The Quillyute Valley School District replacement school levy is passing with more than 63% voting in favor. There were 942 voters participating and after the initial count Tuesday there were 601 votes in favor and 341 against.
The 2018-2021 levy will replace the one that expires on December 1, 2017. The levy will provide about $3.9M or 13% on a total budget of $29M. Over half of the levy will go to student programs.
Levies in the PA or Sequim School districts also passed on Tuesday.
Road work in ONP around Lake Crescent will cause traffic backup on Hwy 101. A meeting on Monday was aiming to make those closures and stoppages as painless as possible. Forks Police Administrator Rick Bart says emergency vehicles have to be able to get through.
Bart says the Clallam Bay prison has a van with prisoners going through there every day – and a slowdown could be a safety issue – so they will be allowed to pass quickly as well.
Bart says they need to figure out communications with the work area. Bart also says there will be work on Hwy 112 at the same time.
Rick Bart is our guest on the daily feature today.
We have one more morning of rain mixed with snow before the higher temperatures will bring all rain melting away everything tonight and tomorrow.
Ron Cameron of the Clallam County Sherriff’s office says there were no reports of wrecks caused by snow and ice Tuesday. There were traffic hazards reported on state Highway 112 by Joyce, by downed tree branches.
A new study looks at the benefits self-driving cars could have for people with disabilities who often struggle to find adequate transportation.
Eric Tegethoff reports: