NEWS BRIEFS: Deadline is extended for registration … and other items

SEQUIM — The deadline has been extended to Monday to register for the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Citizen of the Year award luncheon on Tuesday.

A committee of former award winners have nominated two finalists.

Clare Manis Hatler and Don Hatler (as a joint nomination), and Nicole Lepping are the finalists for the award.

The nominees will be honored at the chamber’s annual award luncheon, set for 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Guy Cole Event Center at Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

The community is invited to the event. Cost for lunch is $22 for chamber members, $25 for non-members, or $5 for coffee/tea only.

To register, call 360-682-6197 or email to [email protected]

Permanent DST

OLYMPIA — Two proposals to put Washington on permanent daylight savings time have advanced in the Legislature.

Both would opt the state out of twice-yearly clock shifts, putting Washington out of sync with its neighbors about four months out of the year.

But neither would immediately take effect: One would require approval from voters, and neither would take effect until Congress changes laws currently prohibiting states from observing

permanent daylight savings.

The House Government and Tribal Relations committee approved the second of the proposals Friday.

A Senate committee approved the other Thursday.

Florida passed a similarly conditional measure in 2018, and another has advanced in California, with advocates citing safety and health benefits.

Bowing out of daylight savings time is allowed under federal law, and Hawaii and Arizona have done so, but the change puts them out of sync with neighbors roughly eight months out of the year rather than four.

Scholarship available in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — The city of Port Angeles is accepting applications for a scholarship from the Association of Washington Cities.

The association’s Center for Quality Communities Scholarship Fund offers a scholarship to Washington students who are actively engaged in their city government or community.

Applicants must be graduating from high school, home school or receiving a GED certificate in spring or summer of 2019 and must plan to attend an accredited college or trade school in the 2019/2020 academic year on at least a half-time basis.

Completed applications should be sent to the City of Port Angeles, Attn: City Clerk, 321 E. Fifth St., Port Angeles, 98362 or emailed to [email protected]

Applications must be postmarked by Saturday, March 2; emailed applications must be time-stamped by 5 p.m. Sunday, March 3.

More information and application materials are available

Flight operations

COUPEVILLE — There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Complex for the week of Feb. 25 through March 3.

There will be landing practice at the Outlying Landing Field in Coupeville late afternoon to evening Monday.

Operations will continue Tuesday afternoon.

There will be no landing practice operations at Ault Field for the week.

Comments, including noise complaints, can be directed to the station’s comment line at 360-257-6665 or via email at [email protected]

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

Native film night

BLYN — The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Library will screen “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World” at

6 p.m. Tuesday.

The free film screening will be held in Red Cedar Hall, 1033 Old Blyn Highway.

The 2017 documentary explores the role of Native Americans in popular music history.

For more information, call the library at 360-681-4632 or email [email protected]

Chain gang busy

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office Chain Gang shoveled snow at the County Courthouse, the Elwha Tribal Justice Center and the county shop.

Crew members shoveled snow and assisted the Roads Division with plowing on Old Mill Road.

Crew members dug out a stuck snow plow and assisted with its extraction on Okerman Road.

Crew members checked road conditions and for storm damage along Hot Springs, Old Mill, Deer Park, Mount Pleasant, Draper, Monroe and Ennis Creek roads and Evergreen Way.

Crew members cut up downed trees from South Shore Road and disposed of the debris.

Crew members looked for and removed a downed tree from Reddick Road.

Crew members cleaned sand from the county wash rack.

Crew members also assisted with the removal of a stuck dump truck on Brown Road.

So far this year the chain gang has cleaned 32.6 miles of roadway, picked up 2,480 pounds of roadside litter, picked up 14,420 pounds of illegal dumpsite litter and pulled approximately 1,680 Scotch broom plants.

Gardening lecture

PORT ANGELES — Master gardener Margery Whites will present “Gardening for Newcomers” at noon Thursday.

The lecture is part of the Green Thumb Garden Tips series held in the commissioners’ meeting room in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

The free, bi-weekly lectures are sponsored by

the Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardeners.

Attendees may bring a lunch to eat during the presentation.

Whites will discuss plant selection for a location based on evaluation of topography, soil drainage and composition, wind, sun water and animal life.

Whites will also be presenting a three-hour workshop on this topic in May at the Woodcock Demonstration Garden.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

Fuel the Way to benefit the United Way

PORT ANGELES — The United Way of Clallam County has announced that it will partner with five local gas stations to raise money in March and April.

On selected dates each gas station will donate 10 cents from every gallon of gas sold to the United Way.

Additionally, each station will hold a drawing for a $50 gas card for one customer.

The Fuel the Way schedule is:

Saturday, — First Race Car Wash & 76 Station, 907 E. First St.

Saturday, March 16 — 76 Station, 331 W. First St.

Sunday, March 31 — Fairmount Shell, 1137 W. U.S. Highway 101.

Saturday, April 6 — Lovell’s Chevron, 601 E. First St. and Roadrunner Shell, 1023 E. Front St.

For more information, call 360-457-3011 or visit

Whitworth grads

SPOKANE — Whitworth University recently announced the graduation of two Port Angeles residents.

Angelea Mordecai-Smith earned a master of arts in gifted and talented teaching.

Micah Weller earned a bachelors in business administration.

Ocean advocate

PORT ANGELES — Feiro Marine Life Center, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation have selected Young Johnson to receive their inaugural Ocean Advocate Award.

According to a press release, the award recognizes people from the Olympic Peninsula who are taking positive action to help conserve our ocean and its creatures.

Young has provided both event and charitable support to International Surfing Day, the Feiro Marine Life Center and The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

Young’s restaurant, H2O Waterfront Bistro, is the only restaurant on the Olympic Peninsula with an ocean-friendly designation from the Surfrider Foundation.

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