Diane Urbani de la Paz

Proposal to locate Sequim police headquarters at Community School discussed at chamber meeting

SEQUIM -- A secured set of double doors will go in between the school and the suspected criminals. That's the most important thing to Sequim… Continue reading

Nellie the goat’s on the fast track

SEQUIM -- Nellie has a new lease on life. In the fast lane. Owing to a back problem -- a ruptured disk, maybe, or arthritis… Continue reading

Sequim may find a spot for Spot to run free

SEQUIM -- 7 a.m. Wednesday: It looked to Ruth Marcus like a stakeout at Carrie Blake Park. Two squad cars and two Sequim Police Department… Continue reading

Sequim complex approved despite ire of neighbors

SEQUIM -- Olympic Meadows, with its 233 units and four-story central building, "is an assault" on the neighborhood, said soon-to-be neighbor Inie Jenkins. But the… Continue reading

Veteran police chaplain volunteers in Sequim

SEQUIM -- Sometimes it's best to say nothing. Just stand close and be quiet. That's what Steve Brown did, on some days, during nine years… Continue reading

Sequim receives donations of the best kind of public art – — – free

SEQUIM -- Lacking a formal title, they're called "the kids." They're Sequim's latest pieces of free public art, and they're grinning and squirting water into… Continue reading

Dungeness Valley Farm going raw, as in milk

SEQUIM -- Dungeness Valley Farm, one of Sequim's few remaining dairies, is ready to go raw. Farmers Debbie, Jeff and Sarah Brown plan to cut… Continue reading

Woman returns $1,100 found in 10-cent book at estate sale

SEQUIM -- It was a 10-cent paperback book. One of many at an estate sale northwest of Sequim last Saturday. Carol Johnson picked it up,… Continue reading

College, senior center express interest in civic center proposal

SEQUIM -- The imagined civic center is like a new girl at the high school dance. She's mysterious, so people are curious. But suitors are… Continue reading

Sequim increasing water, sewer rates after refunding tax

SEQUIM -- First will come a refund, then a rate increase. Sequim residents saw a 3 percent tax on their water and sewer bills in… Continue reading

Sequim council, city officials think of the worst

SEQUIM -- Monday night's discussion was enough to scare the daylights out of anybody. In an emergency, be it tsunami or terrorist attack, "you are… Continue reading

Sequim: – – Iraq war protest a family affair

SEQUIM -- The response has been "truly heartening," at times, said Neil Morris, 65. At other times, it's been not so positive. When he and… Continue reading

$1.07 million Sequim Prairie Reservoir Project will keep more water in Dungeness River

SEQUIM -- Fish in the Dungeness River and crops in the fields northeast of Sequim can have their water and drink it, too, thanks to… Continue reading

Elk Working Team analyzes five management alternatives; status quo, harvest are quickly dismissed

SEQUIM -- The Sequim herd of Roosevelt elk could become the Snow Creek herd, the Burnt Hill area herd or the enhanced southern herd. In… Continue reading

Now is the time to bird watch on Peninsula

SEQUIM -- A lot happens when Bob Boekelheide walks outside. It's like the Carpenters' song, "Close to You": "Why do birds suddenly appear every time… Continue reading

Students who study extra for fourth-grade WASL receive a drop-in visitor

CARLSBORG -- Lt. Dan Leary, a self-described "overpaid bus driver," flew his U.S. Coast Guard helicopter to school Wednesday to see his son, Danny. Conveniently… Continue reading

Sequim woman turning 100 says positive outlook translates into long life

SEQUIM -- For fun, Ione Gaston likes to drive up to the Dominion Terrace clubhouse on Saturday mornings for tai chi, a Chinese form of… Continue reading

Irate residents seek building height limits for Sequim

SEQUIM -- It's not how big this town grows. It's how high that worries Susan Strand. Strand, a recently view-deprived resident of Dominion Terrace, hopes… Continue reading

Sequim: Olympic Theatre Arts moves on to fundraising effort

SEQUIM -- Elaine Caldwell is looking to raise money -- and passion. After three years away from Olympic Theatre Arts' expansion project, she's back with… Continue reading

Paintings recall California internment camp, which closed 60 years ago this week

SEQUIM -- More than once, art opened a door for George Tamura. The Lost Mountain resident made some of his most evocative paintings as a… Continue reading