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School leaders, students talk education issues with local legislators

School district leaders from across the North Olympic peninsula got a chance to advocate for education issues with its three regional legislators at a virtual… Continue reading

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Sequim City Council proclaims 2021 as ‘The Year of Kindness’

Sequim City Council members approved a proclamation naming 2021 “The Year of Kindness” at their Dec. 14 meeting. The proclamation stated the social and economic… Continue reading

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Sequim scouting in the COVID era

Dozens of community groups locally and across the nation have in the past 10 months been trying to solve the same conundrum: How to keep… Continue reading

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Staying safe in Olympic National Forest this winter

Olympic National Forest managers remind visitors to stay safe and be prepared for possible inclement weather conditions, as well as potentially slippery and narrow roads… Continue reading

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YMCA partners with Sequim schools to deliver meals

With Sequim schools on break in late December, the YMCA of Sequim is offering some helping wheels. YMCA officials announced last week the organization’s staff… Continue reading

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Law enforcement, inmates split on vaccine

With COVID-19 vaccines arriving in Clallam and Jefferson counties, the willingness of law enforcement personnel and city, county and state correctional facility inmates to get… Continue reading

Long-term care center in Clallam reports 9 coronavirus cases

Another long-term care facility in Clallam County is under an outbreak investigation for COVID-19 after weekend testing confirmed nine cases among staff and residents. Six… Continue reading

Thanksgiving precautions paid off, say Olympic Peninsula health officers

Keep it up, the North Olympic Peninsula’s health officers said last week. Clallam County residents did a good job of limiting travel and out-of-county visitors… Continue reading

Working the COVID vaccination drive-up station Thursday are, from left, Jefferson Healthcare staffers Jaimie Hoobler, Brandy Boyd, Jess Cigalotti and Lori Banks. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

‘Jumpstart phase’ of COVID-19 inoculation begins on peninsula

The mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign has begun on the North Olympic Peninsula. By early Thursday afternoon, about 90 people had received the Pfizer vaccine —… Continue reading

Working the COVID vaccination drive-up station Thursday are, from left, Jefferson Healthcare staffers Jaimie Hoobler, Brandy Boyd, Jess Cigalotti and Lori Banks. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

$3.5 million in reserves aids county’s 2021 budget

Clallam County commissioners have approved a 2021 spending plan that uses $3.5 million in reserves to maintain services and respond to COVID-19. The $44.6 million… Continue reading

Clallam County seeking applicants for districting commission

The Board of Clallam County Commissioners announced last week it is seeking applications from interested citizens for appointment to the Clallam County Districting Commission. The… Continue reading

Clallam revenues better than anticipated, but hiring freeze continues

With Clallam County revenues improving since a huge dip last summer, commissioners discussed lifting the county’s hiring freeze, directing staff on Dec. 14 to come… Continue reading

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Community Aid keeps Christmas going during Covid

Event sees surge in donations

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Community news briefs — Dec. 16, 2020

Friends of Library set book sale The Friends of Sequim Library hosts the group’s final book sale of 2020 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday,… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2020

County re-opens Sequim Bay, Discovery Bay to some shellfish harvesting

Health officials have upgraded several local waterways to some recreational; shellfish harvesting, the Clallam County Health and Human Services Department announced last week. The beaches… Continue reading

District looks to conclude administrator investigations by January

Sequim School District officials anticipate the investigations into complaints concerning two administrators will be concluded by mid-January and records will be available for disclosure by… Continue reading

Lauren Kuehne, lead author of a new study of noise pollution on the Olympic Peninsula, works in the forests of Western Washington. Photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Growlers blamed for noise pollution

They’ve been close neighbors sharing the same sky. But Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and a team of research scientists on the North Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

Lauren Kuehne, lead author of a new study of noise pollution on the Olympic Peninsula, works in the forests of Western Washington. Photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Olympic Peninsula News Group
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Lavender Meadows developer eyes first homes in spring 2021

Project features 217 manufactured homes

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OPNET seizes more than 3,100 marijuana plants

Members of the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team (OPNET) seized thousands of marijuana plants from multiple Port Angeles residencnes last week, the result of a… Continue reading

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Police blotter — Dec. 16, 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. Dec. 10… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2020
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