Monthly Archives: April 2015

Mick Dodge Talks Anti-Bullying with Forks Students

Mick Dodge – the star of the reality show the legend of Mick Dodge on the Discovery channel, was in Forks on Wednesday – speaking to kids at the Forks Intermediate school about their anti-bullying campaign.

Mick Dodge says bullies are trolls who want to have power and hold people in fear.  He offered one solution.

Dodge says he was invited to speak at Jaymi Goetze’s morning enrichment class  – he says his grandmother used to work in the lunch room for years at Forks schools

Dodge gave an interview to Forks 1490:


Memorial Set for Forks Student

The memorial service for Thomas Wade, the Forks High School student who shot himself to death last week  in an apparent suicide, will be held Friday may 1 at 12:30 at the Assembly of God church.

Yesterday, Police Administrator Rick Bart said 9-1-1 was called too late to save Wade.  And Forks Mayor Bryon Monohon is expressing sadness over the death of Wade – who the mayor says was one of his students.

Bart: Drug Busts Contribute to Lower Crime Rate

Drug Crime is down on the west end.

A 46-year-old man is the eighth person from the West End charged with sales of illegal drugs.  Darrin Roy Bryan of the Beaver area was charged Monday  with three counts of delivery of methamphetamine for alleged sales that occurred in and around Forks last May and June.

Police Administrator Rick Bart says the crackdown is resulting in a drop in drug crimes.

The arrests this year are stemming from an investigation between may and June of 2014 – in which suspects sold illegal drugs to undercover opnet officers.  More arrests are anticipated in the case.


Community to Honor Edna Leppell

A West End resident is receiving a Clallam County Community Service  award this week for a lifetime of service to the community.    County Prosesutor Mark Nichols says he will present the award to Edna Leppell of Forks on Thursday.

Nichols says Lappell has been active in the area since joining the parks board after graduating high school in 1949.  He says she’s part of the sportman’s fishing day event coming up, she’s part of the Quillyute Valley Scholarship Auction, West End Little League – and more.

Nichols says it’s one of only 6 such awards to be handed out. He says he’s proud to be the presenter Thursday

The event is Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 PM at Holy Trinity and Lutheran Church on East Lopez Avenue in Port Angeles.


Land and Water Conservation Fund: On the Line in Congress

The Ebey Blockhouse on Whidbey Island is one of the historic farm buildings at Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve near Coupeville. The reserve is a candidate for preservation in 2016 with Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars.

Throughout Washington, parks and trails, legacy farms and forests, hunting and fishing sites all have been improved over the years with money from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. After 50 years, the LWCF is set to expire, and this week a U.S. Senate committee hears testimony on whether to reauthorize it.

Chris Thomas reports: