Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Twilight books bring 2 libraries together

November 21st, 2012 by contributor


Hickory Daily Record Article

Forks January Winter Snow Storm

January 19th, 2012 by contributor

Forks has received 12-14 inches of snow causing school closures all week and getting around has been difficult.

Here are a few images of Forks showing this Winter Wonderland.

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Spartan Spirit

October 6th, 2010 by contributor

bannersSpartan Spirit is alive and well on the streets of downtown Forks, just in time for Homecoming! New Spartan Banners decorate the light poles thanks to Bruce Guckenberg of Sully’s Drive-in fame and created by locally owned This End Up@Laundry 101. Stop by and give Bruce a big cheer or order a burger and say, Thanks!!

Olympic Theater Burned!

September 22nd, 2010 by contributor

The Olympic Theater in Forks burned to the ground in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. This landmark building was once used to show movies, but has been shuttered and inactive for the past twenty years. Fortunately, buildings on both sides of the structure were spared in thanks to the fire department keeping water sprayed on them.


They paved paradise and put up a parking lot!

July 22nd, 2010 by contributor

parkingJust like the Joni Mitchell song “Big Yellow Taxi” a vacant lot on Main Street in Forks was recently paved, striped and turned in to a parking lot. Forks has never had a surplus of parking spots and with all the Twilight fans in town it has become impossible to find a parking spot. This much needed addition will hopefully make it easier for fans and residents of Forks to take care of business! The new parking lot has a self pay station and uses the honor system.

Good Tines in Forks

December 6th, 2009 by contributor

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Guess who’s featured in the December Costco Connection magazine? Yup. It’s Forks! The article, written by Stephanie E. Ponder, is actually very nicely done–thanks! Among other things, we like how they say whether the people they interview are Costco members. Maybe we should mention that Costco is a Forks Chamber of Commerce member. And it looks like someone at Costco enjoys puns. Good tines indeed! We appreciate the effort!

1000% Increase in Tourism!

November 17th, 2009 by contributor

the-twilight-saga-new-moo-002This article from the UK Mail attributes a 1000% increase in tourism here in Forks to Robert Pattinson. Thanks Rob!! We hadn’t really thought of it that way before. . . . The article does a nice job of covering some of the local attractions, mentioning Ruby Beach and the Hoh Rainforest. Cheers to the Mail for the great article and for helping us spread the word about Forks. If you really want to see the dark, rainy, authentic Forks, now is the perfect time to visit!

The Globe and Mail Features Forks

November 1st, 2009 by contributor

t-twilight31tr88.jpgThanks to writer Candice Vallantin and the Toronto-based Globe and Mail for this special Halloween feature about Forks. We’re well-aware that Canada is home to hordes of Twilight fans–many of whom have already made the trek to Forks, WA. And no wonder, since we’re only a 56 mi/90 km drive from Victoria, BC (via ferry). We enjoyed the article and appreciate the attention we’re getting in Canada!

Forks Featured in NY Times Travel

September 24th, 2009 by contributor

nice-fangs-2We got a kick out of this article about Forks in New York Times Travel. While the first impression of the article from everyone in town is likely to be “hey, it’s really not a two-stoplight town–it’s a one-stoplight town,” lol overall, Jane Margolies does a fine job of capturing the fun of Stephenie Meyer Day and the story of the Twilight frenzy here in Forks. We also enjoyed the slide show of nicely done local photos by Stuart Isett. Articles like this tend to make obvious the fact that Forks isn’t a secret any longer–but fall is a perfect time to visit without a lot of hoopla and Forks, LaPush and the West End continue to welcome all visitors. C’mon up and check us out!