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LTE LTE in re: Skills Center’s importance - Only nineteen percent of children entering 10th grade locally will leave some educational institution with a “certificate” 10 years later. This seems to indicate our educational system is devoting virtually all of it’s resources to 19% of it’s student population,...
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emmy group foto2(1) A Night at the Emmy Awards Banquet - A night at the Emmys is everything you ever imagined it to be—and more. Nine young Emmy-nominated students from the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center were invited to attend by virtue of their being nominated in the “Sports Live Program”...
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nopsc_news_new Seeking Skills Center Success Stories - Port O Call is seeking Skills Center Success Stories.  We would like to publish stories of students who have taken career track studies at the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center and gone on to good paying jobs or, better yet,...
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unnamed Culinary Arts classes changed my life! by Robyn Gentry - Hi, Just want to lend my support and tell a little bit of my experience at the skills center.    I took culinary arts classes there, having been a kid who always loved cooking and school and wanted a way...
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octopus800 Sewer sleuth smells something by Brian Frazier - A bit of statistics;  According to the 2015 U S Census, American Community Survey there is a total of 552  residential dwelling units in the Carlsborg UGA. Of these 354 are in mobile home parks that never have to connect...
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octopus800 Scam Alert, page A-4 of today’s daily paper - Believe it or not there is a full page ad in today (Thursday) daily paper soliciting buyers of $2 bills for 12 times their face value.  No, really. The ad is made to look like a news story.  It is...
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octopus800 LTE: Oppelt unfit for city council - Letter to the Editor: Mr. Wilson: There are several of us involved in this activity; none of us are fond of anonymous letter-writers.  However, because  of the circumstance of the case, anonymity is an absolute necessity. You or somebody on...
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vietnam-memorial-wall Vietnam Wall Facts So We Don’t Forget - Vietnam Wall Facts So We Don’t Forget A little history most people will never know. Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall. There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010. The...
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775585_orig Clallam County Democrats Newsletter: July 6 - July 6, 2017 Clallam County Democrats… Thanks to all who marched with the Democrats in the Forks and PA 4th of July parades!  The signs were terrific, Tim Wheeler and Honeybee led us in chants that animated marchers and resonated with...
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Peterson Class A-cropped Clallam County Sheriff’s Office Promotions - On July 5, 2017, Sergeant Cassandra (Wendy) Peterson was promoted to Chief Corrections Deputy and Corrections Deputy Wes Miner was promoted to Corrections Sergeant. Chief Peterson was hired as extra-help Corrections Officer in the Clallam County Correctional Facility in 1984....
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octopus800 Low income housing scams - Our county commissioners could be willing participants in another one of these scams. Seven Defendants Sentenced Federally for Their Role in a $36 Million Fraud Scheme Involving Low-Income Housing Developments Between November 30 and December 7, 2016, seven defendants were...
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octopus800 There’s something “vewy vewy screwy” about this $901,000 grant (Updated in bold) - Opinion by Dale Wilson “Out on housing project hill it’s either fortune or fame.  You must pick one or the other tho neither are to be what they claim.” –Bob Dylan from “Just like Tom Thumb’s Blues” As my childhood...
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octopus800 LTE from City Council Candidate, Marolee Smith - Letter to the Editor Marloee Smith, Candidate for Port Angeles City Council I would like to clarify why I do not speak the words to the pledge, although I do stand, respectfully.  When I was in my early years of...
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octopus800 Will the real Clallam Democratic Party please stand up - Opinion by Dale Wilson Will the real Clallam County Democratic Party please stand up A diaphanous duplicate democratic party is emerging from the otherwise moribund local party. They call themselves “United for a Democratic Future.” While having a separate charter...
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McFeeTunnel_Bert Kellogg Collection of the North Olympic Library System From Timber for World War I Airplanes to Providing Fish Habitat Today - From Timber for World War I Airplanes to Providing Fish Habitat Today: Trees Cleared to Improve Spruce Railroad Trail Put to Use Preserving Fish Habitat in Park Road Repairs               Last load of logs...
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octopus800 City Committees Need You - Port Angeles Planning Commission seeking applicants Governing takes a whole community.     I’ve intensively observed Port Angeles city government for the last six months. I’ve seen how important the City’s committees are to the decision-making process of our local...
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octopus800 Veterinary News we hope dog-lovers never need… - Reprinted under Fair Use Doctrine as Educational: The Viewer Viewpoint – The Stages of Degenerative Myelopathy The Viewer Viewpoint – The Stages of Degenerative Myelopathy By Marjorie Zimmerman People have often written and telephoned asking me to explain what they...
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image003 Low-Impact Development & Rain Gardens at the Port Angeles Main Library - As part of the North Olympic Library System’s annual Summer Reading Program Bob Simmons, Jonathan Boehme, and Vince McIntyre will present an introduction to Low-Impact Development and Rain Gardens at the Port Angeles Main Library on Thursday, June 29, at...
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Student-Housing Tight Rental Market Creates Need for Dedicated Student Housing -  PORT ANGELES, Washington (June 23, 2017) Peninsula College is working with a third party to meet the housing needs of students from out of the area, in an increasingly tight rental market. Plans are underway for two privately owned structures...
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