And now, dear readers (and commenters), it's your turn.
This blog has documented a lot that has happened in Port Angeles and Clallam County over the last year, and even a few things from other places.
I think we'd all probably agree that Port Angeles is a place that is, in many ways, stuck in and living in The Past. Whether it's past, passed or Pabst, I think it's safe to say that Port Angeles has it down cold.
But even a place so stuck in the past must, however slowly, however grudgingly, move forward into The Future. Which is to say that, like it or not, 2015 is right around the corner.
So, now it's your turn. Put on your thinking caps and, informed by what you know about the past (and the passed, and the Pabst) in Port Angeles and Clallam County, tell us what you think 2015 has in store for the Olympic Peninsula.
What will it be like to have the, count 'em, three Republican County Commissioners? Will this produce a change in what we see coming out of the courthouse? Or will there be little noticeable difference?
Who will be leaving us this year? Rumors swirl about Jim Jones retiring - what have you heard? How about Dan McKeen, sock puppet captain of the sinking ship City of Port Angeles? He's lost a lot of face since coming onboard, and the City is still going under. Will Dan go down with the ship, or take an early retirement?
Speaking of the City...How will those pesky legal problems play out this year? Will Toxic Teresa Pierce still make a stink? Will Yvonne Ziomkowski get her day in court?
When the dust finally settles, who will come out on top after the gunfight at the Not OK Corral? Will there be a PADA? Will there be a Chamber of Commerce? Will Port Angeles be "United"? At the end of the day, will anyone even care?
Will the school bond pass? Will Sissi Bruch stick around? Will the City's new beach and sidewalks turn downtown into a thriving business district? Will Karen Rogers rise again? Who, if anyone, will be the new voice of reason on the political scene? Will Nippon shut down the mill? Will Barb Frederick find happiness? Will Nathan West find his long-lost soul?
There are many questions, so many...And only YOU have the answers. So give, people. Let's hear what you have to say about 2015. There are no wrong answers, so don't be shy.