Rob Ollikainen

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

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