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Ghost-written letters haunt supporters of the proposed charter

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:01PM

Two key leaders of a committee to advocate for a new Kitsap County charter resigned on Thursday, Jan. 17, over a controversy involving a letters to the editor campaign. Matt Ryan of Brownsville and Jim Martin of South Kitsap stepped down from the pro-charter Citizens for Better Representation committee late Thursday night.

Poulsbo expects to halve EDC request

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

POULSBO — The suggestion to cut Poulsbo’s 2002 Kitsap Regional Economic Development Council funding request Wednesday night came from an unexpected source. With uncertain economic times at hand, one of KREDC’s most vocal supporters and members, City Councilman Ed Stern, was the first to pipe up and propose that this year’s level of assistance remain at $15,000 instead of increasing to $30,000.

Ferry system wants to know public's opinion of 12.5 percent fare increase

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

Before a scheduled fare increase goes into effect, the ferry system will host a series of meetings to gather public opinion.

Bender sentenced to life in prison for Suquamish murder

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

DuWayne Bender pled guilty to the July murder of Suquamish resident Barbara Sneed. On Monday he received a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole. During the sentencing hearing, Sneed’s family spoke about her loss.

County voters mull charter options

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

As mail-in ballots begin to arrive in Kitsap, so do the politics. The nonpartisan election concerning the style of county government has taken a decidedly political turn.

A new casino sign for the times

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

SUQUAMISH — After this weekend, motorists passing the Suquamish tribe’s Clearwater Casino can see what’s going on on the big screen. Workers were busy Thursday preparing the foundation for the new sign expected to be up this weekend. The sign is about 9-feet lower than the current sign and features new technology, Clearwater officials said.

Debates on county charter heating up

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

In a debate that seemed unlikely to change many minds, opponents of the proposed Kitsap County charter argued Thursday night that the document is a prescription for bad government, while supporters claimed it is the county’s chance to free itself from the shackles of a century-old system.

The recession that wasn’t in Little Norway

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

POULSBO — Concerns that the national recession would knock the jolliness out of the season last month were unwarranted, according to business owners on Front Street. The general consensus among downtown business owners is that holiday sales weren’t just good — many of those on the corridor agreed that they were the best ever. A random sampling of various stores provided substantial proof that for the majority of businesses, the poor sales which have plagued other retailers around the United States skipped over Little Norway’s best known district.

A journey’s end marks a tradition’s rebirth

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

SUQUAMISH — Within the spirit of the 1,000 year-old tree, young carvers uncovered a canoe. Within the canoe they discovered lost traditions of their tribe. And within themselves they found the courage to transform their lives. Saturday, six young canoe carvers were honored, and their creation — a 37-foot cedar canoe — was blessed by the Suquamish Tribe.

WSF fined for ramp collapse

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

KINGSTON — Washington State Ferries did not have adequate procedures and emergency action plans in place, or ensure the structural integrity of the Kingston ferry dock components, according to a citation issued by the Department of Labor & Industries. The citation, issued Dec. 11, is part of an investigation stemming from a June 9, 2001 incident when the transfer span at the Kingston dock collapsed, sending WSF worker Tim Seyl into the water.

Science Center reels in large donations

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

POULSBO — “Wow,” was about all Marine Science Center executive director Michelle Benedict could initially muster last Thursday when she first laid her eyes on a generous donation forwarded by the Kitsap Community Foundation. The $20,000 check was presented by Poulsbo attorney and KCF board member Richard Tizzano but its origins are being kept anonymous. The mystery will continue in the coming months, according to Tizzano who said that the donor will provide similar donations in late-2002 and late-2003.

City, Olhava and college reach agreement

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

POULSBO — The pen is mightier than the words. Years of talk, deliberation and outright frustrated arguments came to an end Wednesday night as the Poulsbo City Council, Olympic College and officials from Olhava Associates Wednesday night found an elusive patch of common ground and reached a long-awaited agreement on the local branch campus.

Low-income families to benefit from grant

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

POULSBO — The North Kitsap School District has received a $200,000 Even Start grant that administrators think will be a boon for 30 local families. The money, which is composed of federal funds, will be partially matched by the district, raising the total value of the grant to $325,000.

Oyster Plant Park name is here to stay

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

POULSBO — Even city councilman Ed Stern thought it was a good idea. And, after casting a minority vote with councilman Jim Henry to name the city’s newest recreational amenity “Oyster Plant Rotary Park,” the Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotarian joined the rest of council to afix the name “Oyster Plant Park” on the .22-acre site for good.

Meeting about pool concerns scheduled

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:59PM

POULSBO — With renovation on the community pool fast approaching, the North Kitsap School District has scheduled a meeting to address the concerns of Poulsbo Junior High parents. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 in music room two.

All the news that was fit to print in 2001

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:59PM

Poulsbo's year in review.

North End closes out another noteworthy year

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:59PM

A look back at the events of 2001 in the North End.

Canoe carving project finally comes full circle

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:59PM

SUQUAMISH — For the past three months, youth from the Suquamish Tribe have journeyed through cultural waters to build a vessel that will carry them on the actual ones. The Full Circle Canoe Carving Project, tribe members hope, will also carry on the Suquamish’s carving tradition to the next generation.

Bender pleads guilty to murder of Sneed

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:59PM

SUQUAMISH — DuWayne Bender submitted a plea of guilty to the aggravated first degree murder charge Dec. 21. He will spend the rest of his life in jail with no opportunity for parole for slaying Barbara Sneed of Suquamish in late-July. Kitsap County Prosecutor Russ Hauge said he would not seek the death penalty in this case.

Not just another teen hangout

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:59PM

KINGSTON — If all goes according to plan the site on Minder Road in the dead center of North Kitsap will soon become the center of the youth community. The North Kitsap Youth Educational Service Teen Center is taking the next step on a long road to construction.

Fishline feeds 1,090 with holiday baskets

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:59PM

POULSBO — “Everyone will have a Merry Christmas,” was the happy report from Fishline executive director Tricia Sullivan last Friday. And, thanks to a tremendous outpouring of support from the community, everyone did.

Bellringer continues to climb

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:59PM

Wow! Right up until our doors closed for Christmas vacation, the generous people of North Kitsap continued to come in with a donation to the North Kitsap Bellringer Fund.

A sleigh pulled by alligators lands in Kitsap

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:59PM

POULSBO — While growing up in Southern Louisiana, Angie Perrin’s Christmases meant presents, Santa Claus, and gumbo simmering on the stove. Now that she is a Vista/Americorps Rolling Readers representative at Poulsbo Elementary, Perrin has been sharing that Cajun Christmas heritage with students, courtesy of one of her favorite children’s books.

Can Poulsbo pay for new Front Street?

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:59PM

POULSBO — It’s been on the city’s “to do list” for far too long, but when Poulsbo finally decided to get improvements on Front Street rolling it quickly ran into another problem — money.

Lemolo Citizens Club’s re-appeal goes forward

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:59PM

POULSBO — “It got the knife,” Richard Best of the Lemolo Citizens Club said this week of the group’s appeal to the Final Supplemental Environmental Statement for the Central Kitsap County Wastewater Facilities Plan. But for Best and the rest of the LCC, getting the knife apparently is a long way from “getting the boot.”

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