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Angel to challenge Lantz

  • Jan 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:12AM

South Kitsap Commissioner Jan Angel will challenge incumbent State Rep. Pat Lantz (D-Gig Harbor) for the 26th District Legislative seat that Lantz has occupied since 1997.

DCD changes its shape

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

The Kitsap County Department of Community Development (DCD) is changing its shape and will be responsible for generating the money for its operation while establishing a citizen’s committee to help to determine its future direction.

Baccalaureate meeting scheduled

  • Jan 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:12AM

South Kitsap High School will host a public “Kitsap Four-Year Degree/Baccalaureate Research” program at 6:30 p.m. January 15 in the SKHS Library. The forum offers an overview of recent community research by the Kitsap County Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, and opportunities to discuss the possibility of establishing a four-year degree program in Kitsap County. Members of the League of Women Voters will facilitate the meeting, along with small group discussions about the recommendation for a university center in Kitsap County.

South Kitsap ‘zoo’ collects complaints

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

While many in South Kitsap may not be aware that longtime resident Joe Cook is trying to open a petting zoo, his neighbors and Kitsap County Animal Control officers certainly are. “It is the most filthiest of places,” said a neighbor who asked that her name be withheld, describing the 3.5 acre property near Mile Hill Drive as full of odd bits of wire, carpet and only filthy water for the dozens of rabbits, chickens, goats and other animals. “It is appalling.”

Next year will be last for Cheney

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:11AM

South Kitsap School District Superintendent Beverly Cheney announced on Monday she will retire from public education at the end of the 2008-09 school year, after a discussion with the school board last week. “I’ve really enjoyed my time here in the district,” she said. “It will be a good time because the baord is setting direction and we’re looking into the future.”

What are the early returns on bridge, tolls?

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:11AM

In an attempt to answer any and all questions that commuters or other users of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge may have about the span’s past six months, the Washington State Department of Transportation is hosting an open house tomorrow in Gig Harbor “It’s our way of sharing information,” said Janet Matkin, a spokeswoman for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. “It will be kind of a report card on what has happened the past six months.”

SK teen wins pamphlet award

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:11AM

Come February, 3 million copies of a picture drawn by a South Kitsap teen will reach mailboxes across the state. Casey Armstrong of South Kitsap High School submitted a picture to the Secretary of State, along with other students across the state, to adorn the front of Washington’s 2008 Presidential Primary Voters’ Pamphlet.

Dicks advises new city council, mayor

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:11AM

Pick a project, find someone else who’s done it, then ask for the money. That’s the message U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks gave to the Port Orchard City Council on Friday in an unexpected visit at the council’s all-day retreat.

Stokes a SEED skeptic

  • Jan 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:11AM

At least two firsts occurred at Tuesday’s meeting of the Port of Bremerton’s Board of Commissioners. South Kitsap resident Larry Stokes returned for his first meeting as a commissioner in 18 years, then promptly cast the first “nay” vote for a resolution marking progress in the port’s multi-million dollar Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) project.

Changes coming on Port Orchard council

  • Jan 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:11AM

Port Orchard Mayor Lary Coppola said during his campaign he wanted to streamline city processes and shorten meetings, and with the first city council meeting under his leadership set for this week, the changes are already on the horizon. In its first meeting of the year, the council will discuss making it the last to be held on a Monday and also reduce the number of outside committee meetings needed

SK students’ creativity reigns at Sidney Gallery

  • Jan 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:11AM

For more than 30 years, South Kitsap students have displayed their artwork at the Sidney Art Gallery downtown Port Orchard — and this year is no different. “The show is up — they put up at the end of December,” said teacher Jennifer Lee-Wilken, the head of South Kitsap High School’s fine arts department.

Drug Court forced to eliminate position

  • Jan 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:11AM

Confusion about the date of a federal grant’s expiration combined with a budget crisis in Kitsap County government have combined to eliminate a key employee from the local Drug Court program. Beginning Jan. 1, a probation officer’s position ran out of funding. Subsequently, the county is scrambling to find temporary support for the $60,000-per-year job.

