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DCD streamlines permit process, clears backlog

  • Jun 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:40AM

The Kitsap County Department of Community Development (DCD) has changed its permitting process and cleared a backlog of 125 requests out of its system over the past two months, according to DCD Director Larry Keeton.

Parks board marks 28 years of work

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:40AM

This weekend, the South Kitsap Parks and Recreation District will celebrate the close of 28 years of stewardship over the South Kitsap Community Park.

SKEA ratifies contract with SK School District

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:39AM

Although the specifics are not yet available, South Kitsap School District officials have confirmed that the South Kitsap Education Association (SKEA) has ratified a renewed contract with the district.

Good will growing for new retail outlet in Port Orchard

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:39AM

Based on the steady stream of people checking to see when Port Orchard’s new Goodwill store will be opening, the business will not be lacking for customers.

Angel solicits public input for commissioner selection

  • Jun 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:39AM

Approval of the new North Kitsap commissioner hit a snag this week, when South Kitsap Commissioner Jan Angel advocated establishing public meetings as part of the process. “This is for me, and it is also for the citizens,” Angel said. “We need to know who these people are and how they answer certain specific questions.”

Violent crime on the rise in Port Orchard

  • Jun 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:39AM

What a difference a year makes. Last year, Port Orchard Police Chief Al Townsend was celebrating a healthy decrease in violent crimes and vowing to curb a frustrating increase in property crimes.

POPD by the numbers

  • Jun 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:39AM

• Port Orchard had the sixth highest violent crime rate last year. The five cities with higher rates were, in descending order: Tacoma, Tukwila, Bremerton, Wapato and Lakewood.

Parks Board member will lodge complaint

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:39AM

Before its official dissolution, the South Kitsap Parks and Recreation District (SKPRD) faces one more official complaint, this time from the inside.

Hearing examiner addresses Manchester appeals

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:39AM

Manchester building heights were the focus of appeals heard by the Kitsap County Hearing Examiner on Thursday.

Bridge bash budget reaches $260,000

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:39AM

The opening-day celebration for the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge will cost approximately a quarter of a million dollars, according to a budget released by the Washington State Department of Transportation this week.

Library hosts mystery, Potter party this summer

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:39AM

City Hall extends comp plan deadline

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:39AM

Port Orchard residents now have additional two weeks to apply for changes to the city’s comprehensive plan.

Angel supports Bauer as commissioner

  • Jun 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:39AM

South Kitsap Commissioner Jan Angel has dropped her request to prolong the search process with a series of public meetings and thrown her support behind Stephen Bauer as the county seeks to replaced departed Commissioner Chris Endresen.

Public Works cleans up “significant spill”

  • Jun 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:39AM

Kitsap County Health District officials on Friday dealt with what an agency spokesman termed a “very significant” sewage spill on the southeast corner of State Route 16 at Tremont Avenue.

Bauer selected to replace Endresen

  • Jul 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:39AM

Hansville consultant Stephen Bauer was selected as the next North Kitsap County Commissioner on Monday to fill the unexpired term of Chris Endresen, who is now state director for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell. “I really appreciate this opportunity to work on the challenges we face,” Bauer said after the motion to approve him was passed. “This is a way bigger job than anyone expects. It will probably be the biggest job I will ever do.”

Diesel tank leak won’t be quick fix after all

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:38AM

The hope that Port Orchard Marina’s diesel fuel tank could be fixed in less than a week did not last long, as inspections last week revealed it will most likely need to be replaced.

SKFR contamination cleanup finished

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:38AM

A contractor hired to remove soil near South Kitsap Fire and Rescue’s headquarters that the state Department of Ecology declared contaminated two years ago has completed the work, according to Chief Wayne Senter.

Crews cleaning up major sewage spill

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:38AM

Port Orchard Public Works crews on Monday continued to clean up approximately 60,000 gallons of spilled sewage from a stormwater pond behind the Harrison Medical Center satellite office on Tremont Avenue.

Parks commissioner drops complaint

  • Jul 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:38AM

Following initial complaints and a openly contentious meeting last week, South Kitsap Parks and Recreation District Commissioner Warren Collver has dropped his threatened complaint against the remaining members of the board.

Vets mark SK 4th of July

  • Jul 6, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:38AM

American folk band Memory Lane filled the halls of the Washington State Veterans Home at Retsil with the sounds of acoustic guitar and harmonica Wednesday during a Fourth of July celebration.

Kitsap, King eye return of Mosquito Fleet

  • Jul 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:38AM

A very passenger-only-ferry-friendly crowd with many Kitsap County faces gathered in West Seattle on Tuesday to discuss an attempt by King County to at least partly revive the Mosquito Fleet of old.

Port Orchard City council discusses repairs to sidewalk

  • Jul 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:38AM

The Port Orchard City Council will finalize decisions on the repair of the Bay Street sidewalks on Monday evening.

Alligators, snakes and kids — oh, my!

  • Jul 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:38AM

Colorful carnival rides loomed nearby, but the dozens of children gathered at Port Orchard’s Marina Gazebo Park Tuesday morning did not seem to notice them at all. They were too entranced with the close-up look at crawly creatures offered by Scott Petersen, a.k.a, “The Reptile Man.”

Ed Perdue, former Independent sports editor, dies

  • Jul 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:37AM

Bauer sails into commissioner job

  • Jul 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:37AM

Twenty-four hours after his confirmation as the new North Kitsap County Commissioner, Stephen Bauer was sitting on the deck of his sailboat docked in a Port Townsend marina talking to the press on his cellphone and reflecting about his life’s latest unexpected turns.

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