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Nick Bielby of the Port Angeles-based Nicklby Wood Carving, works on a large bear sculpture at the Sequim Irrigation Festival Logging Show on Friday. Festival activities continue Saturday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group )

Sequim Irrigation Festival enjoys Grand Finale weekend

Nick Bielby of the Port Angeles-based Nicklby Wood Carving, works on a large bear sculpture at the Sequim Irrigation Festival Logging Show on Friday. Festival… Continue reading

Nick Bielby of the Port Angeles-based Nicklby Wood Carving, works on a large bear sculpture at the Sequim Irrigation Festival Logging Show on Friday. Festival activities continue Saturday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group )
Photo courtesy of Randy Tomaras/Gov. Jay Inslee’s office / Gov. Jay Inslee, center, signs Substitute Senate Bill No. 5687 on April 25 — legislation called the Charles Cate II Act that bolsters the creation and support of postsecondary wrestling grant programs. Joining Inslee are Cate’s son Charley and wife Renee. Behind Inslee is primary bill sponsor Sen. Kevin Van De Wege and Sequim wrestling advocate Randall Tomaras, along with wresters and wrestling advocates. At far right is SHS wrestling coach Steve Chinn.

Wrestling grant legislation named for late Sequim firefighter

The legacy left by Charles “Chad” Cate II was there on the massive, polished desk, and — literally — in the governor’s lap.… Continue reading

Photo courtesy of Randy Tomaras/Gov. Jay Inslee’s office / Gov. Jay Inslee, center, signs Substitute Senate Bill No. 5687 on April 25 — legislation called the Charles Cate II Act that bolsters the creation and support of postsecondary wrestling grant programs. Joining Inslee are Cate’s son Charley and wife Renee. Behind Inslee is primary bill sponsor Sen. Kevin Van De Wege and Sequim wrestling advocate Randall Tomaras, along with wresters and wrestling advocates. At far right is SHS wrestling coach Steve Chinn.
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Dungeness team receives Land Trust’s Out Standing in the Field award

A group best known for its advocacy toward Sequim’s iconic Dungeness River has earned the North Olympic Land Trust’s Out Standing in the… Continue reading

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Sequim OKs changes for grade school

Elementary reconfiguration set for ’23-‘24 school year

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Harrison HealthPartners Dermatology will cease services and close in mid-May, according to officials with its parent company, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Sequim dermatology clinic to close in May

Already frustrated by a dearth of health care options on the Olympic Peninsula, some patients with Harrison HealthPartners Dermatology got worse news in… Continue reading

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Harrison HealthPartners Dermatology will cease services and close in mid-May, according to officials with its parent company, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Grade school shift to be viewed

Sequim discussion set for 6 tonight

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OPHS to offer spay, neuter services

Bi-monthly clinics to begin on Monday

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Sequim Wheelers to kick off sixth season with open house

More volunteers sought at Saturday event

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Sequim School Board backs Habitat, expansion of shop

The Sequim School Board has unanimously offered letters of support for two local efforts, one for increased housing and another for expansion of… Continue reading

Sequim, Port Angeles schools prepare for cuts

Officials keep eye on state Legislature

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Robin Hill Farm County Park has been reopened after a three-month closure to clear trails of fallen tees and debris.

Robin Hill Farm County Park reopens

Three months after a storm blew down dozens of trees and triggered its closure, Robin Hill Farm County Park has been reopened to… Continue reading

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Robin Hill Farm County Park has been reopened after a three-month closure to clear trails of fallen tees and debris.

Report: Sequim firefighter died of heart disease

Initial autopsy results show the on-duty death of a 46-year-old Sequim firefighter in early January was the result of natural causes due to… Continue reading

Finalists for the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Sequim Citizen of the Year award include, from left, Monica Dixon, David Blakeslee and Lynn Horton. Blakeslee, the Sequim Valley Lions Club president, received the award at The Cedars at Dungeness. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Blakeslee selected Sequim’s Citizen of the Year

Lions president lauded for volunteer efforts at numerous festivals

Finalists for the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Sequim Citizen of the Year award include, from left, Monica Dixon, David Blakeslee and Lynn Horton. Blakeslee, the Sequim Valley Lions Club president, received the award at The Cedars at Dungeness. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
In November 2020, Zachary Newell, a researcher at the Center for the Study of the First Americans at Texas A&M, meets with Judy Reandeau Stipe, executive director of the Sequim Museum, and Clare Manis Hatler to discuss the mastodon and its discovery. (Zachary Newell)

Researchers: Sequim artifact oldest bone weapon in Americas

Study confirms date on 13,900-year-old fragments

In November 2020, Zachary Newell, a researcher at the Center for the Study of the First Americans at Texas A&M, meets with Judy Reandeau Stipe, executive director of the Sequim Museum, and Clare Manis Hatler to discuss the mastodon and its discovery. (Zachary Newell)
Sequim High’s Mock Trial club members include, from left, Brody Anderson, Ameila Pozernick and Finn Marlow.

Sequim High Mock Trial Club to compete at state

Youths take honors in first season with community support

Sequim High’s Mock Trial club members include, from left, Brody Anderson, Ameila Pozernick and Finn Marlow.
Firefighters pay tribute to Capt. Charles “Chad” Cate at a memorial service at Sequim High School on Saturday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Hundreds remember firefighter, father, coach

Capt. Charles ‘Chad’ Cate known for his professionalism, wit

Firefighters pay tribute to Capt. Charles “Chad” Cate at a memorial service at Sequim High School on Saturday. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Clallam County Fire District 3 personnel, along with other Olympic Peninsula fire departments, first responders and firends, honor Fire District 3 Capt. Charles “Chad” Cate with a procession of vehicles through Sequim on Jan. 13. Here, the procession passes by District 3’s station on North Fifth Avenue in Sequim. Cate was found deceased in his bunk in the early morning hours of Jan. 12. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim loses fire district captain in line of duty

Cate, 46, to be remembered with Saturday service

Clallam County Fire District 3 personnel, along with other Olympic Peninsula fire departments, first responders and firends, honor Fire District 3 Capt. Charles “Chad” Cate with a procession of vehicles through Sequim on Jan. 13. Here, the procession passes by District 3’s station on North Fifth Avenue in Sequim. Cate was found deceased in his bunk in the early morning hours of Jan. 12. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim school board approves business plan for CTE facility

City public hearing for support set Jan. 25

Haller Foundation contributes $40K toward Sequim CTE effort

Grant to aid in getting state help for vocational facility

Blown-down trees that have been cut and removed from nearby forested areas of Robin Hill County Park await removal from a staging area next to the Olympic Discovery Trail within the park between Sequim and Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Robin Hill Farm Park closed for cleanup until late winter

Clallam County works to clear tree blowdown

Blown-down trees that have been cut and removed from nearby forested areas of Robin Hill County Park await removal from a staging area next to the Olympic Discovery Trail within the park between Sequim and Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)