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Bob Mingram, left, and Tammy Sullenger of the Clallam County Veterans Association host a display in honor of National Medal of Honor Day in the courthouse lobby. The display included the actual Medal of Honor awarded to Richard B. Anderson in World War II. The federal building in downtown Port Angeles is named after Anderson, who grew up in Clallam County. The display last week also included replica awards and other information about recipients.

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OLYMPIA — The state Department of Transportation reminds drivers that the deadline to remove studded tires is Monday (March 31) at midnight.

Unless Transportation grants a weather-related extension, studded tires are only legal in Washington from Nov. 1 to March 31. No extension is planned.

Under state law, driving with studded tires after March 31 is a traffic infraction and could result in a $124 ticket.

Woman injured

PORT ANGELES — A Port Angeles woman had been discharged from Olympic Medical Center as of Saturday after she was injured when the car she was driving left U.S. Highway 101 and went into a ditch Friday afternoon.

Jennifer L. Brown, 30, was headed east on Highway 101 near the east Port Angeles Walmart in a dark-green 2003 Mazda Protege sedan at about 2:44 p.m. Friday when the car's tires went off the road to the right, the State Patrol said.

The Mazda continued into a ditch, the State Patrol said.

Brown was wearing a seat belt, troopers said, and neither drugs nor alcohol was suspected as a factor.

The incident blocked the right lane of Highway 101 near Kolonels Way for about 45 minutes, according to the state Department of Transportation.

No bombs found

PORT ANGELES — Authorities found no signs of a bomb in the Clallam County Courthouse or Armory Square Mall after an unidentified male told a Peninsula Communications dispatcher that bombs were set to go off at the two buildings Friday afternoon.

Both were evacuated shortly after the call was received at 2:01 p.m., Port Angeles Police Sgt. Barb McFall said.

Employees were sent home for the day.

East Fourth Street was closed between Lincoln and Peabody streets at the courthouse.

Armory Square Mall is a complex of offices at First and Cherry streets downtown.

The threat was being investigated by the county Sheriff's Office, Port Angeles police and State Patrol.

Race Street detours

PORT ANGELES — Detours along Race Street near the Lauridsen Boulevard bridge replacement project in Port Angeles will be in place for just more than a week, excluding the weekend, starting Monday while construction crews complete work on that intersection.

Beginning at about 10 a.m. Monday, crews will pave the surface of the intersection, lay down pavement striping and finish installing a new traffic signal, according to the city.

Southbound traffic on Race Street will be detoured east on Ninth Street, then south on Washington Street to Park Avenue, then west to return to Race Street.

Northbound traffic on Race Street will be detoured east on Park Avenue to Washington Street, then north to Ninth Street and west to Race Street.

Detours are expected to be in place until April 9, though Race Street will be reopened Saturday and Sunday, April 6.

No practice landings set on Whidbey

WHIDBEY ISLAND — No field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field in Coupeville between today and Saturday.

Flight operations are subject to change due to weather, operational and/or training requirements.

Updates or changes in operations at Coupeville may be found on NAS Whidbey Island's Facebook page.

Landing practices have prompted noise complaints in Port Townsend/Jefferson County and in the Coupeville area.

Woodworker talk

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula Woodworkers Club will host Tim Lawson for a presentation at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 205 Black Diamond Road, at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Guests are welcome to the free meeting.

Lawson is the executive director of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.

As a professional furniture-maker, his work has been juried into shows in Washington, Maine and British Columbia.

For more information, email

YMCA Family Nights offer play, more

PORT ANGELES — The community is invited to the YMCA's free Family Night at 302 S. Francis St. from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

Families can romp in the bounce house, play Wii sports, tumble in the mat room and more.

“We believe that families that play together are happier and have stronger bonds,” CEO Kyle Cronk said.

“Not only that, but play may be one of the best ways to get moving and prevent childhood obesity.”

Free Family Nights will continue the first Friday of every month through May.

There will be a Hip Hop Hustle dance class for anyone 10 and older from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

For more information, phone the Y at 360-452-9244 or visit

Art of appliqué

SEQUIM — The Appliqué Society is having a membership drive.

The group of like-minded stitchers focuses on learning and enhancing appliqué skills.

Learn to hand-stitch quilts and artwork.

