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Reporter’s Notebook: Two days in the jury room

As October came closer, I knew something important was going to happen. I searched through a stack of papers and sticky notes on my desk… Continue reading

School board approves contract for custodians, maintenance staff

Maintenance and custodial staff at Sequim School District will see a 9 percent increase in their salaries this school year. Sequim School Board directors, with… Continue reading

Sequim photographer Hamilton is featured guest at heritage presentation

The Sequim Museum & Arts features Ross Hamilton as the first guest of their winter heritage presentations, “History Classes at the Old Dungeness Schoolhouse,” at… Continue reading

Sequim Police Department to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The community is invited to meet with Sequim Police Officers for “Coffee with a Cop” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Sequim Starbucks,… Continue reading

Tour of Italy dinner, auction tickets on sale now

A bit of European flair highlights the funding needs for some of Clallam County’s most vulnerable citizens. Tickets are on sale now for the fourth… Continue reading

Contributor Bob Lampert spots this idyllic fall scene in Happy Valley last week.

Weather — Oct. 17, 2018

Temperatures Date High Low Oct. 9 63 49 Oct. 10 60 44 Oct. 11 59 40 Oct. 12 55 42 Oct. 13 62 42 Oct.… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2018
Contributor Bob Lampert spots this idyllic fall scene in Happy Valley last week.

Woman accused of embezzlement from the Sequim VFW in jail again

A 31-year-old woman accused of embezzling nearly $10,000 from the Sequim Veterans of Foreign Wars post is back in jail after missing a court date… Continue reading

OMC urges federal agency to ditch plan for Medicare, Medicaid cuts

OMC officials urge federal agency to ditch plan for Medicare, Medicaid cuts

Hood Canal Bridge work closures start tonight (Monday, Oct. 15)

Drivers planning to use the Hood Canal Bridge in the late evening or early morning hours should note that work crews will intermittently close the… Continue reading

Clallam County Fire District 3 looks for ‘lift’ from voters

Learn about Fire District 3 levy lid lift proposal Clallam County Fire District 3 (Sequim) hosts two public meetings to discuss the district’s reasons for… Continue reading

What happens in a local emergency? Sequim schools, law enforcement, emergency responders

By Erin Hawkins Sequim School District Safety Forum In partnership with Sequim Police, Clallam County Fire District 3, Clallam County Sheriff Department, and City of… Continue reading

Mad Hatters look pretty in pink

A sea of pink covered the fellowship hall at Sequim Community Church on Oct. 5 as women sported pink attire and whimsical hats for the… Continue reading

Sequim city councilors declined a $1 million loan on Sept. 24 that would have helped with pre-construction along Prairie Street for determining construction and engineering costs and purchase right-of-way. However, city staff plan to reach out to the public anyway to better understand concerns and suggestions for the street. 
                                Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City declines $1M loan for Prairie Street, looks to still do public outreach

Funding won’t be coming through quite as planned for projected work on Prairie Street. Sequim’s Public Works director David Garlington told city councilors on Sept.… Continue reading

Sequim city councilors declined a $1 million loan on Sept. 24 that would have helped with pre-construction along Prairie Street for determining construction and engineering costs and purchase right-of-way. However, city staff plan to reach out to the public anyway to better understand concerns and suggestions for the street. 
                                Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Community news briefs — Oct. 10, 2018

Grange to host harvest dance The Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road, hosts a Fall Harvest Dance from 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. The event… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2018

Faulty heater leads to high school evacuation

Classes were evacuated in the pouring rain on Oct. 5, at Sequim High School, after students and staff smelled smoke in a classroom. Clallam County… Continue reading

Game Farm lawsuit threatened: Animal rights group issues ultimatum to Sequim facility

By Jesse Major Olympic Peninsula News Group The Animal Legal Defense Fund is threatening to sue the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, alleging the facility… Continue reading

Hearing examiner denies 66 Carlsborg manufactured homes again

A proposed Carlsborg manufactured home park faces another crossroads. Clallam County Hearing Examiner Andrew Reeves has again denied Atterberry Landing, a proposed 66-manufactured home development… Continue reading

Hospice grief support group starts Oct. 22

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County offers a grief support group starting Monday, Oct. 22, and running for five consecutive Mondays from 1-3 p.m. at Trinity… Continue reading

Learn about industrial aquaculture at Sequim forum

The Sierra Club’s North Olympic Group and the Sierra Club Chapter Water Salmon Committee invites the community to “Industrial Aquaculture: Food or Folly? Losing the… Continue reading

Police blotter — Oct. 10, 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. Oct. 2… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2018