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One stop shopping comes to Kingston Town Meeting

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:01PM

KINGSTON — Look no further — Feb. 26 will be the night that has “all the answers.” At least as far as the Little City by the Sea is concerned.

Building a high school: of missiles, timelines and location

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:01PM

KINGSTON — About six months from now, the North Kitsap School District will begin construction of its $37.9 million high school off West Kingston Road.

County considers buying Hansville property

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:01PM

HANSVILLE — Two unique pieces of property, one with a long history as a popular fishing area, are up for sale and Kitsap County is hoping to set its hook into the opportunity to purchase them for recreational uses.

High school environmental statement examined Monday

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:01PM

By JOSH FARLEY Staff Writer KINGSTON — The draft supplemental environmental impact statement (DSEIS) for Kingston’s high school was placed under the microscope Monday, but only a handful of North Kitsap residents cared to speak up on what they saw. The new EIS was created after the school’s preferred site alternative was chosen and Kane Environmental had finished work examining the former Nike missile site. The three previous alternatives, “The School on the Hill, Option 1,” “The School on the Hill, Option 2,” and “The School to the North,” were examined in the first EIS. “This was more of a hybrid of the first three alternatives and that’s why we needed the supplemental EIS,” said Cascade Design Collaborative Representative Kas Kinkead. Kinkead’s company coordinated the master plan for the school. The purpose of the Environmental Impact Statement is to provide a planning tool, identify environmental impacts and possibly mitigate impacts. The statement’s lead consultant was Huckell/Weinman Associates. Few public comments were made at the meeting, with only about 25 people — including district administrators — in attendance. Stu and Mary Anderson, who own property to the south of the high school site, voiced their concerns over the environmental impacts that the proposed secondary school would have on the area. “If this was a project of a private landowner or developer, everyone would be jumping up and down now,” Mary Anderson said. She cited the fact the district plans to remove about 22 acres of conifer forest on the property as well as clear a total of about 1.3 million-square feet for development. Referring to a potential trail that children of the school might use to Stillwater’s, Anderson said, “We hope you would use the schools as an example of how not to take care of the environment.” Stu Anderson was most curious about the buffer that would be placed between his property and the high school site. Kinkead informed Anderson that a buffer was to be established and that it was likely the Andersons would not be able to see the high school from their property. There is a wetland on the southwest corner of the property, Kinkead confirmed, but she said even with the new discovery, they still managed to “satisfy field requirements.” Kinkead also mentioned the entry road to the school would be widened to add a walkway and bike lane and that the county would decide whether a traffic light would be needed off West Kingston Road into the school. Anderson asked if there would be bleachers on the southwest athletic fields and Kinkead told her that if there were, they would only be temporary. Access to Spectrum Community School during construction was also an issue. Kinkead said that heavy construction work would occur mostly in the summer, when students were not in school. Supt. Eugene Medina added that the district is attempting to find an alternative entrance to the Spectrum school during construction work. The date for public comment on the high school site ends March 8. Anyone interested in commenting on the high school site should contact NKSD Director of Capital Programs Robin Shoemaker, at (360) 394-2641 or by e-mail at rshoemaker@nksd.wednet.edu. Comments can be made in person, as well as written. All information will be compiled into a final EIS, to be released later this year.

Fish Park swims ahead with changes

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

POULSBO — Streams that were once entombed in concrete and hidden below the ground will soon be flowing freely on the Fish Park property.

Chamber discovers director locally

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

POULSBO — The Poulsbo Chamber will mark its 50th birthday this year and it will do so with a new leader who has a decidedly home town feel.

Boys & Girls Club gets a colorful start

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

KINGSTON — Stargazing, guitar lessons, scrapbooking, golfing, cooking classes, bracelet-making, science experiments, crew, Ping-Pong, magic tricks ... these were just a few of the many ideas prospective members of the newly formed North Kitsap Boys & Girls Club suggested as activities.

‘City of Suquamish’ hits a legal roadblock

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

SUQUAMISH — The Suquamish Incorporation Project hit a bit of a snag this week in its efforts to create a local government for the community.

Old Town considers new overlay ideas

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

POULSBO — Larger minimum lots, smaller maximum lots and wedding-cake-shaped homes rather than “boxes” are just some of the design elements that might save the character of Old Town, reported Mark Hinshaw this week.

St. Charles offers a life of purpose

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

POULSBO — As Christians around the globe prepare to mark the season of Lent, members of St. Charles Episcopal Church are inviting community members to join them in a ground-breaking experience.

Children rally for Colton’s cause

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

KINGSTON — Gordon Elementary student Colton Weeks doesn’t have much hair left these days, as the ongoing chemotherapy treatment he gets for leukemia has begun to take its toll.

Coroner releases name of motorist

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

MILLER BAY — The Kitsap County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the man who was killed in a one-car collision on Miller Bay Road Feb. 17.

Westminster gives local breeder quite a ‘tail’ to tell

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

POULSBO — His height may be measured in mere inches and he may just be 3 years old, but one local pup just came home a big winner.

Driver killed in one-car accident

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

MILLER BAY — Excessive speed has been determined to be a cause of a one-car fatality on Miller Bay Road Feb. 17.

County seeking input on future of George’s Corner

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

KINGSTON — Land-use planners with Kitsap County are hoping business owners and residents will be able to offer some insight this spring about development at George’s Corner.

NKSD’s scope of work goes well beyond high school

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

NORTH KITSAP — The changes being made to North Kitsap School District over the course of this decade have implications for every child in North Kitsap — and those changes aren’t just focused around a high school in Kingston.

Historical Society creates two more historical figures

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

POULSBO — Two guys who keep history alive — and lively — in Little Norway now have a new place in the history books themselves.

Residents uncertain about incorporation

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

SUQUAMISH — The idea of incorporating Suquamish has residents coming forward with ideas, asking questions and sitting back, waiting to see what will happen.

Camp Indianola still toiling from oil spill

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

INDIANOLA — From the deck of the dining hall at Camp Indianola, guests can view the sprawling campgrounds filled with dense woods, cabins, recreation areas and wide open spaces of beaches and wetlands.

Presidents Day closures and schedule changes announced

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:00PM

POULSBO — Schools, banks and government offices will be closed for the celebration of Presidents Day. Here is a list of some of the other closures and schedule changes expected Monday, Feb. 16.

Tree house uprooted yet again

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:59PM

KINGSTON — It is probably the Stillwaters Environmental Education Center’s biggest recycling project to date.

New campus is christened

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:59PM

POULSBO — With Mt. Rainier and Liberty Bay providing the backdrop, the sun shone brightly on the 38,000-square-foot Olympic College Poulsbo campus, along with those gathered outside Thursday afternoon to cut the ribbon on Little Norway’s new institute of higher learning.

Couples share secrets for a lasting romance

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:59PM

POULSBO — Today’s Valentine’s Day hoopla might just pass Les and Edith From right by.

NK Boys & Girls Club finally gets its day

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:59PM

KINGSTON — Since receiving its first donation of $500 nearly eight months ago, the North Kitsap Boys & Girls Club is finally getting on its feet — $20,000 later.

National Alliance targets Poulsbo homes

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:59PM

POULSBO — Black History Month received some attention in local neighborhoods this week.

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