Monthly Archives: December 2015

Bart: Don’t Drink & Drive NYE

Forks police want to ring in the new year safely – without any traffic accidents. Police administrator Rick Bart has a reminder not to drink and drive.
Bart says they will provide rides for people that call them who have had too much to drink – but he says that’s only if they aren’t busy. He says a better plan is to have a designated driver.


WA to Study Long-Term Care Costs, Options in 2016

Washington state lawmakers agreed to fund a study in 2016 to help families and the state better plan for future long-term care costs as the population ages.

Chris Thomas reports:


Forks Man Busted Twice in 2-weeks for DUI

A 48-year-old Forks man is being held in the Clallam County jail on $175,000 bail after he was arrested Christmas Eve for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol for the second time in as many weeks.

William Allen Smith has had four prior DUI convictions in the past 10 years, according to court records.

Clallam County Superior Court Judge Christopher Melly set Smith’s bail Monday.

Formal charges for Smith’s second alleged DUI are scheduled to be filed at 1 p.m. today in Superior Court.

The State Patrol said Smith was driving erratically and failed to stop for a trooper as he traveled westbound on U.S. Highway 101 between Port Angeles and Sequim at about 9:40 a.m. Thursday.


Police Seek Man; Warn About Drug Paraphanelia

Forks police are asking the public for help in locating a wanted man.

Police administrator Rick Bart says Arthur Acuna is wanted for theft and violation of a protection order.


More on the 3-car wreck that sent a Forks woman to the hospital Monday.

46 year-old Tina L. Claussen  was injured when her 2013 Toyota Camry was struck by a 2003 Dodge Ram driven by 49 year-old Darrell F. Johnson  of Gig Harbor

The State Patrol says the pickup then collided with a parked 2008 Dodge Challenger.

Rick Bart says Claussen was taken to Forks Community Hospital.

Claussen was cited for failure to yield.

Bart talks about that and more with forks 1490’s Ken Lambert:


Dems Now Control Board of Commissioners

It’s the changing of the guard at the county commissioner’s meeting room.  That as Democrat Mark Ozias is being sworn in as District one County commissioner – replacing Republican Jim McIntire after defeating the incumbent in the November election.

That will change the makeup of the board from a majority of Republicans to a 2-1 majority for the Democrats – since district two Commissioner Mike Chapman recently registered as a Democrat.

The third commissioner is Republican Bill Peach of Forks.

After losing the election for commissioner, McIntire also resigned from the Clallam Transit Board and was replaced by Mike Breidenbach of Forks.

At his final Transit meeting last week, the 65 year-old McIntire said that he is certain he will fail at staying retired – but has no idea how that failure will occur.