Michael Dashiell

Catch and create: Sequim artist inspired by fishing tales

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

Catch and create: Sequim artist inspired by fishing tales
Michael Ray Barbour accepts his Sequim High School diploma from Sequim schools superintendent Gary Neal on Aug. 5. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group

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

Michael Ray Barbour accepts his Sequim High School diploma from Sequim schools superintendent Gary Neal on Aug. 5. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group

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’

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

Sequim journalist finds middle ground between collection, memoir in ‘Rain Shadow Country’
COLLEGE SOCCER: Sequim’s Erin Vig signs with Peninsula

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

COLLEGE SOCCER: Sequim’s Erin Vig signs with Peninsula
GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Sequim pushes past Chimacum

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

GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Sequim pushes past Chimacum
PREP BASKETBALL: Youthful Sequim weathers rough patches, beats Chimacum

PREP BASKETBALL: Youthful Sequim weathers rough patches, beats Chimacum

Perhaps it was the inconsistent play or the knowledge of what lies ahead, but Sequim coaches and players weren’t content with their season-opening… Continue reading

PREP BASKETBALL: Youthful Sequim weathers rough patches, beats Chimacum

Donations come in for cancer center expansion

The expansion of Olympic Medical Cancer Center in Sequim is getting a boost from the… Continue reading

OMC board approves budget, updated on projects

Olympic Medical Center’s seven-member board of commissioners have approved an operating budget for 2017. OMC’s… Continue reading

Sequim superintendent asks school board to consider two levies

Education programs and operations and capital projects proposals could come in February.

Sequim Schools Superintendent Gary Neal discusses plans for a $55 million bond with board directors at the Sequim Transit Center last week. — Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group ()

Sequim School Board balks at bond measure on November ballot

SEQUIM — The need for refurbished and modernized classrooms — and more of them — is imperative, Sequim School Board members agree. But a proposal… Continue reading

Sequim Schools Superintendent Gary Neal discusses plans for a $55 million bond with board directors at the Sequim Transit Center last week. — Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group ()
Nine-year-old Crystal Rieckhoff of Port Angeles gets instruction from tennis pro Don Thomas of Sequim at the Sequim High School tennis courts earlier this month. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

SPORTS: Free youth tennis academy, tournament coming to Sequim

SEQUIM — As in previous summers, Sequim tennis pro Don Thomas is trying to pass on his love of the sport. Thanks to a bum… Continue reading

Nine-year-old Crystal Rieckhoff of Port Angeles gets instruction from tennis pro Don Thomas of Sequim at the Sequim High School tennis courts earlier this month. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Christy and Willy Rookard of Sequim were vacationing in Cabo San Lucas when Willy was grabbed by men in a car and dragged down the road

Sequim man critically hurt in attack in Mexico; Willy Rookard recovering from brain injuries, collapsed lung

SEQUIM — You hear about these things, Christy Rookard said, and you think, “Oh my gosh.” “We're the 'Oh my gosh' people,” she said. What… Continue reading

Christy and Willy Rookard of Sequim were vacationing in Cabo San Lucas when Willy was grabbed by men in a car and dragged down the road
Richard Houts ()

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

Richard Houts ()

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

Serenity House of Clallam County Executive Director Kim Leach

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

Serenity House of Clallam County Executive Director Kim Leach

Sequim Elks benefit to raise funds for disabled veterans; organizers hopes it catches on across nation

SEQUIM — It’s a big idea in a small town, and Sequim resident Bill Ellis hopes his plan for raising money for disabled veterans catches… Continue reading

Sequim Middle School student Nicholas D'Amico won the top prize at the 2016 Sequim Education Foundation Student Film Festival for “Knock

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

Sequim Middle School student Nicholas D'Amico won the top prize at the 2016 Sequim Education Foundation Student Film Festival for “Knock
Gayle Stewart greets youths at the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Healthy Community Coalition kickoff event last weekend in Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

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

Gayle Stewart greets youths at the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Healthy Community Coalition kickoff event last weekend in Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)