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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

Local officials: Reopening should be taken slowly

North Olympic Peninsula health officials endorsed the reopening of certain outdoor activities Tuesday as one new COVID-19 case in the two counties was confirmed. A… Continue reading

Albert Haller Foundation boosts United Way, area food banks

As one familiar with a struggle through sometimes difficult economic conditions, Albert Haller was keen to make sure Sequim-area residents got a helping hand from… Continue reading

Students march to commencement ceremonies on the Port Angeles campus of Peninsula College in 2017. File photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Peninsula College reschedules commencement ceremony for August

The Peninsula College commencement ceremony for 2020 has been postponed from June 20 to Aug. 22. “Commencement is one of the most cherished moments in… Continue reading

Students march to commencement ceremonies on the Port Angeles campus of Peninsula College in 2017. File photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Agencies talk coronavirus impact on utilities, customers

Shut-offs postponed, relief programs continue

A group of about a dozen people against the state’s stay-at-home directives to combat spread of COVID-19 wave signs and flags at a gathering on Thursday, April 23, at Veteran’s Park in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Clallam County sees more cases of COVID-19

Health officials on the North Olympic Peninsula are ramping up testing for the new coronavirus in Clallam and Jefferson counties as the state increases its… Continue reading

A group of about a dozen people against the state’s stay-at-home directives to combat spread of COVID-19 wave signs and flags at a gathering on Thursday, April 23, at Veteran’s Park in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Community news briefs — April 29, 2020

Writers group nixes May meeting The local Christian writers group has canceled its May meeting in light of restrictions concerning group gatherings. The group’s next… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2020

Facebook group looks to “adopt” and support Sequim 12th graders

They’ve worked hard, kept their grades up, served the community, lettered in sports, set up scholarships and future careers, and planned to celebrate the end… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center selects Cannon for CFO role

Lorraine Cannon has joined Olympic Medical Center as the organization’s new chief financial officer (CFO) on April 20. Cannon will serve as internal auditor and… Continue reading

Peninsula sheriffs support association’s stay-at-home statement

‘We need to trust, engage and empower Washingtonians’

Police blotter — April 29, 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 21… Continue reading

School board considering $2M in budget cuts

The projected cuts aren’t as severe, but Sequim schools superintendent Dr. Rob Clark anticipates having to cut about $2 million from the school district’s approximate… Continue reading

Shelley Jefferson, assistant principal for Helen Haller Elementary, adds seasoning to a soup on April 21 for local apartment complexes. The program provides soup four nights a week to four apartment complexes. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

School staff serves soup for Sequim apartment complexes

Staff, churches help cook, deliver four nights a week

Shelley Jefferson, assistant principal for Helen Haller Elementary, adds seasoning to a soup on April 21 for local apartment complexes. The program provides soup four nights a week to four apartment complexes. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Two new members, Sarah Kincaid and Michael “Mike” Pence, were chosen for vacant seats on the Sequim City Council on April 27. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim city council selects two new members

Kincaid, Pence replace Miller and States

Two new members, Sarah Kincaid and Michael “Mike” Pence, were chosen for vacant seats on the Sequim City Council on April 27. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
This time of year, flamingos are seen around Sequim as a fundraiser for the high school’s graduating class’ safe and sober party. However, due to COVID-19 limitations and other fundraisers being shut down, class party organizers seek continued support to honor the class of 2020. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim graduation conversations continue

Safe and Sober Party seeks support for 12th graders

This time of year, flamingos are seen around Sequim as a fundraiser for the high school’s graduating class’ safe and sober party. However, due to COVID-19 limitations and other fundraisers being shut down, class party organizers seek continued support to honor the class of 2020. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Suspects arrested for allegedly stealing credit cards

Two suspects have been arrested for allegedly using stolen credit cards to purchase more than $2,600 in gift cards, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said.… Continue reading

Prison inmates to be freed

Twenty convicted of crimes on Peninsula to be released