NEWS BRIEFS: Three downtown Port Angeles parking lots closed starting today … and other items

News items for the North Olympic Peninsula

PORT ANGELES — Three downtown parking lots were closed today and will remain closed until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Port Angeles city officials said.

The areas to be closed for resurfacing and striping are the parking lot on the south side of Front Street east of Oak Street, the parking lot on the north side of First Street mid-block between Laurel and Lincoln Streets and the parking lot at the northeast corner of Lincoln and Second streets.

Notification signs were placed in each lot Friday, the city said.

The work could be rescheduled in the event of high wind or rain.

For more information, contact James Burke, assistant deputy director of city Public Works and Utilities, at or 360-417-4855.

Online archive

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Library System has added an online newspaper archive featuring scanned issues of more than 20 different discontinued Clallam County newspapers dating back to 1886.

The free database is now accessible from any computer with an internet connection.

To access the archive, go to and select “Local Information” from the E-Resources tab.

In each scanned edition are news stories, comics and photography, advertisements, classifieds and social columns.

The North Olympic Library oversees public libraries in Port Angeles, Sequim, Forks and Clallam Bay.

For more information about local history and the online newspaper archive, send an email to or contact the Port Angeles Library at 360-417-8500, the Sequim Library at 360-683-1161, the Forks Library at 360-374-6402 or the Clallam Bay Library at 360-963-2414.

Man sentenced

PORT ANGELES — Joshua J. Goudie, 27, of Port Angeles has been sentenced to 65 months in prison in a drug trafficking case.

Goudie, also known as Joshua Roaf, pleaded guilty in Clallam County Superior Court to two counts of delivery of heroin, according to a news release from the Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Goudie delivered heroin to the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team — once in January of 2016, then a second time in February, according to OPNET.

Both deliveries occurred in the city limits of Port Angeles.

Goudie, 27, grew up in Port Angeles, according to Det. Sgt. John Keegan, of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.

Goudie was sentenced Thursday.

Also known as Joshua Roaf, Goudie had pleaded guilty to selling a gram of heroin for $100 in January and a gram for $130 in February in Port Angeles to a member of OPNET, Keegan, OPNET supervisor, said Sunday.

Keegan said Goudie’s sentence was at the low end of sentencing for a person with his criminal history, which includes felony convictions for residential burglary, harassment, identity theft, possession of stolen property, theft and possession of a controlled substance.

“When he was arrested, he was found in possession of a shot‎gun,” Keegan said Sunday in an email.

“I can only assume that not trying him with unlawful possession of a firearm or any enhancement associated was part of the plea bargain, as I am sure the enhancement for him choosing to sell heroin in a school zone was also dismissed.”

Window design contest

PORT ANGELES — Window displays are to be up by Monday in the Clallam County Fair Merchant Display Contest.

The contest is open to all businesses within Clallam County.

Displays must reflect the theme of this year’s fair, which is “Cowboy Boots & Cowboy Roots.”

Displays will remain up until Sunday, Aug. 21.

Fair dates are Aug. 18-21.

KPTZ dance

PORT TOWNSEND — KPTZ 91.9 FM will host its “Summer Swing” dance party at The Palindrome, 1893 S. Jacob Miller Road, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.

The Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” will perform.

Eaglemount Wine and Cider will be available for purchase.

The Spot will cater and will offer crab cakes, seafood chowder and pulled-pork sandwiches for purchase.

There will also be a silent auction.

The event is open to those 21 and older.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased via or at the door on the night of theevent.

For more information, visit

Law at Landing offers free help from lawyers

PORT ANGELES — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will present “Law at The Landing” at The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.

The free event is open to the public.

Attorney volunteers will be available to answer legal questions, direct people to local services and explain the legal process.

The clinic allows the local public to address their legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers.

The event is to help those who are financially unable to otherwise access an attorney but is open to all who come.

It is recommended that attendees arrive on time to ensure being seen by an attorney.

For more information, contact 360-504-2422 or

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: Lorraine Shore discusses her trip to the World Dog Show in Russia and her winning dog.

