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Bart to Retire by End of 2017


Forks Police Administrator Rick Bart says he’s stepping down by the end of the year.  Bart is recommending that a uniformed police chief for his replacement.  But he says that’s not his decision.  He says he will assist in finding a replacement.

Bart talks about his retirement, finding his replacement and more in his weekly conversation with 96.7 FM Ken Lambert:



Forks Mayor Bryon Monohon says preliminary discussions have already begun about finding a replacement for Bart.


Auction Raises Record $128,195

The final donations have come in for the record setting 53rd annual Quillyuete Valley Scholarship auction that raises money for scholarships for Forks High School graduates.


Patty Brandt (left) and Shyler DeMattis (center) at the 2017 QVSA – photo by Lonnie Archibald

In 2017, the auction raised $128,195.  Prior to this weekend, the auction had never topped the $100,000 mark.

Organizers say they auctioned off more than 1500 items.  The largest sale came on Sunday when a 2002 Mazda 626 donated by our friends at Wilder Auto and RV went for $4000.

One of the main reasons this auction was so much more successful than those in the past was the expended radio listening area provided by KBDB, 96.7 FM – which had a major signal upgrade in the past year  .

As a result, more people were able to hear our 22-hours of live coverage of the QVSA leading to the record-setting fund-raising results this weekend.

Congratulations to everyone involved.

photo of Forks Broadcasting CEO Mark Lamb at the 2017 QVSA by Lonnie Archibald

School Grant Helps Refugee Families Integrate in Washington State

Washington state is the recipient of a grant that helps young people from refugee families integrate into schools and their communities.
Eric Tegethoff reports:


Quillyeute Valley Scholarship Auction Raises Record $110k+

It’s a record total for the 2017 Quillyuete Valley Scholarship auction as more than $110,000 was raised for scholarships for Forks High School graduates.


The auction got off to a great start Saturday as about $56k came in.

The highest priced item of the day was an antique phone that sold for $2,600.

A handwoven Persian rug was auctioned for $2300 and a Missy Barlow painting sold for $1600

Country Commissioner Bill Peach was the big bidder on the rug and painting. ​

On Sunday one of the big items sold was a 2002 Mazda 626 donated by our friends at Wilder Auto and RV in $4000.

Part of the reason for the record total was 22 hours of live coverage on Saturday and Sunday right here on the new 96.7 FM – which has had a major signal upgrade in the past year.

Kilmer Says Trump Budget Slams Rural Areas

Congressman Derek Kilmer is blasting President Trumps proposed budget calling it unserious and bizarre.  He says rural areas are dis proportionally affected with the complete elimination of local ag offices, Puget sound recovery, and assistance for rural airports like Fairchild in PA.

Kilmer says there not even money in the budget for the President’s own spending ideas.


Kilmer says waste water and storm water programs specifically directed at rural areas are eliminated.