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Clallam County approves move to mediator

A professional mediator will help Clallam County commissioners and Community Development Director Mary Ellen Winborn work out their differences. The three commissioners said on June… Continue reading

Best of the Peninsula 2021 voting now underway

Show your favorite businesses how important they are! The nominations are in, and now it’s time to vote for Best of the Peninsula 2021! In… Continue reading

Long-term care outbreak done; church adds two cases

The COVID-19 outbreak that infected 17 people at a long-term care facility in Clallam County has ended, health officials said Monday. No residents or staff… Continue reading

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State officials to talk future of Sequim-area parks

The future of two Sequim-area state parks — one that state officials are looking at as its next “destination park — are the subjects of… Continue reading

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Official: COVID-19 droplets evaporate in high temperatures

COVID-19 suffers in sweltering heat like the North Olympic Peninsula experienced Sunday, Jefferson County Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke said. Tiny droplets in aerosols that… Continue reading

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Hot, dry weather forces county burn restrictions

With temperatures expected to rise this weekend and create dry conditions for the next several weeks, Clallam County has declared burn restrictions through Oct. 1,… Continue reading

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Community transmission of COVID-19 seen again in Clallam County

Clallam County is once again finding COVID-19 cases of community transmission — cases infected locally with no known source — among unvaccinated residents, and health… Continue reading

Gamma variant of COVID-19 discovered in Clallam County

The more contagious and severe Gamma variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Clallam County, health officials said Wednesday. The Gamma variant, which originated in… Continue reading

Health officer: Two Olympic Medical Center COVID-19 patients doing poorly

While Jefferson County is currently avoiding health care capacity constraints, Olympic Medical Center based in Port Angeles has 15 of its 17 Intensive Care Unit… Continue reading

Clallam County denies lodging tax fund accusation

Clallam County commissioners took umbrage with accusations of “backroom deals” before awarding a third round of lodging tax grants to organizations affected by COVID-19. Commissioners… Continue reading

Community news briefs — June 23, 2021

Bank warns of scams Sound Community Bank officials are warning local residents about potential fraud and scam attempts in recent days. “We’re seeing an unusually… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2021
Sequim Police ruled the cause of a June 6 fire that destroyed a home, dental lab, garage and trailer inconclusive. All the structures were ruled uninhabitable. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash

Downtown Sequim fire’s cause ruled inconclusive

The cause of a downtown Sequim house fire behind the Sequim Civic Center earlier this month remains unknown. Sequim Police Department leaders said last week… Continue reading

Sequim Police ruled the cause of a June 6 fire that destroyed a home, dental lab, garage and trailer inconclusive. All the structures were ruled uninhabitable. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash
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Fifth graders celebrate the move to middle school

Sequim elementary school fifth-graders got a fun send-off to summer and the start of middle school next fall. At Greywolf Elementary on June 16, the… Continue reading

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Juneteenth, alleged hate crime bring 140 to downtown Sequim protest

Police continue investigation as alleged victim plans not to file charges

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League, libraries set primary election candidate forums

The Clallam County League of Women Voters, along with co-sponsor North Olympic Library System, will facilitate three 2021 Primary Election candidate forums for Sequim-area races… Continue reading

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These conceptual drawings from American Ramp Company/Velosolutions show the BMX pump track planned for Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. Organizers hope to open the track in October.

PA council OKs pump track contract

New grant-funded course expected to open next fall

These conceptual drawings from American Ramp Company/Velosolutions show the BMX pump track planned for Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. Organizers hope to open the track in October.
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Police Blotter — June 23, 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. June 15… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2021
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Sequim schools set professional development leaders for ‘21-22

A pair of Sequim School District staffers are making the transition to professional development coordinators. Casey Lanning will take a full-time professional development role while… Continue reading

North Olympic Peninsula reaps millions in federal COVID funds

North Olympic Peninsula county and city governments are laying groundwork to spend $32.8 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, which are coming their… Continue reading