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House panel agrees to convert four Trident submarines

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:46PM

For several years, senior Navy officials and politicians have heavily promoted the plan that the four oldest Trident submarines at Subase Bangor are worthy of being converted into cruise missile or other conventional platform assets, rather than being decommissioned. But, funding for that conversion was the sticking point, until now.

New owners enrich flavor at Cantina

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:46PM

SUQUAMISH — Ed Barnhardt and Carol Rose hope to create some solace in Suquamish, as new owners of the Coffee Cantina. One of the first things they did was change the name to match their vision.

Halloween time trick-or-treating a big hit in Little Norway

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:46PM

POULSBO — Tiny dinosaurs mingled with bears. Peter Pan and Captain Hook shook hands and Elvis was sighted — likely not for the last time — surrounded by aliens in Poulsbo as hordes of kids from all reaches of Kitsap County hit Front Street in search of sweet treats. Halloween night brought over two thousand children and parents to Little Norway, and some of the best costumes this side of Transylvania. Superman took off work early from the “Daily Planet” and numerous Batmen left the crime of Gotham City up to Commissioner Gordon for a chance to engage in the family-oriented fun.

Halloween more treats than tricks in Kingston

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:46PM

KINGSTON — Little Red Riding Hood, a black cat, fairy princess and a ghoul or two were a few of the pint-sized Halloween partiers who gathered up candy by the handful. But that wasn’t the only treat of the night at the Builder’s Club Halloween Fun House Wednesday.

Rock wall is top issue for port candidates

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:46PM

POULSBO — The eroding rock wall at Waterfront Park is shaping up as the top issue for the Port of Poulsbo Commissioner candidates as they make their final pitches before the Nov. 6 general elections. With threatened moorage at the marina and structures along the shoreline, the matter is much more than an election issue though — it’s a fullblown problem.

Rotary Club shells out support for Oyster Park

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:46PM

POULSBO — When Coast Oyster Plant was razed into a pile of rubble along Fjord Drive, many nostalgic residents in Poulsbo recalled “better days” when the local shellfish industry boomed and families reaped the financial benefits that accompanied harvest time. Others, however, looked to the future and envisioned small waterfront amenity which would serve generations yet to come. Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Director Mary McCluskey and the Poulsbo NK Rotary were among them — seeing more than broken oyster shells and rotten wood but an opportunity as well.

Suquamish Elementary’s Enriquez wins truck

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:46PM

SUQUAMISH — It was time for Vicky Enriquez to have some good luck. Enriquez, a para-educator at Suquamish Elementary, endured her share of tragedies last year. Her husband Alberto died in a car accident and a daughter died in a fire. Enriquez, who returned to work this year after a one-year leave of absence to be with her family, came back to a small piece of luck as she won a 1991 Ford Explorer as part of a raffle held by Hope4Youth. Enriquez bought four raffle tickets at a garage sale for $20.

Poulsbo woman aids rescue workers at World Trade Center

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:46PM

For 15 days, Poulsbo resident Dee Dee Rattey comforted fears, eased worries and rescued the rescuers from emotionally surrendering to Ground Zero in New York City. Firefighters, police officers, construction workers, steel workers, sanitation workers, and barge crew members on the front lines of the World Trade Center recovery efforts streamed into Respite Center number three where Rattey volunteered. An American Red Cross volunteer for the past six years, Rattey took her skills to New York City on Oct. 6 and helped people, who spent hours digging through the rubble, to put their own pieces together. Rattey, who specializes in trauma response counseling, left her private practice in Poulsbo and headed into a war zone.

School board candidates offer a mix of approaches

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:46PM

Five candidates--three North Kitsap School board positions. Voters this year have a variety of candidates and solutions to problems to choose from. The candidate for district five, Kingston, is Brad Camp; he is unopposed. There are two candidates for district three, Suquamish; Bethany McDonald, the board president who is pursuing her second term on the board, and Christopher Tibbs, an Olympic college student who is pursing his first.

Fire district candidates battle for board seats

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:46PM

The candidates for the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue’s fire commissioners’ board are both seasoned commissioners—each with a dozen years of tenure. The Poulsbo fire commissioners race is just the opposite, featuring a contest between relative newcomers. Due to the merger of the former Hansville Fire District 14 with NKF&R, current board members Leon Thomas and Idar Slothaug, each long-term members of their own fire boards, now must run against each other. Both candidates have deep roots in their communities and bring unique qualifications to the board. In the Poulsbo District 18 race, newcomer Ginger Jones-Magures opposes Randy Odden, who was appointed to the board last year

Fire chiefs concerned about I-747 cuts

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:46PM

Kitsap County fire districts are the county’s first line of defense against emergencies that range from heart attacks to fire, bioterrorism and earthquake damage. Just as the fire districts are being asked to do more, they face a potential funding loss of over $11 million during the next five years if Initiative 747 is passed by voters in November.

NKHS drama club performs

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

Helen Keller's story will be brought to life on stage at 7 p.m. Nov. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at the community center auditorium in Poulsbo. “It’s really a strong script,” drama teacher Sharon Ferguson said during a rare break from rehearsal this week. "It's a really strong script," drama teacher Sharon Ferguson said during a rare break from rehearsals this week. “We have talented women this year. This is a women’s play — there aren’t many of them — and I wanted to make sure we had something to challenge the women.” The play, which has a cast of 22, contains much drama; tension among the Keller family about how to raise the disruptive Helen; tension between the Kellers and Sullivan, who sought to discipline Helen; and tension between Helen and her teacher.

Running for the good of Poulsbo

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

They share a vision for a better Poulsbo, but other than that the candidates seeking the offices of city council and mayor this November are strictly individual in their thinking. Some have common issues they feel need to resolved but by and large, the four incumbents and four challengers who will face off in General Election are seeking office for very different reasons. They come from different backgrounds, have varied qualifications and have separate views on how the city should be run. Instead of taking sound bites from our candidates, the Herald gave them 100 words to say their piece as they answered the five questions that matter most in any city election

City council, mayor candidates speak up

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

POULSBO — Additional chairs were brought into the meeting room at the Valborg Oyen Library Thursday night to accommodate the 30 or so people interested in this city’s Democratic process. But even with nearly every seat filled and candidates seeking election or re-election for council and mayor slots in just three weeks, the mood was surprisingly relaxed.

Parents serve up burgers for small fries

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

KINGSTON — Call it a McCoup. Parents and staff of the Kingston Cooperative Preschool took orders, worked the drive through and survived a fast-paced few hours on the fast food frontlines. At the end of their three-hour shift they raised $400 for the school.

Keeping an eye on the ‘I’s and Eyman

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

SUQUAMISH — Dressed as Uncle Sam, Catherine Ahl gave it her all to support Initiative 747. “The government can get used to having less money,” she said citing Initiative 695, which did away with the vehicle excise tax. “I-695 was all doom and gloom. But the ferries are still running and we have some roads,” she continued as she played the role of I -747 author Tim Eyman.

Kingston’s hazy crystal ball: UGA sparks local debates

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

KINGSTON — Preserving wildlife, the Carpenter Creek watershed and even homeowner views were topics of concern at an EIS scoping meeting held Monday evening at Kingston Junior High. About 50 people gathered in the commons area to suggest items that should be covered in a draft environmental impact statement for three proposed sub-area plans for Kingston.

Freeholders agree to nonpartisan, district elections

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

If voters approve a proposed new county charter in an election scheduled for February 2002, they will change the manner by which county council members are elected. Then they’ll have the chance to change back in November 2003.

County gets the jitters over unknown substances

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

The suspected anthrax scare that for five hours shut down the Bremerton Transportation Center on Sunday, worried a region already jittery over possible bio-terrorism attacks.

PUD plans telecom backbone for region

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

Over the next few months Kitsap County will be shedding its jellyfish image in terms of telecommunications access and getting a little backbone. Actually, thanks to the Kitsap Public Utilities District, it will be a lot of backbone. Members of the Regional Telecommunications Committee were briefed Thursday on how KPUD was working to expand and improve access throughout the county.

County terrorism danger is much lower than other areas

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

POULSBO — The county scored one out of five possible points, Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management Director Phyllis Mann told members of the Poulsbo City Council Wednesday night. And while in most cases low scores are a bad sign, Mann said when one is counting the possibility of terrorism here — it couldn’t be better.

Freeholders still split on district-only council election options

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

An option under consideration--ask voters to decide if county council members should be elected in district-only or country-wide elections. Public comment is invited at the board's next meeting on Oct. 11.

Blessed be these dogs, cats and pigs

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

A group of animals and their owners gathered Saturday for a blessing and to celebrate St. Francis Assisi's love of animals.

State says money to widen Hwy 305 is not in jeopardy

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:45PM

According to the Department of Transportation, the $7 million earmarked for Poulsbo work remains intact--for now.

White Horse housing/golf project back on course

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:44PM

Court says project is vested under 1983 standards.

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