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Bond project gets urgent green light

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:01PM

KINGSTON — For 23rd Dist. State Rep. Beverly Woods (R-Kingston), Thursday’s fatality at the Gunderson and Bond roads intersection reinforced her desire to have a traffic light installed there.

Aqua Express service suspended

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:01PM

KINGSTON — Aqua Express officials have tried to keep their financial books afloat for as long as they could but factors, including the recent increase in fuel prices, have sunk the efforts of the privately-owned passenger-only ferry service. However, proponents aren’t completely down as they hope to have service up and running again next summer.

And the band played on

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:01PM

POULSBO — Picture a Friday night high school football game at North Kitsap High School: the smells of popcorn and hot dogs waft through the stands from the boosters’ booth; the sounds of the cheerleaders’ shouts bring the crowd to a roar; and the air is tense with anticipation for a gridiron battle. Something missing?

Chamber gassed up after auto auction

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:00PM

POULSBO — After gearing up for their second annual auto auction, members of the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce came out all smiles as every car sold Tuesday evening. Both Chamber Executive Director Stuart Leidner and Kevin Hogan of Liberty Bay Auto, who spearheaded the event, called it a definite winner.

Parents hold the key to back to school success

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:00PM

First day of school anxiety will be felt by students in the North Kitsap School District as much as it is anywhere in United States, as scores of schools around the country get underway following the Labor Day holiday. And though teachers, principals and counselors will be ready to help students make the transition into the year smoothly, nerves can put to ease before the three-day weekend, by those most familiar to the students — their moms and dads.

Don’t see enough sheriff’s units? Be a volunteer

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:00PM

NORTH END — The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office Citizens on Patrol unit is looking for a few good folks who don’t mind helping others — particularly from the North End. The job is full of interesting perks, such as driving around in an old deputy’s car, wearing a uniform and getting out into the community. Plus, after all the training that COP volunteers go through, they tend to have a trained eye on what goes on in their own neck of the woods, whether on-duty or off.

Survey says: Hansville is peaceful and clean

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:00PM

HANSVILLE — While community activists often spend time working on projects that have immediate results, a group of people has spent the past year organizing a project that could cater to the area’s needs down the road, long after today’s activists are gone. The result of the work of 30 volunteers is the Hansville Futures Project, which aims to create a vision for the area based on various concepts of community living.

WASL scores climbing

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:00PM

When it comes to the Washington Assessment of Student Learning — a test all incoming 10th graders must pass in order to graduate — improvements are better served in small doses and not in huge gains. The same goes for dips in the assessment’s scores: despite the looming deadline for mandatory passage of the test, significant declines aren’t worth getting bent out of shape about.

Once again, Navy arrives to give Fishline a hand

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:00PM

POULSBO — Miss Kingston Andrea Strunk wasn’t alone in distributing backpacks filled with school supplies to participants in North Kitsap Fishline’s back-to-school program Monday morning.

The ‘eyes and ears’ of the Sheriff

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:00PM

NORTH END — At first glance, they look like deputies. They have a Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office patrol car with similar insignia and lighting, and they wear the khaki brown and olive green uniforms with dark trim.

Gray June equals green tomatoes

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:00PM

POULSBO — Fried green tomatoes may have been good enough for Tinseltown, but the unripe veggies didn’t make the cut in Little Norway as the second annual Poulsbo Farmers Market Tomato Taste Off was postponed Saturday.

NKF&R receives grant for firefighter safety

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:00PM

KINGSTON — North Kitsap Fire & Rescue recently received a grant that will help firefighters stay healthy and safe while helping the district save money on utility bills as well. U.S. Congressional Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Bainbridge Island) announced Aug. 23 that NKF&R has been awarded a $110,528 grant to allow the district to retrofit its apparatus bays in four of its staffed fire stations with improved vehicle exhaust systems

911 Briefs

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:00PM

Pub known for noise complaints KINGSTON — The newly revamped Holding Lane Pub has caught the attention of not only new patrons, but of neighbors and law enforcement as well....

Preschool grows from little steps to big leaps

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:00PM

POULSBO — Co-ops. Christian schools. Montessori schools. Day-cares. There are many kinds of preschools for 3-5 year olds, who are in a critical stage of childhood development. And just what kind of school will Naomi Gormanson, owner and teacher of the new Big Leaps Preschool off Rova road, establish?

City’s software still on schedule

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:00PM

POULSBO — Conversations between city officials and Sungard HTE, the provider of the city’s new software program, continue as both parties work toward efficiently using taxpayer dollars with the implementation of the program. Once the software is fully operational, residents will be able to pay bills online, check on the status of city projects, and even file complaints via the Internet.

City is not banking on Olhava just yet

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:00PM

POULSBO — All the noise being generated from ongoing construction in Olhava will eventually translate into a financial windfall, but city officials aren’t counting on it prematurely. City departmental budgets for 2006 should remain much the same as last year’s with few changes, said Finance Director Nanci Lien.

Chamber revved up for its second annual auto auction

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:00PM

POULSBO — The Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce has made its list and checked it twice as it prepares for its second annual auto auction Tuesday evening at the Clearwater Casino. The group has gathered 27 vehicles, ranging from a near mint-condition lime green and creme 1972 Dodge Dart to a 1999 Buick Century, the newest in the lot, and are expected to sell for prices ranging from $200 to $2,500.

New asst. chief joins NKF&R

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:00PM

KINGSTON — After working with North Kitsap Fire & Rescue last year during discussions on potential consolidation with two Jefferson County fire agencies, Port Ludlow Fire Chief Wayne Kier liked what he saw in the North Kitsap staff.

Short plat delay has little effect on Olhava

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:59PM

POULSBO — As the final short platting of the Olhava development continues to move at a snail’s pace, potential clients remain interested in joining retail giants The Home Depot and Wal-Mart in 2006. Wal-Mart is expected to open before the end of the year, while The Home Depot has set Jan. 26, 2006 as its scheduled opening date.

Canceling his last stamp after 24 years

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:59PM

KINGSTON —  When locals discuss the window clerk at the Kingston Post Office, everyone knows who they are talking about. But after next Wednesday, Bob Sellin won’t be there to greet customers, take their mail, stamp it and ask about life these days.

Charges claim adult business

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:59PM

KINGSTON — The owners of a home-based Internet adult entertainment business on West Kingston Road have been charged by the Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney’s office with a misdemeanor for violating Kitsap County Code.

Bev Woods: A brave leader or traitorous Republican?

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:59PM

OLYMPIA — The chamber halls of the state House of Representatives was reported to have echoed with the sound of applause April 24, the final night of the 2005 session and one that concluded with the passage of the largest gas tax increase in state history

City candidates face off

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:59PM

POULSBO — After patiently listening to Mayor Donna Jean Bruce and Councilwoman Kathryn Quade tell voters why they should be Little Norway’s next mayor, Councilman Mike Regis rushed to the podium and went on the offensive. All of the candidates come into the race with a different perspective, Regis told the crowd of 45 gathered at the Sons of Norway lodge on Thursday evening.

After months of planning, downtown benches arrive

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:59PM

POULSBO — The wait for new benches in downtown is finally over as the first batch arrived this week after a seemingly endless series of delays that left many wondering if they’d ever make it.

Local businessmen dive in to help the MSC

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:59PM

POULSBO — The sounds of mariachi music, taste of salsa and smells of freshly-made burritos could prove just as beneficial to efforts to reopen the Marine Science Center as last weekend’s thundering bands and ice-cold smoothies. At the same time, the green leaves of trees could translate into a different shade of green for the center as well.

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