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January 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Hoh rain forest dweller featured in TV series

The Associated Press A man who has given up civilization to live off the land near Forks is the subject of a TV series on the National Geographic Channel called “The Legend of Mick Dodge.” Dodge grew up in Forks and is a Vietnam veteran who served in the Marines. The News Tribune reports  he was working…

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January 4, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Possible tsunami dock on Washington coast cleaned, scraped

The Associated Press FORKS, Clallam County – A Washington state spokesman says a crew has scrubbed a dock that washed ashore on a wilderness beach near Forks and scraped off more than 400 pounds of organic material, including species native to Japan but not found in the United States. The dock is considered likely debris from the…

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January 2, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Fire burns DNR shop in Forks

The Associated Press FORKS — Fire has destroyed a Department of Natural Resources shop at the regional office in Forks. Department spokesman Bryan Flint says the blaze started shortly after midnight Tuesday at an automobile shop building at the center of the DNR compound in Forks. He says the building was destroyed, as well as three pickup…

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December 20, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Fatal fire in Forks; body found in mobile home

The Associated Press FORKS — Officials expect an autopsy to identify the body that firefighters found in a burned out mobile home near Forks. The fire was reported Wednesday morning by a passerby. Undersheriff Ron Peregrin told the Peninsula Daily News the cause of the fire is being investigated. District No. 6 Fire Chief Jeff Baysinger says a…

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November 14, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Forks hopes ‘Twilight’ glow lingers

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2″ is the final chapter in the teen vampire book and movie saga set in Forks, La Push and Port Angeles. The Peninsula Daily News reports “Twilight” has drawn more than 200,000 visitors to the Olympic Peninsula over seven years. Forks Chamber of…

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October 29, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Forks fire burns store that once sold Twilight relics

The Associated Press FORKS —  A fire early Monday in the small Washington town best known as the fictional home of the “Twilight” movies destroyed two buildings, including one that once sold souvenirs from the vampire series, authorities said. The blaze also cut a power line and caused the Quillayute Valley School District to cancel classes. The fire…

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