Thursday, July 02, 2015

PDN Poll: Are YOU planning to shoot off personal fireworks on the Fourth?

As the police chief on Hill Street Blues used to say:  Let's be careful out there.

  Do you plan to shoot off personal fireworks on the Fourth of July?

Number of votes cast: 783

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Peninsula Poll Question: Do you miss the Elwha River dams?

With the declared drought underway, do you miss the Elwha River dams and the reservoirs behind them?

Number of votes cast: 636

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Coming Next Month: KSTI-FM in Port Angeles

On July 15th, KSTI-FM, 102.1 will begin operating in Port Angeles.  The format will be Classic/Top 40.  KSTI is owned by Radio Pacific, which also owns KONP.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Stage 2 Water Emergency declared for Port Angeles

Port Angeles City officials will be declaring a Stage 2 Water Emergency today.  Stage 2 means voluntary reduction of water consumption. 

Public Works and Utilities Director Craig Fulton said:

“We need to be very clear to the people.  The river will not run dry, and we will not be running out of any drinking water.  There will be plenty of water for municipal consumption, but there will be impacts that will be occurring to fish viability [in the Elwha River, where the city draws its water].

He also said Stage 3 emergency restrictions will probably be enacted by mid-August.  Stage 3 involves mandatory restrictions on watering of lawns and gardens.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Port Angeles Concerts on the Pier: 2015 Schedule

Here is this summer's schedule for the Port Angeles Concerts on the Pier (Wednesdays, 6 - 8 p.m.):

■   June 24:  Strait Shots, classic rock 'n' roll.

■   July 1:  Lobo Del Mar, mix of Celtic, bluegrass and flamenco fusion.

■   July 4 (holiday special):  Witherow, contemporary acoustic rock, 7 p.m.; and Missy G, country-western, 8:30 p.m.

■   July 8:  Dukes of Dabob, Dixieland jazz.

■   July 15:  Buck Naked featuring Brian “Buck” Ellard, country rock.

■   July 22:  Olympic Express Big Band, big band swing.

■   July 29:  FarmStrong, bluegrass and beyond.

■   Aug. 5:  John “Scooch” Cugno and Mike Shea, classic blues.

■   Aug. 12:  Knit Pickers, upbeat bluegrass.

■   Aug. 19:  Navy Band Northwest, American brass.

■   Aug. 26:  Testify, classic rock and blues.

■   Sept. 2:  Sweet T Justice, Americana and blues.

■   Sept. 9:  The Old Sidekicks, old country and bluegrass.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Peninsula Poll Question about Defaulting on Loans

This weekend's Peninsula Poll question has been:

Have you ever defaulted on a loan of any type?

Number of votes cast: 1028

The question is based on this column by Lee Siegel, Why I Defaulted on My Student Loans, which appeared in yesterday's edition of the PDN but is not at the PDN website.  Without the context of this column, the poll question might as well be asking You ain't one of them there deadbeats are ya?

Lee Siegel makes some very good points, whether one agrees with him or not.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Peninsula Poll Question 6/7/15

Today's Peninsula Poll question may or may not be related to a certain unbalanced former Port Angeles resident with nothing to do and all day to do it:

Have you ever been on the receiving end of a caustic social media blitz?

Number of votes cast: 375