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State Dams Would Get Federal Protection Under House Bill

A bill in the U.S. House (HR 3144) would require federal approval for any action on four lower Snake River dams, essentially locking them into place for years to come. The dams have become a major source of decline for Northwest salmon.

      Tue April 24 News

Council to Hear About Fisheries Meeting Tonight

Gary Grahn will deliver a report from the North of Falcon/Pacific Fishery management council meeting tonight.  That other main highlight of  the regularly scheduled meeting of th Forks City Council.  That will take place at the council chamber beginning at 7:30 PM tonight.

      Mon April 23 News

Rainfest Starts Today

Rain or shine, Forks’ 2018 RainFest begins today and runs through Sunday.

The annual festival celebrates the famous West End rain, rain forests, rivers and coast with family-friendly events such as the Umbrella Parade, free floats on a river, ice cream and a quilt show.

      Fri April 20 News

Ocean and River Film Fest Saturday

The Ocean and River Film Festival is coming the RAC on Saturday as part of this weekend’s Rain Fest activities.  Ian Miller is a coastal hazard specialist for Washington Sea Grant – and is one of the coordinators of the film festival.

      Thu April 19 News

Miller says one film focuses on Cooke Aquaculture’s release of Atlantic Salmon from their fish farm into Puget Sound.  Another focuses on steelhead fishing on the Sol Duc river.

That festival is at the RAC, doors open at 6, the films start at 7 and it’s about a 2-hour show.

Tribal Rights, Salmon Habitat Tested in Supreme Court Case

A case in U.S. Supreme Court today will test how far Native American treaty rights go to protect salmon habitat. Washington tribes say the state needs to fix its hundreds of culverts – the pipes that carry streams under roads – for impeding salmon migration.

Eric Tegethoff has more:

      Wed April 18 News