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Sequim Police arrest two men for alleged inn burglary, theft

Two men were arrested Thursday afternoon for alleged theft and burglary at a Sequim hotel. Sequim Police Officer Stephanie Benes said officers responded to trespassing… Continue reading

 

Clallam prepares for some in-person student instruction

County County reports four new COIVD-19 cases; Jefferson reports none

 

Sequim schools could open in early October

With Clallam County’s overall COVID-19 infection rate decreasing in recent weeks, Sequim school leaders are keeping an eye on opening its school doors to at… Continue reading

 

City of Sequim sets special Saturday meeting to consider changes to appeals process

Sequim City Council to host special meeting Sept. 26 to consider changes to appeals processes.

County health departments preparing for eventual vaccine distribution

Officials want COVID-19 vaccines to be ready by Nov. 1, but doses are not expected until 2021.

Sequim’s Larry and Susie Ormbrek offer leaves from their gunnera plant for people interested in creating their own concrete tables or bird baths using an online guide. They’ll trim the plants for the fall in the coming week or two. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim couple offers leaves for concrete table project

Ormbreks see gunnera grow bigger than expected

Sequim’s Larry and Susie Ormbrek offer leaves from their gunnera plant for people interested in creating their own concrete tables or bird baths using an online guide. They’ll trim the plants for the fall in the coming week or two. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Peninsula stays clear of new COVID-19 cases

Health officials are working with schools on re-opening guidelines; no new COVID-19 reported

Kendall, former CEO of PepsiCo and SHS grad, dies at 99

Donald Kendall learned the value of hard work early, getting up early to milk cows on his family’s dairy farm in Sequim in the 1920s… Continue reading

Sequim Police say after interviews, a 12-year-old admitted to vandalizing the exterior of Helen Haller Elementary and the Sequim School District’s concession stand. However, the child did not admit to vandalism inside one classroom at the school. Photo courtesy of Sequim Police Department

Child faces misdemeanor charges for school vandalism

A 12-year-old could face a misdemeanor charge of malicious mischief for allegedly vandalizing portions of Helen Haller Elementary and the Sequim School District’s concession stand.… Continue reading

Sequim Police say after interviews, a 12-year-old admitted to vandalizing the exterior of Helen Haller Elementary and the Sequim School District’s concession stand. However, the child did not admit to vandalism inside one classroom at the school. Photo courtesy of Sequim Police Department

City secures federal funds for Simdars Interchange project

Stakeholders to ask legislators for full design, construction costs

Community news briefs — Sept. 23, 2020

Bridge closure postponed A Hood Canal Bridge closure previously scheduled for Sept. 17-18, has been canceled, according to the state Department of Transportation. The scheduled… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2020

First Teacher sets series of parent events

A series of First Teacher parent meetings are offered on Zoom at 10 a.m. on most Mondays.

Hearing examiner cancels MAT hearing

Environmental review must be separate under code, he says

Irrigation Festival Royalty, from left, prince Logan Laxson, princess Brii Hingtgen, princess Alicia Pairadee, and queen Lindsey Coffman wave from their float for the first time on Sept. 19 outside 7 Cedars Casino after COVID-19 concerns led organizers to delay the reveal in March. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Irrigation Festival makes 125th year official with kickoff, float reveal

Event keeps streak as most continuous festival in Washington

Irrigation Festival Royalty, from left, prince Logan Laxson, princess Brii Hingtgen, princess Alicia Pairadee, and queen Lindsey Coffman wave from their float for the first time on Sept. 19 outside 7 Cedars Casino after COVID-19 concerns led organizers to delay the reveal in March. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Milestone: Sequim city councilor Smith gets leadership award

Sequim city councilor Dennis Smith gets a leadership award from Association of Washington Cities

OMC Foundation’s Harvest of Hope event going virtual

With health restrictions in place, the popular Harvest of Hope fundraiser is going online.

OPHS provides aid to animals from wildfire-ravaged areas

Olympic Peninsula Humane Society rescued seven dogs and two kittens from California last week.

Police blotter — Sept. 23, 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. Sept. 15… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2020

Port Angeles man arrested on drug charges

Peninsula man arrested on drug charges in Sequim after fleeing police officers in Port Angeles

State Parks set virtual public process Miller Peninsula park planning

Plans to further develop Miller Peninsula State Park are getting revived this fall.