Monthly Archives: October 2015

Forks Football Season Ends With 57-0 Loss to Eatonville

Photo by Lonnie Archibald
Montesano, WA  Oct 30 – The Forks Spartans finished the 2015 football season with a 1-7 record, 0-6 in the Evergreen League after being shutout by Eatonville 57-0 in their final regular season game Thursday.  The Cruisers cruised to 31-0 lead at the end of the first quarter as Forks was unable to mount any offense.

FHS junior Marcis Davis had the final call:

      Marcis final call

Report: ACA Helping Cover Washington Children

A new report released on Wednesday finds the Affordable Care Act helped cut the rate of uninsured children in Washington State to less than five percent in 2014. The report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the Children’s Alliance found the number of uninsured children in the state dropped from more than 94,000 in 2013 to less than 75,000 in 2014.

Lori Abbott reports:


Olympic Discovery Trail to Spur Bike Tourism

The North Olympic peninsula could become a haven for bicycle tourism when The Olympic Discovery Trail is completed.  That from George Bergner of PA Likes Bikes.  He was at Wednesday’s Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Bergner says there’s a great potential for tourism – but it has to be spread out all over the West End.


WA Adjunct Professors Unite for Equal Pay

This week is “Campus Equity Week” to call attention to the contributions of adjunct (part-time) college professors. Events are taking place on college campuses throughout the Puget Sound. Also, Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed Wednesday, Oct. 28, as Adjunct and Part-time Faculty Recognition Day.

Lori Abbott reports:


Kilmer: New Air Service to Help Region

Congressman Derek Kilmer is reacting to the resumption of passenger air service at Fairchild International Airport in PA.

He says it’s a big deal for the region in terms of tourism and economic development.

Seaport Airline is planning on resuming service March 1 with two Cessna 9-passenger planes.  Service to and from SeaTac will be 6-days a week with an introductory fare of $49 each way.

Also, there was a summit about cross laminated timber was held in Mason County last week – with Congressman Kilmer bringing together people to find ways to promote use of the product.

Kilmer says they talked about Timber 2.0 at the summit.  And he says there will be a lot of cool stuff coming out of that summit.

Here’s the conversation between Kilmer and Forks 1490’s John Lamb: