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Carlsborg author writes book to help children deal with effects of meth on family

CARLSBORG -- For the second time since 1995, family members' drug abuse is transforming Linda Silvas' life. Eleven years ago, Silvas was a professional pool… Continue reading

Lee Lawrence named Sequim Citizen of the Year

SEQUIM -- Before Lee Lawrence was handed the Sequim Citizen of the Year 2005 plaque, he hailed a fellow award nominee. Bill Cunningham epitomizes a… Continue reading

Sequim council approves vision for city’s parks future

SEQUIM -- Everyone in Sequim should be able to walk to a neighborhood park, said Parks Master Plan subcommittee co-chairwoman Liisa Fagerlund. The City Council… Continue reading

Sequim: Hot rods out of Irrigation Festival parade

SEQUIM -- In the run-up to the 111th Irrigation Festival, the hot-rod car parade has already taken a couple of laps around the figurative debate… Continue reading

Weekend expo concentrates on ‘green’ building techniques

SEQUIM -- First, let your mind go. Imagine your dream home. Then see how it could take shape among the booths at the 2006 Building,… Continue reading

Beebe honored for donating casino winnings to Rotary Club efforts

SEQUIM -- Alice Beebe makes the most of penny and nickel slots. Those are all she plays when she goes to casinos, be they the… Continue reading

Sequim Food Bank couple in dire need of new donated vehicle

SEQUIM -- Nina and Bill Fatherson's truck is falling apart. So they're going to California to see their children, who will come to Sequim to… Continue reading

Sequim police seek more visible location at alternative school

SEQUIM -- The "invisible police department," as Sequim Police Chief Robert Spinks calls his department, could become a police station within the alternative school. Superintendent… Continue reading

Sequim adding police, citizen watch in wake of crime uptick

SEQUIM -- Crime rose faster than the city's population in 2005, even as the Sequim Police Department coped with a staff shortage. "We're budgeted for… Continue reading

Opening of Sequim theater pushed back to summer 2007

SEQUIM -- Moviegoers will have a nine-screen theater here in which to catch Academy Award-winning films -- just not as soon as first projected. "The… Continue reading

Petco, Costco announce delays in Sequim openings

SEQUIM -- Pet Town has been preparing for Petco's arrival. But Randy Maag, owner of Sequim's only full-line pet shop, was still glad to hear… Continue reading

Sequim marine lab leading research in using mollusks to detect waterborne attack on U.S.

SEQUIM -- Clams, mussels and clean Sequim Bay water may one day help detect use of weapons of mass destruction in U.S. coastal waters. The… Continue reading

Association working to save New Dungeness Lighthouse light

SEQUIM -- The U.S. Coast Guard is looking at taking the light out of the New Dungeness Lighthouse. Last week, the submarine cable powering the… Continue reading

Sequim schools to analyze how to spend more I-728 funds

SEQUIM -- More people equals a little more money for teachers. That's how it could work when the state Legislature allocates Initiative 728 funds for… Continue reading

Sequim City Council tempted by civic center site offer

SEQUIM -- Developer Jerry Hann extended the invitation, and the city seized it fast. Hann, builder of the Solana housing and commercial development near Sequim's… Continue reading

Sequim: Dirt bike riders defend use of Burnt Hill for hobby

SEQUIM -- Burnt Hill has long been a hot spot for dirt bikers like Suzy Traband. She likes to get together with her girlfriends for… Continue reading

Slot machines ring up Jamestown S”Klallam tribe’s $30 million expansion plans

BLYN -- Even if you've never slipped a nickel into a slot machine, it's likely you will feel the effect of the one-armed bandits. Starting… Continue reading

Huge Miller Peninsula State Park could be reality by 2013

SEQUIM -- Kayaking, cabins, a grand lodge, camping, horseback riding, biking and connecting to Olympic Discovery Trail. Those ideas and other hopes were raised at… Continue reading

State not ready to move Sequim elk herd, officials tell team members

SEQUIM -- State Fish and Wildlife officials were at the table on Wednesday for another round of discussion about the Sequim elk herd and the… Continue reading

Sequim Open Aire Market plans to beef up this summer

SEQUIM -- Belly dancers and Billy Bob's BBQ flavored the gathering last year. But this year, downtown merchants, more musicians and local cooks could make… Continue reading