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Olympic College will bid Poulsbo branch

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:08PM

POULSBO — Poulsbo’s Olympic College branch campus has been skating on thin ice for the past several years. But, it seems that every time a proposal is about to fall through, supporters manage to avert disaster, execute an impossible leap and land the campus project safely on its feet.

Celebrate, it’s your Earth Day

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:08PM

Two groups in the North End are celebrating Earth Day today — the Miller Bay Citizens Action Group and Stillwaters Environmental Center. EcoFest will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stillwaters, 26059 Barber Cutoff Road.

Alvarado seeks Kitsap County Treasurer seat

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:08PM

POULSBO — Her experience with accounting pre-dates the advent of the home computer, but Paulette Alvarado has definitely changed with the times. After 25 years with the City of Poulsbo, though, Alvarado decided earlier this month that there would not be a twenty-sixth. Instead, the accounting manager has decided to take the advice of Washington State Treasurer Michael Murphy and seek Sharon Shrader’s soon-to-be-vacated position as Kitsap County Treasurer.

Hansville woman killed in car crash

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:08PM

DRIFTWOOD KEY — Maia Skeisvold, 68, of Hansville was killed and her husband critically injured when their car hit a power pole Thursday morning. The couple was Airlifted to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center with head injuries where Maia died later that afternoon. Austin, 75, is listed in critical condition.

Vikings crown their new queen

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:08PM

POULSBO — Dressed as a floured and somewhat frazzled baker, Alex Duchemin represented the finest Viking Fest has to offer. She later traded her chef’s hat for a crown. The sanctuary of Christ Memorial Church in Poulsbo erupted with cheers as Duchemin’s name was announced as the 2002 Miss Viking Fest.

Business up, no recession in Kitsap

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:08PM

While the economic health of other Puget Sound counties deteriorated and the state slipped into a recession last winter, Kitsap County remained strong, according to state Department of Revenue statistics released last week. “Other Puget Sound counties, such as King County, boomed bigger over the last decade, and now they are busting bigger,” said County Commissioner Chris Endresen. “Kitsap County is steadier in terms of employment and income.”

Community, art mesh at Old Kingston Hotel

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:08PM

KINGSTON — This spring the Old Kingston Hotel will become home to new artists and ideas. The Appletree Cove landmark, if all goes according to plan, will be transformed into a place where creativity, community and service combine.

Liberty Bay Trail off on right foot

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:08PM

POULSBO — Even City Engineer John Stephenson had to chuckle. “This is very exciting. Get on with it,” the citizen comment about the Liberty Bay Waterfront Trail read. But it wasn’t the tone that made the engineer smile.

Broadband inches closer to North Kitsap

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:08PM

Telecommunications in Poulsbo took two giant, high -speed steps forward this week. But the ultra-speedy, ultra-wide bands for computer communications are still stopped just short of your front door. On Wednesday night, the Poulsbo City Council unanimously approved a telecommunications master permit for the Kitsap Public Utilities (KPUD)district, effectively approving installation of a broadband fiber backbone that will wind its way through Poulsbo.

Fred Hill unveils pier plan

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:08PM

Poulsbo-based Fred Hill Materials announced innovative plans to build a four-mile conveyor belt that would haul gravel and sand from its Shine quarry to a marine pier on Hood Canal, where it would be shipped out. The proposed pier would be located about five miles south of the Hood Canal Bridge, and about 2 miles west of the Lofall ferry dock on the western shore of Hood Canal. The nearest Kitsap point would be the Edgewater Estates.

Suquamish’s Matlock finds art in odd places

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:08PM

SUQUAMISH — They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But if Edward Matlock has anything to say about it, beauty may be sitting unnoticed in the beholder’s basement.

KRCC votes to fund Internet study

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:08PM

City, county and tribal officials took the first formal baby step last week toward providing equal access to what is considered the fourth utility — broadband telecommunications — to Kitsap residents. “I am really excited about this,” said Kitsap County Commissioner Chris Endresen. “Government works best when we work together, and that’s what I see. I see all of these entities working toward the goal of clean economic development.”

Woods seeks second House term

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:07PM

Saying that she will continue to fight for Kitsap County’s ferry commuters, Rep. Beverly Woods, (R-Poulsbo), announced Friday that she will seek re-election to the State Legislature from the 23d District, which includes Bainbridge Island and north Kitsap County. “Nobody gets the raw deal that Kitsap County commuters do,” said Woods. “Too many people say that all we can do is increase the ferry fares. Somebody has to say enough is enough, hold the legislature’s feet to the fire and get them to fund the ferry system, our highways,” she said.

