Sequim Gazette Staff

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

Coronavirus cancels more community events, meetings

Seeking to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, more community groups and businesses have amended, postponed or canceled services and events in recent days.… Continue reading

City of Sequim shuts down park playgrounds

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has made its way to Sequim’s playgrounds. City of Sequim officials said on March 20 that it is closing… Continue reading

City of Sequim moves meetings to ‘virtual’ online format

The City of Sequim’s council meetings are going “virtual.” City officials announced on March 19 that upcoming city council meetings will be held in a… Continue reading

Sequim Police: Department will continue to provide essential services

Sequim Police staff will continue essential services during the COVID-19 coronavirus public health issue, department officials said on March 19. ”Officers are on patrol and… Continue reading

Fire District 3 sets parameters in response to COVID-19 outbreak

To help in the efforts to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Fire District 3 officials have closed all staffed stations to public use… Continue reading

Auditor’s office closes to walk-ins

In an effort to limit public contact during the community-wide shutdown during the COVID-19 coronavirus public health issue, the Clallam County Auditor’s Office has closed… Continue reading

Clallam County adds chain gang

Thanks to a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office has added a third chain gang. The outfit will… Continue reading

Gymnastics: Klahhane competitors rack up top spots at Skookum Challenge

Athletes from Klahhane Gymnastics competed in the inaugural Skookum Challenge, held March 7-8 at the Little Creek Events Center in Kamilche, Wa. Klahhane’s Gold Team… Continue reading

Milestone: Sequim GM Merrigan earns governor’s recognition

Nancy Merrigan, general manager of the Quality Inn in Sequim was honored with an Employer of the Year award by the Washington’s Governor’s Committee on… Continue reading

Milestone: Ulin receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Bracey Ulin, a registered nurse (RN) at Olympic Medical Cancer Center, was recently honored with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Created by the DAISY… Continue reading

Police blotter — March 18, 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 10… Continue reading

Sequim Museum & Arts open by appointment

Sequim Museum & Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave., will be open to the public by appointment. Call the office phone at 360-681-2257 to set up… Continue reading