NEWS BRIEFS: Wildfire risk rises in east Washington … and other items

SPOKANE — Temperatures in the 100s are forecast in much of eastern Washington, raising the threat from wildfires in the region.

The state Department of Natural Resources said Thursday’s high temperatures, mixed with winds and low humidity, create conditions in which wildfires can grow larger.

The largest of several wildfires is a lightning-caused blaze near Twisp, which grew to 22.8 square miles Thursday, with zero containment.

The Cougar Creek Fire, northwest of Entiat, was at 16.7 square miles and was active overnight because of high temperatures.

The Angel Springs Fire near Davenport covers 7.9 square miles and was 60 percent contained as of Thursday morning.

Starting Thursday afternoon, the DNR said gusty winds could carry embers across containment lines, creating new fires.

Call for artists

PORT ANGELES — Applications are now available for a Fiber Art Exhibition to be held during the month of September in the Studio Bob gallery 118½ E Front St., in Port Angeles.

The non-juried exhibit, sponsored by Cabled Fiber & Yarn will be held

Sept. 8-29, and is an extension of the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival, held annually in Sequim beginning in October.

“We define Fiber Art very loosely,” said MarySue French, one of the organizers. “Last year we had a wide mix of artwork including spinning, felting, weaving, quilting, painted silk, knitting, crochet, costumes, fiber paintings, fiber sculptures, needle punched rugs and even included driftwood art and jewelry.”

Artists may submit up to three original pieces for a $4 per piece hanging fee. The exhibition at Studio Bob’s gallery will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 8, noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 9, as well as noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 22-23 during the Arts and Draughts Festival or by appointment.

Application forms are available at Cabled Fiber & Yarn, 125 W. First St and online at Art pieces may be brought to Studio Bob’s from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 5 or to Cabled Fiber from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 28 to Sept. 4.

For more information, contact Beth Witters at Cabled Fiber & Yarn at 360 504 2233 or [email protected]

Chain gang busy with providing manpower

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office [CCSO] Chain Gang put away supplies for the Lavender Festival during the week of July 23-27.

Crew members also pulled approximately 3,200 Scotch broom plants on Herrick, Woods, Monroe and Wasankari roads, as well as the Ranger Road pit.

From July 30 to Aug. 3, the CCSO Chain Gang cleaned up melted car parts on the O’Brien Road parking spot.

Crew members also pulled approximately 5,550 Scotch broom plants on Place Road and the Ranger Road pit.

The chain gang has so far this year cleaned 70.25 miles of roadway, picked up 47,860 pounds of dumpsite litter, picked up 4,450 pounds of roadside litter, recycled 272 pounds of aluminum, removed or sprayed 31,635 Scotch broom plants, trimmed 19,104 feet of guardrail and brushed 9 miles of county rights of way.

For the forest service, the chain gang has so far this year cleaned two miles of forest roads or trails; removed 12,610 pounds of dumpsite litter; and removed 15 hazard trees.

Unity speaker scheduled

PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics’ 10:30 a.m. Sunday service speaker will be Kim Perkins.

Her lesson at the church at 2917 E. Myrtle St. is titled “Six Little Words that Can Change Your Life.”

Perkins is a business consultant, author and national speaker who recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest.

A time for silent meditation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Child care is available during the service.

Spiritual camp

PORT TOWNSEND — An Adult Spiritual Summer Camp is offered by the Unity Center of Port Townsend.

Registration is required and ongoing.

To register, call Unity’s office at 360-385-6519.

Camp sessions are $15 and will occur Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. until Aug. 23 at Unity, 3918 San Juan Ave.

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith will guide attendees using Colette Baron-Reid’s “The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards” and “The Map” to cover topics such as “Who is Guiding You?,” “Allies & Companions,” and “Treasures & Talismans.”

A new topic is featured each week.

For more information, call Unity’s office.

Motorcyclist meet

SEQUIM — The Christian Motorcycle Association will meet 9 a.m. Saturday.

Members of the public are invited to the meeting at the M&G Mariners Cafe at 609 W. Washington St.

For more information, call Dan Anderson at 360-437-9843 or Doug Taylor at 360-681-4960; or visit Facebook and search “Tri Area Trinity Riders.”

School registration

SEQUIM — Mountain View Christian School will hold registration for this school year’s classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Children entering first through eigth grades are invited to register at the school, 255 Medsker Road.

According a news release: Mountain View is a small private school with a low student-to-teacher ratio with an emphasis on character building, featuring Bible program and creative monthly themes that culminate in a project and field trip.

For more information, call Prinicpal Michell Noonan at 704-699-9202; or call the school at 360-683-6170.

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