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Peninsula health care system starting to see strain

Clallam County’s health care system is starting to show strain as officials manage six COVID-19 patients, in addition to non-virus-related cases, and Seattle hospitals have… Continue reading

Gamma variant infections increasing statewide

The Gamma variant — also known as the Brazilian variant — of the unique coronavirus is making inroads into Washington state. The variant “is really… Continue reading

Benefit dinner, auction set for Sequim family

A benefit dinner and silent auction is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road. The event… Continue reading

Clallam County returns to state’s high-risk category

Clallam County has returned to the state’s high-risk category due to its high case rate, but the county health officer expects that to dip soon… Continue reading

Sequim police investigating alleged hate crime in downtown

Sequim police are investigating alleged malicious harassment, or hate crime, against Sequim business owners involving weapons and racial slurs last Saturday night. The clash —… Continue reading

City council looks to expand Low-Income Discount utility program

Larger commercial utility base rates could increase in 2022

Health officers: Most COVID-19 cases seen in unvaccinated people

The biggest element in new COVID-19 cases is lack of vaccination, Olympic Peninsula public health officers say. “The most consistent thing (about new cases) is… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2021
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Hats off to Class of 2021

Looking back, the date — Friday the 13th, 2020 — seems ominous. In presenting Sequim High School’s Class of 2021 to a throng of family… Continue reading

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Travis Michael Parker.
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State, county guidance continues at facility with COVID outbreak

State and Clallam County public health officials continued Tuesday to work on increasing transmission-prevention measures at a long-term care facility that has had 17 COVID-19… Continue reading

Sequim Civic Center to reopen to public on June 14

The Sequim Civic Center, located at 152 W. Cedar St., reopened to the public on June 14. Regular business hours are Monday through Friday from… Continue reading

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2021 election: Primary ballots to be mailed mid-July

The election season is upon Clallam County, with a series of key election dates coming up this and weeks ahead as candidates and the public… Continue reading

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David Scott Johnson.

Arson, crash incident is a 2-county case

A Sequim man who allegedly lit gasoline he had sprayed on the pavement at a Blyn convenience store, stole a pickup truck and crashed it… Continue reading

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On June 26-27, Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce leaders and volunteers ask for any help cleaning Whimsy Park. Organizers include from left, Jim Stoffer, board 
past-president, volunteer Emily Westcott, Charla Wright, board president, and 
Tristan Mortarotti, membership manager. Photo by Anthony

Chamber looks to clean Whimsy Park

Community volunteers with the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce seek your help in cleaning up downtown Sequim’s Whimsy Park. The community cleanup is set for… Continue reading

On June 26-27, Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce leaders and volunteers ask for any help cleaning Whimsy Park. Organizers include from left, Jim Stoffer, board 
past-president, volunteer Emily Westcott, Charla Wright, board president, and 
Tristan Mortarotti, membership manager. Photo by Anthony
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City council seeks others to continue race discussions

$1k membership not renewed for equity, inclusion group

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Clallam County Charter Review response expected this summer

Clallam County commissioners will respond to Charter Review Commission recommendations by the end of this summer. Commissioner Mark Ozias, board chairman, agreed Monday to draft… Continue reading

Community news briefs — June 16, 2021

Civic center reopens to public The Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., opened to the public on Monday, June 14. Regular business hours are… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2021

Free legal advice available via clinic on Zoom

The Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will present a virtual legal aid clinic, a free program offering legal advice for members of the public from… Continue reading

Local law enforcement sets impaired driving emphasis

Law enforcement in Clallam and Jefferson counties will engage in high visibility enforcement campaigns in late June to proactively curb impaired driving. In the past… Continue reading

Pasture management workshop scheduled for June 23

Clallam Conservation District is offering a free workshop on managing and improving pastures for horses and livestock, set for 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, at… Continue reading