DOT Considering 5 Plans for Elwha River Bridge

About 50 people turned out at Blakeslees Bar and Grill for a C of C meeting focusing on the future

 

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.

Forks Broadcasting Moving

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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 a shift in programming as well.

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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 are expected to take place at the beginning of next week.  For information on how to tune in FORKs 1490 on HD, or on how to get your own HD radio go to HD.Forks1490.com

Neah Bay Rallies vs. Lummi – State Title Game Saturday

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Neah Bay 28, Lummi 22

Kenrick Doherty Jr caught a 31-yard touchdown pass from Rwehabura Mungayi with less than 4-minutes left as the Neah Bay Red Devils advanced to the WIAA 1B State Finals with a 28-22 victory over defending champion Lummi.

Neah Bay now moves on to the state final vs Odessa Harrington on Saturday.  Sports Director Oly Archibald will have the play by play, Dave Montgomery with the color commentary on Forks 1490 and Forks1490,com

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