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Police blotter — May 20, 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. May 12… Continue reading

Primary battles line up in 2020 elections

State Rep. Steve Tharinger of Port Townsend has a primary battle on his hands — and not just from Republicans. The 24th District Democrat, a… Continue reading

Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim Botanical Garden hosts hundreds of irises

With some park spaces opening back up to the public in the City of Sequim earlier this month, volunteers with the Sequim Botanical Garden say… Continue reading

Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Samantha “Sam” Faber and her brother James “Jimmy” Faber Jr. were victims of a shooting in their Sequim home on May 14. Family and friends remember them as family-oriented and loving people. Photo courtesy of Jim Faber Sr.

Sequim siblings remembered for their love of family

Gofundme started to support funeral, family expenses

Samantha “Sam” Faber and her brother James “Jimmy” Faber Jr. were victims of a shooting in their Sequim home on May 14. Family and friends remember them as family-oriented and loving people. Photo courtesy of Jim Faber Sr.

Time to sign up for Head Start, Early Head Start

Head Start, Early Head Start and Early Childhood Education Assistance Program (ECEAP) are accepting applications for eligible children and families for the 2020-2021 school year… Continue reading

United Way’s literacy council starts book fundraiser

Looking for a safe way to get books into the hands of locals, particularly children, the United Way of Clallam County’s Literacy Council has launched… Continue reading

Assistant Fire Chief Tony Hudson with Clallam County Fire District 3 said firefighters responded twice to this house for fires between May 12-13. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Agnew home catches fire twice

An Agnew-area house caught fire twice, on May 12 and 13, with the second blaze engulfing the home, Fire DIstrict 3 officials report. Assistant Fire… Continue reading

Assistant Fire Chief Tony Hudson with Clallam County Fire District 3 said firefighters responded twice to this house for fires between May 12-13. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Health officer: Clallam could move to Phase 2 by June

Clallam County is now among those eligible to apply for an early Phase 2 reopening. Kitsap, Mason, Thurston, Adams, Spokane, Lewis, Clark, Island and San… Continue reading

In-house, by-patient testing systems in place on peninsula

Olympic Medical Center and Jefferson Healthcare have begun in-house testing for COVID-19, reducing the turnaround time for test results. Health officials on the North Olympic… Continue reading

No new confirmed COVID-19 cases on North Olympic Peninsula this weekend

While Jefferson County is preparing to move ahead with asking for a variance on Phase 1 restrictions, both Jefferson and Clallam counties are seeing parks… Continue reading

UPDATED: Fatal shooting leaves 3 dead in Sequim-area home

A fatal shooting this week in a house near Sequim apparently was prompted by differing expectations for a relationship, authorities said Friday after interviewing people… Continue reading

COVID-19 cases rise to 50 on Olympic Peninsula

State: Jefferson County still eligible for early Phase 2

Portions of Olympic National Park reopen today

Creachbaum: ‘We will start with Lake Crescent and Sol Duc Road’

Candidate: COVID-19 changes election season

Get ready for a different kind of general election season, one with COVID-19-related restrictions on large gatherings that will prove to be demanding for candidates… Continue reading

Ava Santana makes a bundle of lavender with her mom Morgan Santana of Gig Harbor at Olympic Lavender Farm in July last year. Many lavender farms look to reopen in June but await Clallam County moving to Phase 2 under the governor’s orders. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Lavender farmers look to open in June with some provisions

Festival’s Street Fair cancelled for 2020, farms to continue on

Ava Santana makes a bundle of lavender with her mom Morgan Santana of Gig Harbor at Olympic Lavender Farm in July last year. Many lavender farms look to reopen in June but await Clallam County moving to Phase 2 under the governor’s orders. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Officials concerned about increased travel from out of county

After a weekend of good weather with packed parks and trails, officials are concerned about a possible rise in the number of cases on the… Continue reading

More help requested in Clallam County to fight COVID-19

Clallam County needs more staff to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Officer Dr. Allison Unthank told the county Board of Health on Tuesday. Meanwhile,… Continue reading

Gary Meyer and Josh Henning, crew members from the City of Sequim’s Public Works Department, install a Bigbelly automated trash and recycling station at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza. Photo courtesy of City of Sequim

City of Sequim installs new high-tech trash/recycling stations

Smart phones, smart cars … and now, smart trash? The City of Sequim recently installed two Bigbelly automated trash and recycling stations — compacting trash… Continue reading

Gary Meyer and Josh Henning, crew members from the City of Sequim’s Public Works Department, install a Bigbelly automated trash and recycling station at the Sequim Civic Center Plaza. Photo courtesy of City of Sequim
Local nonprofits that bring in tourists like the Sequim Irrigation Festival for events like its Strongman Competition, seen here in 2016, can apply for a new grant to help with some expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic through the City of Sequim. Applications end June 1. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell
Local nonprofits that bring in tourists like the Sequim Irrigation Festival for events like its Strongman Competition, seen here in 2016, can apply for a new grant to help with some expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic through the City of Sequim. Applications end June 1. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell