NEWS BRIEFS: Port Angeles Public Works to host May 26 open house to fete new pump station … and other items

PORT ANGELES — The city’s Public Works and Utilities Department will hold an open house at its new downtown wastewater Pump Station No. 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 26.

The pump is located at 314 Marine Drive.

The successful completion of the new pump station is a major step forward in completing the Combined Sewer Overflow Reduction Program, the city said in a news release.

Since the station was put into operation Sept. 15, 2016, the city has had zero gallons of combined sewer overflows into Port Angeles Harbor, when normally there would have been over 25 million gallons of overflow, said the city.

Light refreshments will be served.

Mother’s Day walk

CHIMACUM — The Chimacum Woods will host a free Mother’s day walk from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The woods will serve coffee for attendees as they walk the 7-acre rhododendron garden, located at 2722 Thordndyke Road.

Event organizers urge those interested to follow these directions:

• Travel approximately 3 miles west of the Hood Canal Bridge, turn south from state Highway 104 onto South Point Road.

• After 1.5 miles, turn right onto Thorndyke Road (you will see a large sign to Coyle on the right just before the turn).

• Drive 2.7 miles to the driveway on the right with the Chimacum Woods sign (across from a set of an orange newspaper box and two mail boxes).

• Go up the driveway and turn right or park to the right of the gate.

Sheriff’s office chain gang crews trim weeds and clear illegal dump sites

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office Chain Gang put in steps, set and secured posts, cleared fairways of rocks and debris and brushed beside fairways at Disco Golf Course during the week of April 24-28.

Notable items found along roadways were six tires, a sleeping bag and three carpets.

Crew members found an illegal dumpsite on the 1600 block of Little River Road, totaling 440 pounds of garbage.

Crew members also trimmed weeds, pruned and cleaned up storm debris around the county shop and also trimmed weeds and planted 500 cedar trees in the county wetland next to the State Patrol office.

The crew replanted ferns and shrubs on a slide at the 19.5-mile marker on Hoko-Ozette Road during the week of May 1-5.

Crew members looked for a reported illegal dumpsite on the 2000 block of Towne Road.

Crew members also trimmed weeds on Mount Pleasant Road and U.S. Highway 101, Mount Pleasant Road and Kemp Street; Deer Park “Park & Ride,” North Barr Road, Old Olympic Highway and Gunn Road, and Old Olympic Highway and Olympian Way.

The chain gang has so far this year cleaned 345.1 miles of roadway, picked up 50,750 pounds of dumpsite litter, picked up 33,490 pounds of roadside litter, recycled 2,814 pounds of aluminum, trimmed 496 feet of weeds along guardrails, removed or sprayed 810 Scotch broom plants and brushed 23.25 miles of county rights of way.

Unity speaker

PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics’ 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service guest speaker will be the Rev. Donna Little.

Her lesson is titled “The Power of Mom.”

According to a news release, “Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, taught us about the Twelve Powers. These are focus points of energy expression in the body, where energy is translated or transformed between physical energy and spiritual energy”

Little is a resident of Sequim and is a licensed and ordained Unity minister.

She brings 11 years of experience as a Unity minister.

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

Child care is available during the service.

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