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Years of declining funding combined with a current $2 billion state budget deficit leaves the treaty Indian tribes in western Washington wondering if the Department of Fish and Wildlife will be able to meet its natural resources management responsibilities.
With gas prices plummeting to less than $2 a gallon, some politicians think this is the ideal time to increase state and federal gas taxes.
It’s been a full week since our Feb. 10 special election and I think for folks who were supporting either the Sequim School District’s construction bond or the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center’s levy (or both), the defeats are starting to set in.
My husband and I have been licensed foster parents nearly eight years. We’ve worked hard to obtain and maintain our license to provide love, consistency and stability to children in foster care. Our license is currently for children ages 0-6. As of this writing, we have in our home a lovely blend of biological and foster children; we are blessed!
Rep. Derek Kilmer, holding Town Hall meetings to address public concerns about the Navy’s plans, didn’t mention that they involve Olympic National Park, the state’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.
Last April, I wrote a long column on the facility needs of the Sequim School District and I promise you I’m not writing it again.
On Feb. 10, our Sequim community will face a huge decision that will significantly affect the future of our community and the children and families living here.
Tonight my heart is broken again, proof of the profound love I have had for 15 years for a fluffy, funny, gorgeous black and white border collie/Sheltie named Jenny who crossed the rainbow bridge today.
To provide 21st century schools we need 21st century construction.
Sequim High School senior Katherine Landoni has been keeping busy the past few years. A student, mentor, tutor and athlete, she takes advanced courses at SHS, played varsity basketball as a sophomore, junior and senior.
On Feb. 10, 2015, the Sequim community will vote on a $49.2 million school facility bond. Last year, the district requested a $154 million bond. The community said no; it was too much and needed to be a more realistic goal. The Sequim School District leadership heard the message and pared back their request to a third of the desired need.
“So, so glad you folks are not in Paris now,” a very good friend wrote. We welcomed her warm words but strangely enough, we wished we were in Paris.
Whether we are retirees wanting to make sure our first responders are highly trained, or we are health care professionals with young families just starting out, or we are business leaders looking for a skilled work force; making sure Sequim has 21st century facilities for our children to learn in benefits us all.
The Toys for Sequim Kids, sponsored by Sequim Community Aid, had its beginning 67 years ago, when there were fields and cows and a very small town but there were needy families then also.
Those with the Sequim Police Department recently welcomed, or more accurately re-welcomed police officer Devin McBride into the department given he had worked previously as a reserve officer between 2008-2011.
“Cromnibus” arrived late on the American scene after months of contentious avoidance. Members of the 113th Congress rushed to pass a spending bill so called “Cromnibus” for 2014-2015 totaling $1.1 trillion while only missing one day of scheduled vacation.
What if there were a two-for-one sale on kilowatts? Your power bill would be cut in half — not a bad result for your monthly budget.
I don’t know about you, dear Gazette reader, but I’m not sure I’m ready for 2015. I’m still winded from a whirlwind 2014.
I simply cannot stop thinking about Leah Crabtree, the 9-year-old girl who celebrated her birthday last month by donating 200 pounds of food to the Sequim Food Bank.
Born and raised on the Olympic Peninsula, Ady Crosby is a local through and through. A 2008 Sequim High graduate, Crosby left the peninsula for Western Washington University where she studied history and social studies, earning a bachelor’s degree in 2013.