Conor Dowley

School district planning for “awfully bumpy” Fir St. to start year

School district still creating plan to work around the continuing construction

Opttacon gaming convention returns this weekend

Tickets are still available online or at the door

‘Big Dill’ bash at Carrie Blake

Janie Dicus, Ron Halpen, Sue Zennan and Carmi Standish play a doubles pickleball match during the Sequim Picklers’ “Big Dill” novice tournament at Carrie Blake… Continue reading

Left: The reenactors portraying the British Army fire on the Colonial Minutemen at the Battle of Concord Bridge while the crowd watches on during the Northwest Colonial Festival’s portrayal. 
                                Below: David Rieve, right, discusses Revolutionary War-era gunsmithing with several families in his tent at the Northwest Colonial Festival. Rieve, who is a trained gunsmith and has made numerous muskets and firearms that would be found in that era, has been coming to the Colonial Festival for several years and said that he enjoys the experience. Sequim Gazette photos by Conor Dowley

Colonial festival brings history to life

The Revolutionary War-era event was drizzly, but entertaining

Left: The reenactors portraying the British Army fire on the Colonial Minutemen at the Battle of Concord Bridge while the crowd watches on during the Northwest Colonial Festival’s portrayal. 
                                Below: David Rieve, right, discusses Revolutionary War-era gunsmithing with several families in his tent at the Northwest Colonial Festival. Rieve, who is a trained gunsmith and has made numerous muskets and firearms that would be found in that era, has been coming to the Colonial Festival for several years and said that he enjoys the experience. Sequim Gazette photos by Conor Dowley
The Pet Posse veterinary transport vehicle parked in front of the Barks & Brews fundraiser event put on at the Peninsula Taproom on Aug. 10 to support the organization. Barks & Brews attracted more than 70 attendees and raised more than $5,000. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Pet Posse gets boost from Barks Brews

Fundraising event raises $5,100 for volunteer-run organization

The Pet Posse veterinary transport vehicle parked in front of the Barks & Brews fundraiser event put on at the Peninsula Taproom on Aug. 10 to support the organization. Barks & Brews attracted more than 70 attendees and raised more than $5,000. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Henrikson, Sequim school board director, resigns position

Robin Henrickson resigns from the Sequim school board, admin changes announced

As part of a special Sequim Wheelers ride event at the Tour de Lavender, Vern Frykholm, left, is piloted by Lanie Cates as they ride away from the George Washington Inn. The Sequim Wheelers are an organization that provides bicycle rides to the elderly and disabled who otherwise couldn’t ride. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Tour de Lavender has biggest turnout yet

Nearly 850 riders joined the Tour de Lavender, which also featured rides for the elderly

As part of a special Sequim Wheelers ride event at the Tour de Lavender, Vern Frykholm, left, is piloted by Lanie Cates as they ride away from the George Washington Inn. The Sequim Wheelers are an organization that provides bicycle rides to the elderly and disabled who otherwise couldn’t ride. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.
One of the gift baskets available as a door prize at the Barks & Brews fundraiser on Aug. 10, from Teri’s Paws and Effect dog training of Sequim.

Barks Brews fundraiser to boost Pet Posse

The Peninsula Taproom hosts fundraising event

One of the gift baskets available as a door prize at the Barks & Brews fundraiser on Aug. 10, from Teri’s Paws and Effect dog training of Sequim.
Vern Frykholm, right, walks across the 2018 Colonial Festival portraying George Washington alongside Jane Ritchey, left, portraying Martha Washington. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Fifth Northwest Colonial Festival brings more history

More reenactors joining to add more knowledge to event.

Vern Frykholm, right, walks across the 2018 Colonial Festival portraying George Washington alongside Jane Ritchey, left, portraying Martha Washington. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell
Shelli Robb-Kahler, center, takes a picture of one of her classmates from the Sequim High School class of 1979 sitting in her family’s 1956 Corvette at the 40 year reunion of the class.

Food, friends highlight SHS Class of 1979 reunion

The 40 year reuinion of the SHS class of 1979 was highlighted by good food and better friends.

