Community news in brief

KSQM to host holiday bash; coffees with mayor set; planning commission to talk marijuana zoning; anti-erosion wall going up at Olympic Memorial, more

KSQM to host holiday bash

KSQM 91.5 FM will have its 6th annual Independence Day Celebration from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at its office, 577 W. Washington St., Sequim, with live music and dancing, refreshments, children’s activities, Sequim Valley Car Club show, representatives from Clallam County Fire District 3 and KSQM personalities.


Coffees with mayor set

The City of Sequim “Coffee with the Mayor” program continues in July. Sequim residents can meet informally with Sequim Mayor Candace Pratt, at 8:30 a.m. Thursdays, July 2 and July 16 at the Hi-Way 101 Diner, 392 W. Washington St.

The mayor will be at a different published location each month to listen to anyone who wants to chat, ask questions, express a concern or make a comment about the city or the community.

Contact Candace Pratt at 582-0114 or with questions.

Planning commission to talk marijuana zoning

The Clallam County Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Agenda items include a review and development of recommended draft zoning regulations regarding marijuana producers, processors and retailers, and review of the Draft Clallam County Shoreline Master Program.

Call 417-2277.

Anti-erosion wall going up at Olympic Memorial

Olympic Memorial Hospital is getting a new safeguard against waterfront bluff erosion.

To mitigate potential loss of topsoil behind the hospital on the bluff, Olympic Medical Center’s board of commissioners in June approved building a retaining wall – called a soldier pile wall – to protect topsoil on the slope from erosion on the Olympic Medical Center flagship building’s property.

Work on the soldier pile wall is expected to begin this summer using the small works roster at an estimated cost of $290,000.

Apply for Soroptimist award

Soroptimist International of Sequim is offering a professional/technical award in the amount of $2,000 to a female of any age who either graduated from Sequim High School or currently resides in the Sequim School District.

The award is for a female in a program that will result in a license or certificate; examples of such programs include nursing, EMT, cosmetology, firefighting, forestry, paramedic and real estate, among others.

Applications are available online now at under “What We Do.” Deadline for applications is July 15 and applicant must be enrolled in her program at that time.

For more information, e-mail to

Sunset cruise a fundraiser for Sequim river center

Cruise on the 55-passenger, 65-foot Glacier Spirit around Protection Island for a narrated program on marine bird life and marine mammals found between John Wayne Marina in Sequim  and Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge.

The dinner cruise, from 6:30-9 p.m. both July 17 and July 18, is a fundraiser for the Dungeness River Audubon Center and is $75 per person.

For reservations, call 681-4076 or e-mail The cruise leaves from John Wayne Marina.

PAHS reunion planned

The Port Angeles High School Class of 1960 will hold its 55th Class Reunion July 24-26 in Port Angeles.

Events include a gathering at Peninsula Golf Clubhouse on Friday from 6-10 p.m. and a picnic at Lake Crescent on Saturday. Cost is $25 per person for the weekend festivities.

Contact Cindy Bruch Schlaffman, at 460-1375 or for more information.

UFO group to celebrate July 4

Olympic UFO will be hosting a Galactic Interdependence Celebration at 2 p.m. July 4 instead of the monthly meeting.

If you would like to celebrate the Fourth of July with fellow UFO enthusiasts, call 360-344-2991 or e-mail for location.

Senior Nutrition menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave.

Suggested donation is $5 (60 and over), $8 guest and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed.

RSVP to 683-8491.

Menus are subject to change.

Thursday, July 2: Pickled beets on bed of greens, chicken w/rice casserole, steamed broccoli, honey dew melon

Friday, July 3: Closed for holiday

Monday, July 6: Apple slaw, barbecued chicken, baked beans, corn cobbett, biscuit, watermelon

Tuesday, July 7: Potato soup, chef salad, garlic bread, ambrosia

Wednesday, July 8: Tossed salad, meat lasagna, dill carrots, garlic bread, mixed fruit.