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Interfor closing Beaver-Forks Operation

  • Jul 31, 2014 at 3:13PM

Interfor announced the permanent closure of its Beaver-Forks operation today, July 31, 2014. The Beaver facility employs 52 people and the Forks mill has 35 employees that will soon be out of work. On June 27, 2014, Interfor announced a curtailment of its Beaver-Forks operation on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

 

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Attorney General sues owner of Olympic Animal Sanctuary

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 11:39AM

OLYMPIA — A Forks resident who raised $300,000 for a non-profit dog rescue organization, but failed to register with the Secretary of State or produce required records of how the donations were spent, has been sued by the Attorney General’s Office for violating Washington’s Charitable Solicitations Act and Consumer Protection Act.

Daily Call For Service Log Forks Police Department

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 11:26AM

The Forks Police Department maintains a “TIPS LINE” 24/7. Locally, individuals may leave a message with information that may assist Law Enforcement with the investigation of a crime, or the apprehension of individuals sought after by police in the area. The number is 360-374-5311. To leave a tip via e-mail the address is tips.fpd@forkswashington.org. For all other Police business phone 360-374-2223 or Fax 360-374-2506

Peninsula College in Forks to Show The Whale, Host Discussion on August 8

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 8:32AM

Peninsula College in Forks will bring the true story of Luna, a young wild killer whale, to the silver screen on Friday, August 8. The documentary, The Whale, will begin at 7:00 pm at the Forks Extension Site at 481 S. Forks Avenue and is free to the public. The film's screening will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Richard Osborne, who spent three decades as an orca researcher affiliated with The Whale Museum on San Juan Island and the University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs prior to moving to the Olympic Peninsula. He is now a marine biologist and research consultant with The Olympic Natural Resources Center in Forks and works on salmon habitat restoration.

DOC Deploys 232 Offenders to Help Fight Wildfires in Central, Eastern Washington

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 2:17PM

OLYMPIA — In the past week, the Department of Corrections has deployed 21 offender fire crews from four minimum–security prisons to help fight wildfires burning in eastern and central parts of Washington State, including the 380–square–mile Carlton Complex fire in north–central Washington. The crews include a total of 232 offenders (plus 24 supervising staff) who are trained by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to assist in managing wildfires.

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