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State Route 305 project to continue through fall ’08

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:14PM

t Final overlay expected to occur this summer.

West Sound Academy sixth-grader to be a published author

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:14PM

POULSBO — Tess Schorn, a West Sound Academy sixth-grader, dreams of being an author when she grows up. However, 12-year-old Tess didn’t have to wait until she’s all grown up to accomplish her life’s ambition.

Cleaning up our streams

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:14PM

A single bare-boned Coho carcass sits on top of the rocks and sediment washed into lower Johnson Creek. The spinal cord is a symbolic and lingering reminder of storm-caused devastation to last year’s salmon run. Patrick Allen and other members of Trout Unlimited, a national organization supporting cool water fisheries, aided in the creek cleanup March 27, making it more inhabitable for local trout and salmon.

The voice heard ’round Nashville

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

KINGSTON — In the Roslington home, big bay windows open up to a view of rain falling on the Puget Sound. Lightning flashes in the windows while thunder booms and rumbles the house. But it’s all in vain.

Medicaid residents must find new homes

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

POULSBO — Elaine Vaughn never thought she’d be facing the dilemma she is today. Her 94-year-old mother, a nine-year Liberty Shores Assisted Living Retirement Community resident, is about to be out of a home. And she isn’t the only one.

State Route 305 project to continue through fall ’08

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

POULSBO — State Route 305 has been a route of change since construction to widen the thoroughfare began in August 2006. At its orange-coned peak the road became the root of many driver’s frustration. But the project originally slated to wrap up last fall is now heading out of winter hibernation and into its final leg, and the Washington State Department of Transportation is saying this October construction will finally be complete.

Visitors leave their mark at Clearwater

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

SUQUAMISH — An alleged identity thief learned the hard way that staying at a Holiday Inn Express doesn’t always make you smarter. A group of three out-of-towners were busted at the Clearwater Casino on March 25 after surveillance videos caught the team using other people’s credit cards to buy and cash out casino gift certificates for quick money. In addition to those already arrested, authorities are also looking for two others associated with the ring with the nicknames of “Homey” and “Chip.”

Kingston residents feel like ‘cash cows’

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

KINGSTON — Kingston residents turned up in droves March 24 to speak out against being made cash cows for the Washington State Ferries. The discussion occurred during a public meeting with WSF officials at the Kingston Yacht Club. It stems from rumors of a surcharge during peak commute times.

Vinland Elementary PE students are makin’ WAVES

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

POULSBO — They juggle. They do tricks with jump ropes. They ride unicycles. But above all, they entertain. They’re the 93 members of the Wonderfully Athletic Vinland Elementary Students (WAVES) team. On Tuesday afternoon in Vinland’s gym the WAVES team treated more than 100 students and parents to a circus of sorts. The team also repeated its performance at 6:30 p.m.

Whistle while you weed

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

POULSBO — Gloves? Check. Gardening tools? Check. Comfortable shoes, a bottle of water and an arsenal of elbow grease ready to be put to good use? Check, check and check. The Centennial Park citizens committee is getting its work party started, and Poulsbo residents are invited to drop by.

Poulsbo could partner with KPUD to meet water demands

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

From big rigs to heavy machinery, RVs to boats, and even farm fields to grocery store shelves, daily lives run on fuel consumption. With gas and oil prices still sitting top-heavy, many are discovering tricks of the trade to save pennies while fueling up for work and play.

Poulsbo could partner with KPUD to meet water demands

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

POULSBO — Changes could be on tap when it comes to water service for some Poulsbo residents. In an effort to meet a growing demand, the Poulsbo Public Works Department is now conceptualizing a possible partnership between the city and the Kitsap Public Utilities District (KPUD).

Gone Geoduckin’

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:17PM

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Poulsbo opens annexation discussions

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:17PM

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Gone are days of chalk and chalkboards

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:17PM

t NKSD teachers adapt

‘Hollywood Dreamgirls’ hit Bremerton High

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:17PM

‘Hollywood Dreamgirls’ hit Bremerton High

Out of the shellfish beds, into the pockets of OPG

  • Mar 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:17PM

PORT GAMBLE — A marina at the old mill site in Port Gamble could generate tourism dollars for the sleepy little town. However, that promise comes at a price.

Viking Fest carnival: Olaf lots it is

  • Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:22PM

POULSBO -- Viking Fest has found a home, but it may be evicted after just one year. The May celebration, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, will be split between Poulsbo's Anderson Parkway and King Olaf lot. The Viking encampment and non-profit and arts and crafts booths will remain by the waterfront while the carnival will be relocated to the Front Street parking lot next to Martha & Mary.

The new grill on the block

  • Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:22PM

POULSBO -- Poulsbo's newest eatery opened its doors wide to the hungry Wednesday. And boy did the masses come. Taprock Northwest Grill served up an array of Pacific Northwest flavors to a palatably impressed crowd that has anxiously been awaiting its opening. The restaurant is a replacement for Mitzel's American Kitchen, which burned down in a May 2006 fire.

OC grants opportunities to military spouses

  • Feb 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

Debby Dyer's daughter and her money go to Boise State. But that won't stop Dyer from entering the classroom herself come January. Dyer, a military spouse, is taking advantage of a pilot program that offers grant money to military spouses to be trained in high-growth, portable fields.

Financial issues dominate schools in the year that was

  • Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

North Kitsap School District’s purse strings grew increasingly tighter as the months passed in 2007. The year began with the district joining a state-wide legal scrap to force the state to fully fund education, as is written in the state’s constitution. From there, it was a rocky financial ride in which every penny was counted and stretched.

Bellringer Fund cruises past $25,000

  • Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

Santa wasn’t the only one who came through over the holidays. Bringing in more than $1,500, the North End community continued its support for the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund, working steadily toward the year’s record $35,000 goal. Fifteen members of the Kitsap County Professional Firefighters I.A.F.F. Local 2819 Poulsbo Bargaining Unit contributed a hefty $850.

Little Norway honors old, builds new in 2007

  • Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

The city of Poulsbo saw its share of major discussions, debates, choices and changes throughout 2007, leading to a year full of growth and development as well as the carrying on of beloved traditions and revitalization of Liberty Bay gems. Here is a recap of the first half of a year that, despite harried issues, saw a community dedicated to a variety of causes and the betterment of Poulsbo as a whole.

North End takes positive spin in ’07

  • Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

Many new concerns and issues arose in the North End, and many stayed the same, during this past year. Though not all of the new alterations have been heralded in with joy, many have been a turn in a positive direction for North End communities. Here are some of the events that took place in the first half of 2007.

Playing it safe in digital space

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

A ritual among the young once confined to face-to-face contact in the schoolyard has taken on a new medium. It was only a matter of time. Bullying has taken on a somewhat anonymous face in an era in which most adolescents and teenagers have little slices of themselves on the Internet.

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