NEWS BRIEFS: Free opioid training to be offered … and other items

Free opioid training to be offered

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County Health and Human Services will host free training on the opioid epidemic from

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

The class will be held at Clallam County Health and Human Services, 111 E. Third St.

Stephen Anderson, MD, will present “Dying to Ease the Pain.”

Anderson is a practicing emergency physician and Chairman of the National American

College of Emergency Physicians.

Anderson will discuss the real-time problem and facilitate an interactive discussion about resources and potential solutions.

The training is oriented toward medical, behavioral health, EMS, fire and law enforcement personnel as well as other stakeholders.

Location of the training will be provided on registration.

Attendees must RSVP to Christine Dunn by calling 360-417-2582 or emailing [email protected]

Two advisors sought for committee

PORT TOWNSEND —The Fort Worden Advisory Committee is seeking qualified applicants for two at-large positions.

The committee is a 17-member panel with representatives from park leadership, the Fort Worden Public Development Authority, programming partners, historic interpretive groups and local government.

There are six at-large members representing the community for three-year terms.

The committee meets at noon on the third Thursday of odd numbered months at Fort Worden State Park.

To apply, submit a letter outlining specific interests and skills that you would bring to the

Advisory Committee and the Fort Worden community.

Submissions can be submitted by email to [email protected] or by U.S. mail to: Elections, Fort Worden Advisory Committee, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA, 98368.

Application deadline has been extended to Nov. 12.

Candidates will be invited to interview at the Nov. 15, Advisory Committee Meeting.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit


Free Office certification examinations

PORT ANGELES — North Olympic Library System (NOLS) will be offering free Microsoft Office Specialist and Microsoft Technology Associate certification exams.

According to a press release, the exams typically cost $99 to $130 each.

Exams will be offered from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.; from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.; from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at Port Angeles Library, from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 5, at Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave. and from

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Port Angeles Library.

Due to limited space, registration at is required.

It is only possible to take one exam in each session so patrons who wish to take both should register for multiple sessions.

NOLS also provides free access to which can be used to prepare for Microsoft Certification Exams.’s library of courses and instructional videos can be accessed from any device with an Internet connection using a NOLS library card.

Weekly flight operations schedule set

COUPEVILLE — Both runways at Outlying Landing Field Coupeville are now open.

There will be no field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Complex at Ault Field from Oct. 29 to Nov. 29.

There will be no field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Complex at Outlying Landing Field Coupeville from Oct. 29 to Nov. 29.

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.

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