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VHOCC to host online, in-person volunteer orientations

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County (VHOCC) is continuing its orientations for volunteers, with one online and one in-person session this month. VHOCC, a local nonprofit… Continue reading

Additional COVID-19 case found in Clallam County

As Clallam County discovered a new case of COVID-19, its health officer plans to back off on releasing individual case information. Clallam County’s case total… Continue reading

Hurricane Ridge upgrade restricts summer parking

Work replaces aged wastewater system built in 1951

Four more virus cases in Clallam County

Clallam County had four new confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday and Saturday, July24-25, while Jefferson County continues to avoid new cases. The total number of cases… Continue reading

Officials urging people to limit gatherings

Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Clallam County, it was reported Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases on the North Olympic… Continue reading

Peninsula virus cases reported by age group

A breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases by age shows the majority of reported cases have been under the age of 40 in Jefferson County, and… Continue reading

North Olympic Peninsula holds at 118 confirmed COVID-19 cases

The state secretary of health has returned the Safe Start applications to Jefferson and six other counties as the phased reopening process remains on pause.… Continue reading

Four new cases of virus confirmed in Clallam County

Clallam County health officials reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the North Olympic Peninsula’s case total since March to 122. Clallam County… Continue reading

Celestial visitor

The NEOWISE comet appears in the northern sky as seen from Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park on Sunday night, July 19. Light on the… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2020

Clallam County closes part of Strait to shellfish harvesting

The Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services’ environment health division has closed shellfish harvesting of all species from the Strait of Juan de… Continue reading

Clallam PUD continues help for customers

Clallam County Public Utility District commissioners have affirmed the district’s customer support programs for COVID-19. Commissioners voted 3-0 last week to pass a resolution affirming… Continue reading

Community news briefs — July 22, 2020

Guild’s garage, plant sale set July 24-25 The Sequim Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital is sponsoring its 13th-annual Garage and Plant Sale, set for 8… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2020
Fireworks could be coming next Independence Day in Sequim depending on proposals tentatively coming to Sequim city councilors. Sequim hosts fireworks each May for the Sequim Irrigation Festival Logging Show, as seen here in 2019. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Fireworks possible for Sequim’s Fourth in 2021

Councilors agree to keep drone show with Sunshine Festival

Fireworks could be coming next Independence Day in Sequim depending on proposals tentatively coming to Sequim city councilors. Sequim hosts fireworks each May for the Sequim Irrigation Festival Logging Show, as seen here in 2019. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Grant helps Peninsula College boost humanities staff, programs

A $150,000 federal grant is helping to boost Peninsula College humanities staff positions and projects impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Funded through a National Endowment… Continue reading

Judge dismisses restraining order case against MAT clinic

Tribe’s own appeal could hold up potential construction

Lavender farmers say weekend was smaller but steady

Many farms to remain open for summer with restrictions in place

Milestone: Beeman named OMC’s director of marketing, communications

Bobby Beeman, an employee of Olympic Medical Center (OMC) for 15 years, has been promoted to OMC’s director of marketing and communications. OMC representatives say… Continue reading

Milestone: Olympic Medical Center team gets national awards for marketing excellence

Olympic Medical Center’ marketing and communications team this June earned three awards — two gold and one silver award — from the Aster Awards, a… Continue reading

Police blotter — July 22, 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. July 14… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2020
Kirk Nelson, construction manager for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, breaks ground for a virtual meeting to celebrate the beginning of the Dungeness River Audubon Center expansion. Photo by Silas Crews, Story Crane Productions

River Center expansion to begin this summer

Virtual groundbreaking held via partners

Kirk Nelson, construction manager for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, breaks ground for a virtual meeting to celebrate the beginning of the Dungeness River Audubon Center expansion. Photo by Silas Crews, Story Crane Productions