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Voting underway in 2021 primary election

Voting in Clallam County’s 2021 primary election is underway with more than 54,000 ballots mailed to eligible registered county voters, election officials said last week.… Continue reading

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Health officer recommends wearing masks indoor

Health officials are recommending a return to wearing masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Dr. Allison Berry, health officer for both Clallam and Jefferson counties,… Continue reading

Hall: QAnon a ‘hoax’

Donnie Hall, an organizer of the Sequim-based Independent Advisory Association, said he has changed his mind about QAnon, the right-wing conspiracy theory movement. After calling… Continue reading

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Poker run to help peninsula woman with cancer treatment costs

A poker run is scheduled for Sunday, July 25, to help Nancy Merrigan of Port Angeles with medical costs due to her battle with a… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2021
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Cause remains unknown for Olympic Ambulance fire

Olympic Ambulance representatives say there’s been no disruption in services after a fire burned two ambulances and a carport last week. Around 2 a.m. July… Continue reading

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City councilors meet for first time as group, set goals

For this Sequim City Council’s first time, all seven city councilors got to meet face-to-face. City councilors met on July 20 in the Guy Cole… Continue reading

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Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Bill Nichols, left, talks about a proposed mental health court program accompanied by District Court Judge Dave Neupert on July 13 at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Clallam County mental health court favored

Clallam County officials are moving forward with establishing the 16th mental health court in the state of Washington by Dec. 31. Backed by a courthouse… Continue reading

Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney Bill Nichols, left, talks about a proposed mental health court program accompanied by District Court Judge Dave Neupert on July 13 at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Community news briefs — July 21, 2021

Clallam County health sets downgrade to shellfish harvesting Discovery Bay is closed to all species for recreational shellfish harvesting, county officials said on July 14.… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2021
A schematic details the Rivers Edge setback levee, construction of which is in progress and expected to finish in September. Map courtesy of Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

Levee setback looks to provide flood protection, protect salmon

A 1960s-era levee on the Dungeness River is in the process of being replaced. Representatives with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe detailed the construction of a… Continue reading

A schematic details the Rivers Edge setback levee, construction of which is in progress and expected to finish in September. Map courtesy of Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
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Olympic Medical Center cardiology team adds physician to staff

Dr. Ranjini Krishnan has joined the Olympic Medical Heart Center cardiology team, Olympic Medical Center officials annpunced last week. Krishnan joins OMC with more 20… Continue reading

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Perseverance in purple: Sequim’s Lavender Weekend sees strong crowds

“This is our first time on the Olympic Peninsula,” said one Seattle couple at Fleurish Lavender of Lost Mountain. “We make an annual pilgrimage to… Continue reading

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Police Blotter — July 21, 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. July 13… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2021
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Strait Shot adding third Bainbridge trip

Clallam Transit plans to make it easier for people to take the bus, even if they live in Forks and Neah Bay. The public transportation… Continue reading

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Veterans group seeking donations for Sequim-area group home

A nonprofit serving the homeless veterans living in Clallam and Jefferson counties, is looking to create a group home for aging veterans in Sequim. The… Continue reading

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Snowpack depleted in Olympics: No water shortage now, but situation could change

The snow has melted from the Olympic Mountains. That’s normal for this time of year, but officials are starting to eye water conservation where possible… Continue reading

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Clallam County man in 70s dies of COVID-19

A Clallam County man in his 70s has died from COVID-19 after he had been hospitalized due to complications from the virus, a health official… Continue reading

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Weiling Tu of San Francisco cuts lavender with her daughters Josephine, 14, and Kelly Anne, 12, last week at Purple Haze Lavender Farm. Weiling said they were on a road trip to the Olympic National Park and wanted to see a lavender farm. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim Lavender Weekend arrives

Many farms bring back extras following 2020 provisions

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Weiling Tu of San Francisco cuts lavender with her daughters Josephine, 14, and Kelly Anne, 12, last week at Purple Haze Lavender Farm. Weiling said they were on a road trip to the Olympic National Park and wanted to see a lavender farm. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Firefighters on July 14 access a home on the 1000 block of West Palo Verde Loop to make sure a fire is extinguished. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Firefighters stop fire in a Sequim home’s bathroom

Clallam County Fire District 3 contained a house fire to one room on Wednesday morning near West Spruce Street. Firefighters responded at 9:51 a.m. on… Continue reading

Firefighters on July 14 access a home on the 1000 block of West Palo Verde Loop to make sure a fire is extinguished. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Clallam County reports its 16th COVID-19 death

The COVID-19 death toll on the North Olympic Peninsula rose to 20 after an unvaccinated Clallam County man died Monday due to the novel coronavirus.… Continue reading

City to test sewers with smoke starting July 19

The City of Sequim Public Works Department will conduct sanitary sewer smoke testing July 19-23 in the area between North Sequim Avenue to Blake Avenue… Continue reading