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McDonald Creek Bridge set for closure July 5 as businesses ready for impact

McDonald Creek Bridge set for closure July 5 as businesses ready for impact

McDonald Creek Bridge likely will close in the coming weeks for up to nine months for reconstruction, which could lead to an inconvenience… Continue reading

McDonald Creek Bridge set for closure July 5 as businesses ready for impact
Matthew Nash (2)/Olympic Peninsula News Group                                Debra Stevens, a resident on Atterberry Road and retired city planner, speaks during a public comment session June 1, in the Clallam County Courthouse about a proposed 73-unit manufactured housing development at the intersection of Atterberry and Hooker roads. She said Matriotti Creek should see a buffer of 150 feet due to its classification in Clallam County’s Critical Areas Map and a full environmental review should be done on the site.

Carlsborg manufactured homes hearing continued to July

Those interested in the status of the proposed community of 73 manufactured homes in Carlsborg… Continue reading

Matthew Nash (2)/Olympic Peninsula News Group                                Debra Stevens, a resident on Atterberry Road and retired city planner, speaks during a public comment session June 1, in the Clallam County Courthouse about a proposed 73-unit manufactured housing development at the intersection of Atterberry and Hooker roads. She said Matriotti Creek should see a buffer of 150 feet due to its classification in Clallam County’s Critical Areas Map and a full environmental review should be done on the site.
Green crab count rises to 72 on Dungeness Spit

Green crab count rises to 72 on Dungeness Spit

Trapping efforts continue at Graveyard Spit on the Dungeness Spit as federal and state resource managers continue to find the invasive European green… Continue reading

Green crab count rises to 72 on Dungeness Spit
Matthew Nash (2)/Olympic Peninsula News Group                                A fire spread through the attic of a home on the 200 block of Griffith Farm Road on Sunday. Clallam County Fire District No. 3, with support from Clallam County Fire District No. 2 extinguished the fire in about two hours.

Attic fire displaces two homeowners near Sequim

An attic fire that burned a home’s roof north of Sequim has left two homeowners displaced.… Continue reading

Matthew Nash (2)/Olympic Peninsula News Group                                A fire spread through the attic of a home on the 200 block of Griffith Farm Road on Sunday. Clallam County Fire District No. 3, with support from Clallam County Fire District No. 2 extinguished the fire in about two hours.
Sequim looks to finish remodel of Guy Cole Convention Center

Sequim looks to finish remodel of Guy Cole Convention Center

A full remodel of the Guy Cole Convention Center might come by year’s end. City staff told the Sequim City Council last Monday… Continue reading

Sequim looks to finish remodel of Guy Cole Convention Center
STATE TENNIS: Sequim duo off to state

STATE TENNIS: Sequim duo off to state

Sequim’s Hannah D’Amico and Jessica Dietzman stayed the course last week and now are the Wolves’ second doubles team to earn a 2A… Continue reading

STATE TENNIS: Sequim duo off to state
Sequim Police Officer Stephanie Benes readies her 2016 Ford Interceptor for duty on April 11, at the Sequim Civic Center. City staff plans to buy three newer models this year bringing the Sequim Police Department’s total to 10 Interceptors. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim to replace police vehicles

The Sequim Police Department continues to change out its fleet. The department’s Ford Crown Victorias are… Continue reading

Sequim Police Officer Stephanie Benes readies her 2016 Ford Interceptor for duty on April 11, at the Sequim Civic Center. City staff plans to buy three newer models this year bringing the Sequim Police Department’s total to 10 Interceptors. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Sequim staff plan repairs for roads damaged by winter weather

Sequim staff plan repairs for roads damaged by winter weather

Recent winter weather made some Sequim streets worse for wear. Hemlock Street between South Fourth and… Continue reading

Sequim staff plan repairs for roads damaged by winter weather
Jon Gray of Sequim stands in his attic with boxes of Star Wars toys he’s collected since the mid-1990s. He buys two of each action figure with the goal to keep one in box and a second to display. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Carlsborg man’s ‘Star Wars’ collection likely one of the biggest on Peninsula

Jon Gray remembers his first action figures well from the original 1977 “Star Wars: A New Hope.” His mom, Liisa, returned from a trip and… Continue reading

Jon Gray of Sequim stands in his attic with boxes of Star Wars toys he’s collected since the mid-1990s. He buys two of each action figure with the goal to keep one in box and a second to display. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group                                Sheri Crain, new police chief for the city of Sequim, takes an oath for the position from Sequim city clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese last Friday in the Sequim City Council’s chambers.

Crain sworn in as Sequim police chief

The title of Sequim Police Chief was made official for veteran officer Sheri Crain in front… Continue reading

Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group                                Sheri Crain, new police chief for the city of Sequim, takes an oath for the position from Sequim city clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese last Friday in the Sequim City Council’s chambers.
Sequim artist switches hands, finds new goals after stroke

Sequim artist switches hands, finds new goals after stroke

Following a tragic event and a simple act of kindness, Linda Stadtmiller, 68, knew she couldn’t give up her passion. For more than… Continue reading

Sequim artist switches hands, finds new goals after stroke
Sequim City Council to consider ban on fireworks discharge

Sequim City Council to consider ban on fireworks discharge

City council members will discuss and possibly vote on banning the discharge of consumer fireworks when… Continue reading

Sequim City Council to consider ban on fireworks discharge
Sequim police dog Chase calls it a career

Sequim police dog Chase calls it a career

The police chief said he anticipates donations will pay for a new canine.

Sequim police dog Chase calls it a career
Staff with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition anticipate The 3 Crabs Nearshore and Estuarine Restoration Project to be complete by November, which includes a new bridge over Meadowbrook Creek.

3 Crabs restoration project set for November completion

The North Olympic Salmon Coalition says a project to restore habitat and improve ecological functions in the 3 Crabs Road area is on schedule for a November completion.

Staff with the North Olympic Salmon Coalition anticipate The 3 Crabs Nearshore and Estuarine Restoration Project to be complete by November, which includes a new bridge over Meadowbrook Creek.
Corn maze returns to Sequim Pumpkin Patch

Corn maze returns to Sequim Pumpkin Patch

The 33-acre farm will be open from Saturday through Oct. 31 from noon to 6 p.m., except Oct. 28-29, when hours will be extended for night visits.

Corn maze returns to Sequim Pumpkin Patch

Water rate increase proposed for 2017 Sequim budget

The 2016 budget totaled $28.1 million and included increases of 3 percent for water and 2.5 percent for sewer totaling about $2.84 more a month for average users.

YMCA of Sequim sets soft, hard opening dates

YMCA of Sequim sets soft, hard opening dates

A celebration is planned Oct. 1 and a soft opening Oct. 24.

YMCA of Sequim sets soft, hard opening dates
Rookard family finds healing at home following June incident in Mexico

Rookard family finds healing at home following June incident in Mexico

Willy has recovered enough to go back to work on modified duties at half-time, his wife said.

Rookard family finds healing at home following June incident in Mexico
Sequim woman receives home assistance through Habitat for Humanity

Sequim woman receives home assistance through Habitat for Humanity

Eula Cook moved into her own home in late August with her 11-year-old granddaughter, Brielle.

Sequim woman receives home assistance through Habitat for Humanity
Peninsula gains jobs — but average pay down

Peninsula gains jobs — but average pay down

Looking at average earnings from 1970 at 2015 rates, the average job earned $43,000 in Clallam whereas in 2014, the same job earned about $39,000, when figured at 2015 rates.

Peninsula gains jobs — but average pay down