Forks: Visitor center may not close

Port Angeles isn’t the only North Olympic Peninsula city working with Olympic National Park to save a resource deemed important to the region’s tourism economy.

Park Superintendent William Laitner said Monday that said he is working with Forks city leaders to keep the Forks Park and Forest Visitor Information Station open “part of the time, and that might affect the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center’s schedule some.”

On March 3, the park announced that the Hoh center at the gateway to the popular rain forest will be cut back from seven days to five days weekly starting April 4.

The Forks visitor station will be closed throughout the summer, beginning April 1, the park announced, to provide more staffing for the Hoh center.

But this could all change, Laitner revealed Monday.

“We plan to meet again with the city (of Forks) and the Forest Service this week, and by next week have some sort of resolution,” he said.

“I’d like to staff a little of both.”

More in News

Hilary Soderling of Kirkland, left, and her mother, Lou Ann Soderling of Port Angeles, participate in Saturday’s rally at the Clallam County Courthouse. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Overturning Roe v. Wade draws protests

Rally participants: Decision doesn’t represent majority

Bruce Colfax was one of many Makah who worked at the Ozette excavation that ran for 11 years starting in 1970. Colfax, an artist whose wood carvings, sculpture and prints belong in private and public collections across the country, is a former member of the Makah Cultural & Research Center board of trustees whose role it is to protect the artifacts found at the site. (Paula Hunt/Peninsula Daily News)
Cultural, research center celebrates 43rd anniversary

Ozette village artifacts preserved after excavation

Churches seek household items for Ukrainian refugees

Collection drives to be conducted for kits

OlyCAP theft forces rescheduling of food deliveries

Distribution center trucks damaged

Weekly flight operations scheduled

There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee seeks abortion rights amendment to state constitution

Says Washington won’t aid investigation from other states

Lawsuit filed against Washington State Patrol official over breath test machines

A lawsuit filed against the Washington State Patrol official responsible… Continue reading

Vote now for Best of the Peninsula

It’s time again to vote for the Best of the Peninsula. Now… Continue reading

Most Read