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PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

YEAR IN REVIEW A look back at some of the people, events and stories that made headlines

CLALLAM COUNTY JEFFERSON COUNTY A supplement produced by the Peninsula Daily News


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2017 YEAR IN REVIEW

is a supplement produced and published by the Peninsula Daily News 305 W. First St. Port Angeles, WA 98362 peninsuladailynews.com 360-452-2345 Terry R. Ward, regional publisher Steve Perry, general manager Leah Leech, executive editor Laura Lofgren, special sections editor

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A plume of dust floats across U.S. Highway 101 and over the surface of Lake Crescent after workers pried loose a large boulder during rock scaling near Barnes Point in September 2017. PHOTO BY KEITH THORPE, PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

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Here are the top 10 stories of 2017 for Clallam County, as selected by Peninsula Daily News staff.

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BARRIERS TO SUICIDE: The Port Angeles City Council has directed staff to prepare design concepts for permanent safety barriers on the Eighth Street bridges. The council is taking action on both long-and short-term measures to make the Eighth Street bridges less accessible to suicides after three people had jumped from the bridges since June.

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Protesters take to the Eighth Street bridges, calling on the city of Port Angeles to Continues on Page 4 add taller barriers to the bridges.

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Safety barriers will be put in place/CONTINUED A total of seven have jumped to their deaths from the 100-foot-tall bridges above the Tumwater and Valley creeks since they were built as replacement spans in 2009 with 4-foot, 6-inch railings. The old bridges had 7-foot, 8-inch fences that were added after they were built. Public outcry increased after the latest — 15-year-old Ashley Wishart on Nov. 13. Safety barriers could be installed on both sides at the highest point of the two Eighth Street bridges as early as April, Public Works Director Craig Fulton has estimated. A combination of a chain-link fence and wire mesh “vertical architectural screening” would likely be finished in July or August, Fulton said. The council also directed staff at a Dec. 19 meeting to develop a maintenance plan and financial analysis for the estimated

$1 million chain-link option and $1.7 million blended barrier. The city is accepting donations for the barriers. Donations can be made at the cashier’s office at City Hall or mailed to the city at 321 E. Fifth St. As of Dec. 19, the city had received more than $112,000 in donations and pledges for the safety project. “The community has stepped up in a way that’s been pretty incredible in this,” City Manager Dan McKeen said. “I believe that is going to help us leverage state funding.” KEITH THORPE | PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

Stickers have been attached to the railings on the West Eighth Street bridge over the Tumwater Truck Route in Port Angeles near the location where people have committed suicide by leaping from the span.

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McPhee’s Grocery A sprightly little market unlike any you’ve seen!

717 S Race Street Port Angeles

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Outside the area toll free

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Bus to

Callis Insurance 812024650

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Your Peninsula. Your Newspaper.

360-374-3311

Lincoln Industrial Corporation, Inc.

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Your locally owned and operated Credit Union

Port Angeles

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ESTABLISHED 1948

dba Lincoln Welding

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81 Years

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Your law firm for life.

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110 Years

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122 Years

LAW FIRM

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Several searches unfold in park/CONTINUED N.J., who had just started his freshman year at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, was scheduled to return from a solo camping trip from the nearby Staircase Campground in early April. A massive search was made for him. While the results of an autopsy were inconclusive, Stockwell said Krull most likely died from hypothermia or the loss of core body temperature. The body of Kathryn Grace Kennedy, 57, was discovered with a minivan about 200 feet below Obstruction Point Road near Hurricane Ridge on July 2. She had been reported as missing from Issaquah, according to park spokeswoman Penny Wagner. The body of William “Dave” Woodson, 60, of Kingston was discovered in a boulder field near the Norwegian Memorial on the Pacific coast June 1. The preliminary cause of death was accidental salt water drowning with a contributing cardiac condition. Despite searching for months, no sign has been found of hiker Jacob Gray of Bellevue. Gray, 22, was reported missing after his bike and camping gear were found in brush on the side of Sol Duc Hot Springs

JESSE MAJOR | PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

The family of Jacob Gray, who has been missing since early April, is briefed before searching the Sol Duc River valley for Gray.