To join a group, phone 800-597-9827.

Revising Flora talk

PORT TOWNSEND — A talk, “C. Leo Hitchcock's Legacy Lives on: Revising Flora of the Pacific Northwest,” by Ben Legler will be held at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center at Fort Worden in the Natural History Building, 532 Battery Way.

Legler will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8.

The talk is free and open to the public.

Legler, visiting from the University of Washington Herbarium, will talk about its effort to produce a second edition of Flora of the Pacific Northwest.

The revised Flora will be updated with species, current taxonomy and new keys.

Legler also will talk about some of the taxonomic changes that affect flora.

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Free coastal workshop set in Hadlock

PORT HADLOCK — Jefferson County residents wanting to learn how to protect and maintain their shoreline property are invited to a free workshop at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave.

The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The event, hosted by the Northwest Straits Foundation and the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee, will feature a presentation by coastal geologist Jim Johannessen and an educational beach walk.

Topics include slope stability and habitat, how and why beaches and bluffs change over time, shoreline permitting and regulations, as well as pointers on how to manage property while promoting a healthy marine environment.

Register online at, by phone at 360-733-1725 or by email at

Snacks and warm beverages will be provided.

Bring a sack lunch, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes for the beach walk.

Volunteer training

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Coast Discovery Center is seeking docents for the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration's Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

A six-session training for new volunteers begins Wednesday, April 30.

Topics include sanctuary ecosystems and wildlife, marine research and deep sea corals, current marine issues, communicating with the public and more.

Two field trips are included as part of the six-session training.

Docents typically volunteer two to four hours a week.

The training will take place at The Landing, Suite 206, 115 E. Railroad Ave., and is free of charge, but registration is required.

Dates of training sessions are April 30, May 7, May 14 and May 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Field trips are May 17 and 21 in Neah Bay.

To register or to receive more information, contact Jacqueline Laverdure at 360-457-6622, ext. 21, or

Find more online, visit or

Raising chicks talk

SEQUIM — The Co-op Farm and Garden has announced chick season at the store and will offer a seminar on raising chickens at 216 E. Washington St. at 11 a.m. Saturday.

During the seminar, Roger Lampitt from Land o' Lakes/Purina will discuss the basics of raising backyard chickens.

There will be a question-and-answer session following the free class.

Chicks will be available for purchase through the first weekend in May.

For more information, phone 360-683-411 or visit

Clemente talk

PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson Clemente Course in the Humanities will present best-selling author Walter Kirn during a lecture in the Port Townsend High School auditorium, 1500 Van Ness St., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 6.

There is a $15 general admission fee for this Clemente Eclectic Lecture Series event, with a suggested donation for those on limited incomes. Students and Clemente graduates are admitted free.

Tickets are available at the door.

Kirn will speak about his latest novel, Blood Will Out, a true-life account of his bizarre 15-year friendship with a sociopath.

Blood Will Out delves into the psychology of being fooled, of gross betrayal and how anyone can fall for the outrageous claims and dangerous charms of a poseur-like Chris Rockefeller.

The event is co-sponsored by the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader, Port Townsend High School and Port Townsend Library.

For more information, phone Lela Hilton, academic director, at 360-732-0007; email; or visit

Port Angeles High names honor roll students

PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles High School has announced its honor roll students for the first semester of 2014.

Students must obtain a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

Class of 2014

Zak Alderson, Jasira Andrus, Seth Bell, Cora Benedict, Genna Birch, Dalilah Blevins, Michael Blore, Gary Blunt, Abigail Bohman, Trilby Bowe, Madeline Bradley, Rachael Breitbach, Chloe Brown, Katlynne Brown, Saphfire Brown, Taylor Cameron, Mariah Carlson, Larsson Chapman, Lydia Cornelson, Madylan Coventon, Roisin Cowan-Kuist, Cara Cristion, John Doster, Madison Drew, Catherine Dumler, Khaya Elliott, Ashley Ellis, Nicholas Emmett, Erik Eyestone, Kenneth Farris, Justen Foster, Jacob Gallacci, Patrick Gaytan, Dylan Gibbs, Katherine Gibson, Jacqueline Gipe, Justine Gomez, Chyla Greene, Hayden Gunderson, Keith Halsey, Trevor Helgeson, Evan Herbert, Johnathon Honeycutt, Madison Hinrichs, Caylee Hunter, Madeline Irwin, Kylee Jeffers, Maverick Jennings, Jordan Johnson, Krista Johnson, Bailee Jones, Hayden Kays-Erdmann, Ashley Kitselman, Braden Konopaski, Madison Kuss, Sophia Lanzi, Nicholas Lasorsa, Yirong Liu, Elizabeth Livesay, Brittany McBride, Daniel Manwell, Megan McKenna, Salina McMaster, Tana Menlove, Isaac Millman, Jolene Millsap, Darrien Mitchell, Brittany Norberg, Callie Peet, Harrison Pearce, Tyler Philp, Cheyanne Pope, Ian Raphael, Sydney Rauch, Paige Reed, Ashlee Reid, Derek Schumacher, Chase Sharp, Cody Shields, Jordan Shepherd, Sarah Steinman, Robert Simpson, Edward Stevenson, Elizabeth Stevenson, Brenna Sugg, Paige Swordmaker, Natalie Tagg, Deanna Trujillo, Cole Urnes, Dylan Wallner, Zachary Withrow and Autumn Wolfgang,

Class of 2015

Shania Alderson, Emmalee Anca, Brady Anderson, Nathan Angevine, Casey Bailey, Zackry Baker, Svea Bastin, Quade Beck, Colby Beckstrom, Nathan Beirne, Samantha Benoff, Lena Blaesing, Elizabeth Brackett, Ian Brumbaugh, Samuel Burton, Peter Butler, Claudia Carvell, Chelsea Casady, Tristan Cox, Gavin Crain, Delanie Critchfield, Mikayla DeBerry, Elizabeth DeFrang, Jesse Denton, Sofia Doryland, Allison Drew, Stephanie Dudley, Ashley Frantz, Nicholas Fritschler, James Gallagher, Carly Gouge, Danielle Grimes, Tyler Hansen, Ian Harrison, Katherine Haworth, Connor Heilman, Michael Helwick, Kayla Hennings, Marc Henry, Jacob Higbee, Nicole Hill, Lauren Hoover, Isaac Houston, Hannah Howell, Vincent Ioffrida, Kendal Jacobson, Kayla LaFritz, Kyle LaFritz, Hannah Little, Leah Marsh, Jacob Matney, Brian McKee, Abbey McKibben, Natalie McNary, Kylie McVaugh, Hannah Middlestead, Michael Miles, Brianna Miller, Jeffrey Mordecai-Smith, Nolan Mullenix, Jacob Nielsen, Julie Nissen, Meagan Notar, Airel Oakley, Zoe Owens, Bailee Palmer, Alexander Parrill, Audra Perrizo, Cameron Raber, Zachary Rehler, Bailey Roark, Braeden Saiz, Astrid Schick, Briana Schildknecht, Melanie Schimschal, Simon Shindler, Emilee Spoon, Samuel Stevenson, Samson Waddell, Clare Wegener, Katelyn West, Sabrina Williams, Carlee Wilson, David Winsor, Elisabeth Teichmann, McKenna Thompson, Luciano Toscano and Jessica Zhu.

