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Spraying the hydroseed turf establishment at MP 10. This includes a native seed mix, fertilizer, mulch, and a biotic soil amendment. Source: FHWA

Hoh Road Construction activities and upcoming work

Over the past two weeks, Interwest Construction Inc. (ICI), completed the final…

  • Oct 14th, 2021

 

General Election deadlines approaching

Voter registration deadlines are quickly approaching for eligible residents looking to cast…

  • Oct 14th, 2021

 

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Sixth Annual Great Clallam County Shakeout set for October 21

Following FEMA’s “National Preparedness Month” in September, individuals and communities throughout Clallam…

  • Oct 14th, 2021

 

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Community Announcements

Film Highlighting Indigenous Voices in the Struggle with Climate Change to Be…

  • Oct 14th, 2021
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Veterans Day Plans Set

Post 106 will be performing two ceremonies on Veterans Day. At 9…

  • Oct 14th, 2021
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The Lego-Construction Guy tree was sponsored by the Forks Forum and Peninsula Daily News in 2018.

SIORF Festival of Trees 2021

Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rain Forest is in the planning stages…

  • Oct 14th, 2021
The Lego-Construction Guy tree was sponsored by the Forks Forum and Peninsula Daily News in 2018.
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Restoring the Bogachiel Trail

Restoring the 24-mile trail segment of the Bogachiel Trail to National Scenic…

  • Oct 15th, 2021
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Annual “Welcome to nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm Territory” to open Peninsula College’s Fall Studium Generale Series, Oct. 7

Studium Generale will open its Fall Quarter series with the traditional Welcome…

  • Oct 7th, 2021
Winnie Peterson’s kitchen cabinet is now on display at the Forks Timber Museum. Thanks to some refinishing the cabinet looks like the day it was delivered to Winnie over 100 years ago. Winnie Ford married Ely Peterson in 1882. She had been born in Indiana in 1866 and came to the West End with her family in September of 1870. She died in June of 1951. The cabinet was donated to the museum by Jack and Eve Datisman. Photo Christi Baron

Timber Museum takes lead in Hickory Shirt-Heritage Days activities

The Forks Timber Museum not only tells the story of our local…

  • Oct 7th, 2021
Winnie Peterson’s kitchen cabinet is now on display at the Forks Timber Museum. Thanks to some refinishing the cabinet looks like the day it was delivered to Winnie over 100 years ago. Winnie Ford married Ely Peterson in 1882. She had been born in Indiana in 1866 and came to the West End with her family in September of 1870. She died in June of 1951. The cabinet was donated to the museum by Jack and Eve Datisman. Photo Christi Baron
Clark Browning during the popular coffee hour at the Lake Pleasant store March 2018. From Lonnie Archibald’s book “Let’s Go Truckin.” Photo by Lonnie Archibald

Clark “CB” Browning named 2021 Pioneer Logger

The Pioneer Logger Award, in the beginning, in 1981, was awarded to…

  • Oct 8th, 2021
Clark Browning during the popular coffee hour at the Lake Pleasant store March 2018. From Lonnie Archibald’s book “Let’s Go Truckin.” Photo by Lonnie Archibald
Loquat trees that flower in autumn or early winter and produce ripened fruit from early spring to early summer can be grown locally. Learn more, Thursday, October 14th from noon to 1 p.m. by attending Tom Del Hotal’s Zoom presentation. Submitted photo

Community Announcements

“Rare Fruits for Cold Winter Areas” by Tom Del Hotal, Thursday, Oct.…

  • Oct 7th, 2021
Loquat trees that flower in autumn or early winter and produce ripened fruit from early spring to early summer can be grown locally. Learn more, Thursday, October 14th from noon to 1 p.m. by attending Tom Del Hotal’s Zoom presentation. Submitted photo

The State moratorium on water shut-offs for non-payment ended Sept. 30

If your water account with the City of Forks is more than…

  • Oct 7th, 2021
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Michael Trebert Chapter (DAR) announces Forks as first city participating in the American Elm Heritage Project on Olympic Peninsula

The Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)…

  • Oct 7th, 2021
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Volunteer Hospice orientation

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County offers monthly orientations for those interested in…

  • Oct 7th, 2021
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Sully’s is on the market

It came as a bit of a sad shock a few weeks…

  • Sep 30th, 2021
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Prescribed burn activity from 2016. Forks Forum Archives

Burn Notice for West Clallam and West Jefferson counties

Rayonier’s forestry team will conduct activities to reduce the risk of wildfires…

  • Sep 30th, 2021
Prescribed burn activity from 2016. Forks Forum Archives
Source: FHWA - The reconstructed Canyon Creek Channel under the new bridge.

Hoh Road construction activities and upcoming work

Last week and the week before, Interwest Construction Inc. (ICI) completed the…

  • Sep 30th, 2021
Source: FHWA - The reconstructed Canyon Creek Channel under the new bridge.

QVSD school board member vacancy

The Quillayute Valley School District Board of Directors would like to invite…

  • Sep 30th, 2021

Olympic National Forest to offer Free Personal Use Firewood Program

The firewood program on the Olympic National Forest will be transitioning to…

  • Sep 30th, 2021
Field Diggers. Photos Nancy Messmer

Potato Dig/Seed Swap 2021 Annual Harvest Celebration at Hoko River State Park

By Nancy Messmer Friends of Hoko River State Park, Clallam Bay Sekiu…

  • Sep 30th, 2021
Field Diggers. Photos Nancy Messmer
Librarian Sarah Morrison displays upcycled T-shirt bags. Submitted Photo

Community Announcements

T-shirt Bag Take & Make The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) is…

  • Sep 30th, 2021
Librarian Sarah Morrison displays upcycled T-shirt bags. Submitted Photo
Law enforcement blocks the Sitkum Sol Duc Road early Saturday morning while medics, firemen, and law enforcement were active at the scene of the accident near milepost 5.  Photo by Lonnie Archibald

Forks mourns the deaths of three young people Two others remain hospitalized following car crash

The Forks community is mourning the loss of three young people in…

  • Sep 24th, 2021
Law enforcement blocks the Sitkum Sol Duc Road early Saturday morning while medics, firemen, and law enforcement were active at the scene of the accident near milepost 5.  Photo by Lonnie Archibald

$1.3 million in federal grant funding awarded to Peninsula College

On-demand remote learning pathways, enhanced student supports, waived text book fees, and…

  • Sep 23rd, 2021
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First razor clam digs of the 2021-22 season get green light

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has approved the first…

  • Sep 23rd, 2021
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Community Announcements

Artist Mike Biskup’s Solo Exhibition “Carcinosinum’s Magic” to be Featured at PC…

  • Sep 23rd, 2021
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Quillayute and Sol Duc rivers to open

Action: Reopen the Quillayute and Sol Duc rivers to fishing. Effective date:…

  • Sep 24th, 2021
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Scott DePew with the Scotch Broom tree!

Old Growth Scotch Broom

Many environment groups work hard to “save the old-growth” but what about…

  • Sep 24th, 2021
Scott DePew with the Scotch Broom tree!
Excavation to the existing culvert (bottom right) underneath the new Canyon Creek Bridge.
Peninsula Environmental Group performing fish capture and removal in the Canyon Creek work area. Photos FHWA

Hoh Road construction update

Last week, Interwest Construction Inc. (ICI) began excavation under the new Canyon…

  • Sep 16th, 2021
Excavation to the existing culvert (bottom right) underneath the new Canyon Creek Bridge.
Peninsula Environmental Group performing fish capture and removal in the Canyon Creek work area. Photos FHWA
Bruce Pape, Clallam County Master Gardener, and coordinator of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden orchard discusses fruit trees in the residential setting on Thursday, Sept. 23, from noon to 1 p.m., via Zoom.

