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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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Rep. Chapman to lead state timber, farm country committee

State Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles, has been elected chair of the state House Committee on Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Chapman was elected… Continue reading

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Sequim Food Bank to hold another holiday distribution event in park

Organizers look at options for faster traffic flow

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SHS students set special toy drive, drive-thru for Dec. 19

In the past nine months, while moving their instruction online, Sequim High School students have seen all of their activities, from dances and sporting events… Continue reading

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Wreaths Across America event set at Sequim View Cemetery

Wreaths Across America, a national program that echoes the honoring of veterans at Arlington National Cemetery by placing balsam wreaths on the graves of service… Continue reading

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Pfizer vaccine arrives in Washington state

The initial shipment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Washington state, and North Olympic Peninsula hospitals are preparing for their first shipments. The first… Continue reading

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Sequim JCPenney to close in spring 2021

Store opened in 1995 after move from Port Angeles

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Pfizer vaccine expected to arrive in state Monday

North Olympic Peninsula health officials expect the first batch of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses to arrive early this week after it was approved by… Continue reading

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PHOTO: Decorating the holidays

Larry Aillaud and Leilani Sundt enjoy a crisp December day with friends decorating a tree near the “Sequim welcomes you” sign on the east end… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2020
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