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Republican declares candidacy for North End commissioner seat

  • Jun 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 3:53PM

Romaine files $10 million claim against City

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 3:53PM

POULSBO — Grant Romaine, a former detective for the Poulsbo Police Department, has filed a $10 million notice of claim against the city of Poulsbo.

Fire up the fireworks

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 3:53PM

NORTH END — North End independence celebrations are just around the corner, but they certainly aren’t free from the economic woes plaguing the country.

SOP: ‘Save our pool!’

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 3:53PM

POUSLBO — Armed with signs of every size, shape and color, nearly 150 kids and adults marched through downtown Poulsbo Wednesday in support of the North Kitsap Community Pool.

Chocolate and espresso funding college dreams

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 3:53PM

POULSBO —?Peter Crabtree knew from a young age if he wanted money he had to work for it. And work for it he has, combining two of America’s deepest passions: chocolate and espresso.

City tosses metropolitan park district idea into mix

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 3:53PM

POULSBO — Time is ticking away for the North Kitsap Pool, and the city of Poulsbo took its first crack Wednesday night at trying to find a solution.

Calling all golfers! Tourney still has room

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 3:53PM

KINGSTON — Improving conditions for Kingston High School’s athletes relies on a continuous battle for funding. However, what the battle lacks in money it has in supporters.

Poulsbo Realtor running for county auditor

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 3:52PM

PORT ORCHARD — One of the last uncontested county races was filled on Wednesday, when Poulsbo Realtor John Clark declared his intention to oppose Walter Washington for the Kitsap County Auditor position.

Kitsap County boys soccer — the best of the best

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 11:08AM

F - Francisco Garcia, senior, Bremerton: Simply put, Garcia was a scoring machine. Tallying 17 goals, along with six assists, Garcia led the Olympic League in scoring as well as overall points (40). Lightening fast and a magician with the ball, Garcia punished nearly every team he faced, overcoming occasional double- and triple-team coverage to put points on the board.

Gas prices: Maybe we’re the problem

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 10:30AM

Gasoline now averages $4 a gallon. It is a level that most thought they would never see in their lifetime. And, it is expected to go higher – possibly to $5 per gallon by the end of the summer. The price hike has far exceeded any cost of living adjustments people get in their pay or retirement incomes. It is making it much harder for people to get by and causing many to cut back on things that make life enjoyable such as vacations, family outings, visits to family and friends. It is putting a big crimp in the national economy. People are now beginning to discover how much of our daily lives use petroleum-based products: roads, driveways and tennis courts that use asphalt; plastics in piping, containers and molds. It is a reliance on items that most cannot conceive of doing without. So, it begs the question – how far can this go before everything really goes south? Of course, if there are major changes in government policies on energy use and consumption and the public takes its blinders off by realizing it is a big part of the problem, then something can be done to avoid a calamity. The oil embargo/crisis of the 1970s could have been the turning point on putting the US onto the road of energy self-sufficiency. Instead, we blamed Carter and his seemingly unfeeling response to people not wanting to turn the heat down: “put on a sweater.” We wanted Reagan and his view that America can do no wrong and that whatever path we take, it is the right one. We didn’t need to conserve energy or look at requiring fuel-efficient cars. We should let the marketplace decide what we should have. If we wanted to drive fast in big heavy vehicles that consume gas, then so be it. What matter that oil is a finite resource and when it runs out, that’s it. Since it would not happen in the foreseeable future, why worry about it? Well, that time is approaching far more rapidly than anticipated. The energy consumption of China now rivals the United States and its economy is much stronger than ours at this point. The demand has exceeded the available supply and with the free market in action, prices have gone up dramatically. Just as the conclusion reached in “Who Killed the Electric Car?” pointed to all facets of society, so, too, can the culprits in the price hikes in gasoline and petroleum production be identified. The oil industry has been likened to a drug pusher by getting the United States hooked on gasoline for powering its transportation vehicles. Consumers have become heavy users, ever demanding bigger size and comfort over fuel-efficiency and smaller cars. Government policies have kowtowed to the automobile and energy industries, thereby stymieing any real progress in making the United States energy independent. For too long we have been told we can have whatever we want without any cost to ourselves. And, certainly, we don’t need to pay attention to what may happen in the future since that will be someone else’s problem, not ours. It is a selfish, self-serving approach to life that we are loath to give up.

Letters to the Editor

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM

According to our Washington State Constitution, “It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children ... .”

Third and Fourth of July not immune to funding ills

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM

Good grief. The North End’s biggest bashes of the year are in serious danger of being scaled back by epic proportions. Poulsbo’s Third of July and Kingston’s Fourth of July festivities — that’s 48 hours of community celebration — are both having quite a time fundraising this year.

Tobin, Seth win Joe Shandera Award

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM

POULSBO — Ashley Tobin and Tyler Seth, both graduating seniors at North Kitsap High School, were recently named the recipients of the 39th Joe Shandera Award.

School Briefs

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM

Seven Kingston High School students scored in the top 25 percent out of 46,000 high school students from across the nation who took the National Financial Literacy challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Marissa Bhatnagar, Kimmi Calkins, Mike Cornelius, Ryan Eggers, Kaitlin Ferland, Brittany Hernandez and Debra Simpson finished in the top 25.

When the shadows come out to play

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM

POULSBO — Why can three shadows be seen if only two lights are shining on a single object?

Funding for the fishes

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM

POULSBO — The second annual community Marine Science Center Fundraiser is hitting the streets of the Viking City today. Headquartered at and hosted by Liberty Bay Books on Front Street, the event will reel in funds for the center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Calendar

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM

FISHLINE SALE: The North Kitsap Fishline Food Bank is having a half-price sale from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. today at the thrift shop. All merchandise will be at least half-off. The Fishline Thrift Shop carries items such as office/household furniture, small decor, linens, kitchen, and clothing. Donations of quality used items are gladly accepted. All proceeds support the non-profit Fishline food bank and client services. Info: (360) 779-5190.

Babies are booming, and so is the population

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM

Editor’s note: The information and pictures for this story were compiled by the Poulsbo Historical Society.

Sports Briefs

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM

The camp is designed to introduce and improve the fundamentals for volleyball players of all levels.

Jackets readying for season opener

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM

BREMERTON — After preparing his team to take the field for the fourth time, Kitsap BlueJackets coach Matt Acker is still finding new challenges to overcome.

Greatness, thy name is Neil Peart

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 5, 2008 at 9:45AM

There’s something almost indescribable about being in the presence of greatness. And I have been in that presence.

Record-breaking Kingston sophomore track star leaves competitors with nowhere to run

  • May 31, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 3, 2008 at 3:51PM

Ruby Roberts crossed the final two finish lines of her sophomore year high school track season in awe-inspiring and record-shattering style. She’s Kingston High School’s first two-time state champion, for cross country and the 1600-meter, and proud owner of two impressive personal records.

North Kitsap Sports Briefs

  • May 31, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 3, 2008 at 3:48PM

Updates from sporting events in and around North Kitsap.

North Kitsap Sports Briefs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM

Quick updates from sports events in and around North Kitsap.

North Kitsap, Kingston high athletes recognized at awards banquets

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM

Student-athletes at both North Kitsap and Kingston high schools received nods of recognition this week. Fueled by the opening of Kingston, 38 sports teams competed, excelled and entertained local residents throughout the year. And as a way to recognize the student-athletes for their efforts and presence throughout the North End, two awards banquets were held last week.

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