NEWS BRIEFS — State Highway 112 delays start this Tuesday . . . and other items

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JOYCE — Drivers on state Highway 112 will experience delays from Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 28, while crews improve the roadway.

One-way alternating traffic with flaggers is likely in construction areas between the Elwha River and Twin River between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Crews will fix potholes, seal cracks and apply chip-sealing in several areas between mileposts 38 and 61.



Edge lines painted

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County work crews will paint lane edge lines and bike lanes within the city Tuesday.

Crews will begin work at 6:30 a.m. on Eighth Street and move to Lauridsen Boulevard, city officials said, adding that other streets with edge lines and bike lanes will be striped as well.

Work is expected to be finished by 5 p.m.

Areas will be marked with cones and wet paint signs, and motorists are urged to refrain from driving on freshly painted lines.



Rescue team

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND — A search-and-rescue team from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island was called out twice on the same day last week.

Early Wednesday morning, the MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crew of five received its first call to rescue a 58-year-old man who suffered a possible lower leg or ankle fracture at Lake Waptus near Mount Daniel in Kittitas County.

The accident in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest had occurred at noon the day before.

While the injured man remained overnight at the site with two 15-year-olds, including his nephew, his friend hiked out of the area to notify the local Sheriff's Office.

“We hoisted all three in a basket,” said Naval Aircrewman Helicopter 2nd Daniel Ismay, the SAR 2nd crewman.

They were flown to Bowers Field in Ellensburg.

Within 15 minutes of returning to NAS Whidbey Island, the same air crew was back in the air at 3 p.m. to airlift a man from San Juan Airport at Friday Harbor to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

He had fallen 7 feet onto his head and had been awaiting transfer to the Seattle hospital since noon.

None of the injured was identified.



Field carrier landings set this week

COUPEVILLE — There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at the outlying field in Coupeville early morning Monday and Tuesday, plus late evening Thursday and late morning Friday.

Comments, including noise complaints, can be directed to station's comment line at 360-257-6665 or via email at comments.NASWI@navy.mil.

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



Koch brothers film

PORT ANGELES — A screening of “Koch Brothers Exposed 2014” will be shown at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The event is free and open to the public.

There will be a discussion after the movie.

The film also will be shown at the same place and time Thursday, Sept. 4, and at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., on Friday, Aug. 29, at the same time.

The showings are sponsored by WAmend, a statewide coalition seeking to put Initiative 1329 on the November ballot.

I-1329 would ask state residents to put the state on record as calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reduce the influence of money on elections and government policy.



Senior meals available this week in PA

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: Broccoli salad, roast pork, rice pilaf, butternut squash and apple crisp.

■ Wednesday: Tomato Florentine, green salad with hard-boiled egg, grilled cheese, grapes and strawberry ice cream.

■ Thursday: Ambrosia, Hawaiian burger, roasted sweet potatoes and banana pudding.

■ Friday: Three-bean salad, baked fish, baked potato, zucchini and lemon poppy seed cake.



Salmon survey

PORT HADLOCK — The North Olympic Salmon Coalition is looking for volunteers for its chum spawner survey team at Chimacum Creek.

Survey volunteers walk the creek during the chum salmon run, counting live and dead fish and taking scale samples.

This is a three- to four-hour-per-week commitment, starting with the training and lasting through October.

The training session will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the NOSC office, 205-B W. Patison St. in the Shold Business Park.

The first team survey is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 26, depending on the amount of salmon in the creek.

NOSC will supply all the necessary gear and survey equipment.

No prior experience is needed.

There are no age restrictions to volunteer, but children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

To join the 2014 Chum Spawner Survey team, email Education and Outreach Assistant Larry Montague at intern@nosc.org or phone 360-379-8051.



Community sale

PORT TOWNSEND — Sound Storage and 20 tenants will hold the third annual fundraising sale at 606 E. Park Ave. to benefit local food banks for people and animals from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Along with a variety of items, there will be a silent auction table with a buy-it-now option.

