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Carlsborg business owners take a good look at their town for the future

CARLSBORG -- It's rough, scratching out a living on the fringe. Buses and water can be scarce, and you might start to wonder if anyone… Continue reading

Sequim School Board cuts PE requirement for some students

SEQUIM -- Heather Smith, 15, has won her case, and the cases of other overscheduled teens. For now. In mid-April, the Sequim High School athlete,… Continue reading

Sequim City Hall wants your photos of the good, bad and ugly of the town

SEQUIM -- It's a best-of-Sequim photo convergence. Charming storefronts. Rows of houses that aren't the same but fit together. A church, a dreamy home, a… Continue reading

Sequim library expansion considered

SEQUIM -- If you visit Sequim's public library, you have 0.64 square feet all to yourself. That's North Olympic Library System Director George Stratton's estimate,… Continue reading

North Olympic Peninsula to get its first full-fledged Starbucks

SEQUIM -- The summer's forecast calls for caffeine, coming down from the east and west. And by late July, the west side of Sequim will… Continue reading

What else is coming to Sequim?

Along with two new coffee outlets, other ostensible necessities are coming to Sequim soon. Check into Cash, a quick-money store; Miyako, a takeout teriyaki shop;… Continue reading

Bottler sees little spurt from fluoridation of water in Port Angeles

SEQUIM -- Olympic Springs is the only drinking water delivery company on the North Olympic Peninsula, so you would think it might enjoy an influx… Continue reading

Look who’s back: Gumby festival planned for Peninsula

SEQUIM -- No one says, "I like Gumby." "They say, 'I love him,"' says Joe Clokey, who grew up quite close to the slant-headed, green… Continue reading

Sequim high school girls to show satirical film for one last time

SEQUIM -- Lara Lichten and Caitlyn McNulty didn't expect, or even want, the attention their four-minute movie got. But "Satired Sequim," winner of the first… Continue reading

Citizens debate merits of Sequim’s future master plan

SEQUIM -- A torrent of outrage battered the city's Comprehensive Plan on Monday night. But the plan, like a tank through a battle, will go… Continue reading

Burglaries report across Sequim

SEQUIM -- A rash of burglaries has spread across town this month. The most recent break-ins occurred Monday morning at the Sequim Medical Plaza, 777… Continue reading

Panel suggests moving Sequim elk herd to Jefferson County

BLYN -- From the list that has fueled months of discussion, one elk plan has risen to the top. A team of state, tribal and… Continue reading

Sequim future in the balance

SEQUIM -- Susan Strand, 65, and Andrew Shogren, 41, are at different stages of life. One is semiretired; the other has two small children. But… Continue reading

Sequim Open Aire Market opens season Saturday

SEQUIM -- When Mary Horst first flew in a small plane over Sequim, the place looked blessedly green. She and her husband, Herman, had lived… Continue reading

Sequim School Board inches closer to loosening P.E. requirements

SEQUIM -- High school athletes edged closer this week to an exit out of physical education courses. The Sequim School District Board of Directors, in… Continue reading

Sides in Burnt Hill issue increasingly frustrated

SEQUIM -- Maybe the name of that place south of Sequim should change from Burnt Hill to Mounting Frustration. When the Department of Natural Resources'… Continue reading

Motorcyclist dies in bizarre crash

SEQUIM -- A wheel that came loose from a black Chevrolet truck led to the death of a motorcyclist Sunday on U.S. Highway 101. Troopers… Continue reading

He pops the question, she says yes and they reign on the parade

SEQUIM -- They met thanks to that postmodern matchmaker, the Internet. They got engaged in the middle of an old-fashioned party: Saturday's 111th Irrigation Festival… Continue reading

Sequim Irrigation Festival climaxes with parade, carnival, timber show and more

SEQUIM -- The answer is yes, they want to. The eight women of Juanamarimba -- the "Juana" is pronounced "wanna" -- are among the latest… Continue reading

Sequim dog park closer to reality

SEQUIM -- The dogs got a little closer to loose Tuesday night. After an elaborate presentation from the newly formed Sequim Dog Park Pals, the… Continue reading