Class of 2016

Ashley Adamire, Hannah Almaden, Bergen Amundson, Baylee Bamford, Hayley Baxley, Matthew Becker, Cheyenne Bellamy, Amanda Bennett, Nathan Bock, Madeline Boe, Cheyenne Boyd, Beletu Brandon, Justin Brown, Lillian Brown, Jordan Bruch, Kayla Brunken, Robyn Bunch, Cameron Burns, Alexis Burwell, Garry Cameron, MacKenzie Cammack, Anders Chapman, Michael Chong, Annika Christiansen, Hunter-Anne Coburn, Branden Currie, Thomas Danielson, Erina Dougherty, Lauren Droz, Elijah Dumdie, Haili Farnam, Ian Ferrer, Ivy Fields, Brandyn Fouts, Wei-Yan Fu, Tyler Gale, Brytnee Gardner, Marisa Gasper, Monica Gasper, Ciara Gentry, Joshua Gershon, Greta Gieseke, Jeffrey Glatz, Katherine Gordon, Landon Groves, Kaytlyn Guinther, Alexis Hefton, Joshua Hendry, Matthew Hendry, Alyssa Herbert, Mitchell Hobbs, Ethan Hoch, Cassidy Hodgin, Evan Huxtable, Emily Johnson, Noah Johnson, Carter Juskevich, Smit Kataria, Matthew Kaufmann, Juliana Kavadas, Mary Kheriaty, Jens Konerding, Anton Kossler, Dakota Kuch, Kaylee Kuchan, Kendra Laidlaw-Mays, Ashia Lawrence, Cade Levine, Kyler Mabrey, Avery Martin, Rhiannon Matheny, Richard McMartin, Scott Methner, Taylor Millsap, Avis Noble, Cristina Oman, Genevieve Orr, Karina Paup-Byrnes, Janson Pederson, Laura Pena, Austin Phillips, Sydney Roberts, Ann Robertson, Mitchell Reynolds, Sarah Schneider, Emma Smith, Jayden Sparhawk, Brittney Sofie, Gretchen Sotebeer, Maria Soule, Hannah Stephens, Madison St. George, Willow Suess, Isaac Sussman, Olivia Thomas, David Treese, Preston Tucker, Gabriela Van Dyke, Paul Vanrossen, Olivia Washburn, Hope Wegener, Caleb West, Anastacia Wienecke, Trevoney Williamson, Coleman Wilson, Sonia Witczak, Austin Wolfley, Cameron Wood, Natica Wood, Madalaine Woods, Irene Wright and Jonathan Winters.

Class of 2017

Aidan Abbott, Helena Allencastre, Ryan Amiot, Benjamin Arnold, Sarah Baker, Benjamin Basden, Lisa Bell, Amber Benoit, Aubrey Best, Ebony Billings, Zachary Brandon, Henry Breece, Cody Brown, Kelsey Brown, Abriana Buchanan, Holly Butler, Lael Butler, Tristin Butler, Kennedy Cameron, Jayde Carmean, Kacey Casad, Kerri Chase, Abbigale Cottam, Brittani Dalgardno, Jennifer Danielson, Alanna DeFord, Tavin Dotson, Olivia Due, Royce Duncan, Julia Frazier, Madeleine Fritschler, Kimberly Gordon, Joseph Griswold, Amber Hamilton, Leah Haworth, Nicole Heaton, Karsten Hertzog, Violet Hills, Richard Hillstrom, Bradley Hilt, Hailey Hollingsworth, Molly Holm, Maxwell Hornack, Ashley Howell, Gage Jackson, Annika Jennings, David Jensen, Caleb Joslin, Tristen Keehner, Hana Kildall, Kristin Kirkman, Logan Kovalenko, Nicholas Layton, Bradley Lightfoot, Audrey Little, Levi Laungayan, Jace Lausche, Haley Locke, Denzel Loghry, Austin Loomis, Lauren Lunt, Noah McGoff, Slade McLaughlin, Aalyia Mitchell, Jasmine Moniz, Reed Morace, Calista Mordecai-Smith, Paige Napiontek-Sanders, Michael Nesbitt, Isaac Newlin, Abigail Nicholls, Tyler Nickerson, Laura Nutter, Camille Ortloff, Madelyn Owen, Justin Parker, Zaundria Patterson, Alexandra Peabody, Grayson Peet, Alyssa Potter, Nikaila Price, Wesleyanne Rayment, Sarah Reetz, Kylee Reid, Carley Rife, Jennifer Robbins, Laura Rooney, Brendan Rosas, Della Rygaard, Jesse Salgado, Grace Sanwald, Hailey Scott, Elin Seevers, Karisma Sexton, Noah Sinnes, Amber Smith, Zachary Smith, Billy Sommers, Janelle Stevenson, Kendra Sullivan, Emma Szczepczynski, MaKensy Thompson, Sarah Tiemersma, Skylar Tomason, Emily Traughber, Kaytlin Turner, Jared Van Blair, Lucas Verstegen, Daniel Vollin, Orrick Waddell, Devun Wahlsten, Bryan Walde, Parker Walsh, Gabriel Wegener, Madelyn Wenzl, Maya Wharton, Nizhoni Wheeler, Sierra Wickersham, Ashlee Williams, Marin Williamson, Sierra Wilson, Hope Winsor and Ephraim Woodin-Stockert.

