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  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

Reauthorization of health care act could benefit local tribes

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

After 14 years of debate and hard work, the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is crossing its fingers this will be the year the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA) will be reauthorized by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Usually renewed every five to seven years, the act has lapsed, and health disparities are becoming increasingly obvious between tribal and federal government programs.

Historic walking tours take spooky out of Port Gamble

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

PORT GAMBLE — Sparked by the Ghost Walks last fall, history buffs will be saying a lot more than boo in Port Gamble Feb. 16. After the popularity of the spooky tours, Shana Smith, Port Gamble manager and museum curator, received requests for more than a night of jumps. Visitors wanted the stories, the history, facts and musings, connected with the historical mill town.

It's pro v. con for Port of Poulsbo park plan

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

POULSBO - The fate of one beloved Poulsbo park remains in the balance after a community meeting Thursday night. The port commissioners hosted the meeting, which made an impromptu move from the Port of Poulsbo's multipurpose room to the Sons of Norway hall to accommodate its more than 30 attendees. The meeting was set to address just one question: should the city deed or long-term lease Net Shed Vista to the port?

Passenger-only ferry plan temporarily stalled

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

KINGSTON — The Port of Kingston is hoping to get into the passenger-only ferry business as fast as possible. Funding in the way of a $3.5 million Ferry Boat Discretionary Program grant has been approved and a business plan has been sent to the governor. Port commissioners are now looking at several potential obstacles.

OC grants opportunities to military spouses

  • Feb 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

Debby Dyer's daughter and her money go to Boise State. But that won't stop Dyer from entering the classroom herself come January. Dyer, a military spouse, is taking advantage of a pilot program that offers grant money to military spouses to be trained in high-growth, portable fields.

Breakfast back from the brink of extinction

  • Feb 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

POULSBO — It's been called an extinct entity in North Kitsap. Residents concerned that Taprock Northwest Grill — the vacation lodge-style replacement of beloved Mitzel's American Kitchen — won't be flipping omelets for the early birds have said start-of-the-day eggs and issues are a lost cause, spicy sausage and conversation at sunrise a mirage in the desert of North End restaurants.

City could widen Noll study scope

  • Feb 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

POULSBO — The Noll Road corridor has become a hot spot for new development, and the city of Poulsbo knows it. As planning continues for a traffic-based analysis of the area, a phase two portion of the plan is being added to the works. If approved by the Poulsbo City Council this month, it would take a closer look at the entire corridor, from State Route 305 to Lincoln Road, and would incorporate the evaluation of additional intersections, regional stormwater facilities, the North Kitsap School District property, Languanet Lane and neighborhood connectivity.

Public could chime in on casino by March

  • Feb 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

LITTLE BOSTON — North End residents will have to wait a little longer before a public meeting regarding the new Point Casino. The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is still working through the program that will revel casino plans and potential designs, and hopes to present it to different community groups and residents in March.

New signals to enhance safety on SR 3 near Poulsbo

  • Feb 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

POULSBO – A project designed to improve safety and reduce collisions will begin next week as crews install traffic signals at two busy State Route 3 intersections near Poulsbo. Work will start Monday, Feb. 4, and the new traffic signals at Pioneer Way Northwest and Big Valley Road Northeast are expected to be up and running in mid-May.

State law enforcement looks to X-out speeding

  • Feb 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

POULSBO — Speeders and impaired drivers, beware. Washington State law enforcement agencies have announced a coordinated launch of ongoing, high visibility patrol efforts to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries in the state. The program, X-52, has the highest of aims: saving lives.

A Landmark on the move

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

POULSBO — As trivia buffs may know, the San Francisco cable cars are the only moving National Historic Landmarks in the country. But one Little Norway landmark changed all that, at least during this past week. Front Street's The Landmark, a collectible gifts and British food goods shop, was on the move.

Waiting for the light

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:23PM

POULSBO — The Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) is shedding some light on a problem for some local drivers. The DOT began construction this week on traffic signals for two intersections along State Route 3, at Pioneer Way and Big Valley Road. Crews were getting started at the Big Valley intersection Monday morning.

Community efforts keep park in bloom

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:22PM

POULSBO — Poulsbo's Fish Park is heading into 2008 swimmingly. A true community effort if there ever was one, the 13-acre patch of nature along Lindvig Way has been planted, built and tended to by the city of Poulsbo and various community groups and volunteers.

Fire fighters miss delivery, but dad does fine

  • Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:22PM

POULSBO — When Poulsbo Fire Fighter/Paramedic Travis Beach was sent to the Poulsbo Place neighborhood to help deliver a baby, he expected to help deliver a baby. The baby had other plans.

Poulsbo sets sights on future of its infrastructure

  • Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:22PM

POULSBO -- Poulsbo's City Council took the first step toward gaining sustainable long term infrastructure funding Wednesday night. It was a move of foresight Poulsbo Public Works director Jeff Bauman said is needed to make some major upcoming projects possible.

Sally's Barber Shop in Poulsbo celebrates a decade.

  • Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:22PM

POULSBO Ten years ago Sally Tuson entered an all-male universe. And she hasn't come back. Instead, she's created quite the niche for herself, operating the shears at Sally's Barber Shop, which is celebrating a decade in business this coming week.

The new grill on the block

  • Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:22PM

POULSBO -- Poulsbo's newest eatery opened its doors wide to the hungry Wednesday. And boy did the masses come. Taprock Northwest Grill served up an array of Pacific Northwest flavors to a palatably impressed crowd that has anxiously been awaiting its opening. The restaurant is a replacement for Mitzel's American Kitchen, which burned down in a May 2006 fire.

Viking Fest carnival: Olaf lots it is

  • Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:22PM

POULSBO -- Viking Fest has found a home, but it may be evicted after just one year. The May celebration, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, will be split between Poulsbo's Anderson Parkway and King Olaf lot. The Viking encampment and non-profit and arts and crafts booths will remain by the waterfront while the carnival will be relocated to the Front Street parking lot next to Martha & Mary.

Hood Canal Bridge Project gets on the bus

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:22PM

OLYMPIC REGION -- The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is officially on the bus in terms of helping the residents of Jefferson, Kitsap and Clallam counties access improved mass transit options when the Hood Canal Bridge is closed for retrofitting and replacement work in May and June 2009.

More tea, Miss Poulsbo?

  • Feb 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:22PM

POULSBO — Thirteen third-graders saw stars in their eyes Sunday at the ninth annual Miss Poulsbo/Miss Kitsap Little Sister Tea Party. Filling the Sons of Norway lodge with shimmering dresses and beaming smiles, each awaited the chance to be paired with one of this year’s Miss Poulsbo and Miss Kitsap contestants.

Auditor resigning, replacement will face election

  • Feb 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:22PM

Poulsbo Garden Club digs and grows

  • Feb 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:22PM

Alliance studies need for Kitsap bachelor’s program

  • Feb 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:22PM

POULSBO — The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) is earning an A for its efforts. KEDA, a nonprofit organization that works to attract and retain jobs and investments in the county, is making a run at bettering access to four-year college education for residents in Kitsap.

Abe’s worth more than one cent

  • Feb 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:22PM

POULSBO — Vinland Elementary school students are emptying their pockets to help children on the other side of the world. Inspired by the words of children’s author Greg Mortenson, the children were moved to action.

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