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Mayor hopefuls face off in first debate

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:37AM

Port Orchard’s three mayoral candidates appeared on Thursday in their first formal debate, this one hosted by Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce, and topping the list of hot topics was the economic development of Bay Street.
Web Extra: Meet the candidates in a video from the debate.

SK Boys, Girls Club attracts a crowd

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:37AM

The normal quiet of school campuses in the summer was broken by the bustle of kids scattering across the fields and through the building hallways.

PO library manager steps down

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:37AM

Staying true to the nautical theme she nurtured at the Port Orchard library to the very end, retiring branch manager Linda Thompson chose her outfit carefully for her last day at work.

Thompson believes library will remain in ‘wonderful’ hands

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:37AM

Newly retired manager Linda Thompson may not be exactly happy about leaving the Port Orchard Library, but she’s certain it will be in good hands when she’s gone.

Transponders selling (a little too) well

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:37AM

Back when the discounted toll rate for transponder users was officially set by the Washington State Transportation Commission, the board’s executive director Reema Griffith said it was looking like the incentive offered to get Tacoma Narrows Bridge users to sign up for electronic toll collection was definitely working — and perhaps a little too well.

Library system mulls another try

  • Jul 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:37AM

The Kitsap Regional Library Board of Directors will meet later this month to decide its strategy following the defeat in May of a levy lift that would have provided financing for the next several years.

Chinese exchange students pay a visit to Port Orchard

  • Jul 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:36AM

South Kitsap residents welcomed 15 students from China this month as part of an educational and cultural exchange program.
Web Extra: See a slide show of the students’ visit with the South Kitsap Fire District

Bridge really was Good to Go!

  • Jul 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:36AM

After years of painstaking preparation and anticipation, the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge opened as a well-oiled tolling machine.

Water districts' errors noted

  • Jul 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:36AM

Karcher Creek Sewer District and Annapolis Water District received three reports from the Washington State Auditor’s Office questioning their accounting procedures on two different matters this week. According to one report, the Annapolis Water District overstated its revenues by nearly $200,000.

Murray steers money into Rich Passage study

  • Jul 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:36AM

A local effort to create a low-wake boat that might some day zip commuters through Rich Passage to Seattle again got a $2.2 million boost last week courtesy of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.

Anonymous blog makes quiet exit

  • Jul 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:36AM

A political Web log (blog) allegedly written by a Kitsap County employee about local government issues suddenly disappeared Thursday afternoon. The sudden disappearance of the blog coincided with the filing of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the Kitsap News Group that sought to determine the blogger’s identity.

Library board still thinking it over

  • Jul 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:36AM

The Kitsap Regional Library Board of Trustees met this week to plan strategy about another voter initiative to raise property taxes to support library services, but did not decide whether to commit to the idea.

District OKs pact despite union’s request

  • Jul 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:36AM

On the same night the South Kitsap School District examined a preliminary budget for the coming school year, representatives from the teachers union requested the board delay accepting an already-ratified contract between the two.

Food, fun and info at Long Lake

  • Jul 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:36AM

As a way to both celebrate and continue the recent cleanup of a local lake, the group of residents that launched the project will hold its second annual Long Lake Daze in two weeks.

South Kitsap boy drowns in Horseshoe Lake

  • Jul 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:36AM

A 4-year-old South Kitsap boy died Monday evening after being found floating in a local lake, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Parks board dissolves

  • Jul 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:36AM

Larry Walker and Kathryn Simpson marked the end of the South Kitsap Parks and Recreation District with a smile and a handshake when Superior Court Judge Anna Laurie signed the dissolution order Friday morning.

City Hall could become even more of a hot spot

  • Jul 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:36AM

Port Orchard City Councilman Fred Chang has a vision for City Hall, and it involves more than residents stopping by to pick up a permit or pay a parking ticket.

Port Orchard Lions hoping to offer new kind of scholarship

  • Jul 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:36AM

Since there seems to be no shortage of scholarships for kids who excel in sports or academics, one local club hopes to begin rewarding teens who might otherwise never get recognized.

Library hosts Potter Party for area youth

  • Jul 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:35AM

Dozens of kids and adults trekked through the Port Orchard Public Library Friday evening celebrating the release of the seventh and final chapter in the popular Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”
Web Extra: Youths dress up and cast some spells in a video and a slideshow.

Fire district considers merger study

  • Jul 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:35AM

A study evaluating a partial or possibly complete merger between South Kitsap Fire and Rescue and two of its neighbors to the north is now complete, and its findings reveal significant advantages to the three fire departments joining forces.

Park board finally calls it quits

  • Jul 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:35AM

Parks District Chairman Larry Walker and frequent critic Kathryn Simpson marked the end of the South Kitsap Parks and Recreation District with a smile and a handshake as Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Anna Laurie signed the dissolution order Friday morning.

SK woman still hospitalized after Thursday accident

  • Jul 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:35AM

A South Kitsap woman remains hospitalized in Seattle this week after being struck by a car while riding in her wheelchair Thursday night. According to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, 82-year-old Patricia J. Lange was crossing Mile Hill Drive at Fircrest Drive around 6:30 p.m. when she was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound.

County looking for way to chop budget

  • Jul 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:35AM

In response to current budget problems, the Kitsap County leaders found a way to cut more than $1 million from the general fund.

Libraries pass on November ballot

  • Jul 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 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, 2008 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.

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