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Help protect wild birds from deadly salmonellosis

Recent reports of sick or dead birds at backyard feeders in King,…

  • Jan 15th, 2021

 

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Fun and imaginative books for children — Especially for those with any learning disability

This set of two books with 15 original stories are beautifully illustrated…

  • Jan 15th, 2021

 

Ruth greeting Seahawks fans with her “I hate Seahawks” sign at her home on Sunday evening.

2021 predictions

With most people just wishing to forget that 2020 ever happened…be careful…

  • Jan 11th, 2021

 

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First baby of the year born on Peninsula

By Pierre LaBossiere Olympic Peninsula News Group A Forks family’s baby boy…

  • Jan 7th, 2021
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Top winter mental health tips from Washington experts

By Community Health Plan of Washington Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington…

  • Jan 7th, 2021
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Adoption gift certificates are a great idea for friends or families looking for a pet

By Best Friends Animal Society Americans are inundated each year by classic…

  • Dec 30th, 2020
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The Whittier Hop house once stood on the east side of what is now Forks Avenue, and the location has been identified as somewhere between the Forks Motel and the Forks Transit Center. Mr. Whittier is seen here, in the photo, next to the dog. Whittier’s arm is up on the bale of hops. Photo Forks Forum Archives

The Whittier’s

By Christi Baron Editor Forks Forum Merrill Whittier: West End Pioneer In…

  • Dec 27th, 2020
The Whittier Hop house once stood on the east side of what is now Forks Avenue, and the location has been identified as somewhere between the Forks Motel and the Forks Transit Center. Mr. Whittier is seen here, in the photo, next to the dog. Whittier’s arm is up on the bale of hops. Photo Forks Forum Archives
Ruth …from 2018….did I mention she is also a Tom Brady fan?

Ruth’s Night Before Christmas

With the Seahawks now in the top spot in their division …I…

  • Dec 25th, 2020
Ruth …from 2018….did I mention she is also a Tom Brady fan?
Letters to Santa

Forks Community Preschool Letters to Santa

Forks Community Preschool Monday/Thursday AM Class Teachers Beth and Janice Dear Santa,…

  • Dec 16th, 2020
Letters to Santa
Karen's long-gone basketball. Submitted Photo

Message on a basketball

Reprinted from the Forks Forum December 2014 Everyone has heard of putting…

  • Dec 10th, 2020
Karen's long-gone basketball. Submitted Photo
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More on Mental Health

It is on all our minds, every day, all day long, and…

  • Dec 3rd, 2020
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Wildlife: Dirty Thirties Thanksgiving

By Pat Neal This is a story of an Olympic Peninsula family…

  • Dec 3rd, 2020
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Winter care for trees, shrubs and perennials in containers

By Melinda Myers As you prepare your landscape for winter don’t overlook…

  • Nov 27th, 2020
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pets

Best Friends Animal Society offers tips to keep pets safe amid first COVID Thanksgiving

Like everything else in 2020, for most people, this Thanksgiving will look…

  • Nov 27th, 2020
pets
The Russians from the Russian American Company’s ship St Nicholai are attacked by the locals. Charles Ellms

Wildlife: Spawning Season

By Pat Neal It was daylight on the river on a dark…

  • Nov 18th, 2020
The Russians from the Russian American Company’s ship St Nicholai are attacked by the locals. Charles Ellms
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Rent or Mortgage for a Year Sweepstakes

Enter for your chance to win $15,000!

  • Nov 16th, 2020
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7 reasons you should find a fantastic “new” old friend

By Best Friends Animal Society At 14, with one eye and a…

  • Nov 12th, 2020
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Elk visiting City Hall. Photo Christi Baron

Wildlife: Opening Day

By Pat Neal It was daylight in the swamp on the opening…

  • Nov 12th, 2020
Elk visiting City Hall. Photo Christi Baron
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COMING SOON: Rent or Mortgage for a Year Sweepstakes

Enter for your chance to win $15,000 starting Nov. 16!

  • Nov 11th, 2020
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“Landscaping with Native Plants” by Joe Holtrop

Want to learn how to create sustainable landscapes that thrive while requiring…

  • Nov 4th, 2020
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Wildlife:

The Day After By Pat Neal “The whole country is going to…

  • Nov 4th, 2020
Newspaper clipping shows the pattern on the cedar bark cloth.

