Clallam County

Blackberry pies sell out early at Joyce Daze festival

“We made 230 pies [Friday], and we sold them all out by 2:15 p.m.” Saturday, said Tracey Grover, who coordinated the baking and sale of fresh pies to the public during the festival based on the small, sweet blackberries that abound in the Joyce area.

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

Here are the various business meetings this week across the North Olympic Peninsula.

EYE ON CLALLAM: Commissioners to issue call for public hearing on proposed vacation rental ordinances … and other items

Changes would update Clallam County Code 33 by adding a new chapter on vacation rentals and adding new definitions related to vacation rental standards.

JOAN CARSON: Barred owls’ appearance evidence of expansion

HALLOWEEN IS STILL three months away, but the owls are out and about.

Johnson widens margin for spot on November ballot for Clallam County commissioner

Randy Johnson is closer to securing a place on the Nov. 8 general election ballot in the Port Angeles-area District 2 Clallam County commission race after 6,000 additional ballots in Tuesday’s primary election were counted Friday.

MARK HARVEY: Fight to know your rights before end of life

“Why,” you reasonably ask, “would anybody not ‘get it together’ enough to have basic, estate planning documents in place?” Well, there can be, and usually are, several reasons:

Most jail inmates in state denied access to voting, report says

While most of the country is actively engaged in the election process, an entire class ofindividuals — inmates in Washington state jails — can’t participate because the officials charged withoverseeing them have failed to provide the tools and information needed to make that happen,according to a new report.

New nonprofit preschool opens doors at Port Angeles church; meet-and-greet slated Saturday

Sara Reed is putting the finishing touches on her newly refurbished preschool classroom at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, getting ready for an open house set for Saturday. The preschool opens Sept. 12.

Olympic National Park fires held in check

Fire managers said Friday that fire activity remained minimal, confirming the observations of two fire managers who flew over all four wilderness fires within the park to survey conditions Thursday.

ON THE WATERFRONT: Log shipments to China prompt queries

Whenever I mention log ships and China, I seem to field quite a few phone calls and emails from thosewho are of the opinion that this is an example of jobs being exported from the United States.

Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble to perform outdoors Monday

The free concert will be from noon to 1 p.m. at Peninsula College’s Port Angeles campus, 1502 E.Lauridsen Blvd.

Port Angeles man sentenced for second-degree rape

Second-degree rape of a child carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and a $50,000 fine.

Reality TV series producers seek antique collections

The documentary series will follow co-hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz — two of the most skilled “pickers” in the business — as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques, according to a news release.

Johnson widens margin for general election ballot spot in Clallam County commission race

Line-up for November ballot in the ClallamCounty commission race is Ron Richards and Randy Johnson after second of ballots, but 2,954 ballots are left to count.

“A treat for the audience”: Duo set to perform Saturday in Coyle’s Concerts in the Woods

The show is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center, 923 Hazel Point Road.

7th annual Camaraderie Cellars Summer Picnic to benefit Port Angeles Symphony on Friday

Camaraderie’s co-owners — Don and Vicki Corson — will serve a light picnic dinner and pour their wines including the new Rhapsody in Red II.

Cooler weather keeps Olympic National Park fires from spreading

Moderate temperatures have slowed fire activity over the past few days in Olympic National Park, a national park fire information officer said.

Events abound this weekend on North Olympic Peninsula

A block party in Port Hadlock, a telescope party at Hurricane Ridge and Shakespeare plays are among the weekend’s activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Forks to celebrate cancer superheroes at Relay for Life starting today

Superheroes are the theme for this weekend’s Relay for Life in Forks, an annual event to raise money for cancer research.

Forks woman charged in robbery, attempted robbery

Jennifer Sue Holmes, 33, has been charged on separate counts of robbery and attempted robbery after allegedly threatening to infect a Forks 76 gas station clerk with AIDS.