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Table of Contents Grocery Outlet offers big savings................................................. 6 Why-Not Olympic Wi-Fi? ...................................................................... 9 A-1 Auto goes the extra mile.............................................................12 Olympic Oxygen has peninsula breathing better .........14 Clallam County Commissioners ...................................................16 District Court................................................................................................16 Clallam County Assessor.....................................................................17 Clallam County Auditor .......................................................................17 Clallam County Treasurer................................................................. 18 Clallam County Department of Community Development...................................................... 18 Superior Court Clerk ............................................................................. 18 Clallam County Sheriff’s Office ....................................................20 Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe .............................................................20 North Olympic Library System ....................................................23 Clallam Economic Development Council.............................24 Clallam Transit...........................................................................................26 City of Sequim .............................................................................................27 Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce ...................................................................28 Olympic Medical Center .....................................................................29 Clallam County PUD ...............................................................................30 City of Sequim Planning Commission ....................................30 Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center ..........................................32 Sequim School District ........................................................................33 Port Angeles City Council ..................................................................34 Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce...............34 Port of Port Angeles ...............................................................................35 Port Angeles Community & Economic Development.............................................................38 Port Angeles School District ...........................................................39 Peninsula College.....................................................................................40 A family pharmacy with family values ..................................42 Customize your car, truck and boat .........................................45 Advertiser index ..................................................................................... 50 Tips for women in business ............................................................52

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Cover photos 1. Kelly Shea, superintendent Sequim School District. 2. Mike DeRousie, owner, Spa Shop/Pellet Heat Company, Port Angeles 3. Jessica and Gabriel Schuenemann, owners, Alder Wood Bistro, Sequim 4. Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond, artist/media & virtual world consultant, Unique As You, Sequim 5. Bill Bailey, owner/agent, Bill Bailey Allstate, Sequim 6. Capt. Charlie Crane, estimates & marketing director, Platypus Marine Inc., Port Angeles 7. Jack Heckman, president, Budget Rent a Car/Olympic Bus Lines, Port Angeles 8. Joe and James Jeffco, owners, Fresh Mix Grill and Mart, Sequim 9. Kyle Parrish, director, Vision Loss Center, Port Angeles, and Peter

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Owners Mitch and Linda Hebert say shopping at the Grocery Outlet is like a treasure hunt.

Grocery Outlet offers big savings

BY PATRICIA MORRISON COATE

Who doesn’t love a bargain? The folks at Sequim Grocery Outlet certainly do and want to pass along savings on some 8,000 items in stock to local customers. Owners Linda and Mitch Hebert opened their store in August 2011. Their positive experience with Grocery Outlet Bargain Market as owners in Sparks, Nev., for five years, and their desire to move back to their home state of Washington, inspired them to apply for the Sequim Grocery Outlet. Linda and Mitch live in Sequim and match the community’s culture and work ethic — and love to save their neighbors money! Now with one year behind them, the Heberts want all area residents to know what savvy SEQUIM GROCERY Sequim shoppers realize — Sequim Grocery Outlet OUTLET offers substantial savings on brand name products, 1045 W. Washington St., the best fresh produce and overall savings of 40 to Sequim 70 percent. Customers will find the easily navigated 683-1466 aisles brimming with national brands they rely on sequim@groceryoutlet.com such as Breyers, Campbell’s, Del Monte, Dole, Franz, Hours: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily Frito-Lay, Foster Farms, Green Giant, Heinz, Hormel, Hunt’s, Jif, Kelloggs, Kraft, Monterrey Farms, Nabisco,


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2012 - 2013 Who’s Who Oscar Mayer, Ragu and Wishbone. The vitamins are packed fresh by Rexall, and although the savings may not be as great on commodities such as milk and eggs, they’re offered as a convenience so Grocery Outlet can be a one-stop shop. “Basically, our buyers shop opportunistically and take advantage of offers on brand name manufacturers’ overstocks and package changes,” Linda said. “Whenever there are special deals our buying team jumps on them and we get better deals to bring to our community. One example is, Breast Cancer Awareness month is in October and after October manufacturers want to clean out all the “pink” labeled goods, so we buy it and sell it for a lot less.” All products are 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed so there is no risk to the consumer. She explained that the buyers deal directly with hundreds of manufacturers nationwide who want to sell their overstock/ overrun items rather than keep them in inventory. The goods are shelf-ready and are first quality, as in any major grocery store. The Heberts receive order guides weekly that list everything that is available from

the warehouses in Portland, Ore., and Sacramento, Calif., and they order products based what Sequim customers want and are buying. “It’s like a treasure hunt without the pirates,” Linda quipped, “because you just never know what’s going to be here.” “We’re selling 4,000 different items a week on average so we probably stock 8,000 items. Our biggest challenge is to keep merchandise flowing in here. When customers do see what they’re saving, they’re buying. The beauty is when you spend $100 here, you’ve got a shopping cart full of groceries,” Mitch said. The Heberts do their own local comparison shopping and relate comments of customers who’ve become believers, too. One example Mitch cited: Grocery Outlet

offers the same size box of a popular oat breakfast cereal at 66 percent less than a chain competitor. Same food, same quality, same manufacturer, different packaging. Another customer pointed out a competitor’s buy-one, get-one free price was more expensive than Grocery Outlet’s regular price on the same product. “Customers often tell us they checked

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2012 - 2013 Who’s Who Still, the store has about 25 different categories of products, counting all the food groups. The Heberts said they selected Sequim as a good place to raise a family and they are making the community a better place to live. “We’ve always said it’s not about the sales but the community to us, so we donate a lot to the Sequim and Port Angeles food banks,” Mitch said, “and have food drives in the summer because that’s when donations dry up and it puts a burden on parents even more to feed their families. We also actively search on our order guides for bargains and invite the food banks to come in and buy up all we have.” Linda said she had a saying in Sparks that applies to Sequim: “If you haven’t been here lately, you haven’t been here … because our products change all the time. We invite you to come in and look around — and everything’s 100 percent guaranteed.”

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• Stop by often. Inventory changes constantly. Find out when your store receives product and plan a trip on those days. • When you find something you like, stock up. Many of the bargains are onetime deals. • Sign up for e-mail notifications at www. groceryoutlet.com/Sequim-WA/ for special deals or in-store sales events. • Look for what you’re not looking for. Using a list is helpful for staying on budget but many expert shoppers say they get some of their best deals by staying flexible and ready to act when they see a great bargain.


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Wi-Not Olympic Wi-Fi? Vickie Maples Owner

BY PATRICIA MORRISON COATE

Some Sequim-area residents are of two minds, preferring the isolation of a rustic rural home while also insisting on state-of-the-art Internet connectivity. The dual desires are easy to manage for Olympic Wi-Fi, a small Internet service provider specializing in high-speed wireless connections. “The cool thing is customers don’t have to have cable or a phone line so we can cover areas other providers can’t with comparable speed and pricing,” said Zeke Smith, the company’s 25-yearOLYMPIC WI-FI old president, system installer and 461 W. Washington St., Sequim computer technician. He explained 681-7050 that the company’s access points in Hours: the area bring service to outlying 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; customers and to those who decide 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday to substitute their land lines for cell

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phones. Olympic Wi-Fi employs two types of wireless connections, line of sight which basically covers Sequim subscribers and nonline of sight. “Non-line of sight is great for people on the outskirts or who have lots of surrounding trees. It’s just a little more affected by the weather but we make sure we have a very, very good signal and plan for weather because we know what it can be like here,” Smith said. “We don’t have bandwidth caps that others do and that’s really attractive to most people,” Smith said. Bandwidth in laymen’s terms is the amount of data that can be transmitted in a fixed amount of time. Think of bandwidth as a pipe and data — documents, photos, videos, movies, games — as liquid going through it. The larger the bandwidth, the more information can be uploaded/downloaded and the faster it does so. Also in the office are Amanda Litschke, the office manager/accountant for the past four years, and John Busch, who co-founded the company about a half-dozen years ago. Busch, a 20-year-veteran, is the network architect, designing the company’s network, maintaining its servers and planning upgrades. He also troubleshoots and repairs computers. “I came in 2008 with a degree in network

infrastructure and began as a field technician doing installations,” Smith said. He became president in November 2010 and acknowledged, “It’s been a learning experience but we’re doing well. It’s amazing how much we’ve grown and continue to develop

John Busch, Amanda Litschke and Zeke Smith as a company.” Even with 450 wireless customers now, the trio insists on individualized service. “Local tech support always is a plus and people know us by name. We get to know our customers on a personal basis. People can come in and ask questions. We do make house calls and with in-office repairs, we usually can get someone in the same or the next day,” Smith said. “We offer low rates and quick repair turnaround, typically within one or two days.” Other customer perks include no dif-

ferentiation between residential and business accounts pricing and remote anti-virus management. The company also offers inexpensive nationwide dial-up service for those who don’t need all the bells and whistles; snowbird packages with a minimal monthly maintenance fee; discounted computer repair to wireless customers; and reduced rates for anniversary tune-ups, which should be performed yearly, Smith advised. Computer user needs run the gamut from basic e-mail and Internet to graphics-laden gaming. For the latter, Smith said, Olympic Wi-Fi will build a custom computer. “For example, if someone is a gamer and wants a high-end computer to last for four years, (a custom computer) is kind of a big thing. Its software will stay relevant and the owner can plan for the future with upgrades and expansions,” which are much easier to do than an off-the-shelf computer, Smith said. Olympic Wi-Fi encourages local small business owners to discuss their specific needs with Busch because “we also do business networks and maintain servers,” Smith said. “Most businesses don’t have a dedicated network and we really can save them time and money in the long run if something goes wrong. If they lose their server for three days, they’re dead in the water. With our maintenance plan, we’re there the same day.”

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Nearly everyone that shops at Sunny Farms Country Store looks forward to summertime when the fresh vegetables and fruit arrive from the Othello Farm. There is also a large following of people that know Roger’s Beef is a cut above the average. Roger & Ellie Schmidt are Sunny Farms’ owners. Their son, Jeff, is farm and ranch manager at their farm in Othello, WA. Jeff and his wife Pam celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this summer. (Congratulations!) We are thankful for their hard work and dedication which has helped make Sunny Farms the success that it is today.

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A-1 Auto goes the extra mile BY PATRICIA MORRISON COATE

The guys at A-1 Auto Parts do a lot of their work on the street — and in the parking lot, removing and installing light bulbs, changing out wiper blades or swapping out batteries for customers who are automotively challenged. At the counter, armed with thick parts catalogues, a computerized inventory system and decades of knowledge, owner Kevin Bell and any one of his six employees are quick to welcome customers and answer their questions, from simple to complex. “We help people with their car problems and we try to give them the best service we can by going the extra mile to make sure customers are handled well and are happy,” Bell said, noting with a grin that the store has “made it through the big box places.” “I think people want A-1 AUTO PARTS and are going 144 W. Washington St., back to oldSequim fashioned one681-2883 on-one service www.a1autosequim.com and I believe Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. we offer that Monday-Friday; here,” he said. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday “We have a great group of customers and

Owner Kevin Bell appreciate their business.” A-1 Auto Parts was established in downtown Sequim in 1993 and Bell and his fatherin-law Lee Cowan, who retired eight years ago, bought the business in 1998. It is an independent store but is part of the Auto Value buying group. Bell’s interest in things mechanical came naturally, growing up on a farm and running a mill in British Columbia. For nearly 15 years he’s educated himself and his employees in the parts business and continues to keep up with the latest technologies and practices. “Most of us have been here a long time, so

we have a lot of knowledge and it’s secondnature to help with things like light bulbs and wipers. It’s about service,” Bell said. “I’m a hands-on owner and I like being on the counter making sure people are taken care of. I know what it’s like to be on the other side of the counter — I didn’t have a lot of auto parts experience but I knew how I wanted to be treated.” Bell said most auto parts stores carry the same staples in inventory for domestic and foreign cars and trucks, but A-1 Auto Parts also stocks industrial and RV supplies, makes hydraulic hoses and machines brake drums and rotors. “We sell a lot of trailer parts such as brakes, axles and springs, that other auto parts stores don’t have. That’s a big part of our business,” Bell said, noting that fishermen whose trailers break down on U.S. Highway 101 account for a good portion of that trade. “We have a good inventory and try to keep the right mix of parts,” Bell said. “You can buy most any kind of part and if we don’t have it, we can find it.” Bell said he’s always open to customer suggestions about stocking specific parts and says he can do that because, “We’re more adaptable than a large corporation in what we stock — sometimes there’s an advantage in being small.”

