Christi Baron

Christi posted 142 stories to Forks Forum.
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The Clallam County Board of Health met in Forks last Tuesday. Photo Christi Baron

Needle exchange, water woes, vaccination rates and more …

The Clallam County Board of Health met in Forks last week, and…

  • Mar 28th, 2019 8:11pm
The Clallam County Board of Health met in Forks last Tuesday. Photo Christi Baron
Surviving the federal shutdown

Surviving the federal shutdown

As I am writing this it is day 32 of the Government…

  • Jan 23rd, 2019 9:43am
Surviving the federal shutdown
Happy 5th anniversary to me!

Happy 5th anniversary to me!

The traditional fifth wedding anniversary gift is wood. I am not sure…

  • Nov 14th, 2018 1:49pm
Happy 5th anniversary to me!
FHS grad and Elks Club member Dean McCoy is a blur but still smiling as he rushes to get more tables and chairs Saturday night at the Elks. Photo Christi Baron

A memorable class reunion!

What if you had an event and 100 more people than you…

  • May 3rd, 2018 8:26am
FHS grad and Elks Club member Dean McCoy is a blur but still smiling as he rushes to get more tables and chairs Saturday night at the Elks. Photo Christi Baron
Vivian Rosmond is seen here with a dollhouse that she and her husband Robert created and donated to the 1990 QVSA. Forks Forum Archives

QVSA history ….

The event now known as the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction turns 54…

  • Mar 13th, 2018 7:40pm
Vivian Rosmond is seen here with a dollhouse that she and her husband Robert created and donated to the 1990 QVSA. Forks Forum Archives
Writing your own obituary

Writing your own obituary

Last week I received an interesting call … well, I receive interesting…

  • Jan 17th, 2018 10:07am
Writing your own obituary
2017 …it’s a wrap

2017 …it’s a wrap

As 2017 comes to an end, it is time to reflect on…

  • Dec 29th, 2017 7:30pm
2017 …it’s a wrap

Forks is still celebrating its fame from ‘Twilight’

More than a decade after the first book came out, townsfolk still discuss the pros and cons.

  • Sep 26th, 2017 12:38pm
The next Chapter in Twilight Tourism

The next Chapter in Twilight Tourism

At the Wednesday noon meeting of the Forks Chamber of Commerce, Executive…

  • May 25th, 2017 9:24am
The next Chapter in Twilight Tourism
Presumption of a safe road …

Presumption of a safe road …

In the spring of 1994, West End resident Richard Cahill began a…

  • Feb 4th, 2017 7:58am
Presumption of a safe road …
West End Historical Society member Adria Fuhrman shows slides of early days photos during the November historical society’s meeting held at the RAC. The group intends to show more of the West End photos during the 2017 season. The group meets at noon the third Tuesday of each month at the Rainforest Arts Center. The public is invited. Photo by Lonnie Archibald

How the West End Historical Society got started

The West End Historical Society started out as the Pioneer Club but…

  • Nov 25th, 2016 2:46pm
West End Historical Society member Adria Fuhrman shows slides of early days photos during the November historical society’s meeting held at the RAC. The group intends to show more of the West End photos during the 2017 season. The group meets at noon the third Tuesday of each month at the Rainforest Arts Center. The public is invited. Photo by Lonnie Archibald
Many on the tour stopped at the sign for a group picture. Submitted photo

A day at OCC

On Monday, about 40 community members and a few others from Port Angeles and Sequim got an opportunity to tour the Olympic Correction Center. According to OCC Superintendent John Aldana, this is an experience that is not offered very often and usually just to high-up Washington state officials.

  • Sep 6th, 2016 9:00pm
Many on the tour stopped at the sign for a group picture. Submitted photo
Logging and Mill Tour 2016

Logging and Mill Tour 2016

Last year when I went on the Forks Chamber of Commerce Logging and Mill Tour, it was a sad trip. It was the last time the tour would ever be stopping at Allen's Mill. Everyone wondered if the tours would continue.

  • Sep 1st, 2016 3:45pm
Logging and Mill Tour 2016

Burn Ban issued for the City of Forks

The following order was issued about 4 p.m. Thursday Aug. 18, 2016

  • Aug 18th, 2016 11:12pm
Guess who's coming to dinner?  My dog that's who.....

My dog is a party animal

It’s after Memorial Day so it is officially the summer party season … not for me but for my .......

  • Jun 16th, 2016 10:31pm
Guess who's coming to dinner?  My dog that's who.....
Clallam County Fire District 1 Chief Bill Paul

Riding out a Disaster Drill in Forks

Tuesday, June 7, was a great day for a disaster drill. It was partly sunny, a high of 74 degrees and a light breeze. When the real thing happens .....

  • Jun 16th, 2016 9:47pm
Clallam County Fire District 1 Chief Bill Paul
Vernon Depew ...graduated Forks High School 1963 ...Died in Vietnam 1967.

Remembering on Memorial Day

The Vietnam War officially ended April 30, 1975. The West End lost four of their own in the 10-plus year conflict. The first casualty from the West End was on May 20, 1967 ......

  • May 30th, 2016 2:41pm
Vernon Depew ...graduated Forks High School 1963 ...Died in Vietnam 1967.
OFF SEASON SPECIAL!  The cost for a cabin stay is the temperature … Feb. 13-May 15.

The Lost Resort — worth the drive

It’s a long drive to well … it’s a long drive but, if when you get there, you are thirsty, there are over 99 bottles .......

  • May 27th, 2016 8:26pm
OFF SEASON SPECIAL!  The cost for a cabin stay is the temperature … Feb. 13-May 15.
Joe Snell delivering his senior project presentation.

Senior Projects 2016

There is a saying … senior projects are like a box of chocolates … you never know what you are going to get. Well, that is not exactly the saying ......

