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Local firefighter posing for all the right reasons

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:54PM

POULSBO — When George Epperly goes to his job as a Poulsbo Fire Department firefighter, he expects to work hard and protect the public from the very real danger of fire. But in his free time, he’s practicing his pouting and posing for another worthy cause — the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters Burn Foundation’s 2008 calendar.

PPD chief candidate fails final background inspection

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:54PM

POULSBO — The search for the Poulsbo Police Department’s new chief will continue Poulsbo Mayor Kathryn Quade announced regretfully Wednesday night, explaining that her choice candidate for the job failed the final background check.

Port

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:54PM

911 Brief

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:54PM

DNA evidence links local to 2005 burglary LITTLE BOSTON — Kitsap County Sheriff Office detectives recently received information that could help them find a suspect in a Dec. 20, 2005 burglary in which four houses in the 28000 block of Gamble Place were broken into and about $30,000 worth of property was stolen. . .

Touch A Truck rolls into town

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:54PM

POULSBO — The Poulsbo Village parking lot will be bursting with kids of all ages who’ve revved their engines and strapped on their hard hats for the 19th annual Touch A Truck event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Visitors both young and old can explore the ins and outs of various vehicles on display, including police cars, a tow truck, dump truck, cement mixer and Kitsap Transit bus. New to this year’s ranks is a monster Jeep and a mobile veterinarian clinic.

Port runs into design flaw removing tanks

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:54PM

KINGSTON — Following the installation of two new 12,000-gallon gas tanks at the Kingston Marina, the Port of Kingston commissioners were looking forward to the removal of the old, 10,000-gallon containers and the completion of the job. As crews began the process Monday, however, they ran into a bit of a snag in the form of the Port of Kingston building.

Building codes close Armstrong Fitness University

  • Aug 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:54PM

Code violations close Poulsbo fitness center

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:54PM

POULSBO — Despite her pleas for assistance, Armstrong Fitness University owner Ann Armstrong has once again been forced to close her business. This time, the shutdown followed an Aug. 16, city of Poulsbo “Notice of Violation and Order to Cease and Desist Business Immediately” issued at her newly opened Front Street location.

Commissioners vote against vacating Washington Blvd.

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:54PM

PORT ORCHARD — In an Aug. 13 decision illustrating the strength of the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council, the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners denied a request for vacation of right of way property on Washington Boulevard in Kingston.

Chief Seattle Days pulls people together

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:54PM

SUQUAMISH — People of all types flowed together at this year’s 97th annual Chief Seattle Days, as different tribes and communities from all over pulled into downtown Suquamish to share in the celebration.

Park parties on toward completion

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:54PM

POULSBO — For a handful of nature lovers the one “can’t miss event” of the weekend wasn’t at a club, theater or sports venue. Instead, the be there or be square affair took place at Poulsbo’s Fish Park, and it was jumpin’ and jivin’ Sunday as members of the park’s steering committee and other volunteers raised the space’s first official interpretive sign.

Registration begins for annual Tomato Taste Off

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:54PM

POULSBO — Tomato connoisseurs are puckering up their taste buds with mouths a’watering as they prepare for the Fourth Annual Tomato Taste Off, which will be ripe and ready on Sept. 8 at the Poulsbo Farmers Market. Entry forms are now available for the tasting competition, where a new tomato pasta sauce contest will debut alongside the tried and true tomato testing. Both hobby and professional growers are encouraged to compete and vie for the grand prize.

Sea chanteys swell over Port Gamble Bay

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:53PM

PORT GAMBLE — A storm front moving in over Port Gamble, screeching gulls and a steely cold Port Gamble Bay provided the perfect backdrop for the haunting melodies and upbeat jigs that echoed out from the lawn near the Port Gamble General Store Sunday afternoon. Residents bundled up with blankets, coats and loved ones, allowing themselves to be transported back to the olden seafaring days during the second annual Port Gamble Maritime Music Festival.

Poulsbo Art Festival’s 21st year a success

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:53PM

POULSBO — The Poulsbo Arts Festival painted its way into Little Norway’s Waterfront Park for three days this weekend, with specialty wares and craft demonstrations out in full array. And not even rainy weather could deter area art lovers from supporting creativity, as crowds arrived in full force Friday afternoon to kick off the Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest’s 21st celebration of the finer side of life.

911 Briefs

  • Aug 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:53PM

Assault on ferry captain nets felony charges KINGSTON — An 18-year-old Stanwood resident was arrested at about 11:15 p.m. Aug. 13 aboard the MV Walla Walla and charged with felony assault after he punched a ferry captain, who, along with several other crew members, was trying to get the man to disembark the boat, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. . .

Tribe clearing 20-acre property

  • Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:53PM

SUQUAMISH — The Suquamish Tribe began clearing the way this week for thousands of visitors descending on the area in 2009 by starting work to convert 10 acres into a camping area. Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman said the work on the 20-acre parcel is necessary to be able to welcome pullers, family and friends during the 2009 Tribal Journeys, when Suquamish will be the final destination.

Kingston port will be netting $3 million for POFs

  • Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:53PM

KINGSTON — Though the Port of Kingston was tight lipped about a $3.5 million Ferry Boat Discretionary Program federal grant at its monthly meeting Wednesday night, Washington State Department of Transportation federal liaison Larry Ehl said the funding has been allocated and it’s only a matter of time until the port receives the money. Though some of the funding could be skimmed off the top and redistributed to other federal causes, the POK has at least $3 million sailing it’s way in the near future.

Poulsbo health district office faces closure from funding cuts

  • Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:53PM

POULSBO — North End residents utilizing services offered by the Kitsap County Health District office in Poulsbo may soon have to travel as far as Bremerton to meet their medical needs.

Centennial planners hit streets for sponsors

  • Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:53PM

POULSBO — With a finalized logo under its belt and just four months to go, the Centennial Planning Committee is now hitting the streets looking for sponsors for the much-anticipated 100th birthday of Little Norway’s government.

Capt. Crabtree brings pride to Kingston

  • Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:53PM

KINGSTON — In a giant salute to his family, West Point cadet and recently named First Captain in the cadet chain of command Jason Crabtree said his parents’ support and leadership allowed him to be all he could in the U.S. Army.

Beach seining clears waters

  • Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:53PM

As the Foulweather Bluff cliffs towered impressively mid-morning Wednesday, a small crew of nine deftly maneuvered a dark green net ashore through cresting waves below, hopeful it was full of fish and other creatures from the nearshore habitat. The capture proved a success, netting perch, sole and the prize of the bunch, two Pacific Cod, which were nearly wiped out of the Agate Pass area. (visit the links to the left for an Audio/Photo slideshow from this story)

Poulsbo Village eyes 7th Avenue extension

  • Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:53PM

POULSBO — Beverly Lyon never thought she would be waiting 18 years for 7th Avenue to be extended through State Route 305 and into the Poulsbo Village when she first became its property manager in 1989. But indeed she did, and now as city officials prepare to get the road work done, Lyon is ecstatic.

Poulsbo Chamber director plans to step down

  • Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:53PM

POULSBO — An integral piece of Little Norway is about to head to Big Sky Country in the form of Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce executive director Stuart Leidner, who will join his family in moving to Montana in the coming months. Leidner announced his resignation from the chamber Friday, and its board of directors was quick to thank him for the positive work he’s accomplished.

Winds of change blowing in NKSD

  • Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:52PM

When classes begin Sept. 5, changes will be in the air for the North Kitsap School District. High schools will house students from ninth grade through 12th grade, middle schools will have students enrolled between sixth and eighth grade and elementary schools will have students from kindergarten through fifth grade walking through their hallways.

Council to make city hall call

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:52PM

POULSBO — City council will meet tonight for a special session concerning the construction of a new city hall, and hopes are high a decision will finally be made. After months of debate, Poulsbo Mayor Kathryn Quade on July 18 asked the two final proposal agencies — Pioneer Property Group and the Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority — to attempt to blend their plans into something the entire council could agree on.

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