The four-member North Kitsap School Board is expected to elect a board president Oct. 23.
The Poulsbo City Council has directed city staff to proceed with a process to increase stormwater rates. Without the rate increase, city staff told the council that the city would fall behind the curve in maintaining the stormwater system and run afoul of state and federal regulations.
Candidates said they supported restoring funding to caregiver programs
Candidates for county auditor, assessor and commissioner talked about the issues, and emphasized their differences, at the Kitsap League of Women Voters forum, Oct. 13 in Poulsbo City Hall.
Hal Hoover thought he was the "luckiest man alive." Poulsbo's stormwater rates are next up for increase. NKHS students are collecting supplies for Sierra Leone. Candidates for Kitsap County District Court talk about the issues. Those are the top stories in the Oct. 17 North Kitsap Herald, available now at newsstands and in stores.
CHI Franciscan Health announced Oct. 16 that David Schultz has been named the new president for Harrison Medical Center. Schultz has been serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Overlake Medical Center, a 349-bed hospital located in Bellevue. He will start Dec. 15.
According to people who knew him, there will be a lot to celebrate. “You won’t find anybody who doesn’t have a Hal story,” said Walt Elliott, a Kingston port commissioner and volunteer for many causes.
Astound Broadband has applied to install new fiber optic cable through Poulsbo's core.
Great Northwest Wine: The Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition, staged Oct. 8-9 at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel, is the only judging in which wine professionals nominate and then evaluate the entries.
The death toll from the Ebola virus numbered 4,447 as of Oct. 14, according to the World Health Organization. Students at North Kitsap High School are doing what they can to help West Africa fight the virus. A donation drive will take place at the high school Oct. 13-24 for Children of the Nations, a nonprofit based in Silverdale.
Prosecuting Attorney Russell D. Hauge said Oct. 10 that provisions of a draft code-enforcement chapter in the county code are unconstitutional. Speaking at a candidates forum at the Hansville Community Center, Hauge said the Department of Community Development "didn't follow proper procedure" and submit the draft Title V to his department for legal review before it was circulated. Hauge said some of the provisions "violate the state and federal constitutions."
The North Kitsap School Board couldn't decide on a new president following the resignation of Dan Weedin on Oct. 9. At the school board meeting that night, board member Beth Worthington nominated and voted for Cindy Webster-Martinson.
The North Kitsap School Board is accepting applications for the director position vacated by Dan Weedin.
On Oct. 2, the state Department of Ecology approved, with changes, the Kitsap County Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update.
Poulsbo may increase water rates. Another culvert will be replaced by a bridge at Carpenter Creek. Dan Weedin resigns from the North Kitsap School Board. Q&A with candidates for Kitsap County prosecuting attorney. Those are the top stories in the Oct. 10 North Kitsap Herald, available now at newsstands and in stores.
He didn’t want to discuss his reasons for resigning before his resignation letter was read at the board meeting, but said growing commitments as a business consultant, speaker and author are factors. His resignation letter was more revealing.
Construction crews erected two of four poles this week, replacing aging towers carrying power across the Agate Pass.
“We are doing a great job in reducing water usage per capita, and that is a very good thing,” Poulsbo City Engineer Andrzej Kasiniak said. “On the other hand, when you think about it, we are reducing our revenues. The system is the same size, we serve the same number of customers, but our revenues have been reduced. We have to catch up.”
The Washington State Patrol found a Bremerton man at fault after he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel near Finn Hill and collided with another car, sending a woman to the hospital.
The job gave Dan Weedin a new appreciation for the work that school boards do.