For more information, phone Crickett Webster at 360-379-0545 or email ptsoundstorage@gmail.com.



Sign-up set for cleanup beach duty

Registration is open for the Washington CoastSavers International Coastal Cleanup, to be held Saturday, Sept. 20.

Volunteers can select from dozens of beaches to clean from the Long Beach Peninsula to the Olympic Peninsula.

“The annual coastal cleanup is one of the most inspiring events we participate in each year,” said Don Hoch, director.

“It's heartening to see hundreds of caring volunteers get out and make a real difference by cleaning up our ocean beaches for the benefit of wildlife, habitats and the citizens who enjoy visiting our beautiful Pacific coast.”

Washington CoastSavers is an alliance of partners and volunteers dedicated to keeping the state's beaches clean of marine debris.

Since 2007, their efforts have removed tens of tons of trash off the beach during the Washington Coast Cleanup, which occurs in April every Earth Day weekend.

This is only the second year the organization has participated in the International Coastal Cleanup.

Those interested in participating can visit www.coastsavers.org for registration information, what beaches will be cleaned, where to camp and special offers for cleanup volunteers.



Community picnic

JOYCE — Crescent Grange, 50870 state Highway 112, is sponsoring the Joyce Community Picnic on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.

The grange will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas and all the fixings with water, tea, coffee and service.

The community is asked to bring salads, beans, chips and dessert.

After the meal, there will be several games, including money in the haystack, a watermelon-eating contest and three-legged races.



Totes for sale at branches of library

The North Olympic Library System, or NOLS, is introducing two styles of limited-edition, reusable tote bags for sale.

The canvas tote, made in the U.S., features a hand-drawn map of the Olympic Peninsula.

The second style is a green nylon ChicoBag with an attached storage pouch and carabiner.

The ChicoBag is printed in the U.S. and features a blowing alder leaf design.

Both totes can be used to haul library materials or groceries.

These items are available for purchase at NOLS branch locations in Clallam Bay, Forks, Port Angeles and Sequim.

Canvas totes are $12, and ChicoBags are $7, including tax.

Purchase any two NOLS totes and get a complimentary NOLS Euro-style sticker. Supplies are limited.

NOLS, a nonprofit, does not make a profit from the sale of any merchandise.

For more information, visit www.nols.org and click on “About NOLS — Support the Library,” or contact Technical Services Manager Erin Shield at 360-417-8500 or eshield@nols.org.



Board vacancy

SEQUIM — The city is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Civil Service Commission.

This voluntary commission meets the first Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. when necessary.

The group performs the duties established by state law in connection with the selection, appointment and employment of personnel at the Sequim Police Department.

The six-year term for this position expires Dec. 31, 2015.

State law requires that appointees to the commission must be a registered voter of Clallam County, a U.S. citizen and a resident of the city of Sequim at least three years immediately preceding their appointment.

Applications are available at the city office, located at 226 N. Sequim Ave., or online at www.sequimwa.gov.

This position is open until filled.



Airman graduates

SAN ANTONIO — Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicholas J. Tweter recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

He completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an Associate in Applied Science through the Community College of the Air Force.

Tweter earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Robin Y. Tweter of Sequim and John A. Tweter of Port Angeles.

He is a 2012 graduate of Port Angeles High School.



SPU graduates

SEATTLE — The following local students recently graduated from Seattle Pacific University:

■ David Lopes of Sequim, cum laude, Bachelor of Science in applied human biology.

■ Trevor Ray Taylor of Sequim, Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics.

■ Monica Cristina Van Loon of Port Ludlow, Master of Arts in teaching.



Cribbage champ given new board

SEQUIM — Crib Master Ron Gustafson recently presented Dave Rice the Club Champion Board for being club champion of the Sequim Valley Peggers 2013-2014.

Rice plays a strong cribbage game locally and travels to out-of-town tournaments around the states, according to a news release.

Rice and other Sequim Valley Peggers are at the Clallam County Fair this weekend in the hobby building.

The club booth has cribbage boards on display, members with stories to tell and playing tips.

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