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Walkling Trust awards $21K in community grants

The Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust will award $21,234 in community grants between seven organizations/projects in 2020. Myrtle Walkling, who died in 1992, created… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center picks Wolfe for interim CEO role

Darryl Wolfe is Olympic Medical Center’s interim chief executive officer, the organization announced on Jan. 29. Wolfe, OMC’s chief operating officer, agreed to take on… Continue reading

‘An amazing amount of snow’: Olympic snowpack above normal at end of January

‘We saw an amazing amount of snow in the month of January’

Gun rights advocate warns crowd of the potential need for forceful resistance in the future at gathering outside House of Representatives chamber. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Service

Armed 2nd Amendment supporters rallied in resistance at Capitol

Protesters demand to speak with lawmakers, ask for due process for embattled Rep. Matt Shea

Gun rights advocate warns crowd of the potential need for forceful resistance in the future at gathering outside House of Representatives chamber. Photo by Cameron Sheppard/WNPA News Service

Senate moves to eliminate death penalty

Bill would eliminate death penalty from state law; capital crime punishment would be life in prison

Officials continue investigation of human bones uncovered on ODT

Eroded portion of Olympic Discovery Trail undergoing repairs

Democratic controlled house passes clean fuels bill despite bipartisan opposition

By Cameron Sheppard WNPA News Service People will be asked to use a lot less gasoline and to convert to alternative clean fuels in the… Continue reading

Lawmakers back timber industry as way to reduce state’s carbon emissions

Forestry advocates: 8 million acres of private forests offset 12 percent of state’s carbon emissions

Democratic lawmakers propose law to protect domestic worker rights

Proposed law would protect health, safety of domestic workers, many of whom are female immigrants

Wolves’ guard Dallin Despain sets up for amid-range shot against the North Mason Bulldogs on Jan. 22. Despain scored nine points on the night and his defense was key to the Wolves’ holding North Mason off in the fourth quarter as they secured a 51-26 win. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Boys basketball: Wolves earn two tough wins

Sequim hold off Bulldogs, avenge earlier loss to Bremerton

Wolves’ guard Dallin Despain sets up for amid-range shot against the North Mason Bulldogs on Jan. 22. Despain scored nine points on the night and his defense was key to the Wolves’ holding North Mason off in the fourth quarter as they secured a 51-26 win. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

City of Sequim seeking scholarship nominees

The City of Sequim is now accepting applications for the Association of Washington Cities Center for Quality Communities Scholarship Fund. The center will award up… Continue reading

Clallam commissioners OKs hazard mitigation plan

Clallam County commissioners have approved a hazard mitigation plan to prepare for man-made and natural disasters like the Cascadia earthquake. The three commissioners voted unanimously… Continue reading

Community news briefs — Jan. 29, 2020

City seeking input on goals The Sequim City Council is seeking input on their current goals in preparation for an upcoming Council Advance where they… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2020

Dungeness River preservation project sale nears closing date

Land Trust, Tribe look to partner with creamery

Five Olympic Peninsula school districts receive Gold Star Award

Recognition is given for having high percentage of College Bound Scholarship students

Free TAX-AIDE service starts in February

IRS-certified AARP TAX-AIDE volunteers will be available again this year to prepare and electronically file tax returns at several sites in the Sequim area. The… Continue reading

Group seeks volunteers for Community Resource Connections event

With a different name, this annual event keeps its same purpose: helping peninsula residents who are dealing with housing issues or homelessness. Event organizers of… Continue reading

Help restore salmon habitat at Discovery Bay

The North Olympic Salmon Coalition (NOSC) is seeking volunteers to plant native trees and shrubs near Discovery Bay in effort to restore salmon habitat from… Continue reading

Hospice group seeks volunteers in February

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County offers monthly orientations for those interested in volunteering with the organization. January sessions are scheduled for 11 a.m.-noon on Thursday,… Continue reading

Libraries’ capital budget focuses on paving, painting, IT updates

Staff report bad weather causes down year in circulation, usage