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Poulsbo readies for summer of road and sewer work

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:04PM

POULSBO — For Poulsbo, the months of June, July, August and September might very well seem like the “endless summer” as it plods forward with construction projects that will eventually change several key locations in and around the city.

Funding for reading program at risk

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:04PM

KINGSTON — As part of the Washington Reading Corps program, North Kitsap second and third graders spend about 30 minutes a day turning pages and changing obstacles into knowledge. The program, which is offered at Wolfle and Breidablik, faces possible funding cuts from the state Legislature.

Simple majority fails by one vote in House

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:04PM

POULSBO — At least one North Kitsap school board member was disappointed by the Washington State House’s failure to pass a bill that might have have made it easier for voters to pass school levies.

Fishing for answers about new city hall

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

POULSBO — Mike Regis’ fishing trip for answers on the proposed Poulsbo municipal campus ended up at the wrong lake last Wednesday night and he managed to catch little more than ill feelings between himself, city staff and fellow council members.

Kitsap Quilters living in a material world

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

POULSBO — Like paintings at an art gallery, texture and colors in cloth were on display at Poulsbo Junior High. From Elvis to cats, these masterpieces, however, can be thrown over your shoulders or keep you warm while you sleep. Just more than 200 quilts were part of the Kitsap Quilter’s quilt show last weekend. Thousands visited the kaleidoscope of fabric to gather an eyeful of beauty and inspiration.

Telecom committee pushes for city ISPs

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

POULSBO — Describing Kitsap County’s telecommunications dilemma as a four-lane highway with no on ramps, Poulsbo City Councilman Ed Stern last Thursday said assistance was needed if the area was ever to bridge the “last-mile” gap between customers and begin creating additional family wage jobs. This help could come in the form of a “public sector solution” and possibly the “municipalization of Internet Service Providers.”

What you can do with those plastic milk cartons

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

POULSBO — North Kitsap residents can have their questions concerning changes the county plans to make in its recycling policy at a meeting to be held Friday, Feb. 22 in Poulsbo. Officials from Kitsap County Solid Waste Division and members of the solid waste advisory committee will hold a special meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Poulsbo library.

Poulsbo will delay Lincoln ‘solution’

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

POULSBO — With two huge street renovation projects looming on the horizon like a mushroom cloud, the city public works committee Wednesday night decided to postpone proposed Lincoln Rd. safety work and continue to review impacts of another unexpected bomb that came in the form of the Iverson Way extension.

Poulsbo hires PR expert for projects

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

POULSBO — The information superhighway will precede actual infrastructure. This seemed to be the concept Wednesday night when the public works committee unanimously agreed to hire Leslie Demich of Olympia as the primary public information source for two huge projects that will snare Poulsbo’s Front Street traffic for the majority of the spring and summer.

School district dives into pool remodeling

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

The North Kitsap School District board of directors approved spending $2.8 million toward the remodeling of the community swimming pool at Thursday night’s meeting. The pool, plagued in recent years by moisture and mold problems in the building’s shell, will undergo a significant remodeling—with even more improvements to be made than the district first anticipated, thanks to a favorable bid climate and an improvement in state matching funds.

Let the games begin at Point No Point

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

LITTLE BOSTON — The new carpet smell still dominated the air. The lights glowed. The game screens blinked. The neon was paled only in comparison to the beaming faces of casino and tribe officials. Welcome to “a new era” in gaming in the North End.

A night to remember with daddy’s little girl

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

POULSBO — Red velvet, Mary Janes, tiaras, satin gowns and a bond that is like no other — that’s what daddy/daughter dances are made of. More than 300 dads and their dates gathered at the North Kitsap High School gymnasium for the ninth annual Daddy/ Daughter Dance Saturday.

City won’t charge for delinquent utility bills

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

POULSBO — The checks were in the mail, really. But somewhere on the way from point A to point B there was an unscheduled drop off at point C. Confused?

Voters likely to decide if gas tax will go up

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

The recent embarrassing financial disclosures by tax-initiative king Tim Eyman appear not to have diminished the chances he will get the public vote he demanded on a statewide transportation plan. “There is no less of an appetite for a public vote on a state transportation revenue package,” Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, said just days after Eyman admitted to paying himself to work on his Permanent Offense initiative campaigns.

Commuters could pay less to ride the ferry

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

Beginning next week, Central Sound ferry users will get a chance to sound off on proposed fare increases at a series of workshops. The increases, proposed by the Tariff Policy Committee, average 12.5 percent. But the increases are not uniform. Some uses will see greater hikes, while daily commuters will see the possibility of an actual price decline.

Voters turn down the charter

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

It wasn’t a controversial proposal to implement district-only balloting that killed the proposed new Kitsap County charter, former freeholders and members of the pro-charter Committee for Better Representation said Tuesday night. It wasn’t a plank to create a new county executive, either, or a provision for nonpartisan elections.

Something’s afoot with foot ferry

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

KINGSTON — When the going gets tough, the tough go to Whidbey Island. A group of about 20 Kitsap County and Kingston representatives headed for Freeland Friday morning on a foot ferry fact-finding mission.

Former manager files grievance against port

  • Feb 9, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 6:03PM

POULSBO — “I’m not going to sit on my laurels,” former Port of Poulsbo manager Barbara Waltz said Thursday, two weeks after being terminated from her position via a unanimous commissioner vote. Calling the decision “wrongful,” Waltz addressed claims leveled against her at meetings on Jan. 17 and Jan. 24 with a point-by-point grievance statement this week. The former manager noted that while she was following port procedure by responding to the commissioners’ charges, the elected trio did not follow their own policy concerning employee infractions.

Babe Ruth team honored in Olympia

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

POULSBO — Months after becoming the third-best 14-year-old team in the country, the North Kitsap Babe Ruth team received one more honor. The team made its way to Olympia Friday and was honored by State Sen. Betti Sheldon, who read a resolution honoring the team on the Senate floor.

Poulsbo sewage route gets another big pump

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

LEMOLO — It’s already taken two huge punches on the nose, but whether Richard Best’s appeal of the adequacy of environmental statements concerning a plan to increase trans-Liberty Bay raw sewage flows from Poulsbo to Brownsville will stay down for the count has yet to be determined. For the second time in as many months, Best and members of the Lemolo Citizens Club received disheartening news from Kitsap County Hearings Examiner Stephen Causseaux, Jr. Their appeal of the Kitsap County’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for the central Wastewater Facilities Plan has been denied again

Kingston community center undergoes changes

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

KINGSTON — The community center will be the center of attention tonight at the Kingston Citizen’s Advisory Committee meeting.

Voters reject home rule charter

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:02PM

Early returns:No: 54.91 percent, Yes: 45.09

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.

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