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Authorities nab elusive burglary suspect

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:16PM

PORT ORCHARD – The elusive burglary suspect Christopher Berg, 23, is finally behind bars. Berg, a suspect in the North End burglaries that plagued the area for months, was arrested Wednesday night on the 16000 block of State Highway 305 in Poulsbo, said Scott Wilson, public information officer for the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Department.

Poulsbo could partner with KPUD to meet water demands

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

POULSBO — Changes could be on tap when it comes to water service for some Poulsbo residents. In an effort to meet a growing demand, the Poulsbo Public Works Department is now conceptualizing a possible partnership between the city and the Kitsap Public Utilities District (KPUD).

Poulsbo could partner with KPUD to meet water demands

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

From big rigs to heavy machinery, RVs to boats, and even farm fields to grocery store shelves, daily lives run on fuel consumption. With gas and oil prices still sitting top-heavy, many are discovering tricks of the trade to save pennies while fueling up for work and play.

Whistle while you weed

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

POULSBO — Gloves? Check. Gardening tools? Check. Comfortable shoes, a bottle of water and an arsenal of elbow grease ready to be put to good use? Check, check and check. The Centennial Park citizens committee is getting its work party started, and Poulsbo residents are invited to drop by.

Vinland Elementary PE students are makin’ WAVES

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

POULSBO — They juggle. They do tricks with jump ropes. They ride unicycles. But above all, they entertain. They’re the 93 members of the Wonderfully Athletic Vinland Elementary Students (WAVES) team. On Tuesday afternoon in Vinland’s gym the WAVES team treated more than 100 students and parents to a circus of sorts. The team also repeated its performance at 6:30 p.m.

Kingston residents feel like ‘cash cows’

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

KINGSTON — Kingston residents turned up in droves March 24 to speak out against being made cash cows for the Washington State Ferries. The discussion occurred during a public meeting with WSF officials at the Kingston Yacht Club. It stems from rumors of a surcharge during peak commute times.

Harrison nurse becomes second-in-command

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

BREMERTON — Patty Cochrell’s father always asked her when she was going to become a hospital’s chief operations officer (COO). Although Malcolm McPhee did not live to see the day his daughter became Harrison Medical Center’s COO and executive vice president, Cochrell knows her dad is proud of her.

Visitors leave their mark at Clearwater

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

SUQUAMISH — An alleged identity thief learned the hard way that staying at a Holiday Inn Express doesn’t always make you smarter. A group of three out-of-towners were busted at the Clearwater Casino on March 25 after surveillance videos caught the team using other people’s credit cards to buy and cash out casino gift certificates for quick money. In addition to those already arrested, authorities are also looking for two others associated with the ring with the nicknames of “Homey” and “Chip.”

State Route 305 project to continue through fall ’08

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

POULSBO — State Route 305 has been a route of change since construction to widen the thoroughfare began in August 2006. At its orange-coned peak the road became the root of many driver’s frustration. But the project originally slated to wrap up last fall is now heading out of winter hibernation and into its final leg, and the Washington State Department of Transportation is saying this October construction will finally be complete.

Medicaid residents must find new homes

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

POULSBO — Elaine Vaughn never thought she’d be facing the dilemma she is today. Her 94-year-old mother, a nine-year Liberty Shores Assisted Living Retirement Community resident, is about to be out of a home. And she isn’t the only one.

The voice heard ’round Nashville

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:15PM

KINGSTON — In the Roslington home, big bay windows open up to a view of rain falling on the Puget Sound. Lightning flashes in the windows while thunder booms and rumbles the house. But it’s all in vain.

Cleaning up our streams

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:14PM

A single bare-boned Coho carcass sits on top of the rocks and sediment washed into lower Johnson Creek. The spinal cord is a symbolic and lingering reminder of storm-caused devastation to last year’s salmon run. Patrick Allen and other members of Trout Unlimited, a national organization supporting cool water fisheries, aided in the creek cleanup March 27, making it more inhabitable for local trout and salmon.

Amy Stadshaug crowned Miss Poulsbo 2008

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:14PM

BREMERTON — Poulsbo native Amy Stadshaug is royalty once again. Stadshaug was crowned Miss Poulsbo Saturday evening as last year’s Miss Poulsbo, Alex Duchemin, passed the title at the Miss Poulsbo/Miss Kitsap Scholarship Pageant in Bremerton. “It’s a feeling I can’t even begin to describe,” Stadshaug said after winning the title. “It’s an honor. It’s an honor, to say the least.”

West Sound Academy sixth-grader to be a published author

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:14PM

POULSBO — Tess Schorn, a West Sound Academy sixth-grader, dreams of being an author when she grows up. However, 12-year-old Tess didn’t have to wait until she’s all grown up to accomplish her life’s ambition.

Amy Stadshaug crowned Miss Poulsbo 2008

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:14PM

t Poulsbo native will represent her hometown during ’08.

State Route 305 project to continue through fall ’08

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:14PM

t Final overlay expected to occur this summer.

Fare thee well, Karen Flynn

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:14PM

t Dignitaries gather to give retiring county auditor a final sendoff.

Free educational video to instill a love of nature in students

  • Apr 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:14PM

POULSBO — Kitsap County residents can’t live without the environment, so they must learn to live with it.

Pain at the Pump: Nonprofits’ pockets are being pinched

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:14PM

Raelena Rodriquez’s office is a hopping place these days. The client services advocate for the North Kitsap Fishline finds her time is in shorter supply as rising gas prices drive more people into her office. While a bigger chunk of the Average Joe’s budget is shifted to their fuel tank, some are forced to turn to local food banks to put meals on the table.

Annexation put on ‘pause’

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:14PM

POULSBO — Two proposed annexations were shelved by the Poulsbo City Council Wednesday night. And along with them, two public hearings. More than 50 concerned citizens packed the city council chambers, many of them hoping to speak regarding one of two patches of Urban Growth Area (UGA) up for inclusion in the city.

Lighting the way

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:13PM

HANSVILLE — In the winter of 1879, the 27-foot tall lighthouse at Point No Point was still incomplete. There was no lens or lantern to guide ships passing through Admiralty Inlet and there were no glass panes to protect the inside of the tower from the storms. For three months, John S. Maggs, the first light-keeper, braved the wind and rain pounding the tower to hold up a household lantern to light the way for passing vessels.

Marine Science Center loses funding

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:13PM

POULSBO — It seems one Liberty Bay educational institution simply can’t catch a break. The Poulsbo Marine Science Center, an aquarium with a set of classrooms and a floating lab for area students, saw $100,000 in much-needed state funding pulled after Gov. Christine Gregoire’s Tuesday veto.

Kingston businesses need local traffic, parking

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:13PM

KINGSTON — Downtown Kingston businesses can’t survive off revenue generated solely from travel and tourism, said Pete Sullivan, associate planner for Kitsap County Department of Community Development (DCD). “It doesn’t pay the rent.” Businesses need repeat and local customers to generate and revive the downtown area, Sullivan said. This is one of the goals expressed in the sub-area planning project run by joint efforts between the DCD, Kingston Citizen’s Advisory Council and public input.

Depression drives headlines, human nature in last half of 1928-33

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:13PM

The information and photos in this story were compiled by the Poulsbo Historical Society.

Dog Speak 101: Communicating with man’s best friend

  • Apr 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:13PM

One night, dog trainer Dianne Canafax awoke to her dog Roofus’ insistent barking and whimpering. It was uncommon behavior for Roofus, but in her sleepy state, Canafax said she thought he was just being “a pill.”

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