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Sequim lab to expand facilities, research

Contractors sought for current and future projects

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Sequim man sentenced again for child sex crimes

A Sequim man was resentenced this week to 11½ years in prison on multiple convictions including child rape after the state Court of Appeals remanded… Continue reading

A sign honoring Brooke Bedinger, who was killed on her motorcycle near the spot, stands on the side of U.S. Highway 101 near Morse Creek east of Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Work to begin on Morse Creek curve upgrade

Death of Sequim teen sparked project

A sign honoring Brooke Bedinger, who was killed on her motorcycle near the spot, stands on the side of U.S. Highway 101 near Morse Creek east of Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

YMCA offers programs during Sequim’s spring break

The YMCA of Sequim is offering several spring break programs and activities that give kids an opportunity to connect, continue learning, and gain important life… Continue reading

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Clallam County PUD votes 2-1 to support Snake River dams

A two-thirds majority of the Clallam County Public Utility District board has voted to support keeping the embattled lower Snake River dams. Commissioners Will Purser… Continue reading

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Ewen LeRest, 16, of Quilcene, has received statewide recognition for his photography, which celebrates school activities as well as the natural world. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Ewen LeRest, 16, of Quilcene, has received statewide recognition for his photography, which celebrates school activities as well as the natural world. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Coast Guard rescues pair in tandem kayak off Dungeness Spit

Two kayakers beset by high winds and heavy seas were rescued southeast of Dungeness spit on March 28, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The two… Continue reading

Changes to Clallam County charter weighed

Clallam County commissioners will conduct a series of public hearings on Charter Review Commission recommendations in April. The three commissioners voted last week to schedule… Continue reading

Health officials caution against declaring pandemic over

COVID-19 cases are rising again both state and nationwide, and North Olympic Peninsula health officers are urging residents to remain cautious in order to limit… Continue reading

Peninsula clinics give 1,200 vaccination shots

More than 1,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered at mass vaccination events on the North Olympic Peninsula on Saturday, public health officials said. Ron… Continue reading

Senate Democrat spending plan increases state spending by 12 percent

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service Funding for health care, education and efforts to curb houselessness are promised in a $59.2 billion state budget proposal… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2021
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NOLS expands services, offers computer usage

Libraries on the Olympic Peninsula are once again offering public use of computers — except for Sequim’s branch. North Olympic Library System (NOLS) announced this… Continue reading

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Olympic Medical Physicians adds advanced nurse practitioner to staff

Olympic Medical Center recently announced the addition of Amy Kalisek, advanced registered nurse practitioner, to the Olympic Medical Heart Center cardiology team. Kalisek joins OMC… Continue reading

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Vaccine eligibility to expand to 16 and older in May

North Olympic Peninsula residents 16 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations beginning May 1, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday. Inslee also said the… Continue reading

Flow of COVID vaccine to Olympic Peninsula to slow; reduction expected to last for three weeks

State COVID-19 vaccine allotments on the North Olympic Peninsula are expected to decrease starting next week because the state has changed its allocations to per-capita… Continue reading

Clallam County to argue against trust lands lawsuit

State trust lands should continue to be managed for designated beneficiaries like public schools despite a court challenge, Clallam County commissioners will argue in a… Continue reading

Sequim city councilors will begin the process of choosing a new city manager, which include interim city manager Charisse Deschenes. Her contract isn’t broken if councilors begin a search, city staff confirmed. Submitted photo

City council to partner with firm on manager search

Committee, staff to work on RFPs prior to work session

Sequim city councilors will begin the process of choosing a new city manager, which include interim city manager Charisse Deschenes. Her contract isn’t broken if councilors begin a search, city staff confirmed. Submitted photo

City, fire district agree to bring back fire technician for inspections

Gathering areas not inspected on routine basis since June

Community news briefs — March 24, 2021

Coffee with Mayor continues in March The City of Sequim continues to partner with KSQM FM radio to host a live call-in session of Coffee… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2021
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Councilors seek concepts before allocating funds to downtown redesign

Staff say preliminary funding would help with grant requests

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