Sequim Gazette Staff

Inslee closes schools for remainder of academic year

It’s nowhere near mid-June, but school is out … kind of. Gov. Jay Inslee on April 6 prohibited all Washington state schools from providing in-person… Continue reading

Work crews sanitize city public areas

The City of Sequim has redirected the work of members of the Public Works Crew to sanitize several public spaces, city officials said this week.… Continue reading

NOLS hosts virtual children’s yoga storytime session on Friday

To celebrate International Children’s Yoga Day, the North Olympic Library System will offer a Yoga Storytime via Facebook Live at 3 p.m. this Friday, April… Continue reading

Faith news — April 1, 2020

SCC offers ‘Alpha’ course Sequim Community Church is going “virtual” for its Alpha, the church’s introductory spiritual course. With state-, nation- and world-wide concerns of… Continue reading

Join online book talk with ‘Big Library Read’

North Olympic Library System patrons can join thousands of readers around the world in laughter and learning during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital… Continue reading

Pam Larsen, who published “the Secret Language of Plants” in the January-February 2017 issue of The American Gardener, discusses this topic on April 9, via Zoom Meetings. Photo by Amanda Rosenberg

Larsen discusses plant-talk at Green Thumbs online presentation

Pam Larsen, teacher of organic gardening classes and speaker on a range of plant research findings important to local gardeners, presents information on the language… Continue reading

Pam Larsen, who published “the Secret Language of Plants” in the January-February 2017 issue of The American Gardener, discusses this topic on April 9, via Zoom Meetings. Photo by Amanda Rosenberg

Milestone: OMC’s Lewis named ‘Community Champion’ for nonprofit support

The Olympic Peninsula Healthy Community Coalition (OPHCC), a nonprofit organization in Clallam County with more than 50 partners, recently awarded Eric Lewis, retiring chief executive… Continue reading

Police blotter — April 1, 2020

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of Sequim and in unincorporated Clallam County in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. March 24… Continue reading

If a sale goes through to the North Olympic Land Trust and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe for 120 acres, then they’d look to conserve farmland and restore the Dungeness River’s floodplain indefinitely. The groups would also discuss purchase options with the Dungeness Valley Creamery so it could swap property near the water while expanding its farmland away from the water. Photos courtesy of North Olympic Land Trust

Tribe, NOLT complete land purchase for Dungeness River preservation project

While dozens of projects throughout the region have been postponed, a collaborative push to conserve more than 100 acres of farmland in Sequim was completed… Continue reading

If a sale goes through to the North Olympic Land Trust and Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe for 120 acres, then they’d look to conserve farmland and restore the Dungeness River’s floodplain indefinitely. The groups would also discuss purchase options with the Dungeness Valley Creamery so it could swap property near the water while expanding its farmland away from the water. Photos courtesy of North Olympic Land Trust
“Essentials” by Kyle Vanous of Port Angeles took top honors in the Tidepools 2020 contest for “Essentials.” Submitted photo

Winners announced for the 2020 ‘Tidepools’ publication

The staff for ““Tidepools 2020,” Peninsula College’s art, music and literary magazine, announced the winners in the 2020 contest. The magazine features fine art, photography,… Continue reading

“Essentials” by Kyle Vanous of Port Angeles took top honors in the Tidepools 2020 contest for “Essentials.” Submitted photo

County offers new coronavirus help line

Those struggling with the novel coronavirus have a new resources for assistance. A multi-group collaboration has produced the Clallam County’s Community Response Help Line, one… Continue reading

Emergency Coordinating Center establishes donation drop-off center in Carlsborg

Sequim’s Emergency Coordinating Center has set up a donation drop-off center at Greywolf Elementary School, 171 Carlsborg Road, to support the emergency response efforts to… Continue reading

State officials close fishing, shellfish harvesting

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on March 25 announced the closure of recreational fishing and shellfishing statewide in the wake of Gov.… Continue reading

Kathrin Swoboda’s photo of a Red-winged Blackbird is the grand prize winner of the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards, to be on digital display through the City of Sequim’s website starting April 3. Submitted photo

Audubon photo exhibit on ‘digital display’ in Sequim

Pixel by pixel, Sequim residents can celebrate the wonders of nature from their digital devices. In celebration of the natural connection between birding and photography,… Continue reading

Kathrin Swoboda’s photo of a Red-winged Blackbird is the grand prize winner of the 2019 Audubon Photography Awards, to be on digital display through the City of Sequim’s website starting April 3. Submitted photo

Former Sequim city assistant manager takes South Lake Tahoe job

Joe Irvin, former assistant city manager for the City of Sequim, was selected the new city manager for South Lake Tahoe (Calif.). The South Lake… Continue reading

Grant funds new breast pumps

Olympic Medical Center recently received a $6,390 grant from the Benjamin N. Phillips Memorial Fund to buy six Medela Symphony breast pumps. Olympic Medical’s New… Continue reading

Milestone: Making Waves event honors awardees

A student and a teacher from east and west Clallam County have earned honors from the Feiro Marine Life Center. Alissa Lofstrom, a senior at… Continue reading

Milestone: Sires earns his fire district badge

Decked out in their Class A dress uniforms, staff with Clallam County Fire District 3 came together on March 12 to welcome firefighter/paramedic Casey Sires… Continue reading

Police blotter — March 25, 2020

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of Sequim and in unincorporated Clallam County in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. March 17… Continue reading

Paul Pacelli donates blood at a Bloodworks Northwest drive at First Baptist Church in Sequim on March 19. Pacelli said he’s been a consistent blood donor since he was 20 years old. Bloodworks Northwest representatives say they’ve while seen a massive uptick on donations, local hospitals and healthcare centers need consistent donations throughout the year, in and out of times of crises. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Eligible donors urged to continue to give blood amid COVID-19 concerns

Upcoming blood drives Bloodworks Northwest hosts several upcoming blood drives. Donors must register before donating (see bloodworksnw.org) Sequim • March 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. —… Continue reading

Paul Pacelli donates blood at a Bloodworks Northwest drive at First Baptist Church in Sequim on March 19. Pacelli said he’s been a consistent blood donor since he was 20 years old. Bloodworks Northwest representatives say they’ve while seen a massive uptick on donations, local hospitals and healthcare centers need consistent donations throughout the year, in and out of times of crises. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell