NEWS BRIEFS: Works begins Saturday to repair blocked culvert near Dosewallips Road … and other items

News events on the North Olympic Peninsula.

BRINNON — Vehicle access will be blocked for a mile on Dosewallips Road during repair of a blocked culvert at Case Creek.

Work will begin Saturday and is expected to continue until Sept. 23.

The culvert is at Milepost 9 on Forest Service Road 2610, also know as Dosewallips Road. It is about 9 miles from Brinnon.

During the construction period, there will be no vehicle access from Case Creek to the end of Dosewallips Road at Milepost 10, the site of a 2002 washout from flooding.

Public use of the area is discouraged during construction. However, vehicles parked beyond the work area at the onset of construction will be allowed to pass through with the expectation of traffic delays.

Pedestrian traffic through the construction will be allowed with intermittent delays.

The repair at Case Creek will restore access to 1 mile of open roadway and the current access to the Dosewallips trail network, including Olympic National Park trails.

Special meeting

PORT ANGELES — A special meeting to consider approval of a collective bargaining agreement has been called to begin after a board workshop Saturday.

The special meeting will be at 2 p.m. at the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center, 905 W. Ninth St., just after the second day of a board workshop at the center that is set from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Board members will consider a collective bargaining agreement with the Port Angeles Education Association.

During the two-board workshop, which will be from noon to 6:30 p.m. today and continue Saturday at the skills center, board members will hear an update on levies, and hear reports on facilities, a communication plan for the school year, human resources, collective bargaining, budget and enrollment. It will consider its code of ethics.

Monday musicale

PORT ANGELES — Monday Musicale will meet in the Queen of Angels Fellowship Hall, 209 W. 11th St., from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Entertainment by Marlene Moore and her electric cello will follow the meeting.

For reservations or more information, phone Ruth Welch at 360-457-5223.

Library adult coloring

The West End branches of the North Olympic Library System will host two stress-relieving adult coloring sessions this month.

The first program will take place Monday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

The second will take place Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Clallam Bay Library, 16990state Highway 112.

All materials will be provided. This program is recommended for those 15 and older.

For information, call the library at 360-374-6402, visit or email [email protected].

Business opening

SEQUIM — Blue Sage Property Management at 261043 U.S. Highway 101 will have a grandopening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28.

The opening includes ribbon-cuttings from the Sequim and Port Angeles chambers of commerce.

To register, contact Kathryn MacGeraghty at [email protected].

For more information, phone 360-406-5252 or visit

New executive director

PORT TOWNSEND — Cara Loriz is the new executive director of the Organic Seed Alliance.

She has a background in nonprofit development, small-business management, public advocacy,environmental education, consulting and writing.

Loriz was the director of Sylvestor Manor, a nonprofit educational farm in Shelter Island, N.Y.

Loriz has degrees in geology and technical writing, and taught environmental science and geology in California, Utah, and Ohio.

Loritz served as editor of the local newspaper on Shelter Island before joining the nonprofit farm world.

Loriz and her husband, Mike, moved to Port Townsend in 2015.

Micaela Colley served as OSA’s executive director since 2010 and will remain with the organization as project director.

Learn more at

Guest speaker

PORT ANGELES — Unity in the Olympics will have guest speaker Tim West during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service.

Silent meditation will be held from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Child care is available during the service.

The church is located at 2917 E. Myrtle St.

Prayer breakfast

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam Leadership Prayer Breakfast will have its 20th annual Prayer Breakfast at the Red Lion Hotel from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23.

The breakfast is open to the public.

The cost is $20 per person, or a table of eight for $150.

No tickets will be sold at the door. Reservations must be made by Monday.

Pam Henderson, a published author, entrepreneur, CEO, professor and international speaker, will be the featured guest.

For more information or to make a reservation, phone Chuck Brown at 360-452-3351 or Bret Keehn at 360-683-2727, or visit

Healing power

SEQUIM — A talk on “Creativity & Problem-Solving: Tapping into the Healing Power of Soul” will meet in Sequim Library meeting room, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.

The free, nondenominational event is sponsored by Eckankar.

For more information, phone George Abrahams 360-809-0156, email [email protected] or visit

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