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Officer Kindryn Leiter approaches Sequim Middle School during the Criminal Mass Casualty Incident drill on Sept. 28. Officers participating in the drill were not told of the exact location or situation of the incident within the school other than what would naturally come over dispatch, so as to force then to approach it with the kind of tactical thinking they’d employ in a live situation. Officers were also carrying training weapons and were checked before the drill to make sure they didn’t accidentally have live weapons. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Mass Casualty drill prepares Sequim first responders

A view from the drill that brought a dozen agencies together to face a simulated crisis

Officer Kindryn Leiter approaches Sequim Middle School during the Criminal Mass Casualty Incident drill on Sept. 28. Officers participating in the drill were not told of the exact location or situation of the incident within the school other than what would naturally come over dispatch, so as to force then to approach it with the kind of tactical thinking they’d employ in a live situation. Officers were also carrying training weapons and were checked before the drill to make sure they didn’t accidentally have live weapons. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Official: Sequim corridor project funding likely in 2021 budget

Road construction money expected by head of state committee

Police blotter — Oct. 16, 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. Oct. 7… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2019

Property taxes due Oct. 31

Second-half county property taxes are due by Thursday, Oct. 31. Clallam County Treasurer Teresa Marchi sent out a reminder to Clallam County taxpayers last week.… Continue reading

Sequim woman charged with attempted murder, felony assault

Larisa Jean Dietz in jail for alleged stabbing of man at Sunbelt Apartments

Steve Perry, newsgroup advertising manager, to retire

Steve Perry, the general manager and ad director of the Olympic Peninsula News Group and the Kitsap News Group is retiring after 39 years in… Continue reading

Warming center hosts talent showcase fundraiser

Proceeds support operations at church facility

Weather — Oct. 16, 2019

Temperatures Date High Low Oct. 8 53 42 Oct. 9 50 33 Oct. 10 52 32 Oct. 11 55 32 Oct. 12 54 37 Oct.… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2019

County commissioners urge DCD to clean up Midway Metals property

Clallam County commissioners have urged the Department of Community Development to continue pursuing a cleanup of a non-conforming scrapyard on U.S. Highway 101 between Sequim… Continue reading

PHOTO GALLERY: A royal Homecoming

Michael McAleer and Hope Glasser are named 2019 Sequim High School Homecoming King and Queen on Oct. 4. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell By… Continue reading

Sequim Police arrest woman for attempted murder

Dietz, 48, allegedly cut neighbor at Sunbelt Apartments

Interim Sequim School District superintendent Rob Clark, right, addresses the audience before swearing in Larry Jeffryes, left, to fill the previously vacant Director District 1 seat on the school board on Oct. 7. Jeffryes was selected to fill the seat in the Sept. 23 board meeting, and is running unopposed for that seat in the Nov. 5 general election. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Sequim School Board hears SMS drill report, adds director

Jeffryes sworn into vacant seat before hearing Criminal Mass Casualty Incident drill report

Interim Sequim School District superintendent Rob Clark, right, addresses the audience before swearing in Larry Jeffryes, left, to fill the previously vacant Director District 1 seat on the school board on Oct. 7. Jeffryes was selected to fill the seat in the Sept. 23 board meeting, and is running unopposed for that seat in the Nov. 5 general election. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Charter Review candidate forum set for Oct. 17

“We The People of Clallam County,” a series of listening sessions and candidate forums, comes to the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Community Center, 1033 Old Blyn… Continue reading

City shares campaign signs etiquette as complaints rise

MAT signs to remain up so long as property owner gives permission

Community news briefs — Oct. 9, 2019

County, PUD leaders to meet A joint meeting of the Clallam County Board of Commissioners and Clallam County Public Utility District (PUD) No. 1 Board… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2019

Federal grant main topic at fire commissioner candidate forum

Clallam County District 3 officials had turned down funding

Olympic Medical Center became a named plaintiff in an American Hospital Association’s lawsuit against the federal government earlier this year. File photo by Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News

Feds claim ruling blocks payment to hospital clinics

Attorneys describe motion as ‘strange’

Olympic Medical Center became a named plaintiff in an American Hospital Association’s lawsuit against the federal government earlier this year. File photo by Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News

Interim school superintendent talks contract extension, ballot measures

School board to decide on next steps after election