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Middle school vaccinations expected by June

North Olympic Peninsula health officers are preparing for the authorization by summer of 12- to 15-year-olds to have Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The U.S. Food and… Continue reading

Port Townsend man gets 96 months in prison for Sequim-area assaults

Port Townsend resident William T. Leoso on April 22 pled guilty in Clallam County Superior Court to four counts of Assault 2 with a Deadly… Continue reading

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Chuck rock takes rare trip to Sequim

Yellow-bellied marmot spotted for third time in Western Washington

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Clallam candidate filing period set for May 17-21

The candidate filing period for Clallam County local elected offices will be open for five days from May 17–21. Clallam County Auditor’s Office officials are… Continue reading

Clallam’s flood insurance maps being updated by FEMA

The City of Sequim and Clallam County offer Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) updates with two informational workshops. • Clallam… Continue reading

Community news briefs — May 5, 2021

Free screening, discussion explores historical trauma Historical trauma is the focus of a Peninsula College event sponsored by Studium Generale, Magic of Cinema, The Center… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2021
The Sequim Irrigation Festival’s royalty for 2021 (from left, princess Sydney VanProyen, queen Hannah Hampton, and princesses Allie Gale and Zoee Kuperus) will travel through Sequim on May 8 for the Grand Parade/Procession at 5 p.m. View it online or in-person, with the route to be revealed online at irrigationfestival.com on May 7. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Irrigation Festival hosts in-person, virtual events Saturday

Streak continues for most consecutive event in 126th year

The Sequim Irrigation Festival’s royalty for 2021 (from left, princess Sydney VanProyen, queen Hannah Hampton, and princesses Allie Gale and Zoee Kuperus) will travel through Sequim on May 8 for the Grand Parade/Procession at 5 p.m. View it online or in-person, with the route to be revealed online at irrigationfestival.com on May 7. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Legislators end session with record-level tax increases, spending

This year’s 105-day regular session of the legislature officially ended Sunday, April 25, with adjournment coming after a final round of votes to adopt changes… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2021
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Missing ‘Pumpkin’ reunited with owners after 8 months

Diligent Sequim residents help with cat hunt

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New funding can help residents pay rent, utilities

Serenity House has received new funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to prevent evictions throughout Clallam County, the organization announced last week. Funds… Continue reading

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OMC’s Swanson picked for Chief Nursing Officer

Vickie Swanson is Olympic Medical Center’s Chief Nursing Officer, OMC officials announced last week. A registered nurse since 1986 who has held various roles over… Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Farmers, artisans market is open for the season

Emma Jane (“EJ”) Garcia, market manager for the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market, opens the season with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on May 1. The… Continue reading

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Police Blotter — May 5, 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. April 27… Continue reading

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Sequim announces new round of tourism sustainability grants

The Sequim City Council recently approved the use of $50,000 of the City of Sequim Lodging Tax Funds for a new round of Tourism Sustainability… Continue reading

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Sequim loses its superfan: Myron Teterud, community and local sports fanatic, dies at 81

Sequim’s own superfan has passed. Myron Teterud, a decades-long supporter of community activities — and in particular local sports — died on April 29, having… Continue reading

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Grinnell, tribal peace maker, honored

Kurt Frederick Grinnell, his memory honored last week with an American flag lowered in mourning over the U.S. Capitol, was remembered Saturday by hundreds as… Continue reading

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Truck strikes home on Woodcock Road

Only minor injuries were reported in a Friday morning incident that saw a truck leave the roadway and strike a Sequim residence. Deputies from the… Continue reading

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Colin Baenziger of Colin Baenziger Associates out of Daytona Beach Shores, Fla. speaks with Sequim city councilors on Friday, April 30 in a virtual meeting about his process for helping the city choose its next city manager. Tentatively candidates could be selected by August for interviews. Photo: Screen capture

Sequim chooses city manager search firm

Agency helped bring former leader Bush to area

Colin Baenziger of Colin Baenziger Associates out of Daytona Beach Shores, Fla. speaks with Sequim city councilors on Friday, April 30 in a virtual meeting about his process for helping the city choose its next city manager. Tentatively candidates could be selected by August for interviews. Photo: Screen capture
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Nearly 100 COVID cases tied to gatherings

Three Clallam County gatherings have sparked several outbreaks and are believed to be the source of almost all new COVID-19 cases in Clallam County since… Continue reading

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OPHS purchases property for ‘Kitty City’

Some of the Olympic Peninsula furry friends are getting new digs in Sequim. Officials with the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society announced last week the acquisition… Continue reading