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Teen sex offender leaves Seabeck

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

Nicholas Stroeder was returned to a state juvenile rehabilitation facility on Jan. 31 after authorities learned he had earlier violated his parole.

Junior high bands sizzlin’ at Jazz Fest

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

POULSBO — For the record, Poulsbo Junior High opened the junior-high portion of the Viking Jazz Festival with a swinging tune entitled, appropriately enough, “Front Burner.” And Kingston Junior High ended the first day with with “Down Home Cookin’,” a tune director Jeff Haag calls a “jazz rock funk number.”

Charter election tough to predict

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

Charter backers and opponents won’t predict an outcome of Tuesday’s vote on the government reform, but activists on both sides think it’ll be close. Kitsap County Auditor’s Office officials, however, made one prediction: Only about half of the county’s voters will return the ballots that were mailed on Jan. 16.

Port of Poulsbo terminates manager

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

POULSBO — Claiming that manager Barbara Waltz had committed malfeasance and misappropriations, Port of Poulsbo Commissioners last Thursday night voted unanimously to terminate her from the payroll. The decision followed weeks of speculation about the manager’s future with the port and comes on the heels of a week of administrative leave.

Citizens’ group sues DNR over land sale

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

KINGSTON — The possible transfer of ownership of 390 acres between the state and the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is unconstitutional and should be stopped claims a newly-formed North Kitsap Concerned Citizens group. The group filed suit against the Department of Natural Resources in Kitsap County Superior Court last week alleging the transfer would violate the Washington State Constitution.

Reps go high tech to keep voters informed

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

A small group of area Chamber of Commerce members grilled Rep. Beverly Woods, R-Poulsbo, and Rep. Pat Lantz, D-Gig Harbor, during a Monday video-conference between Olympia and Bremerton. Woods and Lantz both know the current legislature will be judged on how they tackle state transportation issues.

Reserved parking, and no exceptions

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

POULSBO — “I’ll just be a minute.” “I’m waiting for my kids.” “I just have to grab some lunch, real quick.” “This is just going to take a few seconds.” Excuses, excuses... and while the majority of the “valid reasons” why people unlawfully park in spots reserved for the handicapped are not ill intended, their impacts often are.

Tribe honors those who seek to stop racism

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

LITTLE BOSTON — Charlie Poole and Roman Ives were honored Sunday for claiming their place at the table. The two received awards from the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s Anti-racism Committee for their tireless efforts in combating racism.

Seabeck residents protest teen sex offender

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

Camp Union has a new resident, and neighbors aren’t happy about it. Nicholas Stroeder, a 13-year-old ward of the state and convicted sex offender, moved into a foster care home on the 2000 block of Cantu Lane in Central Kitsap on Friday, Jan. 18. He was placed there after an exhaustive three-week search by the state Department of Social and Health Services. Area residents gathered Tuesday, Jan. 22, near the intersection of Cantu Lane and Holly Road to protest the state’s decision with signs and banners.

Crowd of 5,000 welcomes Carl Vinson home

  • Jan 26, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

With two nuclear reactors providing power beneath him and thousands of loved ones before him, who could fault commanding officer Capt. Rick Wren for bringing the carrier USS Carl Vinson home early on Wednesday? The carrier completed a six-month deployment to the Arabian Sea and received a rainy greeting from 5,000 people pierside at Naval Station Bremerton and another 500 people on the Bremerton Boardwalk.

Kingston woman celebrates a century

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:01PM

There was cake. There was singing. There were warm wishes to the birthday girl. This birthday was the big one. Joan McCune of Kingston celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday at the Kingston Community Center.

Vikings jazz it up at next week's festival

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:01PM

POULSBO — It’s time to dust off that old French horn. It’s time to start whistling your favorite Dixieland number. It’s time to fit your lips around one of the funniest and most apt words in the English language — “tuba.” That’s because it’s less than a week until the Viking Jazz Festival.

Derelict boats target of House bill

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:01PM

OLYMPIA--What to do with that old boat? After the dream of boat ownership becomes a nightmare for an owner who can’t maintain or repair a boat, some “dispose” of their boat by casting it adrift or sinking it anywhere that’s convenient. Derelict boats and boats sunk in area harbors become a safety hazard for area ports; then local authorities find themselves in a legal limbo when they try to seize or move the boat.A bill proposed by Rep. Phil Rockefeller would clear the way for boat removals.

Ground Zero group carries on non-violent legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:01PM

Carrying banners with the words of Martin Luther King Jr., members of Ground Zero followed the slain non-violent civil rights leader’s actions Monday afternoon. The group of about 30 converged on Naval Submarine Base Bangor with colorful banners to protest the Trident nuclear weapons housed at the base. The Trident nuclear submarines has been the focus of anti-nuclear protesters since it opened 25 years ago. For the third consecutive year, Martin Luther King’s birthday also became a demonstration day.

Celebrations welcome sailors home

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:01PM

The party is set — all that’s left is for the honored guests to arrive. One of the largest Navy homecomings in recent Bremerton history will occur today at 1 p.m., when the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson returns from a six-month deployments to the Arabian Sea.

Johansen honored by Title 1 program

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:01PM

POULSBO — When she was in elementary school, Katie Johansen was so shy, and so embarrassed about her reading and writing skills, that she would hide her head in her arms when she wrote. But thanks to the national Title I program, Johansen learned to read, and write, and eventually, hold her head high.

Transportation efficiencies bill clears House

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:01PM

OLYMPIA ––The first transportation bill of the 2002 Legislative session, HB 2304, was approved on Friday by the House, which voted along party lines 51-46. Rep. Bev Woods (R), Poulsbo, expressed deep disappointment and voted against the bill which she felt was rushed through the approval process with virtually no bipartisan support.

Looking at a new face for city hall

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:01PM

POULSBO — The city staff may be moving on up, to the east side... next year if plans to create a brand new Poulsbo municipal campus go forward. The project, which has been in the conceptual stage for over a year, took a huge step Wednesday night as city council unanimously agreed to accept the final master plan and continue efforts to move city government offices from sites on Jensen Way, Hostmark Street and 8th Avenue to a single location on the corner of 7th Avenue and Iverson Way.

Ghost-written letters haunt supporters of the proposed charter

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:01PM

Two key leaders of a committee to advocate for a new Kitsap County charter resigned on Thursday, Jan. 17, over a controversy involving a letters to the editor campaign. Matt Ryan of Brownsville and Jim Martin of South Kitsap stepped down from the pro-charter Citizens for Better Representation committee late Thursday night.

Poulsbo expects to halve EDC request

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

POULSBO — The suggestion to cut Poulsbo’s 2002 Kitsap Regional Economic Development Council funding request Wednesday night came from an unexpected source. With uncertain economic times at hand, one of KREDC’s most vocal supporters and members, City Councilman Ed Stern, was the first to pipe up and propose that this year’s level of assistance remain at $15,000 instead of increasing to $30,000.

Ferry system wants to know public's opinion of 12.5 percent fare increase

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

Before a scheduled fare increase goes into effect, the ferry system will host a series of meetings to gather public opinion.

Bender sentenced to life in prison for Suquamish murder

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

DuWayne Bender pled guilty to the July murder of Suquamish resident Barbara Sneed. On Monday he received a sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole. During the sentencing hearing, Sneed’s family spoke about her loss.

County voters mull charter options

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

As mail-in ballots begin to arrive in Kitsap, so do the politics. The nonpartisan election concerning the style of county government has taken a decidedly political turn.

A new casino sign for the times

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

SUQUAMISH — After this weekend, motorists passing the Suquamish tribe’s Clearwater Casino can see what’s going on on the big screen. Workers were busy Thursday preparing the foundation for the new sign expected to be up this weekend. The sign is about 9-feet lower than the current sign and features new technology, Clearwater officials said.

Debates on county charter heating up

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:00PM

In a debate that seemed unlikely to change many minds, opponents of the proposed Kitsap County charter argued Thursday night that the document is a prescription for bad government, while supporters claimed it is the county’s chance to free itself from the shackles of a century-old system.

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