Rob Ollikainen

Jobless rate rises slightly on peninsula while state rate continues to fall

North Olympic Peninsula employers shed 70 jobs in February as Clallam and Jefferson county unemployment rates rose slightly in February, state officials said. Clallam County… Continue reading

Anne Chastain, Clallam County emergency operations coordinator, discusses the county’s response to COVID-19 at the Port Angeles Business Association’s breakfast meeting. (Rob Ollikainen/Peninsula Daily News)

Official: Clallam County could see herd immunity by June

Emergency Operations Center chief discusses vaccine program

Anne Chastain, Clallam County emergency operations coordinator, discusses the county’s response to COVID-19 at the Port Angeles Business Association’s breakfast meeting. (Rob Ollikainen/Peninsula Daily News)
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Clallam County PUD votes 2-1 to support Snake River dams

A two-thirds majority of the Clallam County Public Utility District board has voted to support keeping the embattled lower Snake River dams. Commissioners Will Purser… Continue reading

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Coast Guard rescues pair in tandem kayak off Dungeness Spit

Two kayakers beset by high winds and heavy seas were rescued southeast of Dungeness spit on March 28, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The two… Continue reading

Changes to Clallam County charter weighed

Clallam County commissioners will conduct a series of public hearings on Charter Review Commission recommendations in April. The three commissioners voted last week to schedule… Continue reading

Peninsula clinics give 1,200 vaccination shots

More than 1,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered at mass vaccination events on the North Olympic Peninsula on Saturday, public health officials said. Ron… Continue reading

Clallam County to argue against trust lands lawsuit

State trust lands should continue to be managed for designated beneficiaries like public schools despite a court challenge, Clallam County commissioners will argue in a… Continue reading

Sequim boat builder reaches agreement with Clallam County

A Sequim-based boat builder and YouTube celebrity has steered clear of a legal battle with Clallam County. Leo Goolden said he plans to move his… Continue reading

Sequim man injured in Morse Creek collision

A Sequim man was injured Sunday, March 21, when the pickup he was driving was sideswiped on U.S. Highway 101 east of Port Angeles, the… Continue reading

Street projects may be eligible for state funding

Clallam County commissioners this week vetted six transportation projects eligible for federal grant funding, including street improvements in Port Angeles, Sequim and Forks. The three… Continue reading

Pedestrian, 81, dies after collision on highway

Man hit while crossing 101 in the dark

Olympic Mountains’ snowpack well-fed

Snowpack in the Olympic Mountains and the rest of the state flourished amid a La Nina pattern in February, a water supply expert said. A… Continue reading

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