Dig deeper – your ferry trip will cost more starting May 12

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:07PM

With only minor tinkering, the state Transportation Commission Thursday unanimously approved ferry fare hikes averaging 12.5 percent, on top of last year’s 20 percent increases. The increases will take effect on May 12, the same day that peak-season fares begin. The combination will boost round-trip car-and-driver fares from the present from the current $16 to $22.50 during the summer on the Central Sound routes from Seattle to Bremerton and Bainbridge Island, and from Edmonds to Kingston.

Agate Pass Totem Pole removed for future art

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:07PM

SUQUAMISH — Motorists on Hwy. 305 Tuesday may have noticed the absence of the totem artwork some here have called an old friend. Department of Transportation crews Tuesday removed the Agate Pass Totem Pole near the intersection of Hwy. 305 and Suquamish Way. They disposed of the 40-year-old cedar carving at the Suquamish tribe’s request.

Little Norway eyes big rate increases

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:07PM

POULSBO — After being passed for years and years, the water and sewer rate buck will stop with the city council later this year — and none of its members are too happy about it. Faced with an inequitable rate system, which favors commercial ventures over residents and waste over conservation, the council realized Wednesday night that it must take action to rectify the situation. The fix won’t be easy and will mean higher costs for businesses if a recommended plan from Ed Cebron of Financial Solutions Consulting Group, Inc. and a special citizen advisory committee is accepted.

April meetings to shape ideas about new high school

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:07PM

KINGSTON — Ground won’t be broken for the new Kingston secondary school for another four years. No nail will be hammered, student bused, or doors opened until 2006. But the school will start to take shape this month.

Is the last-mile solution a few short inches away?

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:07PM

POULSBO — Like runners in a marathon, members of the Kitsap Regional Telecommunications Committee are discovering the “last mile” is definitely the most difficult — especially when it’s all uphill. The finish line will be in sight this summer, when the Public Utility District fiber-optic backbone is completed through the county, but the committee needs a second wind before businesses and residents can break the tape.

It’s official – Botkin seeks second term

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:07PM

County Commissioner Tim Botkin announced Thursday, March 28, that he would run for a second term this fall. “My work is not done,” the Chico Democrat said. “That’s the biggest reason” for seeking another four-year term.

Tim Ryan Construction builds on 45-year mark

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:07PM

POULSBO — Building. Tim Ryan has done it all his life in one form or another. But while the numerous structures, houses, offices and commercial enterprises are certainly important to the founder of the Poulsbo-based Tim Ryan Construction, the 69-year-old seemed more proud of the relationships he has maintained than the fact that his business has been around since Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the Oval Office.

Ferry fare hike decision due Thursday

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:07PM

State transportation officials will decide the latest round of ferry fare hikes at a meeting April 4 in Seattle. Public comment on the hikes — which average 12.5 percent, but are not uniform — brought few changes to the proposal, after a round of open meetings this past month, ferry spokesperson Pat Patterson said in a news release this week.

Crowd sobered by anti-drinking message at Kingston Jr. High

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:07PM

KINGSTON — When she was in junior high, Katie Buchanan never listened to anti-drinking messages. Friday morning, she travelled to Kingston Junior High so someone else might.

Poulsbo Fire crews rescue two from bay

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:07PM

LEMOLO — High winds and stormy seas shouldn’t have been enough to swamp Mike Bateman’s seasoned 37-foot fishing trawler in Ne-Si-Ka Bay Wednesday night, but they did. Bateman was at a loss for an explanation the next morning as he stood on the sandy shores of Lemolo with two salvaged, oil-stained wooden boxes full of computer and camera equipment that had gone down with the ship less than 24 hours before.

Wastewater arguments surface in Kingston

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:07PM

KINGSTON — For 10 years, Kingston has been involved in a tug of war by two opposite minded groups about a proposed wastewater treatment plant. It’s a hot topic because Kingston’s 25-year-old wastewater plant that serves about 600 families is failing and the community must build a new sewage treatment plant. According to Rick Gagnon, sewer utility manager for Kitsap County Public Works, the current wastewater plant, located in downtown Kingston, is on its last breath and is a virtual time bomb.

Poulsbo’s Captain Ed Shields ‘crosses the bar’

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:06PM

POULSBO — With his health continuing to deteriorate, Capt. Ed Shields knew he was close to “crossing the bar” last year. The long-time Poulsbo resident also knew that if he didn’t tell the tale of the hundreds of fishermen who had crossed before him, no one would. No one else could. When Shields finished the six-year effort, compiling a lifetime’s experience and knowledge of maritime history into his book, “Salt of the Sea: The Pacific Coast Cod Fishery and the Last Days of Sail,” it seemed a heavy burden had been lifted and his sails were ready to set for the last time. He died Thursday at the age of 86.

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