Christi Baron

Christi posted 142 stories to Forks Forum.
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The story of the hickory shirt

The hickory shirt has long been a staple in the logger’s wardrobe but how did it happen?........

  • Oct 6th, 2015 7:43pm

Jack Merrick, Pioneer Logger

Jack Merrick was born in Priest River, Idaho, in 1927. His parents were farmers and he grew up with one brother, Donald.........

  • Oct 6th, 2015 7:26pm

Celebrating Echoes of Axes

In the early days of the Forks Forum, the 1930s, it was not unusual to see at least one and sometimes two stories on the front page telling ..........

  • Oct 6th, 2015 7:25pm

Going to the dump

I am not sure if this is a small town thing, a Forks thing or just my family thing but when I was a child one of my family's favorite.......

  • Sep 25th, 2015 10:37pm

Remembering the Olympic Theater

On May 9, 1930, the Olympic Theater opened for business. Movies previously had been shown in the IOOF hall, but this was a real theater........

  • Sep 17th, 2015 4:30pm

Doggone news

Last Thursday afternoon the Forks Forum office was sort of like the happiest place on earth, sort of like Disneyland without.........

  • Sep 11th, 2015 10:02pm


Nothing says happy Monday morning like waking up to a squirrel in your living room. How do you know...........

  • Sep 3rd, 2015 11:44pm

Moe Flores is getting old …

Well, he may not look it but Forks handyman Moe Flores is going to have his 60th birthday on Sept. 5............

  • Sep 4th, 2015 12:21am


For Esther Nguyen’s senior project she decided she wanted to have a Color Run. The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5K on the Planet.......

  • Aug 28th, 2015 5:19pm


In 1929, J.M. “Pop Goody” Goodwin constructed a building to serve as a tavern he called Goody's........

  • Aug 21st, 2015 5:10pm

The Bogachiel Rain Forest Trail

Do you ever feel like going to the Hoh Rain Forest, but maybe don’t feel like driving so far.......

  • Aug 20th, 2015 11:42pm

Hogs give back

This past weekend was the annual Hogathon hike to Toleak Point. Never heard of the Hogs?

  • Aug 13th, 2015 11:46pm

The mysterious disappearance of Mr. Robison

What if someone in your family disappeared? Just decided to leave their life behind, start a new life ........

  • Aug 13th, 2015 11:22pm

Drought meeting — no good news

A meeting to discuss the current drought situation on the West End was held Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the Rainforest Arts Center in downtown........

  • Aug 14th, 2015 12:15am

Little Al Genson, the duck that defied the odds

I am not sure what year I got mallard ducks but it was quite a while ago. My aunt lived at Lake Pleasant and an eagle had killed the..........

  • Aug 6th, 2015 11:18pm

Forever fourteen

Johnny Brown was the first person that I actually knew that died. It was the summer of 1970.........

  • Aug 6th, 2015 11:18pm

Going home again

For three sisters, a trip on the Forks Chamber's logging and mill tour on July 1 was more than just curiosity about logging........

  • Jul 30th, 2015 10:46pm

Goat Monologues

Living in a rural area affords a person the chance to experience the rewards of raising ducks, chickens, sheep and other..........

  • Jul 30th, 2015 10:38pm

Olympic Loop Highway History

The Olympic Loop Highway was completed in the summer of 1931 and opened the West End to more recreational activities...........

  • Jul 24th, 2015 8:36pm

An evening at City Council

It was a fairly full house at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Many came in support of Darrel Gaydeski......

  • Jul 16th, 2015 11:22pm

Saving History…….Hiding History

This is a tale of two stories that appeared in last week's Forks Forum. One is about saving our history, the other is about covering

  • Jun 26th, 2015 3:59pm

Journey of the SV. Nikolai

One of the most beautiful spots in the West End and maybe even in the world is Rialto Beach. Located 12

  • Jun 19th, 2015 10:11pm

Allen’s Mill to close

LLOYD ALLEN started in the logging business in Oregon in 1937, he was just out of high school and he began delivering fir

  • Jun 10th, 2015 2:11pm

Vandals among us

Vandalism: an action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property. Recently our little community experienced

  • Jun 5th, 2015 7:34pm

Remembering one of our own on Memorial Day

A few years ago I wrote a column for the Peninsula Daily News about the monument that once was in the Forks Cemetery and now has its

  • May 20th, 2015 11:20pm

The Day Canada attacked Clallam Bay

Clallam Bay, sweet, quiet, Clallam Bay. Who would ever want to hurt a hair on the head of the little community of Clallam

  • May 20th, 2015 11:08pm

Goodbye to Diane

In January 1997, Diane Schostak recently had been named the West End Regional Chamber of Commerce director. George McCormick

  • May 14th, 2015 10:38pm

Saving Ed Sandy

A few years ago, Forks resident Chris Ford shared a photo on Facebook. It was of a group of men that included his father

  • May 8th, 2015 10:39pm

Mother: World’s toughest job

Recently I watched a video of a job interview that was done via a web cam. Potential candidates for the job listened to the interviewer

  • May 8th, 2015 10:23pm

Beach-combing museum closer to reality

This past weekend volunteers from everywhere came to area beaches and picked up trash. But what is one man's trash is another man's treasure! For Forks' retired plumber, John Anderson, picking up that trash

  • Apr 30th, 2015 8:16pm

Let’s Dance!

Friday Jan. 9, 1925, many of the 300 or so Forks residents had gone to watch the Forks basketball team play Clallam at the IOOF Hall. The game got over around 10:30 p.m., many had barely gotten to

  • Apr 16th, 2015 7:45pm

The amazing gift — The QVSA

The event now known as the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction turns 51 this year. At its inception, it was known as the Quillayute

  • Mar 20th, 2015 11:22pm

Happy Anniversary, Forks Elks Lodge

On March 15 the Forks Elks Lodge will mark its 40th year in our community. From a front page story from March 13, 1975, Ed Marion

  • Mar 13th, 2015 11:22pm

Forks Chamber welcomed to the Center

It was a little chilly in the Roundhouse at the former 110 Business Park on Wednesday, Feb. 25, but the welcome from the Quileute Tribe was warm as the

  • Mar 6th, 2015 11:37pm

Yella Dawg Fly Shop

The summer of 2007, the life of Gordon Gracey changed forever. After a terrible accident that left his left arm permanently paralyzed

  • Mar 6th, 2015 11:09pm

Forks Loggers Memorial

When you go to work today chances are you will return home tonight unscathed. The possibility that you will be injured or killed is in most cases the farthest thing from your mind. But if you work in the

  • Feb 26th, 2015 11:17pm

Hello Baby, is that you?

Mondays are a very busy day here at the Forks Forum office, but I always try to answer the phone, just in case any big breaking stories are happening, because I don't want to miss a thing. So,

  • Feb 5th, 2015 10:37pm

Forks Hospital looks to replace expired EMS levy

Forks Community Hospital CFO Jim Chaney told the Forks Forum last week that the hospital district will be asking voters to approve a six-year emergency

  • Jan 27th, 2015 10:13pm

Remembering the ’21 Blow

People love to talk about the weather. People talk about the weather on the phone and in person. Friends and family talk about the weather before they discuss what's

  • Jan 27th, 2015 9:41pm

Remembering Harold Gunter

It would be hard to find someone that could say a bad word about Harold Gunter. He always seemed to be in a good mood and was always willing to help someone down on their luck.

  • Jan 15th, 2015 9:00pm