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Committee agrees on Kingston park plan

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:54PM

"KINGSTON - The Kingston Citizens Advisory Committee, once split on the proposed location of a new community center, has agreed that splitting community center functions is the best solution. The decision came at a specially scheduled meeting Wednesday specifically intended to hash out the Village Green park plan. "

"Hey Poulsbo, keep us out of this one"

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:54PM

"POULSBO - I regret putting you in the dark. Hopefully by the time you leave you still won't be in the dark, planning commission chairman Barry Babcock explained to a packed house at Vinland Elementary School just prior to beginning a public hearing on Poulsbo's proposed Urban Growth Area. The lights, Babcock said, had been turned off Thursday night to reduce noise in the cafeteria and allow the 120 people in attendance to be heard. He shouldn't have worried about that. "

"City seeks $100,000 grant for bayside land"

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:54PM

"POULSBO - Faced with the possibility of losing 12 acres of potential park land near Dogfish Creek to development, Poulsbo is working every angle it can to raise the $1.04 million needed to buy the property. "

Ivy 'takes a pulling' during park clean-up

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:54PM

"POULSBO - Helping hands converged on American Legion Park Saturday and yanked, pulled, dug and cut enough poison ivy, sticker bushes and weeds to fill a dumpster. The spring clean-up was deemed a success by Wayne Hill of the Poulsbo Tree Board, who thanked the 20 or so volunteers for their work on beautifying the site. Crews have been working on and off at the park for over a year now, pulling weeds and ivy to help native vegetation and trees recapture their glory. "

City looks to improve performance measures

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:54PM

"POULSBO - Much like the How's my driving? bumper stickers that adorn vehicles around the nation, Poulsbo wants to find out How're we doing? City council met with several department heads Wednesday night to discuss whether or not Little Norway's government services were making the grade. In June 1999, Poulsbo adopted eight goals and implemented performance measures as a way to gauge whether the city is making any headway in hitting its own bull's eye. While there have certainly been huge steps toward improving the growth plan, encouraging economic development, efficiently using revenues and creating financial stability, supporting parks, providing basic services, providing professional customer service and enhancing education, council agreed that department heads should provide better progress reports to the elected body. "

Enjoying the comforts of home again

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:54PM

POULSBO - Driving 700 miles across country is no picnic - especially when it's across a foreign desert in temperatures that would have the Devil himself reaching for a glass of cool lemonade. But those are the conditions that Gordon and Judy Buehler of Poulsbo spent several weeks in February and March enduring as they made their way across India to assist locals in the earthquake-stricken town of Gujarat.

Poulsbo OC campus still in limbo

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:54PM

"POULSBO - The future of Poulsbo's Olympic Campus branch campus is still somewhat uncertain, and a cause of great concern to Poulsbo Mayor Donna Jean Bruce, Poulsbo City Councilmembers and Olympic College President Karl Jonietz. The cause for concern is a delay by Olhava project developer First Western Construction in beginning work on the project infrastructure. "

Mayor vs. manager draws few

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:54PM

"POULSBO - Judging by the generous supply of cookies available, organizers expected a much larger crowd than the dozen people who came Saturday to the Sons of Norway to discuss Poulsbo's possible change from mayor to city manager. Those who did invest an hour were treated to a lively discussion. Community members received complete, factual answers to questions about how Poulsbo would function under a different form of government if voters approve the ballot measure on May 15. "

NK schools slate Drug-Free Week

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:54PM

"POULSBO - Next week is Drug-Free Week throughout the North Kitsap School District. The district has planned several activities for the week, which has been held since 1991. The purpose is to warn kids about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse and to offer healthy alternatives, said Gayl TenEyck, who is coordinating the event for the district. Two of the days, she said, are focused on emphasizing reading and relationship-building, two activities that can help ward off substance abuse. "


  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:54PM

How much protection is too much?

Library contractor adds slander to suit

  • Apr 11, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:54PM

"POULSBO - After upping the ante on its $130,000 lawsuit against Poulsbo earlier this year, library contractor Flag Construction of Kent last week filed a claim accusing city engineer John Stephenson of slander. The action is the latest in a string of complaints the agency has issued since accepting the $1.3 million contract in November 1999 and puts an exclamation mark on months of misunderstanding between the city and Flag. "

Mayor or manager debate to go public

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:53PM

POULSBO - Should Poulsbo continue with its current mayor-council government or would a council-manager status be better suited as the city looks to the future? This is what the people of Little Norway will have to decide on May 15 when the talk over the two forms of government ends and the mail-in voting begins.

County to answer on Angeline

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:53PM

SUQUAMISH - Area residents have some questions about what Kitsap County's role is in a proposed housing project near Angeline Avenue. A meeting has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Suquamish Congregational Church to answer those questions and address concerns.

"Poulsbo Place, city seek middle ground"

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:53PM

"POULSBO - It's been nearly seven months since city council ended a lengthy discussion process and granted Security Properties, Inc. approval to begin construction on the first phase of Poulsbo Place. From the word go houses began springing out of the dirt seemingly overnight in the brand new neighborhood along Jensen Way. "

North Kitsap students take bite from Big Apple

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:53PM

"POULSBO - Ah, New York. The streets are safe, the Statue of Liberty is small, and the celebrities are friendly and accessible. Doesn't sound right? It does to four North Kitsap High School students and one advisor who recently visited the Big Apple during a conference at Columbia University. "

Kingston foot ferry hopes sink

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:53PM

"KINGSTON - The closest Kingston commuters will get to the Clipper III this October is watching it from the shore as it makes its way to Victoria. Disappointment rippled through the north end community Wednesday after Clipper Navigation, Inc. officials announced they had withdrawn a request for a temporary certificate to provide passenger only service from Kingston to Seattle. If approved service would have started Oct. 1. "

Suquamish Tribe elects two new officers

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:53PM

"SUQUAMISH - In its annual election held Sunday, the Suquamish Tribe voted in a new vice chairman and treasurer. It's good for the Tribal Council. It's a breath of fresh air, said Wayne George, Suquamish Tribal Council member. Linda Holt replaced incumbent Merle Hayes as vice chairman while Rob Purser defeated incumbent Georgia George Rye for treasurer. "

Coalition to file ESA suit against Bangor

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:53PM

BANGOR - Plans to upgrade nuclear weapons at Naval Subase Bangor ran into familiar but turbulent waters last week when a 60-day notice was filed claiming that the renovation of the base for the Trident II D-5 missile upgrade violates the Endangered Species Act.

EnviroStars shining bright in Poulsbo

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:53PM

"POULSBO - Blue flags dotted the landscape at the Don Baskins' place on Little Valley Road Sunday morning. At each flag, a hole was to be dug. And in each hole, a tree or shrub was to be planted. There were 840 flags in all, but the 40 or so volunteers that had arrived on the scene were definitely up to the task. "

Quake costs still unknown

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:53PM

"Kitsap County's Department of Emergency Management is still trying to count the cost of damages from last week's Ash Wednesday earthquake, said the agency's director, Phyliss Mann. There are no monetary figures yet, we haven't even gotten that far. Probably for public and government buildings it will be close to $1 million, Mann said. "

City Council now on your TV

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:53PM

"POULSBO - If you air it, will they watch? This is exactly what Poulsbo City Council will be finding out later this year as their meetings enter local homes via Bremerton Kitsap Access Television. The decision to televise the often lengthy sessions came after some discussion and a final 4-2 vote on the matter with council members Jackie Aitchison, Connie Lord, Mike Regis and Ed Stern for and councilmen Dale Rudolph and Jeff McGinty against. Councilman John Henry was absent. "

Kitsap farms practice conservation without government regulation

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:53PM

"Though 50 years old, the Kitsap Conservation District is considered a breath of fresh air among the hundreds of farmers and ranchers currently living in Kitsap County. Especially since at least a few say they've felt stifled and overwhelmed by an ever-increasing number of county land-use regulations that are, in large part, a direct response to the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) guidelines or water-quality concerns as a whole. "

Kitsap ferry riders rally in Olympia -- to few ears

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:53PM

"OLYMPIA - Hundreds of ferry-dependent commuters from Kitsap County, and Vashon Island crowded the Capitol steps Thursday for the 2001 Ferry Rally. They had boarded three boats that shuttled them from Kitsap County to the Olympia marina. From the marina, they walked uphill toward the Capitol campus, toting signs that called for action. Rally attendants met with Kitsap County legislators who said they are up to the task at hand. "

The show goes on for all at Jewel Box Theatre

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:53PM

"POULSBO - After a much-touted grand opening, there was some question earlier this week as to whether or not the show would go on again at the new Jewel Box Theatre. Poulsbo Players held their first performances of Wrong Turn at Lungfish last weekend but, according to Mayor Donna Jean Bruce, did so in violation of city code. "

Sharing a lifetime of love

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:53PM

"POULSBO - She was a freshman - a member of the Junior League and in the school play. He was a senior, on the baseball team and played saxophone in the school band. It was love at first sight. The year was 1928. "

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