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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.

Fire district merger talk heating up

  • Jul 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:35AM

It won’t be easy, but South Kitsap Fire and Rescue officials seem to think there would be enough potential benefits to make officially joining forces with Bremerton’s and Central Kitsap’s fire departments worthwhile.

Summer school keeps kids up to speed educationally

  • Jul 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:35AM

While most campuses sit silent through the summer months, Sidney Glen Elementary is enjoying the bustle and hum of students filling the classrooms through a number of different activities, with almost every summer program taking place there.

City rejects Transportation Benefit District

  • Jul 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:35AM

The Port Orchard City Council members on Monday discussed — but opted not to embrace — the possibility of pursuing a now-available option to impose a transportation benefit district without a public election.

Rude ferry line behavior can result in a fine

  • Jul 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:35AM

Impolite ferry riders could start collecting more than just angry looks or gestures this week as a new state law took effect making some bad behavior of motorists waiting for boats actually against the law.

Counselors fight substance abuse threat

  • Jul 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:35AM

Substance abuse among Kitsap County’s youth is nearly out of control, authorities say — and those fighting the battle think it could get worse before it gets any better.

County plans 2009 levy lift

  • Jul 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:35AM

The Kitsap County commissioners took the question of budget cuts to the next level this week, repeating the assertion that a voter-approved tax increase would be necessary in order to maintain current service levels.

SK woman still critical after being hit in wheelchair

  • Jul 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

A South Kitsap woman remains hospitalized in Seattle nearly two weeks after being struck by a car while riding in her wheelchair last month. Patricia J. Lange, 82, was still listed in critical condition Monday afternoon, according to a spokeswoman at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Officers slinging food, drinks this weekend

  • Jul 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

While police officers are used to “serving and protecting,” this Saturday a few of Port Orchard’s finest will be focusing solely on the serving part. Sgt. Jason Glantz of the Port Orchard Police Department said Saturday’s lunch and dinner services at Amy’s on the Bay will feature several of his fellow officers as “celebrity waiters” at the downtown eatery.

4-H camp marks 50 years

  • Aug 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

Fifty years ago, camping usually meant sleeping on the ground, using a flashlight to find the bathroom — if there was one — and cooking only the simplest of meals on a fire.

Drug court turns addicts' lives around

  • Aug 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

The Kitsap County commissioners’ chambers have never been this full, even for discussions about NASCAR or the comprehensive plan. But on July 27, 13 people graduated from Kitsap County Drug Court with friends, relatives and alumni cramming the room to cheer them on. As each graduate was called to the microphone for a brief testimonial, his or her booking mugshot was projected on 20-foot screen to show where they were not so long ago.

School board refinanances bond loan

  • Aug 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

With the failed school bond several months past and another attempt several months — perhaps more than a year — away, the South Kitsap School District had a few more lose ends to tie up Wednesday evening at its regular board meeting.

Mayor hopefuls face off at rotary meeting

  • Aug 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

The South Kitsap Rotary Club on Thursday held another debate between the three candidates vying for the elected position of Mayor of Port Orchard. Kathleen Dolan-Bowes, Lary Coppola and Tom Saunders each answered questions from the Rotary and three submitted from the Independent. Much of the discussion focused on Port Orchard’s downtown core, where the candidates all see the need for serious improvement.
Web Extra: See a video clip of the debate. The candidates explain their role if elected Mayor, and how they would work with the Port Orchard City Council to make policy change.

Free lunch. lessons, a hit with youngsters

  • Aug 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

If you’re trying to serve kids a little knowledge with their nutrition, chicken nuggets in the shape of dinosaurs are a good option — they combine protein with a possible lesson about prehistoric animals.

County proposes plan to increase car tabs to pay for roads

  • Aug 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:34AM

The Kitsap County Commissioners are considering a proposal to raise car license fees in selected areas in order to fund specific road projects.

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