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Clallam PUD smart meters project meeting draws a crowd, concern

Workshop added Because of inclement weather prior to Clallam County PUD’s two scheduled public workshops on Feb. 4 (regarding proposed advanced meters), PUD officials initially… Continue reading

Community news briefs — Feb. 13, 2019

Commissioners to meet Thursday The Clallam County board of commissioners will meet at 9 a.m., on Thursday, Feb. 14, in the commissioners’ meeting room inside… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019
Fire and medic crews with Clallam County Fire District 3 work with county road crew staff and a Clallam County Sheriff’s Office deputy to safely secure a roof to remove an 85-year-old man after he was pinned after the roof collapsed. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Fire District 3

First responders remain busy during snowfall

Whether you’re standing in 20 inches of powder in the city, or three feet in the foothills, Sequim and Western Washington’s snowfall has become a… Continue reading

Fire and medic crews with Clallam County Fire District 3 work with county road crew staff and a Clallam County Sheriff’s Office deputy to safely secure a roof to remove an 85-year-old man after he was pinned after the roof collapsed. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Fire District 3

How our lawmakers voted

Last week, the House and Senate passed more than a dozen bills in their first round of full floor action this session. The topics included… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Peninsula women help homeless during winter storm

While a winter storm whipped through Clallam County and Western Washington, two local women were determined to help individuals out in the cold. Shenna Younger… Continue reading

Police blotter — Feb. 13, 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. Feb. 5… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019

Red, Set Go! Heart Luncheon set for Feb. 22

The 12th-annual Red, Set, Go! Heart Luncheon — an event that raises funds for benefit local patients with heart disease issues — is set for… Continue reading

Sequim man charged with 10 counts of child sex abuse

Lynn George Johnson has previous convictions

The Sequim VFW building along Washington Street remains on the real estate market after five months. Post leaders say they’ve see\n an increase in volunteers and patronage but it hasn’t been enough, leading them to sell the 16,000-square-foot building. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim VFWs building listed for sale

A longtime fixture in downtown Sequim, the Sequim Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760 is up for sale after nearly 75 years of serving local… Continue reading

The Sequim VFW building along Washington Street remains on the real estate market after five months. Post leaders say they’ve see\n an increase in volunteers and patronage but it hasn’t been enough, leading them to sell the 16,000-square-foot building. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Contributor Susan Hamman spotted this hummingbird recently, one of four frequenting the foliage near Hamman’s Sequim home in recent days.

Weather — Feb. 13, 2019

Temperatures Date High Low Feb. 5 34 16 Feb. 6 36 21 Feb. 7 37 20 Feb. 8 34 28 Feb. 9 30 19 Feb.… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019
Contributor Susan Hamman spotted this hummingbird recently, one of four frequenting the foliage near Hamman’s Sequim home in recent days.

Winter weather cancels/postpones Sequim events

Sequim’s wild winter weather doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon, with more snow falling in Sequim early this week and a possibility of… Continue reading

None injured, cat rescued in Sequim home fire

A Sequim residence was damaged after a fire broke out early Thursday morning off US Highway 101, about four miles west of Carlsborg. No one… Continue reading

Burial, cremation … or compost? Bill would legalize two environmentally-conscious options for body disposition

Giving a whole new meaning to “pushing up daisies,” Washington residents may be able to compost their bodies into soil when they die. House Bill… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2019

Picking a location for a new airport, other aviation issues before lawmakers

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Addressing the need for a new airport and encouraging the growth of the aviation profession was the topic… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2019

Proposed legislation would make tiny-home zoning easier

By Emma Epperly WNPA Olympia News Bureau Tiny houses are a trendy new housing option that are often considered affordable; however zoning requirements and other… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2019

UPDATED: Winter weather cancels/postpones Sequim events, including Irrigation Festival Pageant

The wild winter weather isn’t letting up anytime soon, with more snow falling in Sequim Monday afternoon. Here’s an update on what’s happening around town… Continue reading

Bill would exempt some misconduct claims from public disclosure

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A bipartisan group of 34 representatives seeks to protect information concerning agency employees who have filed a claim… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2019

House talks housing: Tenants, landlords remain divided

By Emma Scher WNPA Olympia News Bureau A package of bills aimed at reforming eviction practices were considered in the House Civil Rights and Judiciary… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2019

October could be designated Filipino American History Month in Washington state

By Madeline Coats WNPA Olympia News Bureau A proposed bill would establish October as Filipino American History Month in the state of Washington. House Bill… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2019