Woman seeks to unravel mystery of large piece of Cedar Bark Cloth

From November 1957 reprinted in the Forks Forum from the PA Evening…

  • Oct 29th, 2020
Newspaper clipping shows the pattern on the cedar bark cloth.
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Unsolved West End Mysteries

By Christi Baron Is it the chill on the backs of our…

  • Oct 22nd, 2020
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A Star is Born

By Pat Neal It was going to be one of those days…

  • Oct 15th, 2020
Richard Halverson, Pioneer Logger 2019, with Jack Banner, and Dean Hurn, on the right, Pioneer Logger Award winner for 2020. This photo was taken by Lonnie Archibald during past coffee hours at the Lake Pleasant Grocery where truckers, loggers, fishermen, mill rites, etc. once met to discuss important things.

Dean Hurn WEBPA Pioneer Logger Award Winner 2020

SINCE 1981, THE Pioneer Logger Award has been bestowed, during Hickory Shirt/Heritage…

  • Oct 15th, 2020
Richard Halverson, Pioneer Logger 2019, with Jack Banner, and Dean Hurn, on the right, Pioneer Logger Award winner for 2020. This photo was taken by Lonnie Archibald during past coffee hours at the Lake Pleasant Grocery where truckers, loggers, fishermen, mill rites, etc. once met to discuss important things.
Henry Collings and his daughter Melinda Collings Stephens Elterich.

Road names …tell a story

By Christi Baron In Forks’ very early years, around 1911, Adam Copeland…

  • Oct 9th, 2020
Henry Collings and his daughter Melinda Collings Stephens Elterich.

Wildlife: Dogs I Have Known

By Pat Neal Often along about this time of year I get…

  • Oct 8th, 2020
Why you should do the Census

Why you should do the Census

By Christi Baron The United States Census is a decennial census mandated…

  • Oct 1st, 2020
Why you should do the Census
Wildlife: Historical Fish Story

Wildlife: Historical Fish Story

By Pat Neal It can be educational to look back at the…

  • Sep 23rd, 2020
Wildlife: Historical Fish Story
Pastor/chaplain Andy Pursley helps a group of grade school students handle the hose Friday, Sept 18 at the Beaver Fire Hall where these youngsters besides taking a ride on the fire truck learned the ways of fire fighting. Local fire departments are always searching for volunteer firemen. Perhaps Fire District #1 Beaver has found some future recruits. Photos by Lonnie Archibald

Future Firefighters?

Pastor/chaplain Andy Pursley helps a group of grade school students handle the…

  • Sep 23rd, 2020
Pastor/chaplain Andy Pursley helps a group of grade school students handle the hose Friday, Sept 18 at the Beaver Fire Hall where these youngsters besides taking a ride on the fire truck learned the ways of fire fighting. Local fire departments are always searching for volunteer firemen. Perhaps Fire District #1 Beaver has found some future recruits. Photos by Lonnie Archibald
Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends Weather anomalies: recently a temperature of 130 degrees was…

  • Sep 17th, 2020
Odds and Ends
Wildlife: Things could be worse

Wildlife: Things could be worse

By Pat Neal This week has been like living in a smokehouse…

  • Sep 17th, 2020
Wildlife: Things could be worse
Beebe earns Bachelor’s

Beebe earns Bachelor’s

Taylor Jean Beebe of Sequim has graduated from Central Washington University as…

  • Sep 2nd, 2020
Beebe earns Bachelor’s
Spotlight on Jerry White: August 2020 Volunteer of the Month

Spotlight on Jerry White: August 2020 Volunteer of the Month

Friends of Hoko River State Park recognize Jerry White

  • Aug 28th, 2020
Spotlight on Jerry White: August 2020 Volunteer of the Month

Essay Contest Entries

Last week’s Forks Forum featured the first and second place winning essays,…

  • Aug 21st, 2020
Wildlife: Tourist’s Revenge

Wildlife: Tourist’s Revenge

By Pat Neal Sometimes it’s fun to make fun of the silly…

  • Aug 13th, 2020
Wildlife: Tourist’s Revenge
Essay Contest Winners

Essay Contest Winners

Editor’s note: Around the 4th of July a Forks Forum reader came…

  • Aug 13th, 2020
Essay Contest Winners
Albert and Grace Fletcher in 1909 on their honeymoon, in front of the Hotel Forks …location near the stoplight today.

Old photos

Albert and Grace Fletcher in 1909 on their honeymoon, in front of…

  • Aug 13th, 2020
Albert and Grace Fletcher in 1909 on their honeymoon, in front of the Hotel Forks …location near the stoplight today.
Mora Campground

Mora Campground

With Local Tribes closing their lands to visitors because of COVID-19 and…

  • Aug 5th, 2020
Mora Campground

Wildlife: The Cold Vanish

By Pat Neal It was another tough week in the news. A…

  • Aug 5th, 2020