Ken Short

Clallam: Commissioners may slash tax break plan

Property owners who promise to conserve their land as farmland may get much less than the 60 percent tax relief recommended under proposed amendments to… Continue reading

Clallam: County commissioners to hear pros, cons on property tax proposal today

PORT ANGELES --Clallam County commissioners say a Planning Commission recommendation that gives tax breaks to some landowners who conserve their acreage for farmland might be… Continue reading


A Seattle environmental group is threatening to sue Rayonier Inc. in federal court for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act -- the 1972 law governing… Continue reading

CLALLAM: Commissioners hear more objection to areas ordinance

Clallam County commissioners came under fire from property owners Tuesday during public hearings on the Critical Areas Ordinance. Commissioners convened three public hearings at the… Continue reading

SEQUIM: County poised to buy historical Hyer Farm

Clallam County commissioners are set to purchase a portion of the historic Hyer Farm by June 27. That's the day farm's current owner, the state… Continue reading


The brown bear stands motionless in the lush green thicket. Yards away Brian Shepard draws his bow, releases his aluminum arrow, and watches as its… Continue reading

CLALLAM: New county commissioner district boundaries approved

It's official -- residents living in the Blue Mountain, Monterra, East Fairview and Agnew voting precincts will cast ballots for the District No. 2 Clallam… Continue reading

CLALLAM: Commissioners approve contract for new administrator

> Dan Engelbertson is officially Clallam County's new administrator. Following a Tuesday public hearing, Clallam County commissioners approved a two-year contract for Engelbertson. Three other… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Sailors enjoy visit to Hurricane Ridge

> A Hurricane Ridge snowstorm Monday morning provided unusual entertainment for sailors from the USS Chief. Some of the approximately 80 personnel aboard the U.S.… Continue reading

CLALLAM: Committee sets new county voting areas

> Voting district changes approved Friday by a special committee won't force Clallam County Commissioner Mike Doherty out of his district. Under the proposed changes… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Navy minesweepers arrive Friday

> PORT ANGELES -- The city will return to its naval heritage Friday when two minesweepers arrive for the Memorial Day weekend. The minesweepers USS… Continue reading

CLALLAM: Clean-water district approved

> In times past, Dungeness Bay beachcombers were confident the shellfish they harvested were safe to eat. But times have changed, according to a majority… Continue reading

CLALLAM: County treasurer calls tax-break plan unfair

> A Planning Commission proposal to give property tax breaks to county residents who promise to use their land as farmland has one Clallam County… Continue reading

CLALLAM: County weighs tax breaks for owners of farm properties

> Clallam County landowners who own less than 3.2 acres may be forced to subsidize tax breaks for residents who own more acres and promise… Continue reading

Esprit transgender convention underway in Port Angeles

> PORT ANGELES -- Rochelle Forrester is a woman trapped in a man's body. After 40 years living as a man, Forrester is learning to… Continue reading

PORT ANGELES: Telemarketing center may bring 50 jobs with it

> PORT ANGELES -- An unidentified company is 45-days away from making a decision on whether to base a call center in the city. A… Continue reading

CLALLAM: County jail inmates to pay for medical care

> Clallam County jail inmates in need of medical treatment while in custody will have to pay for part of their own medical bills after… Continue reading

CLALLAM: Undersheriff wins county administrator job

> A Clallam County law enforcement department manager with more than 20 years experience was named to the county's top job Tuesday. County commissioners announced… Continue reading

CLALLAM: Will the next county administrator please step forward?

> Clallam County commissioners are expected to name the county's next administrator from a list of four contenders today. The candidates are county Road Engineer… Continue reading

CLALLAM: Commissioners poised to name new county administrator

> PORT ANGELES -- The public could know by early next week who the new Clallam County administrator will be, county Commissioner Mike Chapman said… Continue reading