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Marathon team seeks support for new wells in Nicaragua

One local group looks to run and walk its way to ensure those in need have clean, safe drinking water. Team Living Water, led by… Continue reading

NOLS board backs library expansion project with resolution

Months of planning, community outreach and architectural design toward expansion of the Sequim Library got its stamp of approval from its elected board last week.… Continue reading

Police blotter — May 16, 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. May 8… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2018

School District hosts groundbreaking ceremony

Sequim School District will host a “capital projects levy” groundbreaking ceremony at the Sequim Community School, 220 W. Alder St., at 10 a.m. on Friday,… Continue reading

Pam Leonard-Ray, right, announced on May 14 that the May 29 Sequim city council meeting will be her last before she moves to Carson City, Nev. to help her parents starting in June. Leonard-Ray said she’s “proud I brought a different perspective and that I questioned things” as a city councilor. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim city councilor Leonard-Ray announces resignation

Sequim City Councilor Pam Leonard-Ray announced on Monday she’s putting family first and stepping down from office effective later this month. Her plan, she told… Continue reading

Pam Leonard-Ray, right, announced on May 14 that the May 29 Sequim city council meeting will be her last before she moves to Carson City, Nev. to help her parents starting in June. Leonard-Ray said she’s “proud I brought a different perspective and that I questioned things” as a city councilor. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim man dies after boat capsizes

A 58-year-old Sequim man has died after the boat he was fishing on was struck by a wave and capsized near Tatoosh Island, the Clallam… Continue reading

Sequim marijuana store burglarized

A Port Angeles teen faces possible jail time and fines after he and two minors allegedly burglarized Nature’s Gifts, a marijuana dispensary, at 755 W.… Continue reading

Sequim schools may reduce staff starting May 15

Sequim School District may see a reduction in staff this week after notices were scheduled to be issued to some employees on Tuesday. At the… Continue reading

Sunrise Rotary partners with teens to raise $30k for local causes at annual dinner

Last month, Sequim Sunrise Rotary’s event “Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Future” was a hit among Rotarians and local teens. The silent and live auction on April… Continue reading

UPDATE: Officials say hiker who had gone missing likely died from 300-foot fall

Jeremiah Adams likely died from a 300-foot fall into a ravine, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said on May 13, a day after hikers found… Continue reading

Weather — May 16, 2018

Temperatures Date High Low May 8 67 45 May 9 60 51 May 10 56 48 May 11 64 47 May 12 75 47 May… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2018

MRC offering summer internships

This year Clallam Marine Resources Committee is offering five summer internships and one longer-termed internship. The duration of the summer internships is 80 hours at… Continue reading

Community News Briefs — May 9, 2018

Community Aid hosts McTakeover Wednesday Sequim Community Aid hosts a McTakeover from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Sequim McDonald’s, 107 S. Seventh Ave.,… Continue reading

Brief trail closures set at Dungeness refuge

Visitors to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge may experience brief delays and trail diversions from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, because of to… Continue reading

Hunt for invasive green crab catches 22 in Dungeness in first month

More than a month in, and local resource managers are back on the hunt for European green crab. Last year, the invasive species, considered one… Continue reading

A Grand Finale to 123 years of irrigation

Following a smooth first weekend, organizers of the 123rd Sequim Irrigation Festival plan to finish with a Grand Finale. Events run Thursday-Sunday, May 10-13, with… Continue reading

Blyn man pleads guilty to rape, domestic violence assault

Nikolas Clark, of Blyn, pleaded guilty on Monday, April 30, to multiple charges stemming from a series of assaults that occurred on or between Nov.… Continue reading

Clallam County Fire District 3 firefighters extinguish hot spots from a blaze that destroyed a motor home off Pierson Road west of Sequim on May 5. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Fire destroys motor home

A motor home burned at the Olympic Paradise RV Park near Sequim on Saturday, May 5, Clallam County Fire District No. 3 officials said. No… Continue reading

Clallam County Fire District 3 firefighters extinguish hot spots from a blaze that destroyed a motor home off Pierson Road west of Sequim on May 5. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Irrigation Festival profile: Honorary Pioneer Ross Hamilton

Editor’s note: this is the fifth profile of Sequim Irrigation Festival pioneers for the 123rd festival, which ends May 13. See all of the pioneers… Continue reading

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe breaks ground on safety, justice center

The justice system at the Jamestown S’Klallam tribal campus is moving from a basement to a shiny new facility. Dignitaries with golden shovels broke ground… Continue reading