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Libraries pass on November ballot

  • Jul 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:35AM

The Kitsap County Regional Library system has decided against asking the voters for additional funding this year in the wake of the defeat of a similar request in May. “We thought about going on to the November ballot,” said KRL Director Jill Jean, “but we needed more time to talk to the public about the value of libraries and what people want to see in their libraries.”

DOD proceedings frustrate property owners

  • Jul 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:35AM

Two rows of hard hats lined the public audience seats at City Hall on Wednesday evening as the Port Orchard City Council held another meeting to study the Downtown Overlay District.
Web Extra: See a draft of the proposed Downtown Overlay District.

Fire district merger talk heating up

  • Jul 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:35AM

It won’t be easy, but South Kitsap Fire and Rescue officials seem to think there would be enough potential benefits to make officially joining forces with Bremerton’s and Central Kitsap’s fire departments worthwhile.

Summer school keeps kids up to speed educationally

  • Jul 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:35AM

While most campuses sit silent through the summer months, Sidney Glen Elementary is enjoying the bustle and hum of students filling the classrooms through a number of different activities, with almost every summer program taking place there.

City rejects Transportation Benefit District

  • Jul 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:35AM

The Port Orchard City Council members on Monday discussed — but opted not to embrace — the possibility of pursuing a now-available option to impose a transportation benefit district without a public election.

Rude ferry line behavior can result in a fine

  • Jul 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:35AM

Impolite ferry riders could start collecting more than just angry looks or gestures this week as a new state law took effect making some bad behavior of motorists waiting for boats actually against the law.

Counselors fight substance abuse threat

  • Jul 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:35AM

Substance abuse among Kitsap County’s youth is nearly out of control, authorities say — and those fighting the battle think it could get worse before it gets any better.

County plans 2009 levy lift

  • Jul 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:35AM

The Kitsap County commissioners took the question of budget cuts to the next level this week, repeating the assertion that a voter-approved tax increase would be necessary in order to maintain current service levels.

SK woman still critical after being hit in wheelchair

  • Jul 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:34AM

A South Kitsap woman remains hospitalized in Seattle nearly two weeks after being struck by a car while riding in her wheelchair last month. Patricia J. Lange, 82, was still listed in critical condition Monday afternoon, according to a spokeswoman at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Officers slinging food, drinks this weekend

  • Jul 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:34AM

While police officers are used to “serving and protecting,” this Saturday a few of Port Orchard’s finest will be focusing solely on the serving part. Sgt. Jason Glantz of the Port Orchard Police Department said Saturday’s lunch and dinner services at Amy’s on the Bay will feature several of his fellow officers as “celebrity waiters” at the downtown eatery.

4-H camp marks 50 years

  • Aug 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:34AM

Fifty years ago, camping usually meant sleeping on the ground, using a flashlight to find the bathroom — if there was one — and cooking only the simplest of meals on a fire.

Drug court turns addicts' lives around

  • Aug 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:34AM

The Kitsap County commissioners’ chambers have never been this full, even for discussions about NASCAR or the comprehensive plan. But on July 27, 13 people graduated from Kitsap County Drug Court with friends, relatives and alumni cramming the room to cheer them on. As each graduate was called to the microphone for a brief testimonial, his or her booking mugshot was projected on 20-foot screen to show where they were not so long ago.

School board refinanances bond loan

  • Aug 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:34AM

With the failed school bond several months past and another attempt several months — perhaps more than a year — away, the South Kitsap School District had a few more lose ends to tie up Wednesday evening at its regular board meeting.

Mayor hopefuls face off at rotary meeting

  • Aug 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:34AM

The South Kitsap Rotary Club on Thursday held another debate between the three candidates vying for the elected position of Mayor of Port Orchard. Kathleen Dolan-Bowes, Lary Coppola and Tom Saunders each answered questions from the Rotary and three submitted from the Independent. Much of the discussion focused on Port Orchard’s downtown core, where the candidates all see the need for serious improvement.
Web Extra: See a video clip of the debate. The candidates explain their role if elected Mayor, and how they would work with the Port Orchard City Council to make policy change.

Free lunch. lessons, a hit with youngsters

  • Aug 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:34AM

If you’re trying to serve kids a little knowledge with their nutrition, chicken nuggets in the shape of dinosaurs are a good option — they combine protein with a possible lesson about prehistoric animals.

County proposes plan to increase car tabs to pay for roads

  • Aug 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:34AM

The Kitsap County Commissioners are considering a proposal to raise car license fees in selected areas in order to fund specific road projects.

Saddle Club launches first horse challenge

  • Aug 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:34AM

Even as a horse person herself, Port Orchard resident Rena Boyer-Beller was surprised to learn that Kitsap County has the most horses per capita in the state.

Fire District staff endorses merger

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:34AM

After carefully reviewing a 250-page report on the feasibility of combining forces with two nearby neighbors, staff leaders at South Kitsap Fire and Rescue seem to agree that such a merger would not only be possible, but beneficial.

CK, Bremerton districts looking favorably on merger with SKFR

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:34AM

While South Kitsap Fire and Rescue recently completed four meetings to carefully dissect a study evaluating a possible merger with Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue and the Bremerton Fire Department, discussions are also occurring up north.

County says it might have to cut jobs

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:34AM

Kitsap County’s budget crisis has taken a personal turn, as administrators attempt to implement the necessary labor cuts that will prevent the county from going broke.

History comes alive at cemetery

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:34AM

Frederich Rimple accepted a job at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard sight-unseen. He and his German family, shortly after immigrating from what is now the Ukraine, lived in the U.S. midwest. Their pursuit of economic stability brought them, with four children, to what would eventually become Port Orchard.

History comes alive at cemetery

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:33AM

Frederich Rimple accepted a job at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard sight-unseen. He and his German family, shortly after immigrating from what is now the Ukraine, lived in the U.S. midwest. Their pursuit of economic stability brought them, with four children, to what would eventually become Port Orchard.

SK fire district commissioners back merger

  • Aug 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:33AM

Talk surrounding South Kitsap Fire and Rescue’s potential integration with two other county fire agencies gained considerable steam Thursday night as the district’s board of commissioners officially approved moving the discussion to the next level.

County finally takes over SK Community Park — now what?

  • Aug 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:33AM

With the South Kitsap Parks and Recreation District (SKPRD) officially dissolved, and the South Kitsap Community Park in the hands of the county, officials are working to bring the area up to snuff, and determine what to do with it now.

Three mayoral candidates, three backgrounds

  • Aug 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:33AM

Port Orchard residents will vote in a new mayor this year. With Mayor Kim Abel not seeking a second term, the city will bring one new face into City Hall.

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