Community Announcements

“The First Years of Your Orchard” by Bruce Pape, Thursday, September 23,…

  • Sep 16th, 2021
Bruce Pape, Clallam County Master Gardener, and coordinator of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden orchard discusses fruit trees in the residential setting on Thursday, Sept. 23, from noon to 1 p.m., via Zoom.
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Clallam County Native Plant Sale

Clallam Conservation District is accepting large quantity plant orders through their annual…

  • Sep 16th, 2021
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K-12 Common School trust: These trust lands benefit K-12 schools by provide funding for school construction projects throughout the state.
State Forest Land trust: State Forest trust lands (Transfer and Purchase) benefit counties and junior taxing districts. They provide revenue that supports local and state schools as well as county services including roads, libraries, fire districts, ports, hospitals and emergency management.
Scientific School trust: These lands benefit Washington State University.
Agricultural School trust: These lands provide funding for Washington State University.
Normal School trust: These lands generate revenue for Eastern Washington, Western Washington and Central Washington universities, and The Evergreen State College.
Capitol Building trust: These lands produce funding for the state buildings at the Capitol in Olympia.
Charitable, Educational, Penal and Reformatory Institutions trust: These lands support institutions managed by the state departments of Corrections and Social and Health Services.
University trust: These lands produce revenue for the University of Washington.

Diverse Groups, Counties Defend Timber Management on State Trust Lands in Washington State Supreme Court Case

From AFRC Counties, educators, labor and business groups and others are defending…

  • Sep 16th, 2021
K-12 Common School trust: These trust lands benefit K-12 schools by provide funding for school construction projects throughout the state.
State Forest Land trust: State Forest trust lands (Transfer and Purchase) benefit counties and junior taxing districts. They provide revenue that supports local and state schools as well as county services including roads, libraries, fire districts, ports, hospitals and emergency management.
Scientific School trust: These lands benefit Washington State University.
Agricultural School trust: These lands provide funding for Washington State University.
Normal School trust: These lands generate revenue for Eastern Washington, Western Washington and Central Washington universities, and The Evergreen State College.
Capitol Building trust: These lands produce funding for the state buildings at the Capitol in Olympia.
Charitable, Educational, Penal and Reformatory Institutions trust: These lands support institutions managed by the state departments of Corrections and Social and Health Services.
University trust: These lands produce revenue for the University of Washington.
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Potato Dig this weekend

The Annual Potato Dig/Seed Swap will be on Sunday, Sept. 19 from…

  • Sep 16th, 2021
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Former Forks Mayor named new Timber Museum Director

At the August Forks Timber Museum Board of Director’s meeting former two-term…

  • Sep 16th, 2021
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West End Thunder cancels weekend races

A message from West End Thunder … “Well, folks…it’s that announcement we…

  • Sep 10th, 2021
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You are a winner! Maybe not ….

A Forks resident stopped by the Forks Forum office last week to…

  • Sep 10th, 2021
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Former physician assistant sentenced for child porn

By Rob Ollikainen Olympic Peninsula News Group A former West End physician…

  • Sep 10th, 2021

State lands honor Public Lands Day with a Discover Pass free day

In recognition of National and Washington Public Lands Day, Washington State Parks,…

  • Sep 10th, 2021
Backpack Buddies Take Make Kits at NOLS

Community Announcements

Backpack Buddies, Take & Make Back to school is here! Kids can…

  • Sep 10th, 2021
Backpack Buddies Take Make Kits at NOLS
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Seismic Data Collection

The earth is constantly moving under our feet, not every day but…

  • Sep 10th, 2021
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The first public traffic to cross the new Canyon Creek Bridge! The asphalt bridge deck was paved this week. Photos FHA

Hoh Road Construction Update

Last week was a big week on the project! Interwest Construction Inc.…

  • Sep 10th, 2021
The first public traffic to cross the new Canyon Creek Bridge! The asphalt bridge deck was paved this week. Photos FHA