Michael Dashiell

WEEKEND REWIND: Clallam Fire District No. 3 commissioner retires after five-decade career

SEQUIM — For Richard Houts, fighting fires was a natural fit. His father was a fireman, his uncles and cousins, too. By the age of… Continue reading

Clallam Fire District No. 3 commissioner retires after five-decade career

SEQUIM — For Richard Houts, fighting fires was a natural fit. His father was a fireman, his uncles and cousins, too. By the age of… Continue reading

Helen Haller Elementary in Sequim to get new assistant principal

SEQUIM — The commute for Allyson Cundiff just got a little longer. A Poulsbo resident who works at a Bremerton school serving students in prekindergarten… Continue reading

Sequim Cares faith group launching emergency fund

SEQUIM — Just two meetings in, they have a name, a fund to help the homeless (almost) and plenty of momentum. Sequim Cares, a coalition… Continue reading

Sequim horse rescue takes animals after Belfair tragedy

SEQUIM — In Greek mythology, it is the phoenix that is regenerated out of the ashes of its predecessor, reborn to live once again. While… Continue reading

New Sequim coalition advocates healthy start with Ready, Set, Go 5210! initiative

SEQUIM — The shift is on. Members of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Healthy Community Coalition welcomed interested community members of all ages to their health initiative… Continue reading

Eighth-grader’s film takes top prize in Sequim festival

SEQUIM — Eighth-grader Nicholas D'Amico has this filmmaking thing down . . . almost. After winning the School Spirit Award in 2014 and Best Actor… Continue reading

Free workshop to explore end-of-life conversations, decisions Wednesday in Port Angeles

SEQUIM — Awkward, uncomfortable and possibly a bit frightening — but the conversation is worth having. Paul Fiorini, chaplain/bereavement coordinator at Assured Hospice of Clallam… Continue reading

Sequim School District votes to increase facility rental fees

SEQUIM — Rental fees for Sequim School District facilities are going up. The School Board voted 4-0 Monday, with board member Heather Short absent, to… Continue reading

Sequim schools eye survey for facility needs, community interest

SEQUIM — After four failed school construction bond attempts in the past two years, Sequim school leaders are seeking a fresh look at the issue.… Continue reading

Port Townsend’s small Jefferson Community School has international reach

PORT TOWNSEND — Small school, big dreams. Nestled in downtown Port Townsend among the boutique shops, cafes and bistros, in a three-story building once used… Continue reading

Sequim churches, police seeking to help homeless

SEQUIM — The Rev. Bob Rhoads noted that things have changed in Sequim dramatically in the past few years, that up until about six years… Continue reading

Sen. Murray gets Greywolf tour

Progress at Greywolf Elementary School — both in and about its classrooms — is getting plenty of attention. Last week, U.S. Sen. Patty… Continue reading

Sequim schools Assistant Superintendent Renker stepping down

Ann Renker, assistant superintendent for the Sequim School District, is resigning her position at the end of this month. Renker is stepping down… Continue reading

Catch and create: Sequim artist inspired by fishing tales

In most years, artist Luke Filmer can trade his labor of love for his passion of fishing for two one-month trips into the… Continue reading

A graduation of one: SHS celebrates newest grad thanks to summer school work

No doubt about it — Michael Ray Barbour’s 2017 Sequim High School graduation won’t be soon forgotten. After coming up just short of… Continue reading

Gig Harbor family finds link in Sequim’s Pioneer Memorial Park

A Civil War veteran family’s search led them to Sequim. While the exact location of his remains are unclear, his family left with… Continue reading

Sequim journalist finds middle ground between collection, memoir in ‘Rain Shadow Country’

Somewhere between a memoir and a collection of a journalist’s life work, one can find Tim Wheeler’s new book, “News from Rain Shadow… Continue reading

COLLEGE SOCCER: Sequim’s Erin Vig signs with Peninsula

When Erin Vig laces up her cleats for her college team this fall, she won’t be far from home. The 2017 Sequim High… Continue reading

GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Sequim pushes past Chimacum

Sequim got big contributions from team veterans and newcomers alike in their season-opener on Nov. 30,… Continue reading