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Legislative session opens Monday; in-person access limited

Police reform regulations that had North Olympic Peninsula law enforcement officials up in arms will likely be reviewed and refined in the off-year, mostly virtual… Continue reading

Late start for Sequim schools on Friday

With the projected icy road report for tomorrow morning and out of what school district officials call “an overabundance of caution,” Sequim schools will be… Continue reading

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Clallam County closes courthouse to public on Thursday, Friday

For the safety of the community and the safety of county staff, the Clallam County Courthouse — with the exception of the courts — will… Continue reading

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COVID death reported in Clallam County

Another death from COVID-19 confirmed on Wednesday brings Clallam County’s total deaths since the pandemic began to 81. Dr. Allison Berry, health officer for Clallam… Continue reading

COVID-19 cases rise; lack of in-person meetings questioned

As confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket on the North Olympic Peninsula, a Joyce couple questioned the need to continue conducting public meetings remotely during… Continue reading

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Sequim endures snow, sleet, low temps

To start the New Year, local agencies reported minor vehicle incidents throughout Sequim and Clallam County despite icy roads and sub-freezing temperatures. Depending on elevation,… Continue reading

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2021: The Year in Review

Sequim residents saw another busy year in 2021, with major changes in local leadership to national interest in local politics to the passing of well-loved… Continue reading

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Commissioner’s move leaves vacancy on parks board

With the out-of-state move of one of its commissioners, the Clallam County Park & Recreation District No. 1 has a vacancy. Commissioner Chuck Nagel moved… Continue reading

Community news briefs — Jan. 5, 2022

Clallam auditor sets meeting on potential voter fraud The Clallam County Canvassing Board will hold a special canvassing meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12,… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2022

Free TAX-AIDE Service starts in February

IRS-certified AARP TAX-AIDE volunteers will be available again this year to prepare and electronically file tax returns at several sites in Clallam and Jefferson counties.… Continue reading

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe seeks MAT committee member

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is seeking a Sequim resident to serve on the Jamestown Healing Clinic Community Advisory Committee, a board that oversees the program… Continue reading

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Polar bear dippers wade in and out of the chilly water at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles during Saturday's annual New Year's Day plunge.  Dozens of people braved sub-freezing air temperatures to ltake part in the ritual that also was undertaken by others on the North Olympic Peninsula at Lake Pleasant and Nordland.

PHOTOS: Taking the New Year’s plunge

Polar bear dippers wade in and out of the chilly water at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles during Saturday’s annual New Year’s Day plunge. Dozens… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2022
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Polar bear dippers wade in and out of the chilly water at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles during Saturday's annual New Year's Day plunge.  Dozens of people braved sub-freezing air temperatures to ltake part in the ritual that also was undertaken by others on the North Olympic Peninsula at Lake Pleasant and Nordland.
Sequim Police Blotter

Police Blotter — Jan. 5, 2022

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of Sequim and in unincorporated Clallam County in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. Dec. 28… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2022
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Sequim’s 2021 in photos

Locals found ways to keep Sequim’s longstanding traditions, help community memories in various ways, find the beauty of the area and much more in 2021.… Continue reading

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Clallam County’s COVID-19 case rate jumps, likely due to omicron variant

Health officer cites holiday gatherings, winter sports

Olympic National Park assault charge up in air

Monday is the federal indictment deadline for a Port Angeles man who fled Aug. 29 into Olympic National Park after allegedly warning of a revolution… Continue reading

Child hospitalizations on Peninsula low, says health officer

Clallam reports 87 new cases confirmed in one day

Hospitals report employees out because of COVID-19; OMC lists 127 not working

Olympic Medical Center lists 127 not working

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CORRECTED: ‘He lived well and loved well’: Community mourns, celebrates revered ophthalmologist

Dr. Matthew Niemeyer had a clear vision of his own roles in life and the effect of his actions. “He lived well and loved well,”… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2021
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Omicron variant likely cause of most new cases on Olympic Peninsula

Omicron is on the North Olympic Peninsula and is likely responsible for most of the new cases, according to the health officer for Clallam and… Continue reading