Alan Choate

Clallam: Buyer’s excise support decreased the farther west voters were

SEQUIM -- The farther west a voter lives in Clallam County, the more likely he or she was to vote against the buyer's excise tax… Continue reading


Dungeness: Forest Service proposes timber sales to fund restoration work

SEQUIM -- U.S. Forest Service officials are trying to round up support locally for a project that would use revenue from timber sales for restoration… Continue reading


Sequim: Council Oks contentious 236-home Cedar Ridge subdivision

SEQUIM -- With little discussion and no fireworks, City Council members approved a large subdivision project Monday that had been the focus of long and… Continue reading


Sequim: Council to consider $15.6 million budget

SEQUIM -- Construction and commercial activity are boosting the city of Sequim's revenues, but population growth and the resulting demands on city services are eating… Continue reading

Buyer’s excise tax appears headed for defeat

A buyer's excise tax on homes and other real estate to pay for farm conservation in Clallam County appeared headed for defeat Tuesday night. With… Continue reading

Sequim School Board maps property tax levy request

PENINSULA DAILY NEWS SEQUIM -- A divided Sequim School District board proposed a property tax levy Monday night that would increase local funding slightly over… Continue reading

Outside interests eyeing Clallam vote on buyer’s excise tax

SEQUIM -- Supporters and opponents of the proposed buyer's excise tax are confident that the final tally after ballots are turned in Clallam County will… Continue reading

‘Misunderstanding’ destroys forage for Sequim elk herd

SEQUIM -- A "misunderstanding" between two state agencies led to the destruction of a large part of an elk forage project on Burnt Hill --… Continue reading

Write-in candidate making noise in SARC race

SEQUIM -- Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center commissioners decided last year not to renew a contract with the local Boys and Girls Club that allowed a… Continue reading

Group fed up with property tax assessments organizing

A group of people concerned about rising property assessments has planned a meeting later this month to receive property tax information -- and perhaps form… Continue reading

Unwanted Sequim rest area might be pulled if gas tax repeal initiative is passed

SEQUIM -- There might be better uses for $2.5 million in road money than building an unwanted rest stop on Sequim's east side, one local… Continue reading

Sequim council OKs denser zoning for 133.6-acre parcel

SEQUIM -- City Council members approved new zoning for a 133.6-acre parcel on Sequim's southwest side that will allow for denser residential development. The request… Continue reading

Planning Commission to get three new members

SEQUIM -- Three people will be appointed Monday to the Sequim Planning Commission, filling vacancies left by members who said they could no longer devote… Continue reading

Big Sequim housing project to receive Monday hearing

SEQUIM -- The city's Planning Commission deadlocked on a residential development Tuesday after three hours of contentious debate and sent it back to the drawing… Continue reading

Candidates debate recreation center’s future

SEQUIM -- Both candidates for a seat on the Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center's board of directors said Tuesday that the center should continue to operate… Continue reading

Fire destroys house on Lost Mountain Road

SEQUIM -- Fire destroyed a house built in 1923 and two cars in the 4800 block of Lost Mountain Road on Sunday afternoon. No one… Continue reading

Sequim: School Board eyeing four-year levy

SEQUIM -- School board members looked at proposed property tax levy amounts Monday night that would keep programs and staffing in Sequim schools about where… Continue reading

Sequim: Third Planning Commission member resigns

SEQUIM -- A third member of the Sequim Planning Commission has stepped down from his post, citing an increased workload at his job. Chairman John… Continue reading

Fishermen need to be alert for redds in the Dungeness, officials say

SEQUIM -- Low water levels in the Dungeness River caused concern for farmers earlier this year. Now it's time to be worried about the fish.… Continue reading

Library systems seeking creative ways to deal with population growth

SEQUIM -- The Sequim branch of the North Olympic Library System is struggling with the demands of the area's population growth. For now, library officials… Continue reading