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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.

Bridge could be named in Oke’s honor

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

A bill expressing support for naming the Tacoma Narrows Bridge after the late Sen. Bob Oke was introduced in the Washington State Legislature this week. “Bob Oke’s vision and tenacity made possible the construction of a new Tacoma Narrows bridge that will serve the residents of his district and the entire state of Washington for generations,” states the bill, which is officially named Senate Joint Memorial 8026.

Four ferry bills floating in state house

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

For this year’s session of the Washing-ton State Legislature, Rep. Sherry Appleton (D-Poulsbo) introduced four bills aimed at reducing fares and other frustrations for riders on the Washington State Ferries. The first, House Bill 2453, would end the “lock-out” that occurs when the owner of a multi-use pass attempts to pay for two vehicles on the same ferry.

Port briefs Murray on SEED project

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

During her daylong visit to South Kitsap, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, (D-Wash), stopped at the Port of Bremerton offices on Thursday to get an update on its Sustainable Energy Economic Development (SEED) project. First, Murray listened to a presentation by port Chief Executive Officer Ken Attebery, who gave an overview of the plan to build a clean technology business park by answering some of the questions he most frequently encounters.

King commemoration celebrates opportunity

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

Kitsap County commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday this week with a propulsive address by a local pastor who maintained that the convergence of technology and King’s dream leads to an unprecedented opportunity for people of all races and economic classes.

VIDEO: A member of the public

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

During the comment period at the Port of Bremerton Board of Commissioners' Jan. 22 meeting, a member of the public declines to disclose his identity because he feels names get in the way.

No leash, no worries

  • Jan 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:09AM

After months of waiting, dogs and their owners can enjoy a romp without a leash at Howe Farm — and without breaking the rules. “It’s wonderful,” said South Kitsap resident Jill Williams, who was visiting the park Thursday morning with Ollie, her golden retriever. “We kept driving by, waiting for it to be finished.”

County planner excited to take city post

  • Jan 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:09AM

Kitsap County Senior Planner James Weaver is excited to take the reins over at the Port Orchard City Hall with the newly titled City Development Director position. Weaver was asked to take over when Planning Director JoAnne Long-Woods resigned earlier this month. Mayor Lary Coppola has since changed the scope of the position, hoping to streamline application processes and improve communication between departments.

Freedom fleeting for SK sex offender

  • Jan 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:08AM

A Level III registered sex offender who just weeks ago was released to live in Manchester was arrested this month and returned to jail, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported. Spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson said that Chad Michael Rock, 34, was arrested earlier this month for “escaping from community custody” and is now serving his sentence at Kitsap County Jail.

Botkin: It’s time to pony up for SEED

  • Jan 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:08AM

The time has come to ante up support for the Kitsap Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) project if the venture is to proceed smoothly, according to material presented by the project director to the Port of Bremerton on Tuesday. “It is time that we get this under construction and show people tangible results,” SEED Director Tim Botkin said after the meeting.

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