NEWS BRIEFS: Some fire limits lifted … and other items

Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest lifted their fire restrictions Monday, according to a press release from the National Park Service.

The move is due to significant and widespread rain with a resulting decrease in fire danger.

The restrictions included a ban on campfires outside of developed campgrounds. Fire restrictions are typically lifted when a significant amount of precipitation is recorded in local weather stations and the fire danger has decreased dramatically.

Rainfall since Sunday on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula is more than an inch, with amounts of 0.20 inches or more on the east side.

Fire restrictions were implemented Sept. 1 this year due to a warm, dry summer and moderate drought conditions across the forest and park, according to the press release.

Elevated burn bans remain in place elsewhere in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

Fire district board

PORT ANGELES — There will be a regular meeting of the Clallam County Fire District No. 2 Board of Commissioners today at 7:30 p.m.

The meeting will take place at 1212 E. First St.

Agenda items include a pinning ceremony, the chief’s report, an update on 2017 goals and the 2018 draft budget roll-out.

Rosh Hashanah

PORT ANGELES — Rabbi Laura Rumpf will help kick off the holidays with a holiday potluck dinner and service Wednesday.

The event will be held at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1033 N. Barr Road.

The potluck dinner will begin the event at 6 p.m., with Erv services beginning at 7:15 p.m.

For more information, call 360-452-2471 or 360-460-6003, or visit

Sunrise service

A Rosh Hashanah sunrise service will commence at 6:30 a.m. at Port Angeles City Pier as part of a series of events Thursday.

At 7:15 a.m., the service will be followed by a no-host breakfast at the Port Angeles CrabHouse, 221 N. Lincoln Road.

At 10 a.m., morning service will be held at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1033 N. Barr Road. At 2:30 p.m., Tashlich will be served at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road in Sequim.

Attendees can try to blow the shofar.

For more information, visit

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