NEWS BRIEFS: Free smoke detectors are available … and other items

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Fire Department is giving free smoke/carbon monoxide detector alarms to people in the community unable to afford one.

The department will deliver and install the alarm as well as provide safety tips to prevent fire-causing accidents.

The department reported that 1.34 million fires were reported nationally in 2015, resulting in 3,280 civilian deaths and 15,700 injuries — of which 82 percent were residential fire fatalities and injuries.

Detectors can reduce or eliminate these risks, the department said.

For more information or to register for an alarm, contact Fire Marshall Mike Sanders at 360-417-4651 or msanders@cityofpa.com, or visit www.nfpa.org/education.

Sequim closure

SEQUIM — The city of Sequim’s finance counter will be closed Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for staff training.

The finance counter, located in the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., will be open for regular business Wednesday at 8 a.m.

For more information, contact Administrative Services Director Sue Hagener at 360-681-3426 or shagener@sequimwa.gov.

Former Olympic Peninsula students named to WSU fall 2016 honor roll

PULLMAN — Several former Olympic Peninsula students were named to Washington State University’s fall 2016 president’s honor roll.

To qualify for the president’s list, undergraduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of

nine graded hours in a

single term at WSU and earn a grade-point average of 3.75 or earn a 3.5 cumulative GPA based on 15 cumulative hours of graded work.

The students were:

• Chimacum: Tyler Nicholas Lloyd.

• Port Angeles: Anthony Paul Andrews, Joey A. Barnes, Brooke Dawn Cole, Bailee Cheyenne Jones, Marcus Alan Konopask, Bailey Elizabeth Reader, Austin Joel Roberson, Christine Rose Size, Richard Joseph Visell, Matthew Charles Waldrip, Lindsey Jordan Wilson and Angela Renee Schauer.

• Port Hadlock: Carlos Clay Burleson and Alyssa Nicholle Wolfe.

• Port Ludlow: Matthew Frederick Koenig and Shannon Renee Quayle.

• Port Townsend: Colin Llwyd Coker, Anthonie Cullen, Patrick Foley Forrestal, Greta Ann Gamble, Erika Dawn Hogland, Jack R. Pickard, Jennifer Noelle Roberts and Mark Anthony Streett.

• Sequim: Kelley Marie Anders, Victoria Ann Fitzpatrick, Stacey Lynn Gary, Katherine Elizabeth Harker, Kaitlin Marie Heike, Brianna Zhen Kettel, Bill Scott Koenig, Kristina Nicole Lenning, Deborah Claire Lyles, Matthew O’Brien, Megan Kate O’Mera and Matthew Schock.

Friends of the NRA to hold dinner, auction March 11

PORT ANGELES — The Northwest Peninsula Friends of the National Rifle Association (NRA) will hold its annual dinner and auction Saturday,

March 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the Vern Burton Community Center.

Attendees can participate in games, raffles, a silent auction, a live auction of firearms and other collectible items at the center, 308 E. Fourth St.

Dinner tickets are $40 per person and are available online at www.friendsofnra.org or at the door.

Proceeds from the auction go to the NRA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that is separate from the NRA.

Grants made by the foundation benefit shooting sports in Washington state such as shooting range improvements, firearms and equipment for 4-H and school shooting teams.

For more information, phone 360-775-1994 or email b-6@Q.com.

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