City, Catholic church partner on new pedestrian crosswalk

Effort follows collision that killed long-time attendee


Community News Briefs — Sept. 22, 2021

Coffee with the Mayor program set for September The City of Sequim will hold the next Coffee with the Mayor meeting at 8 a.m. on… Continue reading


Election 2021: Anderson, Ness vie for City Council Position 4 seat

Editor’s note: this continues a series of interviews with candidates up for five Sequim city council seats in the Nov. 2 General Election. This week… Continue reading


Event set to honor Vietnam War veterans, families

The Michael Trebert Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in Port Angeles is working with Clallam County Veterans Association to host a Vietnam War Veteran… Continue reading

Organizers setting plans for Orca Recovery Day

Organizers of the annual Orca Recovery Day have volunteer opportunities and workshops for people interested in taking action for Puget Sound health in early October.… Continue reading

Sequim Police Blotter

Police Blotter — Sept. 22, 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. Sept. 14… Continue reading

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Sequim Police Blotter

Sequim schools’ assistant superintendent placed on leave

Jennifer Maughan, Sequim School District assistant superintendent, has been placed on administrative leave, district officials and Maughan’s attorney said last week. An email from Sequim… Continue reading


Sunland board considers plan to control deer population

Draft plan could be first in state, serve as case study


Vaccine opponents urge restaurant owners to break mandate

Opponents of the North Olympic Peninsula’s Sept. 4 COVID-19 proof-of-vaccination mandate are offering to pay fines of restaurant owners who defy the health order, said… Continue reading

Three more COVID-19 deaths reported

Three more Clallam County residents have died from COVID-19, raising the total number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus in the county to 42… Continue reading

Jerren Fisher

UPDATED: Missing backpacker found, airlifted to get medical care

An overdue backpacker was found and airlifted to Olympia for medical evaluation and care, Olympic National Park reported Sunday night. Jerren Fisher, 26, of New… Continue reading

Jerren Fisher

Health officer: Unvaccinated long-term care facility staff spread virus

Unvaccinated staff members of long-term care facilities are the drivers of the now eight COVID-19 outbreaks among such facilities on the North Olympic Peninsula, the… Continue reading


Many Sequim restaurants and eateries change hours, services

Here are updated hours, services and contact information for Sequim area eateries and restaurants. If we missed an establishment or service, email that information to… Continue reading


UPDATED: Forks mourns deaths of three teens

Two others in critical condition Saturday

Man who died in Diamond Point fire identified; no kin has claimed remains

Unable to find family members of Steven A. Cyr, Clallam County authorities released his name on Sept. 16 as the 63-year-old man who died in… Continue reading


Aquaculture scholarship launched in memory of Kurt Grinnell

The last time Jeanne McKnight saw Kurt Grinnell in April, it was smiles and hugs and a shared idea that the next Northwest Aquaculture Alliance… Continue reading


Hospital case loads rising; 3 more deaths reported in Clallam County

North Olympic Peninsula hospitals are struggling to take care of patients as loads increase with staffing stretched thin, said the health officer for Clallam and… Continue reading

Peninsula hospitals postpone elective procedures

Elective procedures at Olympic Medical Center and Jefferson Healthcare have been postponed until at least next week because of high patient volumes and staffing shortages.… Continue reading

COVID-19 increase slows slightly in Clallam

The rate of increase of new COVID-19 cases is slowing slightly in Clallam County — and perhaps also in neighboring Jefferson County — but the… Continue reading


OMC board race heats up as candidate alleges other has conflict of interest

A candidate for Olympic Medical Center hospital commissioner accused her opponent of having a conflict of interest by heading a long-term care facility that receives… Continue reading