BUSINESS BRIEFS — Clallam man re-elected to regional post . . . and other local business items

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RICHLAND — Energy Northwest's board of directors have re-elected Clallam County Public Utility District Commissioner Will Purser to a new four-year term on the public power agency's 11-member executive board.

The executive board sets the policies that govern the operations of the organization. Purser's new term begins June 17.

Purser has served as Clallam PUD's District 1 commissioner since April 2001. He was appointed to the Energy Northwest board in April 2008 and was elected to the executive board in June 2010.

He has spent nearly 30 years in the energy industry.

An engineer with graduate studies in nuclear engineering, Purser holds professional engineering licenses in numerous states.

Builder lauded

SEQUIM — Hines Construction Inc. of Sequim and its owner, Jerry Hines, have been recognized by Homes for our Troops and the Building Industry Association of Washington for their role as a “build partner” and leadership during the construction of a home in Port Angeles for Ammon Lang, a disabled Marine Corps veteran.

Hines was given an engraved plaque by Homes by our Troops at a recent North Peninsula Building Association general membership meeting.

Additionally, the state association awarded Hines the 2014 Associate Advisory Council Builder Appreciation Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the building industry.

The specially adapted house, presented to the Lang family at a ceremony in January, was built by the community. More than 100 companies and numerous volunteers donated labor and materials.

Lang lost both of his legs in an IED blast in Sangin, Afghanistan, on June 11, 2011.

Hines Construction Inc. has been a custom builder on the North Olympic Peninsula since 1997.

Salon opens

PORT ANGELES — A new hair salon, Hair by Elemi, has opened at 1112 E. Front St.

Hair by Elemi provides organic alternatives for hair services, owner Elemi Lopez said.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Extended hours are available. Same-day appointments also are available.

For more information or to make an appointment, phone the salon at 360-452-4431, phone Lopez at 425-315-4358 or visit

KONP talk guests

PORT ANGELES — Here is this week's schedule for the 1:05 p.m. to 2 p.m. local talk show segment on KONP radio, at 1450 AM, 101.7 FM and on the Internet outside the Port Angeles area.

Station General Manager Todd Ortloff hosts the Monday through Thursday segments.

This week's scheduled lineup:

Monday: Master Gardeners Judy English, Bill Wrobel and Jeanette Stehr-Green.

Tuesday: In the first segment, Martha Hurd of Soroptimists International discusses a film about human trafficking and its negative impact on local girls and women.

In the second segment, Sue Ellen Riesau, executive director of the Olympic View Community Foundation, discusses an upcoming public and free community conversation about the $45 million impact Clallam County nonprofits are having on the community.

In the third segment, high school student Ryan Hurst, a Type 1 diabetic, discusses his illness and an upcoming bike tour for the Tour de Cure in Seattle.

Wednesday: In the first segment, Judge Rick Porter discusses the pay-or-appear program.

In the second segment, Michelle Malkin, nationally syndicated dolumnist, author, TV commentator and guest speaker at the My Choices fundraiser.

Thursday: In the first segment, Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic's WOW! forum speaker Dr. Kevin Conroy discusses the natural medicine approach to Parkinson's disease.

In the second segment, Dan Maguire, executive director of the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts, discusses the upcoming 21st annual Juan de Fuca Festival in May.

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