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Feb
14
Wed
”Paint The Rez Purple” Help Stop Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault @ The Hoh Tribe
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm

paint the rez purple

“Paint the Rez Purple” 

WALK

To Help Stop Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Sponsored by:

HOH TRIBE VOCA

Light Refreshments will be served after the Walk

We will be accepting donations for the closing closet during the walk

Come out and join us to Raise Awareness about Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in our Tribal Community. Show your support by wearing Purple and walking in Solidarity with Survivors, Advocates and Community members.

 

 

Investigators Club @ NOLS: The Forks Branch Library
Feb 14 @ 2:30 pm

Investigators Club

Investigators Club

Wednesdays at 2:30pm

This weekly after-school club geared towards students in grades 2-6 will meet 

Join the Investigators Club is an after-school STEM program where participates will explore a different topic each week in science and technology. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hands at coding, engineering challenges, science experiments, robotics, and other fun projects. STEM at the library offers opportunities for children to creatively explore science, technology, engineering and math through interactive activities.

The Investigators Club will run from February 7 through March 28.

All sessions are free to attend.

This program is generously supported by the WSU Extension Clallam County 4-H.

Additional Information

The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 Forks Avenue South.

For more information about this and other programs for youth, visit www.nols.org, call 360.374.6402, or email Youth@nols.org.

Feb
16
Fri
Family Storytime @ North Olympic Library System Forks Branch
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am

Story time nols Forks

Family Storytime

This storytime series will take place every Friday at 10:30am

November 3 through May 18.

Storytimes at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) feature stories, fingerplays, music, and plenty of movement and fun. Studies show that children who are read to before the age of five develop essential pre-reading skills, supporting later success in school. Activities such as talking, reading, playing, and singing all play an important role in early childhood development, which is why they are included in Family Storytime. These activities support skill development and encourage children to interact with their caregivers and peers in a fun, literacy-rich environment. After each session, parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to visit and swap information about parenting resources in the community.

Additional Information

The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 Forks Avenue South. For more information about storytimes and other programs for youth, visit www.nols.org, call 360.374.6402, or email Youth@nols.org.

 

Feb
20
Tue
Forks History and More @ First Congregational Church
Feb 20 @ 11:30 am

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Forks History and More

The West End Historical Society and Forks Timber Museum announce that they will combine efforts for their monthly programs.

Every third Tuesday, these historical presentations will be brought to you at the First Congregational Church,  a short board meeting Timber Museum Board meets at 11:30 a.m. and the WEHS meeting starts at noon.

November’s program will be a presentation of some of the Historical Society’s old slide photographs from the late 1800s to mid-1900s.

December’s program will feature Lonnie Archibald talking about his new book, “Keep on Truckin,” with a book signing to follow.

Please come join us for these lively presentations and discussions. You are welcome to bring your own items to share and we encourage questions.

The museum board meetings and historical presentations are free and open to the public

Public Open Houses for US 101 Elwha River Bridge Updates @ Port Angeles City Council Meetingl
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Elwah Bridge

US 101 Elwha River Bridge, Public Open Houses Updates

Please find the following note from the WSDOT…

This  is to let you know that WSDOT representatives will be coming to your area this month. Our goal is to provide another update on the design progress of the Elwha River Bridge replacement project, give estimated timelines for moving forward, and answer any questions you may have.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

We will be visiting Port Angeles and Forks on February 20th and February 21st , at three public open houses. You are invited to come hear about the status of the bridge and our plans moving forward. We will begin the open houses with a presentation, followed by a question/answer session.  The meetings are scheduled as follows:

6pm Tuesday February 20, 2018

Port Angeles City Council Meeting

321 East 5th Street

Port Angeles, WA

7:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Forks Business and Professional Association

411 Tillicum Lane (Department of Natural Resources Building)

Forks, WA

Noon Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Forks Chamber of Commerce meeting

Blakeslee’s Bar & Grill

1222 South Forks Avenue

Forks, WA

Steve Roark, Assistant Regional Administrator, will provide information on the work that has occurred both behind the scenes and in the field over the last year. In previous communications, we have alluded to the complexity of transportation projects.  Steve will go into more detail about the lengthy process WSDOT follows before any project goes to construction and provide more detail about the steps in this particular project.

Good news

For those of you who can’t attend, allow me to provide some highlights:

  • The current Elwha River Bridge remains stable and open to all traffic. Thank you for your patience today while we conducted our latest quarterly bridge inspection.  We will continue monitoring the bridge with our robust monitoring plan.
  • We have made significant progress over the last year on various discipline reports required for the project to move forward, including hydraulic and geotechnical reports and roadway alignment and intersection plans. In addition, the first stage of bridge design is complete.
  •  We are making progress with the NEPA environmental process, in which we analyze the project’s effects on air and water quality, noise, wetlands, cultural resources and other environmental elements. We hope to have the NEPA process complete by December 2018.

What’s Left

  • Once we are granted NEPA, which means the federal government agrees that we have sufficiently reviewed, identified and mitigated for any environmental effects, and thus the project can proceed, we will apply for a Highway Easement Deed from Olympic National Parks to acquire the right to build the bridge on federal land.  This is a linear process – we cannot acquire land rights until we are granted NEPA.
  • Finalizing NEPA will also allow us to finalize all design and contract plans, acquire all permits needed for construction, and prepare the contract for advertisement to the contractor community.  Our current timeline has construction occurring between summer 2019 and fall 2020.  That timeline is subject to change, of course, if unforeseen issues arise.We hope to see you on either Feb. 20 or Feb. 21.  Feel free to write me directly if you have questions or comments that can’t wait.

For more information contact:

Claudia Bingham Baker
Communications Manager

Washington State Department of Transportation | Olympic Region
P.O. Box 47440

Olympia, WA 98504-7440

Office: 360-357-2789
Cell: 360-480-3194

Email: bakerc@wsdot.wa.gov

WSDOT Olympic Region | tacomatraffic.com

Feb
21
Wed
Public Open Houses for US 101 Elwha River Bridge Updates @ Department of Natural Resources Building
Feb 21 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Elwah Bridge

US 101 Elwha River Bridge, Public Open Houses Updates

Please find the following note from the WSDOT…

This is to let you know that WSDOT representatives will be coming to your area this month. Our goal is to provide another update on the design progress of the Elwha River Bridge replacement project, give estimated timelines for moving forward, and answer any questions you may have.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

We will be visiting Port Angeles and Forks on February 20th and February 21st, at three public open houses. You are invited to come hear about the status of the bridge and our plans moving forward. We will begin both open houses with a presentation, followed by a question/answer session.  The meetings are scheduled as follows:

6pm Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Port Angeles City Council Meeting

321 East 5th St.

Port Angeles

7:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 21

Forks Business and Professional Association

411 Tillicum Lane (Department of Natural Resources Building)

Forks, WA

Noon Wednesday, February 21

Forks Chamber of Commerce meeting

Blakeslee’s Bar & Grill

1222 South Forks Avenue

Forks, WA

Steve Roark, Assistant Regional Administrator, will provide information on the work that has occurred both behind the scenes and in the field over the last year. In previous communications, we have alluded to the complexity of transportation projects.  Steve will go into more detail about the lengthy process WSDOT follows before any project goes to construction and provide more detail about the steps in this particular project.

Good news

For those of you who can’t attend, allow me to provide some highlights:

  • The current Elwha River Bridge remains stable and open to all traffic. Thank you for your patience today while we conducted our latest quarterly bridge inspection.  We will continue monitoring the bridge with our robust monitoring plan.
  • We have made significant progress over the last year on various discipline reports required for the project to move forward, including hydraulic and geotechnical reports and roadway alignment and intersection plans. In addition, the first stage of bridge design is complete.
  • We are making progress with the NEPA environmental process, in which we analyze the project’s effects on air and water quality, noise, wetlands, cultural resources and other environmental elements. We hope to have the NEPA process complete by December 2018.What’s Left
  • Once we are granted NEPA, which means the federal government agrees that we have sufficiently reviewed, identified and mitigated for any environmental effects, and thus the project can proceed, we will apply for a Highway Easement Deed from Olympic National Parks to acquire the right to build the bridge on federal land.  This is a linear process – we cannot acquire land rights until we are granted NEPA.
  • Finalizing NEPA will also allow us to finalize all design and contract plans, acquire all permits needed for construction, and prepare the contract for advertisement to the contractor community.  Our current timeline has construction occurring between summer 2019 and fall 2020.  That timeline is subject to change, of course, if unforeseen issues arise.We hope to see you on either Feb. 20 or Feb. 21.  Feel free to write me directly if you have questions or comments that can’t wait.

For more information contact:

Claudia Bingham Baker
Communications Manager

Washington State Department of Transportation | Olympic Region
P.O. Box 47440

Olympia, WA 98504-7440

Office: 360-357-2789
Cell: 360-480-3194

Email: bakerc@wsdot.wa.gov

WSDOT Olympic Region | tacomatraffic.com

Shelter Providers Network Meeting Agenda @ Concerned Citzens Family Center
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Shelter Providers Network Meeting Agenda

February 21, 2018

10 am

Concerned Citizens Family Center

945 South Forks Ave

(Across from Forks Outfitters)

10:00         Welcome Message from Christy Smith, United Way

10:05         Reflections from Pastor Hunter, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

10:10         Community Strengths WHEN

10:20       Panel Discussion, Doc Robinson SHCC, Cheri Tinker, Sarge’s Place, Kevin  Harkins SHCC, Moderator Viola Ware

11:20        Community Perspectives Chief Mike Rowley FPD, Commissioner Bill  Peach and invited Civic Leaders

