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Gary Butler with Sequim’s parks department thanks fellow staffers for their efforts and leadership in recent months during a rally last week in front of the Sequim Civic Center. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Locals show appreciation for Sequim city staff at rally

More than 30 people gathered for a “City Staff Appreciation Rally” in front of the Sequim Civic Center. The approximately 30-minute rally on… Continue reading

Gary Butler with Sequim’s parks department thanks fellow staffers for their efforts and leadership in recent months during a rally last week in front of the Sequim Civic Center. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Firm extends Sequim city manager search through Friday

City council adds community panel interviews of candidates

Weiling Tu of San Francisco cuts lavender with her daughters Josephine, 14, and Kelly Anne, 12, last week at Purple Haze Lavender Farm. Weiling said they were on a road trip to the Olympic National Park and wanted to see a lavender farm. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Lavender festivals in bloom this weekend

Many farms bring back extras following 2020 provisions

Weiling Tu of San Francisco cuts lavender with her daughters Josephine, 14, and Kelly Anne, 12, last week at Purple Haze Lavender Farm. Weiling said they were on a road trip to the Olympic National Park and wanted to see a lavender farm. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Sergio Gonzalez stands with one of the wreaths he made for a customer from lavender in his field at Meli’s Lavender Farm. He hopes visitors will find his farm off Old Olympic Highway this summer as COVID-19 greatly impacted his sales in 2020.. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Sequim-area farms report explosion of blooms

All are preparing for tourist influx

Sergio Gonzalez stands with one of the wreaths he made for a customer from lavender in his field at Meli’s Lavender Farm. He hopes visitors will find his farm off Old Olympic Highway this summer as COVID-19 greatly impacted his sales in 2020.. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group
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Sequim's Jayla Julmist rises for a fast-break layup during a game with Port Angeles on Wednesday. Julmist recorded a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Sequim’s Jayla Julmist to play at parents’ alma mater

Always on the move, Julmist family members say it’s hard to get themselves all in one place. “A crazy schedule is normal,” the… Continue reading

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Sequim's Jayla Julmist rises for a fast-break layup during a game with Port Angeles on Wednesday. Julmist recorded a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds.
A new mural on the east side of A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe depicts some of the dairy farm history of Sequim/Dungeness. Muralist Andy Eccleshall completed it in about 12 days. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Quilt shop commissions mural of Sequim’s dairy history

Town’s landmarks depicted in eye-catching work

A new mural on the east side of A Stitch in Time Quilt Shoppe depicts some of the dairy farm history of Sequim/Dungeness. Muralist Andy Eccleshall completed it in about 12 days. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Mariia Bush stands with her two daughters, Madison, 9, and Avery, 6, during the Juneteenth Protest Against Racism and Hate on Saturday in downtown Sequim. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Alleged racial incident draws 140 to rally

Police continue investigation as alleged victim plans not to press charges

Mariia Bush stands with her two daughters, Madison, 9, and Avery, 6, during the Juneteenth Protest Against Racism and Hate on Saturday in downtown Sequim. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim City Council votes to have others continue race discussions

$1,000 membership not renewed for equity, inclusion group

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Port Angeles Boy Scout wins state award

Port Angeles Eagle Scout Jonathan T. Scott, 18, has been named Scout of the Year by Washington’s Veterans of Foreign Wars. In… Continue reading

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A fire early Sunday destroyed several buildings near the Sequim Civic Center. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Fire destroys home, trailer behind Sequim Civic Center

Property at one point was almost sold, rented to City of Sequim

A fire early Sunday destroyed several buildings near the Sequim Civic Center. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim City Council asks for more affordable housing options

Staff directed to investigate density, funding alternatives

Inaugural Rise Up festival plays at Sequim Airport Saturday

Free outdoor show features rap and hip-hop artists

Sequim aims to share race, equity conversations with others

March meetings’ themes cover education, policy and diversity

High-speed internet coming to Diamond Point

Addition part of multi-year effort in Clallam, Jefferson counties

The U.S. 101 East Sequim Corridor Project that includes completing the Simdars Road Interchange was proposed in two state transportation funding packages this year but will remain on hold until a special session or the 2023 legislative session. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Simdars Road project remains on hold for state funds

Project included in two halted transportation funding packages

The U.S. 101 East Sequim Corridor Project that includes completing the Simdars Road Interchange was proposed in two state transportation funding packages this year but will remain on hold until a special session or the 2023 legislative session. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
LeeAnn Nolan said her wisteria, nicknamed Medusa, has become an attraction for people with many stopping by to snap photos while it’s in bloom. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

‘Medusa’ the Sequim wisteria in full bloom along Old Olympic Highway

Owner says plant attracts visitors who often take pictures

LeeAnn Nolan said her wisteria, nicknamed Medusa, has become an attraction for people with many stopping by to snap photos while it’s in bloom. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Captain Derrell Sharp, Clallam County Fire District 3.

Clallam County Fire District 3 works with excess 9-1-1 caller

Emergency call load up from 2020 so far, assistant chief says

Captain Derrell Sharp, Clallam County Fire District 3.
Jamie Schlichting of Sequim is one of many customers who say they will miss Sequim’s JCPenney store. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

JCPenney to close in Sequim on Sunday

Between Peninsula locations, retailer operated 101 years

Jamie Schlichting of Sequim is one of many customers who say they will miss Sequim’s JCPenney store. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)