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City Council agrees that Sequim elk herd must go

Third of three parts SEQUIM -- The City Council agrees with the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe: Sequim's elk herd must be removed from the area. "I… Continue reading

Elk herd adversely affecting family farm

SEQUIM -- Gary and Janice Smith's Maple View Farm is, to their chagrin, habitat for one of the city's most beloved tourist attractions -- a… Continue reading

Moving herd expensive, but might be only option

Second of three parts SEQUIM -- Wanted: People with trailers to transport elk out of Sequim. Moving a herd of about 80 animals is an… Continue reading

Where should the elk be taken?

MUCH IS STILL unknown about where Sequim's Roosevelt elk would be taken and when the move would take place. "We have a couple of areas… Continue reading

Building center bids adieu to competitor as it cites Home Depot effects for closing of local business

SEQUIM -- While other local readerboards cheer on the Seattle Seahawks, one downtown business did a different kind of rooting for the home team. "Happy… Continue reading

Smithsonian exhibit will fence in Sequim for six weeks

SEQUIM -- This town will have a lot more fences for the next six weeks. Barbed wire, pickets, even national border barricades. They're coming to… Continue reading

Sequim: School levy campaign spurs discussion on taxes

SEQUIM -- The city is awash in the words "Vote Yes for Schools" -- and who'd vote no on education? But, of course, it's not… Continue reading

Sequim moms having great time collecting $50,000 for playground

SEQUIM -- Designing a playground for children from all over the city is a blast. You get to add four slides, a forest of swinging… Continue reading

Shy dog found after it lives two months in the woods

SEQUIM -- Throughout the holidays, Sheba was on the Peninsula Woods Diet. She lost close to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Martin Luther King Jr.… Continue reading

Boys & Girls Club board leader silent over why executive director is gone

SEQUIM -- The Boys & Girls Club of the Olympic Peninsula needs a new boss. After just a year, executive director Cinnamon Falley, 33, left… Continue reading

Sequim City Council seeks youthful advisers

SEQUIM -- They're just hoping they don't seem too nerdy. Members of the Sequim City Council seek some new blood and some youthful energy, and,… Continue reading

Sequim Quality Inn opens this week

SEQUIM -- It's pet-friendly. There are hottubs in some living rooms. And the lobby has a fireplace and a view of the indoor pool. Sequim's… Continue reading

Local reaction mixed to new state law limiting access to some cold medications

At the height of cold and flu season, some medicines designed to fight those ailments have disappeared from drug store aisles because of a Washington… Continue reading

Sequim poised to ramp up economic development, recruitment

SEQUIM -- The city has paid out almost $130,000 to the Clallam County Economic Development Council since 1992, but officials can't show much documentation of… Continue reading

Sequim council asks for prettier second phase to shopping center

SEQUIM -- Go ahead and build, but make it pretty. That's what City Council members told the developer of the Sequim Village Marketplace's next phase.… Continue reading

Sequim: – Superintendent updates board on school levy proposal

SEQUIM -- Some 3,000 school children will be affected by the Feb. 7 tax levy election, according to Sequim School Superintendent Garn Christensen. Christensen updated… Continue reading