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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.

Electric Car Video

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

See a video of Billy Joe Knight and Robert Gakin's electric vehicle

County admin director retires

  • Jan 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:08AM

Kitsap County will lose a valuable resource this spring when Administrative Services Director Ben Holland retires. “I love this job,” he said. “I like the people who work for me and I like the people I work for. I think I’ve done some good things, keeping the board informed about the budget. But retiring at this time has always been my long-term plan.”

County admin director retiring

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:08AM

Kitsap County will lose a valuable resource this spring when Administrative Services Director Ben Holland retires. “I love this job,” he said. “I like the people who work for me and I like the people I work for. I think I’ve done some good things, keeping the board informed about the budget. But retiring at this time has always been my long-term plan.”

Flood damage closes Mako’s doors

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:08AM

The same day the city of Port Orchard was drafting a letter recommending the liquor license for a popular but controversial downtown bar not be renewed, the Washington State Liquor Control Board sent a letter informing the city the bar was closed. “All that was unnecessary,” said Port Orchard resident Neil Wollam, father of Mako’s Bar and Grill owner Julie Wollam, referring to the letter signed by new Mayor Lary Coppola.

Rite-Aid ‘robber’ facing charges

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:08AM

A 23-year-old South Kitsap man was still in Kitsap County Jail under a no-bail hold this week after at least three attempts to rob local businesses, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported. Justin D. Altstatt was charged with both first-degree and second-degree robbery this month after he allegedly tried to rob the Rite-Aid drug store on Bethel Road twice, and the nearby Wendy’s fast-food restaurant once with a juvenile male accomplice.

Humane Society gives malnourished horses a new start

  • Jan 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:07AM

Kitsap Animal Control Chief Rance McEntyre and Officer James Aiello on Wednesday unloaded nine malnourished thoroughbreds and Arab mixes at the Kitsap Humane Society headquarters in Silverdale.

Oke bill moves on

  • Feb 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:07AM

After a public hearing during which only one person spoke out against naming the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge after the late Sen. Bob Oke, the Senate Committee on Transportation voted unanimously to move the bill forward. “I don’t believe this new bridge would have been built without Bob Oke in the Legislature,” said Sen. Ken Jacobsen, (D-Seattle) before the hearing, noting that “it was an incredible feat of courage by Bob to get it built, and it is the only major project in the state that has been completed, as opposed to the Alaskan Way Viaduct and the State-Route 520 Bridge.”

SK man charged in $30 million swindle

  • Feb 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:07AM

A former Port Orchard man who fled to France and Poland to avoid arrest was indicted last month on more than two dozen counts of fraud after allegedly bilking investors out of $30 million, according to the United States Attorney’s Office and the Internal Revenue Service. Charles Nolon Bush, 68, made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Tacoma on Jan. 22 after being extradited from Warsaw, Poland, and charged with securities fraud, 13 counts of wire fraud, three counts of mail fraud and 15 counts of money laundering.

Harrison breaks ground on new facility

  • Feb 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:07AM

Ground was broken — at least ceremoniously — Wednesday on a construction plan that will more than double the size of Harrison Medical Center’s Urgent Care facility in Port Orchard. “This is going to be bigger and better than ever,” said Scott Bosch, Harrison’s Chief Executive Officer, noting that the new building will be three stories and 36,000 square-feet — 3,000 feet more than the existing building.

Triangle Route back to normal — for now

  • Feb 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:07AM

After limping for three weeks on two, frequently delayed boats, the Triangle Route was back to full strength today, according to the Washington State Ferries. On Friday, WSF Spokeswoman Susan Harris-Huether explained that the M/V Chelan — which went into dry dock last month and left the Southworth/Vashon/Fauntleroy route missing a boat — would be coming out of dry dock Friday night and be returning to service by Wednesday.

Angel begins raising money, hosting meetings

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:07AM

South Kitsap Commissioner Jan Angel kicked off the first of several fund-raising events last week in South Kitsap, during which she outlined some of her main platform points in her run for 26th District Rep. Pat Lantz’s (D-Gig Harbor) seat in Olympia. Angel, 61, drew in more than 50 people, including her husband, children and a slew of grandchildren, to the lobby of The Gallery Dance School, owned and operated by her daughters Kara Morkert and Erin Brinkerhoff.
Web Extra: Hear the audio interview with Commissioner Jan Angel.

Invalid ballots common in Kitsap

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:07AM

Almost one-third of the 9,000 presidential primary ballots already cast in Kitsap are invalid because they did not indicate a party preference, according to County Auditor Karen Flynn. “This is a primary, and primaries belong to the parties,” Flynn said. “If a voter does not select one party or another, their ballot will not be counted.”

POPD limits access to waterfront tower

  • Feb 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:07AM

With an area that reportedly fostered illegal activities now off-limits at night and increased patrols by the Port Orchard Police Department, Port Orchard Marina officials are hoping that concerns recently raised about security for its tenants will be alleviated. “The observation tower has a chain and sign on it now (closing it off at night),” said Steve Slaton, the Port of Bremerton’s director of marine facilities, at the most recent meeting of the port’s board of commissioners.

Coffee, controversy brewing in Gorst

  • Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2008 at 9:06AM

A new coffee stand in Gorst is attracting attention — both positive and negative — by taking the idea of baristas in skimpy outfits and removing even more clothing. Unlike nearby stand Natte Latte, which features women serving coffee in tiny pants, the barista working at Espresso Gone Wild Tuesday afternoon was wearing nothing above her waist but strategically placed flower stickers, and below the waist only a tiny pair of underwear.

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