NEWS BRIEFS: Trust lands workshops set for today … and other items

News items for the North Olympic Peninsula.

Workshops on trust lands and their connection to public schools are planned in Sequim and Port Angeles today.

The public forums will be hosted by the Washington State School Directors’ Association Trust Land Task Force.

The Sequim workshop will be at 1 p.m. at the Clallam County Fire District No. 3 training room at 323 N. Fifth Ave.

Two are planned at the student center at Port Angeles High School, 304 E. Park Ave. — one at

4 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m.

The workshops will define trust lands, tell how they were created and why, explain how they support public schools and explain how they are managed.

Climate videos

PORT ANGELES — Three “Ted Talk” videos addressing climate change will be shown at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today.

The free videos will be shown at the church at 73 Howe Road, which is off Barr Road in the Agnew area.

In the first video, which is 25 minutes, former Vice President Al Gore makes a case for optimism on climate change and asks three questions about solutions.

In the second video, which is 16 minutes, Monica Araya, founder and director of Costa Rica Limpia (Spanish for “clean”) — a citizen group that promotes clean energy — uses her native Costa Rica as an example of positive action on environmental protection and renewables and outlines a vision for a world committed to clean energy in all sectors.

The third video, which is 19 minutes, presents Tshering Tobgay, the second democratically elected prime minister of Bhutan, whose country isn’t just carbon neutral, it’s carbon negative.

For more information, email Vivian Mulligan at

Grange celebration

PORT ANGELES — The Fairview Grange will fete its 100th year with a spaghetti dinner and a Chinese dessert auction at 5 p.m. today.

The dinner will include spaghetti, salad, bread and ice cream.

The Chinese auction will start around 6 p.m. for $1 a ticket, with desserts appreciated.

The Washington State Grange Master will participate at the event at 161 Lake Farm Road.

Entry is a suggested donation is $10, with children younger than 12 admitted free.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Fairview Grange scholarship fund.

Phone 360-461-9008 for more information.

Planning panel

FORKS — The Forks Planning commission will discuss lodging as in-home business when it meets Wednesday.

The panel will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the Forks City Council chambers at City Hall, 500 E. Division St.

Planned outage

DISCOVERY BAY — Jefferson County Public Utility District has scheduled an electrical outage at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the areas of Discovery Bay, Eaglemount and Gardiner to upgrade equipment at the Discovery Bay substation.

Customers north of the Discovery Bay substation, including customers in the Gardiner area, will experience intermittent outages throughout the day.

Customers south of the substation, including everything between state Highway 20, Old Eaglemount and Fairmount roads can expect a continuous outage until mid-afternoon Thursday.

It is anticipated that all customers will have power restored by 3:30 p.m., the PUD said.

Customers who have not had power restored by 3:30 p.m. Thursday should call the PUD at 360-385-5800.

OMC to host sale set to start Oct. 5

Olympic Medical Center will host a vintage jewelry and scarf sale in two locations next month.

The first will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at OMC, 939 Caroline St.

The second will be from 10 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at OMC’s Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

All proceeds will benefit OMC for the purchase of medical equipment and educational scholarships.

For further information, phone Betty Olszak at 360-681-2888.

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