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HIKERS FOUND DEAD: The bodies of three people were found in three different areas of Olympic National Park over the spring and summer, while no further sign has been found of another hiker reported missing.

Zach Krull’s body was found July 1 in Olympic National Park by a creek near Flapjack Lakes, about 2 miles north of Lake Cushman, according to Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell. Krull, a 20-year-old from Livingston,

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Road on April 6. His father, Randy Gray of Santa Cruz, Calif., and other family members and friends, kept searching after the park officials and Clallam County Sheriff’s Office scaled back, but did not find the missing hiker. Jacob Gray is 5-foot-11, weighs 145 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. His family has urged anyone with information to contact the Santa Cruz Police Department at 831-420-5820. VOTERS SAY NO: Port Angeles voters said no to fluoride in municipal water and rejected a second-class city proposal in separate measures on the Nov. 7 ballot. The fluoridation measure was an advisory vote that the Port Angeles City Council said it would keep in mind as it decided whether to resume the practice of putting fluorosilicic acid in the water to help prevent dental disease. The practice had been curtailed in August 2016, with a final decision to be made after the advisory vote.

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Fluoride issue divides community/CONTINUED The issue had been deeply divisive and controversial. Opponents of fluoridation supported the idea of the council passing a resolution that not only said the city would adhere to the vote outcome but also dispose of fluoridation equipment. The council passed the measure 5-2 in December, with Councilman Dan Gase KEITH THORPE | PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

The former Nippon Paper Industries USA mill on Ediz Hook in Port Angeles ESTABLISHED 1960

Compost & Organic Produce U-cut Christmas Trees

Community Minded & Environmentally Progressive!

(360)452-8491 www.nti4u.com

53 Years

Port Angeles Senior & Community Center

119 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim

683-6338

CUSTOM DRAPERIES & UPHOLSTERY work done in our own workrooms FREE ESTIMATES

51 Years

Celebrate this time of your life! Corner of 7th & Peabody

in business

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ESTABLISHED 1971

(360)457-7004

49 Years

812011712

ESTABLISHED 1971

ESTABLISHED 1971

717 S. Peabody St. Port Angeles

ESTABLISHED 1969

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58 Years

NTI Engineering & Land Surveying

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360-683-5680

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Davis Sand & Gravel 870 Evans Road, Sequim

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Steve & Ann Johnson 360-457-5950 225 Gehrke Road • Port Angeles

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and Deputy Mayor Cherie Kidd opposing it. Both supported the public vote to not resume fluoridation but had other concerns about the new law. Fluoridation foes Our Water, Our Choice!, proposed the downgrade of the city’s status from a code city with home-rule powers to a second-class city without those powers. The measure was prompted by disappointment in a council vote to continue fluoridation, a decision the council reversed in August 2016. It would have been enacted, it said, to elect a new

seven-person Port Angeles City Council, including the four new members chosen by voters in the last general election. NEW USE FOR PAPER PLANT: McKinley Paper Co. has December 2018 as a target date for starting up the former Nippon Paper Industries USA plant on Ediz Hook after it has been retooled from a paper plant to one that makes cardboard liner. McKinley Paper Co. purchased the mill on Ediz Hook from Nippon Paper Industries USA for $20.6 million on March 31. It closed the plant in April. City Manager Dan McKeen has said the retooling of the mill will cost the city about $315,500 in revenue this year and another $440,000 in 2018. When operational, the mill consumes nearly half of the electricity used in the entire city, providing tax revenue for services such as public safety, parks and streets. Nippon employed 264 hourly and salaried employees in 2003. It had 200 employees in 2011, generating a $25 million annual payroll, and 160 as of June 2015.

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have a

Shipley Center (360) 683-6806

Special Orders & Phone Orders Welcome

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

www.shipleycenter.org 921 E Hammond St. Sequim, Washington

360-457-1045

Thanks to all our loyal customers

47 Years

Sequim

683-8003

Fruit & Veggies Natural Groceries Deli • Supplements Butcher Shop Farm Store

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Happy New Year!!

