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Royalty contestants for the Sequim Irrigation Festival include, from left, Zoee Kuperus, Sydney VanProyen, Hannah Hampton and Allie Gale. Sequim's queen and court will be shown at 6 p.m. Saturday online at the festival's Facebook page and website. (Keith Ross/Keith’s Frame Of Mind)

Irrigation royalty to be crowned online Saturday

Four students in competition have focused platforms

 

Charisse Deschenes will serve as Sequim interim city manager for up to six months when city councilors will evaluate promoting her and/or begin a search for a different permanent city manager. Photo courtesy of Charisse Deschenes

Sequim names interim city manager

Contract gives council six months to consider Deschenes in permanent position

 

Rashi Jain of Seattle smells some lavender products in the Let's Do Lavender booth at the Lavender Festival Street Fair in July 2019. This summer will be the second consecutive time the novel coronavirus pandemic has led organizers to cancel the Street Fair in Carrie Blake Community Park. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Sequim Lavender Growers Association cancels 2021 Street Fair

Organizers encourage people to shop at farms online, in person

 

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Low-income advocate to sit on Sequim City Council

Rachel Anderson looks to bring people together

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Port Angeles man accused in Sequim theft

Expensive guitars recovered from nearby apartment complex

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MAT clinic ruling appears to end litigation

Community groups and leaders call for kindness

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Six of nine candidates for the vacant Sequim city council seat participated in a forum hosted by the Sequim Good Governance League on Feb. 9. They included, clockwise from top left, Vicki Lowe, Daryl Scott Ness, Janine Bocciardi, Kathy Downer, Rachel Anderson and Lowell Rathbun. David Rich could not participate due to a family obligation, Cynthia Dinan was ill and Autumn Wolfgang could not be reached. Candidates will be interviewed in a special meeting by city councilors Monday.
Six of nine candidates for the vacant Sequim city council seat participated in a forum hosted by the Sequim Good Governance League on Feb. 9. They included, clockwise from top left, Vicki Lowe, Daryl Scott Ness, Janine Bocciardi, Kathy Downer, Rachel Anderson and Lowell Rathbun. David Rich could not participate due to a family obligation, Cynthia Dinan was ill and Autumn Wolfgang could not be reached. Candidates will be interviewed in a special meeting by city councilors Monday.
Sequim city manager Charlie Bush’s final day with the municipality is Feb. 13. (Photo courtesy of City of Sequim)

Bush’s last day as Sequim city manager is today

Some call for mayor to step down; others defend Armacost

Sequim city manager Charlie Bush’s final day with the municipality is Feb. 13. (Photo courtesy of City of Sequim)

Sequim city council member talks about town’s image

Sequim Council member Brandon Janisse brought up concerns about Sequim’s recent reputation during the last council meeting. Janisse spoke briefly on the topic… Continue reading

City of Sequim staff will begin negotiations to bring a fireworks show to Carrie Blake Community Park on Independence Day. In non-pandemic years, Sequim hosts fireworks each May for the Sequim Irrigation Festival Logging Show, as seen here in 2018. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group file photo

Sequim in negotiations for holiday show

Contingency plan allows for other dates if pandemic persists

City of Sequim staff will begin negotiations to bring a fireworks show to Carrie Blake Community Park on Independence Day. In non-pandemic years, Sequim hosts fireworks each May for the Sequim Irrigation Festival Logging Show, as seen here in 2018. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group file photo
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Royalty pageant goes online Feb. 27

Irrigation Festival contest features four contestants

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Sequim advocates take break for health, personal reasons

Morris, Nightingale hope to return soon

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Judge Brent Basden upheld a decision on Jan. 27 in Clallam County Superior Court that developer Ruth Brothers Enterprises, LLC., of Kent, must follow the City of Sequim’s conditions that a second access point must be created before construction can begin on 71 new homes in Jennie’s Meadow’s second and third phases. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Judge backs Sequim on subdivision decision

Developer cannot proceed without second entrance/exit installed

Judge Brent Basden upheld a decision on Jan. 27 in Clallam County Superior Court that developer Ruth Brothers Enterprises, LLC., of Kent, must follow the City of Sequim’s conditions that a second access point must be created before construction can begin on 71 new homes in Jennie’s Meadow’s second and third phases. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group
The Sequim UPS Store, seen here in December, closed this month as its owner said a sale of the franchise has yet to finalize. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group

UPS Store in Sequim closes again

Former owner says franchise sale not final yet

The Sequim UPS Store, seen here in December, closed this month as its owner said a sale of the franchise has yet to finalize. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group
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Voters to decide on schools, hospital levies

Sequim proposing separate programs, capital measures

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JCPenney begins liquidation of store after 26 years in Sequim

Sales to continue through tentative closure in mid-May

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Sequim council OKs city manager severance

Two members attempt to review decision

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More than 100 community members rallied at the corners of Washington Street and Sequim Avenue on Monday afternoon holding signs to support Sequim City Manager Charlie Bush. The Sequim City Council was set to vote Monday night on Bush’s severance package after a majority of council members voted to call for his resignation on Jan. 11. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Support for city manager

More than 100 community members rallied at the corners of Washington Street and Sequim Avenue on Monday afternoon holding signs to support Sequim City Manager… Continue reading

More than 100 community members rallied at the corners of Washington Street and Sequim Avenue on Monday afternoon holding signs to support Sequim City Manager Charlie Bush. The Sequim City Council was set to vote Monday night on Bush’s severance package after a majority of council members voted to call for his resignation on Jan. 11. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Steve Downer and Brian Grad, both of Sequim, wave to drivers on Jan. 20 as they celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris. “I’m relieved,” Downer said of the inauguration. He hopes their first steps will be to address COVID-19, the economy and environment.
Matthew Nash/ Olympic Peninsula News Group

Show of support

Steve Downer and Brian Grad, both of Sequim, wave to drivers on Wednesday as they celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President… Continue reading

Steve Downer and Brian Grad, both of Sequim, wave to drivers on Jan. 20 as they celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris. “I’m relieved,” Downer said of the inauguration. He hopes their first steps will be to address COVID-19, the economy and environment.
Matthew Nash/ Olympic Peninsula News Group
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