Jeff Chew

Sales tax hike in Sequim would fund new police station

SEQUIM — Now that the city has basic design options on paper, Sequim events planner Pat Johansen has volunteered to coordinate a campaign to generate… Continue reading


Sequim superintendents transition in, out

SEQUIM — Kelly Shea, new superintendent, points to a pile of boxes in the corner of his Sequim School District office. Departing Superintendent Bill Bentley… Continue reading


Boys & Girls Clubs aims for $80,000

SEQUIM — It is an organization that turns no child away and serves everyone from families of lawyers and doctors to a homeless single mother… Continue reading


Five burglaries reported in downtown Sequim

SEQUIM — After five burglaries were reported in downtown Sequim this week, Lt. Sheri Crain offered a piece of advice: Merchants beware. “Now that the… Continue reading

Upcoming medical forum to address ethical issues

PORT ANGELES — What do you do with a patient who didn’t wear a bicycle helmet, was seriously injured in a traffic collision and has… Continue reading

Sequim Bay proposed for composites complex; plan hinges on $50 million federal grant

SEQUIM — Port of Port Angeles, research and manufacturing representatives have proposed a composites manufacturing demonstration facility on about 20 acres south of the existing… Continue reading

Former Port Angeles mayor heads Boys & Girls Clubs campaign

SEQUIM — Although she has worked as a fundraiser and supporter behind the scenes since 2007 at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic… Continue reading

Two-day hearing ends with tearful apology by Sequim subagent

PORT ANGELES — Fired Sequim Vehicle/Vessel Licensing subagent Karen Shewbert broke down in tears Wednesday during a state dispute review panelist's questioning, saying if she… Continue reading

Hearing begins on fired Sequim licensing manager

PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles certified public account testified Tuesday that Karen Shewbert, whom Clallam County Auditor Patty Rosand fired in May from the… Continue reading

Renter escapes fire with pet python, ferret

SEQUIM — A 27-year-old man escaped a house fire unhurt with a pet python and ferret late Sunday night, a blaze that destroyed a garage… Continue reading

Sequim man jailed after accidental shooting

SEQUIM — A 22-year-old Sequim man was held Monday in Clallam County jail for investigation of second-degree reckless endangerment and possession of a stolen firearm… Continue reading

Apparent accidental shooting lands man in jail

SEQUIM — A 22-year-old Sequim man was held today in Clallam County jail for investigation of second-degree reckless endangerment and possession of a stolen firearm… Continue reading

Spot use of herbicide prompts protest in Jefferson County

PORT TOWNSEND — A group that advocates mowing roadside weeds over spraying herbicides is calling for an ordinance that bans weed spraying along Jefferson County… Continue reading

Olympic Game Farm marks 40 years with expansion

SEQUIM — Marking the Olympic Game Farm's 40 years as a Dungeness Valley tourist magnet, Robert Beebe, farm president, said the captive-bred animal park's facilities… Continue reading

Sequim votes to request air-monitoring station

SEQUIM — The City Council has decided to ask the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency to locate an air-monitoring station in Sequim. The Sequim City… Continue reading

CORRECTED: Thief snatches donations from animal welfare group

SEQUIM — Police are investigating the theft of $550 in cash, credit card receipts and checks Saturday from the Peninsula Friends of Animals charity booth… Continue reading

A watershed moment: Sequim-area Realtors send mailers opposing water rule

SEQUIM — When it comes to state water rights, the general rule is to use it or lose it. The Sequim Association of Realtors and… Continue reading

Comments sought on future Sequim Civic Center

SEQUIM — Residents will have the opportunity to comment on three floor-plan options proposed for a Sequim Civic Center that would combine police station and… Continue reading

HAPPY TRAIL TO YOU: Larry Scott trail link of Olympic Discovery Trail expected to be completed by fall

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County trails supporters expect the 8-mile Larry Scott Memorial Trail link from Port Townsend’s waterfront to Four Corners Road to be… Continue reading

Sequim appeal slated for licensing subagent

SEQUIM — The state Department of Licensing has set a hearing in Port Angeles to consider if Karen Shewbert, who had served as auto license… Continue reading