Shirley and Bob Larmore founded the free-distribution Sequim Shopper in January 1974, transforming the publication into a weekly community newspaper, The Jimmy Come Lately Gazette, in July of that year. Sale of the paper and a 1990 redesign brought a change in the masthead to the Sequim Gazette.
Today the newspaper has a strong reputation across the state, earning Washington Newspaper Publisher’s Association General Excellence awards from 2005-2008 and 2010. The Sequim community is home to the Lavender Weekend, the largest lavender festival in North America, and to the Irrigation Festival, the longest-running community festival in Washington state.
Winner of 16 industry awards in 2015!
The Sequim Gazette received a whopping 16 awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Assocation, including awards for lifestyle/culture special sections, general excellence, and best health/medical story.
In all, Sound Publishing took home 229 WNPA awards. Seventy-five of those were 1st place, including the coveted General Excellence. Sound also scooped up nine Local Media Association awards. At Sound, we remain dedicated to covering local stories that affect each of our communities. No other news source reports down to the neighborhood level like we do.
Source: U.S. Census: 2014 American Community Survey (5-year)
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Sources: CAC Consolidated Media Report (Q 1, 2016), Seattle Times 2015 AAM Audit (Sunday), U.S. Census: 2014 American Community Survey (5-year), 2014 Pulse Research readership survey
The coupons we advertise in the Sequim Gazette are very successful. Customers like them so much they try to hang onto them when they come through! The advertising staff is very helpful! I give them an overview of what I want and they take care of the whole thing. The response is beyond my expectations!
– Chris Valerio,
Owner White Cup Espresso