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Theater re-opening

  • Oct 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:24AM

A piece of downtown Port Orchard’s history is primed for a rebirth. Bainbridge Entertainment Enterprises co-owner Jeff Brein said he and his partner Sam Granato received a signed lease late last week from Plaza Twin Cinemas owner Bob Geiger.

Lions club set to award first of new scholarship

  • Oct 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:24AM

The Port Orchard Lion’s Club is still collecting names of teenagers that could be eligible to earn its newly created “youth award,” member John Campanelli said this month.

Public keeps quiet at toll meeting

  • Oct 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:24AM

At a meeting held Tuesday night to collect comments from the public about how their Tacoma Narrows Bridge tolls should be spent, there was a decided lack of at least one thing — public comment.

Angel rethinks stepping down

  • Oct 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:24AM

South Kitsap Commissioner Jan Angel, who announced earlier this year she would not seek re-election in 2008, is now hedging about whether she will actually run for a third term. “I haven’t changed my mind about not running,” she said. “But I’m not as certain about it as I was when I made the announcement.”

Public Works Building unveiled

  • Oct 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:24AM

The Kitsap County Public Works building came out of its cocoon last week, when the paper facing was removed to reveal bright green weatherproofing material.

Manchester political candidates meet, greet local voters

  • Oct 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:24AM

Seven of the eight Manchester-area candidates for elected office met over the weekend to talk with residents about the upcoming election.

SEED project marks first groundbreaking

  • Oct 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:24AM

After years of discussions, planning and pushing, the Port of Bremerton broke ground — at least in ceremony — on its Kitsap Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED).

Mahan: 'Tell Jan I'm coming'

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:24AM

After hinting that she may reverse her decision to step down as South Kitsap Commissioner in 2008, Jan Angel said she has not made a firm decision whether to run or not. “I have gotten calls encouraging me to run,” Angel said on Thursday. “I got three so far today. But I haven’t made up my mind yet.”

Burley-Ollala interchange to be previewed

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:24AM

While construction on the dangerous intersection will not begin for another nine months, Washington State Department of Transportation officials will be in Olalla on Wednesday night to present the final design for a long-awaited interchange that will safely connect the communities of Burley and Olalla across State-Route 16.

Released sex offender to live in Olalla

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:24AM

A 17-year-old Level III sex offender was released this month to live in South Kitsap on Banner Road, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported. Spokesman Deputy Scott Wilson said that Ajay Morrice Dufault was released from a juvenile corrections facility on Oct. 10, and has registered his residence as on the 10000 block of Banner Road.

County offers curb service for voters

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:24AM

If voters can’t make it to the ballot box, then Kitsap County will bring the ballot box to the voters. Next week the county will launch its Votemobile, a voting machine-equipped van scheduled to visit 19 locations between Oct. 25 and Nov. 5.

Special Report, Port Orchard Elections: The Mayor

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:23AM

As the ballots show up in mailboxes this week, little has changed on the race for mayor of Port Orchard. However the two candidates, Lary Coppola and Tom Saunders, have changed their stance on one thing — building heights.

Special Report, Port Orchard Elections: The City Council

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:23AM

Port Orchard voters have a large pool of City Council hopefuls to choose from in this November’s election, with five different seats up for grabs. Incumbent appointed Councilman Robert Putaansuu is running unopposed, but incumbents and newcomers have contestants for each position. Longtime Council members John Clauson and Rick Wyatt are each facing the first opponents of their political careers.

Study to examine Kitsap traffic

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:23AM

The Washington State Department of Transportation is beginning a sub-area study of two intersecting corridors, from State Route 3 south from Silverdale to Shelton, and on State Route 16 south from Gorst to Mullinex Road. The year-and-a-half study is now in the funding stage, with the most optimistic guess having it presented to the 2009 legislature.

Ballots in hand? Learn more about City Hall's hopefuls with our audio election guide

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:23AM

Includes interviews with each candidate running for Mayor or City Council.

Stand-down event scheduled

  • Oct 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:23AM

Kitsap County is jointly sponsoring an event designed to bring needed services to veterans who may need a helping hand to get on their feet. “There are a lot of homeless veterans in Kitsap County,” said Human Services Planner Leif Bentsen. “They’ve done their service and now they need some assistance. We are honoring their service.”

Lawmakers want 4-year college

  • Oct 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:23AM

Nine Kitsap County lawmakers have signed a letter to Gov. Chris Gregoire in support of a study to evaluate the needs of a four-year college program in the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas.

Bank robber gets 17 years

  • Oct 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:23AM

A 25-year-old man who used a pillowcase and a gun to rob a Port Orchard bank two Fridays in a row two summers ago was sentenced to 17 years in prison this month, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Kitsap election turnout looks healthy

  • Oct 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:23AM

Kitsap County Auditor Karen Flynn said 20 boxes of ballots arrived at her office on Monday, indicating a healthy return on the election.

SAFE Boats pulls in another order

  • Oct 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:23AM

Port Orchard-based SAFE Boats International announced last week that it will build two fast-response lifeboats for the U.S. Coast Guard.

County aims to save money with new medical plan

  • Oct 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:23AM

Kitsap County could save as much as $1 million with the initiation of a new medical plan developed in close cooperation with local union representatives.

Fleeing suspect nabbed under house

  • Oct 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:23AM

A South Kitsap man who initially evaded capture by jumping over fences and across a pasture full of livestock was captured earlier this month when he was discovered in the crawl space of a home in Olalla, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Cat campaign donates $10,000 to local shelter

  • Oct 20, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:23AM

Roger and Rupert are now two handsome, healthy brothers ready for a new home. But just a few months ago, they were found abandoned in a Dumpster in Port Orchard when they were only two days old.

Kitsap hosts a small, sweet movie

  • Oct 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:22AM

Kitsap County will never host the filming of the next high-octane superhero movie or star-driven chick flick, but it is the ideal place for a less extravagant film with a plot befitting the local scenery.

Next WSF boss may be from Kitsap

  • Oct 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:22AM

The Washington State Department of Transportation is expected to conduct a national search to replace retiring Washington State Ferries CEO W. Michael Anderson, but a Bremerton resident may already have the inside track for the position. “I have been very up-front about my interest,” said WSF Director Traci Brewer-Rogstad, “although I know there will be a competition for the job in the next few months.”

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