Monthly Archives: February 2017

Josue Lucas of Forks Wins State Wrestling Title

Photo by Lonnie Archibald.

Forks Spartan Josue Lucas won State during the Matt Classic held in the Tacoma Dome over the weekend.  Pictured here Josue (top) defeated  Jonathan Magana of Connell for the championship.  Forks as a team took 6th in State.

PA Air Service Needs OK to Use Federal Grant

The efforts by the Port of Port Angeles to regain commercial air service from Fairchild International Airport to Seattle have to overcome another hurdle before moving forward.

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The port needs to confirm that the $200,000 Small Community Air Service Development Program grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation can actually be used to support Zephyr Air – a Vancouver, Wash.-based air-shuttle company.

Zephyr Air is proposing to offer $160 one-way flights to and from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field, with flights starting as early as May 1.

Officials say there would be four round-trips weekly from Fairchild to Sea-Tac and four round-trips weekly from Fairchild to Boeing Field, with one morning and one evening flight.

The port plans to use the $200,000 Transportation Small Community Air Service Development Program grant awarded last July , to make up losses of up to $200,000 under the new airline’s projected minimum revenue.

Replacement School Levy Easily Passes

The Quillyute Valley School District replacement school levy is passing with more than 63% voting in favor.  There were 942 voters participating and after the initial count Tuesday there were 601 votes in favor and 341 against.

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The 2018-2021 levy will replace the one that expires on December 1, 2017.    The levy will provide about $3.9M or 13% on a total budget of $29M.  Over half of the levy will go to student programs.

Levies in the PA or Sequim School districts also passed on Tuesday.

Bart Urging Patience on 101 Closures

Road work in ONP around Lake Crescent will cause traffic backup on Hwy 101.  A meeting on Monday was aiming to make those closures and stoppages as painless as possible.  Forks Police Administrator Rick Bart says emergency vehicles have to be able to get through.

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Bart says the Clallam Bay prison has a van with prisoners going through there every day – and a slowdown could be a safety issue – so they will be allowed to pass quickly as well.

Bart says they need to figure out communications with the work area.  Bart also says there will be work on Hwy 112 at the same time.

Rick Bart is our guest on the daily feature today.

Snow to Change to Rain Today

We have one more morning of rain mixed with snow before the higher temperatures will bring all rain melting  away everything tonight and tomorrow.

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Ron Cameron of the Clallam County Sherriff’s office says there were no reports of wrecks caused by snow and ice Tuesday. There were traffic hazards reported on state Highway 112 by Joyce, by downed tree branches.