BUSINESS BRIEFS: Longtime employee chosen as general manager of Sequim co-op

SEQUIM — The Co-op Farm & Garden Board of Directors has chosen longtime employee Ken Garling as its new general manager for the store.

Garling has worked for the co-op at 216 E. Washington St. for 26 years.

He started his career in the freight-receiving department.

He has held positions as warehouse manager, inventory controller and, most recently, system analyst.

Ken and his wife, Jule, have three children and live in Sequim.

Garling replaces Mike Youngquist, who worked for the co-op for 27 years and was the co-op’s general manager for the past 9½ years.

New hydrotherapist

SEQUIM — Jennifer Paul, owner of Swim Doggie Swim, will be open for business at La Paw Spa Warm Water Therapy beginning Jan. 1.

Paul, who is slated to move from San Bernardino at an unspecified date in December, has her Level II Canine Hydrotherapy Certification from the La Paw Spa Training Program, as well as five years in her own spa.

Paul will be available for scheduled therapeutic swim sessions from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays at the spa, 261043 U.S. Highway 101.

To make an appointment, call 360-582-9663.

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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: Ballot measure forum on Port Angeles as a second-class city, with the pro argument from Edna Willadsen and the con argument from David Mabrey.

Tuesday: Stevens Middle School Prevention Club Chair Anne Edward, Co-Chair Nathan Siler, Treasurer Jordan Roark, Public Relations Officer Heidi Williams, teacher/adviser LeeAnn Peterson, Port Angeles School District Superintendent Marc Jackson and board director Sarah Methner discuss facilities.

Second segment: Erran Sharpe and Pat Peterson from The Story People of Clallam County discussing their upcoming Forest Storytelling Festival.

Wednesday: Candidate forum for Port of Port Angeles commissioner District 1 with Colleen McAleer and Michael Cobb.

Thursday: Kayla Oakes discusses the Juan de Fuca Foundation’s “Celebrate Diversity” program.