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VHOCC sets community education, volunteer training series

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County is offering a Community Education and Volunteer (VHOCC) training series from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, and running six… Continue reading

Weather — Sept. 11, 2019

Temperatures Date High Low Sept. 3 69 51 Sept. 4 70 54 Sept. 5 75 53 Sept. 6 69 54 Sept. 7 66 56 Sept.… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019
Rick McKenzie, a retired Coast Guard veteran, plays bagpipes at the 9/11 Memorial Waterfront Park during 2017 ceremonies. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

9/11 ceremony planned for Port Angeles

Gathering to honor first responders and those killed in attacks

Rick McKenzie, a retired Coast Guard veteran, plays bagpipes at the 9/11 Memorial Waterfront Park during 2017 ceremonies. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

City, residents look for ‘complete street’ ideas

Prairie Street a tight fit for new amenities, residents say

Community news briefs — Sept. 4, 2019

Thrift shop open Saturday The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop at 204 W. Bell St. is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2019
With about a month to go in the season, staff and volunteers at the Washington National Wildlife Refuge in Dungeness captured 56 European green crab. The totals are less than the last two years. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Invasive green crab remains present across peninsula

Makah Tribe anticipates more captures than 2018

With about a month to go in the season, staff and volunteers at the Washington National Wildlife Refuge in Dungeness captured 56 European green crab. The totals are less than the last two years. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

League of Women Voters sets candidate forums

The League of Women Voters of Clallam County has announced four free public forums to help voters become better informed about candidates and issues in… Continue reading

Police blotter — Sept. 4, 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. Aug. 27… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2019

Prescribed fire set on Protection Island

Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge officials are preparing to conduct a prescribed burn to support prairie restoration efforts on Protection Island this week. A 6-acre… Continue reading

Sequim free clinic’s annual walk set

It’s time once again to stretch those legs and get more knowledge about health. The Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic-The Sequim Free Clinic hosts… Continue reading

Sequim man jailed in poaching investigation

Alleged illegal hunts took place in Clallam and Jefferson counties

Jesus Villahermosa gives a lethal threat training seminar to high school students. Villahermosa is a retired sergeant and SWAT officer from the Pierce County sheriff’s department, and has given training seminars around the country. Submitted photo

Sequim schools get lethal threat training

Retired Pierce County SWAT officer dispells myths, gives valuable training to schools

Jesus Villahermosa gives a lethal threat training seminar to high school students. Villahermosa is a retired sergeant and SWAT officer from the Pierce County sheriff’s department, and has given training seminars around the country. Submitted photo
Greywolf Elementary School first grade teacher Kylie Douglas laughs as she puts together supplies on one of her students’ tables. Douglas is a new teacher at Greywolf, having taught in Tennessee before moving to the area in 2018, but will miss the first two weeks of the school year after undergoing back surgery on Sept. 4. “This just reinforces for me that our substitutes are the real heroes of the school district,” she said. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Sequim schools ready for the new year

Greywolf Elementary School first grade teacher Kylie Douglas laughs as she puts together supplies on one of her students’ tables. Douglas is a new teacher… Continue reading

Greywolf Elementary School first grade teacher Kylie Douglas laughs as she puts together supplies on one of her students’ tables. Douglas is a new teacher at Greywolf, having taught in Tennessee before moving to the area in 2018, but will miss the first two weeks of the school year after undergoing back surgery on Sept. 4. “This just reinforces for me that our substitutes are the real heroes of the school district,” she said. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Sequim Sunrise Rotary’s fresh-cut fundraiser

From left, Sequim Sunrise Rotarians Jack Tatom, Tom Schaafsma and Chris Coolures prep the next batch of firewood for the club’s fundraiser. The Rotary’s wood-cutting… Continue reading

Sequim’s McCartheys earn NOLT’s Farmer of the Year honor

When the Brown family was recognized as Farmer of the Year in 2007, Ryan McCarthey was in the audience, a new friend of the family… Continue reading

Washington State Reps. Mike Chapman, left, and Steve Tharinger, center, of the 24th legislative district serve lunch for the kids at the Boys & Girls Club in Sequim on Aug. 27. The club serves a free lunch to attendees and to families at several community locations every day during the summer. Sequim Gazette photos by Conor Dowley

State reps serve lunch, make connections at Boys Girls Club

Both 24th district state representatives showed up to serve lunch & talk to kids

Washington State Reps. Mike Chapman, left, and Steve Tharinger, center, of the 24th legislative district serve lunch for the kids at the Boys & Girls Club in Sequim on Aug. 27. The club serves a free lunch to attendees and to families at several community locations every day during the summer. Sequim Gazette photos by Conor Dowley

U.S. Rep. Kilmer talks jobs, training, healthcare at Sequim chamber meeting

While looking more toward solutions that spur economic growth than the partisan infighting in Washington D.C., U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer brought a sense of levity… Continue reading

Weather — Sept. 4, 2019

Temperatures Date High Low Aug. 27 81 54 Aug. 28 83 58 Aug. 29 72 54 Aug. 30 72 62 Aug. 31 70 60 Sept.… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2019
Heather Delplain

Delplain to lead OMC’s human resources department

Olympic Medical Center promoted Heather Delplain to director of human resources, OMC officials announced last week. Delplain has 24 years of human resources experience and… Continue reading

Heather Delplain