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Peninsula Heat Company has been Serving Clallam and Jefferson Counties for sixteen years. Our mission is to provide quality craftsmanship and integrity which is second to none. We would like to thank our existing customers for choosing to do business with us and invite all others in need of service or are thinking about replacing their heating and cooling equipment to give us a call. Our team is standing by ready to assist you with Heat pumps, Furnaces, Ductless Heat Pumps, Boilers, Radiant Heat, Indoor Air Quality.

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OLYMPIC OXYGEN SERVICES 540 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim 681-4482 E-mail: info@olympicoxygen.com Website: www.olympicoxygen.com

Todd McClain displays CPAP units.

Olympic Oxygen has peninsula breathing better BY PATRICIA MORRISON COATE

There’s no worse feeling than not being able to breathe. For some, this automatic and effortless life-sustaining function becomes labor of the most exhausting kind without supplemental oxygen. Oxygen therapy is used to treat any disease that impairs the body’s ability to use oxygen in acute and chronic stages. Olympic Oxygen Services has been providing medical oxygen to the peninsula since 1980 as an extension of Olympic Ambulance, owned by Bill and Esther Littlejohn of Sequim. Several years ago the company established its own liquid-to-gas oxygen-filling plant, the first of its kind on the peninsula. “We want to make sure we have an uninterrupted supply of oxygen on the peninsula,” said Todd McClain, director of operations, citing the possible contingencies of extreme inclement weather and natural disasters. “This is an important service for people on supplemental oxygen — it’s a prescribed medication and only a few companies are equipped to handle it because of the regulations associated with

it and the costs to maintain and service equipment.” The four-person company has three lines of business: positive airway pressure devices (CPAP), medical oxygen and other gases, and nebulizers. It serves customers from Port Angeles to Gardiner, has 24-hour emergency service, offers equipment set-up and instruction and delivery and repair services. Olympic Oxygen also supplies medical oxygen, and occasionally other gases, to commercial accounts such as medical clinics, veterinarians, dentists and dermatologists. It also services Olympic Ambulance locations in Clallam, Kitsap, Thurston and Mason counties and several fire districts. “Currently, 70 percent of our business is CPAPs, mainly for sleep apnea therapy, and there’s a lot of (need for) it in the area,” McClain said. He explained that when a physician suspects sleep apnea in a patient, he or she usually will get a referral to a sleep clinic where a sleep test is done to record how often and for how long the patient stops breathing during a sleep cycle. The sleep doctor may write a prescription for the device and makes a referral to Olympic

Oxygen. According to the company’s website glossary, CPAP is “a device to provide effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea by administering a continuous flow of room air via one of several nasal or full face mask devices available. This treatment keeps the airway open and allows uninterrupted breathing and thus restorative sleep.” “The customer comes here to get the machine and get properly fitted for the mask in our private fitting room,” McClain said, and is shown how to operate it and replace disposable supplies such as filters and mask cushions. The amount of pressure the CPAP is set for is individualized and part of the prescription. Today’s units are very high-tech and software allows real-time recording on data cards like those used in digital cameras. McClain said this important feature shows the physician how effective the device is for the customer. The company also sells BiPAP units, devices much like a CPAP with added sophistication to allow for reduced effort to exhale. Another large part of the business is setting up and maintaining stationary (oxygen concentrators) and portable (tanks) oxygen therapy devices for individuals in their homes. “We get a referral from the doctor’s office with a prescription for the dosage or flow rate,” McClain said. “Our biggest challenge is, because Medicare is the major insurer here, to make sure the customer qualifies through Medicare for our payment. For example, are a person’s oxygen saturations low enough or is it a covered need for Medicare?” Olympic Oxygen also sells, rents and services nebulizers which don’t employ oxygen but do deliver medications in a mist through a mask. McClain said the field is highly regulated by the FDA, state Department of Transportation and Medicare and Olympic Oxygen recently renewed its accreditation through The Joint Commission. “What makes us stand out is, because we’re locally owned and operated, we tend to be a little more flexible serving our community,” McClain said.


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Olympic Theatre Arts Center ...entertains, educates and inspires community involvement through experiences in the arts.

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Clallam County Commissioners The county seat of Clallam County is Port Angeles. County offices are in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St. The main switchboard number for county business is 417-2000.

BOARD OF CLALLAM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Jim McEntire, R-Sequim, District 1 Mike Chapman, Independent-Port Angeles, District 2 Mike Doherty, D-Port Angeles, District 3. Phone: 417-2233 The Board of County Commissioners is the legislative body of the county. The board oversees the administration of many county services, such as roads and public works, public health services, county parks and recreation, facilities, law and justice and juvenile services. The board meets at 10 a.m. every Tuesday in Room 160 in the Clallam County Courthouse. Citizens are encouraged to attend. There are two opportunities for participation — one at the beginning of the meeting for any item on the agenda and one at the end for general comment. Public hearings are held at 10:30 a.m. following proper notice. For information concerning meeting procedures, contact the commissioners’ office. Occasionally, the board may recess to an executive session that is closed to the public. During these sessions, the commissioners are restricted by law only to discuss limited items of business, such as personnel matters, property acquisition and disposition issues and

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legal advice related to litigation. The board holds weekly work sessions, beginning at 9 a.m. every Monday. If Monday is a holiday, a brief work session is held prior to the Tuesday meeting. These meetings are designed to brief the commissioners on issues related to the county. Public comment usually is not taken during work sessions. The agenda and a complete packet is published each Thursday for the following week. The agenda(s) and a packet(s) can be downloaded at www.clallam.net/board. A paper copy is available in the Commissioners’ Office. County Administrator Jim Jones, Jr. supervises the operation of departments under the Board of Commissioners, such as Health and Human Services, Environmental Health, Human Resources, Information Technology, Juvenile and Family Services, Parks, Fair and Facilities Maintenance, Roads and Public Works. He reports directly to the Board of Commissioners.

District Court DISTRICT COURT I District Court I is a state court of limited jurisdiction. Seven out of every eight cases filed in all state courts are filed at this level. This is due primarily to the broad jurisdiction these courts have over traffic violations and misdemeanors. Additionally, district courts hear small claims and civil suits. Traffic infractions are the bulk of Porter the total court of limited jurisdiction caseload, constituting nearly 60 percent of the total caseload statewide. In 2011, District Court I handled nearly 10,000 cases. These cases include those from the municipalities of Port Angeles and Sequim, as well as Clallam County and the State of Washington. The cases processed include: 6,008 traffic infractions, 277 DUIs, 554 criminal traffic misdemeanors, 1,226 criminal misdemeanors, 110 civil antiharassments orders, 721 civil cases and 203 small claims cases. Gross receipts were more than $2,100,000. Those convicted of criminal cases may be subject to up to $5,000 in fines, a year in jail or both. Jurisdiction on civil cases is $75,000 and the small claims limit is $5,000. District Court I also has jurisdiction on civil anti-harassment petitions and orders. Rick Porter is the court’s judge, Keith Wills is the administrator. Probation counselors are John Krause, James Hollatz and

Marci Viada. Hours are 9 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4 p.m. MondayFriday. District Court I is at 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 10, Port Angeles. Call the office at 360-417-2560.

DISTRICT COURT II Clallam County District Court II serves the West End of Clallam County, including Forks, Neah Bay, Rohrer Clallam Bay, Sekiu and LaPush. The court’s jurisdiction extends from Lake Crescent on the east to the Pacific Ocean on the west and from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north to Jefferson County to the south. District Court II handles a wide variety of cases, including: • Criminal and traffic misdemeanors (penalties of up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine) and gross misdemeanors (penalties of up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine) • Traffic infractions • Domestic violence protection orders and civil anti-harassment orders • Civil cases involving disputes no greater than $75,000 • Small claims cases involving disputes no greater than $5,000 Erik Rohrer is the judge and Sabrina Bees is the court administrator. The court is at 502 E. Division St., Forks. Call 360-374-6383.


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Clallam County Assessor

Clallam County Auditor

Pamela Rushton is the Clallam County assessor and the office, on the first floor of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, is open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

ASSESSOR’S DUTIES The assessor’s office is responsible for the local administration of the state property tax system. Its Rushton primary responsibility is to appraise all taxable real and personal property within Clallam County as accurately and fairly as the law allows. In addition to valuing property, the assessor’s office is responsible for a number of complementary functions. These include maintenance of ownership and legal description of each parcel of property, maintaining maps of all parcels and taxing districts, the calculation of levy rates for the various taxing districts and the administration of state-legislated tax exemptions and current use programs. The assessor also provides property-tax-related information to the public and governmental agencies. The assessor’s duties fall within the framework of Washington state law. Voters or state legislators must initiate any changes to the current assessment and property tax calculation procedure. Property record information is available on the Clallam County website by means of the assessor’s parcel/address search. Maps of Clallam County also are available on this site, along with a point-and-click connection to the assessment records. Visit www.clallam.net for access to these records.

Clallam County auditor Patty Rosand’s office is located on the first floor of the County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The following services are provided by the auditor’s staff from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday: • Vehicle and vessel registration and licensing: 360417-2215 or 417-2218 for recorded information, including title transfer, license tabs, disabled parking and Rosand personalized license plates. Washington State Park Discover Passes also are available in the vehicle licensing area of the office. The auditor’s office acts as an agent for the Washington State Department of Licensing. • Document recording: 360-417-2220 • Voter registration: 360-417-2221 • Elections: 360-417-2217 • Marriage licenses: 360-417-2220; The cost is $58 and the license must be obtained at least three days prior to the wedding, but no more than 60 days in advance. Both parties should be present when applying for the license, which takes about 20 minutes to process. • Miscellaneous licenses — process server, amusement devices, dance halls, junk dealers, massage parlors, and pawnbrokers: 360-417-2220 • Passport application processing – 417-2220 • Accounts payable: 360-417-2223 • County annual report: 360-417-2224 Website: www.clallam.net • E-mail: Auditor@co.clallam.wa.us

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Clallam County Treasurer Selinda Barkhuis is the county treasurer. Call 417-2344 or go to www.clallam.net/Treasurer/ to contact the office. The treasurer’s office is responsible for the collection of taxes within the county and the disbursement of funds to the appropriate taxing districts. The treasurer’s office is the custodian of all funds Barkhuis for the county and its governmental subdivisions. This includes the receipting and disbursing of the general property tax collections for cities, schools and other units of local government and assessments.

The major responsibilities of the county treasurer are: • Receipt of funds • Collection of taxes • Disbursement of funds • Investment of funds • Tax foreclosures • Excise tax • Mobile home move permits • Surplus sales • Tax title sales Tax is calculated on the assessed value set by the county assessor’s office times the levy rate for your taxing district. Payment by check may be mailed to: Clallam County Treasurer, 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 3, Port Angeles WA 98362

DROP OFF LOCATIONS: Port Angeles location: Clallam County Courthouse, Suite 3, or white drop-box in drive-through in front of the Fourth Street entrance, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, WA 98362 Forks site (checks payment drop only): City Hall, Department of Licensing office Sequim site TBA. Credit card payments are available through Official Payments Corp., 800-2729829 or at www.officialpayments.com.

Clallam County Department of Community Development Sheila Miller is the director of the Clallam County Department of Community Development. This is an elected, nonpartisan, four-year position — the only elected position of its kind in the nation, due to Clallam County’s Home Rule Charter. The office (term running from 2011-2014) is responsible for comprehensive planning, processing development and building permits, Miller managing environmental health programs and performing the functions of the county fire marshal. Its mission in all these programs is to promote public health and safety, help

maintain a healthy environment, promote a strong local economy and provide courteous, timely, and efficient service to the public. The department maintains a permit center in the courthouse where personal over-the-counter information and assistance with a wide range of land use, development, zoning and building permits is available. For major development projects, the department has a “project review” process, which may be used at an early stage to identify, consolidate and coordinate the permits and requirements which may apply to the project. Call the office at 417-2321.

