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SEQUIM GAZETTE Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016



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City council backs school bond proposal

Getting healthy together

SHS students speak up in favor of $54 million construction plan

Coalition aims to confront issues of community health, reverse bad trends

by ALANA LINDEROTH Sequim Gazette

by ALANA LINDEROTH Sequim Gazette

Community health is declining countywide, but partners of the freshly formed Healthy Community Coalition hope to reverse the trend starting with the SequimDungeness community. Annually Clallam County has fallen further down the list of the 39 Washington counties ranked by 70 community health indicators, like teen pregnancies, obesity and opiate use, Monica Dixon, a registered dietitian, health psychologist and Healthy Community Coalition co-chairman, said. In 2009, the county ranked 19th, but has fallen to 27th, according to the University Ryan Jewel, kitchen coordinator at the Carroll C. Kendall Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wisconsin Population Health of the Olympic Peninsula, begins to plate lunch for youths ages 6 years and up. The Institute that interprets the health club, which provides complete and healthy meals to about 250 youths daily, is among



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Student voices were among those heard leading to the Sequim City Councils’ unanimous decision on Jan. 11 to support the Sequim School District’s $54 million construction bond. “We owe supporting OMC, too the bond to our stu- Olympic Medical Center dents,” Emma Eekhoff, commissioners say passage Sequim High School of Sequim’s school bond prosenior, told city councilposal is needed to help attract ors. “We deserve better schools and we deserve qualified physicians to area. See story, A-8 nicer conditions.” Eekhoff, the senior editor of the high school’s “The Growl,” has collaborated with her peers in an effort to expose via social media areas of the school district in need of improvement. Fellow student and high school class president Megan O’Mera reinforced Eekhoff’s comments, noting she’s lived in Sequim her entire life and began school at Helen Haller Elementary. O’Mera described the district’s conditions as simply “despicable.” “We need that infrastructure to give kids the place that they can feel safe to grow and learn,” she said. “One of the biggest issues that I think needs to be addressed

the Healthy Community Coalition partners. Sequim Gazette photo by Alana Linderoth

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Humane Society one month away from new facility Intake and euthanasia numbers are down from 2014-2015 Officials with the animal shelter say they are about one month away from moving into Things may be looking up as their new facility. Mary Beth Wegener, executive intake numbers are going down for the Olympic Peninsula Hu- director, said they are on schedule to move from its Port Angeles mane Society.

by MATTHEW NASH Sequim Gazette

Animals and staff move to the new Olympic Peninsula Humane Society at the end of February. Crews continue interior work at the site on Old Olympic Highway. Photo courtesy of the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

site at 2105 West U.S. Highway 101 by the end of February to 1743 Old Olympic Highway, which includes a new building for dogs and three modular homes for administration and veterinarian services and a cats facility. As the move-in date approaches, shelter staff may see


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Forecast predicts benefits of reservoir Sequim’s 2015 a record wet, warm year by ALANA LINDEROTH Sequim Gazette

Like most Washington cities Sequim was greatly impacted by the 2015 statewide drought and was among the first three regions declared drought stricken — yet, Sequim also experienced a record wet and warm year. Annual precipitation in Sequim jumped from its usual 16-17 inches to 23.07 inches, according to a 19802015 data set from Western Regional Climate Center. Record r a in fa ll a nd drought conditions don’t seem compatible, but when increased temperatures keep precipitation from freezing, it can have a significant impact. State officials declared drought on the Olympic Peninsula on March 13, when the snow water equivalent was at zero percent of its median at the Dungeness SNOTEL station, according to Natural Resources Conservation Service. The Dungeness SNOTEL station is one of four fully automated weather stations (SNOTEL) scattered among the Olympic Mountains used to gather data. “The drought was due to low snowpack,” Ann Soule, City of Sequim water resource specialist, said. “Summer snowmelt directly affects

A collaborative effort is underway to pursue a large site near River Road for an off-stream reservoir, anticipated to provide opportunities for stream flow restoration, outdoor recreation, infiltration, irrigation, wildlife and fish and stormwater management. Graphic courtesy of the City of Sequim

Weather spurs future planning

water supplies in streams and aquifers.” The average annual temp er at ure of 2015 was 50.97 degrees, Soule said — nearly o n e d e g re e SOULE warmer than the next warmest year within the past 35 years. Although the 2015 annual precipitation well exceeded the typical amount of annual rainfall in Sequim, much of the rain came after a warm, dry summer. During December, Sequim received more than 6 inches of rain, Soule reports, breaking yet another record for monthly rainfall since 1980.

The onset of precipitation late in 2015 recharged the flow of the Dungeness River, which had dropped throughout the summer given the lack of snowmelt and the diversion of water from its channel by SequimDungeness Valley irrigators from April 15-Sept. 15. Although the rainfall brought relief from the drought, it also puts strain on the drainage system for the City of Sequim. After and during storm events, stormwater runoff from the western Happy Valley area and Burnt Hill flows toward the city, entering a maze of irrigation ditches,

pipes and canals, including Bell Creek. “It really becomes a problem because so much of the runoff does eventually end up in Bell Creek and Bell Creek can just not handle it,” David Garlington, City of Sequim public works director, said. “It (Bell Creek) traverses the GARLINGTON ent ire cit y from the southwest corner to the northeast corner so there are multiple opportunities for it to be a headache for the city and residents of the city.” In areas where there’s a high water table, like Falcon Road, for example, located

southwest of Sequim, Soule said those areas “can’t take on too much more water after we’ve had enough rain in the fall.” “Every time a house goes up on Burnt Hill probably exacerbates this because there’s such a slope and impervious surfaces combined with slopes just generates tons of water,” she said. “I think the amount of water is only going to go up coming from development on Burnt Hill.” Already, flooding occurs throughout the city when the drainage system reaches its capacity. For example, Soule said, stormwater often overflows in three different places in Carrie Blake Park, covering a lot of the park area. To better manage stormwater, provide water storage for irrigation and thus divert less water from the Dungeness River when its flow is low, local and state water managers and stakeholders are pursuing an off-stream reservoir. Partners include officials with the Clallam Conservation District, Washington Water Trust, Department of Ecology, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Dungeness Water Users Association, Clallam County and City of Sequim. A proposed reservoir site, owned by the Department of Natural Resources off River Road, has been identified and preliminary planning efforts are underway.

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Based on several design options the reservoir could range from 32-88 surface acres, with storage capacities from 550 to 1,586-acre feet. “To me the significance of that is it’s enough water to avoid diverting Dungeness River water for more than a month,” Soule said. The concept of a reservoir would be to divert early summer snowmelt from the nearby Dungeness River via existing irrigation canals, as well as capture stormwater runoff. Beyond providing a water supply for irrigators, reducing stormwater stress on the City of Sequim, the proposed reservoir could benefit fish, wildlife, provide recreational and infiltration opportunities. “We received a letter back from DRN indicating they were supportive of the concept,” Amanda Cronin, project manager with Washington Water Trust. DNR officials also indicated interest in doing a land exchange for timberland of comparable value, Garlington said. Early project cost estimates range from $20$40 million. To help apply for potential funding and show possible partners, engineers with an environmental consulting firm Anchor QEA of Seattle is developing a formal proposal on the reservoir project, Cronin said. However, given the scope and costs of the project, Cronin predicts a long road ahead with no set timeline just yet. “I do think the unprecedented drought is catalyst for driving new ideas like this,” she said. “2015 gave us a look at what conditions could look like in the future with climate change.”

The Sequim City Council is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. This voluntary board meets once per month and advises the city council on issues involving city parks and public spaces. One term expires on June 30, 2016, and the other June 30, 2017. The positions are open to residents within the Sequim city limits. Applications are available at the Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., or online at www.sequimwa. gov. The positions are open until filled. For more information, contact parks manager Joe Irvin at 582-2457 or




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Using a $100,000 donation from the First Federal Community Foundation, officials with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe are able to redo the decking on the historical Dungeness Railroad Bridge and adjoining ramp in Railroad Bridge Park. The often slippery and weakening wooden deck will be replaced with concrete — mirroring the newly built 750-foot steel trestle that connects to the bridge. Annette Nesse, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe chief operating officer, and Powell Jones, Dungeness River Audubon Center executive director, accepted the donation by First Federal representatives Jan. 8. In preparation to adequately support the anticipated concrete surface, volunteers with the Peninsula Trails Coalition spent about 100 volunteer hours reinforcing the structural integrity of the ramp. Construction is weather dependent, but Jones expects the project to be finalized by early March. From left, Karen McCormick, First Federal Community Foundation executive director; Dave Blake, First Federal Community Foundation vice chairman; Nesse; Laurie Szczepczynski, First Federal business development officer; Jones, and Shenna Younger, First Federal branch manager on Sequim Avenue.

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less of an influx of animals this year, too. Earlier this month, shelter veterinarian Dr. Suzy Zustiak released the shelter’s intake numbers for 2015 that show its intake went down nearly 200 animals from 2014 along with its total amount of euthanized animals from 102 to 91. Wegener said the new facilities will help all of the animals with different levels of care. “It’s a much better environment,” she said. “They’ll be much more comfortable.” The current Port Angeles facility is at about 2,900 square feet whereas the new facilities offer about 10,000 square feet on 9.5 acres with dog kennels increasing from 28 to 54. With more space, Wegener said they could segregate dogs such as strays and/or unadoptable animals with violent histories in whole rows, if needed. “It’ll be safer all around,” she said. “It’ll be much easier for people to come in and see what dogs are up for adoption. If you lost a dog, you can go to the row for strays.” In the home for cats, there will be community rooms, a patio to play, rooms for kittens and cats that don’t get along, she said. Total, the project cost $1.4 million including $325,000 for the property. The shelter is within about $100,000 from its fundraising goal, Wegener said. “We plan to move in debt free,” she said. The shelter, an open-door private nonprofit, conducted a feasibility study in 2013 that found the community supported a new facility and funding for the facility came from private donations and some in-kind service, Wegener said. “We don’t have to work hard for people to see the need,” she said. As for the older facility, it’ll be listed for sale and its funds put into the newer facility, Wegener said. A second phase at the Old Olympic Highway site would build a structure for the administration and veterinarian services and cat house but Wegener said they “aren’t pushing right away though for the second phase.”

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Wegener attributes this to spay and neuter efforts from animal welfare groups. “I think it’s starting to pay off,” she said. “Groups like Spay to Save, Peninsula Friends of Animals and everyone who put that effort to do low-cost or no-cost spay or neuters can take all the credit for reduced numbers,” she said. Comparing other intake totals, dogs as a whole went down from 506 to 479 and cats down 560 to 506 while other types of animals like birds and rabbits went up 46 to 106 and puppies up 15 to 30. More than half of their animals were adopted (769 total or 54.3 percent) compared to 2014 (724 at 44.9 percent). Transfers of animals did go down though from 450 to 240 last year. As for the total number euthanized animals, 91 were killed in 2015 com-

pared to 102 in 2014. Of those last year, 21 dogs were euthanized with 18 for behavioral reasons and three for health concerns. Fifty-eight cats were euthanized as well with 26 for behavior and 32 for health. Other animals euthanized include two puppies, nine kittens and one rabbit, all cited for health reasons. Zustiak reports Clallam County Animal Control requested five animals be euthanized. Wegener said they “really can’t anticipate what (euthanasia) rates are going to be” because it’s on a “case by case basis.” She added that the shelter wants to “give every animal the opportunity to prove itself.” For more information on the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, call 4578206 or go online to www.

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From page A-1 data to rank each county — a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supported program. “We want to reverse that trend,” Dixon said. Mark Ozias, Clallam County commissioner and Healthy Community Coalition cochairman, began developing the concept of a healthy community coalition nearly two years ago while acting as Sequim Food Bank executive director and has since worked behind the scenes to transition the concept to reality. In mid-2014 Ozias received a grant from the Olympic View Community Foundation to support his initial efforts to meet with possible partners and fellow directors of healthcentric organizations. When identifying whether a collective interest to address community health issues existed among local educators, health- and nutrition-focused organizational leaders, Ozias got “really positive feedback” he said. This feedback fueled the start of the Healthy Community Coalition that held its first meeting in April 2015. “People were thrilled to have been given the opportunity to communicate,” Ozias said. “There was significant overlap between the organizations — another reason for a coalition.” Joining Ozias and Dixon, coalition partners include representatives with the Sequim School District, Olympic Medical Center, Dungeness Valley Health a n d Wel l n e s s Cl i n ic , Sequim Food Bank, Nourish, Molina Healthcare, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, Clallam County health department, Shipley Center and the Olympic View

Community Foundation. The Olympic View Community Foundation grant was able to financially support the initial phase of the coalition, but ensuring the coalition’s development Molina Healthcare has since underwritten all expenses. “As a health care organization they are really committed to community outreach and education,” Ozias said. With committed and supportive partners like Molina Healthcare, Olympic Medical Center and the county health department outside the Sequim region, the “possibility exists” but no plans have been made to extend the coalition’s focus countywide yet, Ozias said. “The coalition decided early on to focus on the Sequim-Dungeness Valley as its starting point because we wanted to be successful and effective,” he said.

Ready, Set, Go! 5210 Having a tangible geographic focus and the Healthy Community Coalition established, its partners were ready to collectively address local health issues primarily related to food and exercise, like obesity. “When the Healthy Community Coalition formed we were seeking something to do with our stakeholders that would resonate with them,” Ozias said. Relying on her past 15 years of working both state and nationwide on food policy, Dixon introduced the “Ready, Set, Go! 5210” program as an avenue to provide structure and traction. The 5210 program focuses on five fruits and vegetables, two hours or less of recreational screen time, one hour or more of physical activity and zero sugary drinks, daily. “In a very straight forward,

easy to latch onto way, it addresses the key behaviors that have the biggest impact and can help people feel better, be healthier and feel less hungry,” Ozias said. “We know it can change behaviors that over the course of time will start to compound and change statistics.” In 2014, 35 percent of 288 10th-graders surveyed in Clallam County were obese or overweight, according to the Healthy Youth Survey done in collaborations among the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Department of Health, the Department of Social and Health Service’s Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery and the Liquor and Cannabis Board. Similarly, 31 percent of 296 eighth-graders were obese or overweight. Already 5210 programs have been implemented within thousands of communities in 32 other states across the county, Dixon said. Dixon helped start a “very successful” 5210 program in Pierce County, as well as in Kitsap County, she said. “It has crept up to the peninsula,” she said. “It’s simple, understandable and most importantly evidence-based.” “The fact that this program exists in other communities and has measurable impacts can’t be over emphasized.” Ozias said. “With this we don’t need to reinvent the wheel and we know that the wheel takes us in the direction that we’re trying to go.” In Pierce County the program was more child-centric, whereas in Kitsap County the program was directed toward adults and workplace health, Dixon explained. In the Sequim-Dungeness area, Ozias and Dixon expect the program to be wider in scope. “It’s going to be a broad

focus because we have a broad coalition,” Ozias said. “For example, the Sequim School District will primarily focus on childhood obesity because that is the aspect of this program that they are initially most interested in.” Instead of product- or rulebased, the 5210 program is a “social” or “universal message,” Dixon explained. “We need to think about this like a cultural shift in our community,” she said. The downward trend of community health countywide coupled with Sequim being more rural are two reasons Dixon sees the 5210 program as bringing positive change. “We are fairly isolated here in terms of not being a part of the programing happening in bigger cities, but we’re trying to bring about that type of innovation,” she said. Once introduced and integrated by the Community Health Coalition partners in their own unique ways, Ozias hopes program participants will extend beyond the coalition. “One of the powerful aspects of the program is different organizations can plug into in different ways, allowing the concept to be formally and informally enforced all over the place,” he said. Partners of the Healthy Community Coalition plan to host a Ready, Set, Go! 5210 kick-off conference in mid-June. “Hopefully, in a condensed period of time we can introduce the community to the program and then help organizations and individuals figure out how to plug into the program’s framework,” he said.

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OBITUARIES James P. Zettas Sequim resident James Paul Zettas died Jan. 6, 2016, in Port Angeles at the age of 86. At his request, no services will be held. He was born March 14, 1929.

Rosemary W. Reeves Sequim resident Rosemary Wilmeth Reeves died Jan. 4, 2016, in Port Angeles at the age of 92. A funeral service was held Jan. 12 at Drennan Ford Funeral Home. She was born Feb. 25, 1923.

Richard S. Chandler Sequim resident Richard Shaw Chandler died Jan. 9, 2016, in Seattle at the age of 83. He was born Feb. 22, 1932.

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After what Peninsula College officials call an extensive search, Alana Ludwick has been selected as the school’s Director of Nursing. It was a full circle moment for both Ludwick and the college: a Sequim native, Ludwick bega n her college journey at PC as a Ru n n in g LUDWICK Start student and graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in 2000. Ludwick holds a Master of Science in Nursing and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Vanderbilt University. The majority of her nursing career has focused on family and community health with expertise in palliative nursing. The goal of palliative care is to provide specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Ludwick served as a clinical preceptor in both nursing and medicine for the past nine years. She gained teaching experience during a two-year stint with the inpatient Palliative Care Service through the University of Washington and

Harborview Medical Center. In addition, she served as a student project advisor for Gonzaga University’s Community Health course within the RN to MSN program and has worked as an adjunct instructor in nursing for Vanderbilt University since 2013. Ludwick brings administrative and management experience from running her own private practice and being the sole medical provider at a levyfunded, school-based clinic through Group Health’s charitable foundation. She is a member of the University of Washington Palliative Care Center of Excellence and has served as a member and co-chair on the Harborview Medical Center Palliative Care Committee. Additionally, Ludwick worked with Group Health to establish a new schoolbased health center from the ground up, including consulting on the remodel process, ordering all new equipment, pharmacy and clinic accreditation, establishing clinical procedures, hiring staff and networking with community stakeholders. Ludwick joined the college Jan. 4 and was formally introduced at the Jan. 11 President’s meeting. For more information, contact Kelly Griffith at

Hospice offers local grief support group Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County is offering an eightweek grief support group, “Life After Loss,” from Jan. 26Mar. 15. The group meets from 2-3:30 p.m. each Tuesday at Hospice House, located immediately behind the main office at 540 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles. The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required as group size is limited. For more information or to register, call Midge James, group facilitator, at 797-1006. Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County provides free services to terminally ill patients and their families. For more information, call 452-1511 or go online at

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COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS FOSL sets annual meeting

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The Friends of Sequim Library’s 2016 annual meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the Sequim Library meeting room, 630 N. Sequim Ave. The guest speaker is Jeff Bohman, board member of the Peninsula Trails Coalition. Bohman will speak and give a visual presentation regarding the Olympic Discovery Trail. Group members and guests alike are welcome.

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St. in Sequim, will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. Lots of new furniture and accessories await buyers along with warm winter clothing for everyone, fine jewelry, kitchen ware, books, puzzles and designer hand bags and shoes. All white-tagged items will be marked at half-price. Volunteers and consignors always are needed. Call 683-7044 for information.

Serenity to elect new officers Serenity House of Clallam County’s annual board meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the Tempest Building, 535 E. First St., Port Angeles. New officers will be elected at a brief business meeting followed by a reception with hors d’oeuvre, presentation of the 2015 Annual Report, introduction of new board members and presentation of awards to volunteers. The public is welcome. Serenity House is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in Clallam County. For more information, contact Executive Director Kim Leach at serenity@ or 452-7224, or visit

Civil Air Patrol meets Civil Air Patrol – Dungeness Composite Squadron meeting will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Sequim Middle School, 301 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim. For more information, contact Mark Swanson at 360-912-2888 or mark.

Submit ’Citizen of Year’ nominations now The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual “Citizen of the Year” luncheon each February to reveal which Sequim citizen has been awarded the distinction for the previous year. The nomination period for this award is now open through the end of business on Friday, Jan. 29. Nomination forms are available at the Sequim Visitor & Information Center, 1192 E. Washington St. or online at www. Nominations are accepted for any person, or pair of people who have worked jointly in a community project(s), and who are residents of Eastern Clallam County (primarily the Sequim School District); and has performed outstanding service to the community of Sequim. Service rendered by such nominees shall be above, beyond and generally outside the regular occupation of the nominee. The nomination form must be accompanied by at least two, but not more than three letters of written endorsement in order to be considered. For more information, call 683-6197.

Avoiding criminalizing homelessness will be the lead topic at the Jan. 20 meeting of the Shelter Providers Network of Clallam County. The group meets in Room 160 of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, from 10-11:30 a.m. Port Angeles Deputy Mayor Cherie Kidd will present a proposed panhandling ordinance. Also on the agenda are updates on services and housing, and preparation for the Jan. 28 Point-In-Time count and Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day Feb. 2 in Olympia. Everyone who is interested in ending homelessness in Clallam County is welcome. Sign-in begins at 9:45 a.m. There is no charge to attend.

Writing Sequim’s History History was being shared during the First Friday Art Walk on Jan. 8. Author Katherine Vollenweider signed copies of her new book “Sequim-Dungeness Valley” at Sequim Museum & Arts’ Exhibit Building. Her book, from Arcadia Publishing, provides a pictorial history of the area from the 1800s to 1930 and is available at the museum and online from major book sellers. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

selves, will start Jan. 19 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. The class will meet from 9-11:30 a.m. on six Tuesdays, ending Feb. 23. The only cost is $30 for the textbook. Topics include how the caregiver can reduce personal stress, deal with emotions, solve problems, communicate effectively with other family members, make difficult decisions and use community services. The class does not focus on hands-on care for the care receiver. Pre-registration is required and may be done by contacting class leaders Barbara Parse at 683-2113 or Judy Croonquist at 582-1370.

Royalty take on scotch broom Join the Sequim Irrigation Festival Royalty and North Olympic Salmon Coalition in removing invasive scotch broom from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Morse Creek. Meet at 33 Strait View Drive, Port Angeles. Contact Emily Larson at with questions.

Kayak raffle tickets available Raffle tickets are still available to win the Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church Men’s Group kayak. This 17-foot, custom-built, cedar strip sea kayak can be viewed at A-1 Auto in Sequim and on http://Facebook. com/dvlckayak. All proceeds will go to local support groups including the Sequim Food Bank, Salvation Army, Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County and Sequim Community Aid. Tickets are available at A-1 Auto in Sequim, Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church and on http:// Ticket sales end Jan. 30.

Marine committee to meet The Clallam County Marine Resources Committee meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in Port Angeles at the Clallam County Courthouse commissioners meeting room. Enter the courthouse through the doors north of the bus shelter on Fourth Street. An agenda for the meeting will be available the week prior to the meeting at

Monday Musicale will meet in the Queen of Angels Fellowship Hall, 209 W. 11th St., Port Angeles, on Monday, Jan. 18. The noon luncheon will be followed by 1 p.m. entertainment. Reservations are required for lunch. The program will feature Gary McRoberts playing Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, and others. This will be an all classical program, “a Caregivers class begins soon blast from the past for Gary.” For reservations and more Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a information, call Ruth Welch at class that helps those who care for 457-5223. a loved one also take care of themSeven Essential Skills for Kids and Grown-Ups Too! will be the focus of the Studium Generale presentation at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, with Dr. Darlene Clemens in Peninsula College’s Little Theater. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kate Reavey at kreavey@


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Walkie-talkie two-way radios are now available for checkout at all branches of the North Olympic Library System. The radios, which patrons may borrow for three weeks, are perfect for camping, hiking, hunting and other fun adventures. To check-out a set of walkie-talkies, stop by your nearest NOLS library location, or place a hold by visiting the library catalog at www.nols. org and entering the search term, “Walkie Talkie.”

Grange breakfast planned

Sequim Prairie Grange members will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. In addition to pancakes, the menu includes ham, eggs and beverages at the grange at 290 Macleay Road. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for Senior Nutrition menu set children ages 10 and younger. Part Sequim Senior Nutrition Site of the proceeds will go to TAFY, The menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at Answer for Youth. the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays Free state park days set and Fridays. Suggested donation The Washington State Parks is $5 (60 and over), $8 guest and and Recreation Commission an- a 24-hour advance reservation is nounces that Sunday-Monday, Jan. needed. RSVP to 683-8491. Menus 17-18 are the next state parks “free are subject to change. Friday, Jan. 15: Spinach salad, days” when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass for day spaghetti w/meat sauce, caulivisits at state parks. The free days flower, garlic bread, fruit cup Tuesday, Jan. 19: Green salad, are in honor of Martin Luther King beef stew, corn, biscuit, ambrosia Jr.’s birthday. Wednesday, Jan. 20: Apple slaw, The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass still is barbecued chicken, baked beans, required on WDFW and DNR lands. potato salad, biscuit, peaches/cream.

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School board tweaks meeting times for presentations The Sequim School Board of Directors will meet beginning 45 minutes prior to regularly scheduled meeting to hear presentations from department leaders in the next several weeks. The presentations, which start at 5:15 p.m. prior to regular meetings, are open to the public and community members are welcome. Board meetings are at the district boardroom, 503 N. Sequim Ave. Department presentations come from leaders in school areas such as human resources, technology and testing, teach and learning, and more. The earlier meetings begin Feb. 1 and continue Feb. 16, March 21, April 4 and April 18; a March 7 board meeting, on that addresses the board’ plan of action and items like the school year calendar, is the exception. Call 582-3260 for more information.

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As of Jan. 1, Omega Business Center, 207 S. Sunnyside Ave., Sequim, has a new owner in Randy Kientz, E.A., who purchased the business from Alan L. Davis. After 42 years, Davis is retiring. Kientz and his staff provide tax and accounting services. Kientz has worked for the IRS as a Revenue agent and prepared taxes for 10 years. To make an appointment, call 683-4149.

Free homebuyers class offered Evergreen Home Loans, 542 N. Fifth Ave., Ste. B, Sequim, will host a free homebuyer education class from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. Featured speakers are Michele Adkisson of Evergreen Home Loans and Andrea Gilles, a broker at Professional Real Estate, as well as a co-owner. RSVP to Leah Barnier at lbarnier@ Seating is limited. This event is sponsored by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission and the Clallam County Association of Realtors. Refreshments will be provided.

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Olympic Peninsula Hospitality, LLC has been selected to be awarded a new 10-year concession contract to operate overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail, hot mineral springs and swimming pools, campgrounds and other related services at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort within Olympic National Park. In this new contract, Olympic Peninsula Hospitality assumes operation of the Sol Duc Campground and the group campsite.

‘Dynamic’ skateboard shop opens Owners enthusiastic about promoting sport, getting new skate park by PATRICIA MORRISON COATE Sequim Gazette

Skateboard fans are invited to the Dynamic Board Shop to browse, buy and congregate according to co-owners Shaun Jones Sr. and Heather Johnson. The cozy shop at 460 W. Bell St., Sequim, had a soft opening in October and continues to increase its inventory of skateboards, accessories, parts, shirts and hats. “Whatever kids want to see in their skateboard shop,” Jones said. “Skateboarding is good for kids like baseball and our shop can get them outfitted. We also hope to start making our own boards with our own logo.” As for the shop’s name, give the credit to 16-year-old Shaun Jones Jr. who said, “I came up with it because ‘dynamic’ is like kinetic energy that’s always improving.” He has been skateboarding since age 2. Board styles include long boards for cruising, popsicle boards for tricks and penny boards. Whether you want to build your own with a selection of blank boards and custom wheels or buy one ready to go, the Dynamic Board Shop can lead you through the process. You’re also welcome look through skateboard-

ing catalogs for special order items. where parents can watch their kids and And if you just want to talk skate- be safe, too, and have different sections boards, Jones, his son and Johnson are of skill levels.” more than willing to do that, too. Jones She and Jones continue talking with Sr., 35, has been riding skateboards for city officials about about funding a new, several decades. safer skate park and are asking for dona“I wanted to open a store because I tions to get the wheels rolling. have had a passion for “If we got an upit for 25 years. I grew dated park, we could Dynamic Board Shop up here and when I hold competitions Location: 460 W. Bell St., Sequim with prizes and more was 15, I helped get the Phone: 775-6544 skate park. It’s been kids would pick up part of my life since I Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondayskateboarding,” Jones was a kid,” Jones said, said. “I really want Friday; noon-8 p.m. Saturday gesturing to a faded to get more kids in Sequim Gazette photo skateboarding and I of himself leaping into the air on his hope the shop will make skateboarding board in 1995. grow like when I was a kid. The park is Not only is Jones enthusiastic about so bad that kids are migrating back to the sport as a great form of exercise, skill the streets.” “We’re really promoting helmets and entertainment, he’s also passionate about ditching the current park, built because we want to make sure they’re in 1999, which he deemed dangerous, safe,” Johnson said. “We also donated a and having a new one designed by skate complete skateboarding set to the Boys & Girls Club auction, valued at $165, and park specialists. Sequim’s park has cracks, chips, we want to do more of that.” Jones wants to pass along what he water problems and the wrong kind of called the best part of skateboarding surface, according to Jones. “I want people to come in and hang to younger generations. “When I learn out and talk about a new skateboard something new, I have to work at a trick park. Our goal is to bring skateboarding and finally do it. Then I move onto the back to this town,” Jones said. “I know next trick — every trick leads to another the kids would love a new park — it’s sad trick. The technical skills are really to not able to do what you love — Port exciting to me. It’s an adrenalin rush and very good exercise, plus it teaches Angeles has a wonderful skate park.” Johnson agreed, saying, “We need balance and coordination. It’s a tough areas for little kids to skate without sport but when you finally get it, it’s all the risk of being hurt and want a place worth it.”

Christina Norman from WeDo Fudge gives Andra Smith, director of the Sequim Food Bank, a check from 2015 customer donations received at its drive-thru fudge stand on Hooker Road. Submitted photo

Fudge Folk Donate to Food Bank The people of Sequim are generous and often leave their change as a tip but at WeDo Fudge the tips are donated to the Sequim Food Bank. This past year, $175 was collected and on Jan. 7, the money from 2015 was donated. All funds donated to the food bank go toward helping distribute food to Sequim residents in need. Annually, the food bank operates on about $200,000 in monetary donations along with about $650,000 of in-kind food donations. It helps feed more than 2,100 families with the financial support of many individuals, organizations, businesses, church congregations and local foundations. Contributions help ensure a steady supply of important basic foods, especially milk and eggs.

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Clallam County to restore sales tax rate S by ROB OLLIKAINEN Olympic Peninsula News Group

Clallam County has given notice that its 0.2 percent sales tax holiday will sunset April 1. Commissioners Mike Chapman and Mark Ozias voted Tuesday to notify the state Department of Revenue that the tax on items purchased in unincorporated areas will be restored

to 8.4 percent. Commissioner Bill Peach voted no. “I will be voting in favor of this, not because I’m in favor of raising taxes on one of my first votes as commissioner, but because I have serious concerns about the long-term sustainability of the county budget,” said Ozias, who was sworn in as the east county’s District 1 commissioner Dec. 29. “In consultation with my

fellow commissioners and others, I’ve only had those concerns reaffirmed,” Ozias continued. “I believe that reinstating the sales tax to its previous level is a solid first step in terms of helping to address some of the long-term structural problems of the county budget.” Since county policy requires an ordinance to change the optional sales tax, final action will occur

after a public hearing Jan. 26. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. Counties must give the state Department of Revenue 75 days notice to change the 0.5 percent optional sales tax. Last April, commissioners voted unanimously to lower the sales tax to 8.2 percent in an effort to stimulate the local economy.

The tax break means a $100 purchase costs 20 cents less now than it did before the reduction took effect July 1. The tax holiday also represents a $1 million hit to county coffers if left in place for an entire year. Clallam County budgeted $4.6 million in sales tax revenue for 2016 based an earlier forecast of robust economic growth. County Administrator Jim Jones said he and Chief Ac-

countant Stan Creasey now project that the county will be $450,000 to $500,000 short of the $4.6 million target. Rob Ollikainen is a reporter with the Olympic Peninsula News Group, which is composed of Sound Publishing newspapers Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. Reach him at 360-452-2345, ext. 5072, or at rollikainen@

OMC hires physicans, endorses school bond by CHRIS MCDANIEL Olympic Peninsula News Group

Olympic Medical Center commissioners have approved contracts for new physicians in Port Angeles and Sequim. On Jan. 6, they also endorsed the Sequim School District’s $54 million construction bond measure, which will be on the Feb. 9 special election ballot. The bond — requiring a 60 percent supermajority for passage — would pay for a new elementary school, renovation of Sequim High School and other district improvements. Such renovations are needed to attract qualified physicians LEWIS to the Sequim area, said Olympic Medical Center CEO Eric Lewis. “Physicians are looking (for) much more than a place to work,” he said. “They are looking for a place to have a career (and) a place to raise their families.” Generally, “physicians and their


From page A-1 and will be addressed by this bond is the district kitchen. It services every single student in the district and for some kids, school breakfast and lunch are the only meals they see during the week.” The school improvements general obligation bond slated for the Feb. 8 special election mirrors the November 2015 bond proposal that failed to reach the super majority (60 percent) with 59.57 percent of the vote in favor. Building a new elementary school, adding more classrooms at Greywolf Elementary and the high school, modernizing the district base kitchen, renovating the 1979 addition of the Sequim Community School and demolishing the 1948 portion are among the projects earmarked. The overarching reasons driving the identified projects are to improve safety, security, health and efficiency, provide more space and enhance the district’s learning environments and upgrade technology. “When we look at the 1950s the number of unskilled labor

spouses go and visit the schools” before deciding if they want to move to the community, Lewis said. He said one physician who was considering moving to Sequim recently decided against the move and relocated elsewhere after visiting Sequim High. “I think it is critical for our communities to have schools that are competitive and are attractive to retain physicians,” Lewis said. “Our schools really matter.”

Contracts The commissioners approved contracts for Dr. John Seddon, who specializes in orthopedic surgery; and Dr. David Lewis, who specializes in osteopathic family medicine. They also approved a contract for Michael McGuire, an advanced registered nurse practitioner of family medicine. In addition, commissioners approved CompHealth agreements for Drs. Scott Hankinson and Terri Oskin. CompHealth is a national health care staffing firm that provides temporary and permanent placement services for

was at 60 percent and that was good enough at that time … that’s now flipped,” Sequim School District Superintendent Gary Neal, said. Given the growing lack of space and outdated infrastructure limited in its design to support modern learning, Neal is “more than fearful of losing opportunity for our students,” he said. Although the bond addresses the same projects as the last bond proposal, the price has increased by $5 million. “The reason behind that price tag increase was because of indications that we’re getting that construction costs are increasing and will continue to increase for at least the next five years,” Brian Lewis, Sequim School District business manager, said. “We also have another complication in front of us in terms of costs and that is the school district has to pay prevailing wages on its public works projects and those prevailing wage rates for Clallam County are the same for King County.” Deputy Mayor Ted Miller admits he’s been “somewhat ambivalent” in his support of past school bond proposals, but believes this proposal is


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CompHealth contracts The CompHealth contract for Hankinson is about $234 per hour for up to an eight-hour workday. Hankinson, slated to begin in February, is being brought on as a temporary staff member. He will join the hospital’s obstetrics and gynecology department to give existing department physicians some relief for vacations and sick days, Corley said. The CompHealth contract for Oskin is about $157 per hour for up to an eight-hour workday. Oskin will work as a family practitioner for three to six months as the hospital continues recruitment for a permanent family practice doctor, Corley said.

Accountability audit State auditors recently found the hospital in 2014 complied with state laws and regulations and its own policies and procedures in the areas examined, Eric Lewis told commissioners. The audit, which cost the hospital about $12,000 to commission, was completed recently after a threeweek period. This is the 15th consecutive year the hospital has passed the audit successfully, Lewis said. “It just shows that our employees are focused on following laws and regulations and internal policies,” Lewis said after the meeting. “I think we focus, as an organization, on being an organization of integrity. We just really work on making sure we are compliant with the rules and regulations. “We are not perfect, but when we make a mistake, we fix it.” Chris McDaniel is a reporter with the Olympic Peninsula News Group, which is composed of Sound Publishing newspapers Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum.

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Megan O’Mera, senior class president at Sequim High School, advocates for the Sequim City Council’s support of the $54 million school construction bond proposed in a Feb. 9 special election. Sequim Gazette photo by Alana Linderoth

“totally different.” “On the last bond proposal the City of Sequim overwhelming supported it,” he said. “We aren’t elected by the voters to tell them that they should increase their real estate taxes — that’s a decision they should make for themselves, but in this case it’s totally different. The voters have already spoken and they’ve said they like this idea and all we have is an inflation adjustment.” The resolution adopted by the city council aimed

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The adoption of the resolution in support of the school bond was among a number of unanimous decisions made by the city council Jan. 11. The councilors also agreed on their 2016 committee and liaison assignments and moved to host a public hearing Monday, Jan. 25, on a prosed amendment to utility code provisions. The proposed change is designed to clarify the consequences of a utility disconnection and to document the potential financial consequences to a future buyer or tenant, according to the report prepared by City of Sequim Attorney Craig Ritchie. The code amendment would ensure General Facility Charges for water and sewer would be due upon reconnection and allow only the property owner the ability to order a disconnection.

sioners followed the city council’s supportive spirit and unanimously passed a resolution on Jan. 12 to support the Sequim School District bond. “Strong schools are a huge component of the economic development of this county,” county commissioner Mike Chapman said. If approved in February, the cost to repay the 20-year bonds is 67 cents per $1,000 assessed valuation. ComCounty follows suit Reach Alana Linderoth at bined with the Educational The Cla lla m Count y Programs and Operations alinderoth@sequimgazette. Board of County Commis- Levy, the total local schools com.

at supporting the school bond proposal cites the importance of maintaining high economic standards and providing quality education to Sequim’s children to provide for Sequim’s future. It refers to the city’s adopted Economic Development Core Values and the importance of high quality education in remaining competitive and attracting desired professionals.

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in Sequim in the future if needed. He will begin his new job as soon as the appropriate paperwork is processed, she said. He will be paid $85,000 a year, with a signing bonus of $10,000 and a $5,000 annual retention bonus for four years, Corley said. McGuire completed a Master of Science in nursing at the University of Florida in Jacksonville in April.

tax rate in 2017 would be $2.16 per $1,000 assessed valuation — a rise of about $11.50 per month or about $45 per month total for a taxpayer with $250,000 property. Ballots for the Feb. 9 special election are mailed Wednesday, Jan. 20.


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health care agencies. Seddon is expected to join the hospital’s orthopedic team this summer and will work in both Sequim and Port Angeles, said Dr. Rebecca Corley, the hospital’s chief physician officer. He will be paid $440,177 annually, with a $25,000 fellowship stipend, a $25,000 signing bonus and a $10,000 annual retention bonus for five years, she said. Seddon completed his residency at Oregon Health and Science University and now is in Melbourne, Australia, for a foot and ankle surgery fellowship, Corley said. David Lewis is scheduled to join hospital staff in October and will work in both Sequim and Port Angeles, Corley said. He will be paid $205,024 per year, with a $35,000 signing bonus and a $10,000 annual retention bonus for four years, she said. David Lewis, who grew up in Port Angeles, is finishing his family practice residency at St. John MacombOakland Hospital, Corley said. McGuire will practice in Port Angeles to start with, Corley said, with the potential for providing services

Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 73 Howe Road, Agnew, presents Bridget Laflin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 17. She will speak on “Restoring

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All are welcome to the ecumenical Taize service at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, to enjoy a meditative candlelit atmosphere that includes singing simple repetitive songs. Taize will continue the fourth Monday of each month.


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Sequim man incarcerated for possession of gun and bombs


State bomb squad called to scene Sequim Gazette staff

During a home visit by Washington State Department of Corrections officers, convicted felon Kenneth Simmons Jr., 52, was arrested and booked into the Clallam County Correction Facility for the unlawful possession of a firearm and explosive devices on Jan. 8. Correction officers found a .22 caliber rifle while meeting with Simmons in the garage of the residence in the 100 block of Crown View Lane. After obtaining a search warrant for the residence, law officials found two explosive devices, commonly called “pipe bombs,” according to the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office. After finding the explosives, the search was suspended until the Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad arrived on the scene to continue the search. Upon completion of the search, in

addition to the rifle, four pipe bombs Two of the four pipe bombs contained were discovered within the garage. explosive powder.

Business bureau cites top Washington scams of 2015

Sequim Police arrest man for sexual exploitation of a minor

notify debtors via mail. 2. Debt Collections. Fake collection agencies call and claim consumers owe credit card debt. They try to gather personal information such as Social Security and bank account numbers. 3. Imposter Scam. Like the IRS scam, fraudsters pose as a federal agent or law enforcement and then contact unsuspecting consumers to try to obt a in t heir person a l information. If the scammers succeed, they’re able to steal identities and commit fraud. 4. Government Grant. Bogus government staffers call to inform consumers they have qualified for

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The Better Business Bureau has tallied the year’s top scams with the help of Scam Tracker. Investigators collected reports from more than 10,000 consumers nationwide. The top 5 scams hitting Washington are as follows: 1. IRS Scam. Consumers receive threatening phone calls from someone claiming to be with the IRS. The caller tells the consumer he owes taxes to the government and will be thrown in jail unless he pays. The IRS says they never call people who owe money; instead, they

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a grant, but processing fees must be paid in advance via wire transfer to receive the funds. 5. Tech support. Scammers tell consumers their c omputers h ave b een hacked and they need to gain access in order to fix it. The scammers end up downloading malware or stealing personal information. Nationally, BBB Scam Tracker a lso repor ted the IRS scam at the top. Phony debt collectors, sweepstakes, tech support and the government grant scam rounded off the top five. For a complete list, go online to top10scams.

Jan. 5 11:38 a.m. — Theft, 1200 block of West Washington Street 12:49 p.m. — Theft, 100 block of Jersey Lane 12:50 p.m. — Domestic violence, Maizie Court 1:59 p.m. — Theft, 9300 block of Old Olympic Highway 2:32 p.m. — Vehicle accident, South Sequim Avenue/East Maple Street Jan. 6 8:15 a.m. — Theft, 100 block of East Palmer Street 10:02 a.m. — Burglary, 400 block of Taylor Ranch Road 10:52 a.m. — Theft, 300 block of South Fifth Avenue 11:10 a.m. — Vehicle accident, West Hendrickson Road/North Fifth Avenue 11:11 a.m. — Vehicle accident, West Hendrickson Road/North Fifth Avenue Jan. 7 8:15 a.m. — Vehicle accident, 300 block of South Sunnyside Avenue 8:40 a.m. — Burglary, 200 block of Amethyst Drive 1:16 p.m. — Theft, 1200 block of West Washington Street 1:19 p.m. — Stalking, 100 block of South Rhodefer Road 1:37 p.m. — Vehicle prowl, 300 block of West Eunice Street 2:32 p.m. — Vehicle accident, U.S. Highway 101/ River Road 6:28 p.m. — Theft, 1200 block of West Washington Street Jan. 8 7:48 a.m. — Theft, 800 block of East Washington Street 8:52 a.m. — Vehicle prowl, 100 block of River Road 9:54 a.m. — Theft, 100 block of Fairview Road 10:24 a.m. — Vehicle prowl, 100 block of San Juan Drive 11:21 a.m. — Warrant arrest, 500 block of South Second Avenue 11:58 a.m. — Stalking, 100 block of Maliandra Drive

12:57 p.m. — Vehicle accident, 100 block of Rhodefer Road 1:36 p.m. — Vehicle accident, 100 block of Roupe Road 3:32 p.m. — Theft, 100 block of Sanford Lane 11:10 p.m. — DUI/DWI, 900 block of North Kendall Road Jan. 9 2:26 a.m. — Warrant arrest, 300 block of South Fifth Avenue 11:54 a.m. — Warrant arrest, 1200 block of West Washington Street 2:13 p.m. — Warrant arrest, 400 block of West Pine Street 4:15 p.m. — Vehicle accident, 270000 block of U.S. Highway 101 4:40 p.m. — Burglary, 500 block of North Eureka Way 5:22 p.m. — Burglary, 100 block of Aspen Lane 10:29 p.m. — Warrant arrest, 100 block of Independence Drive Jan. 10 1:25 a.m. — Vehicle accident, 1400 block of West Sequim Bay Road 6:19 a.m. — Theft, 300 block of Riverview Drive 3:26 p.m. — Burglary, 700 block of Louella Road 4:20 p.m. — Theft, 300 block of South Fifth Avenue 7:51 p.m. — Prowler, 200 block of Patricia Lane Jan. 11 5:13 a.m. — DUI/DWI, 100 block of Frost Road 7:33 a.m. — Vehicle prowl, 100 block of Banana Way 11:53 a.m. — Theft, 800 block of North Fifth Avenue 1:27 p.m. — Vehicle accident, 1100 block of McFarland Drive 2:30 p.m. — Theft, 400 block of West Pine Street 7:06 p.m. — Criminal traffic, 100 block of North Dunlap Avenue 9:50 p.m. — DUI/DWI, 300 block of East Washington Street Jan. 12 12:29 a.m. — Criminal traffic, U.S. Highway 101/ South Sequim Avenue


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A 34-year-old registered sex offender was arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, Sequim Police Department officials said last week. Officers arrested Charles David Gahimer on Jan. 6 and he is being held in the Clallam County Jail on a $130,000 bail. Sequim Police said the incident occurred in a home Gahimer and the victim, a 6-year-old boy, lived in together in the 800 block of East Alder Street. A search warrant served on the suspect’s room yielded over a dozen pieces of digital evidence which will be forensically examined in the coming weeks, Sequim Police officials said. As the investigation continues, additional charges are expected to be filed, they said. D et e c t i ve Sg t . S e a n Madison said officials with the department believe the people who lived in the same home as Gahimer — specifically, the witness and the victim’s father — did not know the suspect was convicted sex offender.

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Odds, ends from the editor’s desk What do you get when you cram a bunch of politicians in the same place for two months? Sounds like the set-up for a joke — and in today’s political climate, it often is — but Washington state legislators this week are back at the proverbial bargaining table with a 60-day state legislative “short” session; in odd-numbered years, they meet for a full 105-day “regular” session. With looming statewide elections later in the year, including a contested race for the governor’s office, lawmakers take on new and unfinished issues in what likely will be a politically charged atmosphere in Olympia. With some GOP gains in the last election, the House is now closely divided with 50 Democrats and 48 Republicans, while the Senate has increased its Republican-led majority to 26 (25 Republicans and one crossover DemoEditor’s crat) and 23 Democrats. Corner More than 100 new measures have been preMichael Dashiell filed and were formally introduced on Monday, including Senate Bill 6163, cosponsored by Republican Sen. Michael Baumgartner and Democratic Sen. Andy Billig, proposed to keep charter schools open following a September Supreme Court ruling that called for their closure. Think you’ve got a workload? About 2,400 bills introduced during the 2015 session will continue in 2016. Whew. Among the more significant headline-grabbers expected to pique the public’s interest is (no shocker here) the work to finalize a state education funding plan in response to the state Supreme Court’s first-ever contempt order against lawmakers. There is no agreement on a set dollar amount needed to meet the court’s charge to “fully fund” basic education; Democrats have said it should be at least $3.5 billion, though they have not identified a funding source. Some legislators are calling for a state income tax to provide more money for schools. In addition, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is proposing some bipartisan legislation to increase transparency in government by enhancing penalties for violations of Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act. That puts a smile on a journalist’s face. Passed in 1971, the act requires all meetings of governing bodies of local and state public agencies be open and accessible to the public, and designed to ensure the public has information and access to the agencies established to serve them. The current penalty for violating the OPMA is $100, unchanged since the act was enacted in 1971. The proposed legislation would increase the penalty to $500 for a first-time violation, roughly in line with inflation, and also would enact a new $1,000 “repeat violator” penalty for a subsequent violation. Keep up with it all at, where you can follow how our local and state legislators voted, follow particular bills through the process, sign up for notices about various goings on in Olympia and find contacts to send your concerns to your lawmakers.

A special hoops game on tap I know it’s a late invite, but basketball fans — or fans of any kind of a feel-good story — should check out the Sequim Wolves Unified Basketball Game, set for tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 13. Unified, an offshoot of Special Olympics, is a program where athletes and partners work together to create a positive team experience. The Sequim High School boys’ game against Chimacum starts at 7 p.m. and Unified team players and their partners take to the court at halftime. The event happens during SHS’s “Pack the Gym” night, where they hope to see as many students, staffers, parents and others fill the Rick Kaps Gymnasium.


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The town that lost its school On Aug. 31, 2007, Washington’s 296 school districts became 295. Vader School District ceased to exist at the stroke of midnight that day. A series of failed levy and bond elections caused the school district to become financially non-viable and the State of Washington, through its Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, took control of the district and conducted the legal process to dissolve the district and close the school. Guest Vader is a small town O pinion in southwest Washington’s Lewis County. At Brian Lewis one time a forest products community, it had slowly transitioned into a retirement center. In 2006, the district had proposed a succession of levies to fund operations that failed to gain the required approval from voters. Then routine health inspections uncovered life and safety deficiencies first in the school’s gymnasium and then throughout the school’s instructional building. Lewis County condemned the gym and ordered the school district to make the needed repairs or its instructional building also would be condemned. The district asked voters to approve a bond issue to address the school’s structural, fire alarm and detection, electrical, phone and intercom systems, and heat systems. The bond issue failed as well, Lewis County condemned the school building and the State of Washington began the consolidation process. A key point: Historical accounts of Vader’s dissolution indicate that voters were informed repeatedly that if building issues were not addressed, the district could face dissolution and consolidation into a neighboring district with a higher tax rate than

what was being presented to voters in all three elections. Voters expressed distrust in these statements made by district and state government officials.

Fallout in Vader So what was the ultimate fallout from consolidation? Exactly what the school and state said was going to happen: the district dissolved, Castle Rock School District took over, and Vader’s students were bused out of town to the nearest elementary school 15 miles away. The taxpayers were subjected to Castle Rock’s higher tax rate even though they did not have a chance to vote on the levy and bond issues that comprised those taxes. That tax rate ended up being higher than the district had proposed to voters in the failed elections. The community lost control of and influence on its students’ futures.

Our schools In Sequim, Haller Elementary is facing many of the same issues that Vader’s school building faced: There are only two toilets for every 120 students in the instructional buildings (not bathrooms, but toilets). Haller’s electrical system cannot supply adequate electricity to operate in today’s high tech environment, its fire detection and alarm systems do not extend to all areas of the school and the system is so antiquated that parts to extend it are not available. The electronic brain of the system does not have the capacity to accept any further connections of fire detectors or alarms. Security issues created by a dispersed building configuration like Haller’s make the site very difficult to secure. Other sites across Sequim School District face similar pressures. Our instructional

Touring of the Sequim school campus helps explain why the Sequim School Board keeps looking for those last few votes for passage of the bond issue. Clearly, repairs have been necessary for a long time, but in Washington where bond funding is the only option for school construction, there were times when the area’s economy couldn’t support a bond issue. So needed projects were left undone. Recently, along with 20 other area residents, I visited a band room where 120 kids play instruments in a space designed for fewer than 75. That’s an eye opener. The outdated kitchen that prepares food and serves more than 2,000 kids a day is another shock. A building abandoned in 2012 because of 1948 construction techniques that left it subject to severe mold causes a shiver up my spine. And Haller School is a disaster, housing kindergarten and elementary students, with separate pods and only one restroom stall for up to 60 kids — and a long walk exposed to inclement weather to a cafeteria that has no restrooms at all. Then there are the pre-moon walk science labs, outdated and deteriorating. The current school board is fighting for bond passage to do right for

the children of Sequim and surrounding areas that are part of the school district. So, for the future of Sequim education and for attracting professionals to bring their families to live here — thus increasing services available for all of us — I am voting YES on the bond issue. Alice McCracken Sequim

Sequim’s Irrigation roots can be useful now One hundred-plus years ago, Sequim’s irrigation system helped feed the community, supported wildlife and helped one of the most important local aquifers with its inherent leaking. It even had fish. It was an ecosystem modification that would be impossible with current permitting standards/communal interests. As it is known to assist the upper aquifer, why isn’t the system turned back on once the rains return? Sequim’s “ditches” could once again be used as part of an upgrade to our community. With competent engineering, the canal system can be designed with reservoirs that collect stormwater in the wet season with controlled release in the dry season to provide aquifer relief and extend irrigation time with less pressure on the Dungeness in late summer.

Let’s plan these improvements on public and willing landowner property as part of a human-made ecosystem that would support more wildlife, a community park system and a recreational fishery. Many of us would be surprised how much it’s worth to have a camp area near a creek/pond with the chance of catching breakfast. How about camp shelters — electricity, water, WiFi — slide your card and your campsite turns on. Our community leaders have promised millions for an experimental recycler for some of Boeing’s haz-crap. Clallam County, industrial recycler … It’s probable a storm water recycling system using Sequim’s ditches would sustain many more jobs while providing diverse economic benefits and outdoor recreation. The work can be sourced locally with emphasis on internships, education and entity cooperation. There is a great deal of money available for projects like this, our community leaders need only to choose a direction and wiggle their pens. This project can be constitutionally supported if our community wants it bad enough so the bearers of red tape better have their big boy pants on. Instead of waiting for a bunch of trees to grow or urban sprawl to claim the available landscape, we have a chance to create a viable,

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thriving ecosystem that could arguably recharge one of our most important aquifers and help sustain our community for the next 100 years. Randy Terry Sequim

Keep to a no frills design I’m a “retired” electrician (started in 1953), so have “worked” with many architects during my “career” (many of whom are in “business” to “erect” monuments to themselves, for advertising purposes, I presume). I was the foreman on the West Valley High School in Fairbanks, Alaska, a school devoted to “school resources” by a very competent “no frills” architect. I also was the foreman on the new (1975) Fairbanks City Hall, which had numerous “frills,” which were exceedingly difficult to “construct” and increased the cost considerably. I also could refer you to the “Taj Mahal” on Cedar Street here in Sequim. My thinking is that the no votes — mine included — on the school bond elections are partly because voters are “fed up” with “designs” on new school buildings that contribute nothing to education, but are “look at what I did” buildings. “If” I had my way, states — including Washington — would have about six (more or less) architecturally


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About half a million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports, seeking to break down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities in a fun way. Sequim is the first in the Olympic League to establish Unified teams, according to SHS principal Shawn Langston. He and staffers Shelley Langston, Erin Fox and Jennifer Van De Wege serve as coaches for the event. See unified-sports.aspx and/or www. for more information and inspiring stories.

Site check Speaking of inspiration … I just stumbled upon a great website that in two minutes will surely perk up your day. At are stories of some of the more odd folks you’ll ever meet, all with a common theme: They’re all fascinating and they all have a great story to tell. And I’m not just promoting this because for a while a quarter of the newest content was Star Wars saga-driven and not just because one of the stories uses a dachshund for its primary art … but it doesn’t hurt.

A presidential note Gazette contributor Tim Wheeler got a nice note in the mail the other day — from the President. No joke. Wheeler received a note from President Obama, thanking​​him for mailing the President a story of his father’s visit to Wheeler’s farm in Sequim in 1961. At the time, Wheeler was working on his family’s Sequim dairy farm and taking classes at the University of Washington. He met his future wife, Joyce, at the UW and made many friends. Some visited their farm, including Muga Ndega, an exchange student from Kenya. When he ran into Muga on the UW campus, Muga asked if he might visit again and this time bring a friend, a fellow Kenyan who had a big car and that they could all ride together. “So we did,” Wheeler writes in his story, “with Muga and Joyce and I in the back seat, and his friend driving with two young women with him in the front. He

Tim Wheeler’s note from President Obama.

was a slim, handsome man with an unusual and unforgettable name (Barack Obama Sr.). “I will never forget the whiteknuckle terror as the Buick careened around the curves of Old Olympic Highway at breakneck speed to our home, the old Bell House that still stands up on Bell Hill. Muga’s friend was gracious and polite. I remember little more about his visit.” Wheeler’s story found its way onto the President’s desk. Wheeler’s story was featured in the local publication, The Ditchwalker, and in a Verbatim column here at the Gazette. “Now I plan to put Obama’s thank you note in my memoir. It keeps getting longer and longer,” Wheeler writes.

A note to contributors We here at the Gazette appreciate all of your submissions — the big stuff and the small stuff, from notes and story ideas to briefs and letters and whatnot. A note, however, about photo submissions: while it seems every phone out there has a camera, not every phone that takes a photo is usable. We get an inordinate number of quite-low-resolution photos that we can’t use. Since we use photos in a variety of sizes, we don’t have a specific minimum file size or resolution, so if you’re wanting us to use one of your photos, know if your phone’s camera can take a decent, quality photo … or better yet, use a camera. Thanks! Send those items our way at or drop them off here at the office, 147 W. Washington St. in downtown Sequim.

There’s a national campaign to lower the voting age. Vote16USA wants to lower the voting age two years, hoping to spur civic engagement by younger Americans. A reportedly non-partisan group based out of New York called Generation Citizen is reigniting the debate about and issues surrounding the reasoning voting age restrictions, including voter competency, adolescent decision-making and whether allowing teens to vote is the best way to politically engage teens. Washington state held a student mock poll through Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office in the fall. Nearly 10,000 students across the state took part, including more than 2,000 in grades K-5 and nearly 8,000 in grades 6-12 (see results at elections/student-mock-election. aspx#/results).

And finally … For those of you interested in how my college football picks turned out — and that includes probably about five people, and my wife isn’t one of them — I fared pretty well. You still would have lost a good chunk of change betting on these picks using the spread, but I think with Alabama’s narrow win over Clemson on Monday night that 26 wins and 16 defeats isn’t too shabby … particularly after losing the first handful of games. I had a few ugly losses — I picked Oklahoma to knock off Clemson (they lost 37-17) in one national semifinal and picked Florida to edge Michigan (the Wolverines won 41-7) — along with a few near misses, like picking Oregon to top TCU (they lost in triple overtime) and USC to win against Wisconsin (they lost by two). But all in all, my best year of bowl-picking yet. And it includes this gem: I picked Western Kentucky to top South Florida, 45-35. In the end, the Hilltoppers helped me out and beat USF … 45-35. Michael Dashiell is editor of the Sequim Gazette. Reach him at editor@sequim






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I am writing this letter in support of the bond for the Sequim School District. As a new resident to Sequim, having recently moved from the state of Pennsylvania, and as a former school district administrator, I cannot stress enough how important these funds will be for our neighborhood schools. Research shows that high-performing schools have a number of common characteristics, several of which focus on what is needed for safe schools and supportive learning environments. After touring the buildings and grounds of our Sequim schools, I was disheartened to see the noticeable lack of resources, the limited classroom learning spaces and the conditions of some of the buildings. Our students, teachers, administrators and community deserve more! Our community school structures do not even measure up to those of high-poverty schools. We cannot with good conscience allow this to continue. The more we wait, the further behind we will be and it will take even more funding to catch up. Our community deserves to have schools that meet and/or exceed 21st-century educational facilities. I appeal to our community to vote in favor of the bond that will increase the safety of our buildings, provide needed technology for fire detection and alarm capabilities, and will increase access to modern educational spaces, tools and services. Dr. Linda De Ivernois Sequim

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Now, let me get this straight. The Sequim Schools Bond is intended to pay for: additional classrooms and a gym for Greywolf Elementary School (adding capacity); additional classrooms at the high school (more capacity); a brand new elementary school (a whole lot more capacity); and to refurbish and repurpose the Helen Haller School (reserve capacity). That sounds like we are adding very much, currently excess, capacity. Normally, I would say an overcapacity situation is a good thing, like prudent planning for the future. In this case, I am not so sure. You see, I suspect that there is a guy in that other Washington, more likely a whole room full of guys, who are looking around just for communities with excess capacity. Excess capacity in schools, housing, you name it, the government needs to find those communities having excess capacity so they can park a few (or a few thousand) refugees. Spare capacity in the schools would be the most important thing to them though. It is the hardest to come by. Also, schools with all the latest security features to keep refugee children safe and isolated without having to assimilate would be to them the very best thing. I believe I’ll take a pass and vote no on this one. Dan Perry Sequim

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Hello, my name is Annabel and I go to Helen Haller Elementary School. I like Helen Haller, but it has a few problems. I think that we should pass the bond because when it is really cold out you have to walk outside and freeze to get to another class and lunch. Also, there is only one stall in the bathrooms so if you really have to go you have to wait a while. Also, on the playground, when it rains there is a really big puddle where the entrance is so you have to stay inside for recess. And of course, since I’m a kid I can’t vote. Please vote yes for me. Annabel Ellefson Sequim

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and support staff do their very best to overcome these issues as they work with your students but they need our community’s help. Could school consolidation happen here? Could our community’s students be bused to other towns? Could Sequim-Dungeness Valley residents be subjected to the higher property taxes of neighboring school districts and lose the representation of an elected school board? Yes, this could happen here. The Sequim School District has a long-range facility plan created by a committee of citizens in collaboration with district officials and planning professionals to address these problems. The district’s plan corrects current building deficiencies and provides school facilities that help our students instead of limiting their learning opportunities like they do now, all at a tax rate less than half of what other districts our size pay. Keep in mind the lessons of the Vader School District when thinking about our community’s schools. Contact us at the school if you have any questions at all about the facilities plan or the bond issue. Don’t rely on rumors to inform your voting decision; go right to the source. You can call me at 5823266, e-mail blewis@sequim. or check our website,, for more information about the bond. These are your buildings and, more importantly, your community’s students.


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MILESTONES SMS’s Ostrovsky gets Sequim Rotary honor

Top paws picked in Holiday Photos with Pets contest

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Congratulations go to the winners of the Sequim Gazette/Peninsula Daily News/Forks Forum Holiday Photos with Pets contest. First place goes to “Meelo,” submitted by Jessica Hernandez Wells of Forks (near right). Meelo the cat was counting down the days until Christmas. Second place goes to “Milo’s First Christmas” (far right) submitted by Sarah Campbell of Sequim. Milo the cat was adopted Christmas Eve at 12 weeks old and spent his first holiday with his new family. Third place goes to “Christmas day,” submitted by Frana Blaylock of Port Angeles. River, who recently turned 1, looked longingly out the window. Fourth place goes to “Merry Christmas from Oscar!” by Sara DeBiddle of Port Angeles. DeBiddle said, “I adopted Oscar from a golden retriever rescue when he was 7 years old. Don’t rule out older dogs if you want an addition to your family. Old dogs are the best dogs! Oscar is 11 now and he’s the best dog ever!” Winners receive a prize from one of our sponsors: Wilder Auto, Blue Mountain Animal Clinic, Fiesta Jalisco and Olympic Veterinary Clinic.

Meesha Ostrovsky, shown here with Bret Keehn, was named Sequim Sunrise Rotary’s November Middle School Student of the Month. He is the son of Oksana and Andrew Ostrovsky. His favorite subjects are game design, science and digital media. In his free time he enjoys piano and learning about space. Ostrovsky would like to pursue an engineering or computer related career.

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Soroptimist International of Sequim awarded $1,200 to First Step Family Support Center for use at its Sequim Drop-In location at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. These dollars will allow Spanish-speaking families with young children to access to important information and resources in the Sequim area. First Step Family Support Center serves over 1,700 families per year, helping them access education, social support, and supplies to ensure that their children are happy and thriving in their earliest years. For more information, visit or by call 457-8355. From left are Jeanne Martin (Soroptimist), Nita Lynn (executive director, First Step), Joan Miller (Soroptimist) and Jane Manzer (Soroptimist).

A quartet of Sequim-area students recently were named to the 2015 Fall Honor Roll at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. They include Patrick Carpenter, Zachary Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Shore and Christina Thompson. Central undergraduate students who earn a 3.50 (or better) grade-point average on a 4.0 scale, while maintaining at least 12 graded credit hours, are eligible for the honor roll.

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Dale Faulstich, master carver for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, above, makes one of his masks talk in his home. He retired on Jan. 8, after 22 years working full-time with the tribe. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash The totem at the Longhouse Market & Deli, left, is one of more than 60 totems that Faulstich designed and helped carve for the tribe during his tenure. Photo courtesy of Dale Faulstich

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He continued, “Our hope is that these poles will cause all who see them to have a deeper appreciation and respect for our people, culture and contributions to our community. These Totems welcome now and for generations to come all visitors and guests to our territory, the gateway to our beautiful Olympic Peninsula.”

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For 20-plus years, Dale Faulstich, 65, has put a face, or faces, to the stories of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. The soft-spoken, non-native artist from Missouri has It’s the getting there served as the tribe’s Master Prior to moving to the area Carver since 1994 designing in 1974, Faulstich served four and helping create totem years active duty with the U.S. poles, masks, signs and more Coast Guard and two years in in an official capacity for “The the reserves before the lure Strong People.” of the Olympic Peninsula But last week, Faulstich brought him here. retired on Jan. 8 from his He opened an art gallery 50-60 hour weekly routine to on 3 Crabs Road, which later pursue other artistic passions became a commercial sign with plans to do some ocshop. His friendship with casional work with the tribe. Allen segued his career into “I spent my entire adult life doing art for the sake of Carving pieces like this killer whale at the Jamestown making signs and designs for money,” he said. “Now I’m S’Klallam Tribe’s Tribal Campus is the easist part of the the tribe in the 1980s and the going to do art for the sake process, says Dale Faulstich. He’s spent thousands of hours announcement of 7 Cedars Casino opening in the 1990s of fun. It feels wonderful. I researching the stories for the totems in his career. Photo courtesy of Dale Faulstich brought Faulstich into fullhave no idea what I’m going time tenure with the tribe. to make.” To hone his skills and be The iconic art Faulstich has made remains everyday fixtures for those driving through as accurate as possible, Faulstich spent thousands of hours Blyn, Sequim and Dungeness. He’s designed and helped carve researching the styles and history of the tribe. There’s been a more than 60 totem poles including the 10 poles in and around lot of trial and error, he said, and the hardest part is coming 7 Cedars Casino with its center pole at the entrance his first up with the totem’s stories. Depending on the piece, Faulstich will create a totem using project in his full-time role for the tribe. “I thought it was going to be a temporary contract, maybe written history or oral stories to design it. “People interviewed weren’t always storytellers so sometake six months, but 22 years later here I am,” he said. His designs continue to welcome visitors and/or share the times you have to combine them and make them legible,” tribe’s history following different styles from the Oregon/ he said. Faulstich said he fits the story of each piece such as “healing” Washington coastline to Southeast Alaska. Tribal Chairman W. Ron Allen said in Faulstich’s book “To- for the totem pole at the Jamestown Family Health Clinic or tem Poles of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe” that the poles the totem about “how fire came to be” at the Blyn Fire Station. Once he’s finished the story, then he’ll design the totem, “remind our citizens of their history and heritage and to create a memorable experience for our visitors and guests.” See CARVER, B-10

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SHS hosts Jazz Dinner Dance Sequim Gazette staff

Sequim High School’s annual Jazz Dinner Dance is set for Saturday, Jan. 16, at the high school’s cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave. The evening combines the talent of young musicians and Sequim’s renowned Stardust Big Band. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple, available at the Sequim High School office, 601 N. Sequim Ave.; Brisk Printing, 243 E. Washington St.; Sequim Physical Therapy, 500 W. Fir St. Suite A; and at the door. The Sequim High School Jazz band, directed by Washington Music Educators Hall of Fame recipient Vern Fosket, opens up the evening before the 18-member Stardust Band takes to the stage. Dancers of all ages can take to the dance floor. Included in the ticket price is a full Hawaiian-themed dinner, including pulled pork or chicken, rice and

Yelland sings spirituals for Music Live with Lunch Sequim Gazette staff

Sequim’s Stardust Big Band entertains a crowd at a previous Sequim High School Jazz Dinner Dance. The event combined the Stardust band and the SHS’s own young jazz group. Photo by Jim Heintz

salad. And, new this year, one attendee will win a free sitting with Ernst Fine Art Photography. The Jazz Dinner Dance, sponsored by the Band Boosters, supports Sequim High School’s band and color guard programs. More than 100 students

perform throughout the year in Sequim, including the Irrigation Festival parade, and at other venues such as the Husky Band Day and Macy’s parade in Seattle and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Idaho; plus every other year at Disneyland’s Heritage

Festival in Anaheim, Calif. This spring, the band and color guard will travel to Spokane to perform in the Lilac Festival Parade. For updates about Sequim High School Band and Color Guard events and fundraisers, visit SequimHSBandBoosters.

A&E BRIEFS Youth art program is Saturday On Saturday, Jan. 16, the popular Kids Create Art program series will continue at the Sequim Library. These fun, introductory art classes will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. every third Saturday of the month, January-May. Led by local artists, each Kids Create Art session — recommended for ages 7-12 — offers students an opportunity to explore various artistic media. All classes in the series are free, but with class sizes limited to 20 attendees, preregistration is required. To register, visit the Sequim Library

it as a tribe. At the heart of this film is Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle, who held her ground and kept her home while many events calendar at, Duwamish people were pushed call 683-1161 or send an e-mail to out. The event is free and open to All materials will the public. be provided.

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Documentary set at PC Magic of Cinema and the House of Learning present “Princess Angeline” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, in Peninsula College’s Little Theater. The documentary “Princess Angeline” takes viewers on a journey that starts with the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855 to today’s Duwamish Tribe, which still is fighting for the federal government to officially recognize

Writers on the Spit host Fourth Friday Readings at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, the in media room of the Lodge at Sherwood Village, 660 Evergreen Farm Way, Sequim. Bring an original 5-minute reading and sign up to read during open mic. Jan. 22 also is the deadline for submitting up to three poems for the Rainshadow Poetry Competition. See

Dr. Joel Yelland brings American spirituals and Russian folk tunes to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Jan. 19, for the monthly series Music Live with Lunch. He contin- YELLAND ues with Part 3 of his series called “Spirituals and Samovars” performing songs like “Ride On, King Jesus,” “Zion’s Walls,” “Polkovodits (The Commander)” and “My God Is a Rock.” St. Luke’s choir director and pianist Lorraine Martin accompanies Yelland for the 30-minute show. As is tradition, a hot lunch, this time beef stroganoff with rum cake, follows the show in the parish hall. Yelland, a music major at Central Washington University, led several performances there before going to medical school in The Bronx and eventually joining the U.S. Navy for eight

years. Later, he and his family of four became fixtures in the Omak music scene for 14 years before moving to Sequim in 2010. Yelland studied voice with Linda Grubb and Anneliese von Goerken and continues to sing with the Peninsula Singers, act with Readers Theater Plus and Olympic Theatre Arts, and direct the choir at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. He also plays percussion with the Sequim City Band, Sequim Community Orchestra and the Port Angeles Symphony. Yelland serves as a practicing family physician and as medical director of the Lower Elwha Health Clinic in Port Angeles. Music Live with Lunch continues 25 years after it was founded by Lou and Bill Yandell at St. Luke’s as an outreach program to the community. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door with the church office open 9 a.m.noon Monday-Thursday. Call 683-4862.

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The Peninsula College Music Department presents guitarist and teacher John Stowell in a free Jazz Improvisation Clinic at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in Maier Concert Hall at Peninsula College. Stowell is an in-demand clinician as a jazz guitarist. He has taught internationally since the late 1970s. For more information about Stowell’s composition, performance and teaching, see www.johnstowell. com/index.html. Only members of the PC Jazz Ensemble will be performing. High school students interested in performing should have their band director contact David Jones at or 417-6405.

Enjoy a perfect pairing at Books & Libations, a free 21-plus event co-hosted by the North Olympic Library System and Wind Rose Cellars at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. Learn about great new books and delicious local wines at this fun program for adults, taking place at the Wind Rose Cellars Tasting Room and Wine Bar, 143 W. Washington St., Sequim. To register, visit and select “Events” and “Sequim.” All adults are welcome; some registration space has been reserved especially for Sequim-area residents. Call the Sequim Library at 683-1161 to register. A valid photo ID must be presented upon entry.



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Welcome to Holiday Lane Diamond Point Road, a reflection of holiday cheer by ALANA LINDEROTH Sequim Gazette

For the past decade from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Diamond Point Road transforms into “Holiday Lane.” Every year, rain, snow, wind or sun, residents of the Diamond Point Road community volunteer to hang large, glistening and colorful ornaments from the trees and shrubs bordering Diamond Point Road just east of Sequim. Bringing about a sense of the holidays for every passerby to enjoy takes about 20-35 community volunteers’ time and energy to evenly space about 1,000 ornaments the full length of the road, said Marty Hoffman, Holiday Lane organizer or better known as “Chief Forest Elf.” “We’re just very communityoriented here,” he said. “This year we had 34 dedicated individuals hang the ornaments.” By Saturday, Jan. 9, more than 20 volunteers were back at it, taking down ornaments and organizing them for the 2016 holiday season.

Founders of Holiday Lane Beverly and Wallace Teal were inspired to start the tradition after they encountered a similar road, fully adorned with ornaments in the “middle of nowhere” while driving through New Mexico, Wallace Teal said. “It was just so cool and such a surprise,” he said.

Wanting to instill that same sense of surprise and awe to their community, the Teals began decorating Diamond Point Road for the holidays in 2006. Two years later the Teals began to snowbird elsewhere and Hoffman took over spearheading the annual tradition. “It has grown over the years in

Above, to hang ornaments up high in the trees bordering Diamond Point Road, Larry Bennett of Western Cable Service and a Diamond Point community resident, volunteers both his time and bucket truck each year for the set-up and take-down of “Holiday Lane.” At left, Diamond Point community members (from left) Marty Hoffman, John Carroll, Joe Dieu, Bennett, Wallace Teal and Robert Rankin, represent a handful of the many volunteers who collaborate number of decorations and volun- to create “Holiday Lane” every year.

teers,” Hoffman said. Three “key community individuals” Hoffman attributes the growing success of Holiday Lane to are Marydee Countryman with the Diamond Point fire station, Larry Bennett with Western Cable Service and Ken Bridges with Diamond Point Storage.

Sequim Gazette photos by Alana Linderoth

Like the past 10 years, come the Saturday before Thanksgiving Hoffman and fellow volunteers plan to transition Diamond Point Road from a simple country road to the cheerful and spirited Holiday Lane many have come to enjoy.

Local artist’s painting picked for poetry competition cover Sequim Gazette staff

Organizers of the Rainshadow Poetry Competition, a community event including poets from Clallam and Jefferson counties from all levels of ages and experience, have picked art for the cover of its 2016 anthology. Founders Judy Duncan and Ruth Marcus have selected Blue Whole Gallery artist Ryoko Toyama’s painting, “Harvest Time 1,” for the cover. This painting was accepted and exhibited in three juried shows in 2015: Collective Vision Gallery in Bremerton,

Sequim Arts Juried Show and Northwest Expressions of the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend. “I am honored that you like my painting,” Toyama said, regarding the selection. Toyama ack n o wl e d g e d that painting is her active TOYAMA response to the world, past and present. “I create my feelings and thoughts in painting,” she said. “The process and its result move me; they give me tremendous joy.”

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Toya m a moved f rom Japan to the U.S. in 1962. She studied library science and linguistics and f o u n d w o r k w it h t h e Library of Congress, University of Oregon Library, Columbia University Libraries and Libraries of Rutgers University. She and her husband, Eckart, moved to Sequim in 2004. When not painting, Toyama spends time at the Blue Whole Gallery as she is a gallery sitter. In addition to original paintings, Toyama’s work is Ryoko Toyama’s “Harvest Time 1” was selected for the available as frameable art Rainshadow Poetry Competition’s publication cover. cards. Submitted art


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In the Rainshadow Poetry Competition, poets are invited to send up to three poems on any theme. Juried poems receive publication in the 2016 Rainshadow Poetry Anthology. The deadline for submitting poems to the Rainshadow Poetry Competition is 5 p.m., Jan. 22. Submission guidelines are available at www.rainshadowpoetry. com. More information is available at or visit Facebook for more details. This event is sponsored by Olympic Theatre Arts. The culmination includes a public reading of winning poems at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 1, at OTA’s Main Theatre. Call 775-4878 for more information.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Music/Dance/Etc. Thursday Jan. 14 • BlueSkyz Smooth Jazz, 6-8:30 p.m., 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. • Haywire, country, 6-10 p.m., 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. Friday Jan. 15 • SuperTrees, rock & roll, 8 p.m., Barhop Taproom, 124 W. Railroad St., Port Angeles. • Jeremy & Anna, 6 p.m., Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St. • Dana Osborn, rock, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., 7 Cedars Saturday Jan. 16 • Jental & the Huz-Band, 6 p.m., Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St. • Gold Digger, dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. Thursday Jan. 21 • Jim Hoffman, country, 6-10 p.m., 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. Friday Jan. 22 • Malcolm Clark Trio, 6 p.m., Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St. • Helles Belles, AC/DC tribute, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. Saturday Jan. 23 • Tony Petrillo Jazz Trio, 6 p.m., Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St. • Jonathan Harris, country, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. Thursday Jan. 28 • Olympic Express Big Band, 6-10 p.m., 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. Friday Jan. 29 • Hot Lammas, 6 p.m., Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St. • BinGlo, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. Saturday Jan. 30 • Armstrong, 6 p.m., Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St. • Surfing’ the Beach Boys tribute, 7 p.m.; TBD band, 9 p.m., 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 U.S. Highway 101. Monday Feb. 1 • Jenny Davis, Ted Endere & pianist Mike Horsfall, 6-8 p.m., Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St.

Flutes Are Featured in Symphony Concerts The Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra presents its winter concerts at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 Lopez Ave., Port Angeles; and Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Sequim Worship Center, 640 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. Conductor Jonathan Pasternack will conduct the orchestra in works by Edvard Grieg, Domenico Cimarosa and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Soloists are flutists Judy Johnson, left, and Sharon Snel. Johnson is a resident of Port Ludlow and has been a member of the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra since 1996. She has regularly performed with the Port Angeles Symphony and Chamber Orchestras as well as the Port Townsend Orchestra and Tacoma Symphony Orchestra. She has been a frequent local chamber music performer at various events and venues from Port Angeles to Bremerton. Snel joined the Port Angeles Symphony in 1985 when she and her husband Nico moved to the area. She is principal flute for the Port Angeles Symphony as well as the principal of the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra for 35 years. Prior to locating in Port Angeles, she was principal flute of the Idaho State Symphony. Tickets are $12 for general admission and free for youths 16 and under when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available in Port Angeles at Port Book and News and the symphony office; in Sequim at The Good Book; in Carlsborg at Sequim Village Glass; and at the door.

Ongoing music/dance Mondays • Grand Olympic Chorus rehearsals for women’s a cappella four-part harmony. 6:30 p.m. 990 E. Washington St., Ste. 103. 681-6836 or 681-7135. • Shipley Center ukulele group. 1-3 p.m. $3 nonmembers /$2 members. Beginner’s classes available, 477- 4240. 921 E. Hammond St. Tuesdays • The Cat’s Meow, waltz, two-step, fox trot, Latin, Swing, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., $5. Call 5829026.

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• Alcoholics Anonymous: Call 877-682-4143 or 360797-0259 or see for meeting schedule, times. • Shipley Center classes, activities. 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim, 683-6806. Sundays • Open mic with Victor Reventlow, 5-8 p.m., Fairmount Diner, 1127 West Highway 101, Port Angeles, 797-4906. • The Sequim VFW, 169 E. Washington St., breakfast from 9:30 a.m.-noon every Sunday for $5. Open to the public. • Dottie and Vienna’s Open Mic. 3-5 p.m., Bell Creek Bar & Grill, 707 E. Washington St., Sequim. 775-6137. • Full Contact Trivia. 6 p.m., Wii Bowling 8 p.m. Oasis Bar & Grill, 301 E. Washington St., Sequim. 582-3143. • Bingo. Noon, Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road. Minimum $10 buy-in. 683-2763.

Ongoing Classes • Tai Chi classes began Jan. 4 at the Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, Sequim. Minimal fees apply. Contact instructor Michelle Biery for registration information at smbiery@gmail. com or 681-2360. Beginning/ intermediate classes 3:305:30 p.m.; advanced classes 5:30-7 p.m. • Meditation Group, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Village Heartbeat Studio, 353 Chickadee Lane, Sequim. 681-5407. • Cardiac care classes, 417-7486. • Yoga, 425-225-2990 or; hula, 360-809-3390 or zardo@; jewelry making, 681-5087; tai chi, 866-6510544; Whole Person Drumming classes, 681-5407; meditation classes/groups, 681-5407; Energy Healers/ Intuitive Development, 5820083; American mahjong, 683-6806; free language classes, German–Mondays, French–Tuesdays/Fridays Italian/Spanish–Wednesdays, 681-0226; Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement, 775-6373. • Red Cross first aid, CPR/ AED (adult/pediatric), disaster services, babysitting, pet first aid. 457-7933. • Bridge lessons, nonprofit Sequim Duplicate Bridge Club, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays. $30/player, $100 per foursome. Masonic Lodge, 700 S. Fifth Ave., Sequim. 681-4308.

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Mondays • Ecumenical Taize service. 7 p.m. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., fourth Monday monthly. • Pingpong, advanced, 681-4675; bingo, 683-9546. Tuesdays • Drop-in grief support group. 1:30-3 p.m. first/third Tuesdays monthly, Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Contact Paul Fiorini at Assured Hospice, 582-3796 with questions. • The Compassionate Friends Grief Support Group. 6-8 p.m., third Tuesday monthly, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. • The National MS Society support group. 2-4:30 p.m., the last Tuesday monthly, Sequim Library. 808-9626. Wednesdays • The Olympic Peninsula Oneness Blessings Circle. 6:30-8 p.m. every Wednesday, 2227 E. Lindberg Road, Port Angeles, 477-5682. • Bird walks at Railroad Bridge Park, 681-4076; blood pressure checks, 417-7486. Thursdays • Q ue st er s Cl a ll a m C’lectors. 1-3 p.m. first Thursday monthly. Call Nancy Hoffman at 582-0022 for location. • Sequim Valley Lions Club. 6:30 p.m. second/ fourth Thursdays monthly, Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave. • Olympic Peninsula Chapter of Club Miata Northwest. 6-8 p.m., second Thursday monthly. Contact kidchellin@ or call 457-1082 for meeting location. • Bingo. Noon, Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road. Minimum $10 buy-in. 683-2763. • Clallam County Type 1 Diabetes Educational Support Group. 6 p.m. fourth Thursday monthly, Olympic Peninsula YMCA, 302 S. Francis St., Port Angeles. 417-2364. • Pingpong, advanced, 681-4675. • Trivia Time Live. 8-10 p.m. 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Blyn. 683-7777. • The Strait Stamp Society. 6-8 p.m. first Thursday monthly, Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. See www. • The Gardiner Community Cemetery Commissioners. 7:30 p.m. second Thursday monthly, Gardiner Community Center, 1040 Old Gardiner Road, Gardiner. • The DUCK Discussion. 10-11:30 a.m. every Thursday, Parkwood Community clubhouse, 261520 U.S. Highway 101, www.YourInnerDuck. com. • Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support group. 1-2:30 p.m. second Thursday monthly, Sequim Bible Church, 847 N. Sequim Ave, Room 401. 683-5294.




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Another weekend and another grouping of medalists from Sequim wrestled across the state. The varsity boys finished second behind Klahowya at the Bainbridge Island Invite on Jan. 9, with 140.5 points out of 11 teams. On the day, three boys finished first — Craig Baker, 138 pounds, Adrian Klarich, 182, and Michael Latimer, 220. Sequim’s girls placed 12th out of 65 teams at the Kelso Girls Invitational with Alma Mendoza, 140, taking second and the highest finish for the Wolves. Back in Bainbridge, Baker won the 138-pound weight class with an opening pin in 35 seconds and an 8-0 win in the second round before a pin in the finals of Gabriel Broome of Marysville Getchell in 1:15. Klarich only needed two wins to win the 182-weight class including an 18-second pin following two bye matches and a 4-3 win over Lex Davis of Mountlake Terrace in the finals. Latimer took first at 220 pounds with an opening 1:03 pin, a 4-0 win and a 9-7 tech fall in the finals over Try Woodruff of Marysville Getchell.

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Port Angeles’ Noah McGoff ties up Sequim forward Nick Faunce as Faunce looks to score a basket in the teams’ Jan. 8 matchup. Sequim jumped out to a 10-0 lead but Port Angeles prevailed, 37-31. Sequim Gazette photos by Michael Dashiell

PA edges Sequim in rivalry battle Wolves see 10-point lead slip away, fall to Roughriders 37-31

Olympic League standings (as of Jan. 10) Team North Kitsap Port Angeles Olympic Bremerton Kingston Sequim North Mason

by MICHAEL DASHIELL Sequim Gazette

Coming into Friday night’s game, Sequim head coach Greg Glasser expected a scrappy game between his team and its crosspeninsula rival. That’s exactly what he and the Wolves got — and perhaps a bit more than they could handle. Port Angeles overcame a 10-0 first quarter deficit to edge the visiting Sequim squad 37-31 in front of a raucous Roughrider crowd. “I thought we did a good job of executing the game plan, which was keeping the ball out of the post,” Glasser said. Specifically, Sequim wanted to

Sequim’s Jack Shea (10) defends as Port Angeles’ Lambros Rogers drives in for a basket; SHS’s Riley Cowan looks on. Rogers led the Roughriders with 14 points and eight rebounds.

keep the ball from Lambros Rogers, the Roughriders’ long and lean forward who finished with 14 points and eight rebounds. “He wanted that (win),” Glasser

said. “He’s a good athlete and he was hungry.” Sequim jumped out early on the strength of solid rebounding with four offensive rebounds in the

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SHS Wolves show improvements in dual meet defeats by MICHAEL DASHIELL Sequim Gazette

opening frame. Payton Glasser’s three-pointer with 1:22 on the clock put the Wolves up 10-0, but baskets by PA’s Noah McGoff and Janson Pederson cut the lead in half before the end of the frame. Nick Faunce scored each of Sequim’s eight points in the second quarter, but the rest of the Wolves went cold, and a Grayson Peet triple just before halftime

The heavyweights from Kitsap County continue to dominate in the water. A pair of undefeated squads in Kingston (4-0) and host North Kitsap (3-0) dominated Sequim’s swimmers in a double-dual Olympic League meet on Jan. 7. Despite the losses (133-30 to Kingston, 136-29 to NK), Sequim’s swim crew showed plenty of improvement, head coach Linda Moats said. SHS’s 400 free relay of Christian Goodrich, David Calderon, Wendall Lorenzen and Alex Berikoff shed 55 seconds off their best time established before the winter break, finishing in 4:52.43. Sequim’s 200 free relay team — Berikoff, Calderon, Brandon Grow and




Riders, in a romp SHS offense stymied in loss to peninsula rivals by MICHAEL DASHIELL Sequim Gazette


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Sequim’s Adrienne Haggerty muscles inside the Port Angeles defense for a shot attempt. The Riders’ Nizhoni Wheeler (center), Hayley Baxley and the host Roughriders held Haggerty to just three points in a 36-19 PA win. Sequim Gazette photos by Michael Dashiell

Port Angeles’ supremacy in this hardcourt rivalry continues. Hayley Baxley and Nizhoni Wheeler led a balanced attack in the Roughriders’ 36-19 home victory on Jan. 8 Ella Christiansen led Sequim with seven points and seven rebounds, while Jordan Miller added five points, but it wasn’t nearly enough to knock off the Olympic League-leading Riders on their home court. “I don’t know if it was our nerves (but) it was a bit of a scramble,” Sequim head coach Justine Wagner said. “We love playing against man (toman) defense but we didn’t run through our plays. PA plays a fantastic defense.” The quick-handed and hot-shooting Riders jumped out to a 12-1 lead just five minutes into the game before Sequim shooters found their footing. A Jordan Miller 3-pointer spurred a sixpoint Sequim run, but strong play inside from Wheeler pushed PA’s lead to 18-9 by halftime.

Sequim guard McKenzie Bentz drives past Port Angeles’ Gracie Long in an Olympic League game on Jan. 8 in Port Angeles.

Port Angeles extended their lead to 27-13 after three quarters. Sequim struggled from the field, shooting just seven-of-43 (16 percent) from the field. The Wolves out-rebounded Port Angeles 32-29 but committed 23 turnovers, 16 of those from Roughrider steals. Baxley led the Riders with eight points while


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Peninsula squad earns hard-fought draw vs. Crossfire Sequim Gazette staff

The Peninsula Soccer Academy, a high school girls travel soccer squad, earned a 1-1 tie with Crossfire Select Enstrom of Redmond on Jan. 9. The draw evens Peninsula’s record at 1-1-1 in the 12-game season of North Puget Sound First Division Winter League. Peninsula goalkeeper Claire Henninger of Sequim and fellow defenders kept Crossfire (3-0-1) out of the next in a scoreless first half. In the second half, Crossfire put Peninsula on its heels and punched

a goal through against Port Angeles veteran goalkeeper Maddy Wenzl via a defensive communication breakdown. Late in the second half, however, a quick throw in led to Sierra Robinson breaking past the Crossfire defense for a shot on goal. Though the Crossfire keeper made a stop, Peninsula’s Laura Nutter gathered the rebound for the game-tying score. The result snapped the previously perfect Crossfire Enstrom’s winning streak and helps Peninsula advance into fourth place in the division.

Peninsula Soccer Academy players include (back row, from left) Kyrsten McGuffey, Lola DelGuzzi Flores, Saige Hefton, Shanzi Tucker Cosgrove, Kennedy Mason, Yana Hoesel, Nicole Heaton, Cheyenne Wheeler, Erin Vig, Adare McMinn, Annika Carlson and coach Jake Hughes, with (front row, from left) Gretchen Happe, Maddy Wenzl, Leah Haworth, Claire Henninger and Laura Nutter. Not pictured are Maddie Boe, Mia DelGuguzzi-Flores and Sierra Robinson. Submitted photo


PC crushes Edmonds in conference opener Pirates host Whatcom, Everett this week

Zhara Laster and Alicia Dugan North Region standings added 10 points apiece, as the Pirates (as of Jan. 10) (1-0 in conference, 10-4 overall) held a 34-19 Team Conf. Over. halftime lead against the Bellevue 1-0 11-3 Sequim Gazette staff host Tritons. Everett 1-0 8-7 Asiyah Davis led EdPeninsula 1-0 10-4 So far, so good. Dominant, in fact. monds with 13 points, Sk. Valley 1-0 11-6 No. 5-ranked Peninsula got double but PC overpowered the Edmonds 0-1 1-12 figures from fi ve playTritons in nearly each DUGAN ers in an easy, 82-33 Olympic 0-1 5-8 aspect of the game, road win at Edmonds 0-1 2-8 from rebounds (49-31) to second- Shoreline on Jan. 9 to open their 0-1 0-12 chance points (15-0) to points off of Whatcom 2015-2016 conference turnovers (33-11). season. PC held Edmonds to just nineCherish Moss scored of-47 (19 percent) shooting and cas (0-1, 0-12) on Jan. 13 and Everett’s Trojans (1-0, 8-7) on Jan. 16. PC hits a game-high 17 points, MOSS forced 29 Triton turnovers. the road for a matchup with Olympic Anaya Rodisha scored College (0-1, 5-8) in Bremerton on 12 and Imani Smith added 11 in the Looking ahead Peninsula hosts the Whatcom Or- Jan. 20. Peninsula victory.


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Peninsula’s first conference test was a doozy. The Pirates clung to a three-point halftime lead but wound up on the short end of a 66-59 decision at No. 4-ranked Edmonds on Jan. 9. With leading scorers Deonte Dixon and Ryley Callaghan having an off-night from the field (a combined five-for-25),

Darrion Daniels came off the bench to score 25 points — including 10-for-14 from the free throw line — for Peninsula. Malik Mayeux added six point s a nd nine rebounds for PC (0-1 in conference MAYEUX play, 7-8 overall). Zach Walton led Edmonds (1-0, 12-2) with 16 points. Peninsula’s poor shooting led to a 65-53 loss at Pierce on Jan. 6. Alex Jones led the

charge for the host Raiders with 18 points. Dixon led PC with 12 points but shot just 2-of-11 from the 3-point line. He and Callaghan (2-of-11 overall) both struggled, as the Pirates hit just 28 percent from the floor and 15 percent from long range for the night. Mayeux was a bright spot for PC, scoring 11 points and grabbing a game-high 15 rebounds.

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SHS’s Henninger picked day, Jan. 16, to any fan 17 years old or younger wearfor all-state team Though her team struggled in the win-loss department, Sequim High sophomore Claire Henninger got plenty of respect from opponents and area coaches alike. In late December, the Washington St ate SocHENNINGER cer Coaches A ssociation picked the SHS goalkeeper as an honorable mention on its class 2A All-State 2015 Fall Soccer Team. League MVP Cate Moriarty and Briann George, both of North Kitsap, were the only other Olympic League players picked for the team; Moriarty to the first team, George and honorable mention. The lone underclassman on the all-Olympic League first team, Henninger posted three shutouts and gave up two goals or less in 12 of the Wolves’ 15 games this fall. The Sequim Elks host their annual HoopShoot competition, set for 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St. The event is open to boys and girls ages 8-13.

Haller hosts cheer camp Helen Haller Elementary School is the site of a Youth Cheer Leadership camp, open to youths in grades K-8, on Saturday, Jan. 23. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $20 per participant. Bring a water bottle and small snack, dress comfortably and wear athletic shoes. For more information, email Julie Romberg at

Free entry for hoopsters Peninsula College, which is hosting Pirate Pete’s Week — the college’s annual spirit week — offers free admission to men’s and women’s basketball games on Satur-

ing their basketball team jersey. Also, all fans will receive a water bottle (while supplies last). A halftime show features an exhibition rematch of the Black Light Dodgeball championship. Peninsula’s Pirates take on the Everett Trojans on Jan. 16; the women start at 4 p.m., the men at 6 p.m. Both games are at the PC gymnasium, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. For more information, call Jeremiah Johnson at 417-6352 or e-mail to

Sea Hawkers to flock in Port Angeles The Olympic Peninsula Sea Hawkers meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Gordy’s Pizza and Pasta, 1123 E. First St., Port Angeles. The event includes door prizes and a Seahawks trivia game. The club is open to all; it has members from Sequim, Port Angeles, Joyce, Neah Bay, Forks and Chimacum, as well as Poulsbo and Everett. Members get together for “Talk Hawks,” as well helping out in the community. In 2015, the club raised $1,100 for Seattle Children’s Hospital, adopted a twomile section of U.S. Highway 101, raised $3,600 with a Seattle Seahawks Tree at the Hospital Foundation’s Annual Festival of Trees and helped five different families for Christmas. For more information, call Dami Rodriguez at 457-1392.

Little League hosts meeting, opportunities The Sequim Little League is hosting a volunteer opportunity/board meeting at 6:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the league clubhouse, 136 W. Silberhorn Road. The board has some remaining board positions to fill along with leadership and committee positions. Visit for more information and contacts.


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eight-point lead and held on to beat North Mason’s Bulldogs in a Jan. 5 nail-biter, 69-65. Payton Glasser sank nine of 10 free throws on his way to a game-high 21 points and Oliver added 18 points, helping lead Sequim to the squad’s first league win. Glasser hit seven of eight from the charity stripe in the final quarter to help seal the victory. “It was a good for him — a confidence-builder,” Sequim head coach Greg Gla sser, who’s a lso t he father of the sophomore guard, said. Shea added 14 points and seven rebounds, and Faunce chipped in with 12 points. Cowan led Sequim with nine rebounds while Oliver had eight. “(North Mason) got back into the game — they’re a very scrappy team, hungry,” Greg Glasser said. “They were looking for a win, like we were.” Freshman Trey Fisher led the Bulldogs with 19 points and Brice Solis added 15. The Sequim coach said that, other than league-leading North Kitsap, there isn’t much separation from teams in the Olympic League. “Our league is different than in any other of my 10 years,” Greg Glasser said. “Everyone else is in there.”

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sent the Riders into the locker room with a 19-8 lead. Port Angeles held onto the lead after three quarters thanks to some sloppy Sequim passing — that led to back-toback turnovers — and Rogers’ work on the offensive boards that led to a pair of baskets. Despite a rough start to the fourth quarter (1-for-6 from the field, turnover), Sequim was within striking distance after Riley Cowan’s putback helped Sequim to creep to within 3128. But McGoff sank a 3-pointer to give Port Angeles a six-point lead with just 2:30 to play. SHS’s Jackson Oliver closed the gap with a two-point basket. The Wolves then forced Port Angeles to win the game at the free throw line. The strategy almost worked, as the Riders missed five of their final six charity stripe attempts. But the Wolves missed two shots and had a pair of critical turnovers that sealed their fate. Glasser, the Sequim coach, said his Wolves may have let their emotions get the better of themselves in this, their most heated league rivalry. “A tight game brings out emotions itself; our guys have to remain poised,” Glasser said. “I didn’t do a good job of that myself. Emotion’s a good thing (but we’ve) got to be able to play through it.” Faunce finished with nine points, eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Jack Shea added eight points and nine boards, and Oliver added seven points. McGoff had 12 points and four steals for Port Angeles.

Sequim’s Ella Christiansen looks to knock down a long-range jumper in a 36-19 loss to Port Angeles on Jan. 8. Christiansen had a team-high seven points. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashielll

Girls hoops

Olympic League standings

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Wheeler added six points and 10 rebounds; Maddie Boe added six steals. Despite the loss, Sequim finished 2-1 for the week, a fact not lost on the Sequim coach. “Two wins this week was good — we needed it,” Wagner said.

SHS wins battle of Wolves

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Sequim High was the top Wolf in a 3834 victory against the visiting Coupeville Wolves on Jan. 6. Adrienne Haggerty led Sequim with 13 points and McKenzie Bentz added 11 in the win. Sequim led 19-14 at halftime and 31-22 before the visiting Wolves closed the gap. Makana Stone led Coupeville with 21 points, 10 in the final quarter.

two first-quarter points and led 16-9 at halftime, but the Wolves roared back by out-scoring their hosts 10-4 in the fourth quarter and 15-4 in the fourth and final frame. Christiansen had six points while Bentz and Haggerty added five points each. Hannah Womack led North Mason with eight points.

Defense masters North Mason

Sequim was slated to play at North Kitsap on Jan. 11 — results were too late for this edition. The Wolves are at Chimacum on Jan. 13 and Bremerton on Jan. 15 before hosting the Kingston Buccaneers on Jan. 19.

Sequim’s Jordan Miller scored 13 points in a 34-24 road win at North Mason on Jan. 5, snapping a three-game losing skid. The Bulldogs held Sequim to just


Liam Payne — posted a strong mark of 2:02.40. “I expect, with a little more juggling, that the relay will be able to swim a district (qualifying) time or close to it during one of the next meets,” Moats said. In the 100 backstroke race, Goodrich finished in 1:18.40 — a six-second improvement — and Calderon’s 1:25.61 was a 12-second personal best. “Both boys have been working on improving their technique,” Moats said. “I guess it paid off.” Other Wolves setting personal bests include Payne in the 50 freestyle (30.99, a four-second PR), Goodrich in the 100 butterfly (1:22.03, a foursecond PR) and Grow in the 100 freestyle (1:11.27, a three-second PR). “Overall, our swimmers had a great meet and we are looking forward to our next meet,” Moats said.

Sequim’s other wrestlers put forth high finishes, too. At 160 pounds, Kevyn Ward took runner-up to Chaplyn Mack of Mountlake Terrace. To get there, Ward won 15-0 and 8-7 before losing 4-2 to Mack. Teammate Austin Budd, also in the weight class, picked up two pins as well and a sixth-place finish. Ben Newell, 126 pounds, took fourth with an opening pin in 4:38, and two back-toback pins in the consolation before losing to Josh Bayne of Kingston 5-0 for third place. At 145 pounds, Grant Pierson took fourth with a 14-1 opening win, before losing 18-5 to champion Nikitta Weston of North Kitsap. In the consolation he defeated teammate Hayden Gresli 5-4 but lost 7-6 to Rage Quick of Marysville Getchell. Gresli, took sixth, with an 8-1 loss for fifth place to Gavin Hamblet of Klahowya. Dylan Perreria, 170, picked up three wins for a fifth-place finish that included a 5-0 win, pin and 12-8 win over Shane Reichlin of Marysville Getchell. Dalton Brown, 106, took sixth with two pins and Caden Robert, 120, McKenzie Stockdale, 285, won one match each. In Kelso, Mendoza took second at 140 pounds with two pins and a pair of wins at 4-1 and 13-2 before losing to Kaylee Martinez of Othello in

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In the first of four consecutive home games, Sequim was scheduled to play North Kitsap on Jan. 11 — results of the game were too late for this section of the paper. The Wolves take on Chimacum on Jan. 13, Bremerton on Jan. 15 and Sammamish Bearing down on Bulldogs on Jan. 16 before playing at Sequim jumped out to an Kingston on Jan. 19.

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Looking ahead Sequim is at Klahowya on Jan. 14 and competes against Olympic and host Port Angeles on Jan. 21. The Wolves complete their regular season on Jan. 28 with a home date against the Bremerton Knights. The Olympic League meet is set for Feb. 2 at Port Angeles’ William Shore Pool.

SPORTS CALENDAR School sports calendar Jan. 13 4 p.m. — Peninsula College basketball vs. Whatcom. At PC gymnasium, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Women start at 4 p.m., men start at 6 p.m. 7 p.m. — Sequim High School boys basketball vs. Chimacum. At SHS gymnasium, 601 N. Sequim Ave. JV starts at 5:15 p.m. 7 p.m. — Sequim High School girls basketball at Chimacum. JV starts at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 14 3 p.m. — Sequim High School bowling vs. Bremerton. At Laurel Lanes, 108 W. Eighth St., Port Angeles. 3:30 p.m. — Sequim High School boys swimming at Klahowya (Silverdale). 7 p.m. — Sequim High School wrestling at Bremerton. Jan. 15 7 p.m. — Sequim High School boys basketball vs. Bremerton. At SHS gymnasium, 601 N. Sequim Ave. JV starts at 5:15 p.m. 7 p.m. — Sequim High School girls basketball at Bremerton. JV starts at 5:15 p.m. Jan. 16 3:30 p.m. — Sequim High School boys basketball vs. Sammamish. At SHS gymnasium, 601 N. Sequim Ave. JV starts at 2 p.m. 4 p.m. — Peninsula College basketball vs. Everett. At PC gymnasium, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. Women start at 4 p.m., men start at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 7 p.m. — Sequim High School girls basketball vs. Kingston. At SHS gymnasium, 601 N. Sequim Ave. JV starts at 5:15 p.m. 7 p.m. — Sequim High School boys basketball at Kingston. JV starts at 5:15 p.m.

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Sequim wrestlers celebrate a second-place finish at the Island Invitational on Jan. 9, in Bainbridge Island. Submitted photo

the finals 7-2. Kiara Pierson, 115, and Andrea Kienholtz, 170, both placed sixth in their brackets with Pierson going 4-2 with three pins, and Kienholtz recorded three pins, too. Fellow Wolves Aylee Bennett, 135, went 3-2 with three pins and Abby Hanstad, 145, went 3-2 with three pins.

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Sequim won a dual meet 45-34 with Klahowya earlier in the week on Jan. 7, at the Kitsap Pavilion. Five Wolves recorded pins — Caden Robert at 126 pounds over Aiden Hamblet; Ben Newell, 132, over Tyler Cabana; Craig Baker, 138, over Bryson

Trask; Grant Pierson, 145, over Gavin Hamblet’ and Michael Latimer, 220, over Dylan Leer. McKenzie Stockdale also picked up a 7-4 decision over Chris Green. This week, Sequim hosted Kingston on Jan. 12 and travels to Bremerton on Thursday, Jan. 14.

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Jan. 13 9 a.m. — Over the Hill Hikers hike: Robin Hill Park-Olympic Discovery Trail (west). Meet at 8:45 a.m. at Sequim Goodwill parking lot, 680 W. Washington St. Call 457-9398. 6:30 p.m. — Sequim Little League meeting. At league clubhouse, 136 W. Silberhorn Road. See www. Jan. 15 9 a.m. — Over the Hill Hikers hike: Place Road. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at Sequim Goodwill parking lot, 680 W. Washington St., for carpool. Call 457-9398.


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DISTRICT There is no school on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The district office will be closed as well. The next school board meeting is at 6 p.m. Jan. 19, in the boardroom. Normally, board meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month, but because of the MLK Day holiday on Jan. 18, the board scheduled its second January meeting on Jan. 19. An agenda is available on the district website under Board of Directors. The public is encouraged to attend and time is set aside at each meeting for public comment. For more information, contact Marilyn Walsh at or 582-3262.

Science Minds Bent on Design Students in Debra Beckett’s Science and Engineering Class collect data to answer their Independent Science Project Questions or complete their Engineering Design Projects.


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Sequim High School cheerleaders will host a 2016 Youth Cheer Leadership Camp from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 23, in the Helen Haller Elementary School cafeteria, 350 W. Fir St. Children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade are welcome. Cost is $20 per participant and payment will be accepted at the door. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Participants should bring a water bottle and a small snack and should wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. The camp also includes an optional performance date on Tuesday, Jan. 26, during half-time of the Sequim High School girls’ varsity basketball Seventh-grader Mitchell Horton tests the game, starting at 7 p.m. at the high school effects of different degrees of salination gym. The cost of the camp includes entry into on segments of a celery stalk. the basketball game for the participant only. Jakob King and Connor Gosset, both eighth-graders, process citric fruits in order to prepare Admission for friends and family on game their own electrolyte drink for their independent project in Science & Engineering class. day is $6 for adults/students without an ASB card, $4 for senior citizens/students with an ASB card or $16 for a one-time family pass. Tickets will be on sale at the game. For of flatworm Planarians (Paola Villegas) to more information, contact SHS head cheer how the pH of a substance affect its surface coach Julie Romberg at jromberg@sequim. tension (Oscar Walchenbach). Several projects focus on the topics of solar energy output (Gavin Conway, Alex Allen) and elastic potential under different condiHELEN HALLER tions (Brenton Barnes, Jakob King, Dustan ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Koch). Some students have completed over Kaylee Kinsey’s second-graders wrote New 40 trials in order to arrive at valid results. As the students finish up the analysis of Year’s resolutions and goals in class this week. their results, they will prepare a presentation Here are samplings of their writings: for a round robin display in Ms. Beckett’s My New Year’s Resolution is to do more room during sixth period at 2 p.m. Jan. 20. All art in the classroom! Kaylee Kinsey, teacher parents are invited and encouraged to attend!

