Michael Dashiell

Assistant superintendent Gary Neal

‘Getting there isn’t good enough’: Neal looks forward to challenge

Sequim schools' newest administrator is district's first assistant superintendent

Assistant superintendent Gary Neal
Carol Swarbrick Dries performs her one-woman show

Swarbrick Dries becomes ‘The Lionmaker’

Sequim actress’ one-woman Lillian Carter show hits the stage in Port Townsend

Carol Swarbrick Dries performs her one-woman show
The Professional Western Rodeo Association rodeo is a popular draw each year at the Clallam County Fair.

Fair serves up plenty for sports fans

Roping and riding, chopping and splitting, crashing and burning … the Clallam County Fair has plenty in store for the local sport and recreation fanatic.

The Professional Western Rodeo Association rodeo is a popular draw each year at the Clallam County Fair.
Bo Pinnell and wife Johanna started dating as juniors at Sequim High. Both graduated in 2010.

SHS grad follows dream to U.S. Army

Bo Pinnell is, by even his own definition, mature for his 22 years.

Bo Pinnell and wife Johanna started dating as juniors at Sequim High. Both graduated in 2010.
This undated photo shows one of Sequim fire district’s first horse-drawn wagons

An era of protecting Sequim: Fire district marks 100 years

A century ago, if you were a resident living north of what we now call Sequim — somewhere near Dungeness, for example — and your home caught fire, you were likely in for a long night.

This undated photo shows one of Sequim fire district’s first horse-drawn wagons

School board OKs transgender policy

Move reduces threat of litigation, superintendent says

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