Superior Court Clerk The Clallam County Superior Court Clerk’s Office is located in Port Angeles, the county seat. The primary responsibility of the Superior Court Clerk’s Office is to file and index all records filed for the Clallam County Superior Courts and Family Court. Office hours are 9 Christensen a.m.-noon and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. These case types are filed in the Superior Court Clerk’s Office: criminal felony cases, civil filings, domestic filings, probate/guardianship filings, paternity/adoption filings, mental illness filings. Barbara Christensen is the Clallam County Clerk.


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The Master Locksmith Experience does make a difference! As Sequim’s Only Full-Service Locksmith, we offer full security solutions, including changing your keys to your home, office or vehicle. Duplication of vehicle transponder keys available. Decorative door hardware specializing in Emtek products, to Grade 1 Commercial Locks or OEM vehicle lock replacement solutions. Greg Rash and Steven Rash. Not pictured: Dave and Shauna Millar

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Since 1956 Our company consists of highly qualified electricians and staff working together to make your project a success. We provide electrical installations for contractors or directly to the property owner. If you want the best electrical contractor in the area, and the best price, contact us today to arrange for a free quote.

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Clallam County Sheriff’s Office Clallam County Sheriff’s Office 223 E. Fourth St., Ste. 12, Port Angeles Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1 • Non-emergencies: 417-2459 Sheriff Bill Benedict Emergency number 9-1-1 • Phone: 417-2459 The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for enforcing state laws, county ordinances and operating the county jail. The Sheriff’s Office maintains a mobile patrol force to respond to emergency calls for service and increase public safety. When you need immediate police services and the presence of a deputy sheriff is required, call 9-1-1. With a law enforcement Benedict problem not requiring the immediate presence of a deputy sheriff, call 417-2459. This is the 24-hour non-emergency radio dispatch center. If you are not sure whom to call, call 9-1-1.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS The Sheriff’s Office maintains a commitment to prevention of crime by maintaining an active crime prevention program. For information on the Neighborhood Watch Services, call 417-2435. For information on DUI Task Force/Alcohol Education and Traffic School, call 417-2385.

DEPARTMENT SERVICES The Sheriff’s Office is committed to helping solve specific problems. To report a traffic problem or for marine enforcement services, call 417-2459. For the main jail, call 417-2458. For jail visiting information, call 417-2438. To check on the status of your crime report, call 417-2270. To check on the status of civil papers for service, call 417-2265. To report drug activity, call 417-4999. For information on

concealed pistol licenses, call 417-2266.

QUALITY SERVICE The Sheriff’s Office is committed to maintaining quality service. To talk with the Sheriff Bill Benedict personally, call 417-2262. To pass along a formal recognition to a department member or to file a complaint about the performance of a department member or the department, call 417-2262. To discuss a community relations suggestion, problem or issue, call 417-2262. Support services are organized into the following sections: Administrative services • Payroll • Personnel functions • Secretarial services • Budgeting • Fiscal management and accounting Criminal services • Criminal records • Evidence management • Sequim office support • Forks office support • Animal control records Direct support Animal control • Animal code enforcement • Animal licensing Civil process • Civil paper processing • Permits, including the specialized forest products harvesting permit. • Public reception/licenses, including concealed pistol license. Community services • Traffic School • Domestic violence coordination • DUI Task Force • Project Lifesaver • Community Mobilization • Block Watch

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has evolved directly from several constituent communities of the S’Klallam Tribe. The S’Klallam Tribe (meaning “strong people”), a Salish cultural and linguistic group, is closely related to the Sooke, other tribes of British Columbia and to most of the tribes of the Puget Sound area. The S’Klallam Tribe was a clearly defined social and cultural unit, whose component villages along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Hood Canal were closely linked by intermarriage and other cooperative social ties. This tribe, first contacted in the late 1700s, was signatory to the Point No Point Treaty with the United States in 1855. Characterized as a “progressive” Indian community, Jamestown S’Klallam tribal citizens have sought new educational opportunities and aggressively integrated into the non-Indian community and its economy. The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe presently has about 602 enrolled tribal citizens.

The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is governed by a fivemember Tribal Council elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. The tribal constitution was adopted in 1975 and tribal governmental programs receive overall direction from the Tribal Council through the chief executive officer. Tribal Council members are W. Ron Allen, chairman; Liz Mueller, vice chairman; Heather Johnson-Jock, secretary; Theresa R. Lehman,


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2012 - 2013 Who’s Who treasurer; and Kurt Grinnell, member. The tribe, now the second largest employer in Clallam County, has worked hard to set up stable, professional operational structures for the council and staff, which have created many programs, services and activities to assist tribal citizens, and continues to build an economic base for the future. The tribe’s business arm is the Jamestown S’Klallam Economic Development Authority. Tribal-operated businesses under its auspices are Jamestown Excavating, Jamestown Information Technology, Carlsborg Mini Storage and JKT Construction. Other tribal enterprises are 7 Cedars Casino, Jamestown Family Health Clinic, Jamestown Family Dental Clinic, Jamestown Fireworks, Northwest Native Expressions Art Gallery, The Cedars at Dungeness golf course and the Longhouse Market & Deli. The tribe is a partner in the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, and partners with dozens of local, state,

regional and federal agencies to improve the community’s natural resources and civic services. Recent examples include restoration of an estuarine channel in the lower Dungeness River and building the Blyn Fire Station. In 1981, the tribe began operations with a full-time staff of two individuals and only two grant-funded programs. The tribal staff now consists of 176 individuals. In 1988, the tribe was one of the first in the country to test the national Self-Governance Demonstration Project. That project now is the norm for more than 300 tribes. It allows tribes more autonomy and control over Bureau of Indian Affairs funding. The project has resulted in the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe being able to provide more tribal-  and community-specific programs, services and activities that better meet the needs of the citizens and helps to maintain the government-to-government relationship between the sovereign tribe and the U.S. government.

The public is welcome to take a self-guided tour of our tribal campus in Blyn. Self-guided tour maps are available in the kiosk in the Scenic Pullout on U.S. Highway 101 in Blyn or in the tribal reception area in the Administration Building.

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Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Council is from left: Heather Johnson-Jock, secretary; Kurt Grinnell, council member; W. Ron Allen, chairman; Liz Mueller, vice chairman; and Theresa R. Lehman, treasurer.

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North Olympic Library System NOLS Director: Paula Barnes Port Angeles Library Interim Manager: Margaret Jakubcin Sequim Library Manager: Lauren Dahlgren The North Olympic Library System serves all of Clallam County with four libraries on the North Olympic Peninsula. More than 40,000 people (56 percent of the population) use the Sequim, Port Angeles, Clallam Bay and Forks branches.The main library is centrally located in Port Angeles. Open to all, each NOLS library is at the heart of its community. Thousands of people per year attend community programs and gatherings in the free meeting rooms. And the library itself sponsors dozens of events, including story times for young children and the popular summer reading program, with activities and prize drawings to help strengthen reading skills and inspire children with a love of books and reading. At the library you also can use public computers or connect your own devices to the free wireless network, get help with reference questions and research, and get homework assistance for your children or grandchildren. You can find thousands of magazine and newspaper articles and other information online 24/7 at the library’s website: www.nols.org, from health information to full-text magazine articles to local history to automotive schematics. All you need is a library card. NOLS extends library services beyond its brick and mortar

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2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles, WA 98362 417-8500 - Check-out /return • 417-8501 - Reference Information 417-8502 - Children’s Services • 417-8503 - Outreach to Homebound Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday: Noon-8 p.m.

SEQUIM LIBRARY

630 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98382 • 683-1161 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: Noon-8 p.m. facilities through the Outreach program, in which trained volunteers deliver books and other library materials to people whose age or disability prevent them from traveling to the library. The public library is your place to learn, create and connect. For more information, visit www.nols.org.

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Clallam Economic Development Council As Clallam County’s economic development organization, we can connect businesses and organizations with the following resources:

FUNDING: • Local and regional banks • Washington State Department of Commerce • USDA Rural Development • Rural Washington Load Fund (Department of Commerce) • CERB grants and loans for public infrastructure Rotmark projects that support job creation • SBA loan programs

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE: • Washington State Department of Commerce • SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs on the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource

CLALLAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL 905 W. Ninth St., Suite 139 P.O. Box 1085 Port Angeles, WA 98362-0204 360-457-7793 Website: www.clallam.org

partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. • SBDC (Small Business Development Center) • Entrepreneur Institute (Peninsula College) • Peninsula College Workforce Training • Business Development Center at the Lincoln Center • Impact Washington (manufacturing consultants)

PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE IN: • Starting a new business • Developing a business plan • Seeking funding resources • Finding community demographics

• Seeking market demographics or difficult-to-locate demographics • Connecting with other networks in your industry • Resourcing training solutions • Funding for job training • Seeking tax credits • Researching commercial properties The Clallam Economic Development Council has been working for and with the area’s businesses since 1984. Our many members, local financial partners and the state of Washington recognize the Clallam EDC as Clallam County’s local economic development organization. The EDC’s region stretches from Neah Bay to Blyn. Our primary customers are the businesses large and small of the entire county.

STAFF:

Linda Rotmark, Executive Director Teri Martin, Director of Finance & Operations Through Dec. 31, 2012, officers are Randy Johnson, President Charlie Brandt, 1st Vice President Rod Fleck, 2nd Vice President Doug Sellon, Treasurer John Calhoun, Past President

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Left to right: Dan Fuller, Debbie Brown, Roberta Melsheimer, Leah Tuttle and Al Tuttle

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Clallam Transit In the first complete year of operation (1981), Clallam Transit System ridership averaged 24,810 riders per month. Monthly average ridership in 2010 was 84,789. In 2011 the monthly average ridership was 70,957. According to the American Public Transportation Association, a person can save an average of $840 per month based on the gas price of $3.70 as reported by AAA. That’s more than $10,074 annually. The savings are more than the average household pays for food in a year.

“Using public transit is the quickest way to save money and beat the high price of gasoline,” said Clallam Transit System General Manager Terry Weed. “In these tough economic times, a record number of people are saying, ‘My other car is the bus and it helps me balance my budget.’” The personal benefits of using public transportation are opportunity, choice, access and freedom. These elements enable people to accomplish what is important to them, making communities stronger and more vibrant for riders and non-riders alike. • Opportunity. Public transportation creates a wealth of new opportunities for individuals and communities. • Choice. Every day transit allows people from every walk of life to make decisions that improve the quality of their lives, such as shortening commute times to spend more time with families, doing their part to improve air quality and avoiding dangerous driving situations. • Access. Public transportation makes it

Annual Operation Budget 2012: $7.5 million Capital Budget 2012: $4.5 million Employees: 92 Revenue Vehicles: 50 Routes: 13 • Van Pools: 25 possible for people to access work, school, medical appointments and other everyday activities. It fosters communities where people can drive less and walk more, provides greater access to events and meets the needs of citizens, particularly those who do not drive. • Freedom. Public transportation provides people with freedom to live their lives, pursue opportunities, make choices and enjoy greater access and mobility. It helps create strong neighborhoods, an environment that is clean and a prosperous economy.

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City of Sequim

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KEN HAYS, Mayor 683-2037 • 2012-2015 LAURA DUBOIS 477-4884 • 2012-2015 ERIK ERICHSEN 683-3875 • 2012-2015 DON HALL 681-4383 • 2010-2013 TED MILLER, Mayor pro tem 417-9236 • 2010-2013 CANDACE PRATT 582-0114 • 2012-2015

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The City of Sequim utilizes the council/ manager form of government. The city manager is hired by the city council. The council is comprised of seven elected members. The council elects a mayor and a mayor pro tem from the council. The city council positions are considered part time. Many council members have fulltime careers in addition to their duties on the city council. The council positions are nonpartisan and represent the community at large, not designated districts. The city council is the legislative branch of city government. The council approves ordinances and resolutions expressing the policy directives of the council and adopts

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the annual budget. City council meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Study sessions, if necessary, are at 5 p.m. prior to a council meeting at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St. The city council has established boards, commissions and committees to provide reports and recommendations to the council concerning various issues.

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Hello, Your Sequim Grocery Outlet opened on August 11, 2011. We are proud to be a local, family-owned business, serving the community of Sequim. We live here and love to save you money. When you shop Grocery Outlet you will find name brands, including organic items, at 40% to 70% savings off conventional grocery stores. Our store is clean, friendly and everyone here is anxious to give you the best customer service in Sequim. Please say hello when you do come in.

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Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce SEQUIM-DUNGENESS VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1192 E. Washington St., Sequim 360-683-6197 E-mail: info@sequimchamber.com Web site: www.sequimchamber.com

Rookard The mission of the SequimDungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce is to advance and promote business by providing a forum to address issues and to unite and support our membership and community through programs, events and service. The chamber operates a Visitor Information Center, which is open seven days a week, all year long, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Last year, the center served more than 32,000 visitors. In addition, center staff responds to several hundred calls and letters per week requesting information on tourism, relocation and business opportunities in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. Chamber officers in 2012 are Christy Rookard, president; Bill Littlejohn, past president; Phil Castell, vice president; Joe Borden, vice president, and Scott Clausen, secretary/treasurer. Board members through December are Linda Barnfather, Joe Borden, Phil Castell, Scott Clausen, Ron Farquhar, Lizbeth Harper, Deon Kapetan, Bill Littlejohn, Vickie Oen, Liz Parks, Steve Perry, Christy Rookard, Theresa Rubens, Michael Sorrentino and

Bill Thomas. The chamber’s executive director is Shelli Robb-Kahler and Jeri Smith is the office administrator with Lynn Elliott as the administrative assistant. What are the benefits of membership? At 460 members strong and growing, the chamber is an advocate for different sizes and types of local businesses and is the only full-time business organization representing Sequim. Membership in the chamber is economically profitable because as the economy of the area prospers, individual businesses also prosper. Chamber members’ bro-

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chures may be displayed in the Visitor Information Center and their information can be added or linked to the chamber website. Members also are given the opportunity to advertise in the monthly paper newsletter and e-newsletter, which is sent to all chamber members, nearby chambers of commerce, prospective members and interested parties. Several committees exist within the chamber to promote business development, city beautification and community enhancement. With membership comes the opportunity to become involved in these worthwhile projects that bind

Shelli Robb-Kahler, executive director and Jeri Snith, office administrator.

Clausen

Robb-Kahler

Christy Rookard President Phil Castell Vice president Membership Development Joe Borden Vice president – Finance Scott Clausen Secretary/Treasurer Shelli Robb-Kahler Executive Director the community and promote friendship and goodwill. Membership luncheons are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 11:45 a.m. After-Hours gatherings provide an opportunity to network with other business people within the community. They are on the third Tuesday of each month from 5-7 p.m. at a local business. Call 683-6197 for the locations of both events. The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce has a mission to actively promote, educate and support the business community, to maximize a healthy economy and provide community leadership.

CITY MANAGER: STEVEN BURKETT

The city manager is the administrative head of the government of Sequim. The city manager has oversight and management responsibility for the daily workings and activities of the entire city staff in carrying out the directives/policies of the council. The city manager also is the person to contact if a citizen has a complaint about some operation of the various departments of the city. This can be a utility complaint, a street complaint, a police

complaint or anything else pertaining to a city operation. Responsibilities of the city manager include: Preparing the annual budget, participating in city council discussions, approving expenditures, organizing staff, hiring and firing of employees and ensuring that all federal and state laws are complied with regarding health, safety, water and sewer issues, zoning and land-use laws. The city manager can be reached at 681-3440 or by using the citizen input form at www.ci.sequim.wa.us/clerk/citizeninput/index.cfm.


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Olympic Medical Center

A unique partnership increases access to health care

Eric Lewis Chief Executive Officer Olympic Medical Center Eric Lewis, the chief executive officer at Olympic Medical Center (OMC), has a vision – ensure quality care is available close to home for families on the North Olympic Peninsula. Considering that some specialty services are only available at urban medical centers, it is a challenge to fulfill that vision. Lewis knows that some families find it necessary to travel three hours by car and ferry for some of their medical care. In 2011, Lewis reached out to Swedish Medical Center to help OMC make specialty services more accessible for families in Clallam County. With the support of Marcel Loh, chief executive of Swedish Suburban Hospitals & Affiliates, OMC became a charter member of the Swedish Health Network,

Rebecca Corley, M.D. Chief Physician Officer Olympic Medical Physicians

R. Jeffrey Westcott, M.D. Medical Director, Swedish Cardiac Cath Lab Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute

which Jefferson Healthcare and Forks Community Hospital also joined. Today these network hospitals have access to leading-edge technologies and services that would otherwise be unavailable locally. “OMC’s affiliation with Swedish will make a measurable impact on families’ health-care costs,” says Rhonda Curry, assistant administrator for strategic development at OMC. “By bringing Swedish specialists to Sequim, patients do not have to travel to Seattle for consults. This equates to dollars not spent on gas, ferries and parking – a real benefit to families in our community.” Swedish has hired a sleep medicine specialist and a neurologist to work full time in Sequim at the Olympic Medical Physicians Specialty Clinic. A second neurologist begins at OMC in November. Cardiologists from the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute also see patients at the Sequim clinic, alongside Olympic Medical Phy-

sicians cardiologists. “Many rural medical centers don’t have the resources to support a full contingent of specialists,” says R. Jeffrey Westcott, M.D., a Swedish cardiologist who also sees patients at OMC. “Although some patients may need to come to Swedish for highly sophisticated treatments, this partnership has helped increase access to cardiology care on the peninsula.” In 2013, OMC will launch Epic, an electronic medical records system, making it possible for physicians at both locations to instantly share medical information when caring for OMC patients. “Having Epic as a shared electronic medical record will further improve health care in our community,” says Dr. Rebecca Corley, chief physician officer, Olympic Medical Physicians. “This will greatly enhance the opportunities to provide safe, quality care, as well as a satisfying experience for our patients,

Marcel Loh Chief Executive Swedish Suburban Hospitals & Affiliates medical staff and other clinicians.” The Swedish Health Network helps OMC patients receive needed health care close to home. It also helps OMC effectively manage its resources. “Implementing telemedicine, bringing specialists to the community and sharing patient education tools and group purchasing arrangements supports OMC’s commitment to high-value care,” says Kim Nicholson, Swedish vice president of service lines. “An added benefit is the personal relationships that have developed among our physicians and staff. We learn from each other and implement best practices on the peninsula and in Seattle, leading to continuous improvements in both organizations.”


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Clallam County PUD DOUG NASS General Manager

HUGH HAFFNER Commissioner

WILL PURSER Commissioner

TED SIMPSON Commissioner Clallam County Public Utility District #1 is directed by a three-member board of commissioners elected by the citizens of the county. The PUD offers electric, water, wastewater and wholesale broadband utility services in Clallam County. Every day the PUD commissioners and staff are working hard, either behind the scenes or in the field, to provide our customers with affordable and efficient services.

Nass

Haffner

In addition to the daily operation, the PUD offers energy rebate programs, educational opportunities and utility payment assistance. Weather and other events can cause problems that do not conform to regular working hours and the PUD staff and vehicles will be on the scene to restore service as quickly and safely as possible. The PUD commissioners and staff represent not only your PUD, but also are PUD customers and your neighbors. As such, they are in a unique position to appreciate the role that public utilities hold in our communities. The mission of the PUD is: To provide reli-

Purser

Simpson

able, efficient, safe and low-cost utility services in a financially and environmentally responsible manner. The PUD Commission holds public meetings most Mondays at 1:30 p.m. at the Port Angeles office, 2431 East Highway 101. Call 360-565-3231 or 800-542-7859, or visit www. clallampud.net, for more information.

City of Sequim Planning Commission The Planning Commission for the City of Sequim consists of seven members appointed by the city council for 4-year terms. Planning commissioners meet the first Tuesday of each month. Members must reside within the Clallam County boundaries of the Sequim School District. At least four members, at one time, must be city residents. Planning Commission meetings are at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The meetings are held in the city council chambers and are open to the public. The Planning Commission is charged with maintaining the Comprehensive Plan and advising the city council on amendments to the plan. The commission also reviews and approves certain development applications such as subdivisions and use permits or advises the city council on development applications that require council approval.

PLANNING COMMISSION: TIM ARNDT 683-7986 ppao360@msn.com Term Expires January 2016

OLAF PROTZE 775-1629 or 683-7350 info@redcaboosegetaway.com Term Expires – January 2013

SITA THOMPSON 681-8142 sitathompson@hotmail.com Term Expires – January 2013

BARBARA SANFORD 683-6520 sunreacher@aol.com Term Expires – January 2013

JON WENDT 681-0137 wendtsequim@q.com Term Expires – January 2014

TERRY PETERSON Tpsplace77@yahoo.com Term Expires January 2015

BILL STERHAN 805-795-2729 wjsterhan@gmail.com Term Expires – January 2015


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Dr. Richard E. Davies, DDS PS FAMILY DENTISTRY

Left to Right: Wendy, Dr. Richard “Bud” Davies, Pam, Kendra, Ruminta, Bridget, Mary

• SINGLE VISIT Computer-designed Crowns • Cosmetic Dentistry • Teeth Cleaning • Dentures • General Dentistry • Snoring and CPAP Intolerance

321 N. Sequim Ave. #C, Sequim | Phone: 360-683-4850 | www.sequimsmiles.com

Shelli Robb-Kahler and Jeri Smith

Serving Sequim and the Dungeness Valley Since 1930

1192 E. Washington St. Sequim • www.sequimchamber.com • info@sequimchamber.com Visitor Center & Chamber Office | Phone: 360-683-6197 | Toll-Free: 1-800-737-8462

Scott John Raszler, M.A., CCC-A, a Certified Clinical Audiologist and a licensed hearing aid dispenser, opened The Hearing Advantage in 1990 to provide the finest quality hearing aids and services to the Olympic Peninsula. The Hearing Advantage specializes in the newest technology in hearing aids, including new digital instruments. The Hearing Advantage provides complete hearing evaluations, hearing aid sales, repairs, batteries and accessories. If anyone has a hearing problem, call The Hearing Advantage for the best in professional hearing healthcare. Scott John Raszler, M.A., CCC-A

5th Avenue Professional Plaza • 568 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim • Phone: 360-683-5389


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Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center (SARC)

Sorensen

Macaulay

Goodman

Griffith

Richardson

McDonald

The Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center, at 610 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim, offers patrons of all ages the complete fitness experience. Included within the facility is a regulation length 25-yard, six-lane pool, a 1-meter diving board, a rope swing and a 17-foot high water slide. SARC’s 90-degree shallow pool is an ideal environment for introducing children to the joys of swimming and provides a space for seniors to stretch and perform therapeutic exercises. A relaxing hydrotherapy pool also is available for ages 16 and up, as are a dry sauna and a steam sauna. Adult time in the natatorium is 10 a.m.-noon MondayFriday. SARC takes prides in its many exercise classes including its popular Zumba fitness class and its aqua Zumba class (two unique land- and water-based Latin dance aerobic classes). Also available is the intense circuit training course offered from one of SARC’s certified exercise instructors. Three yoga classes also are offered along with the highly recommended CoreMore class that utilizes elements of yoga and Pilates to help strengthen the core of your body. For the elite athlete, SARC offers two circuit classes, one every weekday. Drops-ins always are welcome. Something SARC’s staff is excited about are the new Life Fitness treadmills and ellipticals equipped with HD television screens and iPod/MP3 capability. Users

can choose to watch their favorite movies or programs through nearly 100 different channels while they work out. These new machines also allow users to create custom workouts using a free website, www. Virtualtrainer.LifeFitness.com, and download these workouts onto any USB device. For those looking to body build or just tone up, SARC’s 5,100-square-foot weight room featuring state-of-the-art fitness equipment from Paramount, Tuff Stuff and the Precor is the ideal workout environment. In addition, a circuit training room complete with 10 Paramount Fitness performance stations for a 30-minute overall body workout is ready for use. Orientations are available and preregistration is recommended. The center also has two racquetball courts and a gym for basketball, volleyball and aerobics. SARC now offers a 20-percent military discount on all passes to active duty military personnel. Hours of operations are 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday. (Pool area closes at 8:30 p.m.); 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. (Pool area closes at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.) Call 683-3344 ext. 16 for more information. Taylor McDonald is the center’s director. SARC board members are Susan Sorensen, chairman; Robert Macaulay, vice chairman; Gil Goodman, Melinda Griffith and Jan Richardson.


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Sequim School District SEQUIM SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS Kelly Shea Superintendent

Sarah Bedinger President

ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 503 N. Sequim Ave., 582-3260 Sequim School District No. 323 www.sequimk12.wa.us

Virginia O’Neil Vice President

John Bridge

SEQUIM MIDDLE SCHOOL 301 Hendrickson Road, 582-3500 Principal Brian Jones

COMMUNITY SCHOOL

• Kelly Shea, Superintendent, 582-3260 • Vince Riccobene, Director of Instruction Assessment & Curriculum, 582-3260 • Patra Boots, Director of Technology & Vocational Programs, 582-3260

SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL

Olympic Peninsula Academy, 220 W. Alder St. Principal Randy Hill

GREYWOLF ELEMENTARY 171 Carlsborg Road, 582-3300 Principal Donna Hudson

HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY

601 N. Sequim Ave., 582-3600 Principal Shawn Langston

350 W. Fir St., 582-3200 Principal Russ Lodge

Your HometownDoes Newspaper Nobody it Better!

Bev Horan

Walt Johnson

“A great community builds great schools” About 350 full- or part-time certified and classified staff members serve the district’s student population of 2,800 in grades K-12. The staff has very little turnover, with few positions open each year. Sequim schools have an excellent reputation for high academic standards, excellent discipline and strong activity programs. Standardized test scores remain consistent, graduates do very well in college and vocational schools, music programs produce state level participants and athletic teams compete consistently well in all sports.

Your Hometown Newspaper

Voted #1 in Washington State by the Washington Newspaper Publisher Association 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010

Sound Publishing, Inc. | 147 West Washington (PO Box) | Sequim, Washington | Phone: 360-683-3311 Debi Lahmeyer General Manager

Michael Dashiell Editor

Mary Field Design/Production

Marcus Oden Homes-Land

Harmony Liebert Advertising Rep.

John Huston Advertising Rep.

Julie Speelman Classified Sales

Robert Morris Circulation

Pat Coate Jay Cline Special Sections Editor Design/Production

Naomi Blodgett Classified Sales

Mark Couhig Reporter

Cathy Clark Design/Production

Holly Erickson Ad Coordinator

Denise Westmoreland Creative Manager

Amanda Winters Reporter

Matthew Nash Reporter

Joan Worley Copy Editor

Sound Publishing, Inc. | 147 West Washington (PO Box 1750) | Sequim, Washington | Phone: 360-683-3311


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Port Angeles City Council The City of Port Angeles utilizes the manager/council form of government with a city manager hired by the city council. The seven-member city council is elected at large and councilmen serve four-year terms with a limit of three consecutive terms. The city council elects a mayor and deputy mayor from the council to serve two-year terms. The council meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the city council chambers of City Hall. Public hearings are scheduled to commence at 7 p.m. The city manager operates as the chief executive officer of the city and is responsible to the city council for the administration of municipal functions. With direction and policy guidance from the city council, the city manager directs the various work programs of city departments to meet the needs, services and priorities of the community. The city manager’s major responsibilities involve budget preparation and submittal to the city council, supervision and support of department managers, review and analysis of operational issues impacting services, and management coordination of a team approach toward resolving community problems and community with the public. Current members of the Port Angeles City Council are Mayor Cherie Kidd, Deputy Mayor Brad Collins, Sissi P. Bruch, Dan Di Guilio, Patrick Downie, Cherie Kid, Max Mania and Brooke Nelson. Other officials are Dan McKeen, city manager; William Bloor, city attorney; and Janessa Hurd, city clerk.

From left are council members Max Mania, Sissi P. Bruch, Brooke Nelson, Mayor Cherie Kidd, Patrick Downie, Deputy Mayor Brad Collins and Dan Di Guilio.

Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce Port Angeles: The Authentic Northwest The Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization representing the community of Port Angeles and the surrounding area. The mission of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce is to be the voice of business for our region and to serve its members focused on business development, tourism and economic vitality. The Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization on the Olympic Peninsula and has a membership of around 500. The chamber also is dedicated to raising the awareness of the Port Angeles area through tourism with the marketing message of Port Angeles: The Authentic Northwest. To service guests when they visit, the chamber operates the Visitor Center which is on the waterfront next to the ferry

Brian Kuh President

Ed Bedford Vice President

dock in downtown Port Angeles. The address is 121 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles, WA 98362. The executive director of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce is Russ Veenema, who can be reached via e-mail russ@portangeles.org or by calling 452-2363, ext. 13. Chamber officers are Brian Kuh, president; Ed Bedford, vice president; Jim Wahlsten, treasurer; and Jim Hallett, past president. Other board members are Alan Barnard, George Bergner, Kathy Charlton, Howard Fisher, Noelle Fuller, Julie Hatch, Craig Johnson, Jim Jones, Che-

Jim Wahlsten Treasurer

Russ Veenema Executive Director

rie Kidd, Todd Ortloff, Edna Peterson, Dick Pilling, Jeff Robb, Shenna Staling, Sharon Stevenson, Todd Suess, Cynthia Warne and Nathan West. For membership information, contact any of the chamber staff 452-2364 or visit the chamber website www.portangeles.org and view the membership application and membership benefits on line. Russ Veenema Executive Director Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce 360-452-2363 ext. 13 or 360-477-9036


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Port or Port Angeles

The Port of Port Angeles is a municipal corporation created in 1922 by the voters of Clallam County. The Port of Port Angeles is both a public steward and a profitable self-sustaining enterprise providing services to the citizens of Clallam County. The port’s mission is to be the primary leader in economic development in Clallam County by marketing and developing properties and facilities for the long-term benefit of our stakeholders while fulfilling the Port’s environmental stewardship role. The Port of Port Angeles owns seven marine terminals, four of which are deep-water terminals. These

Jeffery Robb Executive Director

Full Spectrum Landscape Company

360 461.6262 ~ 360 461.6261 www.fullspectrumlandscape.com

and scape Co.

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specializes in all aspects of water features including design, construction, remodeling, cleaning, and maintenance. Nick Rampp’s stunning architectural~landscape designs enable you to preview the beauty of your water feature while Brian Burke’s technical expertise guarantees its longevity, efficiency, and case of maintenance. Together they ensure your water feature provides the focal point, relaxing sanctuary, soothing sounds or attraction for wildlife that you dreamed of. Most importantly, Full Spectrum Landscape’s countless installations and dedication to customer service enables them to provide you numerous references from highly satisfied customers throughout the peninsula. So whether you want to bring the natural beauty of a mountain stream tumbling over boulders and moss-covered cedars into your landscape or the serene beauty of a mirror-pond lined with lilies trust Full Spectrum Landscape to deliver unparalleled quality, value, and artistry.

Front Row: Dawn Gibson, Quincy Byrne, Brian Burke, Nick Rampp, and Adeline DeBello


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➤ PORT OF PORT ANGELES COMMISSIONERS

Paul L. McHugh District 1

James P. Hallett District 2

John Calhoun District 3

marine terminals have the ability to accommodate a wide variety of vessels from barges to cruise ships to supertankers. The port also owns the Port Angeles Boat Haven, the Port Angeles Boat Yard and the John Wayne Marina. The renovated Boat Haven has moorage for more than 520 pleasure and commercial boats. Adjacent to the Boat Haven, the port operates a public boat yard for maintenance and repair of small vessels. Call 4524444. The beautifully designed John Wayne Marina provides 300 permanent moorage slips and 22 transient slips. Call 417-3440. The port operates two boat launches; one at the Boat Haven and one at the John Wayne Marina. The Port of Port Angeles also owns and operates William R. Fairchild International Airport, 1402 Airport Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363. The airport manager can be reached at 417-3456.

William R. Fairchild International Airport is a full-service commercial airport located on the southwest side of the city of Port Angeles. Carriers • Kenmore Air Express: 866-435-9524 or 452-6371 Schedule information: www.kenmore air.com • Rite Brothers Aviation. Charters. www. ritebros.com Rental Cars • Budget Rent-A-Car: 800-214-6094 or 4524774 Parking at the airport • All parking spaces allow for long-term parking with the exception of the twohour parking at the front of the terminal building. Since acquiring ownership of William R. Fairchild International Airport in 1951, the Port of Port Angeles has made continuous improvement a top priority.

Today the airport provides passenger and cargo transportation, emergency services, disaster response, recreational activities and jobs. Fairchild Airport encompasses more than 800 acres of property, with 690 in aeronautical use. The runway is operated with an instrument landing system and can handle aircraft up to Boeing 737s. The runway also has the capacity for aircraft up to 115,000 pounds and is equipped with an instrument landing system, visual approach slope indicator, eight runway-end identifier lights, medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator, runway and taxiway lighting and signage. Jeffery Robb is the port’s executive director. Contact him at 360-457-1138 or by e-mail at jeffr@portofpa.com. Port of Port Angeles commissioners are Paul L. McHugh, District 1; James P. Hallett, District 2; and John Calhoun, District 3.


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BUS TO SEATTLE

EMPLOYEES INCLUDE

Daily scheduled bus service between Sequim, Port Townsend, Port Angeles, Seattle, SeaTac Airport, Seattle hospitals, Greyhound, Amtrak, Edmonds, and Kingston. Comfortable new buses, and wheelchair accessible. 360-417-0700 1-800-457-4492 www.dungenesline.us

Heckman ☞ JackColleen Lee

Bruce Thaning Ed Crumley Frank Drake Harris Hindin Jay Mayes Pam Hooper Tor Kopseng Wayne Adams John Alger Willie Nelson Leslie Rosaschi Mike Clayton Jessica Lee Judy O’Rourke Nora Burgett John Rosaschi Dylan Brewer

Questions about your upcoming project Our members have answers!

When building, buying or remodeling look to the North Peninsula Building Association Membership Directory for all of your needs. Rest assured when you see the NPBA logo you have hired the best of the best. npba 2012 membership DireCtorY D ireC Ctor torY

For a copy of the NPBA and Built Green Clallam membership directories, visit NPBA Info or call 360-452-8160.

a handy reference guide to contractors and other valuable building services.

puLL out anD saVe sa e DireCtorY saV Dire ireCtorY For aLL oF Your buiLDinG neeDs! Do business with a member! 13

A new Red Carpet has been rolled out!

Got slimed at Olympic Game Farm? Get shined at Red Carpet Car Wash!

Java Jungle

Doggie Wash

RV Wash

Ronn and Kent, the new owners of Red Carpet Car Wash, invite you to come in and experience the red carpet treatment for yourself. They are both Port Angeles and Sequim "local boys" who have returned to their roots. Both are glad to be back home. Red Carpet Car Wash offers a full-service car wash with the latest state-of-the-art green technology, reclaiming 93% of our water. There is also an RV/boat self-serve bay, two doggie washes, an excellent espresso stand serving Caffe Umbria and locallyroasted Rainshadow Coffee. Other exciting additions are in the works. If that is not enough, there are eleven smiling faces ready and willing to make your experience a pleasant one. Come in and give us a try...we think you will like the new red carpet treatment at Red Carpet Car Wash. Our Mission Statement: "To give the best car wash on the Olympic Peninsula in a warm, friendly and sincere manner."

On Highway 101, Sequim • Next to Big 5 | 360-582-0400 | Open every day! 9 am to 6 pm


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Port Angeles Community and Economic Development Nathan West is the City of Port Angeles’ director of the Community and Economic Development Department. West manages the Building Division, Cultural Resources Division, Economic Development Division and Planning Division for the city. Each division has a diverse set of responsibilities as summarized below: • The Planning Division is responsible for reviewing planning applications and for providing land use code information. The city’s Comprehensive Plan, which determines policy and regulations governing land use and construction developments, is overseen by Planning. • The Building Division is responsible for reviewing building permit applications for building inspections during the various stages of construction projects. This division also documents permit approvals, as required by law, which allows for future review when development actions are undertaken or questions of code nonconformance arise. Code Compliance and Nuisance Abatement are provided regarding overgrown lots, junk vehicles, dilapidated structures, excessive trash and violations of development ordinances such as signs, parking and land use. • The Economic Development Division focuses an appropri-

ate level of city attention toward business and industry retention and expansion activities. Serving as a liaison between the city and community, Economic Development helps promote and enhance business investment and employment opportunities by leveraging city resources and services that can influence business and industrial development opportunities. This also is West accomplished through collaborations with state and federal resources, the Clallam Economic Development Council, Port of Port Angeles, Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, Peninsula College and other economic development partners. • The Cultural Resources Division ensures adequate protection of cultural resources. Support staff consists of the city archaeologist, who is funded by the state for a 5-year period. This division will provide analysis and mapping of archaeological resources on the Port Angeles waterfront to assist in the promotion of predictable developments. The Community and Economic Development Department is located in Port Angeles City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St., and is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For information, call the department at 417-4751.

Carol Gray, Greg Ennes, Richelle Wright, Heidi Ennes, Broker, Linda Ennes, Jody Voreis, Vicki Ely

The #1 Choice for Sequim Property Management since 1986

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks and appreciation to our owners whose support has allowed us to thrive on the Peninsula for over 25 years! Thank you to all of our wonderful tenants, past & present who have called a Landmark rental “home”. A special, hearfelt thank you to Linda Ennes for her continued dedication to Landmark’s success, even in retirement! . . . and finally thank you Sequim Gazette for giving us this forum! Open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm • 609 W. Washington St., Ste. #4 Office located at Sequim Village Center (nr JC Penney)

Phone: 360-683-3338 • Toll Free: 866-937-5676 www.landmarkpm.com • info@landmarkpm.com

Community owned and operated. Join your neighbors. SARC has a wide variety of offerings including Racquetball, Swim Lessons, Zumba, Circuit Training, Saunas . . . and so much more!

www.sarcfitness.com 610 North Fifth Ave. Sequim

(360) 683-3344


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Port Angeles School District Port Angeles School District Human Resources 216 E. Fourth St. Port Angeles, WA 98362-3023 360-457-8575 Pryne

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Patti Happe, President Lonnie Linn, Vice President Steve Baxter, Cindy Kelly, Sarah Methner Superintendent: Dr. Jane Pryne School District No. 121, Central Services Building, 216 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, WA 98362-3023 • 360-457-8575

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS There are five elementary schools in the Port Angeles School District. Dry Creek School, 25 Rife Ave., 457-5050 Franklin School, 2505 S. Washington St., 457-1343 Hamilton School, 1822 W. Seventh St., 452-6818 Jefferson School, 218 E. 12th St., 457-4231 Roosevelt School, 106 Monroe Road, 4528973 The elementary schools range in size from 250-400 students. Each school provides a strong basic education, with special

Happe President

Linn Vice-President

Baxter

programs in a variety of remediation and enrichment areas.

MIDDLE SCHOOL Port Angeles has one middle school, serving approximately 600 students in seventh and eighth grades, Stevens Middle School, 1139 W. 14th St., 452-5590

HIGH SCHOOLS Port Angeles High School, 304 E. Park Ave, 360-452-7602 Port Angeles High School is an accredited, comprehensive high school that serves more than 1,400 students in grades 9-12. Lincoln High School, 924 W. Ninth St., 452-9502 Lincoln High School is an alternative high school where students are given the opportunity, understanding and encouragement they need to receive a quality education in a safe, healthy environment. Students must meet the same performance standards and academic credit requirements as Port Ange-

Kelly

Methner

les High School students to graduate.

NORTH OLYMPIC PENINSULA SKILLS CENTER, 905 W. Ninth St., 360565-1533 NOPSC offers cost-effective, quality job training in programs that would be too expensive to offer at the high school. It provides an opportunity for students between the ages of 16-21 to receive career training as part of their public education with no cost to the student. Students receive competency-based, individualized instruction. NOPSC offers many career areas to choose from: cosmetology, digital media technology, information technology, building trades, welding technology, automotive technology, collision repair, composites, culinary arts, natural resources and medical careers. All programs offer 1.5 high school credits upon completion and many classes offer tech-prep college credits for academic success.

Commercial • Industrial • Residential See us for Paving

Roads • Driveways • Parking Lots

The crew at Lakeside is ready to serve you!

• Custom Planning & Design for the homeowner • Performance Bonding upon request • Ask about our Workmanship Guarantee Lakeside is ready when you are – Call today for a free estimate!

Port Angeles: 452-7803 | Port Townsend: 385-4914


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Peninsula College

Dr. Luke Robins President

Mike Glenn Trustee

Dwayne Johnson Trustee

Mike Maxwell Trustee

Julie McCulloch Trustee

For more than half a century Peninsula College has served the residents of the Olympic Peninsula. Although much has changed in the last 50-plus years, one thing has remained constant — our dedication to teaching and learning, which is reflected in the wide variety of educational and cultural opportunities we offer. If you want to prepare for a job of the future, check out our Composite Technology and Green Building programs. As a member of the Air Washington consortium, we’re developing and delivering training for the Aerospace Industry focused on local and regional business needs. In Green Building, students are learning how to build container and mini-homes as well as energyefficient passive solar panels and an alternative energy test lab. For those seeking a degree, we offer a BAS in Applied Management as well as several transfer and professional technical degrees

Erik Rohrer Trustee

and certificates. You also can enroll in a number of Business and Community Education courses to enhance your professional skills or perfect a new hobby. If you’ve been out of school for a while and are thinking of returning, you may want to enroll in classes designed to upgrade your basic skills in reading, writing and math or prepare for the GED Test. We also offer classes in English as a Second Language. To find out more about our exciting offerings, visit us at our main campus in Port Angeles or at one of our extension sites in Forks and Port Townsend and discover Peninsula College for yourself. We also invite you to go to our website at www.pencol.edu, where you can check our schedule of classes and upcoming events; read about our 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Sandep Kandhwal from India; get a list of our diverse cultural events and much more. We look forward to your visits!

DISCOUNT CABINETS

of WASHINGTON, INC.

On-site Kitchen and Bath Design and Sales We sell America’s #1 & #2 rated ‘Green’ cabinets: Left to right: Steve Cunningham, Lexie Colman, Jere Colman, Owner/Pres.

• Omega (#1) • Fieldstone (#2) • Armstrong • HomeCrest • Waypoint • Founder’s Choice

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John Wayne Marina “Best Small Marina” SEA MAGAZINE

The John Wayne Marina is located on the western shore of Sequim Bay at Pitship Point on the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Sequim, WA. At present, our Marina provides 300 permanent moorage slips and 15 transient slips. Facilities available include water and electricity, fuel, Ron Amundson restrooms, sewage pumpout and garbage disposal and waste oil disposal. Tyler Kish On-site services include additional restrooms and showers, washers and dryers, public meeting room with kitchen facilities, a friendly yacht club, a wonderful restaurant • charter boat service. Other attractions at John Wayne Marina include picnic areas, a fishing float and public beach access. John Wayne Marina is a Port of Port Angeles Facility Phone: 360-417-3440 | www.portofpa.com

Left to Right: Susan Carey, Noel Carey, Karla Morgan, Lex Morgan, Steve Rutz, Russ Hapoff, Carl McIntyre. (not shown, Deborah Szabo)

Since 1981, building Sequim’s Landmarks, creating the most exceptional homes & commercial buildings in Sequim. GIVE US A CALL.... We’ll be happy to discuss your project, either residential or commercial. Visit us at www.cornerstonebuilders.com or www.facebook.com/cornerstonebuilders

261641 Hwy. 101 • Carlsborg, WA | 360-683-8477 | Email: homes@cornerstonebuilders.com

Cameron’s Cafe and Custom Catering We are personally involved with every detail from planning the menu to serving your guests! Jeff & Rhonda Cameron

www.cameronscafe.com • (360) 681-5060 • 921 E. Hammond St. • Sequim


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A family pharmacy with family values BY PATRICIA MORRISON COATE

Joe Cammack, owner of Jim’s Pharmacy.

Joe Cammack is one busy guy. In fewer than 10 minutes, he helps two customers order their prescriptions, has a discussion with a third and returns greetings to three more before sitting down and proclaiming, “We’re busy, alive and well at Jim’s Pharmacy!” It’s extra busy because it’s Customer Appreciation Day and folks are lined up outside for burgers and pink lemonade. “We have a lot of customers from clear back to when we opened, so we appreciate their loyalty — and who knows, maybe we’ll be here for another 30 years,” Cammack said. Joe’s parents, Jim and Barb Cammack, established the independent pharmacy in 1983 on Peabody Street before moving to its present home at the corner of Second and Vine streets in 1993. Joe followed in his father’s footsteps, earning his degree as a registered pharmacist from the University of Washington. “It was a good opportunity to move back to Port Angeles

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Your One-Stop Marketing Shop! Proud to be a member of the Sequim Chamber of Commerce since 1997 360-681-3183 • 160 E. Bell St. www.olympicmailing.com info@olympicmailing.com

Kathryn Pacelli

Owner, Master Clinical Aesthetician

• Facials with Hand, Arm, Shoulder and Foot Massage • Microdermabrasion/Dermaplaning • Relaxing Therapeutic Massages, Body Wraps and Treatments • Permanent Make-up • Waxing Services Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Teri Burnett • Botox, Juvéderm filler • Evenings by appointment Sat. 9-12, Tues.-Fri. 9-4 128 West Bell Street • Sequim 360-683-4363


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2012 - 2013 Who’s Who and a good place for my natural strengths in people skills and science,” Cammack said, of carrying on the family business. He took over ownership in 2002 after working with his parents for four years. Staff has expanded from two to 37 over the past three decades. There are four pharmacists and six pharmacy technicians to ensure dispensing prescriptions and answering customer questions is a smooth process, as well as a nurse specializing in diabetes care for consultations and other employees trained in durable medical equipment. Jim’s Pharmacy is unique as it’s one of only two compounding pharmacies on the Olympic Peninsula — the other is in Port Townsend. Compounding, part art

and part science, Cammack explained, is preparing medications not commercially available, either by active ingredient, strength or form, on an individualized basis. “We do a lot with pediatric and veterinary compounds, for example in strength, and in hormone replacement therapy with natural hormones. We can titrate the dosage more precisely and micro-fine-tune it to your particular needs,” Cammack said. Instead of HRT pills at a set dosage, he can compound a hormone cream that a woman can use to increase or decrease in small increments, based on her body’s response. Cammack can compound allergyfree medications and formulate multiple medications into a single one to make dos-

ing easier. “We consider ourselves to be a fullservice pharmacy with a full selection of durable medical equipment items and we’re proud

Jim’s Pharmacy

424 E. Second St., Port Angeles 452-4200 • www.jimsrx.com Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday Drive-thru hours are the same.

Providing Commercial, Industrial, and Residential Service Wiring on the North Olympic Peninsula since 1954. Left to right: Ken, Heidi and Ted Simpson

524 East First St. • Port Angeles | Phone: 360-452-9264

Proud Supporter of Economic Growth in Clallam County. 490 South Blake Avenue Sequim, WA 98382 360.681.2877 Phone www.blakeinc.net

Wendy, Matt, Judy, Justin, Nick, Jamie and Jack

“There is no project too small or too big for our experienced sales and design staff. Please stop by and see why our great customer service has kept this family-owned, local business around for almost 60 years.” – Jordan


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of that because it makes it convenient for patients, a one-stop shop.” From wraps for nearly every type of strain or sprain, to a wall of Jobst compression stockings for edema, to scooters for mobility, customers can turn to trained staff to help with their needs. The store also carries a large assortment of home health supplies such as walkers, items for incontinence care and diabetic supplies. The third part of this successful business is its gifts section because the Cammacks felt the store should be “a fun place to shop.” Two cases of hand-crafted chocolates tempt any sweet tooth and some of the candies are sugar-free. Specialty food items include raspberry salsa, pickled green beans and corn relish, not your usual pharmacy fare. Scarves, bags, knickknacks, candles and children’s books and games are just a few of the gifts available. A tradition of customer-focused service for nearly three decades has extended far outside the confines of the store. “The advantage of being a family owned pharmacy is that we have invested in the community. We care about people and that shows in our services such as home prescription delivery, making presentations to groups and our Charity of the Month,” Cammack said. “The difference between a family owned pharmacy and a chain is we live here, too, and we want our community to be successful.” Every year Jim’s Pharmacy puts together its Charity of the Month calendar, selecting a dozen organizations to receive a portion of its over-the-counter sales for the group’s designated month. Beneficiaries have included the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, the Port Angeles YMCA and Re-

lay for Life. “Often we’ll have a separate fundraiser as the store or in conjunction with the organization,” Cammack said. “We’re also longtime sponsors of the art show at the Juan de Fuca Festival, sand sculptures with Arts in Action and baseball and soccer teams.” For the past two years Jim’s Pharmacy has had its Free Vitamins for Kids Program through which children ages 2-12 may receive chewable multiple vitamins “because it’s the right thing to do for our community,” Cammack said. “It’s a lot of work but it feels good to be able to have a successful well-run business that’s able to give back to the community.” RESTAURANT

Furniture Home Furnishings

Business Directory

Lunch 11-3, Dinner 4-9, Wed.-Sun.

