Conor Dowley

The new 24 hour AM/PM minimart in Carlsborg with Greywolf Elementary school in the background. The Sequim School district has until July 2 to respond or object to the store’s liquor license application. Sequim Gazette photo by Matt Nash

School board discusses Arco liquor license

District has opportunity to formally object to the 24-hour minimart’s liquor license application

The new 24 hour AM/PM minimart in Carlsborg with Greywolf Elementary school in the background. The Sequim School district has until July 2 to respond or object to the store’s liquor license application. Sequim Gazette photo by Matt Nash

Sequim School Board considers curriculm changes, more

While the Sequim School District board of directors’ meeting was dominated by the interviews of two candidates for the interim superintendent position on June 17,… Continue reading

Former Five Acre School owners Brian Walsh and Autumn Piontek-Walsh, left, stand with the members of the new non-profit school board. From third left: Kristin Smith, Susan Craig, Jason Cline, Heidi VanDenberg, Allison Mahaney. Photo submitted.

Sequim’s Five Acre School becomes non-profit organization

School wants to better serve community with new ownership model.

Former Five Acre School owners Brian Walsh and Autumn Piontek-Walsh, left, stand with the members of the new non-profit school board. From third left: Kristin Smith, Susan Craig, Jason Cline, Heidi VanDenberg, Allison Mahaney. Photo submitted.
Pictured, from left, Sequim Middle School students Finn Marlow, Julia Jeffers, Desmond Tippins, Ruby Coulson, and Kari Olson pose with their SeaPerch regionals ROV “The Banana Boat,” left, and their SeaPerch nationals competition ROV the “Fire Breathing Rubber Ducky.” Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

SMS students make a national mark in SeaPerch

Mechanical issues sank their results, but students loved the experience

Pictured, from left, Sequim Middle School students Finn Marlow, Julia Jeffers, Desmond Tippins, Ruby Coulson, and Kari Olson pose with their SeaPerch regionals ROV “The Banana Boat,” left, and their SeaPerch nationals competition ROV the “Fire Breathing Rubber Ducky.” Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

SHS graduation brings smiles, pleasant surprise as 185 earn diplomas

Editor’s note: See more pictures from graduation here. Graduation is a night of celebration and reflection, but for one of Sequim High School’s 185 graduating… Continue reading

Here are some of the nearly 1,000 douglas fir, noble fir, cedar, and hemlock tree seedlings potted by the Busch family and donated to the Lower Elwha tribe for use in the Elwha Watershed Restoration project. Photo by Pam Busch

Busch family celebrates 10 years helping Elwha with tree donations

Family has donated more than 5,000 trees to the Elwha watershed restoration project

Here are some of the nearly 1,000 douglas fir, noble fir, cedar, and hemlock tree seedlings potted by the Busch family and donated to the Lower Elwha tribe for use in the Elwha Watershed Restoration project. Photo by Pam Busch

Interim superintendent search underway

The Sequim school district working with NWLA to replace Neal

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Public Safety and Justice Center opens 6/14

The new tribal center with police offices, a courtroom, and a children’s advocacy center is complete.

As students try out virtual reality devices, Sequim High School teacher Jorn Van de Weghe talks with Ann Wright-Mockler, Science & Engineering Education Consultant/Office of STEM Education for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, at SHS’s at the STEM Night event on May 28. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

SHS brings STEM to the Sequim community

SHS hosted PNNL and Battelle in a night meant to advertise the importance of STEM for the community.

As students try out virtual reality devices, Sequim High School teacher Jorn Van de Weghe talks with Ann Wright-Mockler, Science & Engineering Education Consultant/Office of STEM Education for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, at SHS’s at the STEM Night event on May 28. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

SHS grad rates up, but for how long?

Sequim’s outgoing school superintendent is worried about impact of Washington’s Core 24.

Matthew Wellman has been working on carpets with his Rotovac in and around Sequim since 2018. Photo submitted.

A natural clean: Sequim native starts carpet care service

Carpet Care by Matthew What: Shampoo-free carpet cleaning service Phone: 360-775-1017 Facebook: www.facebook.com/ccbymatthew In a time when more and more people are starting to be… Continue reading

Matthew Wellman has been working on carpets with his Rotovac in and around Sequim since 2018. Photo submitted.

SMS teachers, staff speak out on possible staff leadership change

School board meeting brings a huge turnout on the controversial SMS principal.

Big passion for tiny trees: Dungeness Bonsai Society host 43rd annual spring show

The local bonsai society is hosting their annual celebration of small, meticulously cultivated trees.

One of Sequim Junior Soccer’s coaches gives his players directions during a U-9 game at Haller Fields. Photos courtesy of David Henderson

Sequim Junior Soccer on the rise

Sequim Junior Soccer is an organization with a long history in Sequim, and while club president David Henderson has been in charge of the organization… Continue reading

One of Sequim Junior Soccer’s coaches gives his players directions during a U-9 game at Haller Fields. Photos courtesy of David Henderson
A United States flag is raised over the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. Photo submitted by Mac Macdonald

Sequim speaker: D-Day anniversary can spark change

Local speaker wants to use D-Day as an impetus for social change.

A United States flag is raised over the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. Photo submitted by Mac Macdonald

Cryogenic Entertainment brings game development to Sequim

Who: Tony Dorito & Caleb Koch, Cryogenic Entertainment What: “Ferret Scoundrels” video game Online: www.ferretscoundrels.com Video game development is something not often associated with Sequim,… Continue reading

Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood (Mia Coffman and Dean Rynearson) respond to questions from Dora Bailey (Cadence Puhrmann), on right, during a rehearsal of the Olympic Peninsula Academy’s production of “Singin’ In The Rain Jr.” They open the night of May 31, and have two additional performances on June 1. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

OPA students take to the stage

OPA students entertain with ‘Singin’ In The Rain Jr.’

Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood (Mia Coffman and Dean Rynearson) respond to questions from Dora Bailey (Cadence Puhrmann), on right, during a rehearsal of the Olympic Peninsula Academy’s production of “Singin’ In The Rain Jr.” They open the night of May 31, and have two additional performances on June 1. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Sequim Community Orchestra closes season Saturday

The SCO hosts their annual spring concert to end the 2018-2019 performance season.

The cut-down SUV with the steel framing attached that will form the Mount Olympus detachment’s new LVTH-6A1 replica parade float. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Marine Corps League’s new parade float taking shape

The Mount Olympus detachment of the Marine Corps League is working on a project to give themselves a new and interesting presence at parades in… Continue reading

The cut-down SUV with the steel framing attached that will form the Mount Olympus detachment’s new LVTH-6A1 replica parade float. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Several students are given instruction on a riding stability course at the Olympic Peninsula Bicycle Alliance’s Bike Rodeo in May 18. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Sequim Bike Rodeo encourages fun, safety

On Saturday, May 18, the Olympic Peninsula Bicycle Alliance hosted a Bike Rodeo at Helen Haller Elementary’s bus parking lot to help educate Sequim’s Youth… Continue reading

Several students are given instruction on a riding stability course at the Olympic Peninsula Bicycle Alliance’s Bike Rodeo in May 18. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley