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Sequim advocates take break for health, personal reasons

Morris, Nightingale hope to return soon

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Judge Brent Basden upheld a decision on Jan. 27 in Clallam County Superior Court that developer Ruth Brothers Enterprises, LLC., of Kent, must follow the City of Sequim’s conditions that a second access point must be created before construction can begin on 71 new homes in Jennie’s Meadow’s second and third phases. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Judge backs Sequim on subdivision decision

Developer cannot proceed without second entrance/exit installed

Judge Brent Basden upheld a decision on Jan. 27 in Clallam County Superior Court that developer Ruth Brothers Enterprises, LLC., of Kent, must follow the City of Sequim’s conditions that a second access point must be created before construction can begin on 71 new homes in Jennie’s Meadow’s second and third phases. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group
The Sequim UPS Store, seen here in December, closed this month as its owner said a sale of the franchise has yet to finalize. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group

UPS Store in Sequim closes again

Former owner says franchise sale not final yet

The Sequim UPS Store, seen here in December, closed this month as its owner said a sale of the franchise has yet to finalize. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group
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Voters to decide on schools, hospital levies

Sequim proposing separate programs, capital measures

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JCPenney begins liquidation of store after 26 years in Sequim

Sales to continue through tentative closure in mid-May

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Sequim council OKs city manager severance

Two members attempt to review decision

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More than 100 community members rallied at the corners of Washington Street and Sequim Avenue on Monday afternoon holding signs to support Sequim City Manager Charlie Bush. The Sequim City Council was set to vote Monday night on Bush’s severance package after a majority of council members voted to call for his resignation on Jan. 11. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Support for city manager

More than 100 community members rallied at the corners of Washington Street and Sequim Avenue on Monday afternoon holding signs to support Sequim City Manager… Continue reading

More than 100 community members rallied at the corners of Washington Street and Sequim Avenue on Monday afternoon holding signs to support Sequim City Manager Charlie Bush. The Sequim City Council was set to vote Monday night on Bush’s severance package after a majority of council members voted to call for his resignation on Jan. 11. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Steve Downer and Brian Grad, both of Sequim, wave to drivers on Jan. 20 as they celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris. “I’m relieved,” Downer said of the inauguration. He hopes their first steps will be to address COVID-19, the economy and environment.
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Show of support

Steve Downer and Brian Grad, both of Sequim, wave to drivers on Wednesday as they celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President… Continue reading

Steve Downer and Brian Grad, both of Sequim, wave to drivers on Jan. 20 as they celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris. “I’m relieved,” Downer said of the inauguration. He hopes their first steps will be to address COVID-19, the economy and environment.
Matthew Nash/ Olympic Peninsula News Group
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Land use appeal decision looms for MAT clinic

SOS seeks standing, City of Sequim, Tribe seek dismissal

A Clallam County Superior Court judge this week denied an injunction seeking to block the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s medication-assisted treatment (MAT) clinic. (Graphic courtesy of City of Sequim)

Judge warns against using divisive language prior to MAT hearing

SOS leaders say online post taken out of context

A Clallam County Superior Court judge this week denied an injunction seeking to block the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s medication-assisted treatment (MAT) clinic. (Graphic courtesy of City of Sequim)
Sequim City Manager Charlie Bush, seen here in March 2020, will no longer be city manager after City Council members voted 4-2 Monday to accept his resignation. The reasons for resignation were not made public as of Monday night. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Sequim City Manager Charlie Bush, seen here in March 2020, will no longer be city manager after City Council members voted 4-2 Monday to accept his resignation. The reasons for resignation were not made public as of Monday night. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Sequim City Council member Dennis Smith, seen in 2019 at a groundbreaking for the West Fir Street Rehabilitation Project, announced his resignation Friday due to personal reasons. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Former Sequim mayor resigns from city council

Dennis Smith cites personal, family reasons

Sequim City Council member Dennis Smith, seen in 2019 at a groundbreaking for the West Fir Street Rehabilitation Project, announced his resignation Friday due to personal reasons. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
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Bethany McKim, infant room teacher at Sequim’s Little Explorers Early Learning Center, cares for 7-month-old Oisin last month. Owners of the center said they’ve had difficulty hiring during the pandemic, and that has led to limited hours.

Child care openings, staffing remain struggles for Clallam County providers

Staffing shortages have increased, stakeholders say

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Bethany McKim, infant room teacher at Sequim’s Little Explorers Early Learning Center, cares for 7-month-old Oisin last month. Owners of the center said they’ve had difficulty hiring during the pandemic, and that has led to limited hours.
Crews broke ground on the proposed medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facility three weeks ago, according to leaders with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. A virtual hearing on an appeal is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 14. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Hearing Examiner requires advisory committee in MAT decision

Tribe breaks ground despite looming land use appeal

Crews broke ground on the proposed medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facility three weeks ago, according to leaders with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. A virtual hearing on an appeal is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 14. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Portions of Seventh Avenue, including the 900 block of South Seventh Avenue, saw flooding from heavy rains, blocked storm drains and/or flooded stormwater ponds on Dec. 21. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Sequim experiences flooding

Portions of Sequim, including Seventh Avenue, experienced flooding like many areas in the region during a intense rainstorm Dec. 21. The water has… Continue reading

Portions of Seventh Avenue, including the 900 block of South Seventh Avenue, saw flooding from heavy rains, blocked storm drains and/or flooded stormwater ponds on Dec. 21. Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group
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Carlsborg youth keeps holiday project going amid pandemic

River Jensen compiles toiletries for those in need

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Nurse Kelly Bower with the Jamestown Family Health Clinic gives a Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to Capt. Derrell Sharp with Clallam County Fire District 3 on Tuesday at the fire station’s headquarters. Clinic leaders say they’ve begun circulating the vaccine to first responders and plan to offer community vaccinations in the coming weeks. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim first responders receive Moderna vaccine

Community vaccinations tentatively begin in coming weeks for residents 75 and older

Nurse Kelly Bower with the Jamestown Family Health Clinic gives a Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to Capt. Derrell Sharp with Clallam County Fire District 3 on Tuesday at the fire station’s headquarters. Clinic leaders say they’ve begun circulating the vaccine to first responders and plan to offer community vaccinations in the coming weeks. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
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Sequim creates canopy tent program to help eateries

Permits not required under emergency order in pandemic

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The Sequim UPS Store is opened for limited hours from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. as staff awaits a new computer system for shipping and receiving. Staff said they plan to expand hours and staffing once the computers are installed. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

UPS options change on the Peninsula

Stores open in Port Townsend, closed in Port Angeles, on reduced hours in Sequim

The Sequim UPS Store is opened for limited hours from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. as staff awaits a new computer system for shipping and receiving. Staff said they plan to expand hours and staffing once the computers are installed. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash