Jeff Chew

Sequim council approval paves way for soccer tournament

SEQUIM — The City Council has approved a contract with Sequim Family Advocates for the development of a Washington State Youth Soccer Association-sanctioned three-day soccer… Continue reading

Anonymous donor gives $200,000 to Peninsula Friends of Animals

SEQUIM — An anonymous cat-lover and longtime member of Peninsula Friends of the Animals has donated $200,000 that will go toward doubling the space that… Continue reading

Bell Street Bakery in Sequim closes its doors

SEQUIM — Bell Street Bakery, which over the past three years has grown in popularity as a quaint lunchtime gathering place and a local source… Continue reading

Why Fort Worden State Park manager was ousted from her job

PORT TOWNSEND — Kate Burke is leaving her position as manager of Fort Worden and Fort Townsend state parks and the small Rothschild House park… Continue reading

Pride, relief from Chimacum plaintiff to state Supreme Court ruling on education funding

CHIMACUM — The victorious school mother and lead petitioner in the lawsuit that claimed the state wasn’t amply paying for basic public education required under… Continue reading

Walkway to Walmart dedicated in Sequim

SEQUIM — City leaders, supportive seniors living in the Vintage at Sequim apartments on Brackett Road and Walmart executives celebrated the official opening of a… Continue reading

Legacy of a leader: Food drive carries on work of late scoutmaster in Sequim

SEQUIM — Steve Blenk died in a tragic U.S. Highway 101 head-on collision in November 2004, but his Scouting legacy lives on in Troop 1491's… Continue reading

Reservations for Sequim Balloon Festival soar; most sign-ups from seniors

SEQUIM — Sequim Balloon Festival’s executive director was flying high Friday after 120 reservations for balloon flights were made last week. Randall Tomaras opened reservations… Continue reading

Man thanks paramedics after he recovers from near-fatal sting

SEQUIM — Scott Rappleye, a retired Bremerton fire marshal building a home in Carlsborg, was joyously emotional as he gave his heartfelt thanks to the… Continue reading

Baffling biotoxin again closes bay on Peninsula

SEQUIM — A biotoxin that baffles biologists and health officials has once again closed Sequim Bay, the only body of saltwater in Washington state and… Continue reading

Cause of Sequim fire unknown

SEQUIM — The cause of a fire that charred part of an East Belfield Avenue home Tuesday morning is “undetermined,” a Clallam County Fire District… Continue reading

Sequim to hear from public on new schools chief

SEQUIM — The Sequim School Board is taking another step in the search for a new district superintendent. The board and its newly hired search… Continue reading

Hot-air balloon ride reservations taken this week for next year’s Sequim Balloon Festival

SEQUIM — Reservations were slowly floating in Tuesday and Wednesday from those who want to fly in a balloon at the first Sequim Balloon Festival… Continue reading

None hurt in Sequim house fire

SEQUIM — No one was hurt in a Tuesday morning blaze where firefighters pulled a half-burned mattress and blankets out of a home at 871… Continue reading

Clallam County program celebrates first Native American master gardeners

SEQUIM — Celebrated as the North Olympic Peninsula’s first Native American master gardeners, Lower Elwha Klallam tribal members Ruth Charles and Sheryl Charging Whirlwind were… Continue reading

No one hurt in Sequim house fire

SEQUIM — No one was hurt in a blaze where firefighters pulled a half-burned mattress and blankets out of a home at 871 E. Bellfield… Continue reading

Sequim fire blamed on overloaded cord

SEQUIM — Clallam County Fire District 3 investigators have concluded an overloaded extension cord caused a fire last Monday that destroyed a home and left… Continue reading

Gas prices tumble, with Peninsula’s lowest found in Sequim

Gas prices from Neah Bay to Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend are tumbling down almost as fast as they shot up two years ago,… Continue reading

Sequim-area woman ‘plinks’ out tunes in time for holiday season

CARLSBORG — With a little help from friend and recording studio owner Jeremy Cays, Sequim-area singer/songwriter and recording artist Julianne Marie Fry has produced a… Continue reading

Video star: The name is Twinkles and she doesn’t always wave

See the video for yourself at: SEQUIM — Trying to make a drowsy 700-pound Kodiak grizzly bear wave its paw at you in the… Continue reading