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The Pioneer Logger Award has been handed out to 87 y/o Jack Merrick – that as Hickory Shirt Heritage Days got underway on Wednesday. Merrick says he never knew he was candidate.
Jack Merrick received the award at the West End Business and Professional Association’s weekly meeting at the Rainforest Arts Center
The award recognizes lifetime contributions to the timber industry.
Hickory Shirt Heritage Days continue through Sunday
A man who spent his teen years as a notorious identity thief in the 1960s has been working for four decades now to help prevent it. He’s in Seattle this week to share tips on protecting individuals’ identities and financial information.
Dozens of labor, business, health, faith, environmental and other organizations are forming what’s being called a historic coalition to fight climate change in Washington. The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is working on a November 2016 climate ballot initiative.
Mary Schuermann reports:
The Olympic Discovery Trail – that will eventually run from Port Townsend to La Push – is finally nearing Forks.
Andy Stevenson of the West Clallam County Peninsula Trails commission was in Forks talking about it last week.
Stevenson says there a public meeting to discuss a proposed route thru Forks for the trail – which currently ends at Cooper Ranch Road in the Sol Duc Valley. Stevenson says that route would require right-of-ways from the US Forest Service, the DNR and from Rayonier. He says obtaining those right-of-ways could take 3 – 7 years.
There is a public hearing in Forks on the new route. That’s on Wednesday October 14 at 6 PM at the Tillicum conference Center at the DNT building 6-7 PM.
Stevenson talks about it with Forks 1490′s John Lamb
A candidate on the ballot this November for Forks hospital board says will not actively campaign for the position. Patty Birch filed to run against Commissioner Don Lawley – but now says she won’t campaign after Lawley voted to remove David Selman as CEO last week.
Birch has questioned the recent turnover at the hospital.
Selman was removed in a unanimous vote last Monday. He was also under fire from hospital employees and the community over changes at the Bogachiel clinic.
Commissioners Bill Peach and Jim McIntyre were in Forks last week talking about the county budget for 2015. McItyre says the county has seen an increase in sales tax revenue despite cutting the tax by 2/10s of 1%.