Waterfront dining at John Wayne Marina

Unique • One-of-a-Kind Pieces Contemporary • Gently Used Antiques • Estates BUY • SELL • CONSIGN

820 W. Washington Street, Sequim Phone: 360-683-5333 (just east of the Costco roundabout)

Fresh Seafood, Steaks, Pasta & More Cocktails, Wine & Beer

360-683-7510

www.docksidegrill-sequim.com

Sequim Travel And Cruises Sandra Little Owner Travel and Cruise Specialist 424 E. Cedar St. Sequim WA 98382 travel@sequimtravel.com (866) 683-2608 • (360) 683-2608 www.SequimTravel.com

SHOE REPAIR • Expert Shoe Repair Your “Aging in Place” Contractor Walk-In Tubs – Roll-In Showers Cabinets – Countertops Remodeling – VA Approved No. 2313 Authorized Dealer Locally Owned & Operated Est. 1979

(360) 582-1843 www.bydesigngroupinc.net 11 E Runnion Rd – Sequim, WA Lic #BYDESGI944MG

• Discounted Leather Shoes & Sandals • Sheepskin Slippers • Leather Handbags

Sequim

Shoe Repair (360) 683-8637

425 E. Washington St., Suite 5 • Sequim

(Across from McHugh Realtors)


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Customize your car, truck — and boat BY PATRICIA MORRISON COATE

Remember what you were driving in 1977? It probably was a pretty plain vehicle with an AM/FM radio, tinny factory speakers and crank windows. Mobile Music in Port Angeles, established that year, was where you could upgrade your audio system and still is today. Over the past 35 years, cars and trucks have become much more than a way to get you from here to there and Mobile Music has evolved over three decades to carve out a niche in the vehicle accessories industry, said store manager Randy Lawrence. Owners want their vehicles to reflect their personalities with add-ons such as booming woofers and specialty LED and highdensity lighting. Others want the convenience and safety of navigational systems, wireless phones, alarm systems, remote entry key locks and back-up sensors. In-car entertainment is a far cry

Store manager Randy Lawrence

Serving Clallam County with Compassion and Care

Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel

Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel & Cremation Center

Advanced Funeral & Cemetery Planning • A Variety of Options for Burials & Cremation Memorialization

Mt. Angeles Memorial Park

Sequim View Cemetery

45 S. Monroe Road Port Angeles (360) 452-6255

105 W. 4th Street • Port Angeles • (360) 542-9701

www.harper-ridgeviewfuneralchapel.com

1505 Sequim-Dungeness Way Sequim (360) 452-6255

Visit us ONLINE

108 W. Alder Street • Sequim • (360) 683-5242

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➤ from 1970s-era radios and tape decks with satellite radio, CD players and car video systems available. Mobile Music’s technician can install them all. “Speaker systems are our bread and butter, and we’ve primarily catered to car dealers, but we always can install for individual customers after-factory cruise control, power window and door locks and keyless entry systems,” Lawrence said. From factory replacement speakers to big woofers, Mobile Music stocks an array of audio equipment by such well-

known brands as Pioneer, Sony, Kenwood, Jensen, Audiovox, Clarion, MTX, Orion and Sound Stream that customers can hear in-house for comparison. On the other hand, if you want your vehicle a silent oasis, “We can install sound deadening material that keeps the road noise out of your car and makes your Geo sound like a Cadillac,” Lawrence said. “It’s really a mix of business — a lot of people are not buying new cars but are keeping their older ones and fixing them. For example, with the economy the way it is, we’re seeing a higher theft rate and seeing people put security and alarm systems in their cars,” Lawrence said. “For convenience’s sake, a lot of people are doing remote ignition to warm up and cool down their cars.” Lawrence said Mobile Music was the first cellular phone retailer on the peninsula and in recent years has seen users move away from contracts to prepaid cell phones through its provider Page Plus, a Verizon reseller. “We do a lot of cellular accessories such as battery chargers for the vehicle and the home, carrying cases, mounting

brackets and wireless headsets, such as Bluetooth installation sets with voice dialing,” Lawrence said, noting the latter is really the way to go with Washington’s primary offense cell phone laws. In 2001, satellite radio debuted as a paid subscription service with access to hundreds of genres of programming, some commercial free. Seven years later the two companies in the forefront, Sirius and XM, merged but

Find Friends and Fun! • Activities! • Socials! • Classes!

Clubs and Organizations Sequim Valley Lions Club Dinner at 5:30 Meeting at 6:30 2nd & 4th Thurs. Islander Pizza & Pasta Shack 380 E. Washington St.

Contact: Betty Wilkerson 461-6090 or Ken Cram 683-9999

Stop by for a tour and a newsletter or call for more information!

Sequim Masonic Lodge #213 F & AM

Meets 2nd Thursday of each month 6:15 Dinner • 7:30 Lodge Thursday Morning Coffee 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

(360) 504-1180 (voicemail)

Sojourners Welcome South 5th Ave. & Pine, Sequim 98382

RotaRy Clubs of sequim

SEQUIM NOON CLUB Noon Thursday SunLand Clubhouse sequimrotary.org

SEQUIM SUNRISE CLUB 7 am Friday SunLand Clubhouse sequimsunriserotary.org

Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/SequimActivity Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/SequimActivity

921 E. Hammond St. (across from QFC)

360.683.6806

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Church Directory Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church

Nursery, Youth & Children Sunday School Scott Culver Wayne Yamamoto

E.L.C.A.

Sunday morning Worship 10:00 am

925 N. Sequim Ave. / 681-0946 dvlcoffice@gmail.com

dvelca.org

God’s Work – Our Hands Pastor Jack Anderson

Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church 1291 N. Barr Rd. in Agnew • www.pefcpa.com

360-452-9105

http://sermonaudio.com/pefc 9:30 am • Sunday Bible Study Classes 10:45 am • Sunday Meeting for Worship

~ Family-Centered Worship ~ Applying God’s timeless Word to our daily lives

Sunday Worship Contemporary @ 9 & 11 a.m. Traditional @ 10 a.m.

Sequim Center for Spiritual Living

“Teaching the Principles of Science of Mind”

Holds Sunday Service 10:00 Pioneer Park Rev. Lynn Osborne INFORMATION CALL

681-0177

Sunday School for all Loving infant care Dr. Scott E. Koenigsaecker, Senior Pastor Rev. Rick Dietzman, Minister to Adults Rev. Tony Toth, Pastor to Youth Joel Rosenauer, Director of Worship Arts Peggy McKellar, Director of Children’s Ministries

950 N. Fifth Avenue - (360) 683-4194

www.sequimcommunitychurch.org

Rev. David L. Westman 640 N. Sequim Avenue • 360-683-7981

TriniTy UniTed MeThodisT ChUrCh 100 South Blake Ave.

Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. Sunday School & Nursery: 9:30 a.m. Bill Green, Pastor • 683-5367 Email: church@sequimtumc.org Web site: www.sequimtumc.org

Faith Baptist Church

Family Oriented Ministry Emphasizing Bible Preaching & Teaching

Sunday School 9:45AM • Worship ................ 11:00 AM Praise & Fellowship Service................................6:00PM Tuesday Bible Study and Prayer..........................7:00PM

Nursery Available 360-683-7303 7652 Old Olympic Hwy., Sequim www.faithbaptistsequim.com Pastor Lonnie Jacobson

Sequim Bible Church

SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. - Traditional Service – Children/Adult Sunday School • Nursery 11:00 a.m. - Contemporary Service – Adult Discipleship Classes • Children’s classes for ages 4-12 • 2-3 yr olds • Nursery–Infants - Under 2 yrs old 5:30 p.m. - High School Youth Group Pastor 6:00 p.m. - Evening Classes Dave Wiitala WEDNESDAY Youth Pastor 5:30 p.m. - Middle School Youth Group 6:30 p.m. - Bible Study and Prayer • Awana (Sept. to April) Shane McCrossen 847 N. Sequim Avenue • 683-4135 • www.sequimbible.org

Sequim Worship Center Sunday Worship 10:45 AM

45 Eberle Lane • P.O. Box 2920, Sequim (3.9 miles north on Sequim Ave. from Hwy. 101) www.dcchurch.org • E-mail: info@dcchurch.org

“Sequim Bible Church exists to Share the Gospel, Build the Body and Celebrate the Lord”

Imagine embracing different beliefs . . . Including yours!

Hendrickson St.

Fir St.

Sequim Ave.

Sequim Community Church

Office Hours Mon- Fri 8-4

360-683-7333

Sunday, 10:30 Services for All Ages 417-2665 Welcoming Congregation

Washington St.

www.sequimworshipcenter.org

73 Howe Rd. • Agnew Old Olympic to N. Barr Rd ADA Accessible www.OlympicUUF.org

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From left: Rae, John and Jocelyn

Gets you back where you belong. John Z. Miller, Agent 360-457-8885 228 W. 1st St., Suite P Armory Square Mall, Port Angeles

each offers its own proprietary channels and Mobile Music can install and set up either system for customers. With the Olympic Mountains usually hampering AM/FM reception from points east, plus the wide array of choices for listeners, satellite radio as a subscription service appeals to more and more customers, Lawrence noted. Have a road trip coming? Mobile Music has navigation systems and a variety of car theater systems that work with most vehicles including in-dash DVD players, overhead monitors with a split screen for the youngsters or individual headrest monitors for backseat passengers. “We definitely do a lot of back-up cameras and sensor systems and they really make vehicles safer,” Lawrence said. “Basically, the sensor beeps and the camera allows the driver to see blind spots. A lot of my senior customers are buying a backup sensor system.” In addition to the store’s service with

Pacific Office Equipment “ Yo u r l o c a l s o l u t i o n p r o v i d e r ”

MOBILE MUSIC

532 E. First St., Port Angeles 457-1102 Website: www.mobilemusic.com Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and after the sale philosophy, Lawrence said Mobile Music continues to be invested in its community. “Why we’re still here is customer service is No. 1 and we’re very civic minded — we sponsor major and minor Little League teams and are a member of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce. Our staff is very knowledgeable and we’re trained technicians.”

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Serving Clallam & Jefferson Counties Sales & Service • Consulting & Training Network Wiring • Digital Copiers • Printers Postage Machines • Office Supplies New & Recycled Ink/Toner Cartridges New & Used Office Furniture Computers & Networking • Document & Data Management FAX Machines • Phone Systems Voice Over IP • Cash Registers • Point-of-Sale Systems Typewriters • Time Clocks • Scanners Wireless Cell Phones & Accessories We Service Most Brands Canon • Hewlett Packard • Epson • Compaq Verizon • Panasonic • Lexmark • Brother • Acer Sharp • Nobilis • Lenovo

We can help you with ALL your office needs FRONT: Betty Graf, Carissa Blank, Candi Gates SECOND ROW: Joe Nickles, Ned Salman, Walter Barber, John Naples, Wendy Washburn, Michelle Butcher, Allen Coleman, Grant Twiss, Byron Woolsey BACK ROW: Nick Wright, Richard Smith, Don Dickinson, Damon Morris, Mark Schildkecht, Derrick Dickinson, Tom Baermann, Jared “Smiley” Blevins, Jered Reynolds, Charles Morley

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It’s Time You Make a Move

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IT COSTS NO MORE TO USE THE VERY BEST! JOHN L. SCOTT - the premier name in Northwest Real Estate for over 75 years and your NUMBER ONE CONTACT for the OLYMPIC PENINSULA.

