NEWS BRIEFS: Elwha River bridge lane closure set for Monday … and other items

PORT ANGELES — Drivers will encounter a single-lane closure and alternating traffic conditions on the U.S. Highway 101 Elwha River bridge near Port Angeles from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

The monthly inspection for the Elwha River bridge west of Port Angeles was postponed from Friday until Monday, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The inspection was postponed to accommodate crews’ schedules, said spokesperson Claudia Bingham Baker.

Transportation is encouraging drivers to plan ahead for extra travel time.

Transportation personnel are keeping a close eye on the bridge following erosion around bridge piers that occurred after the two Elwha River dams were removed.

Additional information about the span is available at the Elwha River Bridge website at

Flight operations start Monday

COUPEVILLE — There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island at the outlying field from Monday through Friday.

Training has been scheduled from midday to midafternoon and late afternoon to evening Monday.

Training will continue from late morning to evening Tuesday through Thursday.

Operations might occur in the morning to late afternoon Friday.

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.

Bring Your Own Art

PORT ANGELES — Art for Studio Bob’s Bring Your Own Art show on Saturday can be delivered to the studio between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday and between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday.

Deliver art to the show venue upstairs at 118 1/2 E. Front St.

The reception for the show will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. A no-host bar and refreshments will be available in The Loom next door.

The popular all-ages show is a chance to show something you or a family member has done. It is open to all artists: professional, student, first-timers and nervous-never-shownbefores.

The cost is $5 per piece (maximum of three), with no commission if you choose to sell your art.

Art should have tags that have the name of the artist, title, contact information and price (optional), and a bit about the art and artist.

For more information, call Bob Stokes at 415-990-0457.

Construction to resume at Sequim center

SEQUIM — Construction work on the remodel of the Guy Cole Mini-Convention Center in Carrie Blake Community Park is scheduled to resume Monday.

Construction work will take place each week Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is expected to be completed by March 31.

Visitors can expect to see construction vehicles, equipment and dumpsters in the vicinity of the building.

Vehicular access and parking will remain open with some minor encroachments from construction activity.

The project includes interior and exterior remodel work and is being funded by monies secured through a Washington State Department of Commerce Local Program Funding Grant.

Contact City Engineer Matt Klontz at or phone 360-582-2472 with questions or concerns regarding the project.

First Federal Foundation donates $25,000 in Poulsbo

POULSBO — First Federal Community Foundation has awarded a grant for $25,000 to Morrow Manor to build eight units of affordable housing for domestic violence survivors and their families.

The Morrow Manor project is a collaboration between the Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Club and YWCA Kitsap County.

For nearly 20 years, the two organizations have been partners supporting domestic violence victims and survivors.

Morrow Manor will triple the YWCA’s housing portfolio within Kitsap County, where one in four women have experienced domestic violence.

Morrow Manor will consist of eight family housing units located in a Poulsbo residential community, adjacent to a public park and in close proximity to schools, public transportation, shopping and higher education options.

Survivors will be able to stay for up to six years as they go about putting the pieces of their lives back together.

For more information, visit www.supportmorrow

To contact the Manor, email info@supportmorrow

ReCyclery volunteers rebuild 32 bikes

PORT TOWNSEND — This year’s ReCyclery volunteers took apart, repainted and rebuilt 32 bikes to be given away through partnering with other local nonprofits such as Dove House, The Boiler Room, OlyCAP, First Step Family Center and Jumping Mouse.

ReCyclery volunteers come together on Thursdays from October through the end of December to rebuild bicycles for kids who wouldn’t normally be able to afford a bike for Christmas.

If you are considering donating to The ReCyclery, remember to do so before Dec. 3.

Donations go to fund programs such as the Earn-A-Bike program, which helps people of

all ages build their own bike after 25 volunteer hours.

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