan that uses $3.5 million in reserves to maintain services and respond to COVID-19. The $44.6 million… Continue reading

Clallam County OKs contract extensions for Social Distancing Center

Clallam County commissioners have approved two-month contract extensions for security, medical staff and operations of the COVID-19 Social Distancing Center. The three commissioners voted unanimously… Continue reading

Two treated and released after wrong-way collision in Sequim

A wrong-way driver caused a wreck that injured three on U.S. Highway 101 in Sequim on Nov. 8, the State Patrol said. Jeremiah S. Cannon,… Continue reading

Clallam County approves fireworks ordinance

After more than two years of debate, Clallam County lawmakers have passed a fireworks ordinance based on fire danger in unincorporated areas. The three commissioners… Continue reading

Crews work to replace the north portion of a set of culverts under U.S. Highway 101 at Bagley Creek east of Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Highway 101 work on schedule to be finished next fall

Bridge construction on U.S. Highway 101 east of west of Sequim is on budget and on schedule to be completed next fall, a state Department… Continue reading

Crews work to replace the north portion of a set of culverts under U.S. Highway 101 at Bagley Creek east of Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Clallam PUD makes emergency repair in Carlsborg

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners have authorized an emergency repair for a water main break that occurred Oct. 13 along Carlsborg Road. The “fairly… Continue reading

Clallam County commissioners agreed last week to seek a lease extension and more funding to maintain for the Clallam County COVID-19 Social Distancing Center, pictured here last week. Photo by Rob Ollikainen/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Clallam aims to extend Social Distancing Center into spring

Clallam County will seek a lease extension and more funding to maintain the COVID-19 Social Distancing Center into next spring. The three commissioners agreed Monday,… Continue reading

Clallam County commissioners agreed last week to seek a lease extension and more funding to maintain for the Clallam County COVID-19 Social Distancing Center, pictured here last week. Photo by Rob Ollikainen/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Jobless rate falls on Olympic Peninsula

North Olympic Peninsula unemployment fell by at least 1 percentage point for the second consecutive month in September, but COVID-19 continued to hamstring the region’s… Continue reading