Matthew Nash

Paige Krzyworz makes face masks with her mom Heidi as a new project they started together. Heidi said she was going to donate fabric late last year but Paige said they might need it for something important. “She was right,” Heidi said. Photo courtesy of Heidi Sellers-Krzyworz

Sequim begins community movement to make face masks

Collaborative continues through Facebook group

 

Lakeside Industries and Interwest Construction plan to start and finish paving West Fir Street this week. They started March 31 at the intersection of West Fir Street and North Sequim Avenue. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City prioritizes Fir Street paving for pandemic emergency response

Street light, speed bumps and more to come after coronavirus restrictions lifted

 

Above, due to Stay at Home mandates, trapping for the invasive European green crab is on hold across the state including the Dungeness Spit and in Neah Bay. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
                                Left, last year, the Makah Tribe captured its highest total of European green crab but Adrianne Akmajian, a marine ecologist for the Makah Fisheries Management, said they might not begin trapping until May due to concerns for the spread of the coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Adrianne Akmajian

Green crab trapping on hold across Western Washington

Resource Managers concerned prime trapping time could pass

 

A notice was published March 25 online, in print and on site signs stating that residents have until April 8 to comment on the environmental review of the proposed MAT clinic. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

MAT clinic’s environmental review open to comment

City Councilors hire hearing examiner for appeals

A notice was published March 25 online, in print and on site signs stating that residents have until April 8 to comment on the environmental review of the proposed MAT clinic. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Reporter Matthew Nash

Reporter’s Notebook: Rock, paper, lava: conversations with my kids about COVID-19

A bike ride or a LEGO-building session with my boys seems to bring the humor. While making the loop around our neighborhood, we saw some… Continue reading

Reporter Matthew Nash
Some of the hundreds of volunteers and staff for OlyCAP’s RSVP program stand together during a special luncheon on March 12 recognizing their efforts last year of volunteering more than 56,000 hours. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Seniors help serve community as RSVPs

OlyCAP efforts provided more than 56,000 hours of volunteer support

Some of the hundreds of volunteers and staff for OlyCAP’s RSVP program stand together during a special luncheon on March 12 recognizing their efforts last year of volunteering more than 56,000 hours. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Janice Orth gathers some bread for a visitor of the Sequim Food Bank as fellow volunteer Steve Allen helps her load items in the back of the vehicle on March 20. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Food Bank serves Sequim through first week of drive-thru

Sequim Food Bank, 144 W. Alder St., made the shift to a drive-thru for visitors last week because of concerns about exposure to the coronavirus.… Continue reading

Janice Orth gathers some bread for a visitor of the Sequim Food Bank as fellow volunteer Steve Allen helps her load items in the back of the vehicle on March 20. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Landlord Dick McNish told renters for Sequim Village Shopping Center that he is forgiving rent for the month of April in light of the limitations the coronavirus has put on local retailers. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Landlord gives free April rent to 22 businesses to help during pandemic

One landlord is giving some rent help to a large group of businesses as coronavirus regulations and fears grow across the state. Dick McNish, owner… Continue reading

Landlord Dick McNish told renters for Sequim Village Shopping Center that he is forgiving rent for the month of April in light of the limitations the coronavirus has put on local retailers. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Sequim City Manager Charlie Bush addresses fellow leaders at the Emergency Contingency Center (ECC) three days before he was reinstated as permanent city manager by Sequim City Council on March 23. He planned to resign by April 17 to climb the Appalachian Trail but the COVID-19 pandemic led him to reassess his decision. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim City Council reinstates City Manager

Bush postpones plans to climb Appalachian Trail

Sequim City Manager Charlie Bush addresses fellow leaders at the Emergency Contingency Center (ECC) three days before he was reinstated as permanent city manager by Sequim City Council on March 23. He planned to resign by April 17 to climb the Appalachian Trail but the COVID-19 pandemic led him to reassess his decision. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Capt. Chris Turner with Clallam County Fire District 3 speaks at the Emergency Coordinating Center on March 23 about the ongoing efforts of local agencies to minimize impact of the novel coronavirus in the Sequim area. Turner, the ECC’s planning section chief, and others said they’re contacting stakeholders about virus prevention efforts while tackling other issues like childcare and food. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim’s emergency center shifts to Carrie Blake Park

Two fire district, city staffers test negative to COVID-19

Capt. Chris Turner with Clallam County Fire District 3 speaks at the Emergency Coordinating Center on March 23 about the ongoing efforts of local agencies to minimize impact of the novel coronavirus in the Sequim area. Turner, the ECC’s planning section chief, and others said they’re contacting stakeholders about virus prevention efforts while tackling other issues like childcare and food. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City of Sequim establishes utility relief fund

Plan includes no shut-offs or delinquency fees during pandemic

Clallam’s Red Cross seeks support for diasters prep, fire awareness

March honors American Red Cross month

Irrigation Festival postpones kick-off, May events

Organizers look to reschedule this year to keep 125-year tradition

Locals look to stimulate Sequim businesses

Online campaigns encourage take-out, online shopping in town

Food Bank moves to drive-thru model

Community groups close, regroup due to coronavirus

Sequim Police Chief Sheri Crain video calls into a special city council meeting on Monday, March 16, where councilors declared a civil emergency to better seek support for the area during the coronavirus pandemic. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City declares COVID-19 a civil emergency

Civic Center closes to public, council meeting goes virtual

Sequim Police Chief Sheri Crain video calls into a special city council meeting on Monday, March 16, where councilors declared a civil emergency to better seek support for the area during the coronavirus pandemic. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
For Monday’s Sequim city council meeting, staff removed some chairs and spaced them about two feet apart to try and limit the possibility of the coronavirus, COVID-19, from spreading in the area. Many attendees remained in council chambers for the four-and-a-half hour meeting. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Community efforts look to minimize COVID-19 impact in Sequim

Clean often, stay home when sick remain universal etiquette among agencies

For Monday’s Sequim city council meeting, staff removed some chairs and spaced them about two feet apart to try and limit the possibility of the coronavirus, COVID-19, from spreading in the area. Many attendees remained in council chambers for the four-and-a-half hour meeting. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Councilors opt not to vote on MAT hearing examiner

Hiring a temporary hearing examiner to handle the first appeals for the proposed medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facility never came to a vote before Sequim city… Continue reading

A group of children runs through the colored powder to start the Sequim Sunshine Festival Sun Fun Color Run 1K run at the Albert Haller Playfields on March 11. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Sequim soaks up Sunshine Festival

Organizers happy with first year turnout

A group of children runs through the colored powder to start the Sequim Sunshine Festival Sun Fun Color Run 1K run at the Albert Haller Playfields on March 11. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Smiles and crowns aplenty for new festival royalty

“I may never take this off,” Lindsey Coffman joked with her friends about her new crown. Minutes earlier she was crowned queen of the 2020… Continue reading