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Lawmakers seek to regulate homeless camps on church property

Law would prohibit local governments to ban church sponsored homeless camps hosted for six months

Senate bill would ban homeless camps near schools

Bill would prohibit municipalities from sanctioning encampments within 1,000 feet of school, daycare

Chamber selects Hatlers, Lepping for Citizen of Year finalists

A couple with ties to the region’s most documented archaeological find and an advocate for individuals with disabilities are finalists for Sequim’s top civic award.… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2019

State senators look to create self-harm hotline

Lawmakers seek to create a hotline designated for reports of potential self-harm and criminal acts. Senate Bill 5835 was co-sponsored by a group of 10… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2019

51st state movement highlights cultural divide in Washington state

Robert Brown is a resident of Stevens County in Eastern Washington, but he believes the policies coming out of Olympia don’t reflect what he values.… Continue reading

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Port of Port Angeles seeks meeting with Ethan Wayne about marina

Officials want to ‘collaborate in person’ with leader of John Wayne Enterprises

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Arco gas station concerns persist for school reps

Greywolf Elementary School parents and staff continue to express concerns for an Arco fueling station and an ampm convenient store slated to be complete tentatively… Continue reading

Bids open for 18-month Fir Street road reconstruction

Construction bids opened this week for West Fir Street, one of the City of Sequim’s biggest road projects in recent years. Bids tentatively close on… Continue reading

Alex Sidles, attorney for Concerned Atterberry Neighbors speaks on Feb. 7 saying that opponents of a proposed 66-site manufactured home park should have been included in a discussion of determining the classification of stream Matriotti Creek and its buffer from development. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Carlsborg manufactured home park under review again

Yet again, a proposed manufactured home development in Carlsborg for residents ages 55-plus sits before the Clallam County Hearing Examiner Andrew Reeves. His latest decision… Continue reading

Alex Sidles, attorney for Concerned Atterberry Neighbors speaks on Feb. 7 saying that opponents of a proposed 66-site manufactured home park should have been included in a discussion of determining the classification of stream Matriotti Creek and its buffer from development. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Clallam County seeks volunteers for boards, committees

Clallam County is seeking volunteers to fill 75 vacancies on 24 advisory boards and committees. The deadline to apply is the close of business Friday,… Continue reading

Community news briefs — Feb 20, 2019

Sock drive set at Kettle’s Kettle’s 76, at 194 W. Washington St., is collecting new socks for the Serenity House sock drive for the next… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2019

Olympic Game Farm denies mistreatment in response to lawsuit

The Olympic Game Farm, responding to a federal lawsuit filed late last year by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, denies allegations of mistreatment of the… Continue reading

Police blotter — Feb. 20, 2018

Feb. 12 7:49 a.m. — Vehicle accident, 500 block of Ridge View Drive 4:53 p.m. — Structure fire, 1800 block of West Washington Street 4:58… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2019
Sequim residents await a long line for their mail last week inside the Sequim Post Office as snow prevented mail carriers from delivering packages and other items to harder-to-reach areas. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

School district investigating snow makeup day options

Locals seem to be getting back to the Sequim way of life this week following historic snowfall. Sequim schools reopened Tuesday, Feb. 19, after closing… Continue reading

Sequim residents await a long line for their mail last week inside the Sequim Post Office as snow prevented mail carriers from delivering packages and other items to harder-to-reach areas. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
The driver of a semi making a delivery to the Clallam Co-Op gets a helping hand — and wheels from a local driver on Feb. 9. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim businesses counter snow with shovels, optimism

Even with Sequim’s snowfall melting in many areas, residents continue to feel its presence as they shovel walkways, traverse slushy roadways and reopen businesses and… Continue reading

The driver of a semi making a delivery to the Clallam Co-Op gets a helping hand — and wheels from a local driver on Feb. 9. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim man charged in Florida with child molestation

A Sequim man has been charged in Florida with two counts of child molestation for alleged crimes that occurred there between 2012 and 2015, court… Continue reading

Sequim residents join national border wall protest

More than 100 Sequim residents rallied against President Donald Trump’s Feb. 15 decision to declare a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border that would give… Continue reading

Weather — Feb. 20, 2019

Temperatures Date High Low Feb. 12 37 32 Feb. 13 36 29 Feb. 14 38 30 Feb. 15 44 31 Feb. 16 43 32 Feb.… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2019
A chimney fire started late Tuesday afternoon on the 1800 block of West Washington Street in a log home. Fire officials with Clallam County Fire District 3 say the fire started on accident near the roof and chimney. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Fire District 3

Fire District 3 stops chimney fire Tuesday night

Firefighters helped prevent a chimney fire from spreading in a Sequim log home on last Tuesday night. Dan Orr, Clallam County Fire District 3 Assistant… Continue reading

A chimney fire started late Tuesday afternoon on the 1800 block of West Washington Street in a log home. Fire officials with Clallam County Fire District 3 say the fire started on accident near the roof and chimney. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Fire District 3
Firefighters with Clallam County Fire District 3 quickly worked to stop a truck fire from spreading to a historic barn on Old Olympic Highway on Feb. 15. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Fire District 3

District 3 crews battle trailer, truck fires over Valentine’s Day

A trailer on US Highway 101 was ruled a total loss on Valentine’s night while a barn was saved early the next morning by firefighters… Continue reading

Firefighters with Clallam County Fire District 3 quickly worked to stop a truck fire from spreading to a historic barn on Old Olympic Highway on Feb. 15. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Fire District 3