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An old spin on new telecom problems

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:51PM

POULSBO - Trying to plan for the future of telecommunications in Kitsap County isn't an easy feat. Just ask members of the Regional Telecom Committee. The group took an innovative approach to the problem of crystal balling such issues as telephone and Internet access this Thursday as they heard from retired Admiral Bruce Harlow on what it takes to create a successful communications coup. Harlow did just that in the mid-1980s when he spearheaded an effort to do away with long-distance telephone charges in Kitsap County. His efforts are pretty much the reason calls from Poulsbo to Kingston are free.

GUEST OPINION

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:51PM

Not all gifts come wrapped in paper

Volunteers testing the waters at Carpenter Creek

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:51PM

"KINGSTON - Braving the mud and the muck, about 20 Kingston residents ventured down to Carpenter Creek Saturday to test its waters. Concerned that the nearly three-mile creek is not as healthy as it should be, the group will start monthly testing at three different points on the creek. "

In Our Opinion

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:51PM

Where will you be when the lights go out?

ROAMIN' AROUND

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:51PM

"Have decided one of the best places to be in Kingston is in the near vicinity of the Post Office between about 11:15 a.m. and noon. Think everyone must show up there at this time. It took at least 45 minutes just trying to get back to my car after buying those pesky little one-cent stamps. What fun I thought, but next time I think I'll take a folding chair. "

NK Success succeeding in Poulsbo

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:51PM

"POULSBO - Through effort, experimentation and hard work, the NK Success program has lived up to its name at North Kitsap High School. The program allows students to meet with adult mentors once a month at the high school. It began four years ago, and was meant as a way to link high schoolers with adult community members. When the program began, it was different than it is now. "

Hansville man killed in house fire

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:51PM

"HANSVILLE - Lowell Quesnell, 77, lost his life Tuesday while trying to stop a stove fire from destroying the waterfront cabin he had owned for more than 40 years. He was a very generous, kind-hearted guy who spent his time looking out for everyone, his son Nick Quesnell said. "

City backs off selling parks

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:50PM

"POULSBO - Open space lovers can sleep a little bit easier tonight - Mitchusson Park and Forest Rock Hill Park are apparently here to stay. Two weeks after the Poulsbo Finance Committee made the declaration that it was considering the sale of the two sites, the group Wednesday night officially pulled the 3.06-acre Forest Rock Hill property off the possible list. They also agreed to go forward with a wetlands study of the 9.5-acre Mitchusson Park to determine how much of the land was fully usable. "

READER SOUND-OFF

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:50PM

"Do you have a view on a local issue you'd like to express? Sound-Off is a public forum. The views are the opinion of the writer, and not necessarily of the newspaper. "

Are all my friends going to be strangers

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:50PM

"The kitchen at my parents large Capitol Hill home was packed with people chatting, milling around and waiting to eat. The large table in the dining room had so many chairs and extensions that it almost stretched into the living room. My extended family had gathered - not for the first time - to bid one of its members a fond farewell as he threw off the bow line and set sail into the unknown. "

A community's prayer is answered

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:50PM

"African family returns to Eglon after 14 years. EGLON - When his emotions grew too powerful, the Rev. Anthony Sackor's words became sobs. These are tears of joy and tears of thanks, the Liberia native told friends who had gathered at the Eglon Community Center to celebrate an answered prayer. Earlier this month, the Sackors escaped war-torn Africa and reunited with their American-born daughter after seven years. You prayed for us, Sackor told the crowd Sunday. We are no different than all those who died in front of us. "

Tribes sue Washington to fix blocking culverts

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:50PM

"Suit challenges state to maintain and repair its sub-standard passages. It was only a matter of time. But when the first major lawsuit against the state concerning the revised Endangered Species Act was filed yesterday, pretty much everyone was caught off guard. The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Tuesday morning filed suit in Federal District Court against the State of Washington in an attempt to compel the Department of Transportation to repair and maintain culverts that hinder salmon passage. If we are to achieve our shared goal of salmon recovery, we must begin to meaningfully address the main cause of the salmon's decline, which is the loss and degradation of spawning and rearing habitat, explained Billy Frank, Jr. chairman of the NWIFC. This court action is a step in that direction. "

O'Hair tabbed as Mr. Viking

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:50PM

Trevor Pyle/Staff Photo Shawn O'Hair was selected as North Kitsap High School's Mr. Viking after a performance that included singing an original song.

Poulsbo eyes uncertain growth planning future

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:50PM

City advisory commission asks for helm on local sub-area plan.

Many pieces fit in bond puzzle

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:50PM

Trevor Pyle/ Staff Photo The crowded halls of North Kitsap High School would get some relief if the school district's proposed bond is approved by voters. A second high school would be built.

WHAT'S HAPPENING

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:50PM

"COMING UP There will be no school on Monday, Jan. 15. It is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. "

Letters 01/13/01

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:50PM

Dear Editor...

IN OUR OPINION

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:50PM

"Times have changed, or have they? "

COOPER'S TOWN

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:50PM

Daily doses of life's lesson's come from feline source.

Booking a huge crowd

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:50PM

"Joe Irwin/Staff Photos Mayor Donna Jean Brucecuts the ceremonial ribbon in front of the newly renovated building in Poulsbo while librarian Susan Lavin lends a hand to make sure all goes according to plan. (Next page) Kids enjoy good food, company and balloons before plunging into all the Valborg Oyen Library has to offer. This small group was joined by many others Sunday who absorbed not only the knowledge of the books on hand but their new surroundings as well. "

IN OUR OPINION

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:49PM

Who do we thank?

GETTING A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF LITTLE NORWAY

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:49PM

"This gull found the perfect perch in Poulsbo Thursday afternoon - a vantage point which provided a spectacular view of the entire bay area. Despite fowl weather earlier this week, local skies got some rare sunshine and warm temperatures. "

Tribal Treasurer talks about recall vote

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:49PM

"SUQUAMISH - Amidst allegations that she has lost her ability to lead the Suquamish Tribe as treasurer, Georgia George Rye plans to keep a positive outlook on the recall meeting set for one week from now. I plan to keep my chin up because I know I have not done anything wrong, she said. "

NKHS students rewarded for staying off drugs.

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:49PM

"Trevor Pyle/ Staff Photo Poulsbo Police's Nick Hoke has started NKCOPS, a program designed to help kids stay drug-free. The photos of drug-free kids are displayed proudly in the school. "

WHAT'S HAPPENING

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 5:49PM

" COMING UP Wednesday, Jan. 10 will be a half-day for all schools in the North Kitsap School District. It is an instructional improvement day. "

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