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‘Tea with Cops’ Zoom talk set for July 29

Clallam Mosaic and Clallam County Parent to Parent are continuing their free virtual series “Bridges to Communication.” The first of three upcoming 30-minute sessions, “Tea… Continue reading

 

Charisse Deschenes will remain as Sequim interim city manager until a permanent city manager is hired tentatively this fall. Photo courtesy City of Sequim

City council extends interim city manager contract

Deschenes in role until permanent hire in place

 

Clallam County health department announces upgrade to shellfish harvesting

The Strait of Juan de Fuca from Dungeness Spit east to Discovery Bay/Jefferson County line is now open to all species for shellfish harvesting, while… Continue reading

 

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Clallam sheriff’s office, jail earn accreditation

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office in May received WASPC (Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs) Accreditation for both the Jail and Operations/Administration. Official recognition… Continue reading

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Community News Briefs — July 28, 2021

Burn ban extended to unincorporated Clallam County Because of reduced moisture levels, low humidity and warmer weather, combined with the reduced availability of fire-fighting resources,… Continue reading

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Donation drive starts for Sequim’s Back to School Fair

The School Supply Drive for the annual Sequim Back to School Fair is underway. The Kiwanis Club of Sequim-Dungeness has placed collection bins around town,… Continue reading

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Holiday Inn owner retains hotel in bankruptcy case

After nearly a year in court, Bret Wirta, owner of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1441 E. Washington St., has a court-approved plan to… Continue reading

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Newcomers group sets annual picnic for Aug. 3

The Olympic Peninsula Newcomers’ Club announced that their annual picnic is set for 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Salt Creek County Park,… Continue reading

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PHOTO: Decades of service

Clallam County Chief Corrections Deputy Wendy Peterson, center, speaks at a retirement ceremony on July 20, honoring her for 37 years of service with the… Continue reading

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Sequim Police Blotter

Police Blotter — July 28, 2021

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of Sequim and in unincorporated Clallam County in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. July 20… Continue reading

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Sequim grad pursues career editing at Dark Horse Comics

There’s a magic only found in comic books, Sequim’s Jenny Blenk has discovered. “(It’s a) magical combination of communication methods, with so much power and… Continue reading

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Severed power, cable lines leads to outages in Sequim

WSDOT meets with utilities companies to prevent future issues

State adds job; unemployment steady at 5.2 percent

Washington state’s economy added 24,100 jobs in June and the state’s preliminary seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate stayed constant 5.2 percent from May to June,… Continue reading

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VHOCC offers orientations for new volunteers

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County offers monthly orientations for those interested in learning more about or volunteering with the organization. June sessions are scheduled for… Continue reading

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Brush fire burns five acres east of Sequim

Local firefighters fought and extinguished a brush fire between Sherburne Road and Cliff Robinson Lane on Tuesday afternoon. The reported 5.1-acre fire was called in… Continue reading

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Politics plays role in ‘nonpartisan’ races

Conservative Sequim group in forefront

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OPAS raises funds to save swans, bury power lines

By almost any measurable, the trumpeter swan is impressive. The heaviest and longest native bird of North America, it dons grey plumage in its youth… Continue reading

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Berry named health officer for both Clallam, Jefferson counties

Dr. Allison Berry is now the public health officer for both Clallam and Jefferson counties. Former Jefferson County Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke will continue… Continue reading

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PUD announces water alert for peninsula communities

Public Utility District (PUD) No. 1 of Clallam County is requesting that water utility customers in the Carlsborg, Evergreen, Fairview and Panoramic Heights water systems… Continue reading