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North Kitsap WASL scores improved

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:35PM

Progress made in all grades tested.

Drawing the generation gap together

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:35PM

"POULSBO - Don't bother looking in the garden for these flowers. Orange, blue and brown roses? Lilies with pink and green petals? They only seem to grow when kids and seniors get creative each day at Martha and Mary Lutheran Services. With classical music playing in the background, four local youngsters and a group of ladies spent their Monday morning trading colored pens and taking turns smelling scented markers. "

Suquamish tribe on quest for 'cyber sovereignty'

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:35PM

"SUQUAMISH-The tribe has entered the technological revolution with full force to become a cyber sovereignty to be reckoned with. The Suquamish Electronic Nation Project seeks to place the tribe on the forefront of technology, making the area and its people attractive to high tech business, at least that's what Robert Gemmell, information systems manager for the tribe, hopes for the project's future. "

Fire district merger deserves 'yes' vote

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:35PM

The easiest choice on your upcoming primary election ballot is the proposed mergers of Kitsap County Fire Protection District No. 14 into North Kitsap Fire & Rescue No. 10.

Poulsbo's sewers in need of fix

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:35PM

City eyes new routes and upgrades as an answer to local wastewater woes.

"The few, the proud... the kindergarteners"

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:35PM

"Lance Corporal Stanley Brown (at left) helps a kindergartner at Wolfle Elementary School in Kingston get his name tag all squared away on his very first day in a classroom. Brown was one of several volunteers from the U.S. Marine Corps to assist the young students in preparing for the new school year. In the parking lot, Marines took turns escorting the kids to class and seeing some young patriots in distress, Lance Corporals Butler, Robert Kaminski and Thomas Decker even helped raise Old Glory high above the school yard. "

Port to consider bigger districts

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:35PM

Commissioners look into possible expansion of local boundaries.

Recycling Center took a team effort

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:35PM

"We're big on recycling in North Kitsap, we recycle more than 2,000 tons of resources every year. When we lost our former recycling center on Little Valley road, many city and county officials worked together to provide an effective interim site, then a permanent site that is appropriate for today's needs and anticipates future growth. "

"Growing, without the pains"

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"Ask sophomore Christina Miglino about her experiences at West Sound Academy and her face lights up. Ask her what she likes better about this school than her previous one and she'll launch into a series of reasons, but ultimately settles on single theme - the faculty. They are really inspiring... My goal in life is to do something to help others and I really feel that the staff here is here for the kids, she says, noting that the smaller class size helps contributes to a more inviting atmosphere for one-on-one learning, You get all your questions answered in class. At a school where class size ranges from three to 15 students per class, this is more than a ringing endorsement, it is a fact. What makes Miglino's endorsement even more notable is that she's been at the school for less than a week. "

School briefs

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"News, activities and events from the North Kitsap School District. "

Speed Up! Kill a kid

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

If you speed down Caldart or Finn Hill or Miller Bay or Lincoln or Kingston Rd. or any of your other favorite short cuts-there's a good chance your speeding could kill a kid.

Recycling Center will open bins Sept. 12

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

Long-awaited facility to start crunching on Viking Way.

Shoreline owners want answers

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"County provides some, but admits to not knowing everything yet. "

"Inslee, school districts warn of high-tech job crises"

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"Washington will face a job crisis unless schools start teaching technological skills earlier in their curriculum, according to Rep. Jay Inslee. It's going to be the great bombshell that will explode on this country, Inslee said. Inslee met Sept.1 with vocational school administrators from districts comprising the West Sound Consortium. They discussed how Washington schools can increase the number of students leaving high school with high-tech skills. Consortium members, citing a study by the American Electronics Association, said the state and nation are falling behind the demand for high-tech workers. Although the number of high-tech jobs grew 21 percent between 1990 and 1998 in the U.S., the number of high-tech degrees dropped five percent. The study said Washington schools should hope to supply at least technical workers a year by 2008 to keep up with the number of jobs available."

Big Valley llamas touch the hearts of the blind

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"POULSBO - I think it is almost like a swan with their long curved necks, said Mussie Gebre, describing one of the star attractions at Llama Rose Farm and Gardens Thursday afternoon. The analogy was fitting, but also truly amazing because Gebre doesn't speak, hear or see. Instead, he senses his surroundings. The young native of Eritrea (a small country in Africa) was very inquisitive, asking questions and providing input on what he had witnessed during the day. His interpreter, Anita Harding, who is hearing impaired, assisted Gebre in answering questions via a three-way sign language conversation with Karen Carlson. The trio was part of a 44-person group from the Seattle Light House for the Blind which visited the llamas, camels and garden at the farm on Big Valley Road. Gebre explained that, from what he learned, llamas' fur not only protects them from the sun, but also keeps them warm in the winter. When asked what types of animals flourished in his native country, he signed, I grew up here in America. But in Eritrea, we have lots of horses. "

What should Kingston look like?

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

Planning commission to continue public discussions Sept. 26.

City beefs up traffic safety at schools

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

State grant will cover OT for traffic patrols.

Forecasters were wrong!

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"The summer predicted to have so many problems in North Kitsap ended up to be one of our very best. Back in May, when gas prices soared, local businesses were openly worried that the tourists who fuel downtown Poulsbo and neighboring economies with their dollars might stay home. It turned out not to be a problem. Visitors who may have gulped hard at the gas pump total, nonetheless came in large numbers to enjoy the balmy, sunny days. "

New teacher strikes up the band

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"POULSBO - When rain threatened their instruments, the participants in North Kitsap High School's band camp marched across the field anyway, fingers curled around imaginary flutes and arms encircling invisible tubas. And when they couldn't play their instruments - dark clouds still gathered overhead - they sang the parts instead, the drummer laughing as he shouted, Boom-BOOM! Boom-BOOM! It's that kind of imagination and dedication that Sara Weyrick stepped into. Weyrick is the new band teacher and director at North Kitsap High School, replacing John Werth. Weyrick has shown her share of dedication, commuting from and to Issaquah until the sale of her new home in Poulsbo closes. It's a four-hour trip every day, she said. "

Tribal members' march on tribal council

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"SUQUAMISH - Frustrated with the current state of tribal nation leadership, 30 people took to the streets for a March for Justice rally Monday evening at the slab downtown. Upset tribal members carried signs with painted slogans such as 7 Up, 7 Down and called for the Suquamish Tribal Council to listen to their concerns. They asked them to listen, or leave office. Members of the community called for council members to resign during their regular closed meeting on Monday evening. Two seats on the seven-member council are up for election in March and some tribal members would like to see new people leading the tribe. In the meantime, the 30 who gathered downtown would like to see a new type of leadership from their current government officials. They turn a deaf ear a lot of times to what we want to do, said Dick Demain, Suquamish tribal elder. These are people meetings, not just tribal council meetings, he said. "

Port of Poulsbo seeking commissioner applicants

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

'Help wanted' ad campaign comes up short.

Parents give Gordon portables a facelift

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"KINGSTON - Last weekend, parents came to Gordon Elementary with shovels, rakes, and tape measurers - ready to get to work. Gordon Elementary has moved the Options program, for the first time ever, entirely into the six portables behind the school. So, parents decided to give the area a bit of a facelift. They helped build a stage for the program's plays. They pulled weeds and planted trees. They hooked up computer cables. We organized it all by e-mail, said Carrie Snyder, who has two children in the program, sons Robbie and Ben. Snyder said the change is impressive. It's unbelievable, you wouldn't believe it, Snyder said. It looks great. No one would recognize it as the same place. "

Lining up for a tragedy

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:34PM

"Long lines of parked cars have been a frequent sight in Kingston and Bainbridge this summer as ferry overflows have forced drive-on travelers to park on the highway shoulder and wait for the next Because of bridge construction, a two-boat schedule, and just plain gorgeous summer weekend weather, the lines of cars along the highways have become longer than ever. People frequently wait in their cars for hours, especially on Sunday afternoons and evenings. "

Shoreline discussion washes up in Poulsbo

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

Meeting fliers draw large crowd and ruin session at Marine Science Center.

Martha and Mary workers resume labor negotiations

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:33PM

Registered and licensed practical nurses join Local 381 bargaining unit.

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