Rob Ollikainen

Local officials: Reopening should be taken slowly

North Olympic Peninsula health officials endorsed the reopening of certain outdoor activities Tuesday as one new COVID-19 case in the two counties was confirmed. A… Continue reading

A group of about a dozen people against the state’s stay-at-home directives to combat spread of COVID-19 wave signs and flags at a gathering on Thursday, April 23, at Veteran’s Park in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Clallam County sees more cases of COVID-19

Health officials on the North Olympic Peninsula are ramping up testing for the new coronavirus in Clallam and Jefferson counties as the state increases its… Continue reading

A group of about a dozen people against the state’s stay-at-home directives to combat spread of COVID-19 wave signs and flags at a gathering on Thursday, April 23, at Veteran’s Park in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Suspects arrested for allegedly stealing credit cards

Two suspects have been arrested for allegedly using stolen credit cards to purchase more than $2,600 in gift cards, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said.… Continue reading

Peninsula marks one week without confirmed COVID-19 case

The North Olympic Peninsula has gone a full week with no new COVID-19 cases, allowing health officials to prepare for expanded testing and contact tracing.… Continue reading

Jess Pankey, an environmental health specialist with Clallam County Heath and Human Services, looks over a room filled with cots on Thursday at the Port of Port Angeles’ 1010 Building near William R. Fairchild International Airport as the building is converted to an isolation shelter for homeless individuals who might be infected with the novel coronavirus. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

COVID-19 center for homeless opens as officials prepare to increase testing

Clallam County has opened a COVID-19 quarantine and isolation center for the homeless population near William R. Fairchild Memorial Airport, Dr. Allison Unthank, county health… Continue reading

Jess Pankey, an environmental health specialist with Clallam County Heath and Human Services, looks over a room filled with cots on Thursday at the Port of Port Angeles’ 1010 Building near William R. Fairchild International Airport as the building is converted to an isolation shelter for homeless individuals who might be infected with the novel coronavirus. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Clallam County sees two more coronavirus cases

Health officers urge adherance to stay-home order to keep numbers down

Peninsula virus cases stay at 40

Health officials optimistic at counties’ progress

Teen reported missing is found

A Port Orchard girl who went missing near the Sequim Costco last week arrived safely at her grandmother’s house in Port Angeles on Sunday, April… Continue reading

State grant to pay for first unincorporated Clallam County roundabout

Clallam County has secured a $490,000 federal grant to build a roundabout at the collision-prone intersection of Sequim-Dungeness Way and Woodcock Road, commissioners have learned.… Continue reading

Clallam County signs lease with port for homeless recovery center

Facility will be near William R. Fairchild Memorial Airport

Above, Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis, pictured here in 2018, will remain in his role through at least June 1, postponing his retirement from the lead administrator role as the organization helps manage the novel coronavirus issue. File photo by Jesse Major/Olympic Peninsula News Group
                                Top right, a local (Sequim) Girl Scout recently donated as-yet unsold cookies to Olympic Medical Center nurses. Submitted photo
                                Right, an anonymous patient donated 25 pizzas from Westside Pizza and sodas to the staff at the Olympic Medical Physicians walk-in clinic in March. Photo courtesy of Sandy Tapia

To help in coronavirus fight, OMC’s Lewis postpones retirement

Olympic Medical Center is “stepping up” to fight the coronavirus pandemic and preparing for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases, said CEO Eric Lewis, who… Continue reading

Above, Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis, pictured here in 2018, will remain in his role through at least June 1, postponing his retirement from the lead administrator role as the organization helps manage the novel coronavirus issue. File photo by Jesse Major/Olympic Peninsula News Group
                                Top right, a local (Sequim) Girl Scout recently donated as-yet unsold cookies to Olympic Medical Center nurses. Submitted photo
                                Right, an anonymous patient donated 25 pizzas from Westside Pizza and sodas to the staff at the Olympic Medical Physicians walk-in clinic in March. Photo courtesy of Sandy Tapia

Campaign to aid local business in works

Clallam commissioners expected to OK spending request for “Choose Clallam First”

Accused poacher sentenced to prison

Hutt first in state to serve time

Clallam County OKs certain employees working from home

Leave program enacted in light of virus outbreak

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over proposed lodging place at Sequim Bay

Suit was filed against county’s community development director

Clallam County issues emergency declaration

Commissioners cite critical shortage of protective gear

New dates set for poaching trials

Jason Hutt charged with 26 counts of poaching-related crimes

Sequim man charged with third-degree assault of an officer

A Sequim man has been charged with an altercation with Port Angeles police in which he allegedly grabbed an officer’s duty belt while resisting arrest.… Continue reading

Health authorities say virus is on its way to the Peninsula

No cases confirmed now, but circumstances expected to change