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Sequim’s Larry and Susie Ormbrek offer leaves from their gunnera plant for people interested in creating their own concrete tables or bird baths using an online guide. They’ll trim the plants for the fall in the coming week or two. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim couple offers leaves for concrete table project

Ormbreks see gunnera grow bigger than expected

 

Sequim Police say after interviews, a 12-year-old admitted to vandalizing the exterior of Helen Haller Elementary and the Sequim School District’s concession stand. However, the child did not admit to vandalism inside one classroom at the school. Photo courtesy of Sequim Police Department

Child faces misdemeanor charges for school vandalism

A 12-year-old could face a misdemeanor charge of malicious mischief for allegedly vandalizing portions of Helen Haller Elementary and the Sequim School District’s concession stand.… Continue reading

 

City secures federal funds for Simdars Interchange project

Stakeholders to ask legislators for full design, construction costs

 

Hearing examiner cancels MAT hearing

Environmental review must be separate under code, he says

Irrigation Festival Royalty, from left, prince Logan Laxson, princess Brii Hingtgen, princess Alicia Pairadee, and queen Lindsey Coffman wave from their float for the first time on Sept. 19 outside 7 Cedars Casino after COVID-19 concerns led organizers to delay the reveal in March. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Irrigation Festival makes 125th year official with kickoff, float reveal

Event keeps streak as most continuous festival in Washington

Irrigation Festival Royalty, from left, prince Logan Laxson, princess Brii Hingtgen, princess Alicia Pairadee, and queen Lindsey Coffman wave from their float for the first time on Sept. 19 outside 7 Cedars Casino after COVID-19 concerns led organizers to delay the reveal in March. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Sprinklers help contain fire in Sequim apartment complex

A sprinkler system inside Elk Creek Apartments, 90 S. Rhodefer Road, helped extinguish a fire inside a second floor apartment on Monday evening, reports Clallam… Continue reading

Locals can see the reveal of this year’s Irrigation Festival float online at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at <a href="http://www.irrigationfestival.com" target="_blank">irrigationfestival.com</a> followed by the Kickoff Dinner and silent and live auction. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Irrigation Festival float reveal set for virtual event Saturday

The Sequim Irrigation Festival begins its festivities with the Kick-off Dinner and Float Roll-on Saturday, Sept. 19th at 7 Cedars Casino. Those with tickets from… Continue reading

Locals can see the reveal of this year’s Irrigation Festival float online at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at <a href="http://www.irrigationfestival.com" target="_blank">irrigationfestival.com</a> followed by the Kickoff Dinner and silent and live auction. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

City council seat applications open

The City of Sequim is accepting applications for its vacant council seat

On Monday, Sequim city councilors discussed Mayor William Armacost’s (bottom right) recent opinions on KSQM 91.5 FM about supporting QAnon during a question and answer time on the Coffee with the Mayor segment. Ultimately, they felt he had the right of freedom of speech. Photo courtesy of City of Sequim

City councilors choose no action against mayor over QAnon comments

Deputy mayor said Armacost used free speech

On Monday, Sequim city councilors discussed Mayor William Armacost’s (bottom right) recent opinions on KSQM 91.5 FM about supporting QAnon during a question and answer time on the Coffee with the Mayor segment. Ultimately, they felt he had the right of freedom of speech. Photo courtesy of City of Sequim
Cherie Kidd, Ms. Senior USA 2019-2020, left, and Captain-Crystal Stout, Ms. Senior Washington USA, film a promotional video from Stout’s Dream Catcher balloon for the Ms. Senior USA pageant in October. This was Kidd’s first time in a balloon on Sept. 9, and next month will be Stout’s first time competing in a pageant. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Cherie Kidd, Ms. Senior USA 2019-2020, left, and Captain-Crystal Stout, Ms. Senior Washington USA, film a promotional video from Stout’s Dream Catcher balloon for the Ms. Senior USA pageant in October. This was Kidd’s first time in a balloon on Sept. 9, and next month will be Stout’s first time competing in a pageant. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Diamond Point’s Dave Richardson and John Johnson stand aboard the USS Missouri for the 75th commemoration ceremony for the end of World War II in the Pacific on Sept. 2. The friends left the Sequim area in mid-July to make the journey to Hawaii via naval ship with Johnson’s plane. Photo courtesy of Dave Richardson

Pilots finish trek to honor 75th anniversary end of WWII

Collision prevents some flights but friends focus on history

Diamond Point’s Dave Richardson and John Johnson stand aboard the USS Missouri for the 75th commemoration ceremony for the end of World War II in the Pacific on Sept. 2. The friends left the Sequim area in mid-July to make the journey to Hawaii via naval ship with Johnson’s plane. Photo courtesy of Dave Richardson
For more than 110 consecutive days, Sequim’s Neil Morris has set aside 3-plus hours to wave and hold signs showing his support for Black Lives Matter and the Human Rights Campaign. “I just want people to be aware,” Morris said. “I don’t know what else I could do. I piss off a lot of people and I think that is a good thing.” Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Retiree keeps 100-plus day streak advocating for equality at Sequim intersection

Morris feels need to support adopted son, condemn racism

For more than 110 consecutive days, Sequim’s Neil Morris has set aside 3-plus hours to wave and hold signs showing his support for Black Lives Matter and the Human Rights Campaign. “I just want people to be aware,” Morris said. “I don’t know what else I could do. I piss off a lot of people and I think that is a good thing.” Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
A vandal tagged the outside and inside of portions of Helen Haller Elementary and the Sequim School District’s Athletic Field’s concession stand sometime between the first day of school on Sept. 2 and the morning of Sept. 3. Photo courtesy of Sequim Police Department
A vandal tagged the outside and inside of portions of Helen Haller Elementary and the Sequim School District’s Athletic Field’s concession stand sometime between the first day of school on Sept. 2 and the morning of Sept. 3. Photo courtesy of Sequim Police Department
The Sequim Irrigation Royalty for 2020 make their debut months later than expected due to COVID-19 at the Float Reveal on Sept. 19 in front of 7 Cedars Casino. Royalty, from left, Prince Logan Laxson, Princess Brii Hingtgen, Queen Lindsey Coffman, and Princess Alicia Pairadee, and their float will be available to see online at the festival’s web page <a href="http://www.irrigationfestival.com" target="_blank">www.irrigationfestival.com</a>. Photo by Keith Ross / Keith’s Frame Of Mind

Irrigation Festival returns Sept. 19 and Oct. 10

Some events omitted or made virtual-only

The Sequim Irrigation Royalty for 2020 make their debut months later than expected due to COVID-19 at the Float Reveal on Sept. 19 in front of 7 Cedars Casino. Royalty, from left, Prince Logan Laxson, Princess Brii Hingtgen, Queen Lindsey Coffman, and Princess Alicia Pairadee, and their float will be available to see online at the festival’s web page <a href="http://www.irrigationfestival.com" target="_blank">www.irrigationfestival.com</a>. Photo by Keith Ross / Keith’s Frame Of Mind

Volunteers of all abilities needed for Fire District 3

Fire insurance rates rise in Diamond Point due to lack of firefighters

Sequim grad promotes ceramics business with ODT hide and seek

Sunshine Ceramics Studio opens as new effort for 18-year-old

Andrew Zeppa, warehouse manager for the Sequim Food Bank, looks inside one of hundreds of food boxes ready for Wednesday distribution at Trinity United Methodist Church as part of the COVID-19 Food Relief program. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
                                Andrew Zeppa, warehouse manager for the Sequim Food Bank, looks inside one of hundreds of food boxes ready for Wednesday distribution at Trinity United Methodist Church as part of the COVID-19 Food Relief program. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Food needs increase in Sequim over summer

Offerings continue at Trinity Church, Food Bank

Andrew Zeppa, warehouse manager for the Sequim Food Bank, looks inside one of hundreds of food boxes ready for Wednesday distribution at Trinity United Methodist Church as part of the COVID-19 Food Relief program. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
                                Andrew Zeppa, warehouse manager for the Sequim Food Bank, looks inside one of hundreds of food boxes ready for Wednesday distribution at Trinity United Methodist Church as part of the COVID-19 Food Relief program. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Impact Fashions Show features local nursery, talent

Event promotes fair trade, animal-free products

“Lives Intertwined: Love on Sequim Bay” brings six women together and finding romance in the Sequim area. It’s Dorothy Rice Bennett, aka Alice McCracken’s fifth book. Submitted photo

Romance writer heads to Sequim Bay in latest venture

Bennett finds groove, overcomes hardship to finish ‘Lives Intertwined’ during COVID

“Lives Intertwined: Love on Sequim Bay” brings six women together and finding romance in the Sequim area. It’s Dorothy Rice Bennett, aka Alice McCracken’s fifth book. Submitted photo

Sunland adds emergency trailer

CERT, Fire District continue Cascadia preparedness