Notice of Office
Forks City Hall will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, and resume normal business operations at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2019.
Forks Elementary School – Meet Your Teacher event –
Wednesday, Sept. 4
at 2:30 p.m.
Forks Elementary School is hosting an FES Meet Your Teacher event on Wednesday, September 4 – 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the FES Puddle Jumper campus.
In planning for a great and successful school year ahead please join us to meet your new teacher, drop off your new school supplies and get ready for the great learning ahead for this 2019-2020 school year. We are excited to see everyone! Thank you for being a part of our learning community.
Timber Town Tumble
Olympic Timber Town presents the Annual Tumble Aug. 24 and 25 at mile marker 238 Hwy 101. Clean, safe, family fun with live music and stories. Open stage Saturday and Sunday. Free primitive on-site RV and tent camping; gates open on Friday, Aug 23 at noon.
Come enjoy the 95th annual Makah Days in Neah Bay!
The event runs Friday through Sunday, Aug. 23-25.
This is a celebration of family, both individual and cultural.
The Makah tribe — “The People of the Cape” — invite you to enjoy a parade, fireworks, canoe races, traditional dancing and games and a salmon bake.
On Friday, there will be youth canoe races, a talent show, the Bone Hog Tournament and modern dancing.
On Saturday, check out the street fair, plus a softball tournament, canoe races, traditional dancing, field games, Slahal tournament and modern dancing.
On Sunday, the street fair is in full-swing, and there will be canoe races, the Bahokus Peak Challenge, traditional salmon bake, field games and tug-o-war.
Mark your calendars for the Fly-In
The Sekiu Airport Fly-In is Saturday, Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., with luncheon proceeds going towards the local Scholarship Fund.
There will be a Husky vs. Cougar challenge this year, so wear your UW or WSU gear and put your lunch money in your team’s jar!
We’ll see which school’s fans care the most about our local scholars!
There will be a Life Flight demonstration, too. Come support the Scholarship Fund!
Hot Thunder Nite
Cruise into downtown Forks on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 4 – 8 p.m., for the Hot Thunder Nite Cruise-In.
Main Street will be blocked off to make way for live music by Fat Chance, vendors, a beer garden and vehicle show with prizes plus Peoples Choice Awards. Registration for cars, trucks and big rigs is $10; motorcycles are $5.
To register a vehicle, visit www.westendthunder.com and download the registration form.
Free Entrance to
Olympic National Park
The National Park Service announced today that the public will be invited to experience all national parks, including Olympic National Park, without entrance fees, on four days in 2019.
The remaining 2019 entrance fee-free days are:
Aug. 25: National Park Service Birthday
Sept. 28: National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Fireworks Incident Data for 2019 to Date
The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) has received 331 reports of fireworks-related incidents by hospitals, clinics, and fire agencies in Washington State for 2019 to date. Of the 331 incidents, 297 were reported to have occurred between June 28 and July 5, the legal sales and discharge period for consumer fireworks in Washington State. The majority of injuries were caused by individuals holding fireworks while they were lit or standing too close to fireworks once they were lit.
Although the sales and discharge period for consumer fireworks in Washington has concluded for this season, the SFMO would like to remind residents to enjoy consumer fireworks in safe and responsible ways to avoid injuries and fires.
For more fireworks-related information, visit http://wsp.wa.gov/prevention-data-collection/, or email [email protected]