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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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Photo courtesy of Silas Crews
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)
Charisse Deschenes will serve as Sequim interim city manager for up to six months when city councilors will evaluate promoting her and/or begin a search for a different permanent city manager. Photo courtesy of Charisse Deschenes

Sequim names interim city manager

Contract gives council six months to consider Deschenes in permanent position

Charisse Deschenes will serve as Sequim interim city manager for up to six months when city councilors will evaluate promoting her and/or begin a search for a different permanent city manager. Photo courtesy of Charisse Deschenes
Rashi Jain of Seattle smells some lavender products in the Let's Do Lavender booth at the Lavender Festival Street Fair in July 2019. This summer will be the second consecutive time the novel coronavirus pandemic has led organizers to cancel the Street Fair in Carrie Blake Community Park. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Sequim Lavender Growers Association cancels 2021 Street Fair

Organizers encourage people to shop at farms online, in person

Rashi Jain of Seattle smells some lavender products in the Let's Do Lavender booth at the Lavender Festival Street Fair in July 2019. This summer will be the second consecutive time the novel coronavirus pandemic has led organizers to cancel the Street Fair in Carrie Blake Community Park. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group
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Low-income advocate to sit on Sequim City Council

Rachel Anderson looks to bring people together

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Port Angeles man accused in Sequim theft

Expensive guitars recovered from nearby apartment complex

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MAT clinic ruling appears to end litigation

Community groups and leaders call for kindness

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Six of nine candidates for the vacant Sequim city council seat participated in a forum hosted by the Sequim Good Governance League on Feb. 9. They included, clockwise from top left, Vicki Lowe, Daryl Scott Ness, Janine Bocciardi, Kathy Downer, Rachel Anderson and Lowell Rathbun. David Rich could not participate due to a family obligation, Cynthia Dinan was ill and Autumn Wolfgang could not be reached. Candidates will be interviewed in a special meeting by city councilors Monday.
Six of nine candidates for the vacant Sequim city council seat participated in a forum hosted by the Sequim Good Governance League on Feb. 9. They included, clockwise from top left, Vicki Lowe, Daryl Scott Ness, Janine Bocciardi, Kathy Downer, Rachel Anderson and Lowell Rathbun. David Rich could not participate due to a family obligation, Cynthia Dinan was ill and Autumn Wolfgang could not be reached. Candidates will be interviewed in a special meeting by city councilors Monday.
Sequim city manager Charlie Bush’s final day with the municipality is Feb. 13. (Photo courtesy of City of Sequim)

Bush’s last day as Sequim city manager is today

Some call for mayor to step down; others defend Armacost

Sequim city manager Charlie Bush’s final day with the municipality is Feb. 13. (Photo courtesy of City of Sequim)

Sequim city council member talks about town’s image

Sequim Council member Brandon Janisse brought up concerns about Sequim’s recent reputation during the last council meeting. Janisse spoke briefly on the topic… Continue reading

City of Sequim staff will begin negotiations to bring a fireworks show to Carrie Blake Community Park on Independence Day. In non-pandemic years, Sequim hosts fireworks each May for the Sequim Irrigation Festival Logging Show, as seen here in 2018. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group file photo

Sequim in negotiations for holiday show

Contingency plan allows for other dates if pandemic persists

City of Sequim staff will begin negotiations to bring a fireworks show to Carrie Blake Community Park on Independence Day. In non-pandemic years, Sequim hosts fireworks each May for the Sequim Irrigation Festival Logging Show, as seen here in 2018. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group file photo
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Royalty pageant goes online Feb. 27

Irrigation Festival contest features four contestants

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