Monthly Archives: May 2015

OPNET Stings Net 14 Arrests on West End

OPNET – the multi-agency anti drug task force – has made 11 arrests on the West End in the past few months.  County Prosecutor Mark Nichols says there’s a heroin epidemic in Clallam County –

Nichols says OPNET members are also members of local police and sheriff’s offices.  He says they area sharp group who get things done.

He speaks with Forks 1490’s John Lamb about it:


Concerns Rise Over Hwy 101 Closure

A lot of concern among West End residents about the pending closure of Highway 101 for needed road repairs around Lake Crescent stating in 2017.  Olympic National Park says the choices range from ½ hour delays during construction over a three-year period to closing the road entirely one 1.7 construction season – detouring traffic on 112 and 113.

Forks 1490’s Ken Lambbert reports:


Forks Police Buy Pre-owned Vehicles

Forks police are getting a couple of pre-owned patrol cars – one of them as soon as today.

Police Administrator Rick Bart says they won an online auction last week for a retired Washington State Patrol Vehicle.  Bart says it’s a Crown Victoria with low miles that was purchased with grant money.

Barts also says they received a lot of calls over the Memorial Day weekend but none of the calls were serious in nature. 

He says the number of burglaries in town has subsided in the past few weeks.

More in his weekly conversation with Forks 1490’s Ken Lambert:



Memorial Day Ceremony in Forks

A 21-gun salute by the VFW post 9106, wreath laid of the memorials of fallen soldiers, and the singing of Amazing Grace.  All part of the Memorial Day ceremonies in Forks Monday.



Report: Washington State’s Family First Policy Working

Wednesday May 20 was Kinship Caregivers Day in Washington. Of more than 10,000 children in state custody, most are placed in family settings. That’s just the right approach, says a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. But relatives aren’t compensated in the same ways as foster families, which can make it more difficult for some to step up to meet children’s needs.