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Rain did $20 million worth of damage to Kitsap

  • Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:15AM

As the water has receded, it appears the Dec. 3 rainstorm swept at least $20 million in damages down the drain, according to preliminary reports. Susan May, a spokeswoman for the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) said that damage to public property was estimated at around $18 million.

Video: Ferry Summit seeks solutions

  • Dec 13, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:15AM

Coverage of the Dec. 7 Puget Sound Leadership Ferry Summit, with videos of the participants and a portion of an address by U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks.

Coppola stays on planning board

  • Dec 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:15AM

Port Orchard Mayor-Elect Lary Coppola intends to complete his term on the Kitsap County Planning Commission, saying there is no conflict of interest. And South Kitsap Commissioner Jan Angel, who nominated Coppola to the Planning Commission in 2001, agrees.

Taking one last ride

  • Dec 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:15AM

If there is a heaven and people can indeed look down on us after they die, longtime Port Orchard resident Edwin Simonson would have enjoyed quite a sight Tuesday afternoon. To say goodbye to the 88-year-old motorcycle enthusiast, Simonson’s family enlisted the help of a Harley-Davidson hearse that carried him on a final ride through town past his favorite spots before putting him to rest at Sunset Lane Cemetery.

Sewer rate hike talks prompt billing questions

  • Dec 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:15AM

South Kitsap residents may soon face a rate increase on their sewer utility, which raised concerns among those attending a public hearing on Wednesday about the per-house method of determining rates.

Marina tenants cry foul over crime situation

  • Dec 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:15AM

The Port Orchard Police Department plans to increase its presence along the waterfront after a group of marina tenants this week expressed fear and frustration over what they see as a rising tide of criminal activity in the area.

Sinkhole due to non-standard piping

  • Dec 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:15AM

It took a small, wheeled robot to figure out how to handle the 50-foot sink hole on Bethel Avenue — and the results aren’t great. After sending a wheeled-camera into a broken drainage pipe, the city’s Department of Public Works is blaming sinkhole on a non-standard pipe running along Bethel Avenue.

Commissioners approve pay raises; Bauer named 2008 chair

  • Dec 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:15AM

The Kitsap County Commissioners approved a pay increase for elected officials that will bring their salaries in line with other county employees. Additionally, North Kitsap Commissioner Steve Bauer was elected board chair for 2008.

Fans flock to films Friday

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:15AM

The smooth sounds of jazz emanated from the trumpets and saxophones of South Kitsap High School marching band as patrons entered The Orchard.

County shines when it comes to waste

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:14AM

For the seventh consecutive year Kitsap County has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the 2007 EPA WasteWise Program Local Government Partner of the Year.

Author thrilled over Cedar Cove Days

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:14AM

The popularity of Cedar Cove, Debbie Macomber’s fictional rethinking of Port Orchard, has only grown over time, drawing attention from fans across the country — even the world. Macomber first came to write about Port Orchard after several other book series, thinking that it was time to feature an area she knew intimately.

PSRC gets frosty reception

  • Dec 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:14AM

Public testimony taken at a Port Orchard meeting of the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) overwhelmingly favored Kitsap County's disassociation from the regional advisory council and make all planning decisions locally.

Setting sail as old St. Nick is no breeze

  • Dec 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:14AM

Every year, Donna Printz says she is going to retire. But then every year, she’s back answering the phone for Santa and planning his day sailing along South Kitsap’s shoreline to greet anxious residents. “This is my 13th year,” said Printz, secretary of both the Port Orchard Yacht Club, which hosts the lighted boat parade, and Santa himself, since she personally talks to most of the people who request a message from Mr. Claus.

Suspect sought in bank robbery at grocery store

  • Dec 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:14AM

Local law enforcement officials were still searching this week for a man who robbed a local bank branch late Tuesday afternoon, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Angel wants Kitsap out of PSRC

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:14AM

Public testimony taken at a Port Orchard meeting of the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) on Tuesday night overwhelmingly favored Kitsap County severing its ties with the re-gional advisory council, but PRSC rep-resentatives said the testimony was one-sided.

Manchester Community Plan completed, codified

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:14AM

The Manchester Community Plan is, for the moment, completed and agreeable to a group of residents who believe the original document “lacked teeth” in restricting commercial buildings to two stories.

Proposed roundabout takes heat

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:14AM

Citing safety concerns, South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Chief Wayne Senter is asking the city of Port Orchard to reconsider its plan to build a roundabout at the intersection of Tremont Street and Pottery Avenue.

Overlay District foe kills petition

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:14AM

An earlier petition against the Downtown Overlay District has been withdrawn, leaving the document regulating developments in Port Orchard’s core uncontested. Marge Gissberg and Paulie Williams filed the petition with the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board in November and were scheduled for a pre-hearing with the board and the city last week.

Geiger attends his final meeting

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:14AM

With an attendance count usually reserved evenings on which truly controversial matters are to be discussed, residents and local political figures poured into the Port Orchard City Council’s last meeting of the year to commemorate the end of Bob Geiger’s 45-year term as a council member.

Problems at downtown bar ‘escalating’

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13AM

In two months when Mako’s Bar and Grill’s liquor license expires, Port Orchard Police Chief Alan Townsend said he will be recommending to the Washington State Liquor Control Board that it not be renewed.

Marina playground will bear Huntington’s name

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13AM

A special surprise greeted longtime Port of Bremerton Commissioner Mary Ann Huntington at her final board meeting earlier this month. “What an honor and a total surprise,” Huntington said after receiving three special recognitions from her fellow commissioners at the Dec. 11 meeting.

Cuts starting to take effect at PO Library

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13AM

Starting this week, the Port Orchard branch of the Kitsap Regional Library will lose a few hours and its readers will lose a few days of book reading after new cost-cutting measures take effect.

Bay St. starts year high, dry

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13AM

As the downtown Port Orchard merchants continue to clean up from the floods that ravaged the region during December, several report their businesses are doing just fine.

City Hall finishes downtown work, plans for future

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13AM

Port Orchard City Hall saw its fair share of major issues throughout 2007, drawing in crowds and subsequently spurring a downtown residential movement with growing political clout.

Missed connections irk foot ferry riders

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13AM

Last Wednesday when the 8:45 a.m. Washington State Ferries sailing from Seattle pulled into the Bremerton terminal, the Carlisle II was at the foot ferry dock, seemingly waiting patiently for the larger boat. But just as the group of walk-on passengers began to unload and head to the smaller boat, the foot ferry pulled away from the dock — despite the service’s claim that the boats will wait up to five minutes before departing.

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