261461 Hwy 101

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360-457-3211 • 1-800-953-3211 FAX 360-457-6566 1325 E. 1st St. • Port Angeles

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2372 Highway 101 E, Port Angeles, WA 98362 360-457-4101 www.mobuiltrv.com “Best Wishes To All Our Valued Customers” “Happy RVing”

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114 West Front St., Port Angeles

Serving Sequim since 1971

47 Years

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Barkhuis out/CONTINUED

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candidates to the commissioners on the basis of a job description. Sill said the salary of the treasurer who is selected would be $63,624 annually — not including an additional approximately $13,000 in benefits — to $77,520 — not including about $16,000 in benefits. Barkhuis was elected in 2010 over incumbent Judy Scott, who was treasurer when then Treasurer’s Office cashier Catherine Betts was found guilty in 2011 of embezzling $617, 467 to $795,595 in real estate excise taxes. Barkhuis was re-elected after running unopposed in 2014. Barkhuis feuded with county commissioners over the disbursement of $1.3 million in Opportunity Fund grants, saying the county board should approve them as debatable

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Ked-Ter

Construction, Inc. Residential Commercial Remodel

Barkhuis budget emergencies with attendant contracts approved by Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols or include them as part of the 2016 budget. She also called for County Administrator Jim Jones’ ouster in 2016 for a series of actions dating to 2013. Continues

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TREASURER RESIGNS: Selinda Barkhuis quit the elected position she has held for seven years on Dec. 15. In a one-sentence resignation letter the day before to county commissioners, Barkhuis cited “health issues resulting from workrelated stress” with no further explanation. Her present term would expire in November 2018. Teresa Marchi, chief deputy treasurer, will serve as acting treasurer until county commissioners name an interim treasurer, which could happen by the end of January, according to commission Chairman Mark Ozias. A treasurer-selection panel consisting of Human Resources Director Rich Sill, Auditor Shoona Riggs and Assessor Pam Rushton will recommend up to three

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ESTABLISHED 1973 We’re Now

Whiteheads Auto Parts, Inc. 360-374-6065

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Christina Wagner D.V.M. Andi R. Thomson, D.V.M. Andrea Goldy D.V.M.

Caring for your best friend since 1980!

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38 Years

Happy New Year! 812024658

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Serving all your parts needs for

160 DelGuzzi Drive Port Angeles (360) 452-7686

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Barkhuis alleges hostile work environment/CONTINUED She alleged in November 2015 that Nichols had evidence that unauthorized or excessive county Veterans’ Relief Fund payments had been made to a Peninsula Daily News reporter. Sill said Nichols never had such evidence. Barkhuis also said that commissioners created a hostile and threatening work environment and that Jones also created a hostile work environment. She took a medical leave of JESSE MAJOR | PENINSULA DAILY NEWS

The U.S. Navy’s submarine escort pier at the U.S. Coast Guard base on Ediz Hook is largely completed. ESTABLISHED 1974

ESTABLISHED 1974

SEQUIM GAZETTE 360-683-3311

360-683-3901

ESTABLISHED 1981

Residential and Commercial Construction & Remodeling

360-457-1809

Ray Gruver

ESTABLISHED 1981

Thanks to all our loyal customers.

Happy New Year!

37 Years

ESTABLISHED 1983

Port Angeles Friends of the Library We would like to say thank you to the community for its support

37 Years

46 Years

Sequim Elks Lodge #2642 143 Port Williams Rd, Sequim, WA 98382 (360) 683-2763

35 Years

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37 Years

802 E. Washington Sequim 683-7261

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360-374-2626

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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

870 S. Forks Ave.

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41 Years

360-457-8462

Pacific Pizza

Gourmet Lunch & Dinner Homemade Pasta & Sauces Back East Grinders, Paninis, Open Face Pizza Sandwiches Cheesecake Factory Desserts, Cold Deli, Twilight Menu, Beer & Wine

210 E. 7th Street

Happy New Year!

2200 W. Edgewood Dr. Port Angeles

ESTABLISHED 1981

Featuring Monteleone Family Recipes

State Farm Insurance

4410 S. AIRPORT ROAD PORT ANGELES

457-0443

Providing Charity in the West End since 1975

43 Years

Now delivering out of Cays Rd. in Sequim

812011748

44 Years

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Service & New Installations

ESTABLISHED 1972

ESTABLISHED 1977

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of Port Angeles, Inc.

