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Staff taking appointments at Sequim Civic Center

The Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., will open to the public for limited in-person appointments beginning Monday, April 12, city officials said this… Continue reading

State seeing ‘significant surge’ of virus variant

Residents should continue to follow masking, social distancing and other COVID-19 prevention guidelines as the state moves closer to non-restricted vaccinations for adults, North Olympic… Continue reading

Fourth COVID wave coming, but so is more vaccine

A fourth wave of COVID-19 is a given at this point, but North Olympic Peninsula residents can minimize its impacts by continuing to take precautions,… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2021
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Irrigation Festival float goes Roman

Sequim’s annual Irrigation Festival, Washington state’s longest continuous community festival now in its 126th year, kicked off the parade season with the fest’s float reveal… Continue reading

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Sweeping childcare reform moving in Legislature

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Early childhood care and education in the state would see sweeping reform through the expansion of affordable child health… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2021

Clallam officials suspect U.K. variant in three cases

Clallam County officials suspect that three COVID-19 cases are of the U.K. variant of the novel coronavirus, officials reported Thursday. If tests confirm the mutated… Continue reading

Bill kickstarts effort for state universal healthcare

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Universal health care for every state resident who wants it could come to Washington state by 2026. A bill… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2021
Anne Chastain, Clallam County emergency operations coordinator, discusses the county’s response to COVID-19 at the Port Angeles Business Association’s breakfast meeting. (Rob Ollikainen/Peninsula Daily News)

Official: Clallam County could see herd immunity by June

Emergency Operations Center chief discusses vaccine program

Anne Chastain, Clallam County emergency operations coordinator, discusses the county’s response to COVID-19 at the Port Angeles Business Association’s breakfast meeting. (Rob Ollikainen/Peninsula Daily News)
Locals can view the 2021 Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty float reveal at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, April 3 from the festival’s website <a href="http://www.irrigationfestival.com" target="_blank">www.irrigationfestival.com</a>. Last year’s float, pictured here, was only used for the 2020 Kickoff Dinner and Grand Parade/Procession due to the pandemic. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash

Irrigation Festival kicks off Saturday

Auction open online to anyone

Locals can view the 2021 Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty float reveal at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, April 3 from the festival’s website <a href="http://www.irrigationfestival.com" target="_blank">www.irrigationfestival.com</a>. Last year’s float, pictured here, was only used for the 2020 Kickoff Dinner and Grand Parade/Procession due to the pandemic. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash

Peninsula counties tops in state in vaccination percentages

Jefferson and Clallam counties are at the forefront of the state in percentage of population vaccinated. Jefferson County is first in the state in percentage… Continue reading

Free legal aid clinic set for April 10

Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will present a virtual legal aid clinic, a free program offering legal advice for members of the public, from 10… Continue reading

More now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Restaurant and construction workers can get vaccinations against COVID-19 today, according to the state, which will open Tiers 1B3 and 1B4 on Wednesday. Both Jefferson… Continue reading

City council agrees to future salary increases

Sequim extends EDC contract through 2023

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Community news briefs — March 31, 2021

Drive-thru Easter egg scavenger hunt set Sequim’s Pumpkin Patch, a 33-acre farm at the corner of U.S. Highway 101 and Kitchen-Dick Road hosts a Drive-Thru… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2021
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Funding for Sequim Library expansion in governor’s budget

If funding plans remain intact, the peninsula’s busiest library is getting some relief — in the form of a multi-million-dollar expansion. Officials with the North… Continue reading

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How our lawmakers voted

In floor action last week, the full House passed SB 5229, to require continuing health equity training for health care professionals, as the House Appropriations… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2021
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Invasive green crab numbers dwindle in Dungeness

Neah Bay resource managers to further research this summer with video

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Police Blotter — March 31, 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. March 23… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2021
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Rally supports Asian-American community

About 30 people gathered on March 27 for two hours in downtown Sequim to stand in solidarity with the Asian-American community after recent hate crimes… Continue reading

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Sequim city councilor Mike Pence. Photo courtesy of City of Sequim

Sequim city councilor called to resign over résumé discrepancies

Pence denies wrongdoing, saying his qualifications are true

Sequim city councilor Mike Pence. Photo courtesy of City of Sequim