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Humane Society gives malnourished horses a new start

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:07AM

Kitsap Animal Control Chief Rance McEntyre and Officer James Aiello on Wednesday unloaded nine malnourished thoroughbreds and Arab mixes at the Kitsap Humane Society headquarters in Silverdale.

Oke bill moves on

  • Feb 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:07AM

After a public hearing during which only one person spoke out against naming the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge after the late Sen. Bob Oke, the Senate Committee on Transportation voted unanimously to move the bill forward. “I don’t believe this new bridge would have been built without Bob Oke in the Legislature,” said Sen. Ken Jacobsen, (D-Seattle) before the hearing, noting that “it was an incredible feat of courage by Bob to get it built, and it is the only major project in the state that has been completed, as opposed to the Alaskan Way Viaduct and the State-Route 520 Bridge.”

SK man charged in $30 million swindle

  • Feb 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:07AM

A former Port Orchard man who fled to France and Poland to avoid arrest was indicted last month on more than two dozen counts of fraud after allegedly bilking investors out of $30 million, according to the United States Attorney’s Office and the Internal Revenue Service. Charles Nolon Bush, 68, made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Tacoma on Jan. 22 after being extradited from Warsaw, Poland, and charged with securities fraud, 13 counts of wire fraud, three counts of mail fraud and 15 counts of money laundering.

Harrison breaks ground on new facility

  • Feb 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:07AM

Ground was broken — at least ceremoniously — Wednesday on a construction plan that will more than double the size of Harrison Medical Center’s Urgent Care facility in Port Orchard. “This is going to be bigger and better than ever,” said Scott Bosch, Harrison’s Chief Executive Officer, noting that the new building will be three stories and 36,000 square-feet — 3,000 feet more than the existing building.

Triangle Route back to normal — for now

  • Feb 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:07AM

After limping for three weeks on two, frequently delayed boats, the Triangle Route was back to full strength today, according to the Washington State Ferries. On Friday, WSF Spokeswoman Susan Harris-Huether explained that the M/V Chelan — which went into dry dock last month and left the Southworth/Vashon/Fauntleroy route missing a boat — would be coming out of dry dock Friday night and be returning to service by Wednesday.

Angel begins raising money, hosting meetings

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:07AM

South Kitsap Commissioner Jan Angel kicked off the first of several fund-raising events last week in South Kitsap, during which she outlined some of her main platform points in her run for 26th District Rep. Pat Lantz’s (D-Gig Harbor) seat in Olympia. Angel, 61, drew in more than 50 people, including her husband, children and a slew of grandchildren, to the lobby of The Gallery Dance School, owned and operated by her daughters Kara Morkert and Erin Brinkerhoff.
Web Extra: Hear the audio interview with Commissioner Jan Angel.

Invalid ballots common in Kitsap

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:07AM

Almost one-third of the 9,000 presidential primary ballots already cast in Kitsap are invalid because they did not indicate a party preference, according to County Auditor Karen Flynn. “This is a primary, and primaries belong to the parties,” Flynn said. “If a voter does not select one party or another, their ballot will not be counted.”

POPD limits access to waterfront tower

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:07AM

With an area that reportedly fostered illegal activities now off-limits at night and increased patrols by the Port Orchard Police Department, Port Orchard Marina officials are hoping that concerns recently raised about security for its tenants will be alleviated. “The observation tower has a chain and sign on it now (closing it off at night),” said Steve Slaton, the Port of Bremerton’s director of marine facilities, at the most recent meeting of the port’s board of commissioners.

Coffee, controversy brewing in Gorst

  • Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:06AM

A new coffee stand in Gorst is attracting attention — both positive and negative — by taking the idea of baristas in skimpy outfits and removing even more clothing. Unlike nearby stand Natte Latte, which features women serving coffee in tiny pants, the barista working at Espresso Gone Wild Tuesday afternoon was wearing nothing above her waist but strategically placed flower stickers, and below the waist only a tiny pair of underwear.

Locke draws fire for Bush bashing at Scouting event

  • Feb 8, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:06AM

Former Washington Gov. Gary Locke’s comments at Wednesday’s Kitsap County Boy Scout breakfast are still resonating, but not because of its pro-scouting message or the ability to raise extra funds for the cause. Instead, Locke’s controversial comments about the current political situation and his contention that the government tramples on citizens’ rights left many attendees feeling the speech’s content was unsuited to the occasion.

Visitor’s cabin on the block

  • Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:06AM

Amid racks full of pamphlets and maps in the visitors cabin located just off State Route 16 at the Sedgwick Avenue exit, volunteer Howard Stage, 81, passes the time reading a newspaper and chatting with his friend Tom Hokanson, 71. During the winter months, the South Kitsap resident doesn’t see many people pass through the center on his shifts, especially this Thursday with the cold weather, rain and strong winds.

Council makes changes to Design Review Board

  • Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:06AM

The Port Orchard City Council is looking to change the make-up of the city’s Design Review Board for a second time. The idea for the board was conceived during the drafting of the Downtown Overlay District. It would be comprised of a number of community residents and development professionals to look at the design of buildings going into the city’s core.

