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Friday, July 3, 2015 -- 12:00 am
State money will wash across North Peninsula; capital outlay of $753...
Peninsula Daily News - ... on Marine Drive. $1.1 million for a new building at the Department of Natural Resources Olympic Region headquarters in Forks. $1.1 million to repair a failing retaining wall at Sequim Bay State Park. $900,000 for cleanup of toxic materials in Port ... Read more...
Friday, July 3, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Forks' celebration of Independence Day continues for three...
Peninsula Daily News - The Forks Old-Fashioned Fourth of July won't have the boom and blast of fireworks this year, but there will still be plenty of family fun to be had during the three-day holiday weekend. Saturday night's fireworks show was canceled due to high fire danger, and caution is urged with personal fireworks and backyard barbecues. Read more...
Friday, July 3, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Fire rules, burn bans strict across Peninsula
Peninsula Daily News - ... by the state Department of Natural Resources, Olympic National Forest and the Olympic National Park. The cities of Forks, Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend have banned fires within city limits, including the burning of trash, yard debris, and ... Read more...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Forks officials cancel Saturday fireworks display due to dry...
Peninsula Daily News - ... Behind Finley, from left, are league committee members Shauna Peters, Nellie Baysinger and Jolene Winger. The Forks Old-Fashioned Fourth of July fireworks show also has been canceled. - Scott Baysinger FORKS - The Forks Old-Fashioned Fourth of July ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 -- 12:00 am
'Just don't do it': Fire, police officials implore Peninsula...
Peninsula Daily News - Peninsula Daily News HERE ARE THE times and places that consumer fireworks can be legally lit on the North Olympic Peninsula this week, according to the State Patrol: Clallam County - 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. this week through Friday; 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday Jefferson County - 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday. Sequim, Forks and Port Ludlow - 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. this week through Friday; 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Read more...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Olympic Community Action Programs director resigning post to join King County's Hope Line
Peninsula Daily News - ... we were able to rent out the other two." OlyCAP's main office is in Port Townsend, with offices in Port Angeles and Forks. It offers assistance in a number of social service areas including crisis management, food and shelter, rent assistance, ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Fire managers brace for explosive growth in slow-moving Paradise...
Peninsula Daily News - ... County Commissioners Jim McEntire and Bill Peach, Jefferson County Commissioners Kathleen Kler and David Sullivan, Forks Mayor Bryon Monohon and Rod Fleck, Forks city planner and attorney. Hannenberg said that this weekend, additional firefighters ... Read more...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 -- 12:00 am
News Briefs: Port of Port Angeles to meet today in special session . . . and other items
Peninsula Daily News - ... transfer to a four-year university to get a teaching certificate with a minor in special education. Corrections awards FORKS - Four employees at the Olympic Corrections Center received Department of Corrections annual Agency Awards recently, ... Read more...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Forks officials fret over fire danger as Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration begins Wednesday
Peninsula Daily News - The annual Forks Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration begins Wednesday with activities, food, a demolition derby a fun run and more - but caution is urged with fireworks, and open fires have been banned within the Forks city limit. Rod Fleck, city planner and attorney, said city officials, fireworks show organizers, the pyrotechnics company hired to put on the show and insurance representatives will meet Wednesday to decide if conditions are safe enough for Saturday night's fireworks extravaganza, scheduled for dusk at Tillicum Park. Read more...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Rhody back on the road: Port Townsend festival to get a loaner float from Spokane
Peninsula Daily News - ... the judging of the parade. The replacement float won't be ready in time for the group's next two appearances: the Forks Old Fashioned Fourth of July parade Saturday and the McCleary Bear Festival on July 11. For those events, the royalty will ride ... Read more...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Burn ban expanded in Jefferson County to include recreational fires
Peninsula Daily News - ... also have instituted burn bans except for small campfires in fire rings or similar controlled devices. The city of Forks has issued a burn ban for all outdoor burning, including recreational fires. For more information, phone 360-385-2626 or visit ... Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 6:11 am
Hoh Rain Forest's renovated visitor center to reopen
The Oregonian - ... 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the summer. The Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center is located approximately 31 miles south of Forks, Wash. off U.S. 101. The center provides visitors with information and exhibits about visiting the Olympic Peninsula's "west ... Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Port Townsend Rhododendron Festival float burns after parade;...
Peninsula Daily News - ... was the festival's sixth festival parade this year, and the group is scheduled for six more, beginning with the Forks Old Fashioned Fourth of July parade at noon Saturday. Festival organizers met Saturday night and have vowed to find a new float, ... Read more...
Sunday, June 28, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center to reopen Wednesday
Peninsula Daily News - A renovated Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center will reopen Wednesday with its first new exhibits in six decades. Visitor services will be curtailed Monday and Tuesday to allow staff to move equipment and materials back into the building, which is located at the end of Upper Hoh Road in the western portion of the park about 31 miles south of Forks. Read more...
Sunday, June 28, 2015 -- 12:00 am
State budget snafu nearly fizzled Port Townsend's fireworks show - but it will go on
Peninsula Daily News - ... black and actually making some money," he said. Other state parks on the North Olympic Peninsula are Bogachiel near Forks, Dosewallips near Brinnon, Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island, Fort Townsend in Port Townsend, Anderson Lake State Park near ... Read more...
Sunday, June 28, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Consumer fireworks go on sale today in most communities on Peninsula
Peninsula Daily News - The first day for sales of Fourth of July consumer fireworks was today at noon for most of the 26 licensed stands on the North Olympic Peninsula. An exception is the lone fireworks stand in Forks, which is operated by the West End Youth League. Read more...
Friday, June 26, 2015 -- 12:53 am
Cowboys, country music mesh in Darrington
HeraldNet - ... a country music festival with bands that I would want to see.' With no experience in concert promotion, House, 31, a Forks native and a Bellingham resident, socked his savings into lining up the Spur Festival. 'Being able to bring country and ... Read more...
Friday, June 26, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Wall-raising set Saturday for Habitat house in Forks
Peninsula Daily News - ... public is invited to the wall-raising in the Maloney Lane development at Fir and Elterich avenues. The Gooding family, Forks residents, have qualified to purchase the home after it is completed in early 2016. Family members will help build their ... Read more...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 -- 12:00 am
Paradise Fire grows to 800 acres in Jefferson County; blaze could burn for months
Peninsula Daily News - ... he said. It is not threatening any structures. As of Tuesday afternoon, it was 28 miles from Queets and 33 miles from Forks, and headed up into the mountains, away from habitation. The forecast for fire conditions was grim. Daytime temperatures are ... Read more...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 -- 12:42 pm
Paradise fire remains on north side of Queets River
KONP 1450 Local News - ... will be held tonight, June 23rd, from 6:00-7:00 p.m., at the D-N-R conference room, located at 411 Tillicum Lane in Forks. Fire managers will provide an overview of the fire activity; maps, photos, and videos to better illustrate what the fire area ... Read more...



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