NEWS BRIEFS: Poets slated to read in PT on Thursday … and other items

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Reading Series will feature two poets at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The readings will be at the nonprofit Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St.

Suggested donation for the readings is $5. All proceeds will support Northwind Arts Center.

Shin Yu Pai is the author of several collections of poetry including AUX ARCS, Adamantine, Sightings and Equivalence. She is the fourth poet laureate of the city of Redmond and the recipient of awards from 4Culture, Artist Trust, The city of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture and the Awesome Foundation.

She has been a writer in residence for Seattle Art Museum and produces events for Atlas Obscura.

Norman Schaefer is the author of two books of poetry: “The Sunny Top of California” and “Fool’s Gold.” He lives in Port Townsend.

For more information, contact Bill Mawhinney 360-302-1159 or see

Wolf decision

OLYMPIA — A judge has ruled that a male wolf in a pack that killed a cow and injured two calves in northeast Washington can be killed by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

After a Friday morning hearing, Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy declined to extend a restraining order that was issued by another judge earlier in the month and was set to expire later in the day, the Capital Press reported.

Since the earlier restraining order was issued, a rancher said he shot at the wolf in self-defense and apparently wounded it in the left rear leg.

Fish and Wildlife officials said that the wolf, which is wearing a radio collar that transmits its GPS locations, remains mobile and that they believe attacks on livestock will continue.

Murphy said that the two environmental groups that had obtained the restraining order — The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands — had failed

to show that they would suffer irreparable harm if the department shot the wolf.

Call for poems

PORT TOWNSEND — Poems opposed to the death penalty are sought for a chapbook and presentations throughout the state.

Washington poets in support of Gov. Jay Inslee’s moratorium on the death penalty — instituted in 2014 — and of a repeal of the death penalty are asked to send poems by Dec. 31 to Sarah Zale at [email protected]

Poets can send a maximum of three poems, and must include a 50-word biography.

Already published poems will be accepted with credit to publisher.

Donations sought for Clallam fair

The Clallam County Fair will fete its centennial in 2019 and donations of historic items are sought for next year’s fair.

Those interested in donating an item are requested to contact Laurie Davies at 360-681-2024

or [email protected]

Donated items pertaining to the fair’s history will be displayed at the fair Aug. 15-18, 2019.

The Clallam County Fair has not had consecutive years, making 2019 the 100th fair, according to a news release.

For more information, contact Davies.

Flight operations

COUPEVILLE — There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island late afternoon to early evening Tuesday at the Outlying Landing Field in Coupeville.

Practice is also slated for night to late night Wednesday and Thursday.

Operations will continue late morning to early afternoon Friday.

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.

ODS scholarship

SEQUIM — Haelee Dawn Andres is the recipient of Olympic Driftwood Sculptors’ (ODS) $2,000 2018 Visual Art Scholarship.

Andres is a 2018 Sequim High School graduate who plans to attend Central Washington University in the fall and eventually become an art teacher, according to a news release.

At the university, Andres intends to major in studio art and art history, then attain a masters degree in secondary education.

The scholarship is made possible from funds raised during ODS art shows, donations, raffle tickets and boutique item sales.

For more information, visit

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