Zorina Barker

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Flexibility reigns at Forks’ RainFest

“BLESSED ARE THE flexible for they will not be bent out of shape,” read a sign in my former employer’s staff room. The longer I… Continue reading

 

WEST END NEIGHBOR: West End comes out for annual Forks auction

SARAH DECKER TOOK command of the microphone Sunday afternoon at the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction in the Forks High School Commons. Earlier in the weekend,… Continue reading

 

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Veterans seek wilderness respite

KEN CHOSE NOT to give me his last name. Ken qualifies as homeless, according to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Most could call him a… Continue reading

 

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Good time was had by all

JUST OVER A week ago, I was sitting with some friends and we were looking over our group of kids. They are all teens and… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: What to do when the trees fall

WHEN THE WINDS on the West End violently abuse the forest, trees fall. It’s natural and generally no big deal. However, when trees fall across… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: West Enders seek warm meals, generators and water

THE POWER GOING out was fairly predictable, given the stormy weather Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Even still, there isn’t a whole lot my… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: The how and why of Lake Pleasant plungers

THIS YEAR, I thought about joining the Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Pleasant in Beaver on New Year’s Day. Personally, I like to cannonball if… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Authors cookin’ up books on West End life

THE MUSIC WAS too loud, though I’d never admit it was because then some smarty pants would say then I’m too old. However, the piano… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: West Enders endure the rain and the dark

TO LIVE ON the West End, one has to come to grips with the rain. According to the U.S. climate data website, Forks has an… Continue reading

WEST END NEIGHBOR: Caring for precious family members

ALL MY FEARFUL thoughts instantly flew away as soon as I heard the unique rattle of the tags on Brown Dawg’s collar coming closer. Instead,… Continue reading

Olympic Corrections Center prisoners help socialize shelter dogs with Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

FORKS — Though guilty of nothing, Cloudy found himself in prison south of Forks. He was a pit bull mix taken to the animal shelter… Continue reading

Olympic Corrections Center prisoners help socialize shelter dogs with Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

FORKS — Though guilty of nothing, Cloudy found himself in prison south of Forks. He was a pit bull mix taken to the animal shelter… Continue reading

Olympic Corrections Center prisoners help socialize shelter dogs with Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

FORKS — Though guilty of nothing, Cloudy found himself in prison south of Forks. He was a pit bull mix taken to the animal shelter… Continue reading

Olympic Corrections Center prisoners help socialize shelter dogs with Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

FORKS — Though guilty of nothing, Cloudy found himself in prison south of Forks. He was a pit bull mix taken to the animal shelter… Continue reading

Olympic Corrections Center prisoners help socialize shelter dogs with Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

FORKS — Though guilty of nothing, Cloudy found himself in prison south of Forks. He was a pit bull mix taken to the animal shelter… Continue reading

Take a free logging and mill tour in Forks, visit the Forks Timber Museum

FORKS — Marcia Bingham has spent most of her life in Forks, rubbing elbows with loggers. As director of customer service for the Forks Visitor… Continue reading

Six to be honored with Clallam County Community Service Award tonight

PORT ANGELES — Friends, admirers and business associates are invited to a reception this evening where six community heroes will be honored with the Clallam… Continue reading

Six to be honored with Clallam County Community Service Award on Thursday

PORT ANGELES — Friends, admirers and business associates are invited to a reception Thursday evening where six community heroes will be honored with the Clallam… Continue reading

Six to be honored with Clallam County Community Service Award on Thursday

PORT ANGELES — Friends, admirers and business associates are invited to a reception Thursday evening where six community heroes will be honored with the Clallam… Continue reading

Six to be honored with Clallam County Community Service Award on Thursday

PORT ANGELES — Friends, admirers and business associates are invited to a reception Thursday evening where six community heroes will be honored with the Clallam… Continue reading