Conor Dowley

Contributing artists (L-R): Priscilla Patterson, Debbie Harding, Jim Bradrick, Gail McLain, Suzan Noyes. Submitted photo

OTA’s new season begins with collaboration

Olympic Theatre Arts’ 2019-20 season opens this September with a continued spirit of collaboration in the community. This season features biting comedies taking a poke… Continue reading

Contributing artists (L-R): Priscilla Patterson, Debbie Harding, Jim Bradrick, Gail McLain, Suzan Noyes. Submitted photo
Wilder Junior Baseball Club second baseman Michael Grubb, pictured here playing for Sequim High School in March, “tore it up all weekend” at the American Legion AA Area 1 district tournament according to coach Zac Moore. Grubb and the rest of the Wilder Junior squad will head to the state tournament in Yakima on July 27. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Wilder Junior going to state

Sequim’s Michael Grubb, Silas Thomas help lead Wilder Junior to state tournament berth.

Wilder Junior Baseball Club second baseman Michael Grubb, pictured here playing for Sequim High School in March, “tore it up all weekend” at the American Legion AA Area 1 district tournament according to coach Zac Moore. Grubb and the rest of the Wilder Junior squad will head to the state tournament in Yakima on July 27. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell
Above, protesters from Indivisible Sequim and other groups, including people from Port Angeles and Port Townsend, hold up signs against the immigrant detention facilities run by Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and other federal agencies in front of the CBP office in Port Angeles on July 12. By the end of the protest, around 90 people had joined in support. Left, Griffin and Moka Bartch hold a sign asking for federal authorities involved in immigration control to “stop bullying children” and to stop separating families. Sequim Gazette photos by Conor Dowley

Indivisible Sequim stands united against detainment

Local citizens protest migrant detention facilities

Above, protesters from Indivisible Sequim and other groups, including people from Port Angeles and Port Townsend, hold up signs against the immigrant detention facilities run by Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and other federal agencies in front of the CBP office in Port Angeles on July 12. By the end of the protest, around 90 people had joined in support. Left, Griffin and Moka Bartch hold a sign asking for federal authorities involved in immigration control to “stop bullying children” and to stop separating families. Sequim Gazette photos by Conor Dowley

New superintendent says he’s stepping up for Sequim schools

New superintendent sends clear messages of support, intended progress at recent board meetings.

Nicole Patrick, the new Development Manager at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Among her other responsibilities, Patrick will be helping lead a funding campaign to build new offices and a new Kitty City to replace the mobile coaches on the property. Photo submitted by OPHS.

Olympic Peninsula Humane Society Names New Development Manager

Nicole Patrick will help with expansion plans

Nicole Patrick, the new Development Manager at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Among her other responsibilities, Patrick will be helping lead a funding campaign to build new offices and a new Kitty City to replace the mobile coaches on the property. Photo submitted by OPHS.
Anson Ka-lik Sin plays a Scarlatti sonata on the community piano placed in front of US Bank at the corner of Washington Street and Sequim Avenue. A Hong Kong native and former Peninsula College student, Sin still enjoys coming to Sequim to play and perform. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Pianist plays for downtown Sequim

Anson Ka-lik Sin may not be originally from Sequim, but that doesn’t keep him from wanting to make the downtown area sound a little better… Continue reading

Anson Ka-lik Sin plays a Scarlatti sonata on the community piano placed in front of US Bank at the corner of Washington Street and Sequim Avenue. A Hong Kong native and former Peninsula College student, Sin still enjoys coming to Sequim to play and perform. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Project Lifesaver lives up to its name

Sequim PD, sheriffs use program to help find people at risk of wandering and going missing.

Rescue dog Leidi nervously eats some food offered to her by Brad Evans, the shelter manager at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Leidi is one of the 29 Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mixes rescued from a property in Agnew in May after their owner died, with conditions on the property for the dogs described as “awful” by rescuers. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Rescued dogs still face long road

There’s been some successes & adoptions for Agnew dogs, but there’s still work to do

Rescue dog Leidi nervously eats some food offered to her by Brad Evans, the shelter manager at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Leidi is one of the 29 Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mixes rescued from a property in Agnew in May after their owner died, with conditions on the property for the dogs described as “awful” by rescuers. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Wilder Junior pitcher Silas Thomas throws in the opening inning against Australia White at Port Angeles Volunteer Field on July 3. 
                                Keith Thorpe Olympic Peninsula News Group

Thomas, Grubb help Wilder Junior split Yakima tournament

With their district tournament looming, four Sequim natives help lead Wilder Junior.

Wilder Junior pitcher Silas Thomas throws in the opening inning against Australia White at Port Angeles Volunteer Field on July 3. 
                                Keith Thorpe Olympic Peninsula News Group
Clint Cawley of the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation taxis the “Red Stearman” biplane in at the Sequim Valley Airport as retired Air Force veteran Ken Leuthold gives an emphatic thumbs-up. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Veterans get the gift of flight

Ageless Aviation soars with eight Sequim veterans

Clint Cawley of the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation taxis the “Red Stearman” biplane in at the Sequim Valley Airport as retired Air Force veteran Ken Leuthold gives an emphatic thumbs-up. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.
After falling from this small aluminum dinghy, a man was rescued by John Robert Labbe and his family and Sue Cram and Dick Neil in Dungeness Bay on July 4. The boat also had a small outboard motor that Labbe detached and stowed away to make it safer and easier to transport back to John Wayne Marina. Submitted photo by Dick Neil

Good Samaritans save man from drowning

Two sets of boaters came together to save a man from drowning on the 4th of July.

After falling from this small aluminum dinghy, a man was rescued by John Robert Labbe and his family and Sue Cram and Dick Neil in Dungeness Bay on July 4. The boat also had a small outboard motor that Labbe detached and stowed away to make it safer and easier to transport back to John Wayne Marina. Submitted photo by Dick Neil

Rising heat brings health risks

Clallam County health officer gives advice on how to beat the heat

Sequim Counseling’s office at 435 W Bell Street. The office has been open for two years, but recently added two more clinicians to be able to better serve a wider variety of clients. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Sequim Counseling expands

Local counseling center looking to better serve community

Sequim Counseling’s office at 435 W Bell Street. The office has been open for two years, but recently added two more clinicians to be able to better serve a wider variety of clients. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

SHS gets new English curriculum

For the first time in more than a decade, the English department is getting new material - and new tech.

Hospital, charter review candidates offer views at forum

Candidates for OMC commissioner, county charter review speak to public

Riccobene, Sequim Middle School administrator, to share principal position at Greywolf

Former SMS principal was named in 2018 lawsuit against district

Sequim schools, interim superintendent agree to contract

Terms have been agreed upon and approved by the school board.

STEAM takes over Boys & Girls Club

STEM and arts will be the main focus of the club’s summer program

Sequim school board names Rob Clark interim superintendent

Clark will take on his new role on July 1.

Clark, Sequim’s new school superintendent, seeks to build relationships

“Relationships help us get things done”