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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.


  • 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.

North Kitsap Letters to the Editor

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM

Letters from North Kitsap-area residents.

North Kitsap Letters to the Editor

  • May 31, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 3, 2008 at 3:43PM

Letters to the editor from North Kitsap residents.

Poulsbo fire chief: Thanks for supporting EMS levy

  • May 31, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 3, 2008 at 3:43PM

On behalf of the board of directors and the men and women of the Poulsbo Fire Department, I want to sincerely thank the citizens for their overwhelming support. Continuation of this EMS levy was an important part of our strategic planning process.

Mount Tahoma High sophomore is a track sensation

  • May 31, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 3, 2008 at 3:41PM

Ruby Roberts has made a habit out of physically assaulting running tracks throughout the state. Her latest victim, the Mount Tahoma High School’s track in Tahoma, fared no better than victims past. Roberts, a sophomore — yes, she’s only a sophomore — became the one to beat and the one who’s unbeatable all in the same day. During May 24’s 2A state track meet, she surpassed her own expectations with a jaw-dropping 1600-meter time of 4:59.76. She ran an entire mile in just a shade under five minutes.

No friendly skies left to fly

  • May 31, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 3, 2008 at 3:39PM

O, for the days of regulated airlines. Prices and routes were predictable. Airlines provided good customer service. They offered incentives to travel with them: free hot meals, pillows and blankets, unlimited free checked baggage. And that was for all flyers, including coach. Nowadays, that sounds like something from a fantasy, especially if one flies coach.

Spot anything odd? Pre-cancerous marks should be checked out early

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM

Years ago, I forget how many, but at least 20, someone gave me a picture they took of me and I was surprised to notice a brown spot about the size of a quarter on my cheek. It’s not that I hadn’t ever noticed it before but if it was becoming significant enough to catch the eye in a photograph, I figured I should look into it. I delved into the American Medical Association’s Family Medical Guide, where I learned I was sporting what’s called a pre-cancerous skin spot caused by over exposure to the sun many years ago.

North End power outage illustrates tech dependence

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM

A squirrel sent us back to the Stone Age on Monday morning. Yes, in this sophisticated society in which we are traveling to explore other planets, map the human genome and teach our children how to use computers before they can use the potty, a squirrel can still rock our world.

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