40 Years

360•374•2524

ESTABLISHED 1979

J&J Construction

Proudly Serving the North Olympic Peninsula Since 1978

Happy New Year!

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HEATING

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147 W. Washington St. Sequim WA.

roads in the forest and park them at 11 designated pullouts for eight to 16 hours per day. The transmitters are to engage in targeting exercises with radar-jamming EA-6B Prowler jet pilots from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The Navy also announced in September that it has delayed the final Environmental Impact Statement on stationing additional EA-18G Growler aircraft on Whidbey Island, a proposal opposed by many on the North Olympic Peninsula who are concerned about noise. The deck for a combined Navy pier and trestle that will jut 425 feet into Port Angeles Harbor was finished by September.

Angeles Concrete

Forks Elks Lodge #2524

221 W. Cedar Sequim

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absence after an Opportunity Fund grant dispute with the 2015 board of commissioners. NAVY ON THE PENINSULA: The U.S. Forest Service issued a special use permit to the Navy on July 31 to allow electronic warfare training exercises in Olympic National Forest. Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics, a Eugene, Ore.-based nonprofit, field suit on Sept. 15 asking a federal judge to vacate the permit, saying the exercises would “degrade the backcountry recreational experience.” The five-year permit allows the Navy to drive three mobile electronic transmitters onto


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TPS project expected to be done by July/CONTINUED The $25.6 million Transportation Protection System (TPS) project, located just inside the entrance gate to Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, is being built to accommodate up to seven escort vessels for Bangor Naval base submarines and their crews. It is expected to be finished in July. TRAFFIC DELAYS: Work began in the spring on the $27.5 million project to rehabilitate 12 miles of U.S. Highway 101 around Lake Crescent and East Beach Road, causing delays and closures of the primary highway to and from the West End. The work is on hold now, but it is expected to resume in March

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and continue until mid-November, with the same schedule planned in 2019. West End residents objected to an initial proposal to close the highway for a year.The National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration are managing the project. The Highway 101 bridge over the Elwha River was discovered to be undermined by erosion since the removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams. The state Department of Transportation plans to replace the 1926 bridge on a new alignment. The estimated cost is $29.53 million, officials said. A replacement bridge is fully funded and should go out to bid in early 2019, state Rep. Mike

John A. Raske Insurance Agency

308 E. 8th St., Port Angeles

452-3336

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Lorna VanderZanden of Port Angeles stands outside the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles with a sign expressing her opposition to fish pens in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. See page 10 for story. ESTABLISHED 1986

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Where Quality & Customer Service are #1

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ESTABLISHED 1986

33 Years ESTABLISHED 1986

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452-7902

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Your Independent Agency wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our friends and customers through the years.

31 Years

Reetz

Insurance Services, Inc.

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32 Years ESTABLISHED 1988

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32 Years

To our valued customers.. Thank you for your patronage over the past 32 years. We look forward to many more. Have a safe and prosperous New Year.

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452-9692

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104 E. First St. • Port Angeles

452-4222 HAPPY NEW YEAR!

since 1986

ALL METAL RECYCLING

101 E. Front St., Port Angeles

1210 E. Front Street Port Angeles

Doing property management

ESTABLISHED 1987

The

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32 Years

Port Angeles 452-1326

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34 Years

Happy New Year!

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812011959

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452-1621

452-6549 1-800-462-8593 114 E. Front

CORNERHOUSE RESTAURANT

John Miller 457-8885 Armory Square Mall

ESTABLISHED 1986

SPA SHOP

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Thank you to all of our patrons for letting us serve the Olympic Peninsula for

Chapman has said. In the meantime, Transportation engineers are monitoring the bridge for safety. Clallam County closed the McDonald Creek bridge on July 10 for replacement, rerouting traffic on Old Olympic Highway near Sequim.


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Bridge could reopen in March/CONTINUED The contractor, Orion Marine Contractors Inc. of Tacoma, offered the $3.07 million bid to replace the former 1957 bridge and widen it from 24 feet to 40 feet. The bridge is tentatively expected to reopen in

March, although Orion Marine has through April to complete the bridge. ATLANTIC SALMON FARM OUT: The state Department of Natural Resources terminated the aquatic lands lease of

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452-4320

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A special thank you to our loyal customers. Have a happy and prosperous 2018!

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Cooke Aquaculture Pacific’s Atlantic salmon farm off Ediz Hook on Dec. 15. The lease to operate in Port Angeles Harbor had been good through 2025, but DNR officials said they found that Cooke was operating the fish farm 500 feet outside its authorized area, was maintaining an unsafe anchoring system and was failing to prevent nonbiodegradable, petroleum-based Styrofoam it uses in flotation material from leaching into the water. The Port Angeles fish farm comprises 14 connected, floating pens that can hold up to 700,000 salmon. Cooke had planned to replace the Ediz Hook farm by building a new, larger $9 million facility east of Port Angeles near Morse Creek to make way for construction of the Navy’s pier and trestle.

Established 1990 - 28 years

1st Place

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VOTED BEST ASSISTED LIVING TEN YEARS IN A ROW

ESTABLISHED 1990

Drennan & Ford Funeral Home and Crematory 260 Monroe Road Port Angeles www.drennanford.com

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28 Years

(360)457-0794

Monday - Saturday 10-6 Sunday 12-5

28 Years

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Best wishes for the New Year

Cars • Boats • Trains Planes • RC and Supplies... 138 W. Railroad • Port Angeles

812011714

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28 Years

812025464

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Sales & Service you can count on Since 1990!

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“Timber,” the Lefties’ marmot mascot, rides a cart around the infield after being introduced as a team symbol at a game against the Victoria HarbourCats at Port Angeles Civic Field. The Timber character spent time cavorting with spectators while cheering on the Lefties team.

ESTABLISHED 1990

Mon.- Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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A Village Concepts Retirement Community www.villageconcepts.com 1430 Park View Lane, Port Angeles

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Voted Best Assisted Living Community on the Peninsula 10 years in a row! • Washington owned and operated by 3rd Generation Family-owned company • 7 Acres of park-like grounds with paved walking paths and benches for taking in the flowers, the pond and the birds who make the park their home • 3 meals daily, weekly housekeeping and linen service, all utilities and Wi-Fi, scheduled transportation, senior center membership, vibrant activity calendar and wellness center all included in your monthly rent • Offering a safe, secure and friendly environment – and we are pet friendly, too! • Live independently in our beautiful cottages • Stimulating activity calendar with outings, musical guests, scenic rides, special social events, guest presenters, games, and exercise classes • Staffed 24/7 with skilled wellness staff, ready to help with the activities of daily living

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The fish farm would hold up to 900,000 salmon, 29 percent more than the 700,000 salmon at Cooke’s Ediz Hook facility. Cooke applied for a permit for the new facility under the state Shoreline Master Program that would be issued by Clallam County, but a Sept. 7 county hearing examiner hearing was indefinitely postponed after Gov. Jay Inslee on Aug. 19 imposed a moratorium on new fish farm permits following the failure of Cooke’s Cypress Island net pen, which released 160,000 nonnative salmon into waters west of Anacortes. The collapse of the pen and the termination of Cooke’s Ediz Hook lease are unrelated, DNR officials said. PORT ANGELES LEFTIES: Fans flocked to Civic Field to enjoy the inaugural season of the Port Angeles Lefties, a collegiate-level wood-bat summer baseball team, that opened play June 1. The team fielded players from universities such as Harvard, UCLA and Washington State, and played nearly 30 home games from June through early August.


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Attendance ranked in upper third of league/CONTINUED

Many of those games came in front of large home crowds eager to enjoy a summer evening with a view of the Olympic Mountains, a cold beverage and baseball. Port Angeles finished in the upper third in attendance in the 11-team West Coast League. The Lefties also were selected to host the league’s All-Star game celebration featuring a concert, home run derby and allstar game, on Monday and Tuesday, July 16-17. Lefties fans also can look forward to an improved public address system at Civic Field in 2018 when Port Angeles opens its home slate against rival Victoria on May 31. OLYMPIC DISCOVERY TRAIL GROWS: New sections of the Olympic Discovery Trail, which is destined to eventually

