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River Jensen, 15, sorts one of the many boxes of toiletries she plans to distribute to local agencies prior to Christmas. She's donated thousands of bags to in-need individuals across Clallam County. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
River Jensen, 15, sorts one of the many boxes of toiletries she plans to distribute to local agencies prior to Christmas. She's donated thousands of bags to in-need individuals across Clallam County. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Some of the staff at WorkSource Clallam County stand in the resource lab where locals will soon be able to work on resumes, send emails and more as they seek new work. Pictured staff, include, from left, Claire Weaver, trade act, WIOA adult and dislocated worker for Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties; Jon Ferguson, veterans employment specialist, with Professor the dog;  John Krouse, strategies for success instructor; and Brandino Gibson, supervisor. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

WorkSource moves to Sequim office

Supervisor: This is a re-employment office

Some of the staff at WorkSource Clallam County stand in the resource lab where locals will soon be able to work on resumes, send emails and more as they seek new work. Pictured staff, include, from left, Claire Weaver, trade act, WIOA adult and dislocated worker for Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap counties; Jon Ferguson, veterans employment specialist, with Professor the dog;  John Krouse, strategies for success instructor; and Brandino Gibson, supervisor. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
As constructions progresses on the installation of a roundabout at the intersection of Woodcock Road and Sequim-Dungeness Way, traffic is anticipated to alternate from one side to the other through mid-April with minimal delays, Clallam County roads staff said. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Construction begins on first roundabout in Clallam county

Traffic measure at Woodcock Road, Sequim-Dungeness Way

As constructions progresses on the installation of a roundabout at the intersection of Woodcock Road and Sequim-Dungeness Way, traffic is anticipated to alternate from one side to the other through mid-April with minimal delays, Clallam County roads staff said. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim council votes to continue business grants

New city manager absent from meeting

On the job now as city manager for the City of Sequim, Matt Huish said he is interested in getting to know people he’ll be interacting with in the coming weeks and months. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

New Sequim city manager to attend first council meeting

Huish: Making connections within community a priority

On the job now as city manager for the City of Sequim, Matt Huish said he is interested in getting to know people he’ll be interacting with in the coming weeks and months. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Sequim Safeway employees gather for a ribbon cutting at the "Grand Reopening" of the store at 680-F W. Washington St., on Oct. 27. The store began an extensive remodel on July 5 and finished Oct. 19, store director Joe Barton said. Itg was the first remodel since 2004, staff said. Photo courtesy of Isaac Peiffer

Safeway celebrates recent remodel

Sequim Safeway employees gather for a ribbon cutting at the “Grand Reopening” of the store at 680-F W. Washington St., on Oct. 27. The store… Continue reading

Sequim Safeway employees gather for a ribbon cutting at the "Grand Reopening" of the store at 680-F W. Washington St., on Oct. 27. The store began an extensive remodel on July 5 and finished Oct. 19, store director Joe Barton said. Itg was the first remodel since 2004, staff said. Photo courtesy of Isaac Peiffer
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Downtown traffic lights on hold

City considers potential budget constraints

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Quality Inn owner files bankruptcy again to keep second hotel

Court proceedings halt another trustee’s sale by bank

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Sequim City Council candidates with top votes as of Wednesday afternoon include, from left, Rachel Anderson, Vicki Lowe, Kathy Downer, Brandon Janisse and Lowell Rathbun. They gathered for about an hour after initial election results were announced Tuesday. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

A new majority coming on Sequim City Council

Downer, Rathbun, Janisse, Anderson, Lowe take top votes

Sequim City Council candidates with top votes as of Wednesday afternoon include, from left, Rachel Anderson, Vicki Lowe, Kathy Downer, Brandon Janisse and Lowell Rathbun. They gathered for about an hour after initial election results were announced Tuesday. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
One of the most memorable moments for float designer Guy Horton was at the 2020 float reveal for the Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty. With COVID-19 leading to many events to be canceled, the festival’s board opted to hold a virtual Kickoff Dinner and float reveal, and Horton drove the royalty around the 7 Cedars Casino’s parking lot twice. “They were squealing and laughing and giggling,” Horton said. “It was one of the most memorable moments in all the years doing this.” (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Irrigation Fest float designer retires

Horton steps down after 14 years, new designer sought

One of the most memorable moments for float designer Guy Horton was at the 2020 float reveal for the Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty. With COVID-19 leading to many events to be canceled, the festival’s board opted to hold a virtual Kickoff Dinner and float reveal, and Horton drove the royalty around the 7 Cedars Casino’s parking lot twice. “They were squealing and laughing and giggling,” Horton said. “It was one of the most memorable moments in all the years doing this.” (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim council to halt 2022 utility rate increases

Utility rates in the City of Sequim will not increase next year. On Oct. 11, a majority of city council members reaffirmed their… Continue reading

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Agnew’s free pantry expands, supporters honored

Storage building named after Florence and Michael Bucierka

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Traffic lights, Washington Street rehab among 2022 Sequim projects

Pandemic may bring second year of no utility increases

Rachel Anderson.

Sequim council hopefuls discuss city issues

Virtual forum features seven of 10 candidates

Rachel Anderson.
Construction tentatively will start in late October on a roundabout at the intersection of Sequim-Dungeness Way and Woodcock Road and will last about five months, according to Clallam County staff. (File photo by Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Unicorporated Clallam County to get first roundabout

Woodcock Road project planned for winter construction

Construction tentatively will start in late October on a roundabout at the intersection of Sequim-Dungeness Way and Woodcock Road and will last about five months, according to Clallam County staff. (File photo by Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Matt Huish.

Contract finalized for Sequim city manager

Interim city manager Deschenes to return as assistant city manager

Matt Huish.
Anji Scalf

Sequim chamber director resigns after three years

Board lists position online, anticipates no service disruption

Anji Scalf
JoVonne Lingvall stands by a new pedestrian crosswalk at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where she and her sister were struck by a vehicle last November. Lingvall survived, but her sister Lorraine (Reandeau) Anderson died four days later. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Solar-powered lights now illuminate crosswalk

Effort follows collision that killed church attendee

JoVonne Lingvall stands by a new pedestrian crosswalk at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where she and her sister were struck by a vehicle last November. Lingvall survived, but her sister Lorraine (Reandeau) Anderson died four days later. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Every few months, Cathie Osborne will meet with her doctor at Swedish Medical Center via Zoom and, with a magnet and cell phone, her treatment for essential tremor can be adjusted remotely by medical staff in Seattle without making an all-day trip. “Knowing we don’t have to make those trips is such a relief,” she said. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)=

New option helps tame tremors with adjustments

Sequim woman is first in state to receive treatment

Every few months, Cathie Osborne will meet with her doctor at Swedish Medical Center via Zoom and, with a magnet and cell phone, her treatment for essential tremor can be adjusted remotely by medical staff in Seattle without making an all-day trip. “Knowing we don’t have to make those trips is such a relief,” she said. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)=