Michael Dashiell

Sequim High grad Miguel Moroles, fifth from left, and fellow U.S. Coast Guard Academy students react to being told they’ve qualified for the academy’s flight school. Submitted photo

Sequim High grad earns spot at U.S. Coast Guard flight school

Like thousands of other college students across the country, Miguel Moroles and other U.S. Coast Guard Academy students are on extended leave from their campus,… Continue reading

Sequim High grad Miguel Moroles, fifth from left, and fellow U.S. Coast Guard Academy students react to being told they’ve qualified for the academy’s flight school. Submitted photo

Sequim schools prep $2.6 million in cuts for 2020-2021 academic year

School cuts considered Sequim schools superintendent Dr. Rob Clark is recommending these cuts as the school district anticipates drops in both enrollment and funding in… Continue reading

Spiritual Spotlight: Anglican church sees revival in Sequim

Heart of Jesus Church Anglican Church in North America Services: 10 a.m. Sundays (online only; normally held at Sequim Seventh Day Adventist Church, 30 Sanford… Continue reading

Clallam coronavirus count remains at 11

The number of Clallam County residents testing positive for the novel coronavirus remains at 11, Peter Raiswell, Public Information Officer for Clallam County Emergency Management… Continue reading

Scott Koenigseacker, lead pastor at Sequim Community Church, leads a livestream service at the church on April 5. The church had been livestreaming services for months prior to the state ban on group gatherings in March, so the transition to online services was mostly seamless, Koenigseacker said. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Faith in a time of coronavirus

Like countless others across Washington state, the nation and the globe, Sequim-area churchgoers are considering the prospect of celebrating Easter from home. Such is the… Continue reading

Scott Koenigseacker, lead pastor at Sequim Community Church, leads a livestream service at the church on April 5. The church had been livestreaming services for months prior to the state ban on group gatherings in March, so the transition to online services was mostly seamless, Koenigseacker said. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell
Nitasha Lewis, a manager with the Upward Bound program at Peninsula College, uses a paper valise to keep her head dry as she walks across the college’s Port Angeles campus on Feb. 6. The college is going to online classes for the entirety of the 2020 spring quarter. File photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Peninsula College goes online for 2020 spring quarter

The academic year at Peninsula College is moving forward — a week later than planned and with instruction going online for the entire spring quarter.… Continue reading

Nitasha Lewis, a manager with the Upward Bound program at Peninsula College, uses a paper valise to keep her head dry as she walks across the college’s Port Angeles campus on Feb. 6. The college is going to online classes for the entirety of the 2020 spring quarter. File photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Clallam County Fire District 3 to host April 7 meeting via Zoom

Commissioners and staff with Clallam County Fire District 3 are going online for their next meeting. The three-member commissioner board will meet at 1 p.m.… Continue reading

Volunteers Donna Fraser of Port Angeles, front, and Lori Shafer of Joyce fashion homemade face shields to be used by first responders when interacting with potential COVID-19 patients. The pair were working last week in the county’s emergency management vehicle outside the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Mask, gown donations still needed in fight against coronavirus

Clallam County officials are advising that despite the health threat posed by the novel coronavirus, people don’t need to be wearing masks while out in… Continue reading

Volunteers Donna Fraser of Port Angeles, front, and Lori Shafer of Joyce fashion homemade face shields to be used by first responders when interacting with potential COVID-19 patients. The pair were working last week in the county’s emergency management vehicle outside the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Ryan Quiroz and Alicia Taylor help prepare food at Nourish Sequim on March 26. Nourish’s “Meals for Medics” GoFundMe drive, a program to provide meals for Olympic Medical Center workers, topped its initial goal of $10,000. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Nourish’s meals program helps feed OMC staff, positivity

“We’re willing to keep cooking if you keep responding.” Seeming both visibly tired and energized, Tanya Rose takes a step away from the kitchen and… Continue reading

Ryan Quiroz and Alicia Taylor help prepare food at Nourish Sequim on March 26. Nourish’s “Meals for Medics” GoFundMe drive, a program to provide meals for Olympic Medical Center workers, topped its initial goal of $10,000. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

From the Editor’s Desk: Help in a time of cornoavirus

Looking for a way to connect with people and lift their spirits in this time of “physical distancing,” my wife put up some Christmas lights… Continue reading

Milestone: Rotary gives out fourth adaptive bike

In the environment of the continuing spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, social distancing and school closures, the Rotary Club of Sequim recently awarded an adaptive… Continue reading

Helping hand out meals to Sequim youths on March 26 are, from left, bus driver Vienna Barron, teacher Gwen Rudzinski and Shirley Sheppard of Sodexo. The Sequim School District is distributing breakfast and lunch meals throughout the area each weekday. With parents Tony and Leslie Endicott (not pictured) looking on, Hadley, 4, Gracie, 3, and Logan, 14, receive their meals. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

State orders schools to keep teaching

Through all the changes in the academic year, directives from state leaders and the mayhem created by a worldwide health scare, all those Sequim students… Continue reading

Helping hand out meals to Sequim youths on March 26 are, from left, bus driver Vienna Barron, teacher Gwen Rudzinski and Shirley Sheppard of Sodexo. The Sequim School District is distributing breakfast and lunch meals throughout the area each weekday. With parents Tony and Leslie Endicott (not pictured) looking on, Hadley, 4, Gracie, 3, and Logan, 14, receive their meals. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

COVID-19 concerns force more cancellations

Shipley Center For the safety of its members, all activities and socials at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., are canceled until at least… Continue reading

City, county and state parks across the Olympic Peninsula, including Miller Peninsula State Park, have been closed to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

City, state parks close to help stop spread of coronavirus

From city and county parks to all state parks and state-owned land, much of Washington state’s open public land is off limits. In response to… Continue reading

City, county and state parks across the Olympic Peninsula, including Miller Peninsula State Park, have been closed to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Railroad Bridge Park closes

Nature isn’t closed exactly, but one of the premier spots in Sequim is off limits for now. Facilities at Railroad Bridge Park, including the parking… Continue reading

Gideon Ryder, 10, of Lake Forest Park, drives a few balls at The Cedars at Dungeness’ driving range last week. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Local links open for socially distanced play

On this bright, shining day, their expressions were closer to smiles than grimaces. With so much of Sequim shut down in recent days and weeks… Continue reading

Gideon Ryder, 10, of Lake Forest Park, drives a few balls at The Cedars at Dungeness’ driving range last week. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell
At left, Bailey Stein, 11, Brooklyn Fatherson, almost 11, provide some chalk-fueled cheer on East Fir Street on March 20. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Chalk it up to cheerfulness

At left, Bailey Stein, 11, Brooklyn Fatherson, almost 11, provide some chalk-fueled cheer on East Fir Street on March 20. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael… Continue reading

At left, Bailey Stein, 11, Brooklyn Fatherson, almost 11, provide some chalk-fueled cheer on East Fir Street on March 20. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

State, county parks set closures to help stop COVID-19 coronavirus spread

With schools, entertainment venues, restaurant dining areas and other gathering areas being closed to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, many peninsula residents and… Continue reading

Second Clallam coronavirus case confirmed

A second positive COVID-19 novel coronavirus case in Clallam County was confirmed Friday, March 20, by the CLallam County Sheriff’s Office office. The second reported… Continue reading

Clallam County Fire District 3 issues Declaration of Emergency

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners have issued a Declaration of Emergency, giving district chief Ben Andrews greater flexibility in making timely decisions during the… Continue reading