Monthly Archives: February 2015

Morales Wins at State – Forks Finishes 5th

The Forks High School wrestling team finished 5th at the Mat Classic state Tournamnet in Spokane recently.

Miguel Morales won the state championship in the 215 pound weight class.  He had finished 3rd and 2nd the previous two years.

Jack Dahlgren

Jack Dahlgren

Jack Dahlgren and Sebatian Morales also placed at the state tournament.  Each won their weight class at the regionals in Hoquiam Feb 14-15.

Sebastian Morales

Sebastian Morales

Photos by Lonnie Archibald



Skagit County Oil Trains Get Indefinite Delay

The Shell Puget Sound Refinery in western Skagit County wants to expand its facility to include accepting trains carrying crude oil. On Monday, the Skagit County Hearing Examiner halted all permitting processes for the plan until a comprehensive environmental review is complete. Comments from Kristen Boyles, attorney for Earthjustice representing plaintiffs.

Chris Thomas reports:


Quilliutes Want Input on Kitla Center

The Quilliute Tribe welcomed in the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday to their new digs at old The 110 Business Park – which has been renamed the Kitla Center after the Tribe acquisition of the property late last year.

The day stated with traditional singing, dancing and drumming.  Russell Brooks of the tribe says the new Kitla center is going to be a cultural center and will draw people to the area.

Brooks called it a great day and a great celebration for the Tribe and the people of Forks.


Nichols Discusses Charter Review

The Clallam County Charter Review Commission is holding a public hearing in Forks on Wedneday.

County Prosecutor Mark Nichols is the commission’s legal adviser.

The commission, a panel of 15 people elected last November, is charged with proposing amendments to the county charter for a countywide vote.

Any proposed amendments would go on the ballot this November.

Clallam County is one of seven counties in the state that operates under a charter, which serves as the county’s “constitution.”

Nichols talks about the process with Forks 1490’s John Lamb:


WA Debates Smoking Deterrents; Are They Right Ones?

Washington lawmakers are debating hiking the tobacco tax, taxing electronic cigarettes and raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. To the American Lung Association, all are promising steps, but the state has yet to fully fund its basic tobacco prevention program. Smoking takes about 8,000 lives a year in Washington, and some new research points to even more associated deaths.

Chris Thomas reports: