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City looks to filter Bell Creek, prevent flooding on Seventh Avenue

An incoming state grant should help around the City of Sequim in some key areas when heavy rains fall. Branded the “Stormwater Improvements to Benefit… Continue reading

Community news briefs — March 13, 2019

Spaghetti dinner set at grange The Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, puts on a spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 15. Cost is… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2019

Nash’s Organic Produce starts online campaign after birds eat spring crops

Following devastating news that 10 acres of their spring crops were eaten by migrating birds after a heavy February snowfall, staff with Nash’s Organic Produce… Continue reading

Olympic Discovery Trail, Spruce Railroad Trail projects are topic of March 21 talk

Clallam County Transportation Manager Rich James will discuss the Olympic Discovery Trail and Spruce Railroad Trail projects and trailhead improvements at 7 p.m. Thursday, March… Continue reading

Olympic Game Farm seeks dismissal of some lawsuit claims

Animal Legal Defense Fund sued Sequim-area business in December

Olympic Peninsula YMCA begins fundraising campaign

Donations to provide financial assistance for those who need it

Plots available at Fir Street Community Garden

The Fir Street Community Garden of Sequim, at 525 N. Sequim Ave, behind St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, consists of 35 plots including 11 raised beds… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2019

Police blotter — March 13, 2019

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of Sequim and in unincorporated Clallam County in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. March 5… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2019

Port Angeles woman wins suit against Walmart

A federal jury has awarded $744,620 in damages to a former pharmacist at the Port Angeles and Sequim Walmart stores who could not administer immunizations… Continue reading

Schools’ central kitchen nearly ready, ribbon cutting set

Sequim School board directors got a first look on March 11 of the district’s new Central Kitchen. The new building on Fir Street is the… Continue reading

Sequim School District seeks extension for Carlsborg sewer connection

A looming deadline to connect to the Carlsborg Sewer Project could mean a difference in hundreds-of-thousands of dollars for Sequim School District if it were… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Judy Flynn

Snow fells family barn

Mike and Judy Flynn of Sequim discovered their 60-year-old barn collapsed due to the snow sometime over night on Feb. 13. Judy said her father… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Judy Flynn

Tribe salmon coalition seek help with tree planting

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and the North Olympic Salmon Coalition are seeking volunteers to help plant native trees along the Dungeness River on March 23.… Continue reading

Two generations of Van de Weges in Olympia

It was an all-Sequim father-son combo in Olympia, as Jackson Van De Wege served as page in Washington State Senate for Sen. Kevin Van De… Continue reading

Carbon fee back on the table for Washington state

Despite past voter rejection of similar proposals, Senate Transportation Committee chair Steve Hobbs rolled out a comprehensive funding package that would impose a carbon pollution… Continue reading

Sequim schools superintendent Gary Neal speaks at a safety forum in October 2018. Neal was one of four finalists for the lead administrative position with Hockinson School District in early March. Sequim Gazette file photo by Erin Hawkins

Sequim super isn’t selected for Hockinson administrator position

Sequim School District superintendent Gary Neal isn’t leaving his position just yet. Neal, one of four finalists for the superintendent position at Hockinson School District… Continue reading

Sequim schools superintendent Gary Neal speaks at a safety forum in October 2018. Neal was one of four finalists for the lead administrative position with Hockinson School District in early March. Sequim Gazette file photo by Erin Hawkins
Lydia Stephan, 25, gets a plate of food at The Answer For Youth (TAFY) — one of several organizations approved to receive funding from Clallam County — on Feb. 27. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Clallam County allocates over $1 million to homeless programs

Clallam County commissioners have approved more than $1 million in contracts to organizations devoted to fighting homelessness. Commissioners on Feb. 26 agreed to sign nine… Continue reading

Lydia Stephan, 25, gets a plate of food at The Answer For Youth (TAFY) — one of several organizations approved to receive funding from Clallam County — on Feb. 27. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Senate creates commission to review major airport location options

Creation or expansion of an airport in Washington to relieve the stress of a growing demand at SeaTac would be the focus of the Commercial… Continue reading

Lawsuits target constitutionality of voter-approved gun control measure in Washington state

Plaintiffs claim initiative deprives their Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights

  • Mar 10, 2019

Senate votes to extend extreme-risk protection orders to minors

The Washington State Senate voted to extend Extreme Risk Protection Orders to minors in a bipartisan 43-5 vote on March 5. Senate Bill 5027 extends… Continue reading