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New Sequim city councilors take office

Discussions on hearing examiner, business relief and more set for 2022

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Olympic National Park chief to leave for Alaska

Olympic National Park’s superintendent is leaving for Alaska in January after serving as chief of the nearly 1 million-acre park for nine years. Superintendent Sarah… Continue reading

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Olympic Peninsula YMCAs to require full COVID-19 vaccines in 2022

Agency sets public health and safety as ‘top priority’

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Police Blotter — Dec. 15, 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. Dec. 7… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2021
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Santa Brigade gathers goods for Sequim kids’ Christmases

Saint Nicholas and a dedicated volunteer crew of firefighters and their families braved the cold last week to help bring in donations this Christmas for… Continue reading

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Sequim Police investigate rape allegation, rumors

Investigations to tentatively close this week

Sequim school directors refine search for next superintendent

When the job posting for the Sequim School District’s next superintendent goes live late this week, it won’t be specifically targeting a short- or long-term… Continue reading

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Three locals appointed by Gov. Inslee to state boards

Last month, Gov. Jay Inslee appointed three North Olympic Peninsula residents to state boards and commissions. Sequim residents Richard Hendricksen, retired planning director for Columbia… Continue reading

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Vaccine challenge moves to Kitsap County

A Kitsap County judge will adjudicate an injunction request on Dec. 17 challenging the COVID-19 proof-of-vaccination mandate for bar and restaurant patrons after Clallam County’s… Continue reading

Public hearing for transfer station, recycling center set for February

A public hearing regarding Olympic Disposal’s proposal to build a transfer station and recycling center in Carlsborg is set for February 2022. Mary Ellen Winborn,… Continue reading

COVID-19 case numbers continue to edge up

COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Clallam County in the wake of Thanksgiving get-togethers, but no recent large-scale outbreaks had been reported as of Thursday,… Continue reading

Reinfections studied to see if omicron is on peninsula

New COVID-19 cases are increasing on the North Olympic Peninsula, says the region’s public health officer as officials continue to track cases connected to Thanksgiving… Continue reading

Health officer: Thanksgiving COVID surge could be smaller than expected

New cases reported on Peninsula

Schmeck resigns school board director seat

The term for newly-elected Sequim School Board director Kristi Schmeck is over before it began. The Sequim resident who filed for the office, unsuccessfully attempted… Continue reading

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Community news briefs — Dec. 8, 2021

’Socks for Santa’ The Sequim Valley Lions Club is initiating “Socks for Santa,” a new holiday event that gathers new, warm socks for those in… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2021
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Demolition begins on troubled property

A little more than six months after a fire decimated structures at 153 W. Spruce St., a crew last week started cleaning up the property… Continue reading

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Jamestown tribe gets federal COVID funding

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe will receive more than $1 million from a federal award in the American Rescue Plan to purchase housing for frontline health… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2021
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Police Blotter — Dec. 8, 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. Nov. 30… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2021
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Precinct changes tossed at last minute

Carlsborg’s voters would shift to Port Angeles Clallam County commissioner District 2 under a revamped voter redistricting plan preferred by the county redistricting commission. The… Continue reading

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Registration open for Sequim School District’s Hi-Cap program

The Sequim School District has an open referral process through Jan. 31 for students currently in grades kindergarten-12 who may qualify for Highly Capable (Hi-Cap)… Continue reading