Forks 1490 Moving to 96.7 FM HD2

Forks Broadcasting is moving its studios and offices to a new location this week – and Forks 1490 radio is

 

Forks 1490 Moving to 96.7 FM HD2

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Forks Broadcasting is moving its studios and offices to a new location this week – and Forks 1490 radio is moving to a new location on the radio dial.  CEO Mark Lamb says the station’s move to 51 Spartan Avenue in Forks means Forks 1490 AM will now be heard on 96.7 FM Hd2 on high definition radios.

 

Most new cars are already equipped with HD-radio – and the signal has a better range and sound quality than the old AM terrestrial signal.

Both moves take place today. Both radio station will be off the air for about 24-hours starting Monday afternoon.

Kilmer Sees Common Ground on Transportation

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Congressman Derek Kilmer says he’ll be focusing on economic development and getting the government to work better in the next Congress.  He says there’s always too much partisan bickering in Washington DC but he would like the see that change.

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Kilmer says one area republicans and democrats might find common ground is on rebuilding the infrastructure.

Kilmer is our guest on the daily feature today.

DOT Considering 5 Plans for Elwha River Bridge

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About 50 people turned out at Blakeslees Bar and Grill for a C of C meeting focusing on the future of the Elwha River Bridge, which has crack in the piers.

DOT Project head John Wynands says they are considering 5 options.

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Wynands says more than 3 tons of rock was used to shore up the piers in October and equipment is in place to monitor any changes due to high water erosion.  He says people can read about the alternatives and comment at elhwaRiverBridge.com

Questions from the audience mostly were about feasibility of using highway 112/113 as a bypass route, how long it would take, and funding.

Read all the plans and comment at www.ElwhaRiverBridge.com

John Wymonds is our guest on the Forks 1490 Daily feature today.

Navy’s Electro Magnetic Range Plan Gets OK

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— The National Forest Service intends to grant a five-year special use permit that would allow Navy jet pilots to engage in electromagnetic warfare training conducted in conjunction with mobile transmitters deployed in Olympic National Forest

That according to a statement issued by the Forest Service Tuesday.

Pacific District ranger Dean Millett  told the Peninsula Daily News that no significant environmental impact will result from the Navy’s proposed $11.5 million Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range.  Navy Project manager John Mosher said the same thing at a raucous meeting in Forks in October of 2014.

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The project would entail deploying three camper-sized vehicles containing mobile electromagnetic transmitters on 11 Forest Service roads in the western ring of Olympic National Forest near the Quinault reservation.

Millett said today’s announcement begins a 45-day objection period.  There were more than 3000 public comments mostly against the proposal including one from Forks Broadcasting decrying the lack of public notice. Something Mosher admitted during that meeting in Forks.

Objections can only be made by those who previously commented.

Millett said Olympic National Forest Supervisor Reta Laford   made the final decision on the permit.

Forks Police Warn About Car Prowls

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Forks Police are warning residents about an increase in car prowls over the past few weeks both in the city of Forks and in the unincorporated areas.

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Forks police administrator Rick Bart says there’s no specific area of town the thieves are hitting, but most of the activity is taking place between midnight and 6 AM.  He says if you see something, say something.

Forks 1490’s Ken Lambert says he was almost the victim of a car prowler this past weekend.  He saw someone breaking into his car, yelled at him, and the man ran off.