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Sequim city councilor Troy Tennseon resigns

Sequim City Council member Troy Tenneson has resigned his council position. City of Sequim representatives said Tenneson notified the city Friday that he was resigning… Continue reading

Five new cases of COVID-19 on the Peninsula

Jefferson County’s health officer expects one of the two cases of COVID-19 confirmed on Thursday to be an early indication of a spike after a… Continue reading

Health officials: Limiting gatherings key in returning to in-person teaching

Health officials doubled down on COVID-19 transmission prevention measures Wednesday as three new cases emerged on the North Olympic Peninsula. Clallam County added two new… Continue reading

Deputies seek felon in connection with drug find

Deputies with the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the whereabouts of Steven D. Goodman in connection with an Aug. 17 traffic stop that yielded… Continue reading

Agencies team up to address homelessness

A multi-year, multi-agency effort to address homelessness/housing, drug abuse and addiction, mental health issues and food security has hit the Sequim streets in the form,… Continue reading

Clallam County seeking volunteers for various tasks

A groundswell of community support through local volunteers has helped Clallam County meet needs across the region during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic over the… Continue reading

Community news briefs — Aug. 19, 2020

Peninsula College sets Running Start information presentation Peninsula College hosts a free virtual Running Start Information Night via Zoom, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug.… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2020
Volunteers Bruce Leigh and Alex Fane with Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) put food boxes in a truck bed on June 10 at Sequim High School. The program moves to Trinity United Methodist Church from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 26. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Food Care Package program moves to Trinity Methodist

Boxes available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 26

Volunteers Bruce Leigh and Alex Fane with Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) put food boxes in a truck bed on June 10 at Sequim High School. The program moves to Trinity United Methodist Church from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 26. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Get NOLS library cards at curbside service

Patrons of the North Olympic Library System can now get physical library cards via curbside service at local library branches. Patrons are encouraged to register… Continue reading

Shelley Jefferson was placed on leave last week as assistant principal of Helen Haller Elementary while law enforcement investigate allegations that she and her husband Francis Jefferson abused a foster child. Submitted photo

Law enforcement investigating child abuse allegations

Lummi Nation, Sequim Police investigating potential charges

Shelley Jefferson was placed on leave last week as assistant principal of Helen Haller Elementary while law enforcement investigate allegations that she and her husband Francis Jefferson abused a foster child. Submitted photo

Milestone: OMC nurse Schuchardt earns DAISY Award

Chief Nursing Officer Ralph Parker, MSN, RN, recently honored Ardith Schuchardt, RN, with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses® at Olympic Medical Center. The award,… Continue reading

NOLS sets women’s suffrage celebration with ‘Broads & Broadsides’

The North Olympic Library System hosts “Broads & Broadsides: The Dead Feminists Celebrate the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20,… Continue reading

OMC physical therapists get clinical specialist certifications

Olympic Medical Center physical therapists Chris Shaw and Cortney Hutmacher were recently certified as clinical specialists in orthopaedic physical therapy by the American Board of… Continue reading

OPNET investigation nets two arrests

An investigation by Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team (OPNET) and other law enforcement partners led to the arrest of two Sequim residents last week on… Continue reading

Panel OKs proposals to amend county charter

Voters will consider again two familiar measures Nov. 3 that would broaden how they select Clallam County commissioners and make the only elected land-use director… Continue reading

PC moves Aug. 22 commencement ceremony online

With a spike in COVID-19 cases in Clallam County in recent days — particularly in the 19-29 age group — Peninsula College officials agreed to… Continue reading

Peninsula College offers retraining funds to help unemployed

To help Clallam County residents struggling with employment issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, Peninsula College officials say the school’s Worker Retraining (WRT) Program at Peninsula… Continue reading

Peninsula tribal dental clinics receive grants

Tribal dental clinics across the North Olympic Peninsula were among those to receive grants to support them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arcora Foundation awarded… Continue reading

PHOTO: At day’s end

Contributor Dann Oppfelt captures this “painted” Sequim sunset on Aug. 16.… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2020