Community news briefs — June 12, 2024

State sets three-week State Route closure

In May, Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) began construction on a roundabout at the intersection of State Route 19 and State Route 104.

From June 6-28, travelers are being rerouted to Center Road.

Later this summer, DOT crews will begin construction on another roundabout at Shine Road/Paradise Bay Road near the Hood Canal Bridge.

Check out all of the latest information on this project at

Flag Day ceremony set for Friday

Members of the Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Clallam County Veterans Association offer the third-annual public U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony on National Flag Day this week.

The 30-minute public ceremony is set for 4 p.m. Friday, June 14, on the southwest grassy lawn area outside at the NW Veterans Resource Center, 216 S. Francis St., Port Angeles. The ceremony is open to the public with refreshments to follow the ceremony.

The public is invited to observe and any local veteran is invited to attend and participate to help teach children the respectful retirement of the U.S. flag.

Local veterans will be paired with children to respectfully burn cotton flags that have been turned into the veterans center throughout the year.

The ceremony will be completed by the Port Angeles Jr. American Citizen children, known as “Jr. American Eagles,” who have have sorted many flags this year to identify 100% cotton flags for retirement in the city limits and have learned proper flag etiquette.

The Port Angeles Legion Riders Post 29 will provide a flag line while the flags are retired.

Bridge closures postponed

Overnight closures of State Route 104/Hood Canal Bridge, scheduled for the week of June 10-14, have been cancelled.

The closures have been rescheduled for mid-June.

The bridge will close at 10 p.m. each of the following nights and reopen at 5 a.m. each following morning: Monday, June 17 through (and including) Saturday, June 22; and, Monday, June 24 through (and including) Friday, June 28.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation continue to work on one of the bridge’s center locks.

Until this work is complete, crews cannot move on to the shock absorbers, which is the work that requires night closures to traffic.

For the latest information, see

Donations sought for Shipley sale

The Shipley Center is seeking donations for its 19th-annual Benefit Sale in August.

Proceeds from the sale go to the center itself (90%) and a scholarship fund for high school seniors (10%).

The collection site at 990 E. Washington St. Suite E104, opened June 8 and will be open Mondays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to receive donations. Volunteers will be checking donations to make sure they are saleable items.

Hot rods, hot dogs show set

Peninsula Dream Machines’ third-annual Hot Rods & Hot Dogs Car Show is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Father’s Day, June 16, at the old Fairview school across from Fairview Grange, 161 Lake Farm Road, Port Angeles.

Bring classic cars/trucks/motorcycles to show at 10 a.m.

The event includes activities, music, drawings and great vehicles to view, and free hot dogs while they last.

Cash and food donations (for local food banks) are accepted but not required.

For more information, call 360-461-9008 or email to

Experience qigong at Sequim park

Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) classes are set for 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday mornings weekly through June at Carrie Blake Community Park, near the Guy Cole Events Center, 202 N. Blake Ave.

Cost is by donation.

Organizers say this self-empowering meditative movement can bring balance and healing into one’s life through body awareness.

Get more information at

Learn how to run emergency shelters

The American Red Cross of Clallam County will teach the class using Red Cross protocol for starting, running and shutting down a shelter from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 North Fifth Ave.

There will be instruction on topics such as: sleeping arrangements; feeding large numbers; sanitation; pets and childcare; medical duties, and registration.

There will also be presentations on types of emergencies and what to expect from the resources available in the event of a disaster.

The class is open to all. If interested, contact Jean Pratschner at 505-264-0278; text or call.

St. Luke’s, along with Trinity United Methodist Church and Sequim Community Church, are designated emergency shelters in the case of a disaster such as a wildfire, flood or earthquake, where Sequim and Clallam County Emergency Management would be called to set up shelters in the city of Sequim.

Local office open to help disabled veterans

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) office in the Worksource building, 810 W. Brackett Road, is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday to serve veterans who are needing help with claims or other information.

Services are free and veterans do not have to be members of DAV to receive assistance.

The office is by walk-in; no appointment is necessary.

For more information, call 360-775-6482.

Note: In July, DAV will be moving to the Sequim Museum & Arts administration building, 544 N. Sequim Ave., with new hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Until June 30, DAV will be available for veterans at the Worksource location.

Soroptimists set scholarships to continue schooling

Continuing Education Scholarships are available from Soroptimist International of Sequim.

Female Sequim residents or women who have attended Sequim High School and have completed 24 semester or 30 quarter hours of post-secondary education and are enrolled for the coming 2024 fall semester are eligible. Scholarships range from $750 to $2,000.

Applications are available now at; follow the links for scholarships. Filing date is Aug. 15, 2024.

The mission of Soroptimist is to provide access to the education and training that will help women achieve economic empowerment.