NEWS BRIEFS: Clallam Bay Library invites gingerbread house entries for Dec. 16 contest … and other items

CLALLAM BAY — The Clallam Bay Library will accept homemade gingerbread houses, castles, huts and cabins beginning Dec. 12 for an all-ages gingerbread contest.

The contest will be judged Dec. 16 at the library at 16990 state Highway 112 in Clallam Bay.

Prizes will be awarded in three age groups: 6 and younger, 7 to 12 and 13 and older.

The contest rules are that all abodes must be totally edible; each must be built from a kit, entirely from scratch or a combination of both; and the entry must have been made by the entrant, with no premade houses accepted.

For more information, call 360-963-2414, send an email to or visit and select “Events.”

Flight landing practice

COUPEVILLE — There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at Ault Field on Monday and Tuesday.

Operations are scheduled from late morning to early afternoon Monday and in the afternoon Tuesday.

The schedule is subject to change to meet mission requirements.

Comments, including noise complaints, can be directed to the station’s comment line at 360-257-6665 or via email at

All other questions can be directed to the public affairs office at 360-257-2286.

Live raptors

PORT TOWNSEND — Discovery Bay Wild Rescue will bring its educational ambassador birds of prey to the Cotton Building, 607 Water St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11.

The public is invited to experience the raptors up-close and learn about the focus of the center’s education programs and rehabilitation, according to a news release.

Many of the birds are recently arrived from a New Mexico rehabilitator’s operation. One is Gandalf, a “white” great horned owl whose light coloring stems from its genetic evolution in the White Sands area of New Mexico. Other birds on view will include red-tailed and Swainson’s hawks, and a variety of owls.

There will be an opportunity to vote for a favorite bird with donations and purchase raffle tickets ($1 each) for one of 15 baskets filled with locally donated prizes.

Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue is a donation-funded nonprofit that provides for the care and treatment of native wild birds that have been orphaned or injured and need to be rehabilitated for the purpose of release back to the wild.

For more information, phone Cindy Dale at 360-379-0802 or visit

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: Getta Rogers of Peninsula College talks about the upcoming Jingle Jazz Concert.

Tuesday: Port of Port Angeles Executive Director Karen Goschen and Director of Finance John Nutter discussing the port’s upcoming budget.

Wednesday: Port Angeles City Manager Dan McKeen.

Thursday: Clallam County Public Utility District General Manager Doug Nass and Treasurer/Controller Beau Brown discuss the budget and PUD rates.

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