Starr was such a people dog, her owner Toni Houck decided to do something for people.
Poulsbo officials say several police policies and procedures are being examined after a Kitsap County Sheriff’s officer, found intoxicated in his vehicle at Regal Cinemas and later at home on Clear Creek Road, was not cited.
Mary McClure was sworn in as Port of Kingston commissioner Dec. 23. McClure succeeds Pete DeBoer, who did not seek re-election. DeBoer was elected to the commission in 2004.
McClure ran unopposed in the November election.
Craig Smith has owned the Firehouse Theatre in Kingston for six years. During that time, he’s sold out some premieres and special showings, but never a regularly scheduled showing.
“We never really sell out,” Smith said.
Until, that is, he began showing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” On Dec. 21, the Firehouse sold out its 3:30 p.m. showing of the latest “Star Wars” installment
Silverdale artist Lisa Stirrett has something in store for Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park: Three steel and glass swords embedded in a rock. She calls it “The Guardian Stone.” It’s an art installation and Poulsbo’s newest tribute to its Norwegian and nautical heritage.
Kitsap Children’s Musical Theatre has called about dozen buildings home during its 16-year existence. Now, the theater’s management is hoping its next home will be the former Albertsons building in Poulsbo Village Shopping Center.
Annalees Hern doesn’t know where she’d be if she hadn’t found The Coffee Oasis in Poulsbo about four years ago. She was homeless and facing time in jail.
“This place actually saved my life,” Hern said. “… I would not be here without this place.”
About 110 police officers lined the front of Walmart Dec. 5 awaiting a motorcade. They weren’t greeting politicians or dignitaries or celebrities. They were waiting for two busloads of kids to arrive so they could take them shopping.
There was no bonfire at Julefest this year. But there was rain. Lots and lots of rain.
Though, despite the inclement weather — which was clearly the work of Loki — hundreds of Poulsbo residents attended the annual Lucia Bride ceremony Dec. 5 at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park.
With the exception of a small salmon mural along the sidewalk, the Lindvig Way bridge is about as ordinary as any other bridge — a gray mix of asphalt, concrete and guard rails.
The understory of the bridge, however, is far from ordinary.
The City of Poulsbo struck a deal with two unions to increase wages Dec. 2.
The City Council signed collective bargaining agreements with the Poulsbo Police Officers Association and Teamsters Local 589. Councilman Ed Stern said the negotiations were the easiest in which he’s participated.
City officials are exploring the possibility of adding a trail park near Olhava Way and NW Olympic College Way.
Tentatively called Vista Park, the proposed quarter-mile long trail would sit behind undeveloped commercial lots directly across from Home Depot.
The Poulsbo Tree-Lighting Ceremony is relatively brief. People show up, cider is sipped and carols are sung, Miss Poulsbo flicks the lights on and everyone goes home.
But under the guidance of a tattooed 27-year-old entrepreneur, this year’s ceremony is shaping up to be about as subdued as Santa Claus in a monster truck.
Because Santa will actually be riding in a monster truck.
City Council members approved spending requests for 2016 from a number of city departments Nov. 18. In order to meet those requests, the city will have to use $374,246 from its reserve accounts. The finance department was slated to get the largest increase, including $116,578 to hire a budget analyst.
Developers are hoping to bring a five-story, 59,500-square-foot Best Western Hotel to Forest Rock Lane near Central Market.
The proposed site is a forested 2.5-acre parcel on a steep slope adjacent to Poulsbo Reliable Storage. It has a 10,000-square-foot wetland that would require an 80-foot buffer between it and any buildings.
In September, Woodcreek Apartments began asking some tenants to leave so renovations could be made to the property. Woodcreek provided affordable housing and had long participated in a USDA Rural Development voucher program called Section 515. Some renters paid as little as $50 a month, according to Jeff Miller, CEO of Pacific Living Properties, which manages Woodcreek.