Jeff Chew

Sequim mastodon proves human habitancy 13,800 years ago

SEQUIM — There were people inhabiting Happy Valley, south of Sequim, 13,800 years ago, some 800 years before the Clovis people, long thought to be… Continue reading

Couple to swap vows in Sequim coffee shop

SEQUIM — Ask Ken Feighner and his bride-to-be, Megg Berry, why they are getting married in a downtown coffee shop, and their answer is simple:… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Dungeness River Audubon Center celebrates anniversary

SEQUIM — Friends and fans of the Dungeness River Audubon Center will celebrate the center's 10th year with an open house today. The event will… Continue reading

Ex-Sequim police chief finalist for position in Mississippi

SEQUIM — Former Police Chief Bob Spinks is a one of five finalists for the police chief position in Columbus, Miss. The Commercial Dispatch newspaper… Continue reading

Fair Weather subdivision gets paved roads after suit over troubled development settled

SEQUIM — Robin Auld, the board president and attorney for Fair Weather subdivision, was looking at a fresh asphalt surface fronting the duplex homes in… Continue reading

Moving confidently into the future: ‘Human spirit harder than autism,’ Sequim senior says

SEQUIM — Autistic Sequim High School senior Patrick McCready brought many in the room to tears last week, reading his college entrance essay that recounted… Continue reading

Upper Dungeness restoration advocates concede money isn’t available

BLYN — Olympic National Forest officials Monday released a wish list of proposed projects costing $7.6 million to restore the Upper Dungeness River watershed. A… Continue reading

New Peninsula winemaker’s first crush on view this week [**Video**]

SEQUIM — It's the exciting time of year for winemakers such as David Volmut, who is crushing thousands of pounds of grapes to make wine… Continue reading

Protest set against genetically modified organisms in food

SEQUIM — A second street-side rally against genetically modified organisms in food — this time in conjunction with rallies, forums and gatherings worldwide on World… Continue reading

Upper Dungeness River watershed proposals to be outlined

BLYN — Olympic National Forest officials are expected to discuss action plan possibilities for the Upper Dungeness River watershed Monday. Forest officials have since May… Continue reading

Carlsborg sewer is topic at Sequim county commissioner candidates forum

SEQUIM — Democrat Linda Barnfather on Tuesday called for the lifting of a development moratorium on Carlsborg while her Republican opponent, Jim McEntire, urged that… Continue reading

Sequim City Council OKs policy for future funding

SEQUIM — The City Council in a 4-3 vote created a policy to be used beginning next year for the often-debated distribution of city funding… Continue reading

Fast-food eatery closes in Sequim; economy and wrong place, owners say

SEQUIM — Citing a bad economy that would only get worse during the winter months ahead, Dennis and Michelle Bush have closed their West Washington… Continue reading

Navy, environmentalists reach pact for Dabob Bay range

QUILCENE — The Navy and The Nature Conservancy have entered into a five-year agreement that they said benefits the environment and protects the Navy’s underwater… Continue reading

Urban living, Sequim style: Couple’s rooftop paradise overlooks downtown

SEQUIM — Jeri and Fran Sanford have created a rooftop paradise above the hum and clatter of traff­ic wheeling through Sequim’s busiest downtown intersection. Leaving… Continue reading

Sickening shellfish toxin in Sequim Bay waning; reopening to shellfish deemed imminent

SEQUIM — A mystery toxin that sickened recreational shellfish harvesters last summer after they ate mussels from Sequim Bay appears to be subsiding. In fact,… Continue reading

‘Nobody could get her down’: Woman who died after plane crash always upbeat, sister recalls

AGNEW — Lyla Stoike lost more than a loving sister Sunday. Gone is her best friend, a woman who always was upbeat and helped Stoike… Continue reading

Sequim Avenue to get new asphalt between U.S. 101, downtown

SEQUIM — It might be a good idea to avoid using South Sequim Avenue during much of the week of Oct. 17, where an asphalt… Continue reading

Tight times: Many Sequim city employees won’t get pay raises in 2012

SEQUIM — City Manager Steve Burkett is tightening the city's belt even more this year as sales tax revenues remain listless in the North Olympic… Continue reading

Site work begins, but Sequim’s Black Bear Diner is still way off

SEQUIM — Ground preparation work has begun on the future site of a Black Bear Diner, part of the Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center… Continue reading