Michael Dashiell

Editor’s Corner: More odds and ends for the editor’s desk

A few weeks back, I wrote about the burden we seem to be placing on students coming out of college. Now I have a number: $23,293.

Moving day at Helen Haller Elementary

Moving day at Helen Haller Elementary

Movers from Modern Building Systems of Aumsville, Ore., help transport two halves of a portable classroom to the north end of Helen Haller Elementary School.

Moving day at Helen Haller Elementary
As coach Chris Young looks on

The grind before hitting the gridiron

Sequim High School's football squad preps for season at Sequim’s SportsFit

As coach Chris Young looks on
The Seattle-based band Senate plays Olympic Cellars Winery on July 26.

Gettin’ Funky at the Cellars

Seattle-based The Senate gives its audience something to dance to at Olympic Cellars Winery on July 26, part of the winery’s Summer Concert Series.

The Seattle-based band Senate plays Olympic Cellars Winery on July 26.

School District mulls policy change for transgender students

A change in state law and the way Washington schools address non-discrimination policies has some Sequim residents concerned about how those policies will be enforced in local schools.

Dan Abbott of Washington Lavender and Tom Coonelly of Sequim Spoke Folk Bicycle Club are gearing up for the second Tour de Lavender slated for Aug. 2-3.

Time to ride the lavender

Second Tour de Lavender wheels locals, visitors across peninsula

Dan Abbott of Washington Lavender and Tom Coonelly of Sequim Spoke Folk Bicycle Club are gearing up for the second Tour de Lavender slated for Aug. 2-3.

Editor’s Corner: Odds and ends for the editor’s desk

It just so happened that I was thumbing through a particular book that piqued my interest when I heard about Richard Olmer’s passing. The book’s title? “The Book of Dead Philosophers” by Simon Critchley.

PUD bill bump hits this week

On July 1, customers of Clallam County Public Utility District 1 saw a bump in their electric utility rates. It’s a familiar sight and something PUD officials say they should get used to.

Wilder Junior players get some cuts in at a mid-season batting practice last week at Civic Field in Port Angeles. Here

Sequim players help fuel Wilder squads

Youth baseball teams eye Firecracker tourney, postseason this weekend

Wilder Junior players get some cuts in at a mid-season batting practice last week at Civic Field in Port Angeles. Here
Peninsula College’s Ash Apollon

Men’s Soccer: P.C.’s Apollon turns pro, skips soph season

Ash Apollon, a key figure in Peninsula College’s men’s team championship in 2013, will forgo his sophomore season at P.C. after signing with Bangkok FC of the Thailand Premier League.

Peninsula College’s Ash Apollon
Sequim’s Elise Beuke trains off Ediz Hook in Port Angeles.

Peninsula youth are making a splash

Elise Beuke is a kind of lone Wolf. And frankly, she’s OK with that. A self-described athletic, artistic and spiritual person, the 17-year-old Sequim High School student finds a kind of symbiosis out on the water in a rowing shell.

Sequim’s Elise Beuke trains off Ediz Hook in Port Angeles.

Editor’s Corner: Odds and ends for the editor’s desk

Every time I leave Sequim, I come to appreciate it more and more.

The power of the meager tab top: Gabe Omann

Sam’s legacy

Sam Manders is graduating from high school and his decade-long tab top project — but he’s found a friend to carry on his effort

The power of the meager tab top: Gabe Omann
With retiring Sequim School Board member Sarah Bedinger (foreground) looking on

Sequim schools pick assistant superintendent

Neal is principal at Spokane’s West Valley High School

With retiring Sequim School Board member Sarah Bedinger (foreground) looking on

Editor’s Corner: Taking on college tuition

My thoughts turn to those Sequim students earning their diplomas in coming days and weeks, whether it be here in Sequim or Peninsula College in Port Angeles or at some other institution of higher knowledge across the country.

Alexander Bratsman

Sequim’s future engineers go ‘Exploring’ SLIDESHOW

Sequim Education Foundation’s Exploring Engineering Day at Helen Haller Elementary School on June 7 saw more than 200 youths participate in problem-solving workshops with an engineering focus. The activities were from the PBS show, “Design Squad Nation.”

Alexander Bratsman
Sequim School District administrator Randy Hill and daughter JoNell thank representatives of Sequim High School’s Winter Wishes group — from left

Stars and stripes for Sequim

Sequim School District administrator Randy Hill and daughter JoNell thanked representatives of Sequim High School’s Winter Wishes group — Mikayla Simonson, Vianey Cadenas and Lisa Radford — as he presentsed them with a treasured item: an American flag from his son on June 2.

Sequim School District administrator Randy Hill and daughter JoNell thank representatives of Sequim High School’s Winter Wishes group — from left
Sequim High School junior Alex Barry rears back and throws at the state 2A track and field meet May 30 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Barry took third in the event.

Track & Field: Barry takes third in javelin at state

On the cusp — that’s where Sequim’s track and field squad seems to be after a solid finish to the 2014 season.

Sequim High School junior Alex Barry rears back and throws at the state 2A track and field meet May 30 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Barry took third in the event.

Sequim schools eye bond vote for 2015

In the days and weeks following sound defeat of a $154 million capital construction bond that would have built a new elementary school and a massive remodel of Sequim’s lone high school, community members have had the ear of Sequim schools superintendent Kelly Shea.

Dr. Andrew Pocock

Verbatim: Andrew Pocock

Dr. Andrew Pocock is Sequim’s new dentist, after purchasing Dr. Anthony Brock’s dental office in Sequim. His first day of doing business in Sequim as “Advanta Dental” was April 20.

Dr. Andrew Pocock