NEWS BRIEFS — Port Angeles School Board to mull bond planning panel at Thursday meeting. . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles School Board will consider selecting a pre-bond planning committee when it meets Thursday.

The board will meet at 7 p.m. in the Central Services Building, 216 E. Fourth St.

The regular meeting will be preceded by an executive session at 6 p.m.

The district plans to place a bond measure on the February 2015 ballot to replace Port Angeles High School.

Officials expect to ask voters to approve a bond that will be between $80 million and $100 million.

The board also will consider buying a Blue Bird school bus at a cost of $132,305. The Transportation Vehicle Fund has a balance of $223,010.

It also is scheduled to take action on a legal services contract, continuing financial commitment to Network for Excellence in Washington Schools and the makeup of a fiscal oversight committee.

'Brewin' Up a Cure'

PORT ANGELES — Between today and Friday, it's “Brewin' Up a Cure” week in Port Angeles.

Ten local coffee stands and shops are joining in the fight against cancer..

They will be selling cards for a minimum donation of $1.

Coffee patrons who purchase them can sign their name, the name of a loved one or a special message.

These will be posted on the coffee shops walls or windows during the week.

Participating locations are Bella Rosa Coffeehouse, 403 S. Lincoln St.; Blackbird Coffeehouse, 336 E. Eighth St.; The Daily Grind, 1919 E. First St.; Troubles Brewing, 110 N. Lilac Ave.; A Cup Above, 630 E. First St.; Higher Grounds (both locations), 510 N. Oakridge Drive and 802 C St.; Bada Bean! Bada Bloom!, 1105 E. Front St.; Oven Spoonful, 110 E. First St.; and Just Rewards Espresso, 1001-A E. First St.

Fundraising dollars go toward local American Cancer Society programs such as Road to Recovery and Look Good Feel Better.

For more information, visit

For information about how to participate in the Port Angeles Relay For Life, visit or email Jennifer Baker at or Deb West at

Guardrail repair

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Traffic along U.S. Highway 101 near Lake Crescent was down to one lane for much of Tuesday while state Department of Transportation crews fixed a guardrail damaged by a fallen tree.

The work at Milepost 230 of Highway 101 just west of Lake Sutherland Road wrapped at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

A flagger directed alternating traffic through one lane, Transportation spokeswoman Kara Mitchell said.

The tree blocking the highway was reported at about 3 a.m. Friday.

Transportation crews arrived to find that the tree, which was about 3 feet in diameter, already had been cut up by a passing logging crew and the road cleared, Mitchell said.

Mitchell said state crews must coordinate with park officials before they can work in the park.

Traffic signals

PORT ANGELES — Traffic signals at Race Street and Lauridsen Boulevard will be tested starting at 7 a.m. Thursday and continuing through Friday.

The detour will continue, with southbound traffic on Race Street going east on Ninth Street, then south on Washington Street to Park Avenue, then west to return to Race Street; and northbound traffic on Race Street detoured east on Park Avenue to Washington Street, then north to Ninth Street, then west to Race Street.

The new traffic signals are part of a $4.5 million replacement of the bridge carrying Lauridsen Boulevard over Peabody Creek.

The construction contractor is Kent-based Scarsella Bros.

Garden club event

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Garden Club is hosting an Arbor Day event at the Clallam County Fairgrounds, corner of West 18th and I streets, at 10 a.m. today to plant roses.

Contact Valerie Morgenstern at 360-457-4471 or

Family Fun Night

JOYCE — The Crescent Honor Society will host a Family Fun Night fundraiser to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the Crescent School cafeteria, 50350 state Highway 112.

The event is Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students. Pizza by the slice is $2, and pizza with a drink is $2.50. Drinks are $1.

The evening will be filled with card, board and outside games.

Put a team together and RSVP by phoning 360-928-3311, ext. 1042, or emailing

If unable to produce a team, one will be assigned.

The teams will compete in a tournament of family-friendly games for prizes.

Honeybee meeting

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Peninsula Beekeepers Association will host a meeting that focuses on installing bee packages.

The event is at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The meeting is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.

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