Gary Jones

Sequim’s Lavender Festival attracted record crowds

SEQUIM -- Record crowds swarmed the fields and streets of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley last weekend for the fifth annual Celebrate Lavender Festival. "We're comfortable with… Continue reading

Sequim: Council OKs annexes area north of city

SEQUIM -- The City Council approved the annexation of 46 acres of land adjacent to the northern city limit. No opposition to the annexation was… Continue reading

Clallam: Investigators probe card thefts

A sheriff's investigation is continuing after an Oregon man was arrested for allegedly stealing credit cards and checks from numerous mailboxes in rural Clallam County.… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Mayor won’t seek re-election

PORT ANGELES -- Mayor Larry Doyle will not seek re-election to the Port Angeles City Council. "It is time to step aside and let someone… Continue reading


SEQUIM -- "It goes down smoooooth!" That phrase was heard over and over again last weekend as people described the taste of lavender in everything… Continue reading

West End: Deputies probe knife slaying

FORKS -- One man is dead and another man was hospitalized as the result of an apparent gang-related attack late Saturday night in a trailer… Continue reading

Sequim: Knudson to seek hospital board seat

SEQUIM -- Harlan Knudson intends to file for office Monday to maintain his seat on the Olympic Medical Center Board of Commissioners. He will seek… Continue reading

Sequim: School Board considers reduced budget

SEQUIM -- Faced with two failures of the maintenance and operations levy election earlier this year, the Sequim School Board is considering a less expensive… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Hospital seeks bids for remodeling work

PORT ANGELES -- An Olympic Memorial Hospital main lobby and east entrance remodeling project has received the go-ahead from Memorial Hospital commissioners. The action came… Continue reading

Port Angeles: Medical center administrator gets 5.5 percent raise

Olympic Medical Center Administrator Mike Glenn has been given a 5.5 percent salary increase by hospital commissioners. The increase will boost Glenn's annual pay to… Continue reading

Sequim: Lavender Festival to blossom over weekend

The intoxicating aroma of lavender will greet thousands of visitors in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley this weekend at the fifth annual Celebrate Lavender Festival. About 12,000… Continue reading

Peninsula: Salmon “tagged” on Dungeness River

SEQUIM -- Nearly 500,000 salmon fingerlings are being fitted with coded wire tags at the Dungeness Hatchery. Biologists say the fish tagging is part of… Continue reading

Sequim: Incumbent to seek re-election to City Council

SEQUIM -- Walt Schubert will seek re-election to the City Council. Schubert, who is wrapping up a two-year term in office, announced his candidacy earlier… Continue reading

Sequim: Flower farms gear up for Celebrate Lavender Festival

SEQUIM -- Several thousand curious people will crowd into the Sequim-Dungeness Valley next weekend to learn more about an herb. The fifth annual Celebrate Lavender… Continue reading

Peninsula: Knievel-led motorcyclists head out for charity

BLYN -- A convoy of more than 280 entries rolled out of the 7 Cedars Casino parking lot at noon Saturday for the second annual… Continue reading

Sequim: Schools mull “pay to play” plan for athletics, other activities

SEQUIM -- Superintendent Mike Joyner will recommend approval of a "pay to play" plan for middle and high school students wanting to participate in sports… Continue reading

Fun Days velebration features “Drag” racing

"Drag" racing is coming to Clallam Bay-Sekiu this weekend. No, top fuel or funny cars won't be racing through the streets Saturday, organizers are certain… Continue reading

Sequim: Robbie Knievel, pals to motorcycle for charity down U.S. 101

SEQUIM -- Motorcycle traffic will increase dramatically Saturday afternoon on U.S. Highway 101 along Hood Canal. "We hope to have more than 300 entries," said… Continue reading

Peninsula: Former Sequim man chronicles life with Alzheimer”s

Karoake night at the Moose Lodge in Port Angeles meant something special to former Sequim residents Ken and Dorothy Lines. Dorothy would accompany Ken to… Continue reading

Clallam: Dr. Lynne Saddler leaving county post

A search is under way to find a successor to Dr. Lynne Saddler, Clallam County director of health and human services. "I'm leaving to pursue… Continue reading