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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

 

Clallam County OKs certain employees working from home

Leave program enacted in light of virus outbreak

 

The City of Sequim plans to begin paving West Fir Street on March 31, depending on weather. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City of Sequim to start paving West Fir Street on March 31

The City of Sequim is expecting to begin asphalt paving on West Fir Street starting Tuesday, March 31, depending on weather. The paving project is… Continue reading

 

Two more COVID-19 cases confirmed on Peninsula

One in Clallam County, one in Jefferson County

WSDOT offers notices for coronavirus changes

The Washington Department of Transportation has made several announcements in response to the current COVID-19 emergency. According to a press release, Washington State Ferries will… Continue reading

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

Railroad Bridge Park closes

Nature isn’t closed exactly, but one of the premier spots in Sequim is off limits for now. Facilities at Railroad Bridge Park, including the parking… Continue reading

City, state parks close to help stop spread of coronavirus

From city and county parks to all state parks and state-owned land, much of Washington state’s open public land is off limits. In response to… Continue reading

Peninsula restaurants offer takeout, delivery options

Inslee’s COVID-19 mandate forces dining room closures

Fifth Clallam COVID-19 case confirmed

A fifth Clallam County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The man, in his 50s, is in isolation at home for 14 days and is… Continue reading

COVID-19 test kits arrive; one more case on Peninsula

Virus expected to last for roughly three months

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

At left, Bailey Stein, 11, Brooklyn Fatherson, almost 11, provide some chalk-fueled cheer on East Fir Street on March 20. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Chalk it up to cheerfulness

At left, Bailey Stein, 11, Brooklyn Fatherson, almost 11, provide some chalk-fueled cheer on East Fir Street on March 20. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael… Continue reading

At left, Bailey Stein, 11, Brooklyn Fatherson, almost 11, provide some chalk-fueled cheer on East Fir Street on March 20. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Clallam County commissioners host meetings online

Clallam County commissioners are encouraging the public to view their meetings online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioners conduct work sessions and business meetings… Continue reading

Community news briefs – March 25, 2020

Federal tax payment deadline extended The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced last week that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2020

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over proposed lodging place at Sequim Bay

Suit was filed against county’s community development director

Janice Orth gathers some bread for a visitor of the Sequim Food Bank as fellow volunteer Steve Allen helps her load items in the back of the vehicle on March 20. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Food Bank serves Sequim through first week of drive-thru

Sequim Food Bank, 144 W. Alder St., made the shift to a drive-thru for visitors last week because of concerns about exposure to the coronavirus.… Continue reading

Janice Orth gathers some bread for a visitor of the Sequim Food Bank as fellow volunteer Steve Allen helps her load items in the back of the vehicle on March 20. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

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

Landlord Dick McNish told renters for Sequim Village Shopping Center that he is forgiving rent for the month of April in light of the limitations the coronavirus has put on local retailers. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Landlord gives free April rent to 22 businesses to help during pandemic

One landlord is giving some rent help to a large group of businesses as coronavirus regulations and fears grow across the state. Dick McNish, owner… Continue reading

Landlord Dick McNish told renters for Sequim Village Shopping Center that he is forgiving rent for the month of April in light of the limitations the coronavirus has put on local retailers. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

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