Homeless vet center eases transition

  • Jan 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:11AM

A once decrepit building adjacent to the Washington State Veterans Home at Retsil has been renovated and converted into housing for homeless veterans who need a way to ease their transition back into society. “A lot of people who went to war never expected to lose a lot of what they had before,” said Veterans Transitional Housing Program Manager Ray Switzer. “There are a lot of new challenges related to military service, such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Triangle Route down to two boats for a month

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:10AM

With scarcely two-day’s notice for commuters, Washington State Ferries announced on Friday that the Southworth-Vashon-Fauntleroy ferry route would begin operating on a two-boat schedule starting Monday and continuing for the next month.

Power outage closes high school

  • Jan 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:10AM

South Kitsap High School sent students home at 10 a.m. this morning after experiencing a power outage earlier.

Port plots a course for change

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:10AM

The Jan. 8 meeting of the Port of Bremerton did more than introduce a new commissioner and mark the start of 2008 — it seemed to mark the start of a new focus and direction for the port itself. “We cannot be blind to the results of the last election,” newly appointed Board President Cheryl Kincer said, referring to the sounding defeat of 18-year commissioner Mary Ann Huntington by returning Commissioner Larry Stokes, who earned twice as many votes as the incumbent.

Marina tenants still have safety concerns

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:10AM

Two Port Orchard Marina tenants who expressed concern to the Port of Bremerton Board of commissioners last month regarding crime and what they feel is a general lack of security said last week that little had changed. “I have met with (marina director) Steve Slaton in the past week and it was a positive meeting. But I am back here because I think not enough is being done,” said Tim McCormick, a live-aboard who owns Action Bail Bonds on Bay Street.

It's alive! Electric car takes to SK's streets

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:10AM

Billy Joe Knight and Robert Gakin figure their new car’s fuel will cost 1.5 cents per mile, but it took about $10,000 and two months of hard work to get it there.

McCormick Woods collects annexation signatures

  • Jan 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:10AM

Heavy rains poured down Thursday evening, dampening the attendance of a McCormick Woods community meeting to discuss annexing into Port Orchard. The meeting kicked off the first necessary action for the community to enter into a formal conversation with the city — residents representing 10 percent of the property must sign a petition.

Transportation Commission examines ferry financing

  • Jan 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:10AM

Long-term financing for the Washington State Ferries and the results of a recent ferry rider survey will be some of the items discussed at the Washington State Transportation Commission meeting next week in Olympia.

WSF tinkers with Triangle Route

  • Jan 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:10AM

As she rode the downsized Triangle route of the Washington State Ferries Wednesday morning, Washington State Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond heard firsthand how the lack of a boat was affecting Southworth commuters.

Planning post will get a new face, in a new role

  • Jan 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:10AM

Several changes within Port Orchard’s City Hall came to light this week with the approval of meeting re-organization and the resignation of a department head.

Sen. Murray talks vets, floods with Chamber

  • Jan 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:10AM

Port Orchard resident P.J. Scott came back from Vietnam with a number of health concerns and has dealt with those problems over the years with chemical exposure damaging her vision.

Dog owners barking

  • Jan 24, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:09AM

The South Kitsap Community Park gained about $2 million when Kitsap County assumed ownership from the now-defunct South Kitsap Parks and Recreation District. But it also gained all the county’s rules, which affected the daily lives of dog owners living in the area.

SK parent establishes nonprofit to build a skate park

  • Jan 24, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:09AM

If it’s not raining, Leslie Taylor’s 13-year-old son, Zack, is outside, whether its the summer or a cold January day. Friday was cold, but the Marcus Whitman student and a dozen of his friends were hanging out behind the QFC on Mile Hill Drive, coasting back and forth over speed bumps and off of a concrete truck platform on their skateboards.

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