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Officials concerned about increased travel from out of county

After a weekend of good weather with packed parks and trails, officials are concerned about a possible rise in the number of cases on the… Continue reading

More help requested in Clallam County to fight COVID-19

Clallam County needs more staff to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Officer Dr. Allison Unthank told the county Board of Health on Tuesday. Meanwhile,… Continue reading

Gary Meyer and Josh Henning, crew members from the City of Sequim’s Public Works Department, install a Bigbelly automated trash and recycling station at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza. Photo courtesy of City of Sequim

City of Sequim installs new high-tech trash/recycling stations

Smart phones, smart cars … and now, smart trash? The City of Sequim recently installed two Bigbelly automated trash and recycling stations — compacting trash… Continue reading

Gary Meyer and Josh Henning, crew members from the City of Sequim’s Public Works Department, install a Bigbelly automated trash and recycling station at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza. Photo courtesy of City of Sequim
Local nonprofits that bring in tourists like the Sequim Irrigation Festival for events like its Strongman Competition, seen here in 2016, can apply for a new grant to help with some expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic through the City of Sequim. Applications end June 1. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell
Local nonprofits that bring in tourists like the Sequim Irrigation Festival for events like its Strongman Competition, seen here in 2016, can apply for a new grant to help with some expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic through the City of Sequim. Applications end June 1. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Clallam County Fair seeking Farm Family of the Year nominations

Organizers of the 2020 Clallam County Fair are seeking nominations for the 2020 Farm Family of the Year. The award honors a Clallam County Farm… Continue reading

Clallam County physicians offer grants, scholarships

Clallam County Physicians Community Benefit Fund is accepting applications for academic scholarships in medically-related fields and medically-related community grants to be awarded in 2020-2021. The… Continue reading

Culvert work to disrupt US Highway 101 traffic

$30.6 million project to improve fish passage

Fire District 3 adds six firefighters to roll call

All new hires born or raised on Olympic Peninsula

Free library hotspots available

More Wi-Fi hotspots are available at public libraries throughout Clallam County. The Forks Library parking lot at 171 S. Forks Ave. is one of 15… Continue reading

Garden club gives boost to Sequim High FFA

Seeking to cultivate in youths more interest in farming, horticulture, plants, landscape design and conservation, the Sequim Prairie Garden Club recently donated $1,000 to the… Continue reading

Irrigation Festival Grand Marshal marks festival with mini parade

A pandemic has interrupted Washington state’s longest-running community festival, but that didn’t stop its Grand Marshal from a bit of tongue-in-cheek pageantry this past weekend.… Continue reading

Local law enforcement seeing rise in overdoses

A culmination of several factors, many of them related to the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, are suspected driving forces behind a boom in heroin overdoses… Continue reading

PHOTO: Prime perch

Contributor John Anzalotti captured this scene in the Sunland neighborhood on May 3.… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2020

Police blotter — May 13, 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. May 5… Continue reading

Sequim School Board approves recommended staff cuts for 2020-2021 school year

Despite a somewhat more positive financial picture than in previous weeks, an expected decline in enrollment, and the unsure status of several funding sources for… Continue reading

Governor names Clallam Superior Court judge

Simon Barnhart to take bench June 1

Milestone: Staff at Clallam Bay, Olympic Corrections centers win agency awards

Five employees at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center (CBCC) and eight at the Olympic Corrections Center (OCC) have won Department of Corrections Annual Agency Awards.… Continue reading

Konnor Parrish, an intern with Swinerton construction, moves wall reinforcing steel at the construction site of the new hotel at 7 Cedars Resort Casino Hotel in June 2019. Plans to hold a soft opening for 7 Cedars Casino’s new hotel set for this spring have been postponed. File photo by Jesse Major/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Jamestown’s new resort’s soft opening moved to August

7 Cedars Casino remains closed

Konnor Parrish, an intern with Swinerton construction, moves wall reinforcing steel at the construction site of the new hotel at 7 Cedars Resort Casino Hotel in June 2019. Plans to hold a soft opening for 7 Cedars Casino’s new hotel set for this spring have been postponed. File photo by Jesse Major/Olympic Peninsula News Group

No new COVID-19 cases reported on peninsula over weekend

Jefferson County commissioners are expected to discuss today how a positive case reported Friday night might affect the county’s application to the state for a… Continue reading

Officials looking at future for COVID-19 opening

While Jefferson County officials are discussing which portions of Phase 2 could be implemented early, Clallam County officials also are preparing for the eventual of… Continue reading