Shelli Robb-Kahler, center, takes a picture of one of her classmates from the Sequim High School class of 1979 sitting in her family’s 1956 Corvette at the 40 year reunion of the class.
Members of the Storm King Cyclones U13-U14 team celebrate a late goal scored against the TCRT Alliance. They went on to win that match 4-3 in a close game that featured four late goals, then faced TCRT again in the division final, winning the championship in a 5-2 match. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Storm King dominates Dungeness Cup

50 teams turn out for biggest Dungeness Cup yet

Members of the Storm King Cyclones U13-U14 team celebrate a late goal scored against the TCRT Alliance. They went on to win that match 4-3 in a close game that featured four late goals, then faced TCRT again in the division final, winning the championship in a 5-2 match. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.
Fire District 3 personnel put out “hot spots” at a brush fire in Carlsborg on July 26. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Brush fire scorches Carlsborg property but no one hurt

A brush fire started on a property off Mill Road in Carlsborg on Friday afternoon, July 26, rapidly burning before firefighters arrived on scene and… Continue reading

Fire District 3 personnel put out “hot spots” at a brush fire in Carlsborg on July 26. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell
Clare Manis Hatler, center, discusses the Manis Mastodon in the new Sequim Museum & Arts building. She was being interviewed by KBTC associate producer Chris Anderson, left, for a segment of the “Northwest Now” web program. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Manis Mastodon, Sequim’s major archeological find, in focus with PBS affiliate

Sequim’s major archeological history got a focus from local PBS affiliate

Clare Manis Hatler, center, discusses the Manis Mastodon in the new Sequim Museum & Arts building. She was being interviewed by KBTC associate producer Chris Anderson, left, for a segment of the “Northwest Now” web program. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Sequim School District sees more administrator changes

Interim Superintendent Clark speaks on district personnel issues

The most recent USGS drought monitoring map released July 18, showing Sequim and eastern Clallam County as being considered under moderate drought conditions, with the rest of the county considered under severe drought. The most current chart can be found at droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?WA. Map/graph courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

USGS rep: Dungeness, Sequim area experiencing ‘moderate’ drought

A USGS representative spoke to the DRMT about the area’s drought

The most recent USGS drought monitoring map released July 18, showing Sequim and eastern Clallam County as being considered under moderate drought conditions, with the rest of the county considered under severe drought. The most current chart can be found at droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?WA. Map/graph courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Participants of the 2017 Valley of the Trolls race past Troll Haven in Gardiner. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell.

Valley of the Trolls race welcomes pirates

The fifth annual race will have a pirate theme on August 17

Participants of the 2017 Valley of the Trolls race past Troll Haven in Gardiner. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell.
Quilcene musician Kalan Wolfe, who is performing at Sequim’s annual Block Party event on August 2. Photo submitted.

Sequim Block Party announced for August 2

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission invite the public to a Block Party on the Civic Center Plaza, 152 W. Cedar… Continue reading

Quilcene musician Kalan Wolfe, who is performing at Sequim’s annual Block Party event on August 2. Photo submitted.
Pollinators are welcome to Woodcock Demonstration Garden. Photo submitted by WSU Clallam County Extension Master Gardeners

August Woodcock Walkabout is All About Pollinators

The Woodcock Garden is full of color as it welcomes the pollinators of summer. On Thursday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m., Master Gardener Valarie Bowers… Continue reading

Pollinators are welcome to Woodcock Demonstration Garden. Photo submitted by WSU Clallam County Extension Master Gardeners
Liam Barber, number 58 on the left, cycles with Team USA West ID Talent teammate Dernn Iscan in County Clare, Ireland during a stage race of the Junior Tour of Ireland event in July. Submitted photo

Barber cycles with Team USA in Ireland

SHS senior Liam Barber joined Team USA in the Junior Tour of Ireland

Liam Barber, number 58 on the left, cycles with Team USA West ID Talent teammate Dernn Iscan in County Clare, Ireland during a stage race of the Junior Tour of Ireland event in July. Submitted photo

Boat launch at Sequim Bay State Park closed until late fall

Boaters, visitors advised to plan ahead