NEWS BRIEFS: Tree-trimming to cause delays in Port Townsend … and other items

PORT TOWNSEND – Tree-trimming will cause traffic delays on state Highway 20 from Tuesday through Friday.

Drivers who use state Route 20 between U.S. Highway 101 and Port Townsend are encouraged to plan ahead for delays and to add travel time to reach their destinations.

From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, drivers might experience one-way alternating traffic from milepost 1.8 to 2.2 near Eaglemount Road. Drivers can expect delays of up to 30 minutes, the state Department of Transportation said.

Maintenance crews will trim tree branches and remove potentially hazardous trees, Transportation said.

The work must be done during daytime hours to quell safety concerns, Transportation said.

Sequim arts commission vacancy

SEQUIM — The city seeks applicants to serve the remainder of a four-year term on the city’s Arts Advisory Commission.

To obtain an application, visit City Hall at 152 W. Cedar St., call 360-683-4139 or visit the city’s website at

Applications are to be submitted to City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at the Sequim Civic Center in city hall or via email at [email protected]

The term for this position expires in December 2018.

Applicants must be a resident within the Clallam County boundaries of the Sequim School District.

This voluntary commission advises the city on matters related to art and culture.

Commission members are appointed upon the basis of demonstrated interest in, and knowledge and support of, the arts.

The commission serves as an advisory body to the city in connection with cultural and artistic endeavors and projects in the city.

For a full list of the authority and duties of this commission, visit the city’s website.

Volunteer concierge

SEQUIM — The city is seeking volunteers to serve as concierges in the Sequim Civic Center.

Volunteers will greet visitors to the facility and help direct them to the appropriate department.

Concierges also assist in providing tourism-related information about the city and surrounding Dungeness Valley area to visitors.

A full description of duties and candidate requirements is available by visiting

For more information, contact City Manager Assistant Charisse Deschens at 360-681-3432 or [email protected]

Chronic disease workshop is slated for Jan. 30 in PT

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Healthcare will host a six-week workshop about Chronic Disease Self-Management beginning Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Registration is required for the workshop. To register, call Mitzi Hazard at 360-385-2200 ext. 1210 or Kathleen Spangler at ext. 4952.

The class will be held on six consecutive Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at RE/MAX FIRST Inc, 2500 W. Sims Way.

The workshop is designed for people with chronic illnesses to explore healthful ways to live with a long-term physical or mental health condition.

It is geared toward an interactive and supportive atmosphere which focuses on building skills as well as sharing experiences.

Those who have a family member, friend or significant other are encouraged to attend the classes.

For more information, call 360-385-2200 or visit

State fire commissioners honor Joyce department

JOYCE — Clallam County Fire District No. 4 was recognized by the state Fire Commissioner’s Association recently.

Fire Commissioner Terry Barnett accepted the award for first place in division “D” — operating budgets under $500,000 — on behalf of the district.

Winners are selected in four divisions based on budget size.

Fire districts are judged on the innovative programs, management techniques and accomplishments throughout the past year.

This marks the fourth year that Joyce’s all-volunteer department has been recognized for its management practices and fiscal responsibility, according to a news release.

Emphasis on the fire district’s commitment to disaster preparedness was the theme of this year’s submission.

The documents and photos submitted to the association, as well as the pictured trophy, are available for public viewing at the district’s station at 51250 state Highway 112.

For more information, call 360-928-3132 or visit

KONP radio talk guests this week

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: Closed for New Years. KONP will have special New Year’s programming.

• Tuesday: TBA

• Wednesday: Port Angeles City Manager Dan McKeen

• Thursday: Mary Alice Long discusses an upcoming “Creative Entrepreneur Workshop”; Newly sworn-in City Council members Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin and Jim Moran

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