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Miller Bay Road lights keep traffic flowing

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:27PM

KINGSTON ­— After long waits, frustrating commutes and road project after road project, North Kitsap residents can again easily use the Miller Bay Road corridor. All three sets of traffic lights promised by the Kitsap County Public Works Department have been installed with a little updated technology.

When students speak, Inslee listens

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:27PM

KINGSTON — He may be a congressman with a degree in economics from the University of Washington, but U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee (D—Bainbridge Island) is still wrangling for high school credits. On his first trip to the brand-new Kingston High School on Monday, Inslee was wide-eyed and suitably impressed with the new facility, its staff and its bells and whistles — and just a tad fixated on the “bouncing cheese” in the cafeteria.

Salmon programs receive financial boost in 2008

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:27PM

In late December, the Suquamish Tribe and Kitsap County received good news in the form of two grants from the Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board to help preserve salmon habitats in the North End.

Tastes of Taprock served in February

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:27PM

POULSBO — The burning mystery of just what constitutes a taprock has inspired some highly creative guesses since it was announced Taprock Northwest Grill was to replace Mitzel’s American Kitchen, a beloved Poulsbo Village establishment destroyed in a May 2006 fire.

WSDOT decides on temporary dock

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:27PM

HOOD CANAL — Floating an idea to work with Olympic Property Group to utilize its proposed 230-foot dock in Port Gamble for the six-week Hood Canal Bridge closure in 2009, the Washington State Department of Transportation has decided to move forward with its own temporary pier plan. Department officials had been waiting to see if OPG’s project would get permitted before the end of 2007, and because it didn’t, will now implement its own proposal to meet the closure deadline.

Precious property for sale in Poulsbo

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:27PM

POULSBO — Briana Reber remembers childhood escapades spent frolicking through the crabapple trees of Mitchusson Park, a 9.5-acre undeveloped and nearly unheard of nature hideaway within Poulsbo’s city limits. At the end of Second Avenue, the farm — once the residence of the Klingle family — was a place Reber went to interact with the wide world of the outdoors that included curious salamanders and tall tree branches.

Kingston’s West Sound Academy grad Oxford bound

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:27PM

Ranger School will have to wait for Jason Crabtree. For now. The 2004 graduate of West Sound Academy recently was named as a Rhodes Scholar, earning an opportunity to study abroad at Oxford University in England for two years.

Poulsbo builds into 2008

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:27PM

POULSBO — While new homes spring up in Poulsbo like the colorful cutouts of a pop-up book, much of the commercial development around town has slowed for the time being. But that doesn’t mean changes aren’t still in the works, as some of the city’s most rapidly developing areas continue to burgeon into full-fledged business and shopping districts.

Fiddlers now have one-stop shopping

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:27PM

POULSBO — Despite spending the first few days of the year dealing with the clutter and chaos of changing locations, Peninsula Violin Co. owner Steve Mueller said he’s still as crystal clear on the reasons for starting the shop as he was a year and a half ago when it first opened its doors on Jensen Way. Providing instruments, training, music and general support to teachers and musicians has always been his goal.

Poulsbo chief to make changes

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:26PM

POULSBO — Poulsbo Police Chief Dennis Swiney is ready to move on — learned lessons in hand — the week after the city of Poulsbo released a report alleging Detective Grant Romaine’s improper computer queries and harassment of women, a situation raising questions about the police force’s integrity.

Ex-rocket scientist hopes civic help just what ferries need

  • Jan 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:26PM

HANSVILLE — Making changes to Washington State Ferries, including to its operations and business plan, could take several rocket scientists dedicating all their brain power to the complete the task. One has already joined the Kingston Ferry Advisory Committee, and is hoping her efforts will assist in the overhaul the residents say the system desperately needs.

Tim Ryan Construction builds to 50-year milestone

  • Jan 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:26PM

POULSBO — Fifty years ago, Tim Ryan began an odd job remodeling a neighbor’s kitchen in Kirkland. Little did he know at the time, that odd job was the first of what would become many building gigs in his career.

Kingston group gets behind Port Townsend ferries

  • Jan 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:26PM

KINGSTON — During the Tuesday afternoon meeting of the Downtown Kingston Association, discussion turned from Kingston’s downtown to another ferry community and how success there could lead to more opportunities for passenger-only ferry service in the North End.

Living the eternal dream

  • Jan 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:26PM

KEYPORT — Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of a nation where his four children “would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” King’s eternal dream of equality for all men and women may be in the near future, but society still has a way to go, said Rosalund Jenkins.

New leader brings a fresh face to Fishline

  • Jan 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:26PM

POULSBO — It was just one of those serendipitous things, Karen Timken said. Becoming North Kitsap Fishline’s newest executive director, that is. A retired teacher with 21 years of marketing instruction under her belt, and a resume boasting visual merchandising and retail management experience, the Central Kitsap native wasn’t looking for the Fishline job. But she’s certainly glad to have found it.

911 Briefs

  • Jan 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:26PM

West Sound Academy kids get their hands dirty

  • Jan 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:26PM

POULSBO — Budding biologists have found a home in West Sound Academy’s watershed studies class, a course that crosses curriculum boundaries and teaches students to appreciate the outdoors. On a recent field trip indicative of what the class does, the students visited Bainbridge Island and got their hands dirty by pulling in seine nets to find sea creatures that were identified, measured and counted.

Poulsbo youth bring past to life

  • Jan 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:26PM

POULSBO — It was a meeting with two councils Wednesday night in Poulsbo’s City Hall. Two mayors and even two clerks were on hand, as the usual contingent of mid-week politicians was joined by a young, but historical, cast.

Dino Rossi stumps in Poulsbo

  • Jan 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:26PM

POULSBO — Gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi drummed up support in Poulsbo during a campaign stop Thursday afternoon. The Republican, who served in the state Senate from 1997 to 2003, visited the Acupuncture and Wellness Center PS on Eighth Street, then dropped by the North Kitsap Herald office to talk politics.

100 years in the making

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:26PM

POULSBO — It was some kind of miracle. Saturday the Sons of Norway on Poulsbo’s Front Street was a simple Norwegian lodge no longer. For one day, it was much more.

Publisher names new editor

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:26PM

POULSBO — Donna Etchey, publisher of the North Kitsap Herald, has named Celeste Cornish as the newspaper’s new editor. Cornish has been with the Herald since November 2007, covering the North Kitsap School District and sports.

School board hammers out details with consultant

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:26PM

POUSLBO — The community will have a say in what characteristics are important in a new North Kitsap School District superintendent. Cascade Consulting Group will host community forums, each with a different target audience, the last week in January (see list). The forums were set in the letter of agreement the board of directors approved at the Jan. 10 regular meeting.

Summerset development greeted with support

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:26PM

POULSBO — When picturing the usual response to a new development in town, images come to mind of unhappy citizens with ruined backyard views or lackluster enthusiasm for increased roadways near their homes. Reverse that image.

No omelets on the menu

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:25PM

POULSBO — It’s set for a grand opening next month, but there’s one community niche Taprock Northwest Grill won’t be filling as a replacement for Mitzel’s American Kitchen, which was destroyed in a May 2006 fire. That niche? Breakfast, with a side order of conversation.

Vets facing blindness now have local assistance working to shed light

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:25PM

KINGSTON — Imagine only being able to see a dark blur where a friend’s, son’s, daughter’s or teacher’s face should be. The blur radiates out, smudging into color and eventually, in the peripheral vision, everything becomes clear.

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