11:40       Next Steps, input and priorities defined by the community and providers

12:00        Adjourn

 

Public Open Houses for US 101 Elwha River Bridge Updates @ Blakeslee's Bar & Grill
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Elwah Bridge

US 101 Elwha River Bridge, Public Open Houses Updates

Please find the following note from the WSDOT…

This is to let you know that WSDOT representatives will be coming to your area this month. Our goal is to provide another update on the design progress of the Elwha River Bridge replacement project, give estimated timelines for moving forward, and answer any questions you may have.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

We will be visiting Port Angeles and Forks on February 20th and February 21st, at three public open houses. You are invited to come hear about the status of the bridge and our plans moving forward. We will begin both open houses with a presentation, followed by a question/answer session.  The meetings are scheduled as follows:

6pm Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Port Angeles City Council Meeting

321 East 5th St.

Port Angeles

7:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Forks Business and Professional Association

411 Tillicum Lane (Department of Natural Resources Building)

Forks, WA

Noon Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Forks Chamber of Commerce meeting

Blakeslee’s Bar & Grill

1222 South Forks Avenue

Forks, WA

Steve Roark, Assistant Regional Administrator, will provide information on the work that has occurred both behind the scenes and in the field over the last year. In previous communications, we have alluded to the complexity of transportation projects.  Steve will go into more detail about the lengthy process WSDOT follows before any project goes to construction and provide more detail about the steps in this particular project.

Good news

For those of you who can’t attend, allow me to provide some highlights:

  • The current Elwha River Bridge remains stable and open to all traffic. Thank you for your patience today while we conducted our latest quarterly bridge inspection.  We will continue monitoring the bridge with our robust monitoring plan.
  • We have made significant progress over the last year on various discipline reports required for the project to move forward, including hydraulic and geotechnical reports and roadway alignment and intersection plans. In addition, the first stage of bridge design is complete.
  •  We are making progress with the NEPA environmental process, in which we analyze the project’s effects on air and water quality, noise, wetlands, cultural resources and other environmental elements. We hope to have the NEPA process complete by December 2018.

What’s Left

  • Once we are granted NEPA, which means the federal government agrees that we have sufficiently reviewed, identified and mitigated for any environmental effects, and thus the project can proceed, we will apply for a Highway Easement Deed from Olympic National Parks to acquire the right to build the bridge on federal land.  This is a linear process – we cannot acquire land rights until we are granted NEPA.
  • Finalizing NEPA will also allow us to finalize all design and contract plans, acquire all permits needed for construction, and prepare the contract for advertisement to the contractor community.  Our current timeline has construction occurring between summer 2019 and fall 2020.  That timeline is subject to change, of course, if unforeseen issues arise.We hope to see you on either Feb. 20 or Feb. 21.  Feel free to write me directly if you have questions or comments that can’t wait.

For more information contact:

Claudia Bingham Baker
Communications Manager

Washington State Department of Transportation | Olympic Region
P.O. Box 47440

Olympia, WA 98504-7440

Office: 360-357-2789
Cell: 360-480-3194

Email: bakerc@wsdot.wa.gov

WSDOT Olympic Region | tacomatraffic.com

Investigators Club @ NOLS: The Forks Branch Library
Feb 21 @ 2:30 pm

Investigators Club

Investigators Club

Wednesdays at 2:30pm

This weekly after-school club geared towards students in grades 2-6 will meet 

Join the Investigators Club is an after-school STEM program where participates will explore a different topic each week in science and technology. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hands at coding, engineering challenges, science experiments, robotics, and other fun projects. STEM at the library offers opportunities for children to creatively explore science, technology, engineering and math through interactive activities.

The Investigators Club will run from February 7 through March 28.

All sessions are free to attend.

This program is generously supported by the WSU Extension Clallam County 4-H.

Additional Information

The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 Forks Avenue South.

For more information about this and other programs for youth, visit www.nols.org, call 360.374.6402, or email Youth@nols.org.

Feb
23
Fri
Family Storytime @ North Olympic Library System Forks Branch
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am

Story time nols Forks

Family Storytime

This storytime series will take place every Friday at 10:30am

November 3 through May 18.

Storytimes at the North Olympic Library System (NOLS) feature stories, fingerplays, music, and plenty of movement and fun. Studies show that children who are read to before the age of five develop essential pre-reading skills, supporting later success in school. Activities such as talking, reading, playing, and singing all play an important role in early childhood development, which is why they are included in Family Storytime. These activities support skill development and encourage children to interact with their caregivers and peers in a fun, literacy-rich environment. After each session, parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to visit and swap information about parenting resources in the community.

Additional Information

The Forks Branch Library is located at 171 Forks Avenue South. For more information about storytimes and other programs for youth, visit www.nols.org, call 360.374.6402, or email Youth@nols.org.