Community Announcements

  • Thu Jun 6th, 2019 12:12pm
  • News

FHS Class of 1979 Reunion

Please join us for the Forks High School Class of 1979 Reunion on Saturday, July 6, at the Roundhouse on La Push Road.

Social hour will start at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The RSVP deadline is June 22.

To RSVP, questions or to send payment contact Tracy Crossgrove at 1804 Sandalwood Ct., Mt. Vernon, WA 98273, or phone 360-416-6759. The cost is $30 per person to attend.

Fire Department looking for new members

Clallam County Fire Protection District 1 is looking for at least two people to join their team.

For more information or questions, phone 360-582-6900.

An application is available online

Spring Fling

A Spring Fling Fundraiser will be held at the Sekiu Community Center on June 8 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

All proceeds will go toward repairing the heating system at the Sekiu Community Center.

Admission is by donation, and potluck desserts will be shared.

Come enjoy friends and toe-tapping music by Loose Gravel.

Preparedness Meeting

The next meeting of the West Jefferson Emergency Preparedness Work Group will be Saturday, June 8, at the Clearwater School (milepost 146 on U.S. Highway 101).

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., both the workgroup and amateur radio club will meet.

All are welcome.

For questions, phone Jimmy Conomos at 360-374-2270.

FHS Senior Walk 2019

The Senior Walk 2019 through the halls of all QVSD schools will take place June 7 beginning at 2:10 p.m. at the elementary school.

Friend, family and others can see the Spartans walking in front of the Forks Junior High School at about 2:20 p.m.

They will walk out the FIS building onto Spartan Avenue and then past the circle parking lot to enter the high school.

Bonsai Show in Sequim

The Dungeness Bonsai Society will hold its 43rd annual show Saturday, June 8, for one day only.

The show will be open to the public, free of charge (donations accepted) and will be held at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St. in Sequim.

The show hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bonsai is a living art form and the trees are “ever-evolving.”

Individuals can start out with a particular style or shape and, down the road, re-shape the tree from one design to another.

It is art and horticulture together, with roots originating in China.

Bonsai, which means “tree in a pot,” is an ancient art that started in China in 200 B.C.

Several hundred years later, the Japanese refined the art, creating five different “classic” styles.

The formal upright has a straight, symmetrical trunk with branches that grow so that all the leaves are exposed to sunlight.

The informal upright, which is probably the most popular, has a crooked, or asymmetrical, trunk.

The formal cascade style represents a tree growing over a mountain side that has been exposed to extreme weather conditions and snow loads that pushes the trunk and branches in a downward angle so that it hangs below the rim of the pot.

The slant style has a trunk that leans over but does not project below the rim of the pot. The fifth style is called literati or bunjin.

It was developed by Chinese intellectuals who were bored with all the other styles. In this form, the tree is shaped to imitate a Chinese style of painting, often with a long, sinuous trunk with little foliage.

You will see samples of all these forms of bonsai at the spring show.

The bonsai enthusiast uses specialized tools and custom-mixed soils to work on and to grow his or her bonsai trees.

Containers are chosen to compliment, but not to overpower the tree itself. Both tree and container should be in harmony, as to size, shape, material, texture and color.

The Dungeness Bonsai Society will have trees on exhibit that range in age from 5 to over 100 years old.

Members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

There will be a special demonstration at 1 p.m. on how to make a bonsai.

This bonsai will then be raffled off at the end of the day. The winner need not be present at the end of the day but will be notified by the club, and pickup will be arranged.

Applications for membership will be available.

Contact Don Hinrichsen at 360-504-2148 for more information.

Anglers can fish for free June 8-9

Each year, thousands of Washingtonians go fishing – legally – without a license on “Free Fishing Weekend,” scheduled for June 8-9.

“If you haven’t fished in Washington, or want to introduce fishing to someone new, this is the weekend to get out there,” said Ron Warren, assistant director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (WDFW) fish program.

During those two days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish in any waters open to fishing in Washington State.

“We want everyone to have the opportunity to get outside and enjoy all that Washington’s waters have to offer,” said Warren. “Free fishing weekend is a time that we welcome anyone who is curious about fishing to give it a try.”

Some options available on Free Fishing Weekend include: Trout in lowland lakes, and in the many rivers open to trout fishing throughout the state; lingcod on the coast; bass, crappie, perch and other warm water fish biting in lakes throughout Washington; shad on the Columbia River; and hatchery steelhead on rivers on the Olympic Peninsula.

For those who want fishing advice, WDFW’s YouTube page ( provides “how-to” fishing videos designed to introduce techniques to both new and seasoned anglers.

Anglers who take part in free fishing weekend can also participate in the department’s 2019 Trout Fishing Derby and redeem blue tags from fish caught over the weekend.

Interested anglers should check for details online at

Anglers will not need a Two Pole Endorsement to fish with two poles in selected waters where two-pole fishing is permitted.

Also, no vehicle access pass or Discover Pass will be required during Free Fishing Weekend to park at water-access sites maintained by WDFW or Washington State Parks.

It is important to note that a Discover Pass will be required on Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ lands both days.

Before heading out, anglers should also check the current fishing regulations valid through June at

While no licenses are required on Free Fishing Weekend, other rules such as size limits, bag limits, catch record card requirements and area closures will still be in effect.

In addition, the free “Fish Washington” app, available on Google Play, Apple’s App store and WDFW’s website ( is designed to convey up-to-the-minute fishing regulations for every lake, river, stream and marine area in the state.

The exception, for now, is the app does not yet include information on shellfish and seaweed collection rules.

Catch record cards, required for some species, are available free at hundreds of sporting goods stores and other license dealers throughout the state.

See on the WDFW website to locate a license dealer.

WDFW is the state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing, hunting and other outdoor recreation opportunities. WDFW’s fish management work, free fishing weekend and trout derby support outdoor livelihoods and lifestyles across the state.