Community news briefs — Aug. 3, 2022

Sequim schools super to host ‘listening tour’ dates

Regan Nickels, Sequim School Districts’ new superintendent, hosts two “Listening Tour” dates this month to hear from the community, both events are at the Sequim High School Library, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, Nickels invites business owners and those involved with nonprofits and clubs to the school library.

Starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, Nickels will hear from the public with a focus on retirees and the senior community.

For more information or to RSVP, email to

Unity of Effort, salmon bake set for Saturday

Security Services Northwest, Inc. hosts the annual Unity of Effort, set for 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at 250 Center Park Way in Sequim.

This free event includes youth activities and family fun and is held to honor and support military, first responders, law enforcement and security personnel.

Representatives from numerous entities, their vehicles and equipment, and interactive displays will be on site, along with live music: Buck Ellard at 4 p.m., Hairspray at 5:30 p.m. and Scooter Brown Band at 7 p.m.

The event is being held in conjunction with the Sequim Noon Rotary’s 53rd annual Salmon Bake, which runs from noon to about 4 p.m. (when salmon is expected to run out). Tickets are $23 in advance (available at and $25 the day of the event. Tickets will also be available soon at the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce (1192 E. Washington St.), the Boys & Girls Club (400 W. Fir St.) other retailers in Sequim.

Guild’s thrift store sets sale days

The Hospital Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 4-6. The shop will have a large selection of pictures/prints, lamps, piano lesson books and purses, as well as a large selection of recently donated clothes and a bakers rack.

Donations are welcome between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as when the shop is open.

Proceeds are donated to local medical needs, going organizations such as the Sequim Free Clinic, Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, scholarship for nursing students at Peninsula College and Sequim EMT needs.

Shop volunteers are needed; applications are available at the Shop.

Ediz Hook area closes to salmon fishing

State officials have suspended salmon fishing at Marine Area 6 west of Ediz Hook until Tuesday, Aug. 16, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced on July 29.

Catch rates have been high to date in Marine Area 6, and anglers have reached 88 percent of the “legal encounters quota” (9,400) for the season through July 24, state officials said.

“A temporary total closure is necessary to ensure there are enough Chinook impacts available for coho opportunities later in the summer,” they said.

To be notified of fishing rule changes as they are announced, anglers are encouraged to sign up for the WDFW email notification lists at

For more information, call 360-902-2700.

Second Saturday garden walk set

WSU-certified Clallam County Master Gardeners Jan Bartron, Bob Cain, Laurel Moulton and Audreen Williams will lead the Second Saturday Garden Walk, from 10-11:30 a.m. on Aug. 13, at the Port Angeles Fifth Street Community Garden, 328 E. Fifth St.

The free educational outreach walk covers what needs to be done in the vegetable garden. August’s walk topics focus on a variety of tomato problems, successful weed management, and growing and harvesting all things allium. There is always time to ask questions and get timely vegetable gardening advice as well, organizers say.

Attendees are encouraged to check the Clallam County Master Gardener online calendar for updates of any presentation at

For more information, call 360-565-2679 or 360-477-0116.