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Health officer: Clallam nearing most criteria for Phase 2 reopening

Increased manufacturing and new home construction will be recommended today for early phase-in when Jefferson County leaders meet to discuss a slow reopening of the… Continue reading

Bike group cancels 2020 Tour de Lavender

The 2019 novel coronavirus has forced the cancellation of another civic celebration: the annual ride through Sequim’s heralded lavender fields. Organizers of the Tour de… Continue reading

This August, the Sequim Valley Airport in the Carlsborg area would have hosted the Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire and Fly-In for the eighth year. However, organizers cancelled this year’s event due to concerns about obtaining enough sponsors to make it viable, so they’ve postponed it to 2021. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash

Air Affaire organizers cancel 2020 event, plan return in 2021

Balloonist concerned about future flights

This August, the Sequim Valley Airport in the Carlsborg area would have hosted the Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire and Fly-In for the eighth year. However, organizers cancelled this year’s event due to concerns about obtaining enough sponsors to make it viable, so they’ve postponed it to 2021. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash

Legislators urge Clallam County be added to Phase 2 list

The three state legislators representing District 24 want to see Clallam County added to the list of those that can apply for an earlier roll-out… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2020

Adopt a Sequim High Senior project continues in wake of COVID-19

Graduates-to-be hopeful for celebration

Candidate filing week set for May 11-15

The five-day candidate filing period for state and local elected offices is nearly underway. Candidate filing will be open for five days — May 11-15… Continue reading

Applications for businesses to apply for the City of Sequim’s new COVID-19 Small Business Rapid Relief Program goes through May 15. Up to $250,000 is available to support businesses in city limits. Sequim Gazette file photo

City, chamber partner for $250K Small Business Relief Program

New effort runs parallel to chamber’s fund

Applications for businesses to apply for the City of Sequim’s new COVID-19 Small Business Rapid Relief Program goes through May 15. Up to $250,000 is available to support businesses in city limits. Sequim Gazette file photo

Donation Drop-off Center closes

The Donation Drop-off Center to support the COVID-19 pandemic response at Greywolf Elementary School has closed. City representatives said donations had slowed to the point… Continue reading

Larry Grant, a maintenance worker and driver for Suncrest Village Retirement Community, helps load the bus for residents who signed up for items from the Sequim Food Bank. Grant said they sign up and he returns to pick up their food every two weeks. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Food Bank expands distribution options

Families eligible for meal bags on weekends

Larry Grant, a maintenance worker and driver for Suncrest Village Retirement Community, helps load the bus for residents who signed up for items from the Sequim Food Bank. Grant said they sign up and he returns to pick up their food every two weeks. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Free forum to focus on substance use disorders, treatment

The next free WOW! Working on Wellness forum is set for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, featured on KSQM 91.5 FM. Featured speaker Dr.… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2020

Peninsula Housing Authority executive director Kassinger to retire April 30

The Peninsula Housing Authority has new leadership. The organization’s board of commissioners announced early last month that after 14 years with the agency executive director… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Caps and gowns to go for Sequim High grads-to-be

A kind of graduation parade unlike any other for Sequim High, staff and school boosters gave some cheer to the SHS Class of 2020 as… Continue reading

Police blotter — May 6, 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. April 28… Continue reading

Port Townsend man accused of beating Sequim woman, held on $500K bail

A Port Townsend man who is a suspect in two assaults — one allegedly involving brass knuckles and the other a handgun — was scheduled… Continue reading

Suspected burglary apprehended at park office near Sequim

A burglary was interrupted and suspect arrested in the early morning hours of May 5 at the Washington State Parks building at the intersection of… Continue reading

Logan Laxson loads a car with rolls on May 2 as part of a team of youths that volunteer at the Sequim Food Bank on Saturdays. That day would have been the second day of the Sequim Irrigation Festival, which Laxson serves on as a prince for the royalty court. “It’s rough not to have a festival, but it could be worse,” he said. “I’ll get a festival in October.” Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Teens continue keep Sequim Food Bank’s Saturday tradition going

Volunteers say they like sense of community, helping out

Logan Laxson loads a car with rolls on May 2 as part of a team of youths that volunteer at the Sequim Food Bank on Saturdays. That day would have been the second day of the Sequim Irrigation Festival, which Laxson serves on as a prince for the royalty court. “It’s rough not to have a festival, but it could be worse,” he said. “I’ll get a festival in October.” Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Kilmer talks economic impact, solutions during pandemic

Federal lawmakers have been busy in recent days and weeks with a spate of bills aimed at carrying individuals and businesses through what U.S. Representative… Continue reading

Gov. Jay Inslee talks with members of the media at the Governor’s mansion in Olympia in February 2018. Inslee said Washington state residents can expect to be dealing with the 2019 novel coronavirus for several months until a vaccine can be developed and widely distributed. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Gov. Inslee aims for cautious reopening

Gov. Jay Inslee said it is essential that residents continue to adhere to COVID-19 precautions even as the state slowly reopens recreation and businesses, adding… Continue reading

Gov. Jay Inslee talks with members of the media at the Governor’s mansion in Olympia in February 2018. Inslee said Washington state residents can expect to be dealing with the 2019 novel coronavirus for several months until a vaccine can be developed and widely distributed. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Peninsula COVID-19 cases up to 46 as health officials working on second phase of virus response

The North Olympic Peninsula’s number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by one Clallam County resident Thursday, April 30, bringing the total number on the… Continue reading