Monthly Archives: September 2015

Forks-Tenino Coverage Cancelled, Season on Hold

Sports Director Oly Archibald no longer wants to calls Forks games after complaints from parents

Sports Director Oly Archibald no longer wants to call Forks games after bogus complaints from parents

Forks Broadcasting is cancelling its coverage of Friday’s Forks football game vs. Tenino on KFKB, Forks 1490 AM.  The remainder of the Forks football coverage is being suspended and other cutbacks are being announced.

This after two parents of Forks football players called on our advertisers to cancel their ads on Forks Broadcasting.   They have been complaining about sports director Oly Archibald as the Forks play by play announcer.  These complaints have been fully investigated by the Quillyute Valley School Board and it found no reason to take any action.

Last week Oly Archibald asked to be taken off the Forks games in order to end the criticism – and we honored that request in order to assuage those parents.  We have nothing but respect for Oly, a 36-year veteran broadcaster who has called multiple state championship games.  Forks Broadcasting only took this action with the understanding that this would end the dispute with these parents.  As of September 30, the parents have not returned requests for comment.

Forks Police Seeks Burglary Suspect

Forks police are asking the public for help after a wave of burglaries in the past week.  Police Administrator Rick Bart says they do not have any suspects in this crime spree.  He speaks with Forks 1490’s Ken Lambert about that and more:

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Fall’s the Season for Preventing Falls

The start of fall is also Falls Prevention Awareness Month, a chance for friends and loved ones of older Washingtonians to check for fall risks around their homes, encourage strength and balance training, and perhaps make an appointment for a fall risk evaluation.

Chris Thomas reports:

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More Cougars Fair Game? Groups Protest WA Hunting Quota

Cougar-hunting season is under way in Washington, even as conservation and animal rights groups challenge the state Fish and Wildlife Commission’s decision to increase the number of cougars that hunters can kill.

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Prep Football: Forks Loses Homecoming, Neah Bay Rolls

Rochester 49, Forks 7
The Spartans spotted the Warriors 21 points and never recovered in their homecoming game.

Forks (0-2, 1-3) next plays at Tenino next Friday.

Neah Bay 70, Lyle-Wishram 16
The defending Class 1B champions blew out the Cougars in what might be their final tune-up before beginning Northwest Football League play.

Neah Bay (3-0) plays Tulalip on Friday October 9 at 6 PM

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