Clallam County

Park Service to continue operating Elwha water facility, but future remains uncertain

The National Park Service and Port Angeles remain at odds over next steps.

Registration taken now for Aug. 20 forestry field day in Sequim

The event will be conducted by experts in forest management, wildlife habitat and other forest stewardship disciplines.

Sequim school bond proposal might be pushed into late 2017

Educational Programs and Operations levy might take precedent over new building construction.

Juan de Fuca Foundation seeks donations of unwanted stringed instruments to be made into art

Instruments will be made into decorative pieces and auctioned in January in Port Angeles to help support foundation programs.

ANDREW MAY: Now’s the time to look ahead to fall

What is it you want from the garden, or what do you wish to accomplish? This is the essence of what drives chores that need to be done as the year moves from mid- to a late demarcation.

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.