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OPG preparing to strap on hiking boots

  • Jan 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:24PM

KINGSTON — Olympic Property Group (OPG) put together a think tank of sorts last Thursday afternoon, encompassing experts of all kinds to get to work on an all-expansive trail vision, the String of Pearls, OPG presented last summer.

Will county commission be an all-boys club?

  • Jan 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:24PM

The announcement by South Kitsap Commissioner Jan Angel that she will leave the board to run for a seat in the state Legislature ensures in a year’s time the county commissioners will look quite different than it did just one year ago.

Finding space for Poulsbo Place

  • Jan 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:24PM

POULSBO — Temperatures rose in the Poulsbo Fire Station meeting hall Thursday night during a Poulsbo Place II neighborhood gathering, where more than 60 residents opined some fiery views on a new development planned by Central Highlands Builders (CHB). In the face of what, at times, was fairly heavy fire, representatives from the development firm did their best to extinguish the crowd’s fears and provide answers to their doubts.

We're gonna need a bigger boat

  • Jan 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:24PM

Woman jailed after hit-and-run fatality

  • Jan 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:24PM

KINGSTON — An elderly gentleman was struck by a car and killed Thursday evening while walking along Jefferson Point Road. The man, whose name is being withheld upon notification of next of kin, was walking northbound when he was hit by a white 1990 four-door Geo Prizm, which was also traveling northbound, according to Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Scott Wilson.

Poulsbo signs city hall building contract

  • Jan 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:24PM

POULSBO — The proverbial city hall ball is still on a roll toward a 2009 project completion. Wednesday afternoon the Poulsbo City Council finalized the city’s contract with Lewis Architecture + Interior Design. Lewis Architecture was one of 11 firms that applied for the job. The firm was chosen after a November interview process.

Mixed feelings arise at planning meeting

  • Jan 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:24PM

HANSVILLE — Nearly 70 Hansville residents turned out Wednesday night to offer suggestions for the community’s newest park. The community gathering at the Greater Hansville Community Center saw many different schematic variations of Norwegian Point Park, some drastically independent of each other.

Viking Fest carnival finds new home on King Olaf lot

  • Jan 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:24PM

POULSBO —The Viking Fest carnival has found a new home. For 2008, at least. Concluding a discussion that began last summer, Poulsbo’s Community Services Committee decided Wednesday afternoon to go back to square one. It will recommend to the Poulsbo City Council the Viking Fest carnival’s relocation to the King Olaf parking lot, an option discussed months ago before other ideas began to surface.

Rare shark find in Liberty Bay

  • Jan 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:24PM

POULSBO — A 9-foot shark was discovered on the east shoreline of Liberty Bay Tuesday. Poulsbo resident Andy Woodford was combing the beach for shells when he made the unusual find. The shark is an immature sixgill female, found with no signs of trauma or obvious cause of death.

Sewage systems ripe for update

  • Jan 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:24PM

KINGSTON — This Wednesday, locals will get up close and personal with their onsite sewage systems. The Kitsap County Health District is hosting a public meeting to explain proposed changes to its regulations regarding the setups and how they will bring the county up to, or beyond, state requirements.

Public could chime in on casino by March

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

LITTLE BOSTON — North End residents will have to wait a little longer before a public meeting regarding the new Point Casino. The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is still working through the program that will revel casino plans and potential designs, and hopes to present it to different community groups and residents in March.

New grill has great food on tap

  • Feb 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:24PM

Community welcomes new Taprock Grill with big eyes and hungry stomachs.

Viking Fest: Olaf it is

  • Feb 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

Viking Fest carnival will go on as planned at King Olaf lots.

Beachside Gifts spans four generations

  • Feb 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:22PM

POULSBO — The interior of Beachside Gifts in Poulsbo could easily be called a treasure chest. Brimming with hand-picked antiques, jewelry, beach decor, greeting cards, candles, inspirational books and more, the Front Street shop is run by four friendly faces, each bearing an uncanny resemblance.

911 Briefs

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

Reauthorization of health care act could benefit local tribes

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

After 14 years of debate and hard work, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is crossing its fingers this will be the year the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) will be reauthorized by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Usually renewed every five to seven years, the act has lapsed, and health disparities are becoming increasingly obvious between tribal and federal government programs.

Historic walking tours take spooky out of Port Gamble

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

PORT GAMBLE — Sparked by the Ghost Walks last fall, history buffs will be saying a lot more than boo in Port Gamble Feb. 16. After the popularity of the spooky tours, Shana Smith, Port Gamble manager and museum curator, received requests for more than a night of jumps. Visitors wanted the stories, the history, facts and musings, connected with the historical mill town.

It's pro v. con for Port of Poulsbo park plan

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

POULSBO - The fate of one beloved Poulsbo park remains in the balance after a community meeting Thursday night. The port commissioners hosted the meeting, which made an impromptu move from the Port of Poulsbo's multipurpose room to the Sons of Norway hall to accommodate its more than 30 attendees. The meeting was set to address just one question: should the city deed or long-term lease Net Shed Vista to the port?

Passenger-only ferry plan temporarily stalled

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

KINGSTON — The Port of Kingston is hoping to get into the passenger-only ferry business as fast as possible. Funding in the way of a $3.5 million Ferry Boat Discretionary Program grant has been approved and a business plan has been sent to the governor. Port commissioners are now looking at several potential obstacles.

Breakfast back from the brink of extinction

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

POULSBO — It's been called an extinct entity in North Kitsap. Residents concerned that Taprock Northwest Grill — the vacation lodge-style replacement of beloved Mitzel's American Kitchen — won't be flipping omelets for the early birds have said start-of-the-day eggs and issues are a lost cause, spicy sausage and conversation at sunrise a mirage in the desert of North End restaurants.

City could widen Noll study scope

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

POULSBO — The Noll Road corridor has become a hot spot for new development, and the city of Poulsbo knows it. As planning continues for a traffic-based analysis of the area, a phase two portion of the plan is being added to the works. If approved by the Poulsbo City Council this month, it would take a closer look at the entire corridor, from State Route 305 to Lincoln Road, and would incorporate the evaluation of additional intersections, regional stormwater facilities, the North Kitsap School District property, Languanet Lane and neighborhood connectivity.

New signals to enhance safety on SR 3 near Poulsbo

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

POULSBO – A project designed to improve safety and reduce collisions will begin next week as crews install traffic signals at two busy State Route 3 intersections near Poulsbo. Work will start Monday, Feb. 4, and the new traffic signals at Pioneer Way Northwest and Big Valley Road Northeast are expected to be up and running in mid-May.

State law enforcement looks to X-out speeding

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

POULSBO — Speeders and impaired drivers, beware. Washington State law enforcement agencies have announced a coordinated launch of ongoing, high visibility patrol efforts to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries in the state. The program, X-52, has the highest of aims: saving lives.

A Landmark on the move

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

POULSBO — As trivia buffs may know, the San Francisco cable cars are the only moving National Historic Landmarks in the country. But one Little Norway landmark changed all that, at least during this past week. Front Street's The Landmark, a collectible gifts and British food goods shop, was on the move.

Waiting for the light

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

POULSBO — The Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) is shedding some light on a problem for some local drivers. The DOT began construction this week on traffic signals for two intersections along State Route 3, at Pioneer Way and Big Valley Road. Crews were getting started at the Big Valley intersection Monday morning.

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