NEWS BRIEFS: Forks logging tours, extra candidate filings, spud-growing talk

FORKS — The weekly Forks Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Forks Logging and Mill Tour begins Wednesday and runs each Wednesday through the summer.

Tours leave the Forks Visitor Information Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave., at 9 a.m. and last about three hours.

They provide an insider's look at the logging industry through visits to active logging sites and working mills

Tours take place in the chamber's van, and while donations are appreciated, tours are free.

Retired timber industry personnel serve as volunteer tour guides.

Jack Zaccardo, one of the tour guides, will be the chamber's featured speaker at Wednesday's meeting of the Forks Chamber of Commerce. He will present “Pride,” with a focus on the history of logging on the West End.

The meeting is at noon at JT's Sweet Stuffs, 80 N. Forks Ave.

Tour partners are Allen Logging, Rayonier, Dahlgren Logging and Dilley and Soloman Logging.

To RSVP, phone the chamber at 360-374-2531.

For more information, visit www.forkswa.com/events.

Candidate filings

PORT ANGELES — Still wanted: candidates for the Nov. 5 general election.

The Clallam County Auditor's Office is holding a special filing period from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday for two elective offices for which no one filed during last week's candidate filing period.

The vacancies are for Forks-area Fire District No. 1, Position 4, and West End-area Fire District No. 6, Position 1.

Candidates must file with county Elections Supervisor Shoona Radon at the county courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Radon can be reached at 360-417-2217.

Spud-growing talk

PORT ANGELES — Veteran Washington State University Clallam County Master Gardener Muriel Nesbitt will present information on cultivating potatoes Thursday.

“Spuds, Seed Ball and Diversity” will be held in the Clallam County commissioners' meeting room at the county courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., at noon.

Nesbitt will provide an overview of the history of potato growing, potato diseases and the importance of genetic diversity of potato plants.

She will explain the difference between growing potatoes from seed potato or tubers and growing them from seed balls harvested from fruit produced by the flowers.

Nesbitt will discuss common varieties that grow well on the Olympic Peninsula and how to select seed potatoes. She also will discuss collecting, preparing, storing and planting potato seeds.

This free presentation is a part of the “Green Thumb Garden Tips” brown bag series, sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners the second and fourth Thursday of every month in Port Angeles.

Attendees may bring a lunch.

Donations to help offset copying costs for handouts are accepted.

For more information, phone 360-417-2279.

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Last modified: May 20. 2013 9:54PM
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