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Olympic National Park sets plan to capture mountain goats

Olympic National Park will begin capturing mountain goats late this summer now that the Park Service has released its record of decision for the Mountain… Continue reading

PA man recuperating following concert attack

A Port Angeles man with Sequim connections continues to recuperate in Wenatchee following an attack at a concert in the Gorge Amphitheater on July 21.… Continue reading

Police blotter — Aug. 8, 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. July 29… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2018

Sequim’s Tour De Lavender sees sunny skies, big turnout

Sequim’s lavender fields got another slew of visitors this summer — this time, on wheels. The sixth Tour de Lavender saw somewhere between 490 and… Continue reading

Tabletop tourney time: OPTTACON draws gamers to Sequim festival

Sunny weather didn’t keep gaming aficionados from packing Sequim’s Guy Cole Convention Center for OPTTACON,the first board game convention on the Olympic Peninsula, on Aug.… Continue reading

Unity of Effort rally set for Aug. 11 in Sequim

Security Services Northwest looks to recognize first responders with its Unity of Effort event, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at… Continue reading

Weather — Aug. 8, 2018

Temperatures Date High Low July 31 71 56 Aug. 1 67 57 Aug. 2 64 57 Aug. 3 67 55 Aug. 4 71 53 Aug.… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2018

City of Sequim sets pavement preservation project

The City of Sequim will begin to rehabilitate selected sections of city streets beginning Monday, Aug. 13. Residents can expect delays, localized closures, and detours… Continue reading

Holding court in Sequim: Sequim Picklers celebrate park facility’s opening

Candace Pratt said she wasn’t particularly impressed with pickleball when she first heard of a growing contingent of community advocates for the sport in 2014,… Continue reading

Friends to newlyweds, six decades later

A unique relationship-turned-courtship that began more than 60 years ago blossomed into a marriage. It was all instigated, renowned Sequim photographer Ross Hamilton and his… Continue reading

Hearing Examiner denies Carlsborg manufactured home park, again

For the second time in almost a year, Clallam County Hearing Examiner Andrew Reeves denied development of a proposed 55-and-older manufactured home development in Carlsborg.… Continue reading

Sequim Education Association members leave after a union meeting last year. Membership remains strong, union leaders say, after the Supreme Court decided in June that public employees no longer have to pay union fees collected for collective bargaining if they are not members. Sequim Gazette file photo by Erin Hawkins

After court ruling, Sequim’s educators union staying united

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus ruling in June, Sequim’s local teacher union doesn’t seem too concerned about its effect on its membership. On June… Continue reading

Sequim Education Association members leave after a union meeting last year. Membership remains strong, union leaders say, after the Supreme Court decided in June that public employees no longer have to pay union fees collected for collective bargaining if they are not members. Sequim Gazette file photo by Erin Hawkins

Cause of fire south of Blyn under investigation

The state Department of Natural Resources is investigating the cause of a brush fire that burned on a hill south of Blyn on July 27,… Continue reading

City Arts Commission asks for dedicated liaison, more funding

City councilors plan to bring more artistic endeavors to Sequim next year. Following a list of priorities provided by the City Arts Advisory Commission, they’ll… Continue reading

Clallam County deputies seek information about wanted man

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office was searching for a convicted felon who fled from the 7 Cedars Casino after deputies arrived on July 27. Anthony… Continue reading

Clallam sheriff, former detective spar in candidate forum

A former law enforcement officer challenging the Clallam County sheriff for his position said last week the agency should hire more deputies and promised to… Continue reading

Community news briefs — Aug. 1, 2018

Tour de Lavender slated for Saturday The annual Tour de Lavender event is on tap for Saturday, Aug. 4, with two route options offering 10… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

Feline friends from afar: Snohomish family sponsors special needs cats on peninsula

Several years ago, while looking for a new pet online, Tracy Coyle of Snohomish spotted a cat in need through PetFinder. Despite some nerve damage… Continue reading

Cy Frick gives a history of the Sequim Salomn Bake on Aug. 6 on KSQM FM 91.5. Submitted photo

Frick to talk salmon bake history on KSQM

As the story goes, Rotarian Cy Frick used a shot from his favorite revolver to direct attention from his fellow Rotarians toward his proposal for… Continue reading

Cy Frick gives a history of the Sequim Salomn Bake on Aug. 6 on KSQM FM 91.5. Submitted photo

Photo: Sequim’s soaring stalks

Contributor Bob Lampert spots this scene along Sequim-Dungeness Way last week.… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018