Passenger Air Service Likely Returning to Fairchild

Passenger service will likely be returning to Fairchild airport in Port Angeles before the end of the year .  That from Port of Port Angeles Commissoner John Calhoun who says commissioners heard More »

Diane Schostak Dies

West End Mourns Former Executive Director of Visitor Bureau and Chamber The West End is mourning the death of Diane Schostak – who passed away on Monday after a long battle with More »

State Law Allows Deadly Force in Self Defense

Washington State is among 23 states in the nation that allow people to defend themselves with deadly force in public areas.  Clallam County prosecutor Mark Nichols says it’s always a topic that More »

Auction Raises About $80,000

MORE THAN 1000 ITEMS SOLD The 51st annual Quillyute Valley Scholarship was another success this year as more than 1000 items were auctioned to raise money for scholarships for students from Forks. More »

Report: Greenhouse Gas-Public Land Connection Overlooked

President Barack Obama has issued an executive order intended to reduce carbon pollution from government sources, but there’s another connection for greenhouse gases that’s been overlooked – according to a new report. More »

 

Passenger Air Service Likely Returning to Fairchild

Fairchild Airport

Passenger service will likely be returning to Fairchild airport in Port Angeles before the end of the year .  That from Port of Port Angeles Commissoner John Calhoun who says commissioners heard a consultant’s report this week that they will present to potential carriers to encourage them to fly out of PA.

Calhoun says they have five carriers in mind two have already visited the facility.  He says within 3- 5 months they could be announcing new service.  Calhoun says the new service will be better – because it will be direct.

The Port of Seattle earlier this month waived up to $225,000 landing fees per plane per year for flights from rural airports without scheduled service.

Calhoun talks about it with Forks 1490′s Mark Lamb:

Diane Schostak Dies

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West End Mourns Former Executive Director of Visitor Bureau and Chamber

The West End is mourning the death of Diane Schostak – who passed away on Monday after a long battle with cancer.  Diane was the executive director of the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau and Executive director of  the Forks Chamber of Commerce.

Current Chamber Executive Director Lissy Andros issued an email saying: We will miss Diane’s friendship, her community spirit and her tireless work on behalf of the Olympic Peninsula.

And the Board of Directors of the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau released a statement saying :  “We are all greatly saddened by the news of Diane Schostak’s death. Diane was a visionary, a dedicated and tireless leader in building the tourism industry for the Olympic Peninsula. Through her commitment to partnerships and her cooperative spirit, Diane always kept her eye on the big picture, and helped us do so as well. She has left a great foundation on which to continue to build, and our Board is committed to carrying on her legacy of collaboration and outreach. We will miss her energy and passion and great embrace for all. Our thoughts and prayers go out in support of her family. “

State Law Allows Deadly Force in Self Defense

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Washington State is among 23 states in the nation that allow people to defend themselves with deadly force in public areas.  Clallam County prosecutor Mark Nichols says it’s always a topic that comes up in neighborhood watch meetings.  He explains the state law and the four criteria for determining of self defense was justified – in this converstaion with Forks 1490′s John Lamb.

Auction Raises About $80,000

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MORE THAN 1000 ITEMS SOLD

The 51st annual Quillyute Valley Scholarship was another success this year as more than 1000 items were auctioned to raise money for scholarships for students from Forks.

Rod Fleck is on the auction committee and was one of the main auctioneers.  He says they are still counting the cash donations:

The auction raised more than $38,000 Saturday and another $38,000 Sunday.

KFKB,  Forks 1490 and Forks 1490.com provided  22-hours of live coverage of this year’s QVS auction.

Report: Greenhouse Gas-Public Land Connection Overlooked

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President Barack Obama has issued an executive order intended to reduce carbon pollution from government sources, but there’s another connection for greenhouse gases that’s been overlooked – according to a new report. The study tallies up emissions from oil, gas and coal that come from public lands, including transportation – a big issue for Washington.