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Clallam coronavirus count remains at 11

The number of Clallam County residents testing positive for the novel coronavirus remains at 11, Peter Raiswell, Public Information Officer for Clallam County Emergency Management… Continue reading

City of Sequim updating emergency info on community billboards

City and regional emergency officials are looking to keep the community informed by posting emergency notices on a number of information boards across Sequim. Members… Continue reading

Clallam reports 11th positive coronavirus case

A coronavirus outbreak discovered the second week of March at a Jefferson County residential treatment facility has been contained but is still being investigated and… Continue reading

A new fence went up around Helen Haller Elementary during Spring Break to limit access into the school. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Security fence goes up at Helen Haller Elementary

Middle School roof, High School cameras also targeted for repair

A new fence went up around Helen Haller Elementary during Spring Break to limit access into the school. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Scott Koenigseacker, lead pastor at Sequim Community Church, leads a livestream service at the church on April 5. The church had been livestreaming services for months prior to the state ban on group gatherings in March, so the transition to online services was mostly seamless, Koenigseacker said. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Faith in a time of coronavirus

Like countless others across Washington state, the nation and the globe, Sequim-area churchgoers are considering the prospect of celebrating Easter from home. Such is the… Continue reading

Scott Koenigseacker, lead pastor at Sequim Community Church, leads a livestream service at the church on April 5. The church had been livestreaming services for months prior to the state ban on group gatherings in March, so the transition to online services was mostly seamless, Koenigseacker said. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell
Nitasha Lewis, a manager with the Upward Bound program at Peninsula College, uses a paper valise to keep her head dry as she walks across the college’s Port Angeles campus on Feb. 6. The college is going to online classes for the entirety of the 2020 spring quarter. File photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Peninsula College goes online for 2020 spring quarter

The academic year at Peninsula College is moving forward — a week later than planned and with instruction going online for the entire spring quarter.… Continue reading

Nitasha Lewis, a manager with the Upward Bound program at Peninsula College, uses a paper valise to keep her head dry as she walks across the college’s Port Angeles campus on Feb. 6. The college is going to online classes for the entirety of the 2020 spring quarter. File photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Tessa Jackson with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula accepts a donation of about 400 activity books from Dungeness Kids Co. and community members last week. Children in the club must practice social distancing and must play apart, so activity books are meant to help the children during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo courtesy of Susan Baritelle

Dungeness Kids Co. raises funds for Boys Girls Clubs’ activities during COVID-19

Clubs expand space for more families for child care

Tessa Jackson with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula accepts a donation of about 400 activity books from Dungeness Kids Co. and community members last week. Children in the club must practice social distancing and must play apart, so activity books are meant to help the children during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo courtesy of Susan Baritelle

Grants available for small businesses

Program provides limited funds for North Olympic Peninsula

Charter Review Commission sets ‘virtual’ April 9 meeting

The Clallam County Charter Review Commission “meets” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 — with all commissioners taking part through video or phone technology.… Continue reading

Michael Latimer, a City of Sequim Public Works crew member sanitizes a city bench. Photo courtesy of City of Sequim

Clallam COVID-19 cases remain at 8 for week

Clallam County officials have stressed to residents not to police others when it comes to social distancing or wearing masks in public. County officials said… Continue reading

Michael Latimer, a City of Sequim Public Works crew member sanitizes a city bench. Photo courtesy of City of Sequim

Communities continue face mask challenge with thousands made so far

Efforts expand to include gowns, 3-D printed face shields

Coronavirus threat forces cancellations, extends deadlines

Plant sale, garden tour canceled The Clallam County Master Gardener’s annual plant sale at Woodcock Demonstration Gardens in Sequim scheduled for May 2 has been… Continue reading

Sequim City Councilors tentatively decide on a new city councilor on April 13 to fill the vacant seat of Jennifer States who resigned earlier this year. Prior to being reelected in Nov. 2019, States was appointed to the City Council. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash

Four residents seek spot for Sequim Council vacancy

Teleconference interviews held April 13

Sequim City Councilors tentatively decide on a new city councilor on April 13 to fill the vacant seat of Jennifer States who resigned earlier this year. Prior to being reelected in Nov. 2019, States was appointed to the City Council. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash

Peninsula College opens scholarship process for 2020-20201 tuition

The Peninsula College Foundation’s online application process is open for students seeking scholarships to attend Peninsula College for the 2020-21 school year. Since the application… Continue reading

Police blotter — April 8, 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. March 31… Continue reading

Richard “Doc” Robinson, executive director of Serenity House of Clallam County, points to an artist’s rendering of the Bridges Grill and a nearby laundromat on Eighth Street in Port Angeles that were under consideration for purchase by his agency to provide services for homeless young adults in this Dec. 15, 2018, file photo. Robinson has left his post at Serenity House. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Serenity House executive director leaves post

Doc Robinson announces retirement

Richard “Doc” Robinson, executive director of Serenity House of Clallam County, points to an artist’s rendering of the Bridges Grill and a nearby laundromat on Eighth Street in Port Angeles that were under consideration for purchase by his agency to provide services for homeless young adults in this Dec. 15, 2018, file photo. Robinson has left his post at Serenity House. Photo by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

State grant to pay for first unincorporated Clallam County roundabout

Clallam County has secured a $490,000 federal grant to build a roundabout at the collision-prone intersection of Sequim-Dungeness Way and Woodcock Road, commissioners have learned.… Continue reading

Inslee closes schools for remainder of academic year

It’s nowhere near mid-June, but school is out … kind of. Gov. Jay Inslee on April 6 prohibited all Washington state schools from providing in-person… Continue reading

Clallam County signs lease with port for homeless recovery center

Facility will be near William R. Fairchild Memorial Airport