NEWS BRIEFS — Lake Crescent blaze contained in clearcut area . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

LAKE CRESCENT — A small wildfire in the hills north of Lake Crescent was fully contained at 1.5 acres Wednesday, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The Pyramid Fire, which was first discovered as a half-acre fire Sunday in a clearcut area in Olympic National Forest, is still burning within containment lines created by firefighters from the Forest Service and the state Department of Natural Resources, said Lisa Romano, Forest Service spokeswoman.

One Olympic National Forest engine crew and two state Department of Natural Resources fire crews are extinguishing or removing burning material around the control lines and are addressing other hazards that could breach the fire lines, she said.

Crews are expected to complete the process by late Wednesday or early today.

The Pyramid Fire is believed to be human-caused, as there are no natural sources of fire in the area, and the fire is located near a trail for all terrain vehicles.

Jazz concert set tonight in PA campus' theater

PORT ANGELES — Jazz student vocalists from Peninsula College will perform a free concert in the Little Theater, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 7 p.m. today.

The solo/duet performers are Misha Cassella- Blackburn, Gabe Bagno, Dana Marklund, Jessie Spicher, Tyler Napiontek, Marissa Wilson, Daniel Camper, Brandi Larson and Janet Lucas.

The producer is Chris Chavarria, and the students will be accompanied by Terry Smith, drums; Al Harris, piano; and Ted Enderle on bass.

For further information, email Elaine Gardner-Morales at

Anglers to meet

PORT TOWNSEND — The East Jefferson chapter of Puget Sound Anglers will hold its next meeting in the port commissioners' office, 333 Benedict St., at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Discussions will involve the current chinook season, as well as the impending silver salmon arrival, which involves beach fishing at Point Wilson and Marrowstone Point.

Refreshments will be served.

The public and new members are welcome.

The group also will have a booth at the Jefferson County Fair, 4907 Landes St., from Friday through Sunday.

Habitat plans open house this Saturday

PORT ANGELES — Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County will host an open house at its newest home, located at 1001 E. Third St., at noon Saturday.

The home will belong to Alicia Hernandez and her family, who have invested 300 hours of their own labor building their home alongside Habitat volunteers.

This home is the first of three to be completed by the organization this year.

“This project has been a real turning point for us,” said Habitat's community outreach director, Rachel Schenefeld.

“The outpouring of support from the community has been overwhelming and has allowed us to triple our past building capacity this year.”

The Hernandez home was donated by Chase Bank as part of its Community Reinvestment Program.

“Chase is firmly committed to helping families pursue affordable homeownership through our home donation program,” said Ronald Branch, vice president of Community Reinvestment & Community Partnerships for Chase.

“We are pleased to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County, who shares our commitment to revitalize neighborhoods and help low- to moderate-income families achieve affordable and sustainable homeownership.”

For more information about the event or to learn how to get involved with Habitat, visit or phone 360-681-6780.

Vet appreciation

SEQUIM — A free Veterans Appreciation Day will be held at Home Depot, 1145 W. Washington St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Several veterans service organizations (MOAA, American Legion, VFW, Marine Corps League, etc.) will be on hand to answer questions about their organizations.

There will be a dollar-per-ticket or six-for-$5 raffle. Prizes range from a gas grill and patio furniture to power tools.

Money from the raffle will go to a local veterans project. Food and snacks will be served.

Vegetable growing

SEQUIM — Peninsula College will offer a “Fall and Winter Vegetable” course, taught by Anne Burkhardt, at the Sequim Education Center, 120 W. Spruce St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Burkhardt shows how to start home-grown lettuce and other vegetables, even in December.

Start vegetable plants from seeds and take them home at the end of class.

There is a fee of $25.50.

To register, visit

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