More people in Clallam County are trying to quit smoking using the state's toll-free Tobacco Quit Line. In April 2009, 74 people called the quit line, compared to an average monthly call of 33 last year - a 124-percent increase.
No raining on this commencement parade. The Sequim High School graduates of 2009 may be facing the worst economic climate and job market in nearly 80 years, but one couldn't tell it by the smiles on the faces of nearly 200 graduates at Sequim's athletic field Friday evening.
Sequim Senior Activity Center is accepting donations of quality and gently used items for its fourth-annual benefit sale Aug. 6-7 to raise funds for the center and for scholarships for local high school students.
Friends can come from the most unlikely places. In this pair, one's an East Coaster with her head in the clouds (literally) while the other is just a few years removed from a refugee camp half a world away.
Kari Osterberg has been hired as business development officer for the Peninsula Region of Sound Community Bank. She will be responsible for development of new banking relationships in Clallam County and will be in the Sequim office at 541 N. Fifth Ave.
Switching from Jefferson County Fire District 5 to Clallam County Fire District 3 would provide Gardiner residents with faster fire protection and emergency medical response thanks to the full-time Blyn station that opened in September 2008.
Debate over completion in 2012 of the one-mile "missing link" for the Olympic Discovery Trail through the city highlighted the council's unanimous approval of its six-year capital projects plan at its May 26 meeting.
The city could face layoffs or reductions in service hours in 2010 if general fund revenues continue declining as they have so far, Interim City Manager Linda Herzog told the Rotary Club of Sequim at its June 4 luncheon.
Sequim Irrigation Festival chairman Joe Borden is pleased with a proposed new agreement to fund city services for the annual event with hotel/motel taxes instead of the city's hard-pressed general fund.
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