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Humane Society sees break-in, items stolen

Sometime in the night between July 24 and 25, a burglar or burglars broke into the Bark House, the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society’s dog facility… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2021
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Berry: ‘It feels like the dam is breaking’

The current COVID-19 infection rates on the North Olympic Peninsula are mirroring the surge seen during the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday season, and officials are struggling… Continue reading

Community news briefs — Aug. 4, 2021

Thrift shop sets three-day sale The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop at 204 W. Bell St. hosts a three-day sale, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2021

Fires stopped along US Highway 101, south of Blyn

Firefighters responded to two fire-related incidents last week that led community members to respond to one, and helicopters to be called in for the other.… Continue reading

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Jennifer Thomas’ music makes Olympic debut

Songs help win gold, could appear in Winter Olympics too

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Peninsula College requiring COVID-19 vaccinations

Peninsula College announced July 29 that it is requiring all student and employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campuses in Port… Continue reading

Sequim Police Blotter

Police Blotter — Aug. 4, 2021

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of Sequim and in unincorporated Clallam County in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley area. July 27… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2021
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Vote allows city council to hear future appeals for some building projects

An interim ordinance related to potential city project appeals will expire on Aug. 8 — sending some appeals to Sequim city councilors for a final… Continue reading

WSDOT looks to evaluate protocols after utility outage

Lines cut at Bagley Creek project after miscommunication

Clallam County Fire District 3 firefighters drive through looking to extinguish any flames on July 27 east of Sequim at a brush fire. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Cause remains unknown for July 27 brush fire west of Sequim

Multiple agencies report that a brush fire on July 27 remains under investigation after firefighters fought it on a hilltop near Sherburne Road and Cliff… Continue reading

Clallam County Fire District 3 firefighters drive through looking to extinguish any flames on July 27 east of Sequim at a brush fire. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash
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2021 Primary Election: Candidates draw early leads in hospital, school board, fire district races

A candidate for Sequim School Board who dropped out of the race not long after she filed is leading after initial returns in the Clallam… Continue reading

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COVID case numbers increasing in both Peninsula counties

Both North Olympic Peninsula counties have reached some of the highest COVID-19 case rates they have seen since November. Clallam County reached 189 cases per… Continue reading

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Protection Island fire fills bay with smoke; cause of blaze unknown

A fire on Protection Island spewed smoke into the Discovery Bay and Cape George area on Tuesday. The blaze encompassed about 10 acres of tall… Continue reading

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NOHN gets $3.3M grant to expand behavioral health services

North Olympic Healthcare Network has secured a $3.3 million grant to help improve behavioral health and primary care services for youth and adults in Port… Continue reading

‘Tea with Cops’ Zoom talk set for July 29

Clallam Mosaic and Clallam County Parent to Parent are continuing their free virtual series “Bridges to Communication.” The first of three upcoming 30-minute sessions, “Tea… Continue reading

Charisse Deschenes will remain as Sequim interim city manager until a permanent city manager is hired tentatively this fall. Photo courtesy City of Sequim

City council extends interim city manager contract

Deschenes in role until permanent hire in place

Charisse Deschenes will remain as Sequim interim city manager until a permanent city manager is hired tentatively this fall. Photo courtesy City of Sequim

Clallam County health department announces upgrade to shellfish harvesting

The Strait of Juan de Fuca from Dungeness Spit east to Discovery Bay/Jefferson County line is now open to all species for shellfish harvesting, while… Continue reading

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Clallam sheriff’s office, jail earn accreditation

The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office in May received WASPC (Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs) Accreditation for both the Jail and Operations/Administration. Official recognition… Continue reading

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Community News Briefs — July 28, 2021

Burn ban extended to unincorporated Clallam County Because of reduced moisture levels, low humidity and warmer weather, combined with the reduced availability of fire-fighting resources,… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2021
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Donation drive starts for Sequim’s Back to School Fair

The School Supply Drive for the annual Sequim Back to School Fair is underway. The Kiwanis Club of Sequim-Dungeness has placed collection bins around town,… Continue reading

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