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Mobile Healing Clinic to start in Clallam Bay on Monday

RV offers similar MAT services as Sequim facility

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The City of Sequim hosts 13 manufactured home/mobile home parks with 596 existing units and 786 approved dwelling units. City staff continue to look into zoning options that could protect these sites from redevelopment to help protect affordable housing options in the city. (City of Sequim)

Sequim extends its mobile home moratorium

City staff to work preserving manufactured housing option

The City of Sequim hosts 13 manufactured home/mobile home parks with 596 existing units and 786 approved dwelling units. City staff continue to look into zoning options that could protect these sites from redevelopment to help protect affordable housing options in the city. (City of Sequim)
Tom Ferrell.

Former Sequim mayor announces resignation from council

Ferrell said work obligations overseas limit his time

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After five years of investigations, Sequim police have sought additional help from the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People Cold Case Investigation Unit through state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office to help solve the 2019 homicide of Valerie Claplanhoo, a Makah tribal member, pictured with her son Brandan. (Cindy Lee Claplanhoo)

Sequim police working with state unit on Claplanhoo homicide

Task force focuses on cases involving indigenous people

After five years of investigations, Sequim police have sought additional help from the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People Cold Case Investigation Unit through state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s office to help solve the 2019 homicide of Valerie Claplanhoo, a Makah tribal member, pictured with her son Brandan. (Cindy Lee Claplanhoo)
Mike Hill, current Sequim deputy police chief, will start March 1 as police chief following the retirement of Sheri Crain. He started full-time on the force in 2001. (City of Sequim)

Hill named chief of police in Sequim

Shari Crain expected to retire on March 1

Mike Hill, current Sequim deputy police chief, will start March 1 as police chief following the retirement of Sheri Crain. He started full-time on the force in 2001. (City of Sequim)
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Carol and Ralph, played by Sharon DelaBarre and Pat Owens, share a tender moment speaking about their spouses in a dog park bench in Olympic Theatre Arts’ “The Last Romance.”
Matthew Nash/ Olympic Peninsula News Group

Carol and Ralph, played by Sharon DelaBarre and Pat Owens, share a tender moment speaking about their spouses in a dog park bench in Olympic Theatre Arts’ “The Last Romance.”
Matthew Nash / Olympic Peninsula News Group
Community members have 20 days to comment starting this week on the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s proposed evaluation and treatment inpatient facility in Sequim that staff say helps people having psychiatric issues, such as suicidal thoughts.

Comment period open for clinic in Sequim

Jamestown Tribe proposes $29M inpatient facility

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Community members have 20 days to comment starting this week on the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s proposed evaluation and treatment inpatient facility in Sequim that staff say helps people having psychiatric issues, such as suicidal thoughts.
Construction will soon begin between two T-ball fields in the Dr. Standard Little League Park to dig a deeper well that City of Sequim staff said will help balance the pressure in the overall water system, improve water quality and meet forecasted water demands through 20 years. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim to begin drilling well near ballpark

Project to provide new city water supply

Construction will soon begin between two T-ball fields in the Dr. Standard Little League Park to dig a deeper well that City of Sequim staff said will help balance the pressure in the overall water system, improve water quality and meet forecasted water demands through 20 years. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
A portion of Sequim’s original Sequim Prairie irrigation ditch is tentatively set to be piped as part of a conservation effort to help the Dungeness River’s flow and endangered fish. Some neighbors and shareholders are opposed to the project because they feel they weren’t given an opportunity to provide input to project owner the Sequim Prairie-Tri Irrigation Association (SPTIA). They feel enclosing the ditch will kill nearby vegetation and negatively impact wildlife. (Lucinda Hayes)

Sequim irrigation pipe proposal draws ire

Conservation District says it’s within legal right

A portion of Sequim’s original Sequim Prairie irrigation ditch is tentatively set to be piped as part of a conservation effort to help the Dungeness River’s flow and endangered fish. Some neighbors and shareholders are opposed to the project because they feel they weren’t given an opportunity to provide input to project owner the Sequim Prairie-Tri Irrigation Association (SPTIA). They feel enclosing the ditch will kill nearby vegetation and negatively impact wildlife. (Lucinda Hayes)
Sequim residents will see a change in their water utility bills this month as city staff couldn’t read meters due to snow and ice in January. Water consumption fees will be deferred to March. City staff estimated most residents pay less than $5 for water consumption rates this time of year. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim to defer portion of February utility bills

