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Library system forced deal with budget cuts

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:50AM

Nearly a year after voters defeated a levy lift, the Kitsap County Library system has cut its costs and cleaned up its finances. “We’re getting our spending in line with our income,” said KRL Director Jill Jean. “Before, we always had the ability to get the money we needed in order to expand or do whatever we wanted to do. Now, the economy is worsening, and we’re hearing that we need to live within our means like everybody else.”

Port to woo Bremerton

  • Apr 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:50AM

After meeting in private for nearly an hour to discuss a “threatened litigation,” the Port of Bremerton Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to petition the City of Bremerton to annex the South Kitsap Industrial Area (SKIA).

Kitsap trials test medical marijuana laws

  • Apr 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:49AM

A pair of medical marijuana cases were heard in Kitsap County Superior Court this week, both concerning patients taking the controlled substance for pain management under a doctor’s supervision.

Would PO file a lawsuit?

  • Apr 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:49AM

Port Orchard Mayor Lary Coppola said Thursday that when the Port of Bremerton’s Board of Commissioners met in executive session Tuesday to discuss “threatened litigation,” it did not mean his city is planning to file a lawsuit over plans to have Bremerton annex the South Kitsap Industrial Area.

City’s Public Works director resigns

  • Apr 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:49AM

Port Orchard Public Works Director Maher Abed announced his resignation on Friday, and by Monday he was already absent from City Council meetings.

Local Dems endorse Abel for House seat

  • Apr 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:49AM

The 26th District Democrats announced they will recommend Port Orchard Mayor Kim Abel to take over Rep. Pat Lantz’s seat in the state Legislature, Chair Susan Cruver said this week.

Undergrounding to be done by Caseco

  • Apr 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:49AM

Contractor took job after no other contractors expressed interest.

School board selects Mayhew’s replacement

  • Jun 12, 2008 at 8:49AM

Home builder, SK community volunteer wins unanimously.

YWCA fetes Women of Achievement Fundraising luncheon

  • Jun 12, 2008 at 8:49AM

In an acknowledgement of those who’ve had a positive impact on the community, the YWCA of Kitsap County honored 17 Women of Achievement at a luncheon in Bremerton on Tuesday.

COUNTY BRIEFS

  • Apr 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:49AM

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is undertaking a process that will eventually result in the development of long-term management plans for the central Kitsap-area state parks, which include Blake Island, Manchester, Illahee, and Scenic Beach state parks, as well as the Square Lake and Camp Calvinwood state properties.

County will offer furniture amnesty tomorrow

  • Apr 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:49AM

The Kitsap County Solid Waste Division will sponsor a furniture amnesty day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 27 at the Olympic View Transfer Station across from the Bremerton Airport.

VIDEO EXTRA: Local high school students shadow county employees

  • Jun 12, 2008 at 8:49AM

A delegation of high school students from throughout Kitsap County spent Friday morning in Port Orchard, job shadowing county employees.

Developers, SKFR nearing deal

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:49AM

A large development planned just west of McCormick Woods may be closer to reality after those hoping to build close to 1,500 new houses proposed changes requested by local fire officials last month.

Port Orchard will pay more for its water

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:49AM

Port Orchard Public Works is proposing new water rates based on rewarding water conservation.

Downtown gets done up

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:49AM

About 30 people gathered downtown Sunday to help the Port Orchard Bay Street Association’s spring clean-up.

SKIA petitions submitted to Bremerton

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:48AM

Promises that South Kitsap Industrial Area annexation petitions were bound for the city of Bremerton became reality on Tuesday afternoon as several property owners including the Port of Bremerton officially delivered proposals to the Bremerton City Council offices.

Downtown burglary suspect arrested

  • Apr 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:48AM

A man whom local police believe recently moved into the area and began making his living by stealing from local businesses was arrested last week, the Port Orchard Police Department reported.

County exploring its telecommuting options

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:48AM

Higher gas prices are fueling support for a study of telecommuting that supporters hope will turn Kitsap County into a model for the rest of the country.

Property taxes due in Kitsap County

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:48AM

Kitsap County property taxes are due, and must be delivered or postmarked by today.

Update: Port Orchard woman’s death ruled a homicide

  • May 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:48AM

A woman whose body was found in her burned-out home on Sidney Avenue early Wednesday was stabbed before the fire, according to the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office.

Realtors selling PO to Tacoma

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:48AM

Port Orchard is getting a little attention down in Tacoma thanks to the new bridge. As cars head south on Interstate 5 by the Tacoma Dome, they pass a billboard picture of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge with the words “Close just got a little closer” and advertising a Quadrant Homes development adjacent to McCormick Woods.

Money, changes coming for parks

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:48AM

Residents and elected officials agree that Port Orchard’s parks could use some tender loving care. At a recent meeting of the Port Orchard City Council, parents offered a self-administered survey of the area’s parks, which didn’t receive a passing grade.

Sidney Museum celebrates 100th year

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:48AM

Back in 1908, the Ziegfield Follies opened in New York City, the Wright brothers registered flying machines at the United States Patent Office and the first Model T rolled off the Ford Motor Company assembly line in Detroit. That same year, a Masonic Temple was built at 202 Sidney Ave.

Sidney Museum celebrates 100th year

  • Jun 12, 2008 at 8:48AM

Back in 1908, the Ziegfield Follies opened in New York City, the Wright brothers registered flying machines at the United States Patent Office and the first Model T rolled off the Ford Motor Company assembly line in Detroit. That same year, a Masonic Temple was built at 202 Sidney Ave.

POPD seeks another young ‘Chief for a Day’

  • May 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 8:48AM

The Port Orchard Police Department is seeking nominations from the community again to help it choose a child it can crown “Chief for a Day.” The program was started several years ago by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission to celebrate the lives of children with serious illnesses who dreamed of law enforcement careers.

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