Matthew Nash

McDonald Creek Bridge opens after more than nine months of construction

After closing for nearly 10 months, the McDonald Creek Bridge reopened under sunny skies Tuesday afternoon. The bridge was tentatively set to open on Monday,… Continue reading

Olympic Discovery Trail bridge partially sinks in Blyn

Pedestrians and cyclists in Blyn, east of Sequim, will see a detour for the foreseeable future after a portion of the Dean Creek bridge detached… Continue reading

Voting in USA Today’s 10Best Awards’ online campaign for “Best Small Town for Shopping” continues through May 14. After nearly two weeks leading the campaign, Sequim slipped to third place. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim slips to third in ‘Best Small Town for Shopping’ campaign

One week later, and Sequim appears to be behind in a race with fellow small cities in the Northeast. After leading USA Today’s 10Best Awards’… Continue reading

Voting in USA Today’s 10Best Awards’ online campaign for “Best Small Town for Shopping” continues through May 14. After nearly two weeks leading the campaign, Sequim slipped to third place. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim’s new K-9 team receives certification, begins patrols

After more than 400 hours of state-mandated training, Sequim Police Department’s lone K-9 team of Detective Paul Dailidenas and Mamba the dog are now patrolling… Continue reading

McDonald Creek Bridge set to open late morning on Tuesday, May 1

Editor’s note: Due to poor weather, the bridge tentatively opens on Tuesday, May 1. Previous story: After months of construction and detours, the new McDonald… Continue reading

City reaffirms stance to keep John Wayne Marina public

While Port of Port Angeles staff and commissioners continue their fact-gathering process on the John Wayne Marina and consider its possible sale, Sequim city councilors… Continue reading

11-year-old Sequim Girl Scout sells most cookies in Western Washington

After selling 3,000-plus Girl Scout cookies last year, 11-year-old Paige Krzyworz knew she could go even higher. And she did. The Sequim fifth grader sold… Continue reading

Irrigation Festival profile: Grand Marshal Dave McInnes

Editor’s note: this is the third profile of Sequim Irrigation Festival pioneers leading up to the 123rd festival set for May 4-13. Dave McInnes continues… Continue reading

Royalty readying for fun flowing Irrigation Festival

Irrigation Festival royalty recently spent an afternoon under Sequim’s sunny skies, and among irrigated crops for their annual photo shoot. Photographer Keith Ross snapped shots… Continue reading

Sequim High School’s “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” runs for three weekends starting May 4. Photo courtesy Megan Hughes

SHS actors look to “Succeed in Business” with latest operetta

Tickets are on sale for Sequim High School’s latest operetta “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.” Shows begin at 7 p.m. on May… Continue reading

Sequim High School’s “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” runs for three weekends starting May 4. Photo courtesy Megan Hughes

Sunnyside Avenue construction set to finish on April 27

The final pavement work along Sunnyside Avenue began on Monday, April 23, and is set to finish on Friday, April 27, reports staff with the… Continue reading

USA Today nominates Sequim for ‘Best Small Town for Shopping’

Following last year’s win as “Best Northwestern Small Town” by USA Today’s 10Best Awards, Sequim has been nominated this year for the newspaper’s online campaign… Continue reading

City considers Prairie Street for possible congestion relief

As Washington Street’s traffic flow continues to grow, drivers could be looking a few blocks south for a new option. Staff with the City of… Continue reading

Habitat seeks homeowners’ projects for Service Fest

The work force is shaping up, but now organizers of Sequim’s Service Fest on June 4-15 seek homeowners needing support. Colleen Robinson, executive director of… Continue reading

Irrigation Festival profile: Grand Pioneer Don Ellis

Editor’s note: this is the second profile of Sequim Irrigation Festival pioneers leading up to the 123rd festival set for May 4-13. Don Ellis, 84,… Continue reading

Retired Fire Chief turns attention from fires to art

Steve Vogel doesn’t see a dichotomy between being a first responder and an artist. It’s just that after 34 years of fire and paramedic service… Continue reading

Sequim swim coach resigns positions, seeks to reapply to coach boys again

After helping Sequim’s boys and girls swim teams grow in roster numbers and district and state berths, head coach Anita Benitez stepped down after seven… Continue reading

Starbucks finishes remodel in Sequim store

After a few weeks of renovations, Sequim Starbucks, 1095 W. Washington St., reopened Monday, April 16. During the closure, staff worked from a beverage trailer… Continue reading

City rolls out annual report in fashion

Monday night may have been Sequim’s most glamorous city council meeting ever. Wearing top hats with strobe lights and flash lights shining around them, Sequim… Continue reading

City, fire district look to bring urgent care to Sequim

Officials with the City of Sequim and Clallam County Fire District 3 look to partner in bringing an emergency medical facility to Sequim. Sequim city… Continue reading