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This agave plant, pictured in 2020, was bought nearly 30 years ago by Isobel Johnston when it was about the size of a baseball, and it's now preparing to bloom with a sprout that could grow more than 25 feet tall. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Agave plant getting ready to bloom after nearly 30 years

Large succulent could reach heights more than 25 feet

This agave plant, pictured in 2020, was bought nearly 30 years ago by Isobel Johnston when it was about the size of a baseball, and it's now preparing to bloom with a sprout that could grow more than 25 feet tall. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
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Celebration of life set for Sequim Organic Garden co-founder

Family and friends plan to gather in the Community Organic Garden of Sequim (COGS) today to remember Pam Larsen, one of the group’s… Continue reading

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Friends group donates $150k to library expansion

Consider the Friends of Sequim Library officially behind the renovation and expansion project of the Sequim Library. Group members gathered on July 26… Continue reading

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Sequim man found incompetent to stand trial in his murder case

Attorney general’s office could argue to have him committed

Firefighters with Clallam County Fire District 3 investigate a plane crash in Agnew on Saturday. Its passengers were transported with minor injuries to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Plane crashes into Agnew neighborhood

Couple transported to hospital with minor injuries

Firefighters with Clallam County Fire District 3 investigate a plane crash in Agnew on Saturday. Its passengers were transported with minor injuries to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
North Olympic Library System leaders anticipate temporarily moving operations from the Sequim Library to the former Brian's Sporting Goods store later this year during a remodel of the current building. The temporary space will tentatively operate from January 2024 until the renovated library reopens the end of 2024, NOLS leaders said. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim Library to move to temporary space during remodel

Facility tentatively set to reopen in vacant sporting goods store

North Olympic Library System leaders anticipate temporarily moving operations from the Sequim Library to the former Brian's Sporting Goods store later this year during a remodel of the current building. The temporary space will tentatively operate from January 2024 until the renovated library reopens the end of 2024, NOLS leaders said. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Ginger and Scott Wierzbanowski stand inside their lavender barn at Olympic Bluffs Cidery and Lavender Farm in Agnew. They’ve opened the lavender business for the first time this summer offering 30-plus lavender products. They’ll tentatively being operating their cidery in late summer. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Lavender only the beginning for new farm

Olympic Bluffs Cidery and Lavender Farm opens for first season

Ginger and Scott Wierzbanowski stand inside their lavender barn at Olympic Bluffs Cidery and Lavender Farm in Agnew. They’ve opened the lavender business for the first time this summer offering 30-plus lavender products. They’ll tentatively being operating their cidery in late summer. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Emma Carter of Boulder, Colo., sits between rows of lavender, hoping to get photos of bees on Saturday at the B & B Family Farm near Carlsborg, a participating farm in the upcoming Lavender Weekend. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Lavender fields flower before big weekend

Purple blooms, sweet scents adorn Sequim area

Emma Carter of Boulder, Colo., sits between rows of lavender, hoping to get photos of bees on Saturday at the B & B Family Farm near Carlsborg, a participating farm in the upcoming Lavender Weekend. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Gnomes are a constant theme at Gnomelicious Lavender Farm, including on placards in the U-cut lavender fields by the entrance to the farm. “We wanted to have something fun and playful with a relaxed vibe,” said the farm’s co-owner, Ashley Reddicks. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Lavender farm offers gnomelicious good times

Business boats 10 acres of gnomes and purple plants

Gnomes are a constant theme at Gnomelicious Lavender Farm, including on placards in the U-cut lavender fields by the entrance to the farm. “We wanted to have something fun and playful with a relaxed vibe,” said the farm’s co-owner, Ashley Reddicks. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim eases rules on mobile food vendors

Hours, areas are expanded

Sequim sets policy for private street ownership transfer

‘Road islands’ among community concerns

Sitting atop the Sequim Skate Park, Mark Simpson remains an advocate for skateboarding and remodeling the park for future generations as he says the sport continues to grow locally. He’s now battling cancer, and family and friends have created a gofundme account, and they plan a car wash on July 22 to help with medical expenses. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Help sought for skate park advocate battling cancer

Fund for Sequim man who went 141 days with an ollie each day

Sitting atop the Sequim Skate Park, Mark Simpson remains an advocate for skateboarding and remodeling the park for future generations as he says the sport continues to grow locally. He’s now battling cancer, and family and friends have created a gofundme account, and they plan a car wash on July 22 to help with medical expenses. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
The "Old Barn" in Old Barn Lavender Company possibly dates back to 1910 for a cattle ranch, owners say. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Old Barn is a new lavender business

Sequim couple aims to make a welcoming environment for all ages

The "Old Barn" in Old Barn Lavender Company possibly dates back to 1910 for a cattle ranch, owners say. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Dr. Molly Martin, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Healing Clinic executive director, speaks to a crowd at the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon on June 27. “We know from what we’ve been doing so far, recovery is possible,” Martin said. “And we are absolutely here to help. If there is anyone who needs our services, please tell them to seek us out.” (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Jamestown’s Healing Clinic, one year later

Director, law enforcement discuss its impact

Dr. Molly Martin, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Healing Clinic executive director, speaks to a crowd at the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon on June 27. “We know from what we’ve been doing so far, recovery is possible,” Martin said. “And we are absolutely here to help. If there is anyone who needs our services, please tell them to seek us out.” (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Staff with subcontractor GG Electric install radio and camera equipment at the North Fifth Avenue and Fir Street intersection to help traffic flow there and at seven signals across the City of Sequim. Work is anticipated to be completed by contractor Western Systems in early July, according to city staff. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim to finish traffic signal coordination in early July

Project aims to move vehicles, pedestrians better

Staff with subcontractor GG Electric install radio and camera equipment at the North Fifth Avenue and Fir Street intersection to help traffic flow there and at seven signals across the City of Sequim. Work is anticipated to be completed by contractor Western Systems in early July, according to city staff. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Dry conditions prompt earlier action on Peninsula

Clallam, Jefferson have burning restrictions in place

Bret Kenney appears in court via video in May 2022 after being accused of killing his mother, Teri Ward of Sequim, and attempting to kill Sequim police officer Daniel Martinez during a traffic stop in 2022.

Man accused of killing mother unable to stand trial

Four charges could be refiled at later date

Bret Kenney appears in court via video in May 2022 after being accused of killing his mother, Teri Ward of Sequim, and attempting to kill Sequim police officer Daniel Martinez during a traffic stop in 2022.
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Sequim teen takes national stage for Boys & Girls Clubs

Pearle Peterson to travel this sumer, performing

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Blaine Zechenelly receives the Washington Volunteer EMS Responder of the Year award on May 20 at the Washington State Fire Fighters’ Association’s (WSFFA) 100th anniversary conference in Wenatchee. (Clallam County Fire District 3)

Dungeness man named state’s top Volunteer EMS Responder

Zechenelly honored for emergency, pandemic prep

Blaine Zechenelly receives the Washington Volunteer EMS Responder of the Year award on May 20 at the Washington State Fire Fighters’ Association’s (WSFFA) 100th anniversary conference in Wenatchee. (Clallam County Fire District 3)
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Bonsai on display Saturday

Hobby a decades-long endeavor

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