News of interest
affect Blue Mountain
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
More details coming
Regulations Nearing Finalization
The Clallam County On-Site Septic (OSS) Work Group held a
on September 24,
2007 at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. 4th Street, Port
OSS Work Group draft
plan as of 8 May 2007:
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
Oly" State Trust Timber Sale, 6/19/07
DNR Record of Sale
available only as Google html cached version of pdf files
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:
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...."
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...."
Surge Protection Program Begins
Clallam County PUD Press Release, 1/19/07
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
Clallam Fire District #3 information, photos, and procedures
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