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Sequim composer Jennifer Thomas' songs continue to be used by professional figure skaters, including three competitors at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden in late March. Her songs were a part of routines that helped Belgium, Japan and South Korea qualify spots at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo by Ron Southworth

Figure skaters bring Sequim composer’s songs to World Championships

Jennifer Thomas hopes to hear her song played in 2022 Winter Olympics

Sequim composer Jennifer Thomas' songs continue to be used by professional figure skaters, including three competitors at the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships in Stockholm, Sweden in late March. Her songs were a part of routines that helped Belgium, Japan and South Korea qualify spots at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo by Ron Southworth

Police agencies, prosecutor decline abuse allegations against Sequim couple

No charges will be filed against a Sequim elementary school administrator and her husband after law enforcement in Clallam and Whatcom counties investigated… Continue reading

New kits provided by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory include a smartphone microscope that were developed by Richland scientists. About 600 kits will go to Sequim Middle School soon. (Photo courtesy PNNL)

Sequim lab provides smartphone microscope kits to middle-schoolers

PNNL to offer partnership for STEM teachers

New kits provided by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory include a smartphone microscope that were developed by Richland scientists. About 600 kits will go to Sequim Middle School soon. (Photo courtesy PNNL)
Al Lynn, a volunteer with the Sequim PC Users Group, is one of several people refurbishing computers to give to those in need. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Personal computer group seeks those who need the technology

Ample refurbished desktops available for those in need

Al Lynn, a volunteer with the Sequim PC Users Group, is one of several people refurbishing computers to give to those in need. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Plans to expand Sequim’s Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory are in early stages, but the biggest priority is connecting to the City of Sequim’s water and sewer lines so the site can support more people and projects, said Genevra Harker-Klimes, director of coastal sciences for the Sequim lab. (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

National laboratory in Sequim planning facilities expansion

Contractors sought for both current and future projects

Plans to expand Sequim’s Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory are in early stages, but the biggest priority is connecting to the City of Sequim’s water and sewer lines so the site can support more people and projects, said Genevra Harker-Klimes, director of coastal sciences for the Sequim lab. (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Locals can view the 2021 Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty float reveal at 4:45 p.m. Saturday from the festival’s website, www.irrigationfestival.com. Last year’s float, pictured here, was used only for the 2020 Kickoff Dinner and Grand Parade/Procession due to the pandemic. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Irrigation Festival kicks off Saturday in Sequim

Float reveal, auction open online for all

Locals can view the 2021 Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty float reveal at 4:45 p.m. Saturday from the festival’s website, www.irrigationfestival.com. Last year’s float, pictured here, was used only for the 2020 Kickoff Dinner and Grand Parade/Procession due to the pandemic. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Rachel Anderson of Sequim speaks to a crowd of about 30 people about how she supports the Asian American community and how attacks on women need to stop. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim rally supports Asian American community

About 30 people gathered in downtown Sequim to stand against Asian American hate crimes. Co-organizer Carlos Osorio said Saturday’s two-hour rally was organized… Continue reading

Rachel Anderson of Sequim speaks to a crowd of about 30 people about how she supports the Asian American community and how attacks on women need to stop. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Sequim city councilor Mike Pence. Photo courtesy of City of Sequim

Sequim council member urged to resign over résumé discrepancies

Pence denies wrongdoing, saying his qualifications are true

Sequim city councilor Mike Pence. Photo courtesy of City of Sequim
Sequim City Council members will begin the process of choosing a new city manager, and it will include interim city manager Charisse Deschenes. Her contract isn’t broken if council members begin a search, city staff confirmed.
Sequim City Council members will begin the process of choosing a new city manager, and it will include interim city manager Charisse Deschenes. Her contract isn’t broken if council members begin a search, city staff confirmed.
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Sequim seeks concepts before allocating funds to downtown redesign

Staff say preliminary funding would help with grant requests

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Construction on a roundabout at the intersection of Sequim-Dungeness Way and Woodcock Road could begin this July and finish by September. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Clallam County’s first roundabout slated

Project will take about two months to complete

Construction on a roundabout at the intersection of Sequim-Dungeness Way and Woodcock Road could begin this July and finish by September. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Rosalie DiMaggio inspects a wheelchair as part of her church’s effort to bring in enough wheelchairs, canes, walkers and more to fill a 40-foot storage container and send to Guatemala. (Matthew Nash /Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Dungeness Community Church seeks wheelchairs for Guatemalans

Volunteers to pick up donations from Port Angeles to Port Townsend

Rosalie DiMaggio inspects a wheelchair as part of her church’s effort to bring in enough wheelchairs, canes, walkers and more to fill a 40-foot storage container and send to Guatemala. (Matthew Nash /Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Club members of the North Olympic Peninsula Railroaders began work in 2013 on a model of the Milwaukee Railroad system that ran in the area, and they hope to continue the work elsewhere in a donated space in the Sequim or Port Angeles areas. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group file)

Train club seeks new space for Peninsula railway model

History Center explores options for Lincoln School

Club members of the North Olympic Peninsula Railroaders began work in 2013 on a model of the Milwaukee Railroad system that ran in the area, and they hope to continue the work elsewhere in a donated space in the Sequim or Port Angeles areas. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group file)
Work to protect the marine environment continues in Sequim, just under a new name as the Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory. Here in November 2016, researchers George Bonheyo, left, and Robert Jeters with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory apply an aggregator during a demonstration in a freezer laboratory in Sequim to show how the product bunches oil together in icy conditions. Bonheyo, PNNL senior research scientist for the laboratory and a research professor of biotechnology for Washington State University – Pullman, said it acts like a wick so that it can burn the oil more efficiently than chemicals. File photo by Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Work to protect the marine environment continues in Sequim, just under a new name as the Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory. Here in November 2016, researchers George Bonheyo, left, and Robert Jeters with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory apply an aggregator during a demonstration in a freezer laboratory in Sequim to show how the product bunches oil together in icy conditions. Bonheyo, PNNL senior research scientist for the laboratory and a research professor of biotechnology for Washington State University – Pullman, said it acts like a wick so that it can burn the oil more efficiently than chemicals. File photo by Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group
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Friends, neighbors keep mask tree going

For 11 months, Danette Bemis and friends have been extending some peace of mind to Sequim residents one branch at a time. Since… Continue reading

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Lindsey Coffman, last year’s Sequim Irrigation Festival queen, crowns Hannah Hampton in a virtual royalty pageant.

Queen, princesses crowned for virtual Sequim Irrigation Festival

Scholarship pageant makes its debut with online platform

Photo courtesy of Silas Crews
Lindsey Coffman, last year’s Sequim Irrigation Festival queen, crowns Hannah Hampton in a virtual royalty pageant.

Sequim seeks input on redesign of downtown corner

Artists, surveys to help with public engagement

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

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)