Paul Gottlieb

Clallam County Courthouse workers hang bunting on the front of the historic Port Angeles courthouse on Wednesday in honor of Independence Day. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Special events to mark amended Fourth of July celebrations

The COVID-19 pandemic has scuttled plans for many July Fourth celebrations across the North Olympic Peninsula but communities have made plans to keep Independence Day… Continue reading

 

Shelter resident, Serenity House employee test positive

Two people at Serenity House of Clallam County tested positive for COVID-19 this week in an outbreak that was still being assessed late Wednesday afternoon.… Continue reading

 

Forks investigation stonewalled

Investigators are frustrated by people they say are withholding information about the felling of trees June 3 that blocked four tourists from leaving their campsite,… Continue reading

 

More than 30 homeless in COVID-19 shelter

A social distancing homeless shelter funded with state COVID-19 relief funds has yet to house a person with the coronavirus after two months of operation,… Continue reading

Masks are necessary, board says

As COVID-19 cases increase in Clallam County, the board of health this week recommended residents wear cloth face masks in public and employers follow state… Continue reading

Deputies investigate Forks harassment report

Authorities planned to release this week a portion of a video showing the alleged harassment of a multiracial Spokane family who were mistakenly believed to… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center commissioners appoint interim CEO

Darryl Wolfe has been named Olympic Medical Center’s interim chief executive officer. Wolfe, the chief operating officer for OMC, succeeds longtime CEO Eric Lewis, the… Continue reading

Lewis leaving OMC for new post

After pledging to leave May 1 but instead answering the call of COVID-19 duty, Eric Lewis is moving on from the top job at Olympic… Continue reading

Will Coho ferry service be stalled for the rest of the year?

Black Ball Ferry Line’s Coho ferry could be shut down through December and might not be back in service until spring 2021, severely jeopardizing the… Continue reading

Primary battles line up in 2020 elections

State Rep. Steve Tharinger of Port Townsend has a primary battle on his hands — and not just from Republicans. The 24th District Democrat, a… Continue reading

Candidate: COVID-19 changes election season

Get ready for a different kind of general election season, one with COVID-19-related restrictions on large gatherings that will prove to be demanding for candidates… Continue reading

Governor names Clallam Superior Court judge

Simon Barnhart to take bench June 1

Officials looking at future for COVID-19 opening

While Jefferson County officials are discussing which portions of Phase 2 could be implemented early, Clallam County officials also are preparing for the eventual of… Continue reading

Port Townsend man accused of beating Sequim woman, held on $500K bail

A Port Townsend man who is a suspect in two assaults — one allegedly involving brass knuckles and the other a handgun — was scheduled… Continue reading

Gov. Jay Inslee talks with members of the media at the Governor’s mansion in Olympia in February 2018. Inslee said Washington state residents can expect to be dealing with the 2019 novel coronavirus for several months until a vaccine can be developed and widely distributed. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Gov. Inslee aims for cautious reopening

Gov. Jay Inslee said it is essential that residents continue to adhere to COVID-19 precautions even as the state slowly reopens recreation and businesses, adding… Continue reading

Gov. Jay Inslee talks with members of the media at the Governor’s mansion in Olympia in February 2018. Inslee said Washington state residents can expect to be dealing with the 2019 novel coronavirus for several months until a vaccine can be developed and widely distributed. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Prison inmates to be freed

Twenty convicted of crimes on Peninsula to be released

Clallam PUD appointee decides against running in November

A Clallam County Public Utility District commissioner position became a wide open seat for the Nov. 3 general election after appointee David Anderson surprised his… Continue reading

COVID-19 changes ways candidates file for office

Online applications on county government websites encouraged

Turnaround time for tests getting shorter

Health officials say results will be available same day