Jeanett Heaward Broker

Don Edgmon Broker

Tammy Jones

Office Administrator

Faith Cama Broker

1134 E. Front Street • Port Angeles (Jones and Front) (360) 457-8593 • 1-800-446-8115 • Fax (360) 457-0941

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Karon’s FRAME CENTER “Imagine it Framed”

• Personal Design Consultation • Shrinkwrap • Hanging Hardward • Drymounting • Matting • Shadowboxes • Framing Supplies • Mat Embossing • All Frames Built on-site • Flexible Fillets • Canvas & Needlework Stretching • Mirrors • Glass Replacement or Upgrade • Laminating • Archival Custom Framing

Affordable Standard Sized Frames

625 E. Front • Port Angeles, WA 98362 • visit us on facebook M-F: 9:30-5:30 • Sat: 10:00-4:00 • 360-565-0308 Assisted Living programs available. www.villageconcepts.com 1st Place Be AssistedstLiv Clallam Coing

Left to Right: Troy Herridge, Plant Ops and Grounds Gladys Doty, Administrative Assistant April Sewell, Director of Dining Services John LeClerc, Executive Director Suzanne Greenleaf, Program Manager Kelly Trudeau, Community Relations Martha Fortman, RN, BSN, Director of Resident Services Mary Matas, Lead Aid John Philips, Director of Plant Operations

A Village Concepts Retirement Community 1430 Park View Lane Port Angeles, WA 98363

360-452-7222 1-888-548-6609

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Grocery Outlet ............................................................... 27 Hearing Advantage, The ......................................... 31 Insurance Services Group .......................................4 Jarmuth Electric...........................................................19 John L. Scott/Port Angeles ...................................49 John L. Scott/Sequim................................................56 Karen’s Sequim Sewing ..........................................26 Karon’s Frame Center ..............................................49 Kenmore Air .................................................................... 25 Kim Mishko & Associates Accounting ....... 22 Kitsap Bank ...................................................................... 55 Lakeside Industries ...................................................39 Landmark Property Management ..............38 Lost Mountain Country.........................................26 Master Locksmith, The ...........................................19 Red Carpet Car Wash................................................ 37 Mobuilt RV......................................................................... 52 Montgomery, Tom/John L. Scott ......................11 Mountain Propane ....................................................42 North Peninsula Building Association ...... 37 Old Mill Cafe ...................................................................... 13 Olympic Bus Lines ...................................................... 37 Olympic Care Group..................................................45 Olympic Mailing Service .......................................42 Olympic Oxygen ............................................................ 13 Olympic Unitarian Universalists ...................47 Olympic Theatre Arts ...............................................15 Pacific Mist Books ..........................................................9 Pacific Office Equipment ......................................48 Parkview Villas ..............................................................49 Peninsula Evangelical Friends ..........................47 Peninsula Heat................................................................ 13

Plaza Jewelers ................................................................24 Port of Port Angeles/John Wayne Marina41 Sanctuary Day Spa .....................................................42 Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center .............38 Sequim Animal Hospital ....................................... 53 Sequim Auto Clinic..................................................... 55 Sequim Bible Church ................................................47 Sequim Community Church..............................47 Sequim Consignment Company ................... 44 Sequim Center For Spiritual Living..............47 Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce ....................................... 31 Sequim Family Dentistry....................................... 13 Sequim Fresh Fine Cuisine ................................... 12 Sequim Health & Rehab ..........................................15 Sequim Masonic Lodge ..........................................46 Sequim Rotary...............................................................46 Sequim Senior Activity Center.........................46 Sequim Shoe Repair ................................................. 44 Sequim Travel & Cruise ......................................... 44 Sequim Valley Lions...................................................46 Sequim Worship Center ........................................47 Solar City’s Tesa Boutique & Tanning Retreat...................................................38 Sound Community Bank .........................................3 Strait Occupational & Hand Therapy......... 52 Sunny Farms .....................................................................11 Thomas Building Center ........................................10 Trinity United Methodist Church .................47 Voyles Insurance/John Z. Miller ......................48

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LOWEST PRICES ON THE BEST BRANDS OF TIRES AND WHEELS “Customers often try us for our low prices and great selection of tires and wheels,” said Pete Cavanaugh, store manager of the Discount Tire in Sequim, who has been with the company for over 13 years. “But, we believe that our service and satisfaction guarantee keep them coming back. We focus on that as we help every customer, every day.” Discount Tire offers the largest tire and custom wheel selection of any tire retailer. The company sells leading brands such as Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone, Yokohama, Kumho, BFGoodrich, Pirelli, Hankook, Falken, along with Discount Tire exclusive brands such as Silver Edition. Discount Tire also offers wheels from Enkei, Konig, Liquidmetal, TSW, Akuza and exclusive brands including MB Wheels and G-games. Also known as America’s Tire in Oregon and some parts of California, Discount Tire currently operates 30 stores in Washington and more than 800 stores across the country.

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Tips for women managing small businesses It’s no secret small businesses are essential to the economy. The latest U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners reported women owned 7.8 million businesses and accounted for 28.7 percent of all businesses nationwide. These small business firms generated $1.2 trillion in receipts. Given the challenges facing small businesses overall in this current economic climate, now more than ever women are navigating work-life demands, business management and talent retention issues. “Small business owners are constantly making sacrifices and prioritizing the success of their business over other personal priorities in their lives, but there are some simple ways to maintain a better work-life balance,” says Steve Strauss, small business expert and USA TODAY columnist. He offers the following tips to managing the daily juggling act of owning a small business: • Build a diverse support system: While a vast majority of small business owners need some level of financial guidance, often in the form of occasional or ongoing expert advice, the report finds more women than men engage an accountant/bookkeeper, a financial advisor or banker to help them run their businesses. Resources such as these can expand your network, provide essential professional support and keep you current

on relevant trends. • Use tech tools and resources available to you: According to the Bank of America Small Business Owner Report, women are actually more likely than men to view technology as a useful cash management tool. Electronic invoicing, online payroll services and mobile banking are other resources that can help. If you’re not already using these types of tools, be sure to speak with your financial institution about how to better manage your finances and improve efficiency. • Boost your competitive edge in the war for talent: The financial benefits you offer current and potential employees can be a dealmaker … or deal breaker. The good news is that small businesses now have access to 401(k) and IRA products designed specifically for their needs and budgets. Offering these benefits is more important for women particularly when coupled with the cultural and work-life balance perks that often make small businesses attractive to employees, and they can boost your competitive edge. With the right expertise and tools, small business owners can be equipped to improve their worklife balance. Courtesy ARA Content

Mobuilt RV

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Left to right: Ed Baier, Stephanie DuPuis, Teresa DuPuis, Chad Joslin

Factory Authorized Service for Most Major Brands!

LARGEST PARTS & ACCESSORIES STORE ON THE PENINSULA • Parts & Supplies • Awnings & Hitches • Damage & Fiberglass Repair • Propane & Electrical • Free Estimates Hours: Shop, Mon-Fri 8-5 • Store, Mon-Fri 10-5 2372 Highway 101 E., Port Angeles 360-457-4101 | www.mobuiltrv.com

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Therapy for the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand We give you the freedom to do want you want! Offering Rehabilitation Pilates 708 S. Race St., Suite C, Port Angeles 360-417-0703 • www.soht.info

Thank you for our third year of recognition! To even better serve you this year many of us are pursuing our certification from the American Board of Certified Hair Colorist. We are also building our retail selection to support you with the best selection of color safe as well as our new line of Organic Hair Color and hair care products.

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Sequim Animal Hospital was established

in 1930 and has been maintained under local ownership since. As the needs of the community have grown and changed, Sequim, Animal Hospital has adapted and continues to provide quality, compassionate, and affordable health care for all pets, large and small. We have 3 experienced doctors to service all your pet’s needs and discuss preventative health solutions as well as acute and chronic disease processes.

We have state-of-the-art

Back Row, left to right: Dr. Heather Short, Dr. Mary Danley, Julie Mowbray, Tina Reaume, Darcey Turner. Front row, left to right: Emily Cecere, Jackie Anerson, Dr. Vickie Howell, Debbie Dosey, Marie De Pew, Jenny Allen, Jennifer Allman & Claire Downing.

diagnostic equipment including a full-service in-house laboratory, digital radiography and ultrasonagraphy, digital dental radiography, ultrasonic dental scaling, tonovet glaucoma monitor, and a top of the line dental float for horses.

We provide medical, surgical, dental, and hospitalization options as wells as a number of screening and preventative health services. We also offer 24-hour emergency care for when your pet is in need. Come visit our newly updated facilities on 7th Avenue next to the Sequim Safeway or online at - www. SequimAnimalHospital.com.


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Lori, Lynda, Traci, Matt, Mark, Nick, Bill, Jack, Jon, Nate, Wally. (Not pictured: Alaina & Patty)

ANGELES FURNITURE is proud of our professional and friendly service and delight in assisting customers who want to browse, purchase or obtain information. We continue to help families on the Olympic Peninsula improve the warmth and beauty of their homes, by carrying a wide variety of styles to complement different tastes. Our showroom displays living room groups, recliners, swivel rockers, office, bedroom, dining room, occasional tables, curios, entertainment centers, bedding, giftware and more.

ANGELES FURNITURE The Peninsula’s Largest Selection of Quality Home Furnishings

w w w.angelesfurniture.com 1114 East First, Port Angeles • Mon. - Sat. 8:30 - 5:30 457-9412 • 1-800-859-0163


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Complete Service and Repair, Import and Domestic Sequim Auto Clinic is a full-service auto repair shop employing ASE and factory-trained technicians. The mechanics have been trained for foreign and domestic cars and trucks. Lube/oil/filter services, computer diagnostics, and maintenance services are all easily accomplished here. In addition to these standard automotive services, Sequim Auto Clinic has specialists for diesel, exhaust work and radiators. Air conditioning and diagnosis of those difficult on-the-road problems that are hard to duplicate in the average automotive repair facility can be handled here.

Twenty-four years serving the North Olympic Peninsula!

Sequim Auto Clinic has been committed to providing quality service to the residents of the area through knowledgeable service managers and up-to-date technicians. AAA and NAPA have been strong supporters of our service for many years. AAA rated us “Top Shop” of Independent Automotive Repair Shops in Washington in 2011. Left to right: Dwight, Richard, Marv Fowler, Fred, Joe, Kyle and Wong.

SEQUIM AUTO CLINIC

A bonus to those who travel – Sequim Auto Clinic, Inc. makes available a written, nationwide warranty program for parts and services – 12 months/12,000 miles. We’re on the eastern edge of town directly across Washington Street from QFC and Staples. We invite you to come in and see what we have to offer you and your vehicles!

887 E. Washington St., Sequim | 360-683-1329 | www.sequimautoclinic.com

Your Local Community Bank for 104 Years

Harbir Bower

Vice President Commercial Loan Officer

Tammy Allaire

Vice President Regional Operations Manager

Sanda Hart

Operations Manager Port Angeles

Lori Schmidt

Operations Manager Sequim

Kitsap Bank has been meeting the needs of our neighbors and friends for over a century. Stop in and see us today!

Sequim 1320 W. Washington St. Sequim, WA 98382 360-683-5599

Port Angeles 716 Front Street Port Angeles, WA 98362 360-457-8189

www.kitsapbank.com • 800-283-5537


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#1 in Service, #1 location, #1 in Sales for years!

Linda Lape-French

Danni Breen

Designated Broker/Owner, CNE, CRB, GRI

Managing Broker, ASP, CRS, GRI

Barb Butcher

Debbie Chamblin

Broker, GRI

Charlene Clark Broker

Carolyn Dawson Office Administrator

Broker

Larry Cross

Your neighborhood Real Estate Specialists for over 28 years! Experienced, professional, knowledgeable and community involved Contact us for all your real estate Selling and Buying needs.

Broker, GRI, SRES

Diann Dickey

Managing Broker, ABR, CNE

Kim Jensen

Broker, RSPS, SFR, SRES

Lani McCarry Broker

Thomas Montgomery

Mike Nelson

Simone Nichols

Lew Norris

Suzi Schuenemann

Managing Broker, GRI

Broker

Laurel Duflon Solie Broker, CRS, GRI

John Glavin Broker

Bill Humphrey

Managing Broker, CNE, CRB, CRS, SRES

Lyle Lape

Broker

Dave Spencer Broker

Broker

Broker, CRS, GRI

Broker, ABR

Karen Pritchard Broker Tom Williamson Broker


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