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Overnight camping to be recommended soon

Overnight camping on the North Olympic Peninsula could open up by the end of this month if all officials agree, even if the state has… Continue reading

Best of the Peninsula 2020 online nominations open

Nomination phase June 1-14; voting phase starts June 22

Peninsula officials discuss CARES funding

Public health officials were investigating three new COVID-19 cases on the North Olympic Peninsula on Tuesday while Clallam and Jefferson county leaders were making plans… Continue reading

Dungeness Crab Seafood Festival canceled

The 19th annual Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival has been canceled, board members announced Tuesday, as October’s annual crustacean celebration becomes the latest major event… Continue reading

City councilors considering 2021 Independence Day drone show

Lodging tax funds suggested for financial support

In recent weeks, City of Sequim officials stopped distributing reclaimed water due to a high amount of particulates found in its treated water. City staff attribute the possible increased use of bleach products to the decrease in visibility in the treated water but it will tentatively return to normal levels this week. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City staff temporarily stops using reclaimed water

Public Works Director encourages people not to flush bleach products

In recent weeks, City of Sequim officials stopped distributing reclaimed water due to a high amount of particulates found in its treated water. City staff attribute the possible increased use of bleach products to the decrease in visibility in the treated water but it will tentatively return to normal levels this week. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
With refurbished computers donated by the Sequim PC Users Group, Sequim School District’s IT staff, from left, Director Beau Young, Richard Seiler, Scott Harmsen and Maria Seabolt helped distribute more than 100 computers for families without the technology in their homes to participate in distance learning for grades 6-12. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Computer club helps school children during coronavirus closure

More than 100 desktops, laptops help students with distant learning

With refurbished computers donated by the Sequim PC Users Group, Sequim School District’s IT staff, from left, Director Beau Young, Richard Seiler, Scott Harmsen and Maria Seabolt helped distribute more than 100 computers for families without the technology in their homes to participate in distance learning for grades 6-12. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

CORRECTED: Speaker to talk COVID-19 in June 10 radio health forum

Dr. Allison Berry Unthank is the featured speaker at the next WOW! Working On Wellness radio presentation, set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, on… Continue reading

Deadline extended for medical scholarships, grants

Clallam County Physicians Community Benefit Fund is accepting applications for academic scholarships in medically-related fields and medically-related community grants to be awarded in 2020-2021. The… Continue reading

Loretta Bilow holds a practice run with Bonnie Hagberg for the Sequim Prairie Grange’s upcoming Drive-Up Ice Cream Social on June 7. Organizers said proceeds support the Grange’s bills and maintenance costs since protocols went into place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Grange pulls together drive-thru ice cream social

Summer tradition adjusts to coronavirus changes

Loretta Bilow holds a practice run with Bonnie Hagberg for the Sequim Prairie Grange’s upcoming Drive-Up Ice Cream Social on June 7. Organizers said proceeds support the Grange’s bills and maintenance costs since protocols went into place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

New Fir Street traffic signal goes live June 16

City staff are seeing a light at the end of Fir Street in the coming weeks. A new traffic signal is being installed at the… Continue reading

NOLS may seek state grant for Sequim branch expansion

The North Olympic Library System’s effort in 2018 to convince voters of the need to expand its Sequim branch came up just short. Now, library… Continue reading

PFOA’s Safe Haven reopens

After a weeks-long closure, Safe Haven — Peninsula Friends of Animals’s no-kill shelter between Sequim and Port Angeles — has resumed cat and kitten adoptions… Continue reading

PHOTO: Harnessing the sun

City of Sequim staff get a look at a nearly completed installation of solar panels on the roof of the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W.… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2020

Police blotter — June 3, 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. May 26… Continue reading

Sequim Beautiful Day brightens Boys Girls Club

A group of dedicated volunteers led by Randy Skoglund helped clean up the landscaping last month at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club as part… Continue reading

Anna Nguyen helps Kaliegh Galvin with her finger nails on June 1 inside Kim’s Nails, 181 W. Washington St. The business reopened that day after being closed due to the “Stay Home, Stay Safe,” state order. Galvin said she has been coming there for two years and planned to come back once it reopened. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Sequim businesses announce reopenings, changes for Phase 2

With Clallam County going into Phase 2 for Gov. Inslee’s “Safe Start Washington” plan, many Sequim area businesses made the shift this week to reopen… Continue reading

Anna Nguyen helps Kaliegh Galvin with her finger nails on June 1 inside Kim’s Nails, 181 W. Washington St. The business reopened that day after being closed due to the “Stay Home, Stay Safe,” state order. Galvin said she has been coming there for two years and planned to come back once it reopened. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Sequim High graduation set for June 19

Graduation will look a little different for Sequim High School this year, but it has a date and a location. Sequim schools superintendent Dr. Rob… Continue reading

Sequim mayor goes on air for community conversation

The coffee was “virtual,” the conversation live and lively. In between Manhattan Transfer’s “Java Jive” and Nat Cole describing a trip down “Route 66,” Sequim… Continue reading