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Bus driver Veronica Brenner, center, and paraeducator Liz Joers direct students to classrooms at Helen Haller Elementary and buses to Greywolf Elementary on Wednesday morning for the first day of school. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

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Bus driver Veronica Brenner, center, and paraeducator Liz Joers direct students to classrooms at Helen Haller Elementary and buses to Greywolf Elementary on Wednesday morning… Continue reading

Bus driver Veronica Brenner, center, and paraeducator Liz Joers direct students to classrooms at Helen Haller Elementary and buses to Greywolf Elementary on Wednesday morning for the first day of school. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Organizers of the Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire anticipate plenty of pilots to stop in for the event on Saturday with fair weather and a year off from the festivities in 2020. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group file)

Air Affaire flies back to Sequim for eighth year

Event set for Saturday with vehicle rides, demos

Organizers of the Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire anticipate plenty of pilots to stop in for the event on Saturday with fair weather and a year off from the festivities in 2020. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group file)
The front of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s medication-assisted treatment (MAT) clinic, aka Jamestown Healing Clinic, will feature carved wood art, a retention pond, and plentiful landscape, says tribal leadership. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Jamestown’s MAT clinic under construction

Health director tells of safety measures and plans

The front of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s medication-assisted treatment (MAT) clinic, aka Jamestown Healing Clinic, will feature carved wood art, a retention pond, and plentiful landscape, says tribal leadership. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Martha Washington (Jane Ritchey) and George Washington (Vern Frykholm Jr.) meet with a young visitor at the Northwest Colonial Festival in 2019. The pair return this year today thorugh Sunday for daily visits with guests. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Colonial Fest returns to George Washington Inn

Event shares takes of life during the Revolutionary War

Martha Washington (Jane Ritchey) and George Washington (Vern Frykholm Jr.) meet with a young visitor at the Northwest Colonial Festival in 2019. The pair return this year today thorugh Sunday for daily visits with guests. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Vote allows Sequim City Council to hear some building appeals

Interim ordinance allowing hearing examiner to consider appeals to expire Sunday

Charisse Deschenes will remain as Sequim interim city manager until a permanent city manager is hired tentatively this fall. (Photo courtesy City of Sequim)

Sequim City Council extends interim city manager contract

Deschenes in role until permanent hire in place

Charisse Deschenes will remain as Sequim interim city manager until a permanent city manager is hired tentatively this fall. (Photo courtesy City of Sequim)

Severed power, cable lines lead to outages

State Department of Transportation meets with utilities companies to prevent future issues

Atop the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Sequim, co-owner Bret Wirta recently learned he’d be able to keep his hotel after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after the COVID-19 pandemic cut into tourism and his revenues. “I’m glad to have this cloud lifted from over us,” he said. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Holiday Inn owner retains hotel in bankruptcy case

More than $2M in penalties sought during pandemic

Atop the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Sequim, co-owner Bret Wirta recently learned he’d be able to keep his hotel after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after the COVID-19 pandemic cut into tourism and his revenues. “I’m glad to have this cloud lifted from over us,” he said. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Olympic Ambulance fire cause remains unknown

The cause of an Olympic Ambulance fire remains unclear a week after it destroyed two ambulances and a carport, representatives said. At about… 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)

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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