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Fleeing suspect nabbed under house

  • Oct 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:23AM

A South Kitsap man who initially evaded capture by jumping over fences and across a pasture full of livestock was captured earlier this month when he was discovered in the crawl space of a home in Olalla, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Cat campaign donates $10,000 to local shelter

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:23AM

Roger and Rupert are now two handsome, healthy brothers ready for a new home. But just a few months ago, they were found abandoned in a Dumpster in Port Orchard when they were only two days old.

Kitsap hosts a small, sweet movie

  • Oct 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:22AM

Kitsap County will never host the filming of the next high-octane superhero movie or star-driven chick flick, but it is the ideal place for a less extravagant film with a plot befitting the local scenery.

Next WSF boss may be from Kitsap

  • Oct 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:22AM

The Washington State Department of Transportation is expected to conduct a national search to replace retiring Washington State Ferries CEO W. Michael Anderson, but a Bremerton resident may already have the inside track for the position. “I have been very up-front about my interest,” said WSF Director Traci Brewer-Rogstad, “although I know there will be a competition for the job in the next few months.”

Library rolls out red carpet for young visitors

  • Oct 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:22AM

It was hard to tell who was having more fun at the downtown library Wednesday — the librarian or the children who came to have lunch with her. “I am so excited to see all of your faces here today,” said Shannon Peterson, the young people’s librarian for the Port Orchard Branch of the Kitsap Regional Library, as she greeted the second group of third-graders from Sidney Glen Elementary to head “To The Library” for a tour.

SKFR stumps for safety

  • Oct 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:22AM

If a big banana that sounds like Darth Vader comes into your house one night, you should definitely be worried — but about a fire, not the strange guest. That was the message delivered by South Kitsap Fire and Rescue personnel Tuesday as they visited Orchard Heights Elementary School to teach children the importance of escape plans and other ways to stay safe during a house fire.

Manchester plan process under scrutiny

  • Oct 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:22AM

Manchester residents who gathered on Tuesday for one of the last meetings before the area’s Community Plan is handed off to the Kitsap County commissioners seemed more interested in the process than building heights and design standards.

SK students display egg-cellent character

  • Oct 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:22AM

Orchard Heights Elementary School showed off some egg-ceptional care and egg-cellent parenting Thursday when each student toted around a hard-boiled egg around for the duration of the school day.

County debuts more user-friendly web page

  • Oct 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:22AM

Kitsap County is taking a big step to make its Web site more user-friendly by appending standard tax information with a series of connected charts and graphs.

Boyer injured in fall from ladder

  • Oct 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:22AM

In the second such accident in two months, a Kitsap County elected official has injured himself by falling off a ladder. Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer was cleaning out gutters at his Keyport home on Saturday when the right leg of the ladder began to slip. He could not regain his balance and fell about 19 feet, “landing on my left tush,” he said.

SK pastor charged with abuse

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:22AM

A South Kitsap pastor turned himself into authorities Monday after allegations came to light last week that he sexually abused at least two young members of his church, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Public Works plans Tremont meeting

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:21AM

The city of Port Orchard will move from the preliminary to the near-imminent with respect to the Tremont Corridor next week as Public Works Director Maher Abed will introduce a consultant hired to help purchase right-of-way land from property owners along Tremont.

Students show they care

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:21AM

Students and seniors separated by generations came together on Saturday morning to celebrate the autumn season, and to help those who are often in need and frequently forgotten.

Four arrested in fight at Mako's

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:21AM

Four people were arrested last week after a fight broke out at a downtown bar that led to at least one suspect being shocked with a Taser, the Port Orchard Police department reported.

Parks task force makes recommendations

  • Nov 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:21AM

The Kitsap County Parks and Recreation Sustainability Task Force presented its set of nine recommendations to the county commissioners during a meeting Wednesday, ending a two-month assignment to determine the future of the local parks system.
Web Extra: Hear an interview with Parks and Recreation Director Chip Faver

Last night for Halloween fun?

  • Nov 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:21AM

There’s no denying events like the Halloween Family Fun Night at Givens Community Center are popular. Well before the doors were scheduled to open Wednesday night, a crowd of children and adults had already lined-up to go inside and were barely able to stand still while waiting. And that was before the candy was handed out.

City getting new police commander

  • Nov 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:21AM

After a national search for a new commander, Port Orchard Police Chief Al Townsend hired Long Island native Stephen “Tim” Palmer to fill the spot left vacant by Mark Duncan.

Pastor charged with abuse

  • Nov 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:21AM

A South Kitsap pastor who allegedly told young girls he was doing the work of God and preparing them for marriage by molesting them was charged with multiple counts of child abuse in Kitsap County Superior Court on Thursday.

Does McCormick Woods want to be annexed?

  • Nov 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:21AM

Port Orchard could extend its arm eastward in the future as city officials and residents of McCormick Woods talk about possible annexation, moving closer to an action some McCormick residents asked for almost 10 years ago.

PO Partygoers cut a rug, raise a glass for the cause

  • Nov 6, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:21AM

With an exciting football game going on at the same time that would determine whether the South Kitsap Wolves would go on to the state playoffs, it’s not surprising that there were a few less people than usual at the Port Orchard Party this year. But organizers said a good time was still had by all who came.

Carlisle II in a bind

  • Nov 6, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:21AM

The foot ferry that operates between Port Orchard and Bremerton got tied-up — literally — Saturday and had to off-load passengers to another boat so they could continue their trip across Sinclair Inlet.

Kitsap budget goals within reach?

  • Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:21AM

Kitsap County’s budget-cutting process is moving into the home stretch, with all but two departments so far submitting their proposals to the county commissioners. “The departments have worked hard to meet the parameters we have set up for cutting the budget,” said Administrative Services Director Ben Holland. “They are following the formulas we’ve established.”

Ailing Port Orchard man gets new home

  • Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:21AM

With likely just a few months left to enjoy of this life, Don McKay of Southworth is determined to enjoy every second remaining. And thanks to a local volunteer organization, he has a nearly brand-new house in which to enjoy that time.

City recruiting applicants for Design Review Board

  • Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:20AM

Although Port Orchard’s Downtown Overlay District document is complete, the conversation is far from over as City Hall begins accepting applications for the recently enacted Design Review Board.

Power bollards come at high cost for taxpayers

  • Nov 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:20AM

When Port Orchard Independent columnist Adele Ferguson raised a red flag about the power bollards for the Port of Bremerton’s marina expansion project in August (“In defense of home-grown bollards,” Aug. 15), it went largely unnoticed except by a few people with intimate knowledge of the project.

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