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All Clallam beaches closed to shellfish harvesting

The Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services’ environment health division has closed shellfish harvesting of all species along the Strait of Juan de… Continue reading

Three new cases of COVID-19 in Clallam County

Three new COVID-19 cases were confirmed Monday in Clallam County and one new case was confirmed in Jefferson County. The additional cases bumped Clallam County’s… Continue reading

Clallam County reports three new COVID-19 cases

Clallam County reported three new COVID-19 positives on Sunday, bringing the county’s total to 133 cases since March and 31 active cases. Meanwhile, Jefferson County… Continue reading

Seven new COVID-19 cases in Clallam; no new cases in Jefferson

Seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were added to Clallam County’s total on Thursday, while Jefferson County did not add a case for the third… Continue reading

Blessing in Blyn

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and community celebrated and blessed the tribe’s new hotel in Blyn with songs, speeches and a ribbon-cutting on Aug. 4. The… Continue reading

Autrey, Olympic Medical Center clinic manager, lauded for COIVD-19 response

Aleisha Autrey, Olympic Medical Center’s walk-in clinics manager, was presented a leadership award at an OMC virtual department leadership meeting on July 21. Josh Jones,… Continue reading

Sequim city councilors agreed in late July to extend a moratorium for six months on manufactured home developments so city staff and the planning commission could better analyze the Sequim Municipal Code’s language on private streets. Discussions about private streets in manufactured home developments came up late last year during the binding site plan application for Lavender Meadows, a 217-site manufactured home park at the intersection of North Sequim Avenue and Port Williams Road. It was approved earlier this year. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City extends moratorium on manufactured homes

Two temporary positions added for increased services need

Sequim city councilors agreed in late July to extend a moratorium for six months on manufactured home developments so city staff and the planning commission could better analyze the Sequim Municipal Code’s language on private streets. Discussions about private streets in manufactured home developments came up late last year during the binding site plan application for Lavender Meadows, a 217-site manufactured home park at the intersection of North Sequim Avenue and Port Williams Road. It was approved earlier this year. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Dr. Allison Unthank was appointed as Clallam County’s public health officer in September 2018. Submitted photo

Clallam’s health officer faces pandemic with empathy, facts

Since she was 11, Dr. Allison Berry Unthank knew she was meant to help people. Building an empathy for people in childhood and helping care… Continue reading

Dr. Allison Unthank was appointed as Clallam County’s public health officer in September 2018. Submitted photo

Community news briefs — Aug. 5, 2020

Poets in spotlight at next ‘Conversations’ event Peninsula College invites the community to participate in the next free “Conversations Toward a Culture of Justice” event,… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2020
Employees at Sequim Costco helped save a woman with a defibrillator on Aug. 1 after she fainted outside the business. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Costco employees save woman with defibrillator

Fire District commends live-saving efforts

Employees at Sequim Costco helped save a woman with a defibrillator on Aug. 1 after she fainted outside the business. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

First Teacher sets series of parent events on Zoom

A series of First Teacher parent meetings are offered on Zoom at 10 a.m. on Mondays in August. This is an opportunity for parents/caregivers/guardians to… Continue reading

Library system seeking feedback for programs, services

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is looking for feedback to help plan for upcoming programs and services. Fill out an online survey at bit.ly/NOLSFallSurvey.… Continue reading

Police blotter — Aug. 5, 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. July 28… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2020

Sequim’s fire inspections on hold for existing businesses

Agencies hope for new fire inspector agreement but no talks set

VHOCC to host in-person volunteer orientation

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County (VHOCC), a local nonprofit that serves communities from Joyce to Diamond Point, hosts a community orientation, open to anyone wanting… Continue reading

Primary Election: Incumbents post strong numbers in initial ballot counts

Each of the three incumbents in Legislative District 24 posted strong numbers in the early returns of Tuesday’s primary election. State Rep. Mike Chapman and… Continue reading

Sequim schools set staged opening for September

With administrators and local health leaders seeking a hybrid model to open schools this fall and school staff leaning toward remote learning to start the… Continue reading

Clallam County closes Strait to shellfish harvesting

The Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services’ environment health division has closed shellfish harvesting of all species along the Strait of Juan de… Continue reading

Delay strains Clallam business finances

Clallam County entrepreneurs on July 29 lamented Gov. Jay Inslee’s latest blow to reviving their economic health in the unrelenting face of COVID-19. A day… Continue reading

Clallam County Public Health has added a chart of the location of COVID-19 cases on its website. It is updated each Friday. Graphic by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Virus case numbers may plateau

Clallam County reported two additional cases of COVID-19, and Jefferson County has reported one new case. The newest infections bring Clallam County’s total number of… Continue reading

Clallam County Public Health has added a chart of the location of COVID-19 cases on its website. It is updated each Friday. Graphic by Keith Thorpe/Olympic Peninsula News Group