Sequim Police Department seeking volunteers for VIPS program

The Sequim Police Department is seeking applicants for its Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program. These citizen volunteers perform important duties in support of the… Continue reading

Weather — Feb. 14, 2018

Weather Date High Low Feb. 6 46 40 Feb. 7 50 44 Feb. 8 50 39 Feb. 9 45 35 Feb. 10 43 30 Feb.… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Wilderness backpacking reservations accepted starting Feb. 15

The Wilderness Information Center will begin accepting wilderness permit reservation requests beginning Thursday, Feb. 15, for the 2018 season. Reservation requests will now be accepted… Continue reading

World War II veteran enjoys balloon ride

Tom McKeown Sr., a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, had a memorable early birthday present. The 95-year-old Port Angeles man took a… Continue reading

Breaking the silence on sexual abuse

‘Keeping Our Kids Safe’ A forum aimed at beginning the community conversation on sexual abuse, assault and misconduct Hosted by “The Beginning” in partnership with… Continue reading

Program before lawmakers could strengthen mental health crisis response

By Taylor McAvoy WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposed pilot project would partner mental health professionals and local law enforcement officers on calls that involve… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2018

Anderson, Hughes named Firefighters of the Year

Sequim natives. Wives. Mothers. And now Firefighters of the Year. Fellow career and volunteer firefighters with Clallam County District 3 selected Stefanie Anderson, a career… Continue reading

Arp joins OMC as Director of Emergency Services

Stefanie Arp, RN, MSN, was recently named director of emergency services at Olympic Medical Center. She has worked as a nurse since 1987 and became… Continue reading

Blue moon … or red?

Sequim resident Bob Lampert snapped this photo of the so-called “Super Blue Blood Moon” in the early morning hours on Jan. 31. NASA notes that… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Clallam County to join opioid lawsuit

Clallam County has decided to join the local governments that are suing manufacturers and wholesalers of opioid-based prescription drugs. Commissioners voted 3-0 on Jan. 30… Continue reading

Clallam PUD commissioners approve budget, rate increase

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners have approved a 2018 budget that includes a 4.8 percent average increase in retail electric utility rates. District commissioners… Continue reading

Community news briefs — Feb. 7, 2018

Library sale set The Friends of Sequim Library group hosts its monthly book sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Friends’ building… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Fire district 3 considering levy lid lift

For two consecutive years, Clallam County Fire District 3’s call load has risen above 7,000 and thousands more than a few years prior. In 2017,… Continue reading

How our lawmakers voted — Feb. 7, 2018

With the first legislative cutoff deadline February 2nd, the last day bills can be voted out of committee in their originating chamber, lawmakers have been… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Police blotter — Feb. 7, 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. Jan. 30… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Sequim more savvy to tax scams, law enforcement says

Attempts to take personal information and/or money through scams as tax season begins aren’t going away any time soon, law enforcement reports. However, Sequim Police… Continue reading

Washington health insurance market in flux

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia Bureau Washington state’s health insurance market is increasingly volatile. While the number of people without insurance has decreased every year… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Weather — Feb. 7, 2018

Weather Date High Low Jan. 30 47 36 Jan. 31 43 34 Feb. 1 45 38 Feb. 2 51 39 Feb. 3 49 45 Feb.… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Republican lawmakers call for further car tab tax reductions, transit authority accountability

By Josh Kelety WNPA Olympia News Bureau On the heels of the state House approved bill to reduce car tab taxes, Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

Cooke Aquaculture fined $332,000 for Cypress Island farmed salmon escape

By Alex Visser WNPA Olympia News Bureau The state Department of Ecology announced last week that Cooke Aquaculture will be penalized for violating the terms… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018