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  • Qwest DSL Now Available! 
    • Great news!  Qwest DSL service is now available to additional Blue Mountain locations!
    • Qwest has a list of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that may be used with their DSL service.  Each ISP can set its own price structure after you pay Qwest for DSL, so it's a good idea to go to their websites or contact them to see what they will charge.
    • You can call Qwest to sign up for service.  You might want to check their on-line offers first though.
    • There will be no degradation of service.  If we pass 100 subscribers, Qwest will add more lines/hardware.
    • If you reference the referral number when you sign up, a small financial reward will be paid to a fund that will go toward a picnic for us.
    • Please share this information with neighbors.
    • Special thanks to Steve L. and others for working hard to convince Qwest to bring DSL to us! 
    • Check if Qwest Broadband is available to your location on Blue Mountain by entering your phone number on Qwest's website.
    • More details coming soon!

     

  • Septic Regulations Nearing Finalization
    • The Clallam County On-Site Septic (OSS) Work Group held a meeting on September 24, 2007 at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. 4th Street, Port Angeles.
    • OSS Work Group draft plan as of 8 May 2007:
    • Interpretation by Blue Mountain Neighbors: Depending on what kind of septic system you have and where your property is, you may be required to have annual checks by a professional.  But some properties will only have to be inspected every three years with the property owner doing the inspection every other time.  In this case a professional inspector would be hired every six years.  It all depends on the type of system you have, where your property is, and your willingness as a property owner to take a training course in septic system inspections and do the work yourself.

       
 

 

 

  • "Blue Oly" State Trust Timber Sale, 6/19/07
    • DNR Record of Sale
    • Following links available only as Google html cached version of pdf files
    • Interpretation by Blue Mountain Neighbors:   Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) web posting reflects an export-restricted lump sum agreement for the "Blue Oly" sale in Clallam County.  Extracts from DRAFT Bill of Sale posted on web:
      • Clause G-010, Products Sold and Sale Area:  "...338 acres on part(s) of Sections 2, 9, 10, and 11 all in Township 29 North, Range 5 West, Sections 5, and 8 in Township 29 North, Range 4 West, Section 36 in Township 30 North, Range 5 West, Section 31 in Township 30 North,  Range 4 West, Section 36 in Township 30 North, Range 5 West, Section 31 in Township 30 North, Range 4 West W.M. in Clallam County...."
      • Clause H-140, Special Harvest Requirements:  "...Purchaser must have utility lines located along Blue Mountain Road before digging in or next to road or beginning road construction/reconstruction....Unit 5 - While hauling, two warning signs must be positioned on Blue Mountain Road at a location designated by Contract Administrator...."
     
  • Point-of-Entry Surge Protection Program Begins
    • Clallam County PUD Press Release, 1/19/07
    • Interpretation by Blue Mountain Neighbors:  Clallam County PUD initiated its optional, fee-based, Meter-Base Surge Protection Program providing supplementary "primary point-of-entry" surge protection for participating PUD customers.  Using this in combination with other surge protection devices offers a layered approach.  This is of special interest for those particularly concerned about surges, like many of us on Blue Mountain Road.
    • Many thanks to some of our Blue Mountain neighbors who were instrumental in bringing about this change!

     

  • Emergency 911 "Cold Facts" Vial
    • Clallam Fire District #3 information, photos, and procedures
    • Interpretation by Blue Mountain Neighbors:  During a 911 emergency, conditions may make it impossible for you to communicate certain critical items of information to the responding medics.  Clallam County has a "cool" way to ensure that doesn't happen.  Your medical history, along with other pertinent information can be stored in a special yellow vial which you keep in your refrigerator.  The accompanying sticker for your door alerts medics to check your refrigerator in case of emergency.
    • The door sticker and special yellow vial may be obtained from the Sequim Senior Center, 683-6806.