New RAC Opens

The new RAC opened Saturday with a dedication, ribbon cutting – and a family dance. Mayor Bryon Monohon, City attoney and planner Road Fleck,  pastor Pam hunter, Vince Penn of the Quileute tribe – More »

Commissioners Approve Sales Tax Break

Clallam County Commissioners have unanimously voted to reduce the county’s optional portion of the sales tax by 2-tenths of one percent –effective July 1. As of now, sales tax in Clallam County More »

Forks Man Busted for Heroin

A Forks man is under arrest after OPNET detectives found almost a half ounce of heroin at his home. 33 y/o Jeremy R. Brown  was charged Monday, April 13, 2015 in Clallam More »

WA State Workers Challenge Senate Budget “Suggestions”

In the last weeks of the legislative session, Republicans in the state Senate say Washington would save money by renegotiating contracts with state workers. They’re recommending smaller pay increases and making some More »

 

New RAC Opens

RAC ribbon cutting

The new RAC opened Saturday with a dedication, ribbon cutting – and a family dance.

Mayor Bryon Monohon, City attoney and planner Road Fleck,  pastor Pam hunter, Vince Penn of the Quileute tribe – all on hand to open the new Rainforest Arts Center Saturday.

On Sunday,  40-50 people attended the film Singing in the Rain.  An open mic after brought 15 talented folks singing,  playing music, reciting poetry and telling stories.

Mayor Monahan is pleased with the resurgence of arts that the building has brought about in Forks. Rod Fleck was at all events and was thanked by everyone for his work.

New RAC Opens Saturday

RAC

The 2015 RainFest opens today for a weekend of celebrating the new Rainforest Arts Center and the rain that brings the area much of its treasured natural resources.

Click here to download a flyer of all events for Rainfest this weekend.

The annual family-friendly festival also will host the traditional Umbrella Parade, a children’s book giveaway, a quilt show, a family dance, an art demonstration and a community movie showing.

The events aren’t just this weekend: RainFest River and Ocean Days, focusing on the rivers and beaches, will be held April 25-26.

The grand opening ceremony for the $2.1 million, 6,300-square-foot Rain­forest Arts Center at 35 N. Forks Ave. at 1 p.m. Saturday will be indoors in the arts center’s main theater and ballroom area.

The new center replaces the one that occupied the 70-year-old International Order of Odd Fellows Hall that was destroyed by fire 2½ years ago.

This Weekend, WA Public Servants Rally for Respect

Chemistry professor lecturing in front of class

“Public Service Matters” is the rallying cry for a series of events this Saturday (Apr. 18) to call attention to what public employees do. It’s also a way to publicly counter recent state Senate attempts to undermine state employees’ labor contracts. Chris Thomas reports:

Commissioners Approve Sales Tax Break

Sales Tax receipts

Clallam County Commissioners have unanimously voted to reduce the county’s optional portion of the sales tax by 2-tenths of one percent –effective July 1.

As of now, sales tax in Clallam County is 8.7 percent for vehicles and 8.4 percent for everything else.

The new tax rate then will be 8.5 percent for automobiles and 8.2 percent for other goods and services.  County Commissioner Bill Peach says Commissioners are spending down excess reserves in ways to stimulate the local economy.

Peach says commissioners are also considering replacing the aging sewer line in Clallam Bay and Sekiu.  He explains where the money is coming from.  He says tax revenues are greater than expected so far this year.  He says the sales tax reduction will last at least 18 months.

He talks about the tax reduction with Forks 1490′s Ken Lambert:

Forks Man Busted for Heroin

Heroin

A Forks man is under arrest after OPNET detectives found almost a half ounce of heroin at his home.

33 y/o Jeremy R. Brown  was charged Monday, April 13, 2015 in Clallam County Superior Court with Four Counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Oxycodone, and one count of Possession of Heroin.

The arrest came after a warrant was executed at Brown’s home.  Forks police adnministrator Rick Bart says 11 grams of Heroin was found – valued on the street at $2200.

The warrant was issued after Brown allegedly sold heroin to OPNET detectives on four occasons between March and July of 2014.

Forks Police Administrator Rick Bart talks about that and more with Forks 1490′s Ken Lambert.