With a majority of Poulsbo City Council and North Kitsap School Board positions on the ballot, the 2015 election was shaping up to be a doozer. It’s more likely to be a bit of a snoozer. Of 16 positions up for election this year, only four garnered more than one candidate — and only one of those garnered enough candidates to warrant a primary: North Kitsap School Board, District 4.
Liberty Bay is closed to shellfish harvesting because of a biotoxin that's "a little different," said Karen McKay Bevers, spokeswoman for the Kitsap Public Health District.
The federal Administration for Children and Families has awarded a $980,514 grant to the Head Start early child education program operated by the Suquamish Tribe. Suquamish Head Start will receive $980,514 a year for five years. The Administration for Children and Families is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The fire started at a home off of NE Highway 104 near the Burkes Lane intersection July 25. According to a press release from North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, about 1,000 square feet of grass was burned, trees were scored and a season's worth of firewood was consumed in the brush fire, which is thought to have been started from coals dumped from a smoker.
The three candidates for North Kitsap School Board District 4 outlined why they want to be on the school board, and what they would do, at a League of Women Voters candidate forum July 21 in Poulsbo City Hall.
“I’m running for the school board because, No. 1, I have a strong belief in public education and its important role in educating our youth and keeping our country strong,” Robbins said.
A new state law will require the state to share revenues from marijuana sales with counties, cities and towns that allow marijuana retail businesses to operate within their limits. The City of Poulsbo has a ban on recreational and medical marijuana retail stores, and one of the reasons for the ban was lack of revenue sharing.
Representatives of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and Pope Resources gathered July 23 at the old mill site to bless the work to come: The removal of some 6,000 creosoted pilings, as well as overwater structures and wood waste, the remnants of 140 years of industrial activity.
Between Viking Fest, the 3rd of July and many other outdoor activities available, people from all over the nation — especially along the west coast — come out to Poulsbo to enjoy what the community has to offer.
Jesus Calma Alina, 75, left his residence on foot early Tuesday morning.
Mary McClure is unopposed in her campaign to succeed Pete DeBoer as Port of Kingston commissioner, and she wants to lead the community forward. Having lived in Kingston for more than 20 years, McClure thinks she knows what needs to be done.
The artists took several design measures to ensure the longevity of the new mural, including application of a ultraviolet clearcoat. The artists used 172 shades of house paint for the project.
Kitsap County Superior Court Commissioner Thurman W. Lowans dismissed an anti-harassment protection order against a former Poulsbo physician July 17. A woman who had sued Dr. Narinder Duggal for alleged medical malpractice claimed he made harassing remarks to her in the courthouse hallway June 19 after her lawsuit was dismissed.
Poulsbo's pot ban. Blessing for bay cleanup. Downtown maritime museum. New port commissioner's plans. Those are the top stories in the July 17 North Kitsap Herald, available now at newsstands and in stores.
It’s true: Adults can be seen reading all over the county this summer. It may have something to do with the hot weather and a desire to engage minds while relaxing in cool places. It may also have to do with the fact that the library’s Summer Learning Program has expanded beyond engaging children and teens in the act of reading to include adults 18 and older.
He is well-informed about recent educational issues at every level. He understands the unique struggles faced by students and teachers in public education. He will listen to both sides of an issue and make fair, reasonable and financially responsible decisions.
Never doubt the ability of one individual — you — to make a difference. To make a difference in the 2016 Relay For Life, go to relay.acsevents.org. Let’s stay in it and win it.
Statewide, however, 19 of 157 recreational marijuana stores sold to minors
The proposed conversion of 13 boat moorage slips to liveaboard moorage at the Port of Poulsbo marina would not “have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment,” Poulsbo Planning Director Barry Berezowsky determined July 17. The city is accepting public comment on the proposal until 4:30 p.m. July 31.
With each scrape and sand and brushstroke July 12 and 13, new life slowly emerged from the old building at 19010 Front St. The 1909 building was originally the home of Liberty Bay Bank. In the ensuing years, it was the home of the North Kitsap Herald, a motorcycle dealership and, for 17 years, Gifts of Promise. Now, as earth tones and deep blues replaced aged whites, grays and yellows, volunteers slowly transformed the 106-year-old structure into the Poulsbo Maritime Heritage Museum.