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First-grade teacher Melissa Withrow, center, helps students and parents play a game of Upwords during Family Reading Night on Jan. 29. Sequim Gazette photos by Michael Dashiell

Creativity, competition at Family Reading Night

From arts and crafts to music and a cupcake-inspired activity, Sequim School District’s annual Family Reading Night was once again all about finding ways to… Continue reading

First-grade teacher Melissa Withrow, center, helps students and parents play a game of Upwords during Family Reading Night on Jan. 29. Sequim Gazette photos by Michael Dashiell

Help plant trees at Siebert Creek on Leap Day

The North Olympic Salmon Coalition and North Olympic Land Trust seek volunteers are looking for some volunteers to help plant trees along Siebert Creek from… Continue reading

Approval came through last week from Clallam County Hearing Examiner Andrew Reeves for the first phase of Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s planned oyster farm south of the Dungeness Spit. Tribal officials must receive more licenses and permits from state and federal agencies before proceeding. Before expanding to phase 2, they also must prove there’s no negative impacts from phase 1. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Jamestown S’Klallam receives county approval for oyster farm phase 1

Tribe must gain more state, federal permits, licenses before proceeding

Approval came through last week from Clallam County Hearing Examiner Andrew Reeves for the first phase of Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s planned oyster farm south of the Dungeness Spit. Tribal officials must receive more licenses and permits from state and federal agencies before proceeding. Before expanding to phase 2, they also must prove there’s no negative impacts from phase 1. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Members of the Clallam County Special Olympics group (left) and Catherine McKinney of Clallam County Mosaic (sixth from right) stand with employees of the Sequim Walmart as they receive donations from Rob Nichols (eighth from left) of the Knights of Columbus from the Tootsie Roll Drive fundraiser in November. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Mosaic, Special Olympics receive $2,000

Donations from Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive support special needs

Members of the Clallam County Special Olympics group (left) and Catherine McKinney of Clallam County Mosaic (sixth from right) stand with employees of the Sequim Walmart as they receive donations from Rob Nichols (eighth from left) of the Knights of Columbus from the Tootsie Roll Drive fundraiser in November. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Olympic National Park proposes campground fee increases

Olympic National Park is seeking public comments on a proposal that would increase the daily fee for overnight stays at eight of the 13 park… Continue reading

Peninsula libraries to host advanced care planning sessions

Adults of all ages are encouraged to attend Advance Care Planning programs held at all North Olympic Library System locations this month. Trained representatives from… Continue reading

Police blotter — Feb. 12, 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. Feb. 4… Continue reading

Risk of coronavirus ‘not a serious threat’ on Peninsula

While the World Health Organization continues to monitor the number of cases of a new coronavirus worldwide, public health officials on the North Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

Save the dates (March 21-22) for Gala Garden Show

The 22nd-annual Soroptimist Gala Garden Show, the largest garden show on the Olympic Peninsula, is set for March 21-22 at the Sequim Boys & Girls… Continue reading

Sequim Education Foundation accepting teacher grants for 2020

The Sequim Education Foundation announces teaching grant cycle for the 2020-2021 academic year. Successful applications for the grants — which are open to all Sequim… Continue reading

State Patrol takes down collision report sign

Trooper says disrepair cause of removal

Trump’s impeachment acquittal spurs protest

Leroy Martin, and executive board member with the Clallam County Democrats, joins a crowd at the corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street on Feb.… Continue reading

Volunteer EMT calls it a career at 43 years

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

Water series to explore history of agriculture, irrigation

The Clallam County League of Women Voters host the fifth lecture in the “Story of Water: Dungeness Watershed” series from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb.… Continue reading

Sequim City Manager Bush resigns to pursue hiking goal

Multiple factors went into decision effective April 17, he said.

Governor signs into law tax bill to help fund higher education

Law shifts a portion of the tax burden to large tech companies

Lawmakers propose cap and trade amid continued push for an emission-reduction policy

Proponents point to California as an example of successful cap and trade program

Legislators consider eliminating advisory votes from ballots

By Cameron Sheppard WNPA News Service Advisory votes that give voters a chance to let lawmakers know their opinions on legislation to increase taxes may… Continue reading

Arson charge against Sequim woman dropped

Katrina Shirie Spears will undergo civil commitment evaluation under Involuntary Treatment Act

Man pleads guilty in FREDS Guns burglary

Joey Maillet admits he stole handguns, rifles, ammunition