Clallam Courthouse closed today . . . Christmas tree recycling . . . and other news briefs

By Peninsula Daily News staff

Courthouse in PA closed today

PORT ANGELES — Most offices in the Clallam County Courthouse will be closed today (Monday) for the second-to-last furlough day of the year.

The only exceptions to the closure are the courts and the jail.

Offices on the main floor of the courthouse at 223 E. Fourth St. in Port Angeles will be closed.

The public can conduct court business by entering the south doors and proceeding upstairs.

Sheriff's deputies will be on regular patrols, but the sheriff's administrative office will be closed.

The county implemented 16 unpaid leave days to help balance the 2013 budget.

The last furlough day of the year is Dec. 30.

There will be no county furloughs days in 2014.

Pick up trees

SEQUIM — Boy Scout Troop 1491 will pick up Christmas trees for recycling or disposal Jan. 3-4.

The Scouts will take trees to Lazy J Tree Farm for recycling or flocked trees for disposal.

Donations for the service will go toward troop activities.

To schedule pickup, phone 360-582-0327.

Chamber awards

SEQUIM — The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for annual awards.

Each year, the chamber selects a Citizen of the Year as well as two awards for community service to recognize those who “have dedicated considerable time and energy to the community above and beyond the expectations of their job in 2013,” the chamber said.

The deadline for nominations is Jan. 31.

Awards will be presented Feb. 25.

Applications are available at the chamber at 360-683-6197, via email at or at

Winter guide event

PORT ANGELES — Tyler Reid of Pacific Alpine Guides will present a multimedia presentation, “Climbing and Skiing in the Olympic Mountains,” at Peninsula College on Thursday, Jan. 2.

His talk, part of Peninsula College's Studium Generale program, will be held in the Little Theater (Room J-16) at 12:35 p.m.

Reid, a Port Townsend native, has guided in the Northwest, Colorado, Alaska and internationally.

Pacific Alpine is a small guide service based on the Olympic Peninsula run by Reid and his wife, Kathy.

They offer guided and instructional programs in the Olympic Mountains, Mount Baker, North Cascades, Canada and Alaska.

In addition, Reid works with three other guide services, including RMI, one of the largest in the United States, where he guides ascents of Mount Rainier and winter programs, and climbs in the North Cascades.

For information on other Studium Generale programs and upcoming events for the winter quarter, visit the college website at or

Peninsula Daily News

Last modified: December 22. 2013 9:27PM
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