Second segment: Ian Mackay discusses his wheelchair ride across the entire length of Washington to Portland, Ore., to raise awareness for accessibility issues.

Third segment: Eleanor Guderian discusses her book, “Sticks, Stones and Songs,” a true story of a family of 12 that thrives in Joyce in midcentury America.

Tuesday: Clallam County Fire District 2 Assistant Chief Dan Huff and Travis McFarland discuss the current fire season report and update.

Second segment: Former Santana guitarist Leon Patella discusses his upcoming performance at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, where he will play and also discuss bullying with the kids.

Wednesday: To be announced.

Thursday: John Siemion discusses a musical fundraiser he’s putting on for his sister, Barbara Gooding, who is paralyzed from the shoulders down after a fall.

Second segment: Clallam County Public Utility District.

RSVPs sought for women’s lunch Tuesday

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Christian Women’s Connection will host an art-themed buffet luncheon at the CrabHouse, 221 N. Lincoln St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Rosie Kennedy will share her story, “Misty Watercolor Memories.”

Wayne Dillingham will provide music.

The cost is $16.

Family and friends are invited.

To make reservations, phone Billy at 360-452-4343 or Mary at 360-457-5864.

Book discussion

PORT HADLOCK — The Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., will host book discussion groups on the fourth Monday and the second Thursday of each month.

The Monday group meets from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the Thursday group meets from 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

The Aug. 11 book is The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan and the Aug. 22 group book is The Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck.

Participants can attend one or both of the groups and are asked to read the entire book before the scheduled session.

Sign-up is required, and copies of the book will be loaned by the library at sign-up.

Sign-up can be done at the information desk at the library or by calling 360-385-6544.

For more information, visit or phone 360-385-6544.

Kids Create Outside

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., will offer two art workshops sessions for kids from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday.

Professional artists will create art outdoors in a 15-minute demonstration in the Webster’s Woods Art Park meadow. Afterward, kids will grab an art kit and head into the art park with their parents to draw from nature.

The workshops are for youths ages 7 to 15.

Artists include Doug Parent, Deidre Gonzales, Jeff Tocher and Sarah Tucker.

Supplies and refreshments will be provided.

The cost is $3 per child.

Parents must accompany their children during the workshops; no drop-offs allowed.

The enrollment deadline is Thursday.

To enroll and for more information, visit

Landowners help

SEQUIM — There will an “out in the woods” field day workshop for landowners at 143 Sophie Road from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20.

The field day is designed to prepare landowners to plan and execute management activities that meet their personal objectives, reduce risks and protect their financial investment.

Participants can choose from a wide variety of classes and activities taught by specialists in forest health, wildlife habitat, weed control, wildfire protection, timber and non-timber forest products, using global positioning systems, chain saw safety and maintenance, and forestland security and safety.

Youth activities will be available all day.

The registration fee is $20 per person or $30 for a family of two or more by Friday, Aug. 12.

After Aug. 12, the fee is $30 per person or $40 per family.

There will be an optional barbecue lunch that is $10 per person to benefit local school clubs.

Lunch reservations must be received by Friday.

A brochure with more detailed information, driving directions and the registration form can be found at

For more information, contact WSU Extension Forester Andy Perleberg at 509-667-6540 or

Clallam fair tickets

The advance unlimited carnival ride pass for the Clallam County Fair is now available.

Each ticket is $30 and can be purchased at the following locations:

Port Angeles

  • Swain’s General Store, 602 E. First St.
  • Higher Grounds Coffee, 802 C St. (west location) or 510 N. Oakridge Drive (east location).
  • Just Rewards Espresso, 1001 E. First St.
  • Strait-View Credit Union, 220 S. Lincoln St.
  • Wilder Auto Center, 53 Jetta Way.
  • Fair Office, 1608 W. 16th St.


  • Forks Outfitters, 950 S. Forks Ave.

Clallam Bay

  • Weel Road Deli, 17203 state Highway 112.

Tickets are also sold online at

Advance passes must be purchased by Aug. 17.

The pass will not be sold at the fair.

The Clallam County Fair is Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 18-21.

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