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Ken Ayers Running for Mayor of Forks

Forks  has its first candidate for Mayor in the Nov 7 election.

Forks City Councilman Ken Ayers filed Tuesday for the position held for two four-year terms by incumbent Bryon Monohon, who is not running for re-election after 14 years on the council.


Ayers was  appointed Feb. 8, 2016, to the Forks City Council Position 4 seat held by Kevin Hinchen.

Monohon told the PD Tuesday that he expects other candidates to emerge for the mayor’s race but he won’t be one of them saying “It’s time to pursue other interests in life”

Also on Tuesday, Colleen McAleer filed to run for re-election as  Port of Port Angeles commissioner.  Incumbent Forks City Councilman John Hillcar also filed.

Jodi Riker filed to run for the  Forks-area Clallam County Fire District 1.

That seat is currently held by Miles Lawson, who could not be reached Tuesday for comment.

Candidate filing week continues through Friday.

Crazy Stan the Animal Man to Walk for Animals

Bill Faye – also known as Crazy Stan the animal man – will be walking more than 300 miles in support of animals this summer


The walk starts May 27 in Port Townsend – and arrives in Forks on Saturday June 3 – where Crazy Stan is holding a spay-neuter event along with Friends of Forks animals

May 27- Launch from the Carrie Blake Dog Park in Sequim (Hoping as many shelters/orgs as possible can join us at the launch) K9 demonstration, with an invitation for all to join the first part of the walk through Sequim.
· May 28- Stop in at Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Event TBD- coordinating for a later date.
· May 29- Walk to Port Angeles and join Pet Posse at their booth at the Juan de Fuca Festival street fair.
· May 30 to June 2 walk from Port Angeles to Forks.
· June 3- Participate in spay/neuter give away event for Friends of Forks Animals at the Thriftway from 10AM-2PM- Milepost 85 of 300 in the walk.
· June 4 and 5- physical recovery days and/or media days as required
· June 6, 7, 8, 9- walk from Forks to Quinault- Milepost 151 of 300 of the walk
· June 10- participate in Flag Day Parade/Garage sale fund raiser in Ocean Shores/Ocean City for North Beach PAWS.
· June 11, 12, 13- physical recovery, personal commitment, and/or media days as required.
· June 14, 15, 16- back on the road again. Walk from Quinault to Ocean City. Milepost 196 of 300 of the walk.
· June 17- Attend Garage sale fund raiser for North Beach PAWS.
· June 18, 19- Walk from Ocean City to Gray’s Harbor PAWS. Milepost 217 of 300 of the walk.
· June 20 to July 3- Break “The Walk for the Animals” for “The Climb for the Animals”- plan is to summit Mt Hood OR for the animals. I AM NOT KIDDING. CRAZY STAN JUST MIGHT BE CRAZY. If it all works out, I will try and wear a cat/dog mask at the summit to send to your Facebook feeds and websites. The time from June 20 to July 3 will be used for conditioning, the summit attempt, and recovery.
· July 4- back on the walk again. Plan on attending the “Splash Festival” in Aberdeen for Gray’s Harbor PAWS and Harbor Rescue.
· July 5 and 6- Walk from Aberdeen to Raymond to Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA). Milepost 245 of 300.
· July 7 or 8- attend media and Carnival event for HAVA- maybe we go out and visit those wily feral jetty cats!
· July 9, 10, 11, 12- Walk from Raymond to Cape Disappointment on the Columbia River. Milepost 300 of 300.
· July 13 and 14- Although the actual walk may be over, the support for the animal organizations is not. July 13 and 14 are for physical recovery and/or media as required.
· July 15- Celebrate the completion of “The Walk for the Animals” in Long Beach with a Pet Parade and Pet Lookalike contest as part of the Long Beach Sandsations festivities.

April, 2017 Wettest on Record

Last month was the wettest April on record at Quillayute Airport near Forks. That from Justin Guy at the National Weather Service in Seattle who says the airport west of Forks had 14.43 inches of precipitation in April.  He talks about it with News Director John Lamb:


Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade Application

Here’s this year’s parade application:

4th of July Parade Application 2017
Please return your applications to:
Forks Old Fashioned 4th of July Committee
PO Box 881
Forks WA 98331
Fax to 360-374-9070
email to
If you have any questions please contact Mark Soderlind @ 360-640-4298

Ayers: Contracting Out Police Won’t Save Money

It was a large turnout for Monday’s Forks city council meeting in which options for the Forks Police were discussed. That with the Police Administrator Rick Bart set to retire at the end of the year.


One of the options being considered is contracting police work to the Clallam County Sherriff’s office.

Councilman Ken Ayers says after a lot of research, he has concluded there is no cost difference between having a local police force and contracting it out.  He is in favor of keeping the Forks Police and jail.

Councilmen Bill Brager and Jon Preston also want to keep the police local.

Councilman John Hillcar says he’s not in favor or against the proposal – but he says things can’t stay as they are.  Hillcar says he doesn’t want to be in the position of telling people they owe more money for police services.