Much Ado About Mutton

A few weeks ago, my co-workers and I were swapping stories of being pulled over for various traffic violations.............

Craters of the Bogachiel

My consuming interest in alternative energy is not the only obsession I have obeyed in steering a dangerous course........

  • Jul 16th, 2015

Love John

When we first started this journey together, I believe I mentioned I have hope in many ways. Hope in a brighter future

  • Jun 25th, 2015

We need to talk

Police Chief Rick Bart's name can be rearranged to spell "Bar Trick." This has very little to do with the column. I just thought it was funny. Now, on to the point

Duke says thanks

Duke had not been at his new home on Merchant Road very long when he wandered on to Calawah Way and was hit by a car the evening

  • Jun 11th, 2015

History Tales to feature county courthouses

The Clallam County Historical Society will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Clallam County Courthouse at the society’s annual meeting on

  • Jun 5th, 2015

Dear Class of 2015,

If there is one thing that I wish someone would have said to me back when I was graduating high school, it would have been, “Just sleep on it!”


Peninsula College at Forks invites the public to the West End premiere of House of Learning: The Spirit of the Peninsula College Longhouse

  • May 22nd, 2015

Love John

I thought I had it all figured out on what I would write about this time. I had planned to write about my best friend and in a way

  • May 21st, 2015

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

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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

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Never Heard of him

An out-of-towner recently asked me if I knew a guy named Rod Fleck. “Of course I know him!” would have been the truthful answer

The Life of Crime

A long, long time ago (last fall), in a land far, far away (30 miles out of Forks), I was pulled over by a law enforcement officer

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 by

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

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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

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Darn Those Nagging Moms

Mothers often are unfairly pegged as being nags who worry too much. That was not the case with my "mother" (my gram).

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

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Too Forksonite-ish?

In a desperate situation, when she was fresh out of the potty training stage, I taught my oldest to go to the bathroom in the great

The Army of Forks

Having grown up here, I am no stranger to the neverending generosity and support found in Forks. Most of you probably bought something from me at one time or another when I was in school.

History from the pages of the Forks Forum-March 20, 1947

Editor’s note, on March 17, 1947, Clallam Bay suffered a terrible fire. With recent pleas from volunteer fire departments all across the West End, it is a good time to think about how important

  • Mar 20th, 2015

Memory Lane

You have been forced to stare at my mug up there 125 times. I apologize for that, but to celebrate my 125th column

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

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If you don’t know me, you should know that I’m roughly as tall as the average third-grader. For this reason,

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

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What the “F”? (As in Forks)

A reader e-mailed me a while ago and said, “If you know why the “F” on the new RAC looks out of proportion to the other letters spelling “Forks,” maybe you could enlighten us?” I had no other choice but to look into this

  • Mar 6th, 2015

Take a Hike!

When we hear those words from someone it usually means that perhaps we’ve said something wrong and maybe it’s time to take our exit. However in this case it can mean something

  • Feb 26th, 2015

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

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Better Late Than Never … Right?

A little over two years ago, an otherwise logical man came to a very illogical conclusion that I was wife-material. He proposed on Christmas Day with a karat and a carrot (seriously). Like any normal woman,

Where have all the macaroni necklaces gone?

Back when I was a kid, I really hated when old people started sentences with “Back when I was a kid.” Now that I’m old, I start at least 66.67 percent of my sentences with this phrase and I don’t care what

History from the pages of the Forks Forum Feb. 22, 1951 Fire destroys school building and contents

The old Forks Grade School building, erected in 1914, was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning and the blaze aided by strong southeast wind threatened adjoining buildings and even the business

  • Feb 20th, 2015

Christi or Christy the quiz

Christi can can Christy but Christy can’t can Christi. If Christi can can Christy, then why can’t Christy can Christi? Well, because they are different of course! If you think you know the difference between Christi and Christy, try your hand at our Christi/Christy quiz.

  • Feb 19th, 2015

True Color Part 17- Steam Driven IEDs

What Melvin King gave me in a converted water heater was a cheap and inexpensive way to heat our 800 square feet of living space; cook

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,

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Pants required

I say that I have a day job, but technically speaking, I work at night. I would say “night job” but that sounds

Something ‘bout Those Romeos

If anyone can find a house in Forks that doesn’t have at least one pair of romeos inside, I will give you the entire contents of my savings

Typical Christy Move

A few days from today would have been my grandma’s 77th birthday. In her memory, I’d like to share the following story:

Aliens and the Beast

Within the first two years of settling on Hemp Hill, I had moved my two plastic 50-gallon water drums up to our sleeping loft. This was the highest

Aliens and the Beast

Within the first two years of settling on Hemp Hill, I had moved my two plastic 50-gallon water drums up to our sleeping loft. This was the highest

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

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