Welcome Cannabis Coast & Puffin Café!

You may have heard by now that The Smoke House is being transformed into a recreational marijuana shop. ........

  • Sep 4th, 2015

Happy Bankiversary!!!

Many people have been asking me about it so I’m just going to publicly announce my exciting news; Sept. 23 will be my 11th bankiversary.......

Driving the ‘Unique Miss Dixie’

What is it that is driving this turbo-powered, ever-ready, red hat kind of lady?

  • Aug 28th, 2015


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

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Complimentary Nasal Rebreathers

In response to last week’s column about the hot springs aroma, someone said to themselves, “I’ll show her!” and alerted me to their wonderful article explaining why some hot springs smell........

The mysterious disappearance of Mr. Robison

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

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It’s the sulfur, we swear!

I went to the hot springs this weekend. If you have never been there before, you need to know one thing about the place........

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..........

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Forever fourteen

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

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A Stand Alone Electrical Plant built in Forks for under $1,000

For all the mistakes I've made along the road to electrical independence, I have exercised some genius in hitching my.........

  • Aug 6th, 2015

Flagger Ahead

Most of you probably don’t know this, but I am a Certified Professional Construction Traffic Controlling Technician Specialist …

  • Aug 6th, 2015

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........

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Goat Monologues

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

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History from the pages of the Forks Forum Aug. 4, 1977

The old Clallam Bay School will be torn down this summer to make way for new shop, music, art and........

  • Jul 30th, 2015

The Mossy Mess

A while ago I was asked to be a tour guide for a clothing company looking to do a photo shoot at the Hoh Rainforest............

Crazy Columnists

An unpleasant — oops I meant to say, an unpleased visitor to Forks recently was ranting about something that she was extremely unhappy with during her stay in our little town.........

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

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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,