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span 126 miles from Port Townsend to the Pacific Coast near La Push, were opened Dec. 15. Trail users, elected officials and conservationists celebrated the 3.4-mile of paved trail in the southwest portion of Discovery Bay and the opening of a section of trail in Diamond Point. The Discovery Bay project was led by Jefferson County’s Department of Public Works and included the Peninsula Trails Coalition, the North Olympic Salmon Coalition, the state Recreation and Conservation Office and others. The Diamond Point section is just under a mile long and parallels U.S. Highway 101. That project was led by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. The Spruce Railroad Trail reopened on July 16 after crews had nearly completed a half-mile trail segment leading to and through the century-old McFee Tunnel on the north shore of Lake Crescent, which was blasted during World War I. Bruch and Bruch Construction of Port Angeles received a $1.2 million contract to restore the 450-foot long tunnel and to KEITH THORPE | PENINSULA DAILY NEWS widen the trail segment to about 12 feet. Visitors get their first look at the newly opened McFee Tunnel on the Spruce Clallam County is working with the Railroad Trail along Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park prior to a dedication National Park Service, which owns the ceremony. land around Lake Crescent, to realign 
 and widen the 3.5-mile Spruce Railroad 
 Trail for non-motorized use. The multi-year, federally-funded proj
 ect includes the rehabilitation of the McFee Tunnel and the shorter DaleyRankin Tunnel to the west. 
 Once completed in 2019, the Spruce Railroad Trail will offer hikers, bicyclists, equestrians and people in wheelchairs with a safe alternative to the traffic hazards of U.S. Highway 101 on the lake’s Today’s learners, southern shore.

ESTABLISHED 1992

OCS OCS OCS OCS

ESTABLISHED 1992

ESTABLISHED 1992 ALDERSON’S AUTO BODY & PAINT

WATER CONDITIONING & BOTTLED WATER

683-4285 Thanks to all our Loyal Customers! Happy New Year!

RANDY ALDERSON

Celebrating 26 years of Great Winemaking!

334 Benson Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363

(360) 417-3564 Sharing the Best Things in Life

26 Years

812011727

812025420

26 Years

Today’s learners, Tomorrow’s leaders.

www.camaraderiecellars.com

360.452.5990 812011967

27 Years

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ferson County, was defeated by more than 70 percent of voters. Following the vote, both proponents and opponents said residents need to come AFFORDABLE up with another plan to HOUSING: Offihelp people find lodging. cials and residents The county’s median continue to seek solutions income is $47,202 per year, to making housing affordaccording to the 2014 U.S. able after voters resoundCensus. According to Housingly rejected a proposed ing and Urban Developproperty tax levy to estabment, very low-income is lish a fund for housing. described as making 50 Proposition 1 would percent or less of the local have created the Home median income. LowOpportunity Fund through income is 80 percent or less a seven-year property tax of the local median income. levy of 36 cents per $1,000 In Jefferson County, a of assessed value. single person making The fund was intended $22,550 per year would to provide local organizaqualify as very low-income tions with the matching and a single person making funds needed to leverage $36,050 per year would grants from state and fedqualify as low-income. eral agencies. OrganizaIn May, Homeward tions would have had to Bound — previously known apply with the Home as the Olympic Housing Opportunity Fund Board, Trust — worked with the which would be made up of city of Port Townsend to nine citizens with a variety barge over the Strait of of backgrounds appointed Juan De Fuca an apartment by the Jefferson County building from Victoria. commissioners. As the year draws to a Opponents of the propo- close, the building remains sition said loosening zoning propped up on wooden restrictions and streamlin- stacks and metal beams on ing the county’s permitting a piece of land the city process would make more declared surplus on Cherry housing available. Street. The measure, which was That prompted a complaced on the ballot by Jef- plaint from Jim Scrantino,

