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Bird watchers search for water fowl on Dungeness Bay from Dungeness Landing County Park north of Sequim on Friday, April 12, as part of the 16th-annual Olympic BirdFest. Birders from around the region gathered this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula for a celebration of all things avian, including workshops, lectures and excursions. BirdFest is hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, the Dungeness River Audubon Center and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Eagle-eyed bird watchers

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  • Apr 17, 2019
Bird watchers search for water fowl on Dungeness Bay from Dungeness Landing County Park north of Sequim on Friday, April 12, as part of the 16th-annual Olympic BirdFest. Birders from around the region gathered this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula for a celebration of all things avian, including workshops, lectures and excursions. BirdFest is hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, the Dungeness River Audubon Center and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Police blotter — April 17, 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. April 9… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

Property tax payment deadline set for April 30

First half property taxes for Clallam County residents are due soon, county treasurer Teresa Marchi is reminding residents. Payments must be postmarked or dropped off… Continue reading

Red Cross seeks volunteers for emergency responses

The Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to help people affected by disasters. Disaster Action Team responders offer… Continue reading

Sea Hawkers set fundraiser to fight childhood cancer

Inspired by community sponsor and the legacy of a 4-year-old who battled cancer, the Dungeness Bay Sea Hawkers are putting on a fundraiser this weekend.… Continue reading

Sequim school board on track for change in election

With three board director positions up for election this fall, the Sequim School Board may have a significant makeup by the end of the year.… Continue reading

Sequim’s Kids Fishing Day makes splash with return

Despite a bit of precipitation early on, it was another successful Kids Fishing Day. Sponsored by the North Olympic Peninsula chapter of the Puget Sound… Continue reading

US Highway 101 to get overnight, single-lane closurse

Travelers can expect overnight, single-lane closures each weekday on US Highway 101 — from Gardiner Road to West Uncas Road — beginning as early as… Continue reading

Weather — April 17, 2019

Temperatures Date High Low April 9 55 44 April 10 51 39 April 11 55 44 April 12 54 43 April 13 54 40 April… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

20-30 handguns stolen after loader is used to break through gate at FREDS Guns

Business owner: ‘They tried to tear down my building to commit this crime’

Benjamin G. Bonner, seated, sits with attorney John Hayden, left, as Clallam County chief criminal deputy prosecuting attorney Michele Devlin reads a narrative describing the death of Cynthia Little of Sequim and her dog, Jack, during Bonner’s sentencing Tuesday in Clallam County Superior Court in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Killer of Sequim woman committed to psychiatric hospital

Bonner acquitted of second-degree murder on grounds he was legally insane at time of crime

Benjamin G. Bonner, seated, sits with attorney John Hayden, left, as Clallam County chief criminal deputy prosecuting attorney Michele Devlin reads a narrative describing the death of Cynthia Little of Sequim and her dog, Jack, during Bonner’s sentencing Tuesday in Clallam County Superior Court in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Clallam Conservation District eyes rates, charges

Fees for property owners intended to create reliable funding

Legislation to reduce rape kit processing times heads to governor

A bill to reduce the processing time for sexual assault kits passed the Washington legislature in two unanimous votes. Sexual Assault Kits have remained untested… Continue reading

‘Tsumami roadshow’ coming to peninsula

Tsunami and earthquake experts will be on the Olympic Peninsula for the week of April 9-12 for presentations and discussions on tsunami vertical evacuation structures,… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2019

Audubon group to hear Hatler’s mastodon stories

The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson… Continue reading

Community news briefs — April 10, 2019

4-H plans Family Fun Night April’s 4-H Family Fun Night will be at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Participants will… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2019

Court affirms Dungeness Water Rule regulations

The state Court of Appeals has reaffirmed much-debated 6-year-old Clallam County regulations known as the Dungeness Water Rule that control water use in the Dungeness… Continue reading

Dungeness River Audubon Center gets $300K grant for expansion

The Dungeness River Audubon Center is one big step closer to its approximate $3 million makeover. Representatives with the center’s capital campaign to expand the… Continue reading

Fir Street construction set to begin May 13, go through summer 2020

Dates are beginning to cement for the start of the West Fir Street Rehabilitation Project. Sequim City Engineer Matt Klontz told Sequim city councilors April… Continue reading

Police blotter — April 10, 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. April 2… Continue reading