NEWS BRIEFS — Clam digging class offered in Port Hadlock . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

PORT HADLOCK — The WSU Jefferson County Beach Watchers and state Department of Fish and Wildlife will present a second “Diggin' for Dinner” program at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26.

Biologists Camille Speck and Doug Rogers will give a hands-on presentation about harvesting clams at Indian Island Park (North Lagoon Beach unit).

This public event is free, but a $5 donation per family will help support future marine education programs.

Participants can find out more about clams, where to find them, how to harvest safely and sustainably, and basic state rules and regulations.

Bring a shellfish license, a bucket, boots and digging tools.

Shellfish licenses can be purchased at or at a local retail outlet.

Children 14 and younger do not need a license.

“We want people to learn how to [dig for clams] the right way, to understand the direct connection between clean water and shellfish safety,” said Cheryl Lowe, Jefferson County Beach Watcher coordinator.

Pre-registration is necessary. To RSVP, email or phone 360-379-5610, ext. 200.

For more information, visit

Army servicemen

FOX LAKE, Ill. — The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time.

For information about the association and the 93rd annual reunion — to be held in Omaha, Neb., from Sept. 16-20 — contact secretary-treasurer Bob Haynes at or 224-225-1202.

Engineering shop

Young adults ages 11 to 18 are invited to get creative with a “Makerspace Workshop” this summer as part of “Spark a Reaction,” the annual summer reading program for teens taking place at all four branches of the North Olympic Library System until Aug. 2.

Workshops are scheduled for:

■ Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Forks Library, 171 Forks Ave.

■ Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

■ Thursday, July 24, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.

This hands-on workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the design process and be part of a community of builders.

Participants will work collaboratively on challenges related to engineering or electronics.

This and other Spark a Reaction workshops for young adults will be facilitated by Sequim Middle School science teacher Caleb Gentry.

Space is limited, so pre-registration for workshops is recommended.

To register, visit, email or phone a library.

E-book downloads

PORT ANGELES — Free One-on-One Tech-Know-logy Appointments are available at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday and July 24 and 31.

Schedule a 20-minute appointment with library staff for hands-on tutoring.

Bring a personal device and receive guidance through the process of downloading e-books or e-audiobooks from the library's subscription download services.

Experts can help with Kindles, Nooks, Sony Readers, Android tablets or smartphones, Apple devices or mp3 players.

For more information or to book an appointment, email Sarah Morrison at or phone 360-417-8500.

No flight operations

COUPEVILLE — There will be no field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at the outlying field in Coupeville from Monday through Saturday.

Comments, including noise complaints, can be directed to station's comment line at 360-257-6665 or via email at

All other questions can be directed to the public affairs office at 360-257-2286.

Senior nutrition

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles Senior Nutrition Site dinners will be served at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St.

A suggested donation is $5 for those who are 60 or older.

People younger than 60 can attend for $8.

Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance to 360-457-8921.

Menus are subject to change.

■ Tuesday: Green salad, liver and onions, whipped potatoes and gravy, green peas and citrus sections.

■ Wednesday: Green salad, cottage cheese, baked potato with chili and orange slices.

■ Thursday: Potato salad, barbecued chicken, corn cobbette, steamed greens and cherry cobbler.

■ Friday: Spinach salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, garlic bread and sherbet.

Sanctuary's 20th

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary will celebrate its 20th anniversary of designation during the Concert on the Pier from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

This free family-friendly event will feature education booths with hands-on activities, a life-sized inflatable orca whale, Sanctuary Sam the sea lion, marine debris art sculptures and a remotely operated vehicle demonstration.

Luck of the Draw will perform live bluegrass music.

For more information, email Karlyn Langjahr at or phone 360-457-6622, ext. 31.

Local 'Cruz-in' slated in PA this Saturday

PORT ANGELES — Between 100 and 150 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and motorcycles are expected at the ninth annual Darlene Marihugh Cruz-in on Saturday.

The cruz-in will take place at Cowboy Country, 923 E. First St., and Puerto de Angeles Family Mexican Restaurant, 940 E. First St., starting at 3 p.m.

The entry fee for participants is a $10 minimum donation to the scholarship fund.

Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each or five for $20.

Donations from the public also are welcome.

All proceeds will go to high school scholarships in memory of Darlene Marihugh.

Cowboy Country will conduct a outdoor sale and sell root beer floats.

Puerto de Angeles will offer menu specials.

Wayne “The Peregrine” King will exhibit and “fire off” his restored, record-setting, nitro-powered 1964 Doss Clayton & King Top Fuel Dragster.

Goodie bags will be given to the first 100 entries.

More than 115 door prizes will be given to participants displaying their cars and bikes at the event. Sixteen entries will be picked for special award plaques.

The 'Cruz-in' is the sole fundraiser for the Darlene Marihugh Memorial Scholarship.

Recent Port Angeles High School graduate Keith Halsey received this year's $2,000 scholarship.

For more information, visit

Annual Feiro meet

PORT ANGELES — The annual meeting of the Feiro Marine Life Center will be held at the center, 315 N. Lincoln St., at 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Agenda items include a synopsis of 2013 and a regular business meeting of the board of directors, along with a question-and-answer period and a tour of the center.

Light refreshments will be served.

Mental health talk

PORT ANGELES — A National Alliance on Mental Illness Clallam County Public Outreach Program talk will be held in the basement of Linkletter Hall at Olympic Medical Center, 939 Caroline St., at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The featured speaker is Dr. Joshua Jones, medical director of Peninsula Behavioral Health, who will speak on “Mental Illness Diagnosis Strategies and Treatments on the Horizon: Offering Hope to Patients & Families.”

The program is free and is open to the public.

Refreshments will be served.

Prior to the program, at 6:30 p.m., a business meeting of NAMI Clallam County will be held. talk

SEQUIM — The Sequim Great Decisions Discussion Group will meet at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

The event is free. New members are welcome.

The topic is “Failure to Launch: How Obama Fumbled”

Discussion topics, which concern domestic and foreign policy issues, are taken from the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions 2014 Briefing Book and from Foreign Affairs, the bimonthly publication of the Council on Foreign Relations.

For more information, phone John Pollock at 360-683-9622, email or visit

Library campfire

PORT ANGELES — A family-friendly community sing-along and campfire will take place behind the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and settle in for an evening of music, marshmallows and a visit from the Port Angeles Fire Department.

Music will be led by local musicians Dan and Carrie Cobb.

Children will have an opportunity to see a firetruck up close and visit with local firefighters from Fire District No. 2.

The community sing-along is part of the library's summer reading program, “Fizz! Boom! Read!”

For more information, visit; phone the 360-417-8500, ext. 7705; or email

Derby car wash

PORT ANGELES — Port Scandalous Roller Derby will hold a car wash at Les Schwab Tire Center, 2527 E. U.S. Highway 101, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The So Fresh and So Clean Car Wash is by donation.

Proceeds will go toward support for the roller derby league.

For more information, visit or

Yarn trunk show

PORT TOWNSEND — The Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop, 126 Quincy St., will host a “Dream in Color Trunk Show” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is free.

New yarn lines will be for sale.

For more information, visit

Salmon bake set

CLEARWATER — The Clearwater-Kalaloch Lions Club will host its “world-famous” salmon bake at Hurst Creek Park from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Grilled wild king salmon or hamburgers, plus hot dogs, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, desserts and more, will be offered.

There will be a Rainforest Cribbage Championship and trophy, and a raffle for a bike and other prizes.

Admission is $17 for adults and $8 for children.

To get to Hurst Creek Park, turn off U.S. Highway 101 at Milepost 147.

The park is about 2.8 miles north on Clearwater Road.

For more information, phone Anita Hickam at 360-288-3461 or Dale Rotter at 360-962-2117.

Genealogical meet

CHIMACUM — The Jefferson County Genealogical Society will hold a meeting at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Gary Zimmerman, president of the Fiske Genealogical Foundation, will present “Genealogical Treasures from On-Line Books.”

For more information and updates on lectures offered in the months ahead, visit the Jefferson County Genealogical Society website at, email or phone 360-385-9495.

Reading and prizes offered with contest

PORT HADLOCK — Adults are invited to enter the adult summer reading contest at Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., for a chance to win a grand prize provided by the Resort at Port Ludlow.

Adults are invited to come to the library and fill out a form for every book they read between Saturday and Thursday, Aug. 7.