Students of Month named by PA Rotary

PORT ANGELES — Emily Hassel and Nicholas Lasorsa were honored as Students of the Month for March by the Port Angeles Noon Rotary Club.

Emily is the daughter of Dave and Deb Hassel.

She holds a 3.77 grade-point average and ranks fourth out of 296 in her class.

Her honors include honors English, AP world history (passed AP exam, received 5 college credits), student life editor, Spanish (three years) and Running Start student.

Her activities include piano lessons, track, band (two years, clarinet), Pep Band, Key Club, Rider Crew, Teddy Bear Tea helper, King Five Home Team Harvest Safeway volunteer, Running Start and employment at Pacific Refrigeration.

She plans to attend a four-year university to study communications.

Nicholas is the son of Dave and Brenda Lasorsa.

He holds a 3.68 GPA average and ranks 32nd out of 296 in his class.

His honors include honor roll student, academic letter freshman year, academic bar, varsity letters (football and wrestling), National Honor Society, Roughrider Athlete of the Week (football), Roughrider Wrestler of the Week, Kingston Power Lifting Tournament Champion (two times), recipient of “White Helmet” on the football team (three years; this requires achieving All-State or All-American standards in 10 different athletic tests as well as meeting the academic criteria), Homecoming Duke junior year and defensive captain of the football team.

His activities include football, scuba diving, mountaineering (has climbed Mount Baker, Mount Shuksan, Mount Constance and Mount Rainier), snowboarding, employment at Tyler & Guy Auto Body Repair and Clark Horticultural services, volunteering at Teddy Bear Tea, Duck Derby, Humane Society and Future Riders football.

He plans to enroll in Utah State University's aviation program.

Longhouse scholar

PORT ANGELES — Jennifer Lynn White of the Makah tribe has been awarded a Peninsula College Longhouse Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.

She is a 2013 Peninsula College graduate with an Associate of Applied Science-transfer degree in criminal justice and an Associate of Arts.

White is working on her bachelor's degree in management at Peninsula College.

She then plans to earn her master's in social work and a juris doctor.

“Between my husband and I, we have a combined family of 11,” White said. “So with the scholarship, I am able to start saving for my transition to law school, which will require us to temporarily relocate so I can attend.”

White is a deputy clerk for Clallam County Superior Court and has worked in the legal capacity as a juvenile prosecutor/probation officer, dependency court prosecutor and caseworker, reserve police officer and corrections officer at Clallam County juvenile detention.

The Longhouse scholarship is available for one student per year from each local tribe: Hoh, Makah, Quileute, Lower Elwha Klallam, Jamestown S'Klallam and Port Gamble S'Klallam.

Recipients of the Peninsula College Longhouse Scholarship are nominated by their tribe.

For more information about the Peninsula College Longhouse scholarship or about Peninsula College, phone Ami Magisos at 360-417-7987 or email

Student recognized

LEXINGTON, Va. — Meredith Roberts of Sequim, a senior at Washington and Lee University, was recognized as a General of the Month for her contributions to the university.

She is one of 12 recipients recognized this winter term by the Celebrating Student Success initiative, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs to inspire engaged citizenship at the school.

Roberts is a psychology major and poverty and human capabilities minor.

She is a Bonner scholar, a Questbridge scholar, president of Student to Student Mentoring, tutor for English for Speakers of Other Languages and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Psi Chi psychology honor society and Generals Christian Fellowship.

Roberts has done research for professor Dan Johnson and is a research assistant in professor Karla Murdock's lab.

A graduate of Sequim High School, she works with the Department of Social Services, Eagles Nest with Rockbridge Area Community Services and Project Horizon.

Students take tour of shuttle

PORT ANGELES — Twelve Port Angeles High School Science Club students recently took a tour of the Space Shuttle Crew Compartment Trainer at the Boeing Museum of Flight in Seattle.

Because of grants from Angeles Composite Technologies Inc. and the Port Angeles Education Foundation, and through additional support from the Clallam County YMCA, the students were able to learn about the trainer, which is one of three shuttle mock-ups used to train NASA astronauts from the first shuttle mission in 1981 to the program's end in 2011.

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