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Massive searches made for hikers/CONTINUED contributing cardiac condition. Despite searching for months, no sign has been found of hiker Jacob Gray of Bellevue. Gray, 22, was reported missing after his bike and camping gear were found in brush on the side of Sol Duc Hot Springs Road on April 6. His father, Randy Gray of Santa Cruz, Calif., and other family members and friends, kept searching after the park officials and Clallam County Sheriff’s Office scaled back, but did not find the missing hiker. Jacob Gray is 5-foot-11, weighs 145 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. His family has urged anyone with information to contact the Santa Cruz Police Department at 831-420-5820. PORT TOWNSEND CONSTRUCTION: Six months of construction in downtown Port Townsend was set to begin this week, heralding a “major disruption,” as City Councilman Robert Gray put it when the council awarded a $2.3 million contract to Interwest Construction Inc., in December. The Water Street Enhancement Project JESSE MAJOR | PENINSULA DAILY NEWS will run from the Port Townsend ferry The Port Townsend City Council unanimously approved a Sequim company’s $2.3 landing and along Water Street to Taylor million bid on the Water Street Enhancement Project. Street. Krull, a 20-year-old from Livingston, 57, was discovered with a minivan about N.J., who had just started his freshman 200 feet below Obstruction Point Road year at The Evergreen State College in near Hurricane Ridge on July 2. Olympia, was scheduled to return from a She had been reported as missing solo camping trip from the nearby Stairfrom Issaquah, according to park spokescase Campground in early April. woman Penny Wagner. A massive search was made for him. The body of William “Dave” Woodson, While the results of an autopsy were 60, of Kingston was discovered in a boulder field near the Norwegian Memorial inconclusive, Stockwell said Krull most likely died from hypothermia or the loss of on the Pacific coast June 1. The preliminary cause of death was core body temperature. accidental salt water drowning with a The body of Kathryn Grace Kennedy,

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It will replace the 80-year-old sewer lines running under Water Street, revamp the sidewalks along Water Street, resize parking spaces in downtown and transform the small parking lot at the end of Tyler Street into a pedestrian area with beach access. The project also will put in infrastructure that will see overhead utilities such as power lines moved underground by 2020. Businesses are expected to remain open during construction and the goal is to keep at least one lane open downtown at all times, officials said. The Port Townsend Main Street Program plans a campaign to keep visitors coming despite the disruption. The theme is Paving the Way to a Brighter Future, and the plan includes numerous events set for each month in an effort to attract more people to downtown. Main Street is also printing coupon books with special offers, said Mari Mullen, executive director. This month, the Believe it or Knot game invites visitors to come downtown to learn more about Port Townsend. Continues

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First major development step done/CONTINUED The new construction follows the completion of the first major step in developing the Howard Street subarea. Rainier Street — formerly Howard Street — was opened in November to connect Sims Way and Discovery Road. The $6.5 million project was to help reduce traffic along Sims Way and allow more commercial development in the area. “Basically what we’re looking at is a crafts, manufac-

turing and artisan district,” City Manager David Timmons has said. Subarea plans will continue to be developed this year. NAVY ON THE PENINSULA: The U.S. Forest Service issued a special use permit to the Navy on July 31 to allow electronic warfare training exercises in Olympic National Forest. Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics, a Eugene, Ore.-based nonprofit, field suit on Sept. 15

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asking a federal judge to vacate the permit, saying the exercises would “degrade the backcountry recreational experience.” The five-year permit allows the Navy to drive three mobile electronic transmitters onto roads in the forest and park them at 11 designated pullouts for eight to 16 hours per day. Continues

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Navy delays impact statement/CONTINUED The transmitters are to engage in targeting exercises with radar-jamming EA-6B Prowler jet pilots from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The Navy also announced in September that it has delayed the final Environmental Impact Statement on stationing additional EA-18G Growler aircraft on

Whidbey Island, a proposal opposed by many on the North Olympic Peninsula who are concerned about noise. The deck for a combined Navy pier and trestle that will jut 425 feet into Port Angeles Harbor was finished by September. The $25.6 million Transportation Protection System (TPS) project, located just

