Monthly Archives: March 2015

Possible Indian Artifacts Found

Some bones discovered in a field near Sequim could be ancient Indian artifacts.  Clallam County prosecutor Mark Nichols also serves as the county coroner

Nichols says  it appears the  fragments are old – and perhaps ancient – he says if that is the determination, Washington state officials will become involved

Nichols says his goal is to make sure the bones are returned to their proper tribe if possible so that they can be buried in a manner consistent with Tribal culture.

Nichols talks about with Forks 1490’s John Lamb:


Kilmer Wants to End Raw Sewage Dump

Congressman calls on Canadian officials to stop dumping sewage into the Juan de Fuca Strait.

Congressman Derek Kilmer is calling on the Canadian government to stop dumping raw sewage into the Juan de Fuca strait.  Kilmer says a delegation of Canadian lawmakers met with him in Washington DC last week.

Kilmer represents the 6th congressional district which includes Clallam County.

He says he also introduced a bill that would extend the adoption tax credit for special needs children to those who adopt through the Tribal court system.  He says that came out of a meeting with a Tribal member on the NO Peninsula.

Kilmer is also pleased that the reauthorization of the rural schools program received bi-partisan support

Kilmer speaks with Forks 1490’s John Lamb:


WA Senators Introduce Oil-by-Rail Safety Legislation

Four oil-train derailments and explosions in a single month (Feb.) prompted Washington’s U.S. senators to introduce legislation yesterday (Mar. 25) to force major oil-shipment safety improvements. The state Legislature is considering some similar requirements.

Chris Thomas reports:


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 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

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. “