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City considering changing convention center’s name

After authorizing hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars to refurbish the Guy Cole Convention Center in Carrie Blake Park, Sequim city councilors are considering a rebranding effort. With the second… Continue reading

Community News Briefs – Dec. 6, 2017

Luau helps Sequim student robotics team The Sequim High School’s robotics team hosts a luau dinner and silent auction from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday Dec. 9,… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Future uncertain for Peninsula College in Sequim after campus closes

Editor’s note: this story originally appeared in Peninsula College’s newspaper The Buccaneer on Nov. 16, 2017. Some details have been added. The closure of the… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017
Bob and Elaine Caldwell of Sequim take a closer look at the ornaments on Dec. 1 created for Sequim Civic Center’s Holiday tree by area fourth graders. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Lights go on at Sequim Civic Center’s tree

The First Friday Art Walk on Dec. 1 ushered in the third annual tree lighting at the Sequim Civic Center. As tradition, Sequim mayor Dennis… Continue reading

Bob and Elaine Caldwell of Sequim take a closer look at the ornaments on Dec. 1 created for Sequim Civic Center’s Holiday tree by area fourth graders. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Local legislators host town halls

Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim), Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Dungeness) and Rep. Mike Chapman (D-Port Angeles) begin a town hall tour of the northern 24th… Continue reading

OPHS picks new executive director

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society’s five-month search for a new executive director is over. OPHS’s board of directors recently approved the hiring of Luanne Hinkle,… Continue reading

Police Blotter — Dec. 6, 2017

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of Sequim and in unincorporated Clallam County in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. Nov. 17… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Santa a hit for annual breakfast fundraiser for First Teacher

Plenty of locals got the chance to sit and dine with Santa on Dec. 2 for Parenting Matters/First Teachers’ 26th annual Breakfast with Santa. Volunteers’… Continue reading

Sequim city councilor John Miller dies of cardiac arrest

Family, friends and representatives with the City of Sequim learned last week that Sequim City Councilor John Miller, 62, died on Wednesday, Nov. 29 of… Continue reading

Sequim man accused of two acts of vandalism

A Sequim man was arrested twice within 15 hours last week for allegedly smashing out windows at Serenity House and Port Angeles City Hall. Wesley… Continue reading

Traveling national tribute honors ‘the Fallen’

On Sept. 7 at the edge of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington D.C., more than 30 “Tribute Towers” were first unveiled. The national… Continue reading

Weather — Dec. 6, 2017

Weather Date High Low Nov. 28 47 38 Nov. 29 48 36 Nov. 30 50 43 Dec. 1 45 36 Dec. 2 44 35 Dec.… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Port Angeles man jailed after hit-and-run wreck injures two on Highway 101 in Carlsborg

A 35-year-old Port Angeles man remained in the Clallam County jail Sunday, Dec. 3, after a hit-and-run wreck in Carlsborg over the weekend. Ian M.… Continue reading

Clallam Mosaic gala raises nearly $28K

Sequim Gazette staff More than 220 people attended the third-annual “Tour of Italy” Gala on Oct. 14 in support of Clallam Mosaic, a local nonprofit… Continue reading

Schoolhouse’s Christmas Tea set for the weekend

The annual Christmas Tea at the old Dungeness Schoolhouse will be held from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2781… Continue reading

Some of the more than 2,300 pounds of food donated to the Sequim Food Bank from the Nov. 18 Cranksgiving event. Photo by Garland Frankfurth

Annual Cranksgiving event deemed a success

Some community outreach events are measured in turnout, some by dollars raised … and others, by the pound. Despite fewer riders than 2016, Sequim’s 2017… Continue reading

Some of the more than 2,300 pounds of food donated to the Sequim Food Bank from the Nov. 18 Cranksgiving event. Photo by Garland Frankfurth

City cuts ribbon on Carrie Blake Park’s new road

Dozens of community members gathered Nov. 20 to officially open the new entrance to Carrie Blake Community Park. Representatives with the City of Sequim, Sequim-Dungeness… Continue reading

City lowers low income discount requirements for utilities

The City of Sequim is lowering its requirements for low income households to receive utility discounts. “We’re making changes to the low income discount to… Continue reading

City of Sequim sets meeting dates for discussions of future service projects

City of Sequim staff will be working with Neighborhood Ambassadors to schedule follow-up meetings by Dec. 17, from the Neighborhood Visioning Meeting held Sept. 9.… Continue reading

City staffer says goodbye after 33 years

After 33 years working for the City of Sequim, Clint Rushton, a Public Works employee, retired on Nov. 22. Rushton began his work with the… Continue reading