inside the entrance gate to Coast Guard 47; and Groth’s 7-year-old son, Mikhail Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Ange- Groth Swartwood, were all injured in the les, are being built to accommodate up to May 18 fall. seven escort vessels for Bangor Naval The three were riding the Phoenix base submarines and their crews. It is Wheel, a 40-foot Ferris wheel, when the expected to be finished in July. gondola holding the family flipped upsideFERRIS WHEEL FALL: Port down, dumping the three people roughly Townsend family members who 15 feet onto the ride’s metal platform. fell from a Ferris wheel during the Rhododendron Festival in May ESTABLISHED 2005 filed a lawsuit Nov. 6 in ESTABLISHED 2006 Jefferson County Superior Court against the ride’s operator, Funtastic Traveling Shows, for damages for Quail Hollow pain and suffering, mediPsychotherapy cal expenses and lost PLLC income. Later in November, the lawsuit was moved by Funtastic to U.S. District Court 401 Discovery View Dr. for the Western District in Sequim Tacoma. bretts-stumpgrinding.com Funtastic officially www.QuailHollowTherapy.com responded to the lawsuit Dec. 14, denying any negliYears gence or liability in the fall. Years Shawn Swartwood, 59; her partner, Crystal Groth,

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Company rejects fault in Ferris wheel fall/CONTINUED Groth and her son suffered minor injuries and were treated at Jefferson Healthcare hospital in Port Townsend and released the same day. Swartwood, who fell from the gondola first, had the most extensive injuries, including facial fractures and two broken ankles, according to the family’s attorney. She was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment, followed by a stay in a rehabilitation center, and is still recovering, their attorney said. The lawsuit alleges that the cause of the fall was due to negligence on Funtastic’s part in both the operation of the Ferris wheel, employee training and the lack of an adequate number of employees monitoring the ride while it was in use. Funtastic, which is based in Portland, Ore., said that the fall was caused by family members moving around in the gondola

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and possibly standing in it after being instructed not to, according to its attorney. The company requested the shift to federal court because, its attorney said, it expects the plaintiffs to ask for more than $75,000 in damages even though the complaint does not specify an amount. POINT HUDSON: Port of Port Townsend officials took public comment on possible development of Point Hudson while also scheduling repairs on its two breakwaters. The two Point Hudson breakwaters are failing and in need of replacement. Point Hudson serves as the hub of the maritime center’s biggest annual events, such as the Wooden Boat Festival and Race to Alaska, which bring in tourists and community members.

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Upgrade considered for marina/CONTINUED The south jetty project is estimated to cost $3,067,000. Construction is scheduled for July 2018, according to the port’s capital projects plan. The north breakwater at Point Hudson project is estimated to cost $2,253,000. That project will not start until 2019. The project is only one of more than $9 million in capital projects scheduled until 2020. QUILCENE’S HERB BECK MARINA: Port of Port Townsend officials also are considering an upgrade of the Herb Beck Marina after Quilcene neighbors complained of conditions there. A committee of Quilcene residents told port officials that facilities, especially the bathrooms, were in disrepair and said that the boat launch was unsafe. Port officials continued to quell a rumor that the port was considering selling the marina. Port officials have said they have no such plans. In February, the port terminated the contract with a year-round caretaker, saying that the caretaker’s home was at risk of flooding or being damaged by a landslide. NEW SCHOOL: The new Salish Coast Elementary School will replace the Grant Street Elemen-

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tary School in the 2018-19 school year. Ground was broken in June for the new school which will be roughly twice the size of the more than 60-year-old Grant Street school. It will be expanded from the present school to include kindergarten-through-fifth-grade students. ‘The maximum cost of construction will be $28.1 million, the Port Townsend School Board decided in June. Voters approved by 73.2 percent a $40.9 million construction bond in February 2016 for the school at 1637 Grant St. The present school will stay in use until the new one is completed so that students will not be displaced during construction. OLYMPIC DISCOVERY TRAIL GROWS: New sections of the Olympic Discovery Trail, which is destined to eventually span 126 miles from Port Townsend to the Pacific Coast near La Push, were opened on Dec. 15. Trail users, elected officials and conservationists celebrated the 3.4-mile of paved trail in the southwest portion of Discovery Bay and the opening of a section of trail in Diamond Point. The Discovery Bay project was led by Jefferson County’s Department of Public Works and included the Peninsula Trails Coalition, the North Olympic Salmon

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Jefferson County Commissioner Kathleen Kler cuts the ribbon during the opening celebration of a section of the Olympic Discovery Trail along South Discovery Bay. Coalition, the state Recreation and Conservation Office and others. The Diamond Point section is just under a mile long and parallels U.S. Highway 101. That project was led by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.

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