The grand prize drawing will be held Aug. 7 at the library's Summer Reading Program Finale from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The grand prize includes an overnight stay at the Port Ludlow Inn, a round of golf for two with a cart at the Port Ludlow Golf Club and a kayak or stand-up paddleboard rental at the Port Ludlow Marina.

For more information, phone 360-385-6544 or visit

Local earns degree

ATLANTA — Erika Meyer of Port Angeles recently received a Master of Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University in Atlanta at its 169th commencement ceremony.

Volunteers sought

The Clallam County Board of Commissioners has several openings on advisory boards and committees. They are as follows:

■ Animal Issues Advisory Committee (5): A representative of District III (West End), Friends of Forks Animals, a veterinarian and an at-large member are needed.

■ Boundary Review Board (3): A county representative, city representative and special districts representative are needed.

■ Carlsborg Community Advisory Council (1): Recently restructured, there is an opening for a resident of a manufactured/mobile home park community within the Carlsborg urban growth area.

■ Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee: Five positions available.

■ Homelessness Task Force (7): Representative of health care providers, faith community, business community, homeless or formerly homeless (two openings), law and justice system and an advocate for youth issues are needed.

■ Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (2): Representing collector of the tax and potential user of fund are needed.

■ Marine Resource Committee (3): At-large position, representative of the marine trades and a representative of Commissioner District III (West End) are needed.

■ Opportunity Fund Board (2): A representative from Commissioner II (Port Angeles) and from Commissioner District III (West End) are needed.

■ Peninsula Housing Authority: One position available.

■ Peninsula Regional Support Network (2): The community mental health program, funded by the state through Medicaid and state-only dollars, covers Kitsap, Clallam and Jefferson counties, with monthly meetings in the Port Townsend area. The advisory board is composed of five community volunteers from each county.

For an application and additional information, phone 800-525-5637 or 360-337-4604, or email

■ Port Crescent Pioneer Cemetery Board: Five positions available.

■ Sheriff's Citizens Advisory Committee (1): A representative of the unincorporated area surrounding Forks is needed.

■ Trails Advisory Committee (10): Representatives in the following categories are needed: Sequim-area trails advocacy group, Port Angeles-area trails advocacy group, Western-area trails advocacy group, Straits-area trails advocacy group, Olympic National Park, Department of Natural Resources, large private forest company, city of Port Angeles, city of Sequim and off-road motorized user groups.

How to apply

Detailed descriptions of the boards or committees can be found at

Interested citizens are invited to phone the Clallam County commissioners' office at 360-417-2233; visit the office in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.; or obtain the application online at

Current members with expiring terms are asked to provide a written statement by facsimile (360-417-2493), mail (223 E. Fourth St., Suite 4, Port Angeles 98362) or email (

Applications must be received by close of business Friday, Aug. 1.

Rotary award

PORT ANGELES — Rob Tulloch received the Paul Harris Fellow award during a recent Nor'wester Rotary Club meeting.

Tulloch “exemplifies the humanitarian and educational objectives of the Rotary Foundation,” according to the club.

The foundation's trustees presented the two emblems of a Paul Harris Fellow — the certificate and a lapel pin — to Tulloch.

Land trust board elects leaders

Karen Westwood recently chaired her first meeting as president of the North Olympic Land Trust's Board of Directors after being elected unanimously to the position at a prior board meeting.

Westwood, a retired banking executive, was initially elected to the land trust board a year ago because of her commitment to conserving the farms, fish and forests of the North Olympic Peninsula.

According to a news release, she was quickly identified by other board members as an effective leader, excellent at guiding the group in its duty to oversee the nonprofit's land conservation efforts across Clallam County.

She has also been an active leader in several local nonprofits, including the League of Women Voters of Clallam County, the Museum & Arts Center and the Northwest Women's Flyfishers.

“I am honored to have been selected as the land trust's new board president,” Westwood said.

“We live in the most beautiful place in the world. I look forward to working on behalf of the local community to protect land around our beautiful lakes, rivers and streams, and to safeguard working farms and forests.”

The board also elected Nancy McLaughlin as its vice president, Layton Carr as treasurer and Liam Antrim as secretary.

Spring honor roll

ELLENSBURG — Junior Brendan Thomas Carpenter of Carlsborg recently was named to Central Washington University's 2014 spring honor roll.

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