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For about a week, Katie Smith worked with her children and some neighbors to draw an inspirational chalk mural along her subdivision’s fence facing South Sequim Avenue. Photo courtesy of Isaac Peiffer

Mom’s mural spans South Sequim Avenue subdivision

Spanning her subdivision, Katie Smith said her recent art project is the “best three bucks I ever spent.” In the last week, Smith used chalk… Continue reading

For about a week, Katie Smith worked with her children and some neighbors to draw an inspirational chalk mural along her subdivision’s fence facing South Sequim Avenue. Photo courtesy of Isaac Peiffer

Peninsula virus cases stay at 40

Health officials optimistic at counties’ progress

Olympic coastal sites shut down over COVID-19 concerns

Olympic National Park has closed all National Park Service-managed beaches and coastal areas on the Olympic Peninsula to park visitors to slow the spread of… Continue reading

Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce staff and board members recently started a Small Business Relief Fund to help Sequim area businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce staff and board members recently started a Small Business Relief Fund to help Sequim area businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Clallam fairgrounds, most county parks closed through May 4

The Clallam County Parks, Fair & Facilities Department has announced the temporary closure of all campgrounds and day-use facilities managed by the county, including the… Continue reading

Coronavirus crisis forces more cancellations, postponements

Coffee with the Mayor The City of Sequim’s April 23 Coffee with the Mayor meeting has been cancelled because of statewide meeting restrictions surrounding the… Continue reading

Kevin Lopiccolo, deputy director of Clallam County Health and Human Services, looks over a newly-delivered commercial clothes dryer to be installed last week in the Port of Port Angeles’ 1010 Building near William R. Fairchild International Airport prior to the building’s temporary conversion to an isolation shelter of homeless individuals. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Coronavirus may hit peak this month

As an additional case of the new coronavirus was confirmed this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula, health officers in Clallam and Jefferson counties pointed… Continue reading

Kevin Lopiccolo, deputy director of Clallam County Health and Human Services, looks over a newly-delivered commercial clothes dryer to be installed last week in the Port of Port Angeles’ 1010 Building near William R. Fairchild International Airport prior to the building’s temporary conversion to an isolation shelter of homeless individuals. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Inslee signs, vetoes 2020 legislation

Here’s a recap of recent bill signed into law (with veto messaged attached) or vetoed outright by Gov. Jay Inslee following the 2020 legislative session:… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2020

PHOTO: ‘Super’ sight over Sequim

Bob Lampert of Sequim spots the April 7 “pink moon” from Bell Hill. The recent “pink moon,” classified as a supermoon, was the closest, biggest… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2020

PHOTO: At day’s end at Jamestown Beach

Contributor Dann Oppflet caught this scene on April 7 at Jamestown Beach.… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2020

Police blotter — April 15, 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 7… Continue reading

Sequim High grad Miguel Moroles, fifth from left, and fellow U.S. Coast Guard Academy students react to being told they’ve qualified for the academy’s flight school. Submitted photo

Sequim High grad earns spot at U.S. Coast Guard flight school

Like thousands of other college students across the country, Miguel Moroles and other U.S. Coast Guard Academy students are on extended leave from their campus,… Continue reading

Sequim High grad Miguel Moroles, fifth from left, and fellow U.S. Coast Guard Academy students react to being told they’ve qualified for the academy’s flight school. Submitted photo

Sequim schools prep $2.6 million in cuts for 2020-2021 academic year

School cuts considered Sequim schools superintendent Dr. Rob Clark is recommending these cuts as the school district anticipates drops in both enrollment and funding in… Continue reading

United Way begins grant funding to nonprofits

An effort to help local nonprofits during the worldwide novel coronavirus public health threat has grown by more than $50,000, thanks to community generosity. The… Continue reading

Emergency officials: Take these steps while shopping during COVID-19 pandemic

Many local stores are working to keep customers safe while they are doing their essential shopping amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,from installing barriers between customers and… Continue reading

Ted Miller was elected to the Sequim City Council in 2009 and most recently served as Deputy Mayor until his death on April 10. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim City Councilor Ted Miller, ret. CIA analyst, dies

Family plans Celebration of Life in future

Ted Miller was elected to the Sequim City Council in 2009 and most recently served as Deputy Mayor until his death on April 10. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash

Technical issue leads to Sequim City Council April 13 meeting cancellation

The seventh seat for Sequim City Council will remain open for at least another two weeks after technological issues for teleconferencing moved city councilors to… Continue reading

Dept. of Treasury, IRS extends deadline for other taxes

To help taxpayers, the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced today that Notice 2020-23 extends additional key tax deadlines for individuals and… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2020

Teen reported missing is found

A Port Orchard girl who went missing near the Sequim Costco last week arrived safely at her grandmother’s house in Port Angeles on Sunday, April… Continue reading

COVID-19 Relief Fund growing

Generous donors throughout the North Olympic Peninsula keep pouring in funds for Olympic Community Action Programs to disperse to those hurt financially by COVID-19 precautions.… Continue reading