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Clallam commissioners: Rental, utility relief top priorities

Clallam County commissioners have agreed to distribute $200,000 in federal COVID-19 relief funds for rental assistance and utility relief. The initial allocation of Coronavirus Aid,… Continue reading

Clallam County League of Women Voters set live, online candidate forums

To help peninsula residents learn more about candidates for local offices prior to the statewide Aug. 4 Primary Election, Clallam County League of Women Voters… Continue reading

Community News Briefs — July 8, 2020

Grange sets ice cream social for Sunday The Sequim Prairie Grange hosts a Drive Up Ice Cream Social from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 12,… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2020

Donations doubled through July 15 at Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

An anonymous donor is giving local animal advocates double the help with donations this summer. The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society hit a major dip in… Continue reading

Bailey Bryan, a former Sequim resident, released her newest track “play w/ me” in late June. She’s also performing the song and other new music live via major venues’ Instagram pages throughout the month. Photo courtesy of 300 Entertainment

Former Sequim resident Bailey Bryan goes on Instagram virtual tour

New “play w/ me” single out now

Bailey Bryan, a former Sequim resident, released her newest track “play w/ me” in late June. She’s also performing the song and other new music live via major venues’ Instagram pages throughout the month. Photo courtesy of 300 Entertainment
Brandon Leeper of Bellingham receives the first place $10,000 prize money for winning the 2020 Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby from Kathy Watrous, President of the Gardiner Salmon Derby Association. After state officials closed the 2020-21 winter salmon season Marine Areas 6, 7 and 9. The Gardiner Salmon Derby Association’s board agreed to call off the 2021 derby. Submitted photo

Gardiner salmon derby group cancels 2021 event

With state officials closing of the 2020-2021 winter salmon seasons for several marine areas, the Gardiner Salmon Derby Association have decided to cancel the 2021… Continue reading

Brandon Leeper of Bellingham receives the first place $10,000 prize money for winning the 2020 Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby from Kathy Watrous, President of the Gardiner Salmon Derby Association. After state officials closed the 2020-21 winter salmon season Marine Areas 6, 7 and 9. The Gardiner Salmon Derby Association’s board agreed to call off the 2021 derby. Submitted photo

Lavender farms welcome public safely

Visitors respectful of regulations, farmers say

The Enchanted Valley chalet rests on steel beams during work to push the structure back from the banks of the Quinault River in September 2014. Photo courtesy of National Park Service

National Park Service mulls future of Enchanted Valley Chalet

The National Park Service on July 2 released an environmental assessment for the final disposition of the Enchanted Valley Chalet for a 30-day public review… Continue reading

The Enchanted Valley chalet rests on steel beams during work to push the structure back from the banks of the Quinault River in September 2014. Photo courtesy of National Park Service

Olympic Peninsula YMCA picks Bart for CEO role

Interim no longer. Wendy Bart, who has served as interim Chief Executive Officer for the Olympic Peninsula for the past five months, has been named… Continue reading

OPAS helping Purple Martins find homes

A rather colorful, melodious and regular visitor to — among other regions — the North Olympic Peninsula has new digs on the peninsula’s shoreline. Members… Continue reading

Parenting Matters Foundation names new executive director

Patsene Dashiell is the new Parenting Matters Foundation and First Teacher Executive Director. Parenting Matters is a nonprofit organization that serves as a resource for… Continue reading

Police blotter — July 8, 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. June 29… Continue reading

  • Jul 8, 2020

Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s thrift shop reopens July 9

For decades, the nonprofit running the thrift shop at the 200 block of West Bell Street generated funds that helped support the daily medical needs… Continue reading

Clallam County Fire District No. 3 firefighters Chad Cate, Colton McGuffey and Bo Pinnel fight a boat fire at John Wayne Marina Saturday morning. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Fire District No. 3

Small boat destroyed in Sequim fire

An engine fire destroyed a 16-foot boat and damaged part of a dock at John Wayne Marina on Saturday morning, July 4. Dan Orr, Assistant… Continue reading

Clallam County Fire District No. 3 firefighters Chad Cate, Colton McGuffey and Bo Pinnel fight a boat fire at John Wayne Marina Saturday morning. Photo courtesy of Clallam County Fire District No. 3

Early-morning fire damages East Sequim Bay Road home

An early morning fire Wednesday, July 1, has left a 4,000-square-foot home on Sequim Bay with extensive fire and smoke damage. No one was injured… Continue reading

New coronavirus cases traced to UW outbreak

Jefferson County has two more positive COVID-19 cases, both tied to an outbreak at University of Washington fraternities in Seattle. There is at least one… Continue reading

OMC commissioner questions per diem testing policy

The two Olympic Medical Center employees who tested positive for COVID-19 were working in the same department of the Port Angeles hospital, with one a… Continue reading

Clallam County Courthouse workers hang bunting on the front of the historic Port Angeles courthouse on Wednesday in honor of Independence Day. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Special events to mark amended Fourth of July celebrations

The COVID-19 pandemic has scuttled plans for many July Fourth celebrations across the North Olympic Peninsula but communities have made plans to keep Independence Day… Continue reading

Clallam County Courthouse workers hang bunting on the front of the historic Port Angeles courthouse on Wednesday in honor of Independence Day. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Health officers urge caution on Fourth; Clallam adds two COVID-19 cases

North Olympic Peninsula health officers are urging caution during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. They said Thursday they encourage residents to celebrate only with… Continue reading

Shelter resident, Serenity House employee test positive

Two people at Serenity House of Clallam County tested positive for COVID-19 this week in an outbreak that was still being assessed late Wednesday afternoon.… Continue reading