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I will turn in my homework every day. I SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL want to be a better soccer player so I can be It’s that time of the year again! As the end of a professional soccer player. That is my New the semester approaches, classroom-based asYear’s Resolution. Ryan Spelker, age 7 sessments, more “affectionately” called CBAs, I want to get better at being good with my are on the rise in many classes at Sequim High School. Jack Webber’s fourth-period Honors little sister. Ashton Reichner, age 7 World Studies class has just recently begun My New Year’s Resolution is to save money their CBA projects. Each student’s task is to so that I can buy a new house. Jaydan Sim- write an informational essay and create an engaging presentation about a modern-day mons, age 8 worldwide human or environmental issue My goal is to save money so that we can get (such as wildlife conservation, nuclear waste, stuff for my parents. Katelynn Sharpe, age 8 air pollution, etc.) and brainstorm to find a possible solution for their issue. Heidi Schmitt chose to do her CBA on the I will read every day and night before I go to bed. I will do my homework every night topic of invasive plants because “I see a lot before I go to bed. Oh, and I want to be a better of them, especially scotch broom, which is common around here. I’m actually allergic to student in class. Hailey Buckla, age 8 it, and I know how dangerous it can be to the My goal in 2016 is to do my homework every environment and people, including myself.” Damon Little says, “I chose climate change night and read. Abraham Herrera, age 8 because it affects America and its peoples, To get better at reading. I chose it because along with many other cultures.” Arlene Law chose the topic of light polI want to get better and I love to read! Also turn in my homework! Keylee Disinski, age 7 lution “because it’s a growing issue,” and Connor Martin chose population growth My New Year’s Resolution is to save money. because he has “strong opinions about our Get better at soccer so I can play for the population on Earth.” Though students are definitely excited Sounders. Cooper Sharpe, age 8 about their topics, there are mixed feelings on the actual work that must be put into the SEQUIM MIDDLE SCHOOL CBAs to make them successful. When asked what they thought about CBAs, In anticipation of the upcoming holiday honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Matthew Hurn opined, “Well, they stink!” and there will be an assembly devoted to Teaching Alyssa Lowe-Little said, “I would prefer to not Tolerance at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, in the do CBAs ever,” while Bailey Cauffman said, gymnasium. The public is invited to attend. “They’re generally pretty easy.” Mr. Webber states he enjoys CBAs beVisitors, please stop in at the main office and sign in before proceeding down the hall to cause “they’re performance-based rather than just factual-based. They allow stuthe gymnasium. dents to show a broad range of skills instead Students in Debra Beckett’s Science and of taking a quick test. I like the fact that Engineering Class spent December col- they’re working on the skills to research, lecting data to answer their Independent organize and present. Plus, it’s fun.” Science Project Questions or complete their So although CBAs are a lot of work, it pays Engineering Design Projects. There has off in the end, and, who knows? Maybe one been a flurry of activity to set up over 24 of us will be the next great mind who finds a projects! The topics vary from determining solution to ozone depletion or even poverty. if vitamin B affects the regeneration growth — Report by Kaitlyn Viada, ninth grade



Through Wolves’ Eyes Many of them still students themselves, Sequim High School graduates spent some time back on their high school campus to teach current SHS students about several topics regarding post-high school life, including how they made their career choices and picked one college or university over another, on Dec. 17. Pictured here, from left, are Peter Harker (Class of 2010), Elise Beuke (2015), Katherine Landoni (2015), Shannon Gordon (2015) and Eddie Cruz (2015). Other grads not pictured include Jared McMinn (2013), Sarah Doty (2012), Katelynne McDaniels (2013), Mia Amaranto (2014), Melanie Guan (2014) and Olivia Barrell (2015). Sponsors for the lunch were the Sequim Education Foundation, Sequim Sunrise Rotary and Oak Table Cafe. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

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Jan. 15 8:30 a.m. — Sequim Middle School Martin Luther King Jr. Teaching Tolerance Assembly. At school campus, 301 W. Hendrickson Road. Jan. 16 1-2:30 p.m. — Sequim School District walking tour. Starts at district boardroom, 503. N. Sequim Ave. Call 582-3260. 6:30 p.m. — Sequim High School Jazz DinnerDance. At SHS cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave. Call 582-3600. Jan. 18 No school — closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 19 6 p.m. — Sequim School Board of Directors meeting. At school boardroom, 501 N. Sequim Ave. Call 582-3260. 7 p.m. — Sequim High School Band Booster meeting. Location TBA. Call 582-3260. Jan. 20 3:30 p.m. — Greywolf Parent-Teacher Association meeting. At school library, 171 Carlsborg Road. Call 582-3300.

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• When difficult things happen for your baby, help by being calm and caring for her after something stressful happens. We can do a lot to protect babies from the effects of toxic stress. Research has shown how infants exposed to lots of nourishing touch are more likely to develop into stress-resilient adults even if they were born with a high risk for stress-related problems. Other research has found that babies exposed to stress will develop normally when they receive lots of cuddling and caressing during infancy. The important ingredient is to learn how to read your baby. Some babies don’t handle touch as well as others do. So for them touching and stroking may cause additional stress and for others it may be soothing. You need to understand your baby. Babies are amazing. One of the reasons babies don’t come with a manual is that each is different. You need to become an expert on your child.


SUNDAYS Bible Groups 9:15 a.m. Morning Service 10:45 a.m. Evening Service 6:00 p.m. WEDNESDAYS Prayer Meeting 6:00 p.m. THURSDAYS Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Pastor Wes Funkhouser 360-683-2114


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From page B-1 measure the log, a western red cedar, scale the drawings and begin carving, which he said is the easy part. Before 1994, Northwest art was a hobby for Faulstich while doing commercial art as a living. “I basically taught myself how to do it,” he said. When asked to discuss his favorite or most memorable work, Faulstich said what fascinates him most is always his current project. “It’s the challenge of making that drawing, taking this block of wood and turning it into this drawing,” he said. Master Carver Dale Faulstich carves an eagle totem set for a veterans memorial in Blyn. “Once it’s finished and out Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash the door, and even before it’s follow him step-by-step. panels for the new trestle out the door, I’m thinking down. Faulstich carved away on Designs sit on Faulstich’s connection in Dungeness about the next project.” an eagle for a planned vet- drawing board for the first River Railroad Bridge. Always the artist erans memorial at the tribal of three totem poles going “Ron Allen always gives me Even a few days before center. Nearby sits a thun- in at Jamestown Beach. He an endless supply of projects,” retirement, his studio didn’t derbird that his apprentice, also spent the past two weeks Faulstich said. Over the years, Faulstich look like an artist winding Dusty Humphries, 31, will designing 12 5-foot concrete has worked with dozens of artists and as he eases into other artistic ventures, Humphries, a S’Klallam tribal citizen, and Bud Turner will continue Faulstich’s work for the tribe as he’ll remain on as a consultant designing pieces. Humphries said it took him about two months to convince Faulstich to give him a chance five years ago. When the temperature drops, we run a higher risk of health problems and “I would bring in little injuries related to the weather, including hypothermia, frostbite, and falls due things I had worked on and I persistently asked them for a to ice and snow.

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The Dance Plaza House Posts at the Jamestown Tribal Campus on left represent the Founding Fathers of the tribe and on right their legends and history. Submitted photo

job,” he said. “Finally he told me to come up on this certain day.” The plan is for Humphries to continue his studies in Faulstich’s studio for the immediate future. “I just hope to soak up as much as he has to offer,” Humphries said. “I don’t even know if I have a lifetime to do that. I’m so grateful he’s willing to teach me these things.” Turner, who runs the sign shop for the tribe, said he started helping Faulstich with projects in the early 1990s and they’ve made at

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COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE (RN) I or II Health & Human Services. Salary range $22.63$24.98/hr. Full-time, union, retirement and benefits eligible position. Job is Open until Filled. . FOOD SERVICE/LAUNDRY WORKER Sheriff’s Department. Salary range $18.58-$22.63/hr. Full-time, union, retirement and benefits eligible position. Job is Open until Filled. I N F O R M AT I O N S Y S TEMS SPECIALIST Infor mation Technology. Salar y range $24.98$30.43/hr. Full-time, union, retirement and benefits eligible position. Job is Open until Filled. A D M I N I S T R AT I V E SPECIALIST IV Inform a t i o n Te c h n o l o g y. Salar y range $24.98$ 3 0 . 4 3 / h r. Pa r t - t i m e , non-benefited position. CASE MANAGER Developmental Disabilities. Salar y range $21.54$26.24/hr. Part-time, union, retirement and benefits eligible position. Job Closes January 15, 2016 @ 4:30 pm (postmarks accepted). JUVENILE CORRECTIONS OFFICER I Juvenile Services. Salary range $18.5722.63/hr. Full-time, union, retirement and benefits eligible position. Open until filled. E N T RY L E V E L C O R RECTIONS DEPUTY Sher iff ’s Depar tment. Salary range $22.08 to 26.91/hr. Union, retirement and benefits eligible position. Continuous Testing ENTRY LEVEL DEPUTY SHERIFF Sheriff ’s Department. Salary range $4583.795571.69/mo. Union, retirement and benefits eligible position. Continuous Testing. Application and complete job announcement available online at employment or in front of Human Resources, 223 E 4th St, Po r t A n g e l e s, WA 98362.

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Legal Notices Clallam County

Legal Notices Clallam County

Legal Notices Clallam County

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Clallam County Noxious Weed Control Board will hold a public hearing to adopt the 2016 Clallam County Noxious Weed List on January 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Health and Human Services Meeting Room 042 which is in the basement of the Clallam County Cour thouse. Public input is welcome. The Board, which is responsible for administer-

i n g C l a l l a m C o u n t y ’s Noxious Weed Control Program under RCW 17.10 and WAC 16-750, holds its regular board meetings quarterly at the courthouse. The Weed Board meetings scheduled for 2016 are: January 26, April 26, July 26, and October 11 at 4:30 p.m. Please direct all

questions, comments, or concerns to the Noxious Weed Control Program at (360) 417-2442. Pub: SG Jan. 13, 2015 Legal No. 677332

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Sponsored by caring pet lovers. ROCK is a big happy boy! Rock came to us with his “sister” Taz, and we would like to see them adopted to the same home. Rock is friendly with all people, but he is picky about other animals, and cannot go to a home with cats! It would be best to have Rock and Taz be the only pets. Also he will need a well fenced yard to keep him under control. Rock is a big strong boy, so his owner will need to be able to handle him appropriately and be consistent with training. TAZ came in with Rock and they get along very well! Taz is a total sweet heart with a very calm and mature temperament. She has lived with kids and is good with other large dogs. However, her “brother” Rock, is not so great with other animals, so they will have to be the only pair of animals in the home...

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360-477-2883 DUKE is a very good boy! He can be shy and nervous around new people, but he’s been doing much better with staff and volunteers. While Duke is not good with cats or small kids, Duke LOVES to play with other dogs! He would be a great companion for another canine. Duke does not make a good first impression in his kennel, but does very well when out for walks! ATHENA is the SWEETEST girl! Athena used to be good with other animals, but as she matured she now prefers to be the ONLY pet in the home! Athena will need a very well fenced yard, and an owner that can keep a close eye on her (she likes to escape, and she’s very good at it!). Athena loves to be loved, and she needs an experienced owner to provide her with all the best!!

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Legal Notices - General SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR CLALLAM COUNTY NON PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case No. 15 4 00419 1 RCW 11.42.030 IN re: Estate of RICHARD D. ORIL The notice agent named below has elected to give notice to creditors of the above-named decedent. As of the date of the filing of a copy of this notice with the court, the notice agent has no knowledge of any other person acting as notice agent or of the appointment of a personal representative of the decedent’s estate in the state of Washington. According to the records of the court as are available on the date of the filing of this notice with the court, a cause number regarding the decedent has not been issued to any other notice agent and a personal representative of the decedent’s estate has not been appointed. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.42.070 by serving on or mailing to the notice agent or the notice agent’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the notice agent’s declaration and oath were filed. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the notice agent served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.42.020(2) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.42.050 and 11.42.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non probate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: Dec. 30, 2015 The notice agent declares under penalty of perjury under the laws of the state of Washington on December 16, 2015, at Sequim, WA that the foregoing is true and correct. __________________________ Signature of Notice Agent GRACE M. ORIL Notice Agent: GRACE M. ORIL. Attorney for the Notice Agent: ANTHONY P. MAUHAR, JR. Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 3067 Sequim, WA 98382 Court of Notice Agent’s oath and declaration and cause number: CLALLAM COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT NO: 15 4 00419 1 Pub: SG Dec. 30, 2015 Jan. 6, 13, 2016 Legal No. 674716 SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR CLALLAM COUNTY NONPROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case No. 15 4 00418 2 RCW 11.42.030 IN re: Estate of BARBARA LYNN HAMMOND The notice agent named below has elected to give notice to creditors of the above-named decedent. As of the date of the filing of a copy of this notice with the court, the notice agent has no knowledge of any other person acting as notice agent or of the appointment of a personal representative of the decedent’s estate in the state of Washington. According to the records of the court as are available on the date of the filing of this notice with the court, a cause number regarding the decedent has not been issued to any other notice agent and a personal representative of the decedent’s estate has not been appointed. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.42.070 by serving on or mailing to the notice agent or the notice agent’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the notice agent’s declaration and oath were filed. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the notice agent served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.42.020(2) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.42.050 and 11.42.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non probate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: Dec. 30, 2015 The notice agent declares under penalty of perjury under the laws of the state of Washington on December 16, 2015, at Sequim, WA that the foregoing is true and correct. __________________________ Signature of Notice Agent WILBUR F. HAMMOND, JR. Notice Agent: WILBUR F. HAMMOND, JR. Attorney for the Notice Agent: ANTHONY P. MAUHAR, JR. Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 3067 Sequim, WA 98382 Court of Notice Agent’s oath and declaration and cause number: CLALLAM COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT NO: 15 4 00418 2 Pub: SG Dec. 30, 2015 Jan. 6, 13, 2016 Legal No. 674715 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, FOR WHATCOM COUNTY In Re the Estate of: CARON BURGESS, Deceased. NO. 15-4-00606-5 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented with the later of: (1) 30 days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as o t h e r w i s e p r ov i d e d i n R C W 1 1 . 4 0 . 0 5 1 a n d 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication: December 30, 2015 Personal Representative: ____________________ DAVID BUSCARINO, Personal Representative Attorney for Personal Representative: ___________________________ Joshua W. Fox, WSBA #44147 Address for Mailing or Service: BELCHER SWANSON LAW FIRM, P.L.L.C. 900 Dupont Street Bellingham, WA 98225 Phone: 360-734-6390 Fax: 360-671-0753 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: WHATCOM COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, CAUSE NUMBER: 15-4-00606-5 Pub: SG Dec. 30, 2015 Jan. 6, 13, 2016 Legal No. 674622


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Sequim Gazette, January 13, 2016  

January 13, 2016 edition of the Sequim Gazette

Sequim Gazette, January 13, 2016  

January 13, 2016 edition of the Sequim Gazette