Rob Ollikainen

Clallam County gets more CARES funds

Office reopens after it was closed Monday

Panoramic views from Klahhane Ridge

Panoramic views from Klahhane Ridge

Two hiking trails provide options for 12.5-mile circuit

Panoramic views from Klahhane Ridge

Peninsula COVID-19 cases ‘moving in right direction’

One new case of COVID-19 was reported on the North Olympic Peninsula on Wednesday, representing a continued abatement in coronavirus activity in recent days. After… Continue reading

No new COVID-19 cases reported on peninsula

Clallam County had no new COVID-19 cases for the second-straight day Tuesday while Jefferson County health officials continued to report low rates of coronavirus transmission.… Continue reading

Clallam County considers grant to study homeless issues

Clallam County has received a $100,000 grant to conduct a needs assessment for the homeless population. The three commissioners vetted the proposed agreement with the… Continue reading

Clallam County to add staff for COVID-19 response

Clallam County will add temporary staff to improve its COVID-19 response while seeking state assistance for more contact tracing. The three county commissioners on Aug.… Continue reading

Clallam nonprofits ‘doing more with less’ during pandemic

Clallam County’s nonprofit sector is doing more with less to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the three commissioners heard Aug. 10. Commissioners received a summary… Continue reading

Clallam County hits 203 total COVID-19 cases

Clallam County passed the 200-case mark for COVID-19 on Wednesday

Order for eateries now spans peninsula

Clallam Co. is requiring restaurants to abide by COVID-19 restrictions or risk losing permits

COVID-19 continues to increase peninsula unemployment

Unemployment rose by more than 1 percentage point on the North Olympic Peninsula last month as the effects of COVID-19 continued to hamper the local… Continue reading

Clallam County provides relief funds to PUD customers

Clallam County commissioners have allocated federal COVID-19 relief funds to the Clallam County Public Utility District for residential utility assistance. The $45,200 sub-recipient agreement with… Continue reading

Health officials: Limiting gatherings key in returning to in-person teaching

Health officials doubled down on COVID-19 transmission prevention measures Wednesday as three new cases emerged on the North Olympic Peninsula. Clallam County added two new… Continue reading

Clallam finds 3 COVID cases; new Jefferson County order gives teeth to masking rule

Restaurants, grocery stores and gas-station delis in Jefferson County must comply with COVID-19 regulations or risk losing their operating permit. Dr. Tom Locke, Jefferson County… Continue reading

No new COVID-19 cases on peninsula

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported on the North Olympic Peninsula on Tuesday. Clallam County’s case total held at 136 on Tuesday and Jefferson… Continue reading

Peninsula health officials discuss schools reopening

North Olympic Peninsula health officers met virtually with school district superintendents Tuesday to review plans to reopen schools — and keep them open — in… Continue reading

Clallam County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 92

Clallam County added three cases of COVID-19 Wednesday while Jefferson County reported one case after a two-week hiatus in coronavirus transmission, health officials said. Clallam… Continue reading

UPDATED: Backpacker reported as missing walks out of Olympic National Park

UPDATED: Backpacker reported as missing walks out of Olympic National Park

An overdue backpacker who was reported as missing Tuesday walked out of Olympic National Park at Staircase on Wednesday, park officials said. John Solomon, 21,… Continue reading

UPDATED: Backpacker reported as missing walks out of Olympic National Park

Clallam County reports seven more virus cases

Seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Clallam County on Tuesday, while Jefferson County experienced its 13th day without any new infections. The new… Continue reading

Clallam County working with agency to help with rental assistance

Clallam County commissioners have vetted an agreement with Olympic Community Action Programs to provide rental and mortgage assistance during COVID-19. The proposed agreement would distribute… Continue reading

Peninsula virus cases reported by age group

A breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases by age shows the majority of reported cases have been under the age of 40 in Jefferson County, and… Continue reading