Monthly Archives: February 2016

Work on New Turf Field in Forks begins March 5

Home football games at Forks High School will no longer a mud fest.

The Quillyute Valley school district is planning now for a $1.25 million artificial turf football field to be in place by the time the Spartans open the 2016 season September 2 vs Vashon Island.

Superintendent Diana Reaume says construction on the field which includes a track will begin May 5.

She says the design will include the addition of a stormwater-retention pond on district property.

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Study: By 2050, Half of World Population Won’t See the Forest or the Trees

A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology says half the world’s population could be nearsighted by the year 2050, and suggests it could be because people spend too much time looking at smartphones and computers and not enough time outdoors

Sappho Boy Improving After Motorcycle Crash

The 14-year-old boy injured in a motorcycle wreck near Sappho is doing better.

Jacob T. Hull, of Sappho is the grandson of Forks 1490’s Clell Hanson – who says he’s still at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.  But he’s back on his feet with a little help

Hull suffered a right ankle injury after being struck by a car while crossing Highway 101 Tuesday evening and was airlifted to Harborview.

Clell says the boy was wearing a helmet or the injuries could have been more severe.

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White House Honors Washingtonian for Summer Youth Program

The White House is honoring Bill Hanawalt today (Friday) as a Champion of Change for his summer youth programs. Hanawalt’s programs help prevent “learning loss” during the summer, and is especially focused on children from low-income families who have fewer resources to combat loss.

Eric Tegethoff reports:

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14-year old Sappho Boy injured in Motorcycle crash

The Forks Broadcasting family – and people all over the West end are hoping for a speedy recovery for the 14-year-old boy is recovering at a Seattle hospital Wednesday morning after being injured in a motorcycle wreck near Sappho.

Jacob T. Hull, of Sappho is the grandson of Forks 1490’s Clell Hanson.  He remains at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle since being airlifted there Tuesday evening
Clell says he suffered some serious injuries, but not of them life threatening.
Hull was wearing a helmet, a State Patrol report said.

According to the report, Hull was riding a red Honda XR100R dirt bike type motorcycle at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, and attempted to cross U.S. Highway 101 from south to north about a mile east of Sappho. As Hull crossed the highway, he was struck by a westbound 2009 Hyundai Elantra, driven by Carolyn S. Brandis, 64, of Forks.

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