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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

2020 Census date extended to Oct. 31

More than 50 percent of North Olympic Peninsula residents have completed online surveys for the U.S. Census — and the rest now have more time… Continue reading

Clallam County backs effort to expand proposed state park

Clallam County will support a state effort to acquire a 21-acre parcel to expand the proposed Miller Peninsula State Park, commissioners said. Commissioners on April… Continue reading

Clallam County Charter Review seeks applicant following Miller’s death

The Clallam County Charter Review Commission is looking to fill a vacancy after member Ted Miller of Sequim died on April 10. The vacancy must… Continue reading

Clallam PUD appointee decides against running in November

A Clallam County Public Utility District commissioner position became a wide open seat for the Nov. 3 general election after appointee David Anderson surprised his… Continue reading

Environmental review comment period ends for MAT

City must complete application by May 26

Banners fly high at the 2019 Sequim Irrigation Festival’s Grande Parade. This year, the Grand Parade shifts to Oct. 10 due to state regulations limiting group gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Irrigation Festival shifts to October this year

Organizers hope for enough time to adjust to COVID-19 impact

Banners fly high at the 2019 Sequim Irrigation Festival’s Grande Parade. This year, the Grand Parade shifts to Oct. 10 due to state regulations limiting group gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Locals continue efforts to provide face masks

With statewide health officials urging residents to use masks in public settings where they cannot maintain 6 feet of distance from others, Sequim and Olympic… Continue reading

Peninsula College to get funds for students

Peninsula College officials expect to receive $582,200 to allocate to students for such expenses as room and board, tuition, childcare, health care, food and technology.… Continue reading

Police blotter — April 22, 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 14… Continue reading

Property taxes due soon, but extensions are available

Clallam County residents affected by the 2019 novel coronavirus are able to file for an extension, the Clallam County Treasurer’s Office said last week. County… Continue reading

Sports betting bill signed into law

Native American tribal casinos may be closed across the state and the vast majority of major sports have been shut down worldwide, but tribes may… Continue reading

COVID-19 changes ways candidates file for office

Online applications on county government websites encouraged

Volunteer Hospice group announces changes

The COVID-19 epidemic hasn’t stopped Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County from caring for the terminally ill at no cost to the patient. But it has… Continue reading

A church congregational vote for a land lease to allow an eight-room family shelter west of Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church is on hold until meeting regulations are lifted due to the coronavirus. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash

Family shelter on hold due to coronavirus in Sequim

Land lease vote postponed after meeting regulations lifted

A church congregational vote for a land lease to allow an eight-room family shelter west of Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church is on hold until meeting regulations are lifted due to the coronavirus. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash

COVID-19 cases hold at 42 for the counties; flu cases have stopped

People tiring of physical distancing, urged to hang in there a little longer

Turnaround time for tests getting shorter

Health officials say results will be available same day

40,000 surgical face masks delivered to Clallam County

OMC, Forks among first served; state hospital association plans more shipments

North Olympic Peninsula hospitals adapt to COVID-19

Added precautions in place to protect patients, staff