Michael Dashiell

Sequim Library expansion gets financing from State Treasurer’s office

Certificates of Participation sold to help agencies obtain funding for projects, equipment

 

Shayna Robnett holds Phoenix, a rooster abandoned near Baker Dip near Morse Creek, at Lilly’s Safe Haven in Port Angeles. Robnett estimates the nonprofit has rescued more than 70 roosters since its inception about four years ago. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Lilly’s Safe Haven fills in animal rescue gaps

Director brings in abandoned roosters, ducks and sheep

 

Sequim City Council member Vicki Lowe and Sequim School Board president Eric Pickens talk at a joint meeting at the city council’s chambers on June 25. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim city, school leaders discuss housing

Enrollment has decreased, but several projects are in pipeline

 

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Tyler Benedict leads the Sequim City Band at last year’s Independence Day celebration.

Sequim City Band preps patriotic playlist for Fourth

The Sequim City Band will open a day full of music and fireworks with the group’s annual Independence Day concert, “A Patriotic 4th… Continue reading

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Tyler Benedict leads the Sequim City Band at last year’s Independence Day celebration.

Sequim School District awaiting results of water testing

While testing for levels of lead in the drinking water in Sequim schools continues, district Superintendent Regan Nickels said most faucets tested have… Continue reading

Sequim schools to cut budget

Expenses could reduce by $2.5M

From left, Martha Collins, Christian Speidel, Roberta Cooper and Liz Harper join 20 other artists displaying a wide variety of creativity at the Artworks² third annual Invitational Art Show, set for Friday and Saturday in Port Townsend. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
From left, Martha Collins, Christian Speidel, Roberta Cooper and Liz Harper join 20 other artists displaying a wide variety of creativity at the Artworks² third annual Invitational Art Show, set for Friday and Saturday in Port Townsend. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim schools drop proposal to bump back start time

Survey respondents prefer to keep Greywolf Elementary at 8:30 a.m.

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Sequim head coach Erik Wiker gives instruction to players in a non-league game at Spartan Stadium in Forks in September 2023.
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Sequim head coach Erik Wiker gives instruction to players in a non-league game at Spartan Stadium in Forks in September 2023.
Workers with Hoch Construction remove much of the structure at the Sequim Library location, 630 N. Sequim Ave., in preparation for the major expansion project. (Noah Glaude/North Olympic Library System)

Crews clearing way for expanded Sequim Library

Hoch Construction will add 3,800 square feet to location

Workers with Hoch Construction remove much of the structure at the Sequim Library location, 630 N. Sequim Ave., in preparation for the major expansion project. (Noah Glaude/North Olympic Library System)

Sequim schools plan cuts to staff

District aims to reduce force by 28 positions

Seabrook CEO Casey Roloff talks with community members about a planned 500- to 600-home development near Sequim Bay on April 23 at John Wayne Marina. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim site could include 600 homes

Developer eyeing property near John Wayne Marina

Seabrook CEO Casey Roloff talks with community members about a planned 500- to 600-home development near Sequim Bay on April 23 at John Wayne Marina. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim schools looking at options with budget struggles

District freezes most hiring, aims to cut at least $2.5 million

Sequim schools agree to $40K settlement over public records dispute

District updates policy to ‘beef up’ consultation with third parties

Noah Glaude, executive director of the North Olympic Library System, welcomes a crowd to the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Sequim Library expansion on Wednesday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim library breaks ground

3,800-square-foot expansion expected to be complete by spring 2025

Noah Glaude, executive director of the North Olympic Library System, welcomes a crowd to the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Sequim Library expansion on Wednesday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Randy Perry and Judy Reandeau Stipe, volunteer executive director of Sequim Museum & Arts, hold aloft a banner from "The Boys in the Boat" film Perry purchased and is loaning to the museum. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

‘Boys in the Boat’ banner to be loaned to museum

Sequim man purchases item shown in film at auction

Randy Perry and Judy Reandeau Stipe, volunteer executive director of Sequim Museum & Arts, hold aloft a banner from "The Boys in the Boat" film Perry purchased and is loaning to the museum. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
It’s a 1960s theme for the Grand Olympics Chorus’ “A Grand Musical Adventure!,” a multi-group concert set for Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church. (Grand Olympics Chorus)

Grand Olympics Chorus, friends revive the 1960s

‘A Grand Musical Adventure!’ set for Saturday performances

It’s a 1960s theme for the Grand Olympics Chorus’ “A Grand Musical Adventure!,” a multi-group concert set for Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church. (Grand Olympics Chorus)
Sequim Wheelers, seen on the historic Railroad Bridge near the Dungeness River Nature Center, prep for a ride on the Olympic Discovery Trail. The nonprofit's season begins in May, and it has an open house for potential new volunteers on April 20 at the River Center. It also has an orientation for new volunteers on April 25 at the River Center. (Sequim Wheelers)

Sequim Wheelers gearing up for 2024 rides, seek recruits

Nonprofit looking for help during for 20-week season

Sequim Wheelers, seen on the historic Railroad Bridge near the Dungeness River Nature Center, prep for a ride on the Olympic Discovery Trail. The nonprofit's season begins in May, and it has an open house for potential new volunteers on April 20 at the River Center. It also has an orientation for new volunteers on April 25 at the River Center. (Sequim Wheelers)
Current and former fire chiefs with Clallam County Fire District 3 gather to send off outgoing chiefs Ben Andrews and Dan Orr. Pictured, from left, are: current District 3 chief Justin Grider; Andrews; former chief Steve Vogel; Orr, and former chief Tom Lowe. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

District 3 says thanks to retiring chiefs

A pair of Clallam County Fire District 3 chiefs were inaugurated into the small pantheon of past chiefs following years of leading Sequim’s… Continue reading

Current and former fire chiefs with Clallam County Fire District 3 gather to send off outgoing chiefs Ben Andrews and Dan Orr. Pictured, from left, are: current District 3 chief Justin Grider; Andrews; former chief Steve Vogel; Orr, and former chief Tom Lowe. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Joey Belanger has been named the Olympic Peninsula YMCA’s vice president of operations and YMCA of Sequim branch executive. (Olympic Peninsula YMCA)

YMCA names new Sequim branch executive

The Olympic Peninsula YMCA has welcomed new leadership and said happy trails to a Sequim-based executive. Joey Belanger was named the organization’s vice… Continue reading

Joey Belanger has been named the Olympic Peninsula YMCA’s vice president of operations and YMCA of Sequim branch executive. (Olympic Peninsula YMCA)