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A group of about a dozen people against the state’s stay-at-home directives to combat spread of COVID-19 wave signs and flags at a gathering on Thursday, April 23, at Veteran’s Park in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Clallam County sees more cases of COVID-19

Health officials on the North Olympic Peninsula are ramping up testing for the new coronavirus in Clallam and Jefferson counties as the state increases its… Continue reading

A group of about a dozen people against the state’s stay-at-home directives to combat spread of COVID-19 wave signs and flags at a gathering on Thursday, April 23, at Veteran’s Park in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Community news briefs — April 29, 2020

Writers group nixes May meeting The local Christian writers group has canceled its May meeting in light of restrictions concerning group gatherings. The group’s next… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2020

Facebook group looks to “adopt” and support Sequim 12th graders

They’ve worked hard, kept their grades up, served the community, lettered in sports, set up scholarships and future careers, and planned to celebrate the end… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center selects Cannon for CFO role

Lorraine Cannon has joined Olympic Medical Center as the organization’s new chief financial officer (CFO) on April 20. Cannon will serve as internal auditor and… Continue reading

Peninsula sheriffs support association’s stay-at-home statement

‘We need to trust, engage and empower Washingtonians’

Police blotter — April 29, 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. April 21… Continue reading

School board considering $2M in budget cuts

The projected cuts aren’t as severe, but Sequim schools superintendent Dr. Rob Clark anticipates having to cut about $2 million from the school district’s approximate… Continue reading

Shelley Jefferson, assistant principal for Helen Haller Elementary, adds seasoning to a soup on April 21 for local apartment complexes. The program provides soup four nights a week to four apartment complexes. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

School staff serves soup for Sequim apartment complexes

Staff, churches help cook, deliver four nights a week

Shelley Jefferson, assistant principal for Helen Haller Elementary, adds seasoning to a soup on April 21 for local apartment complexes. The program provides soup four nights a week to four apartment complexes. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Two new members, Sarah Kincaid and Michael “Mike” Pence, were chosen for vacant seats on the Sequim City Council on April 27. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim city council selects two new members

Kincaid, Pence replace Miller and States

Two new members, Sarah Kincaid and Michael “Mike” Pence, were chosen for vacant seats on the Sequim City Council on April 27. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
This time of year, flamingos are seen around Sequim as a fundraiser for the high school’s graduating class’ safe and sober party. However, due to COVID-19 limitations and other fundraisers being shut down, class party organizers seek continued support to honor the class of 2020. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim graduation conversations continue

Safe and Sober Party seeks support for 12th graders

This time of year, flamingos are seen around Sequim as a fundraiser for the high school’s graduating class’ safe and sober party. However, due to COVID-19 limitations and other fundraisers being shut down, class party organizers seek continued support to honor the class of 2020. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Suspects arrested for allegedly stealing credit cards

Two suspects have been arrested for allegedly using stolen credit cards to purchase more than $2,600 in gift cards, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said.… Continue reading

Prison inmates to be freed

Twenty convicted of crimes on Peninsula to be released

Preparing for the next COVID-19 wave; peninsula officials hope for best, plan for worst

It’s the calm before an expected renewed storm and North Olympic Peninsula health officials are struggling to acquire more personal protective equipment for health care… Continue reading

Sequim donation drop-off center to reduce hours

The Donation Drop-off Center to support the COVID-19 pandemic response at Greywolf Elementary School, 171 Carlsborg Road in Sequim, will reduce the hours of operations.… Continue reading

A group of about a dozen people against the state’s stay-at-home directives to combat spread of COVID-19 wave signs and flags at a gathering on Thursday, April 23, at Veteran’s Park in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Peninsula increases COVID-19 testing

The North Olympic Peninsula was gearing up to increase testing of respiratory patients for COVID-19 on Thursday, April 23, while the number of confirmed cases… Continue reading

A group of about a dozen people against the state’s stay-at-home directives to combat spread of COVID-19 wave signs and flags at a gathering on Thursday, April 23, at Veteran’s Park in Port Angeles. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Peninsula marks one week without confirmed COVID-19 case

The North Olympic Peninsula has gone a full week with no new COVID-19 cases, allowing health officials to prepare for expanded testing and contact tracing.… Continue reading

Brotherly love: Sequim siblings use 3-D printer to make face shields for healthcare workers

A Christmas present and an encounter with a social media post led two Sequim residents to help front-line nurses and at-risk locals alike fend off… Continue reading

Health officials toward reopening in early May

For the first time since the initial COVID-19 case was diagnosed on the North Olympic Peninsula on March 6, no additional cases were discovered in… Continue reading

Jess Pankey, an environmental health specialist with Clallam County Heath and Human Services, looks over a room filled with cots on Thursday at the Port of Port Angeles’ 1010 Building near William R. Fairchild International Airport as the building is converted to an isolation shelter for homeless individuals who might be infected with the novel coronavirus. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

COVID-19 center for homeless opens as officials prepare to increase testing

Clallam County has opened a COVID-19 quarantine and isolation center for the homeless population near William R. Fairchild Memorial Airport, Dr. Allison Unthank, county health… Continue reading

Jess Pankey, an environmental health specialist with Clallam County Heath and Human Services, looks over a room filled with cots on Thursday at the Port of Port Angeles’ 1010 Building near William R. Fairchild International Airport as the building is converted to an isolation shelter for homeless individuals who might be infected with the novel coronavirus. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group