  • May 19th, 2016 9:55pm
Joe Snell delivering his senior project presentation.
A young Ron Dodge ....

The next step … for Mick Dodge

It is never a good thing to get off on the wrong foot with people. Especially if your feet are bare feet and your name is Mick Dodge. But this was ......

  • May 19th, 2016 12:31am
A young Ron Dodge ....
Don't cook your dog!!

A Ban on Hot Dogs

Personally, I think if you have to tell a person not to leave their dog in the hot car, they should not be allowed to have a dog. But ........

  • Apr 19th, 2016 9:22pm
Don't cook your dog!!
A section of the found photo ...

Remembering the short life of William A. Nelson

Last Monday I was dying, well not really, but it felt like it at the time. I got myself to the office at noon and somehow got the paper put together. ......

  • Apr 7th, 2016 9:57pm
A section of the found photo ...
Mia gets ready for her interview.

FES subject of teaching video

“A student who can't read on grade level by third grade is four times less likely to graduate by age 19 than a child who does read proficiently by that time.” .....

  • Mar 24th, 2016 6:37pm
Mia gets ready for her interview.
Three arrested after allegations of kidnapping

Three West End residents arrested after allegations of kidnapping and torture

Two men and a woman are accused of kidnapping and torturing a man in Forks. The alleged victim .....

  • Mar 23rd, 2016 4:29pm
Three arrested after allegations of kidnapping
Undi Road closed to all but local traffic.

Residents of Undi Road left without many options

Last week residents of Undi Road, located five miles south of Forks, that live past milepost 1.1, were visited by the Jefferson County Sheriff. .....

  • Mar 18th, 2016 9:53pm
Undi Road closed to all but local traffic.
The Alice Gertrude

Wreck of the S.S. Alice Gertrude

It was in early January 1906, when the little steamer Alice Gertrude piled up on a rocky ledge in a raging blizzard ......

  • Mar 11th, 2016 11:10pm
The Alice Gertrude
A message from Singapore.

Singing the political praises of Singapore

Nothing says people are reading what you write like when you write you are going to write about something .......

  • Mar 3rd, 2016 6:28pm
A message from Singapore.
Seattle Times newspaper clipping of the  lost cabin in the woods.

The Lost Cabin History from the pages of the Forks Forum-June 1, 1939

Abandoned and lost since the beginning of the century, a shack in the cedar swamp south of the Forks Shingle Mill......

  • Feb 12th, 2016 9:29pm
Seattle Times newspaper clipping of the  lost cabin in the woods.
Highway near Forks.

First Auto ever over West End Road

These days we think nothing of getting in the car and driving to Port Angeles. Prior to 1914, a trip to Port Angeles meant......

  • Jan 29th, 2016 8:38pm
Highway near Forks.
Traveling under and through the devastation.

History from the pages of the Forks Forum Windstorm of 1921 is recalled by W.F. Taylor

W.F. Taylor, of Mora, was born in Tennessee in 1862, and lived there until he was grown. He spent some years in South Dakota.......

  • Jan 14th, 2016 11:30pm
Traveling under and through the devastation.
The memorial for the crew of the Prince Arthur....

The Prince Arthur

On the evening of Jan. 2, 1903, a ship’s officer aboard the Prince Arthur, a Norwegian bark that had been at sea 50 days..........

  • Dec 30th, 2015 11:01pm
The memorial for the crew of the Prince Arthur....
Me and Mary Jane

Christmas past and where is baby Jesus?

As a child growing up in Forks in the late 1950s to early 1970s, I remember always wanting snow for Christmas and sometimes ..........

  • Dec 23rd, 2015 11:20pm
Me and Mary Jane
Watching tv in the 1960s.......

My Life as a Canadian

Growing up in Forks in the 1960s, with the remoteness and mountain barriers, our television viewing choices were few and with an antenna..........

  • Dec 23rd, 2015 11:18pm
Watching tv in the 1960s.......
Locals waiting for their mail at the Mora Post Office...

It’s in the mail

With the holiday season here, it is the time we think about mailing cards and packages. These days we ........

  • Dec 3rd, 2015 5:40pm
Locals waiting for their mail at the Mora Post Office...
Well over 100 years old

Merrill Whittier: West End Pioneer

In 1900, according to the census, 139 people lived on the Forks Prairie. One of those families was......

  • Nov 27th, 2015 10:49pm
Well over 100 years old
This kitten didn't survive.....

Being Thankful

The Realings were on their way to work Friday, Oct. 30, near LaPush, when they were hit head-on by a vehicle that crossed the centerline.

  • Nov 27th, 2015 10:44pm
This kitten didn't survive.....
Watch out...it's wine and cheese!

Being Cheese…..

This is a tale about wine and cheese, not consuming them but being them. With the 21st annual Forks Chamber of Commerce Wine & Cheese event

  • Nov 12th, 2015 11:39pm
Watch out...it's wine and cheese!
Remember to vote!

Voting …

Have you voted yet? Personally I liked the olden days when voters actually went to the polls to vote. The ladies at the Congregational Church would find your name on the list and then you made your choices.......

  • Oct 29th, 2015 11:35pm
Remember to vote!
This fisherman was saved from his sinking boat..others have not been so lucky...

The unknown, the unsolved and the unexplained … Part 2

The year 1952 was not a good year for fishermen. Not because the fishing was bad, but because people were going fishing and never coming home again..........

  • Oct 29th, 2015 11:15pm
This fisherman was saved from his sinking boat..others have not been so lucky...
Olympic National Park......

The unknown, the unsolved and the unexplained …

Personally, I don't like scary movies or haunted houses, but I do like an unsolved mystery. In 1939, the West End experienced several.......

  • Oct 22nd, 2015 11:32pm
Olympic National Park......