Jeff Chew

Hot-air balloons to light up Sequim festival

SEQUIM — Leaving attendees with sensory overload is Randall Tomaras' goal for the first Sequim Balloon Festival in 2012. Check out the Sept. 1-3 event's… Continue reading

High-speed Internet tapped for Peninsula by August 2013

PORT TOWNSEND — The nonprofit corporation tasked with bringing high-speed Internet access to the most rural reaches of the North Olympic Peninsula should get the… Continue reading

Suspense over for Port Townsend elections

PORT TOWNSEND — Deborah Stinson defeated Jack Range for the Port Townsend City Council by 20 votes, Herb Beck squeaked by Deborah Randall with a… Continue reading

Election results: It’s Stinson and Beck, and yes on Port Townsend levy lid lift

PORT TOWNSEND — Deborah Stinson defeated Jack Range for Port Townsend City Council by 20 votes, Herb Beck squeaked by Deborah Randall with a five-vote… Continue reading

Many who criticized Jefferson County community development director praise him on eve of retirement

PORT TOWNSEND — Even those who have at times been in adversarial roles with Al Scalf when it comes to Jefferson County planning and land-use… Continue reading

Saturday shopping designated for small business in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — For many downtown merchants, the holiday season is the sweet winter icing on the summertime tourism cake. But the harsh realities of… Continue reading

Sequim City Council to consider sales tax hike

SEQUIM — The Sequim City Council on Monday night will consider placing a one-tenth-of-1-percent sales tax increase on the Aug. 7 ballot to raise revenue… Continue reading

Board weighs Community School’s future; rebuilding is long-term goal

SEQUIM — School Board members might prefer to close the post-World War II Sequim Community School building if the money were available. But that is… Continue reading

Sequim School Board to consider search firm for new superintendent

SEQUIM — The Sequim School Board will consider selecting a search firm Dec. 5 to help find a new Sequim School District superintendent. The new… Continue reading

Walmart donation, and one man’s persistence, fuels new pathway project

SEQUIM — Andy Nilles’ persistence — and a donation from Walmart for $20,000 — has paid off. Soon, seniors walking from Nilles’ Brackett Road senior… Continue reading

Motorist died, crashed en route to doctor’s appointment

SEQUIM — A Carlsborg man may have died or suffered an unknown “catastrophic illness” while driving eastbound on West Washington Street before his vehicle crashed… Continue reading

Man killed in Sequim wreck {**Video**]

SEQUIM — Police are investigating a one-car crash at a busy downtown intersection this morning after the 81-year-old driver was found dead. The Sequim crash… Continue reading

The Oak Table Cafe marks three decades in Sequim; roots spread to Kingston and Walla Walla

SEQUIM — The restaurant business has always been about family for Billy and Mary Nagler, who are marking the 30th anniversary of The Oak Table… Continue reading

More than a million holiday lights on U.S. 101 — biggest array on Peninsula [**Video**]

BLYN — When the holiday season rolls around, it's easily the biggest light show on the North Olympic Peninsula. Jerry Allen, 7 Cedars Casino general… Continue reading

Peninsula officer to tackle Western Hemisphere’s highest peak [Corrected]

SEQUIM — At 58, Sequim Police Officer Norman Simons is as fit as a man half his age, and he hopes that will help him… Continue reading

Late father inspiration for Sequim pocket park

SEQUIM — Wendall Lorenzen was just 13 when his father, Arndt, died of cancer in June. But the Boy Scout, Sequim Middle School eighth-grader and… Continue reading

Former Sequim police chief expected to interview for Mississippi job

SEQUIM — Former Sequim Police Chief Bob Spinks, one of four finalists for the job of police chief in Columbus, Miss., is expected to be… Continue reading

Sequim group collecting toys for Christmas

SEQUIM — It is a group mainly known for helping the Sequim-Dungeness Valley poor with rent and power bills during the unforgiving winter months, but… Continue reading

Sequim council OKs $20.5 million budget; fees increased

SEQUIM — The City Council in a 3-2 vote approved cutting $6,000 originally allocated to council goal-setting from the 2012 Sequim city budget this week… Continue reading

Sequim City Hall interior remodeled; new complex years away

SEQUIM — Newly completed remodeling work on the interior of City Hall is expected to be approved when the City Council meets tonight. The Sequim… Continue reading