In February, voters approved a three-year, $14.7 million maintenance and operations levy proposal for the Sequim School District by a nearly 60-40 margin.The levy dollars help reduce class sizes, upgrade curricula, buy supplies and materials, refurbish facilities and restore a number of programs that district officials cut in recent months and years.
Three key positions within the city of Sequim ranks saw changes in 2010.Frank Needham, Sequim capital projects chief, was laid off in May.
Two Sequim men will be serving in the Washington State Legislature after winning November’s election.Kevin Van De Wege, who will be serving his third term, and Steve Tharinger, a Clallam County commissioner serving his first term, defeated their Republican opponents in an intense race that featured debates in front of hundreds of voters.
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe opened a medical clinic, the Jamestown Family Health Clinic, on North Fifth Avenue in June after seven years of planning and more than a year of construction.The 35,000-square-foot building has room for 18 providers and started seeing an average of 200 patients a day from its opening.
Local agencies came together to fund the year-round operation of Hurricane Ridge Road in hopes the increased access will help tourism revenue.On Aug. 16, the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce presented a check of $75,000 to the U.S. Park Service, which had agreed to supplement the $75,000 with $250,000 to keep the road open.
A former Sequim pastor was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison after he was convicted of child sex crimes in Clallam County Superior Court.Steven Welty, 59, was arrested in August and charged with six counts of child rape, six counts of child molestation and six counts of incest.