NEWS BRIEFS: Sequim yoga studio plans solstice celebration to benefit Peninsula Home Fund … and other items

SEQUIM — Blue Mountain Yoga+ plans an all-day celebration of the winter solstice on Dec. 21 and will donate all proceeds to the Peninsula Home Fund.

Classes will be offered from 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the business at 803 Carlsborg Road, Suite D. Admission will be by donation. The studio and all instructors are donating their time. An open house is 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Winter Solstice has been celebrated for thousands of years by various cultures. This start of the solar year will be at 8:28 a.m.

For more information, see, phone 360-775-9078 or email

KONP talk guests

PORT ANGELES — Here is this week’s schedule for the 1:05 p.m. to 2 p.m. local talk show segment on KONP radio, at 1450 AM, 101.7 FM and on the internet outside the Port Angeles area.

Station General Manager Todd Ortloff hosts the Monday through Thursday segments.

This week’s scheduled lineup:

• Monday: Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict discusses “Public Choice Theory.” Public Choice Theory is based on the idea that individuals in public positions make decisions according to their own interest rather than voluntarily follow any rules for maximizing social welfare.

• Tuesday: Port Angeles School District capital projects levy is discussed by Superintendent Marc Jackson; Nolan Duce, director of maintenance and facilities; Board member Sarah Methner and Steve Methner from PACE (Port Angeles Citizens for Education).

• Wednesday: Clallam County Fire District No. 2 Fire Chief Sam Phillips and Asst. Chief Jake Patterson discuss Christmas tree fires and prevention.

• Thursday: TBA

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