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Clallam deputies seek suspect in Lost Mountain burglary attempts

Clallam County deputies seek a suspect involved with two recently reported burglaries on Lost Mountain Road in Sequim. According to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office,… Continue reading

Sequim man dies in vehicle crash on Lost Mountain Road

A 69-year-old man died after he suffered a”medical event” and crashed his vehicle a little before noon on Wednesday, Nov. 28, on Lost Mountain Road,… Continue reading

Mail delivery suspended on Dec. 5; some Gazette copies to be delivered Thursday, Friday

There will be no mail pickup or delivery on Wednesday, Dec. 5, for a national day of mourning. President Trump proclaimed Dec. 5 a national… Continue reading

Clallam County tsunami sirens to sound today

A test of the All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) Sirens, often called the Tsunami Sirens, in Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor and Pacific Harbor counties is… Continue reading

Elwha Valley access closed at Madison Falls

The Elwha Valley, including the Madison Falls parking area, is closed to the public at the Olympic National Park boundary, the park announced Wednesday, Nov.… Continue reading

Sequim Community Aid seeks toys for local children

Volunteers with Sequim Community Aid seek community members’ support to keep its 70-year tradition the Toys for Sequim Kids giveaway going strong. A nonprofit that… Continue reading

River’s gift that keeps on giving: Sequim 12-year-old continues toiletries donations to homeless

River Jensen is definitely on Santa’s “nice” list this year as she plans to donate collected toiletries to organizations that help the homeless for the… Continue reading

Residents, visitors gather for Home Town Holidays

The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Home Town Holidays celebration, complete with visits from Santa, a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and a Christmas Tractor Cruise… Continue reading

Sequim teachers, students face challenges in temporary housing

Several Sequim teachers and students are speaking out about having to use temporary classroom spaces. At a Nov. 19 Sequim School District board meeting, students,… Continue reading

Basement fire destroys Port Angeles poet’s home

A rural residence east of Port Angeles was destroyed by a fire on Nov. 20 after flames that began in the daylight basement chased the… Continue reading

City of Sequim makes ‘Might-E’ all-electric vehicle purchase

The City of Sequim is going electric and green at the same time. City officials announced last week they purchased the “Might-E-Truck,” an electric utility… Continue reading

Community news briefs — Nov. 28, 2018

Breakfast with Santa set for Saturday The annual Breakfast with Santa is set for 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Sequim Middle School cafeteria,… Continue reading

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OMC cuts to slow expansion plans, cancer center expansion still moving forward

Besides the Olympic Medical Cancer Center project, expansion plans for Olympic Medical Center’s Sequim campus are likely to slow down following anticipated cuts to Medicare… Continue reading

Police blotter — Nov. 28, 2018

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

  • Nov 28, 2018
A barred owl takes flight at the Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center. Photo by Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News

Raptor Center to close, eventually: After career of rescuing animals, Jaye Moore slowing down

Injured birds on the North Olympic Peninsula for decades have found refuge at the Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center in Sequim. It’s there where Jaye… Continue reading

A barred owl takes flight at the Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center. Photo by Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News

Santa’ Toy and Food Fire Brigade dispatches Dec. 4-7

Firefighters with Clallam County Fire District 3 and Explorer Post 1003 take Santa to the community next week for his annual Toy and Food Fire… Continue reading

Sequim approves $37.9 million budget for 2019 with small utility increase set

Sequim city residents can anticipate a nominal increase in utility bills starting next year following the Sequim City Council’s approval of next year’s $37.9 million… Continue reading

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal told a crowd in Port Angeles last week he would like to see school districts have the ability to increase their local levies. Photo by Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News

State schools superintendent offers pespectives, funding ideas

On the heels of a paraeducator strike that shut down Port Angeles schools last week, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal visited Port Angeles… Continue reading

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal told a crowd in Port Angeles last week he would like to see school districts have the ability to increase their local levies. Photo by Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News

Volunteer orientations set for nonprofit hospice

Anyone interested in learning more about Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County is encouraged to attend a volunteer orientation set for 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, Dec. 6,… Continue reading

Weather — Nov. 28, 2018

Temperatures Date High Low Nov. 20 46 32 Nov. 21 52 40 Nov. 22 49 39 Nov. 23 47 40 Nov. 24 49 37 Nov.… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2018