Matthew Nash

U.S. Forest Service staff meet with community members on Aug. 15 in the Dungeness River Audubon Center to discuss options for the Dungeness Watershed Roads Management Project where 30-plus miles of roads are being analyzed to potentially close and/or be decommissioned to vehicles. 
                                Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Road closures remain possible to vehicles in Olympic Forest

Less than two weeks remain for local hikers and riders to comment on the U.S. Forest Service’s proposal to decommission and/or close more than 30… Continue reading

U.S. Forest Service staff meet with community members on Aug. 15 in the Dungeness River Audubon Center to discuss options for the Dungeness Watershed Roads Management Project where 30-plus miles of roads are being analyzed to potentially close and/or be decommissioned to vehicles. 
                                Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Emma Murphy, a Port Angeles High School student and Junior ROTC member, helps sort 2018 arts and crafts entries at the fairgrounds on Aug 13.

Clallam County Fair’s 99th year runs Aug. 16-19 in Port Angeles

2018 Clallam County Fair When: Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 16-19 Where: Clallam County Fairgrounds, 1608 W. 16th St., Port Angeles Includes: Live music, livestock exhibits, food and… Continue reading

Emma Murphy, a Port Angeles High School student and Junior ROTC member, helps sort 2018 arts and crafts entries at the fairgrounds on Aug 13.

Hot rods rev up for Sequim Prairie Nights Saturday, Aug. 18 in downtown

When you see this many cool cars rolling down Washington Street, it usually means it’s May and Irrigation Festival time. In August, however, that means… Continue reading

Sequim quilter selected for prestigious show

Sequim’s Martha Scott, a board member of the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club, competes in the 2018 American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek — Fall Paducah show on… Continue reading

Sunland Golf Country Club struggling, homeowners to discuss possible contract options

Leaders of Sunland Golf & Country Club say the 18-hole course and its cafe and pro shop continue to hit hard times. Bruce Mullikin, board… Continue reading

Castell Insurance shred event supports Back to School Fair on Aug. 11

Along with handling Sequim’s insurance needs, Castell Insurance has become the go-to place to discard your sensitive information at its annual free shred event. From… Continue reading

Mountain View Christian School near Sequim is named in a civil lawsuit from family members of a former student that asserts school leaders withheld knowledge that former teacher/principal Douglas Allison allegedly touched other students inappropriately. Allison was sentenced in 2016 to 26-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to child molestation and child rape charges. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Family sues church over sex crimes at Christian school near Sequim

A King County civil lawsuit claims leaders for Mountain View Christian School near Sequim withheld knowledge that a former teacher convicted of sex crimes was… Continue reading

Mountain View Christian School near Sequim is named in a civil lawsuit from family members of a former student that asserts school leaders withheld knowledge that former teacher/principal Douglas Allison allegedly touched other students inappropriately. Allison was sentenced in 2016 to 26-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to child molestation and child rape charges. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Historically a good time, Colonial Festival set for Aug. 9-12

The go-to historical reenactment event of the peninsula, the Northwest Colonial Festival, returns for its fourth year Aug. 9-12. Volunteers dedicate themselves to sharing what… Continue reading

PA man recuperating following concert attack

A Port Angeles man with Sequim connections continues to recuperate in Wenatchee following an attack at a concert in the Gorge Amphitheater on July 21.… Continue reading

Stamp club celebrates quarter-century on Aug. 11 with free show

For Sequim’s Judy Newblom, her love of lighthouses shined a light on a new hobby — stamps. While she’s lived in Sequim for seven years,… Continue reading

Hearing Examiner denies Carlsborg manufactured home park, again

For the second time in almost a year, Clallam County Hearing Examiner Andrew Reeves denied development of a proposed 55-and-older manufactured home development in Carlsborg.… Continue reading

City Arts Commission asks for dedicated liaison, more funding

City councilors plan to bring more artistic endeavors to Sequim next year. Following a list of priorities provided by the City Arts Advisory Commission, they’ll… Continue reading

Sixteen girls from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula participated in the Storm Leadership Academy with Storm player Noelle Quinn last week. Submitted photo

Boys & Girls Club goes hiking, hooping and ‘green eggs and hamming’

This has been a very “STORM” themed summer so far. Fifteen of our finest girls were invited to participate in the Seattle Storm Leadership Academy… Continue reading

Sixteen girls from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula participated in the Storm Leadership Academy with Storm player Noelle Quinn last week. Submitted photo

City chip sealing set for this week

City of Sequim staff report chip sealing projects began Tuesday, July 24, and tentatively finish Saturday, July 28. Sierra Santa Fe Corporation of Ridgefield will… Continue reading

Community Calendar: July 25, 2018

Deadline for items appearing in the community calendar is 5 p.m. Wednesday one week before publication at editor@sequimgazette.com or delivered to the Sequim Gazette at… Continue reading

Sequim Lavender Festival kicked off at the opening ceremony at Carrie Blake Park on July 20, where Sequim City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese, left, Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce representatives Melanie and Kelsey Sands, Sequim Mayor Dennis Smith, Festival Executive Director Debbie Madden, City Councilor Brandon Janisse, County Commissioner Mark Ozias and other Festival ambassadors performed a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Farmers, organizers recap 2018 Sequim Lavender Weekend

Following traffic delays, minor collisions, and an estimated 3,000 extra vehicles on US Highway 101, two friends put Sequim Lavender Weekend in perspective. “It was… Continue reading

Sequim Lavender Festival kicked off at the opening ceremony at Carrie Blake Park on July 20, where Sequim City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese, left, Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce representatives Melanie and Kelsey Sands, Sequim Mayor Dennis Smith, Festival Executive Director Debbie Madden, City Councilor Brandon Janisse, County Commissioner Mark Ozias and other Festival ambassadors performed a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Joyful Noise brings music to libraries

Thanks to a donation and partnership with Joyful Noise Music in Sequim, the North Olympic Library System now has instruments available for checkout. All four… Continue reading

Library hosts puppet barn dance

Sequim children got to sing, dance and kick up some dirt with Andy Furgeson of Red Yarn at his barn dance on July 19 at… Continue reading

OTA Children’s Troupe prep ‘Phantom Tollbooth’

More than 20 children ages 8-15 with Olympic Theatre Arts’ children’s troupe prepare for its fourth summer production and second season opener for OTA later… Continue reading

Parenting Matters: Clean up with kids

We want our children to grow up and be good workers. We want them to learn how to work hard and be good at the… Continue reading