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Helen and Greg Starr, executors of James Minsky’s estate, cut the ribbon for LtCol James Minsky Place on May 17 with Cheri Tinker, executive director of Sarge’s Veteran Support, right, and Sarge’s board president Lorri Gilchrist, and city council members Harmony Rutter and Rachel Anderson. The facility will permanently house six disabled and/or elderly veterans in Sequim. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Minsky Place opens to support elderly, disabled veterans

Sarge’s Veteran Support seeks five veterans for permanent housing

 

This year's Rhododendron Festival queen Paige Govia and princess Rosie Schmucker wave to the Sequim Irrigation Festival Grand Parade crowd on May 11. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Irrigation Festival names its Grand Parade winners

Sequim Irrigation Festival organizers announced the winners of the Grand Parade for the 129th year of the event. The Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival… Continue reading

 

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Piping plan could be reinstated

Votes reaffirm Sequim board members

 

Sequim police propose updated noise control ordinance

Public hearing set June 10 at civic center

Firefighters from Clallam County Fire District 3 fought a fire on Friday that damaged a manufactured home in Sequim. (Elliott Jones/Clallam County Fire District 3)

Sequim manufactured home, garage apartment damaged by fires

Firefighters stop spread of shop fire on Shore Road

Firefighters from Clallam County Fire District 3 fought a fire on Friday that damaged a manufactured home in Sequim. (Elliott Jones/Clallam County Fire District 3)
Revisions to Clallam County's code propose provisions for farms countywide, such as requiring guides for farm tours or clearly marked areas visitors can go. Retail stores are also proposed to be 1,000 square feet or less. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Hearing set for farm standards

Proposal before Clallam County Planning Commission

Revisions to Clallam County's code propose provisions for farms countywide, such as requiring guides for farm tours or clearly marked areas visitors can go. Retail stores are also proposed to be 1,000 square feet or less. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
A new mural at Sequim High School honors 2020 graduate Alissa Lofstrom, who started the mural in 2019 but had to stop due to COVID-19 shutdowns. She died in 2021, but past and current students finished her mural for the Interact Club. (Chelsea Reichner)

Teens put finishing touches on mural to honor student

Teachers, students remember Lofstrom as welcoming, talented, artistic

A new mural at Sequim High School honors 2020 graduate Alissa Lofstrom, who started the mural in 2019 but had to stop due to COVID-19 shutdowns. She died in 2021, but past and current students finished her mural for the Interact Club. (Chelsea Reichner)
Bryant Volker smiles for Irrigation Festival photographer Keith Ross during the Kids Parade awards with help from festival Princess Kailah Blake. Volker won first place for his bicycle float. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Parade, logging show highlight festival weekend

Car show, historic walking tour part of 129th annual event

Bryant Volker smiles for Irrigation Festival photographer Keith Ross during the Kids Parade awards with help from festival Princess Kailah Blake. Volker won first place for his bicycle float. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
St. Joseph’s confirmation class in Sequim brought in more than 35,000 laundry pods through a fundraiser for Serenity House of Clallam County. It was their service project as part of the class. (Morgan Nolan)

Serenity shelter receives 35,000-plus laundry pods from youths

Guests at the shelter at Serenity House of Clallam County are well-supplied for laundry detergent for a few years, thanks to Peninsula… Continue reading

St. Joseph’s confirmation class in Sequim brought in more than 35,000 laundry pods through a fundraiser for Serenity House of Clallam County. It was their service project as part of the class. (Morgan Nolan)
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CERT receives Serve Washington volunteer award

The Sequim Operational Area and Eastern Clallam County Community Emergency Response Emergency Team program received the state Volunteer Service Award for the Peninsula/Coastal… Continue reading

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Sequim sets ‘Flow’ theme for downtown park

Carrie Blake Park bridges set for 2025 replacement

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Strait Up Foam Fun, seen in 2023, returns to Carrie Blake Community Park on Sunday for Family Fun Days so children can play in the eco-friendly, biodegradable foam.

Irrigation Festival kicks off first weekend in Sequim

Crazy Daze Breakfast welcomes Whodunnit, Trashion Show expands

Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Strait Up Foam Fun, seen in 2023, returns to Carrie Blake Community Park on Sunday for Family Fun Days so children can play in the eco-friendly, biodegradable foam.
Acting city clerk Heather Robley, right, swears in new city council member Nicole Hartman on Monday after she was appointed to fill former mayor Tom Ferrell’s seat. Hartman will serve through certification of the 2025 general election. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Hartman named to Sequim council

PUD staffer to serve in former mayor’s seat

Acting city clerk Heather Robley, right, swears in new city council member Nicole Hartman on Monday after she was appointed to fill former mayor Tom Ferrell’s seat. Hartman will serve through certification of the 2025 general election. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Walter (Shaun Hughbanks) sings a familiar jingle with Haley (Steve Fisher) in “The Man with the Plastic Sandwich.” Hughbanks’ character encounters three life-changing individuals after losing his job of 20 years. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

New fortunes for ‘Man with the Plastic Sandwich’

Olympic Theatre Arts’ show kicks off three-week run

Walter (Shaun Hughbanks) sings a familiar jingle with Haley (Steve Fisher) in “The Man with the Plastic Sandwich.” Hughbanks’ character encounters three life-changing individuals after losing his job of 20 years. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners agreed on April 2 to seek a real estate market analysis for Lost Mountain Station 36 after multiple attempts to seek volunteers to keep the station open. They’ll consider selling it and using funds for emergency supplies in the area, and offsetting construction costs for a new Carlsborg fire station. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Fire District to seek market analysis for station

Proceeds could help build new building in Carlsborg

Clallam County Fire District 3 commissioners agreed on April 2 to seek a real estate market analysis for Lost Mountain Station 36 after multiple attempts to seek volunteers to keep the station open. They’ll consider selling it and using funds for emergency supplies in the area, and offsetting construction costs for a new Carlsborg fire station. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
John McKenzie. (Clallam County Fire District 3)

Sequim to bring back fire, safety inspections

Routine visits out of rotation for almost a year

John McKenzie. (Clallam County Fire District 3)
Charisse Deschenes, first hired by the city of Sequim in 2014, departed this week after 10 years in various roles, including most recently deputy city manager/community and economic development director. (City of Sequim)

Deputy manager leaves Sequim

Community, economic development position open

Charisse Deschenes, first hired by the city of Sequim in 2014, departed this week after 10 years in various roles, including most recently deputy city manager/community and economic development director. (City of Sequim)
The Blue Titans, from left, Ramsey O’Mera, Miles Angelovic, Winter Radcliffe, Rain Nelson and Mia Miano won the 2024 Battle of the Books on March 22. The fourth-graders represented Sequim’s Helen Haller Elementary School. (North Olympic Library System)

Helen Haller Elementary team wins annual Battle of Books

A team from Sequim came out on top of a tiebreaker to win the North Olympic Library System’s annual Battle of the Books.… Continue reading

The Blue Titans, from left, Ramsey O’Mera, Miles Angelovic, Winter Radcliffe, Rain Nelson and Mia Miano won the 2024 Battle of the Books on March 22. The fourth-graders represented Sequim’s Helen Haller Elementary School. (North Olympic Library System)

Seven candidates set for open Sequim City Council seat

Former mayor Ferrell resigned in March after being reelected

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Hoch Construction to build Sequim library expansion

$7.5M contract awarded to renovate 1983 building

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