Opinion

Guest column: A hidden gem on the Olympic Peninsula

Most Americans know plenty about our national parks and probably have visited several of them. Folks here on the peninsula treasure our exquisitely beautiful crown jewel, Olympic National Park.

  • Dec 3, 2014

Guest Opinion: Turn slogans into policy

The just-concluded elections helped to resolve nothing in our state.

  • Dec 3, 2014

More odds, ends from the editor’s desk

A kind Sequim resident (who prefers to remain anonymous) recently dropped off a couple of items newspaper folks like myself consider treasures, both editions of the now defunct Sequim Press.

Guest opinion: Vote yes for SARC’s February levy measure

The question that the voters in the Sequim School District need to answer in February 2015 is, “Should this community have a public community recreation center that includes an indoor pool?”

  • Nov 24, 2014

Guest Opinion: You can’t have a private gym and call it a public pool

I have read countless letters to the editor on why we supposedly need to force people to pay taxes to “save the SARC.” Most of these letters discuss the need to “save the pool.” SARC board members have often pointed out that other “public pools” receive tax subsidies as part of their revenue.

  • Nov 24, 2014

Verbatim: Kathleen McAleer Lynch

Kathleen (Katie) McAleer Lynch, accompanied by her husband, Kevin, and children Sean and Danielle, returned to the U.S. from Daegu, South Korea, to participate in the Marine Corps Marathon late last month. For nearly seven years the Lynches have lived in Daegu, but will be stationed elsewhere by June.

  • Nov 19, 2014

Guest opinion: Driving drowsy can be deadly

Eight years ago, I sped across the I-90 Bridge to Harborview Medical Center. As I did, I begged for God to take my life, “Take me instead. Not her!”

  • Nov 19, 2014

Odds,ends from the editors desk — Nov. 19, 2014

Well, election season is, for the most part, in the books, and I think we call all breathe a sigh of relief and get back to what we think our traditional roles in politics should be: complaining.

Verbatim: Merrily & Bud Nash

Budd and Merrily Nash came to explore Sequim tightly, yet comfortably packed into their Smart car, which normally rides behind their semi-truck that has now pulled their traveling home across the country since 2011.

  • Nov 12, 2014

Cooper: A Paris postscript

I stood frozen in a sea of people who were walking, running and flying through the air, some flying into a wall and sticking as if attached by Velcro. That was the dream I had the second night we were in Paris.

Guest opinion: What is a ‘community foundation’?

2014 marked 100 years since the first community foundation was created in Cleveland, Ohio, and this week, the Olympic View Community Foundation joins more than 700 community foundations across America in recognition of Community Foundation Week.

  • Nov 12, 2014

Verbatim: Robyn Braidwood

Every couple of months, British Columbia resident Robyn Braidwood stays in Sequim with her parents, Gene and Shirley Estes, whom she calls “seasoned residents of the beautiful town of Sequim.” The couple will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary in February.

  • Nov 5, 2014

Guest opinion: Connecting the dots to lower gas prices

It’s often difficult to “connect the dots,” to show people how the global marketplace affects their daily lives. But plunging gasoline prices are giving Americans a first-hand lesson in the law of supply and demand.

  • Nov 5, 2014

Guest Opinion: What you should know about Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been very much in the news for the past several months. In the United States, there have been only four cases and one death. Ebola was first discovered in 1976 and over 20 outbreaks have occurred in Africa since that time. The current outbreak is the largest in history.

  • Nov 5, 2014

Rock Doc: A better trend for diabetes

“Eat right and exercise.” It’s good advice. But millions of us Americans struggle every day to live up to our hopes regarding diet and activity.

  • Nov 5, 2014

Verbatim: Anna Carlson

By her own admission, 20-year-old Anna Carlson was a “wild child” during her middle school and high school years. She was born and raised in Sequim but bounced back and forth among Sequim, Silverdale and Tacoma after her parents’ divorce.

  • Oct 29, 2014

Think about it … Halloween, the sequel

Eagor sat alone in his office for the first time surrounded by the artifacts of his achievements.

Editor’s Corner: More odds and ends from the editor’s desk

By the time you read this, I’ll hopefully be back in the wonderfully green state of Washington. I’ve spent much of the past week visiting a daughter and my wife’s old haunts in Las Cruces, N.M., and El Paso, Texas.

Verbatim: Dave Shreffler

Dave Shreffler is a restoration ecologist and photographer. He volunteers his time for wilderness protection, strong schools in Sequim, improved recreational opportunities for children and families in eastern Clallam County and the construction and maintenance of the Olympic Discovery Trail.

  • Oct 22, 2014

Guest Opinion: Group provides an ‘Answer’ in our community

October marks the five-year anniversary for The Answer For Youth (TAFY), a local drop-in center that serves homeless youth and young families (13-35) in Clallam County.

  • Oct 22, 2014