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Sen. Murray calls for more testing, small businesses, healthcare

As Sen. Patty Murray sees it, a nation stymied by the COVID-19 pandemic shouldn’t have to choose between improving public health and re-opening the economy.… Continue reading

Sequim High considering ‘drive-in’ for 2020 graduation

Caps and gowns … on wheels? With statewide limits on large gatherings still in place, Sequim School District officials along with students, staff and administrators… Continue reading

Sequim police say call load down during COVID-19

Since protocols went into place due to the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, Sequim Police officers report their call loads and infractions have gone down in… Continue reading

Sequim High School agriculture teachers, from left, Bill McFarlen, Lynette Jenné, and Steve Mahitka, along with Emily Westcott, flower basket coordinator, stand in the City of Sequim’s greenhouse where more than 130 flower baskets await going on Washington Street on June 1. Basket sponsorship supports the high school’s plant sale and the downtown Christmas lights program. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

SHS students, staff finish flower baskets despite school closure

Sponsors sought to support plant sale, Christmas lights programs

Sequim High School agriculture teachers, from left, Bill McFarlen, Lynette Jenné, and Steve Mahitka, along with Emily Westcott, flower basket coordinator, stand in the City of Sequim’s greenhouse where more than 130 flower baskets await going on Washington Street on June 1. Basket sponsorship supports the high school’s plant sale and the downtown Christmas lights program. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Soroptimist group seeks applicants for annual Vocational-Technical Award

Soroptimist International of Sequim is accepting applications for its annual Vocational-Technical Award. This $1,500 award will be presented to a female student enrolled in a… Continue reading

Subdued remembrances on Memorial Day

Deidre Magner, longtime groundskeeper for Sequim View Cemetery, raises the flag at the cemetery on Memorial Day just before noon. Flags at local cemeteries were… Continue reading

Nurses at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, from left, Lynda Lyons, CNA; A.J. Henning, CNA; and Jo Talbot, RN; show masks and gowns made by members of Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club. In total, club members made more than 4,500 face masks for community health workers. Photo courtesy of Avamere/Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt club makes more than 4,500 face masks for health workers

Many hands may make light work, and with the right hands they can make quality stitch work. In the past two months, members of the… Continue reading

Nurses at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, from left, Lynda Lyons, CNA; A.J. Henning, CNA; and Jo Talbot, RN; show masks and gowns made by members of Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club. In total, club members made more than 4,500 face masks for community health workers. Photo courtesy of Avamere/Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club

Will Coho ferry service be stalled for the rest of the year?

Black Ball Ferry Line’s Coho ferry could be shut down through December and might not be back in service until spring 2021, severely jeopardizing the… Continue reading

Peninsula counties planning for Phase 2

Jefferson County hair and nail salons are expected to open this week to pre-existing customers by appointment as the county begins Phase 2 of Gov.… Continue reading

VHOCC to host online volunteer orientation

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County (VHOCC) has shifted its orientations for volunteers online. VHOCC, a local nonprofit that serves communities from Joyce to Diamond Point,… Continue reading

Clallam officials working on plan as coronavirus count stays at 25

The Jefferson County Board of Health unanimously approved the county health officer’s recommendations for a modified Phase 2, and the county commissioners will consider them… Continue reading

Members of Save Our Sequim, including chairman Jodi Wilke, seen here at a rally in October 2019, and Jon Gibson, owner of Parkwood Manufactured Housing Community seek to halt the application for the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facility from moving forward with a May lawsuit through Clallam County Superior Court. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Lawsuit against City of Sequim looks to halt MAT

Save Our Sequim, Parkwood owner file jointly in Clallam Superior Court

Members of Save Our Sequim, including chairman Jodi Wilke, seen here at a rally in October 2019, and Jon Gibson, owner of Parkwood Manufactured Housing Community seek to halt the application for the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facility from moving forward with a May lawsuit through Clallam County Superior Court. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Phased reopening of Olympic Peninsula in the works

Health officials were planning Wednesday for the phased reopening of the North Olympic Peninsula as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region remained… Continue reading

City approves tribe’s MAT clinic application

Appeals accepted on decision through June 5

Community news briefs — May 20, 2020

‘Coffee with Mayor’ to air on KSQM The City of Sequim has partnered with KSQM FM radio to host a live call-in session of Coffee… Continue reading

Groups form fund to help local farmers

A multi-agency effort is looking to help local farmers through the 2019 novel coronavirus issue — and provide a boost to local food banks as… Continue reading

Local nonprofit Mosaic is delivering services to home-bound participants

Normally a hub of various activities, from classes and field trips to dances and more, Clallam Mosaic is getting a bit of an organizational overhaul.… Continue reading

On May 1, Sequim First Federal branch managers, Lorie Fazio, Sequim Village Marketplace, left, and Anna Ellison, Sequim Avenue, right, donated $10,000 to the Sequim Food Bank with Executive Director Andra Smith accepting the funds. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Milestone: Sequim First Federal branches unite to support Food Bank

Sequim’s First Federal branches united in recent weeks to donate $10,000 to the Sequim Food Bank, 144 W. Alder St. Anna Ellison, branch manager for… Continue reading

On May 1, Sequim First Federal branch managers, Lorie Fazio, Sequim Village Marketplace, left, and Anna Ellison, Sequim Avenue, right, donated $10,000 to the Sequim Food Bank with Executive Director Andra Smith accepting the funds. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

NOLS board picks Glaude as next director

Noah Glaude, assistant director for the North Olympic Library System since May 2016, is the organization’s new top administrator. Glaude was appointed executive director by… Continue reading