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Vote allows city council to hear future appeals for some building projects

An interim ordinance related to potential city project appeals will expire on Aug. 8 — sending some appeals to Sequim city councilors for a final… Continue reading

WSDOT looks to evaluate protocols after utility outage

Lines cut at Bagley Creek project after miscommunication

Clallam County Fire District 3 firefighters drive through looking to extinguish any flames on July 27 east of Sequim at a brush fire. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Cause remains unknown for July 27 brush fire west of Sequim

Multiple agencies report that a brush fire on July 27 remains under investigation after firefighters fought it on a hilltop near Sherburne Road and Cliff… Continue reading

Clallam County Fire District 3 firefighters drive through looking to extinguish any flames on July 27 east of Sequim at a brush fire. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash
Charisse Deschenes will remain as Sequim interim city manager until a permanent city manager is hired tentatively this fall. Photo courtesy City of Sequim

City council extends interim city manager contract

Deschenes in role until permanent hire in place

Charisse Deschenes will remain as Sequim interim city manager until a permanent city manager is hired tentatively this fall. Photo courtesy City of Sequim
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Holiday Inn owner retains hotel in bankruptcy case

After nearly a year in court, Bret Wirta, owner of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1441 E. Washington St., has a court-approved plan to… Continue reading

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Sequim grad pursues career editing at Dark Horse Comics

There’s a magic only found in comic books, Sequim’s Jenny Blenk has discovered. “(It’s a) magical combination of communication methods, with so much power and… Continue reading

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Severed power, cable lines leads to outages in Sequim

WSDOT meets with utilities companies to prevent future issues

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Brush fire burns five acres west of Sequim

Local firefighters fought and extinguished a brush fire between Sherburne Road and Cliff Robinson Lane on Tuesday afternoon. The reported 5.1-acre fire was called in… Continue reading

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Bounty of burgers await at Shadowline Burgers and Brews

John Zemla has always loved a good burger. As a boy he traveled the country with his dad and his staple meal was always a… Continue reading

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Cause remains unknown for Olympic Ambulance fire

Olympic Ambulance representatives say there’s been no disruption in services after a fire burned two ambulances and a carport last week. Around 2 a.m. July… Continue reading

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City councilors meet for first time as group, set goals

For this Sequim City Council’s first time, all seven city councilors got to meet face-to-face. City councilors met on July 20 in the Guy Cole… Continue reading

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Perseverance in purple: Sequim’s Lavender Weekend sees strong crowds

“This is our first time on the Olympic Peninsula,” said one Seattle couple at Fleurish Lavender of Lost Mountain. “We make an annual pilgrimage to… Continue reading

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Weiling Tu of San Francisco cuts lavender with her daughters Josephine, 14, and Kelly Anne, 12, last week at Purple Haze Lavender Farm. Weiling said they were on a road trip to the Olympic National Park and wanted to see a lavender farm. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim Lavender Weekend arrives

Many farms bring back extras following 2020 provisions

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Weiling Tu of San Francisco cuts lavender with her daughters Josephine, 14, and Kelly Anne, 12, last week at Purple Haze Lavender Farm. Weiling said they were on a road trip to the Olympic National Park and wanted to see a lavender farm. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Firefighters on July 14 access a home on the 1000 block of West Palo Verde Loop to make sure a fire is extinguished. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Firefighters stop fire in a Sequim home’s bathroom

Clallam County Fire District 3 contained a house fire to one room on Wednesday morning near West Spruce Street. Firefighters responded at 9:51 a.m. on… Continue reading

Firefighters on July 14 access a home on the 1000 block of West Palo Verde Loop to make sure a fire is extinguished. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
The Back Alley Cafe in downtown Sequim features health-focused meals and juices and smoothies made by family members, from left, Guadalupe, Sergio “Alex,” and Nathalie Arreguin. It’s open 9-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at 138 W. Washington St. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Family offers healthy options at The Back Alley Cafe

Menu features juices, smoothies, sandwiches and more

The Back Alley Cafe in downtown Sequim features health-focused meals and juices and smoothies made by family members, from left, Guadalupe, Sergio “Alex,” and Nathalie Arreguin. It’s open 9-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at 138 W. Washington St. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Firm extends city manager search through Friday

Council adds community panel interviews of candidates

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Locals rally, share appreciation for City of Sequim staff

More than 30 locals gathered for a “City Staff Appreciation Rally” on Monday in front of the Sequim Civic Center. The approximate 30-minute rally featured… Continue reading

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City council considers whether to keep hearing examiner for appeals

Discussion weighs internal vs. hired building reviews

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Lavender farmers seek steadier summer numbers

Post-COVID, some farms seeing stream of visitors

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Emily Bundy helps 2-year-old cousin Charlie Nielsen of Salt Lake City, Utah, cast out at the Water Reuse Reclamation Pond on July 1. Bundy, 20, is a Sequim High grad, is studying biology on her path for pre-med at Gonzaga University. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

PHOTO: Cousins cast out at Sequim pond

Emily Bundy helps 2-year-old cousin Charlie Nielsen of Salt Lake City, Utah, cast out at the Water Reuse Reclamation Pond on July 1. Bundy, 20,… Continue reading

Emily Bundy helps 2-year-old cousin Charlie Nielsen of Salt Lake City, Utah, cast out at the Water Reuse Reclamation Pond on July 1. Bundy, 20, is a Sequim High grad, is studying biology on her path for pre-med at Gonzaga University. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash