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Tribe’s new Wellness Program nets certification

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:05PM

SUQUAMISH — A new and impressively improved Suquamish Wellness Center program has “risen from the ashes,” tribal officials announced. The revised program received its initial certification March 8 from the Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

Voters to decide on 9 cent gas tax hike

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:05PM

Minutes before midnight Thursday, the Legislature agreed on a $7.7 billion state transportation package that will benefit ferry commuters in Kitsap County. But there was some doubt lawmakers could adjourn on time this year.

Poulsbo’s patriotism flies higher than ever

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:05PM

POULSBO — Like the oppressive weight hearts throughout the nation felt Sept. 11, the clouds and poor weather lifted Monday afternoon in Poulsbo as local businesses paid tribute to America on the six-month anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Employees from Boxlight Corporation, Projector Wholesale Supply and Drury Construction gathered on Powder Hill to show a renewed sense of patriotism as Old Glory flew from a recently constructed flag pole at the complex.

Poulsbo Police warn of rise in fraud scams

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:05PM

POULSBO — Victims don’t know that they’re victims until it’s too late but when it comes to identity theft and fraud there are simple steps that can make such illegal acts much tougher on crooks. According to Poulsbo Police Officer Grant Romaine, the less information citizens have floating around in cyberspace or even their mail boxes and trash cans, the less likely they are to become a fraud statistic.

Apple Tree Point back in county’s hands

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:05PM

KINGSTON — Plans for Apple Tree Point, a 106-home development near Lindvog Road, have been remanded to Kitsap County staff for review, completing a circle that began seven years ago. The remand is part of a Washington Supreme Court order — which also ruled the project was vested — to determine if it requires an environmental impact statement.

As school levy votes are counted, North Kitsap holds its breath

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:05PM

Election is too close to call for school officials, who were a handful of votes shy of meeting the 60 percent voter approval needed on Tuesday night. Friday's count of absentee ballots will determine the election outcome.

No teamwork––no $1.9 million

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:05PM

POULSBO — They’ve become accustomed to the rough waters of Liberty Bay over the years, but the Port of Poulsbo Commissioners just can’t seem to find a safe harbor anywhere in the financial storm that has surrounded them in 2002. The primary reason for the lack of shelter is an eroding rock bulkhead that presently serves as the sole buffer for Waterfront Park. The 26-year-old wall has been sloughing since it was built but recent problems there may very well mirror a deeper disintegration in the port and city relationship.

Digging into the history of geoduck harvesting disputes

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:05PM

The recent dispute between geoduck divers and the Suquamish tribal government is nothing new—for such a quiet clam, the geoduck has a history that’s anything but calm. Fishing rights, more specifically geoduck harvesting, have long been a bone of contention among tribes and non-tribal governments, and have created long running court battles.

Where will the buck stop on Hwy 305?

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:05PM

POULSBO —Widening Highway 305 will improve traffic flows through the city of Poulsbo — but at what cost? Representatives from the State Department of Transportation couldn’t really answer that question during an open house and public hearing at the Poulsbo Fire Station Tuesday night. DOT and city officials were bombarded with questions and comments concerning noise, stormwater runoff, the proposed High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes and wetlands impact, but very few people inquired whether the twice-delayed project even has the financial steam to make it down the 2.2-mile business corridor.

Getting all mushy

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:05PM

POULSBO — Members of the North Kitsap High School soccer team paused from their kicking for a few seconds Friday to behold a strange sight: a sled, pulled by a pair of white, fluffy dogs, cruising past the field on the other side of the fence. Driving the sled was Indianola musher Don Duncan. Perched on the sled and wearing a pair of sunglasses was Poulsbo Elementary librarian Nancy Bale. And watching with wide eyes and murmurs at the end of the field were most of the students of Poulsbo Junior High.

City delays Finn Hill widening until 2003

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:05PM

POULSBO — With several of Little Norway’s roads slated to take the appearance of third world country routes this summer, members of the Poulsbo City Council Public Works Committee weren’t overly troubled last week when they were asked to postpone plans to widen Finn Hill. The committee’s unanimous decision followed the recommendation of City Engineer John Stephenson, who explained, “There are about five reasons I’d like to delay Finn Hill until next year.”

Kingston has its say about ferry fare hikes

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:04PM

KINGSTON — People who attended a Washington State Ferries open house Monday night in Kingston were less than happy that their ferry fares would increase in May, but their criticism was constructive. “They’re not happy with the idea of fares going up but they seem to understand why we’re in the state we’re in,” said Pat Patterson, WSF spokeswoman. She manned the station that addressed funding needs, one of four at the meeting held at the Kingston Junior High Commons.

Martha and Mary isn’t alone in Medicaid fight

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:04PM

POULSBO — Although Gov. Gary Locke’s budgetary rock has yet to make a splash in the pond, his proposal to cut $1.6 billion for 2002 is already causing ripples throughout many long-term care facilities in Washington and particularly in Kitsap. The proposed cut of $71 million state-wide in Medicaid related funding has administrators at long-term care facilities wondering how they will make up the losses if the Legislature backs the proposal in their budget this month. Potential waves created by a budget cut could threaten the existence of Martha and Mary Lutheran Services Center in Poulsbo, as reported in the Herald last week.

SR 305 project raises flooding concerns

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:04PM

POULSBO — It’s been put on the back burner more times than a warm pan of refried beans but State Route 305 is still a very viable topping on Poulsbo’s virtual burrito smorgasbord of upcoming road projects. Although delays have accompanied the highway improvement project for several years, officials from the city and the Department of Transportation haven’t given up on a widening plan which has basically had more gas than go. Progress is being made though and next week the public will get another helping of SR 305 during an environmental assessment hearing and open house. The event, scheduled from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at the Poulsbo Fire Station, will allow citizens to take a closer look at the proposal, offer comments and have questions answered.

Climbing for a good cause

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:04PM

POULSBO — It dominates the Seattle skyline, but next month, firefighters from around the state will be tackling all 1,311 steps of the Bank of America Tower with the hope of conquering an even larger obstacle — Leukemia. It’s a deadly disease that Poulsbo firefighter Trevor Holmberg knows all too well. He lost a cousin to the blood-related cancer 15 years ago and has been looking for payback ever since.

Ferry fare tour makes stop in Kingston

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:04PM

KINGSTON — The series of meetings to discuss proposed ferry fare increases makes its stop in Kingston Monday. The open house style meeting is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. March 4 at the Kingston Junior High Commons. People can peruse “information stations” staffed by Washington State Ferries employees. They can then give their opinions in writing and or orally.

Rough budget waters threaten foot ferries

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:04PM

A House Democrat transportation plan introduced last week would boost passenger-only ferry services in Kitsap County, lawmakers say. But key transportation leaders in the Senate apparently don’t harbor a similar commitment, casting doubt on the survival of the House Democratic proposal to fund foot ferry service from Kingston and Southworth to downtown Seattle.

Geoduck divers file lawsuit against tribe

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:04PM

SUQUAMISH — A group of Suquamish geoduck divers filed an estimated $12 million lawsuit on Monday against the Tribal Council and Suquamish Seafood Enterprises board members. The suit alleges that Seafood Enterprises overtaxed geoduck harvests and that the Tribal Council overstepped its authority to limit the number of divers. The $12 million amount is what the divers claimed was illegally obtained by the tribe through taxes and/or not allowing qualified members to dive.

Budgetary hands are tied for now

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:04PM

POULSBO — Facing $1.6 billion in budget shortfalls, the Washington State Legislature is getting ready to submit a budget where nearly every state-funded program, including previously sacred funds for education and health care could suffer funding cuts. Officials at long-term care facilities are fearing the worst if the $71 proposed cut from Gov. Gary Locke’s supplemental budget is adopted.

Will Martha and Mary survive the cutback?

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:04PM

POULSBO — It’s been helping the old, the young and just about everyone in between for almost 111 years, but whether Martha and Mary Lutheran Services will be around to continue this rich tradition in the future is unknown. The Washington State 2002 budget has taken the form of a black cloud over the Poulsbo facility and has the potential to bring the non-profit business’ tradition of caring to a premature end.

Artist makes big waves in Poulsbo

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:04PM

POULSBO — Barry Iles takes a step back on the tall scaffold, looks a harbor seal in the eye and goes back to work. For the mural artist, the devil is in the details, even when the painting in progress is 20 feet off the ground.

Poulsbo readies for summer of road and sewer work

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:04PM

POULSBO — For Poulsbo, the months of June, July, August and September might very well seem like the “endless summer” as it plods forward with construction projects that will eventually change several key locations in and around the city.

Funding for reading program at risk

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:04PM

KINGSTON — As part of the Washington Reading Corps program, North Kitsap second and third graders spend about 30 minutes a day turning pages and changing obstacles into knowledge. The program, which is offered at Wolfle and Breidablik, faces possible funding cuts from the state Legislature.

Simple majority fails by one vote in House

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:04PM

POULSBO — At least one North Kitsap school board member was disappointed by the Washington State House’s failure to pass a bill that might have have made it easier for voters to pass school levies.

Fishing for answers about new city hall

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

POULSBO — Mike Regis’ fishing trip for answers on the proposed Poulsbo municipal campus ended up at the wrong lake last Wednesday night and he managed to catch little more than ill feelings between himself, city staff and fellow council members.

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