The Real Senator John Ensign

From 1989 to 1994 I lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, where I was a JAG in the Air Force at Nellis AFB.  JAG stands for Judge Advocate General’s Office, which means I was a captain and a military lawyer.  It was an interesting job.  I was a prosecutor for about three years, and then I […]

Thor Hanson at Port Angeles and Forks Libraries

This coming Friday, February 27, the North Olympic Library System will present author and naturalist Thor Hanson, speaking about his work with gorillas in Uganda.  Dr Hanson will speak at 12 noon at the Forks Branch Library and at 5 pm at the Port Angeles Main Library.  Dr Hanson served as a U.S. Peace Corps […]

Sequim’s World Traveler

Human Interest Stories of Sequim and Port Angeles Residents:  A Continuing Series Submitted by Felipe Sanchez [1. Felipe is a retired United Airlines Pilot, longtime Sequim resident, and long distance European hiker] A long-standing friend of mine has invited me to contribute on an irregular basis to this new and innovative e-zine or whatever the […]

From Canadian Mountie to American Entrepreneur

This week, in fact on the same day as our new president was inaugurated, I took the oath of an American with over 60 other like-minded new citizens in Seattle. My Canadian roots began almost 100 years ago when my grandparents left Nebraska for the lure of rich farmland up in the Canadian West. Staking […]

Sequim Former Special Forces Soldier Publishes Wilderness Survival Book

Rich Johnson credits actor John Wayne with launching his career path and his wife, Becky, with keeping him there. Johnson was a missionary overseas in the late 1960s when Wayne’s Vietnam War movie, The Green Berets, was released. Something about the theme song (Put silver wings on my son’s chest) touched Johnson. He joined the […]

Port Angeles – A Great Place to Retire

Is Port Angeles a great place to retire? Absolutely. Hear from a couple from Arizona who are just making the move here and recently purchased a beautiful waterfront lot. We are ex-Washington residents who currently live in Arizona. We had been searching the Puget Sound area four years for a waterfront property to build a […]

Octuplets Born

A woman in Southern California had octuplets yesterday morning just before 11:00 a.m.  The instant family included eight boys and two girls.  There was a team of 46 doctors, nurses and surgical assistants at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center involved for a period of weeks in planning the birth, but it still was a surprise, […]

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