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Sequim history buffs dedicate monument to first Irrigation Festival more than a century ago

SEQUIM -- What goes around comes around, a new plaque proves. A memorial rock calling attention to the first Irrigation Festival has been placed next… Continue reading

State pulls back plan for Burnt Hill off-road recreation

SEQUIM -- You can't please everybody, especially on Burnt Hill. But you can hope that more homework heads off more lawsuits. That's the belief behind… Continue reading

Y’all come to Sequim City Council’s town hall meeting Monday night

SEQUIM -- If you ask City Councilman Don Hall, it's open season on the City Council this Monday night. The council will hold a town-hall… Continue reading

Stilt dancer gives rise to Sequim Irrigation Festival

SEQUIM -- A nearly 9-foot opera singer-elf will return to Sequim this Saturday. Janet Rayor, also known as the stilt dancer, will waft through the… Continue reading

City discusses curbing beer at Sequim festivals

SEQUIM -- Three mornings before the Irrigation Festival Arts & Crafts Show, Police Chief Robert Spinks put a damper on future parties. During its Wednesday… Continue reading

Dungeness Valley dairy farmer sells herd; only 2 dairies left

SEQUIM -- Dan Smith is a gruff guy. He doesn't flinch when a cold wind blows across his fields. But this week, he came close… Continue reading

School Board hears plea for P.E. options

SEQUIM -- Fourteen-year-old Alli Cutting has a lot of stress to look forward to. She's in eighth grade, but she already knows how demanding high… Continue reading

Master Gardeners’ season to open with a 120-year event

SEQUIM -- It's the bloom of the century, plus 20. Like a publicist for the Clallam County Master Gardeners' spring series of events, their fountain… Continue reading

Critterhaven couple seeking new location for animal refuge

SEQUIM -- A Noah's ark, complete with animals jammed shoulder to shoulder, hangs on a wall near Susan Stahlin and Bob Bashaw's kitchen. A larger… Continue reading

Dog lovers getting boost for off-leash park from Internet

SEQUIM -- The call to action at the top of the Web page: "Let 'em loose!" And seeing all the dogs -- and none of… Continue reading

Sequim council discusses fencing skateboard park

SEQUIM -- A fence could be fine around the skateboard park, said Alan Lewis, 16. "It would be good to keep rocks out," Lewis said.… Continue reading

Sequim School Board says no to police headquarters in school building

SEQUIM -- The Police Department will have to keep searching for a more spacious home. In a special public hearing Monday night, the Sequim School… Continue reading

Clallam: – Head Start seeks more children for program

SEQUIM -- Vickie Becker has a full house. But come fall, she could have room for more. Becker is the family and community partnership coordinator… Continue reading

Sequim family moves into Habitat home

SEQUIM -- This is a crystallizing moment for the Phipps family. Troy and Kelli Phipps met 11 years ago, soon after Troy's family moved to… Continue reading

Sequim: Schools seek to combat ncreasing fuel costs

SEQUIM -- Come September, Sequim's public schools will adopt a unified schedule. School start and end times and bus pickup times will change at the… Continue reading

Management teams wants no Sequim elk north of U.S. Highway 101

SEQUIM -- Zero elk north of U.S. Highway 101. That's the goal agreed upon by members of the Dungeness Elk Working Team, which held its… Continue reading

Sequim Early Learning Center closure adds to preschool crunch

SEQUIM -- Preschools are precious here. And come summer, openings for young children are likely to become even fewer. The nonprofit Sequim Early Learning Center… Continue reading

California animal group complains to federal agency about game farm; operator says group is “off base””

SEQUIM -- A California animal protection group says that visitors to the Olympic Game Farm last year were in an unsafe environment. But a member… Continue reading

Pet duck takes on motherhood with 8 chicks

CARLSBORG -- Picture this: several pairs of chick feet standing on a duck's webbed foot. A half-dozen baby chicks, see, are standing under Dolly the… Continue reading

Tourism summit examines rising gas prices, popular events

BLYN -- Three threats and at least a dozen boons to the local economy fueled discussions Thursday during the Olympic Peninsula Regional Tourism Summit. In… Continue reading