SK woman arrested after shoplifting spree

  • Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:06AM

A 37-year-old South Kitsap woman was arrested last week after allegedly stealing merchandise and purses from dozens of stores and other victims in the area, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported. The incident began Feb. 1 when a deputy responded to the Fred Meyer department store in East Bremerton after an employee called to report having an uncooperative shoplifter in custody.

Kitsap County Auditor Flynn to retire

  • Feb 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:06AM

Kitsap County Auditor Karen Flynn will retire at the end of March, leaving office 21 months before the end of her term and necessitating a special election to fill the unexpired period.

Parties caucus in SK

  • Feb 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:06AM

Marcus Whitman student Ariana Aspuria sat among the dozens of clusters scattered around the South Kitsap High School library during the Democratic caucus Saturday. Her teacher, Mark Brown, was a precinct committee officer at her table, and the convener for the event.

Kitsap County Auditor planning to retire

  • Feb 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:06AM

Kitsap County Auditor Karen Flynn will retire at the end of March, leaving office 21 months before the end of her term and necessitating a special election to fill the unexpired period. “I served a good long time in this office,” said Flynn, who was first elected in 1986. “It is time for me to be moving on and spend my life with friends and family.”

Wi-Fi is now live on Triangle Route

  • Feb 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:06AM

The company providing wireless Internet access on several Washington State Ferries routes announced last week that service on the local Triangle route is now active. “We’re providing a strong and persistent Wi-Fi signal to the terminals and auto holding areas as well as to the ferries servicing the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth run,” said Bob Davis, a vice president with Parsons, the company hired by WSF in 2006 to put Wi-Fi on most of its routes.

Lantz opposes naming bridge after Oke

  • Feb 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:06AM

While strong support exists in the Washington State Senate for a bill that suggests naming the new span of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge after the late Sen. Bob Oke, at least one local representative said the feeling is not the same in the House. “There is no interest in (Senate Joint Memorial 8026) in the house,” said Rep. Pat Lantz, (D-Gig Harbor), referring to the bill that was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee and passed on to the Rules Committee last week. “There is no one from the (26th) district championing the idea in the house.”

Locke’s speech both insulting, embarrassing

  • Feb 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:05AM

Had former Gov. Gary Locke’s remarks last week at the annual fundraiser for Kitsap County’s Boy Scouts merely been tactless, the appropriate response would have been for the event’s organizers to simply conclude it was a mistake to invite him in the first place and make a note not to repeat the same mistake next year. But Locke’s performance went so far beyond the pale that we feel obliged to heap just a little more scorn before moving on.

Sinkhole design team wins approval

  • Feb 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:05AM

The sinkhole repair design will cost around $80,000, and construction is scheduled to begin in April, according to an update given by Public Works Director Maher Abed to the Port Orchard City Council on Tuesday. Abed requested approval to sign a contract with WestSound Engineering to design the reconstruction of the pipe that caved in during the Dec. 3 rain storms.

Moore alleged to have molested minor

  • Feb 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:05AM

Former Port Orchard City Councilman Tye C. Moore was back in jail this week after being arrested Sunday night for child molestation, according to the Port Orchard Police Department. As of Thursday, Moore, 37, was still in custody on $50,000 bail after pleading not-guilty to one count of second-degree molestation.

Students participate in mock chemical disaster

  • Feb 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:05AM

When they arrived at the scene, a tank truck was on its side, slammed against a guard rail of the Tremont Street overpass, and leaking a corrosive chemical into Blackjack Creek. They found the driver unconscious, traffic backed up in both directions and emergency responders unsure of what to do. Luckily for the Quest students at Hidden Creek Elementary, this was a scenario presented to them in class, rather than a real emergency. But in the next several weeks the advanced-placement students will determine every step of the emergency response from arrival to final cleanup in this mock emergency.

Olalla lawyer faces charges for hitting bicyclist with car

  • Feb 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:05AM

A local defense attorney was charged this month with vehicular assault after hitting a bicyclist in Olalla while allegedly driving drunk in November. Jeniece L. LaCross, 36, who practices law in Kitsap County, was arraigned in Pierce County Superior Court Feb. 8 on one count of vehicular assault and three counts of reckless endangerment.

SKFR stairclimb Sunday

  • Feb 20, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:05AM

South Kitsap firefighters will be suiting up and climbing stairs for a good cause for not just one weekend, but the next two. Battalion Chief Steve Wright of South Kitsap Fire and Rescue said this year instead of just participating in the annual Scott Firefighter Climb at Columbia Tower in downtown Seattle, the department has decided to go the extra mile — or mile of stairs, perhaps — and raise money beforehand, as well.

Gig Harbor woman eyes Seaquist’s seat

  • Feb 20, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:05AM

A Republican candidate from Gig Harbor will be kicking off her campaign on March 1 for a seat in the Washington State House of Representatives. Marlyn Jensen, longtime Gig Harbor resident and business owner, announced this week she plans to run for the Position 2 representative seat in the 26th District currently held by Rep. Larry Seaquist, (D-Gig Harbor).

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