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Irrigation Fest to culminate in logging show, parade

Car Cruise makes a return; carnival remains on hold

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A water main east of Clallam Public Utility District’s Carlsborg campus broke on Wednesday morning. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Broken water main causes outage for many Carlsborg residents

Service restored to some customers by late afternoon Wednesday

A water main east of Clallam Public Utility District’s Carlsborg campus broke on Wednesday morning. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Fire commissioner Bill Miano, right, swears in appointed commissioner Mike Mingee on May 2 during a meeting of the Clallam County Fire District 3’s board of commissioners. Mingee told commissioners in April he’s planning to file to run for the position this month. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Clallam County Fire District 3 swears in new commissioner

Appointee has 40 years in service, including chief in East Jefferson

Fire commissioner Bill Miano, right, swears in appointed commissioner Mike Mingee on May 2 during a meeting of the Clallam County Fire District 3’s board of commissioners. Mingee told commissioners in April he’s planning to file to run for the position this month. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim boosts number of police

Chief says additions will help with attrition

Runners take off from the 2022 Irrigation Festival Fun Run. This year, the festival features 1 mile and 5K races on Saturday in Carrie Blake Community Park, and a half marathon on Sunday, starting at Troll Haven Bandy Farm in Gardiner and finishing at the park. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Runners take off from the 2022 Irrigation Festival Fun Run. This year, the festival features 1 mile and 5K races on Saturday in Carrie Blake Community Park, and a half marathon on Sunday, starting at Troll Haven Bandy Farm in Gardiner and finishing at the park. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
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Keaton King and Danika Chen (Dmitry and Anastasia) are two of more than 35 Sequim High School students acting in or producing “Anastasia the Musical” for the 56th operetta.

SHS, Ghostlight partner for ‘Anastasia’

High school one of the first in state to stage musical

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Keaton King and Danika Chen (Dmitry and Anastasia) are two of more than 35 Sequim High School students acting in or producing “Anastasia the Musical” for the 56th operetta.
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Bids for Sequim library expansion planned for fall

Construction could finish by end of 2024

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At Sequim Food Bank, volunteers, from left, Kevin Wilson, Betty Gwaltyney, Corky Schadler, Melody Wilson, John Matson and Melissa Vemi with Sequim Community Church, worked together to build two planters, fill them with dirt and plant lavender for Sequim Beautiful Day. Not pictured was Steve Gale.

Volunteers enhance Sequim sites for Beautiful Day

Painting, planting and scrubbing were on the checklists of more than 100 volunteers for Sequim Beautiful Day. The fifth annual event on Saturday… Continue reading

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At Sequim Food Bank, volunteers, from left, Kevin Wilson, Betty Gwaltyney, Corky Schadler, Melody Wilson, John Matson and Melissa Vemi with Sequim Community Church, worked together to build two planters, fill them with dirt and plant lavender for Sequim Beautiful Day. Not pictured was Steve Gale.
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FD3 shuffles positions

Chief takes on admin role as assistant set to serve as interim

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Diamond Point’s Mingee named to District 3 commission

Fills former fire commissioner Steven Chinn’s term

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Sequim City Council members and Clallam County commissioners meet for a joint work session to discuss affordable housing and human services funding. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Housing major issue in joint meet

Leaders from Clallam County, Sequim discuss efforts

Sequim City Council members and Clallam County commissioners meet for a joint work session to discuss affordable housing and human services funding. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
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Fire District chiefs set retirements; new staffing plan to begin in May

Consulting firm hired to look at leadership structure this month

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Battle of the Books award goes to Five Acre School

Fourth graders finish reading competition

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Sequim Police Chief Sheri Crain talks with a crowd at a Sequim Business Merchants meeting. She encouraged people to call police if they see something suspicious.

Church, merchants seek solutions for downtown concerns

Police chief says Sequim not becoming Seattle

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Sequim Police Chief Sheri Crain talks with a crowd at a Sequim Business Merchants meeting. She encouraged people to call police if they see something suspicious.
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Squatchcon offers comics, cosplay

Homegrown comic professionals to speak, offer student mentorship

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Irrigation Festival kickoff on Saturday

This Saturday, the annual Kickoff Dinner and Auction ushers in the 128th year of the Irrigation Festival, the oldest and most continuous running… Continue reading

Former Sequim resident Kimmy Siebens has been named USA Today Washington State Woman of the Year for her efforts in helping Bremerton’s homeless and at-risk population and their pets. (Kimmy Siebens)

Sequim native state Woman of the Year

Siebens earns honor from USA Today

Former Sequim resident Kimmy Siebens has been named USA Today Washington State Woman of the Year for her efforts in helping Bremerton’s homeless and at-risk population and their pets. (Kimmy Siebens)

Treatment continues for Sequim man accused of killing mother

Accused needs ‘psychiatric stabilization’

An estimate to build a new Dungeness Station 31, a volunteer station, came in more than $3 million than what Clallam County Fire District 3 officials were looking to spend. They’re now reassessing options for the facility with a $2 million budget. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

New fire station is over budget

Chief seeks finish of facilities plan

An estimate to build a new Dungeness Station 31, a volunteer station, came in more than $3 million than what Clallam County Fire District 3 officials were looking to spend. They’re now reassessing options for the facility with a $2 million budget. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Participants in the 5K Sun Fun Color Run emerge from clouds of tempera paint while being pelted by rain and snow during Saturday’s Sequim Sunshine Festival at Carrie Blake Park and the Albert Haller Play Fields with additional events at Pioneer Park. Inclement weather on Saturday forced organizers to move many entertainment events indoors. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Sunshine Festival is short on sunshine

But drones have clear skies for event’s grand finale

Participants in the 5K Sun Fun Color Run emerge from clouds of tempera paint while being pelted by rain and snow during Saturday’s Sequim Sunshine Festival at Carrie Blake Park and the Albert Haller Play Fields with additional events at Pioneer Park. Inclement weather on Saturday forced organizers to move many entertainment events indoors. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)