Matthew Nash

Sunland adds emergency trailer

CERT, Fire District continue Cascadia preparedness

Mikel Townsley’s flower stand “Wild is Her Favorite Color” has become a popular attraction on Cays Road since going up on July 5. She planted more than 700 starts this year as a project to help channel her energies after working at the Olympic Medical Cancer Center. “I want to put my hands in the dirt and create something for these people,” she said. 
Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Cancer center patient navigator finds solace in garden

“I want to put my hands in the dirt and create something for these people.”

Mikel Townsley’s flower stand “Wild is Her Favorite Color” has become a popular attraction on Cays Road since going up on July 5. She planted more than 700 starts this year as a project to help channel her energies after working at the Olympic Medical Cancer Center. “I want to put my hands in the dirt and create something for these people,” she said. 
Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City adds temporary tech, emergency coordinator positions

Staff to suggest making them full-time for 2021

For eight days, John Johnson and Dave Richardson of Diamond Point rode aboard the USS Essex from San Diego to Oahu to fly Johnson’s T6 Texan to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific Ocean. Photo courtesy of Dave Richardson

Diamond Point pilots arrive in Hawaii for end of WWII’s 75th anniversary

Friends to fly over Pearl Harbor memorial

For eight days, John Johnson and Dave Richardson of Diamond Point rode aboard the USS Essex from San Diego to Oahu to fly Johnson’s T6 Texan to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific Ocean. Photo courtesy of Dave Richardson
Andrew Reeves, Clallam County hearing examiner, top left, swears in participants for a remand hearing on July 16 for the proposed Carlsborg manufactured home park by Chris Anderson, bottom left. Reeves approved the project on Aug. 19. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Hearing examiner approves Carlsborg manufactured home park again

Decision follows judge’s ruling on creek buffer, road width

Andrew Reeves, Clallam County hearing examiner, top left, swears in participants for a remand hearing on July 16 for the proposed Carlsborg manufactured home park by Chris Anderson, bottom left. Reeves approved the project on Aug. 19. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Ten-year-old Chloe Dunn of Port Angeles won an Amazon Fire tablet from the Clallam County Literacy Council for winning in her age bracket in the group’s writing contest. Here the group’s chairperson Philomena Lund presents a certificate and tablet to Dunn. Submitted photos

Port Angeles youths win Literacy Council’s writing contest

The Clallam County Literacy Council announced the winners of its writing contest for area youths. Fourteen-year-old Allison Broadwell and 10-year-old Chloe Dunn, both of Port… Continue reading

Ten-year-old Chloe Dunn of Port Angeles won an Amazon Fire tablet from the Clallam County Literacy Council for winning in her age bracket in the group’s writing contest. Here the group’s chairperson Philomena Lund presents a certificate and tablet to Dunn. Submitted photos

Stakeholders set late Sept. for MAT hearing

Examiner to consider opioid addiction treatment clinic application

Volunteers Bruce Leigh and Alex Fane with Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) put food boxes in a truck bed on June 10 at Sequim High School. The program moves to Trinity United Methodist Church from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 26. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Food Care Package program moves to Trinity Methodist

Boxes available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 26

Volunteers Bruce Leigh and Alex Fane with Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) put food boxes in a truck bed on June 10 at Sequim High School. The program moves to Trinity United Methodist Church from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 26. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Gardening personality Ciscoe Morris joined KSQM 91.5 FM last Saturday for his first show of “Gardening with Ciscoe.” It broadcasts each Saturday at 9 a.m. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Gardening guru Ciscoe joins KSQM on Saturday mornings

For the inaugural episode of “Gardening with Ciscoe” last Saturday on KSQM 91.5 FM, Ciscoe Morris — the Seattle-based gardening expert, TV and radio personality… Continue reading

Gardening personality Ciscoe Morris joined KSQM 91.5 FM last Saturday for his first show of “Gardening with Ciscoe.” It broadcasts each Saturday at 9 a.m. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Shelley Jefferson was placed on leave last week as assistant principal of Helen Haller Elementary while law enforcement investigate allegations that she and her husband Francis Jefferson abused a foster child. Submitted photo

Law enforcement investigating child abuse allegations

Lummi Nation, Sequim Police investigating potential charges

Shelley Jefferson was placed on leave last week as assistant principal of Helen Haller Elementary while law enforcement investigate allegations that she and her husband Francis Jefferson abused a foster child. Submitted photo
Isobel Johnston, 92, bought this agave as a small plant from a garage sale 20-plus years ago and now it’s something people stop to take a photo of in her front yard. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim succulent grows from garage sale into sight-to-see

Johnston said agave bought for one dollar 20-plus years ago

Isobel Johnston, 92, bought this agave as a small plant from a garage sale 20-plus years ago and now it’s something people stop to take a photo of in her front yard. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Clear Image changes owners

Stamoolis family looks to grow business, roots

Colonial Festival continues in adapted fashion

Organizers hope to fully come back in 2021

Fair trade fashion show finds roots in Dungeness

Debut set for Sept. 4 at Impact Fashion online

Sequim staff prepare options for workforce housing development

Planning director anticipates proposals in coming months

Sequim city councilors agreed in late July to extend a moratorium for six months on manufactured home developments so city staff and the planning commission could better analyze the Sequim Municipal Code’s language on private streets. Discussions about private streets in manufactured home developments came up late last year during the binding site plan application for Lavender Meadows, a 217-site manufactured home park at the intersection of North Sequim Avenue and Port Williams Road. It was approved earlier this year. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City extends moratorium on manufactured homes

Two temporary positions added for increased services need

Sequim city councilors agreed in late July to extend a moratorium for six months on manufactured home developments so city staff and the planning commission could better analyze the Sequim Municipal Code’s language on private streets. Discussions about private streets in manufactured home developments came up late last year during the binding site plan application for Lavender Meadows, a 217-site manufactured home park at the intersection of North Sequim Avenue and Port Williams Road. It was approved earlier this year. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Dr. Allison Unthank was appointed as Clallam County’s public health officer in September 2018. Submitted photo

Clallam’s health officer faces pandemic with empathy, facts

Since she was 11, Dr. Allison Berry Unthank knew she was meant to help people. Building an empathy for people in childhood and helping care… Continue reading

Dr. Allison Unthank was appointed as Clallam County’s public health officer in September 2018. Submitted photo
Employees at Sequim Costco helped save a woman with a defibrillator on Aug. 1 after she fainted outside the business. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Costco employees save woman with defibrillator

Fire District commends live-saving efforts

Employees at Sequim Costco helped save a woman with a defibrillator on Aug. 1 after she fainted outside the business. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim’s fire inspections on hold for existing businesses

Agencies hope for new fire inspector agreement but no talks set

Photo courtesy of Lisa Preston

A love for Sequim in the water

Sequim residents Lisa Preston and Becky Godby went to great lengths in a rowboat to show their hometown pride on July 10 by spelling “Sequim”… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Lisa Preston