NEWS BRIEFS: Clallam lifts air quality burn ban … and other items

The Olympic Region Clean Air Agency has lifted a burn ban in Clallam County.

Due to improved air quality conditions and changing weather, the Dec. 12 Clallam Stage 1 burn ban has been lifted effective immediately, the agency said on its website Thursday.

A substantial reduction in smoke output due — at least in part — to the great public response to the called ban, has moved air quality conditions to “green” on the Washington Air Quality Advisory scale, the agency said.

The scale’s green

condition indicates that air pollution is minimal and few health risks are present.

Jefferson County’s burn ban was lifted Oct. 11.

Real-time air quality conditions are available by visiting

For more information, visit

New therapist joins Sequim business

SEQUIM — Jennifer Paul, owner of Swim Doggie Swim, will be open for business at La Paw Spa Warm Water Therapy beginning Monday, Jan. 1.

Paul, who is slated to move from San Bernardino, Calif., at an unspecified date in December, has her Level II Canine Hydrotherapy Certification from the La Paw Spa Training Program, as well as five years in her own spa.

Paul will be available for scheduled therapeutic swim sessions from 9 a.m. to

7 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays at the spa, 261043 U.S. Highway 101.

To make an appointment, call 360-582-9663.

For more information, visit

Unity speaker slated for Sunday in PA

PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics’ 10:30 a.m. Sunday service speaker will be the Rev. Patricia Coughlin Mawson.

Her lesson at the church at 2917 E. Myrtle St. is titled “What’s Love Got to do With it?”

Couglin Mawson is an ordained Course in Miracles Minister, a certified Unity prayer chaplain, and hypnotherapist.

A time for silent meditation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Child care is available during the service.

Living nativity

SEQUIM — The Sequim Valley Nazarene Church will hold the final display of its living nativity scene from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Each performance will feature a tour six of scenes which will be conducted in different areas on the church’s property, 481 Carlsborg Road, and led by a guide who will explain each scene.

Admission to the performances is free.

Four performances about 40-minutes in length will be held.

The performance will feature about 21 actors from the church, and live animals including a camel, horse, donkey, sheep, as well as goats.

Snacks and beverages will be served between each tour.

Umbrealls will be available in the event of inclement weather.

Due to on-site parking problems, attendees will be bussed at regular intervals from Grey Wolf Elementary School, 171 Carlsborg Road, where parking will be available, event organizers said.

According to a news release, the living nativity scene is the only one of its kind in Clallam County.

For more information, call 360-683-8642 or visit

Blue Christmas

PORT ANGELES — St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will hold its ninth annual Blue Christmas-Longest Night service at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The non-denominational service at the church, 510 E. Park Ave., is open to the public.

The service recognizes that the holidays are not a season of joy for everyone, according to a news release.

For more information, call 360-457-4862.

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