The City of Sequim will defer charges on February utility bills to March because inclement weather made it difficult to read meters. Sequim… Continue reading

Sequim residents will see a change in their water utility bills this month as city staff couldn’t read meters due to snow and ice in January. Water consumption fees will be deferred to March. City staff estimated most residents pay less than $5 for water consumption rates this time of year. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
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Sequim Library expansion opens for construction bids

Current building to close March 9, temporary space to open April 1

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Makah Fisheries Management staffers shifted to trapping year-round in 2023 for the European green crab due to its continued presence in the Neah Bay area. The crab was also discovered within Neah Bay for the first time late last year. Staff also plan to continue tracking the crabs with a new system that tags their muscles instead of their shells to better see their movements and growth. (Makah Tribe)

Makah Tribe steps up green crab trapping

Dungeness Refuge sees its highest catch rate

Makah Fisheries Management staffers shifted to trapping year-round in 2023 for the European green crab due to its continued presence in the Neah Bay area. The crab was also discovered within Neah Bay for the first time late last year. Staff also plan to continue tracking the crabs with a new system that tags their muscles instead of their shells to better see their movements and growth. (Makah Tribe)
Deputy chief Justin Grider with Clallam County Fire District 2, center, has accepted an offer to become Fire District 3’s next fire chief. Here he stands with, from left, Port Angeles Fire Department Chief Derrell Sharp, Joel McKeen, Port Angeles Fire Department assistant chief, Joyce Fire and Rescue chief Greg Waters and Fire District 3 interim fire chief Dan Orr. (Jay Cline)

Fire District 3 chooses Grider as new chief

Finance manager, new district leader set to start March 1

Deputy chief Justin Grider with Clallam County Fire District 2, center, has accepted an offer to become Fire District 3’s next fire chief. Here he stands with, from left, Port Angeles Fire Department Chief Derrell Sharp, Joel McKeen, Port Angeles Fire Department assistant chief, Joyce Fire and Rescue chief Greg Waters and Fire District 3 interim fire chief Dan Orr. (Jay Cline)
Sequim City Council members Rachel Anderson and Brandon Janisse were voted in by fellow council members to serve as deputy mayor and mayor through the end of 2025. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Janisse elected mayor by Sequim City Council

A tenured city council member is Sequim’s mayor after newly elected and re-elected council members were sworn in at the first council meeting… Continue reading

Sequim City Council members Rachel Anderson and Brandon Janisse were voted in by fellow council members to serve as deputy mayor and mayor through the end of 2025. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
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Sequim agave victim of cold weather

Stalk grew to 22 feet

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Teen survives falling in frozen Diamond Point lagoon

Quick-thinking neighbors and a Clallam County Fire District 3 first responder helped rescue a teen from the water after he fell through… Continue reading

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Sequim’s Centennial Place design options up for perusal

Three design concepts for the downtown Centennial Place intersection will be up for review through an open house today and online survey. City… Continue reading

The first phase to revamp the parking and stormwater collection at Dr. Standard Little League Park is anticipated to be finished in January. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

First phase of Sequim Little League park revamp nears finish

No timeline, funding for final phases yet

The first phase to revamp the parking and stormwater collection at Dr. Standard Little League Park is anticipated to be finished in January. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
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Sequim approves city budget with bridge, street work

Utility rates continue 3 percent increase plan

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Butch Zaharias, a captain and division chief with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), checks in on drivers and fellow CERT members in festive garb during the Family Holiday Meal Bag distribution in Sequim’s Carrie Blake Park. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim event hands out 1,200 holiday meals

Volunteers gather at Carrie Blake Community Park

Butch Zaharias, a captain and division chief with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), checks in on drivers and fellow CERT members in festive garb during the Family Holiday Meal Bag distribution in Sequim’s Carrie Blake Park. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)