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Volunteer EMT calls it a career at 43 years

Crecelius is Fire District 3’s longest tenured volunteer, former chief says

Clallam, Jefferson counties join Phase 2, reopen some businesses

Dogs were freshly groomed, people dined in and tables were spread apart as many business owners breathed a sigh of relief on June 1. Some… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2020
Faern Tait of Port Angeles shows off Valentina, a 10-year-old alpaca, at the 2019 Clallam County Fair. Officials have cancelled the 2020 fair with Clallam County not likely able to host large gatherings by mid-August. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Clallam County Fair cancelled for 2020

The livestock displays, rodeo, carnival, scones and more will have to wait until 2021. The 2020 Clallam County Fair, set to be the 101st iteration… Continue reading

Faern Tait of Port Angeles shows off Valentina, a 10-year-old alpaca, at the 2019 Clallam County Fair. Officials have cancelled the 2020 fair with Clallam County not likely able to host large gatherings by mid-August. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Sound Publishing offers grants to advertisers

Sound Publishing is launching a new program to help local companies spread the news that they’re open for business. Sound — which owns Sequim Gazette,… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2020

Expect delays along US Highway 101 near Sequim for repairs

Maintenance crews for the Washington State Department of Transportation look to take advantage of warm, dry conditions to conduct pavement repairs along US 101 near… Continue reading

State gives Clallam County approval for Phase 2

Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman has approved Clallam County’s request for a variance to move from Phase 1 to Phase 2 under the… Continue reading

Clallam County approves Phase 2 plan

Clallam County has approved a request to move into the next phase of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan. The county Board of Health and three… Continue reading

Clallam County now on short list for Phase 2

Clallam County can apply to enter Phase 2 of Gov. Jay Inslee’s four-phase COVID-19 reopening plan but does not meet all of the criteria announced… Continue reading

Sequim High School Class of 2020 scholarship recipients

Congratulations to Sequim High School’s Class of 2020! https://issuu.com/sequimgazette/docs/shs_class_of_2020_scholarship_awards_presentation Click on the link above to read about Sequim High’s scholarship recipients, Honor Society, top 10… Continue reading

  • May 27, 2020

7 Cedars Casino to reopen June 1

7 Cedars Casino has announced it will reopen Monday, June 1, with 50 percent capacity, a new refurbished facility and smoke-free areas. The casino has… Continue reading

Boy Scouts find COVID-19 work-arounds online

“Be prepared.” Is there a better motto to face a worldwide health crisis? To help keep their young scouts active and on track with learning… Continue reading

DCC founder Smith dies at 73

Perhaps a bit uncomfortable with the spotlight — and, by many accounts, ill at ease with the management of a large congregation — Neil Smith… Continue reading

Ian Thill stands near his Eagle Scout project last year where he restored a shed and installed a bench in Pioneer Memorial Park. Sequim Gazette file photo by Conor Dowley

Eagle Scout’s bench stolen from Memorial Park

Sequim Police are investigating a missing part of a stone bench from the Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., built by Ian Thill for… Continue reading

Ian Thill stands near his Eagle Scout project last year where he restored a shed and installed a bench in Pioneer Memorial Park. Sequim Gazette file photo by Conor Dowley

Emergency food, shelter funds available through federal grant

Clallam County was recently awarded a little more than $95,000 federal funds to help supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. Under the… Continue reading

Habitat Clallam sets summer building class

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County is hosting a seven-week class designed for young adults to learn the skills necessary for a career in residential… Continue reading

Lewis leaving OMC for new post

After pledging to leave May 1 but instead answering the call of COVID-19 duty, Eric Lewis is moving on from the top job at Olympic… Continue reading

Cherie “Cher” Estes, 69, served as a nurse at Olympic Medical Center for 32 years and with Assured Hospice of Clallam and Jefferson County for more than two years prior to her death. She was so dedicated to patients, she visited one 12 days before her death. Submitted photo

Nurse remembered for dedication, love of family and patients

Assured Hospice’s foundation helps with Estes’ care

Cherie “Cher” Estes, 69, served as a nurse at Olympic Medical Center for 32 years and with Assured Hospice of Clallam and Jefferson County for more than two years prior to her death. She was so dedicated to patients, she visited one 12 days before her death. Submitted photo

Police blotter — May 27, 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 19… Continue reading

Potatoes, onions distributed for free in Port Angeles, Forks

Thousands of pounds of potatoes and onions were given away in Port Angeles and Forks on May 23, with more such distributions likely in the… Continue reading

  • May 27, 2020