AREA SPORTS: Razor clam digs begin Saturday night

Winterfest tickets on sale

Razor clam digs approved

A series of razor clam digs will begin tonight and run through Wednesday at ocean beaches.

The following digs during low tides will proceed as scheduled, after marine toxin results from the state Department of Health showed razor clams are safe to eat:

• Today: 7:17 p.m.; 0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks.

• Sunday: 7:52 p.m.; -0.1 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis.

• Monday: 8:28 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks.

• Tuesday: 9:06 p.m.; -0.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis.

• Wednesday: 9:49 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Mocrocks.

Boat maintenance

SEQUIM — Offseason boat maintenance information will be offered by Westside Marine’s Mark Castillo and Travis Lopeman of Port Townsend at Wednesday’s meeting of the North Olympic Peninsula chapter of Puget Sound Anglers.

The group meets at the Sequim Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road, with people gathering at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starting at 7 p.m.

Lopeman and Castillo will discuss the winterization of outboards and other end-of-year service maintenance items to get boats ready for winter storage and make the spring start-up easier.

A short business meeting will follow the presentation. Members will share end-of-season salmon fishing reports and hold raffle drawings.

Non-members can join the group at the meeting to take part in the raffle.

An annual individual membership is $25, and a family membership is $35. Membership also includes The Reel News monthly newspaper.

Save the date

PORT ANGELES — The annual Outdoor Gear Swap, a fundraiser for Hurricane Ridge Ski & Snowboard Area, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Vern Burton Center, 308 E. Fourth St.

The event allows the public to buy, sell and trade used outdoor gear of all types: board, ski, surf, paddle, hike, bike and more.

Gear drop-off will be available Nov. 1-3 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. day of sale.

Unsold gear will be picked up at 3 p.m. Nov. 4.

Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family.

For more information, email

Winterfest tickets

PORT ANGELES — Tickets and tables are available for Winterfest 2023, a fundraiser for the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation.

The event will be held at the Vern Burton Center, 308 E. Fourth St., with doors at 5 p.m. and the event starting at 6 p.m.

Appetizers prepared by Country Aire will be served, while dinner is catered by Kokopelli Grill, along with an oyster bar and desserts from Cakes, Pies and More.

A no-host beer and wine bar will be available along with Fogtown tea and coffee.

Live music will be provided by BBR, and there will be live and silent auctions and a $1,000 cash raffle from First Federal.

Tickets are $75 in advance, $90 at the door.

Community tables for 10 are available for $750.

To buy tickets, visit

Ridge pass sale

SEQUIM — Season passes for Hurricane Ridge Ski & Snowboard Area will be available at Mervin Manufacturing, 155 Business Park Loop, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26.

Individual passes are $369, family $699 and additional members are $70 each.

Hurricane Ridge pass holders also can receive three free full-day lift tickets from Snow King Mountain Resort in Jackson, Wyo.

Junior hoops

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County Parks and Recreation’s Junior Hoops Basketball registration is underway until Nov. 1.

Open to all county boys and girls, the program includes levels for Pre-K/Kinder ($60 with custom T-shirt); first and second grade ($65 with shirt); third/fourth and fifth/sixth grades ($90 and includes a numbered, reversible jersey, $65 if you already have a jersey).

To register, visit or mail a completed registration form and check to Jefferson County Public Works, 623 Sheridan St., Port Townsend, WA 98368.

Volunteer coaches are needed.

Preseason coaches meetings will be held at the Rec Center, 620 Tyler St. at 5:30 p.m. (Pre-K through 2nd grade) and 6:30 p.m. (third through sixth grades) Nov. 8.

Team rosters, equipment and relevant information will be distributed.

For more information, call Chris Macklin at 360-385-2221 or email

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