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Freeholders agree to nonpartisan, district elections

If voters approve a proposed new county charter in an election scheduled for February 2002, they will change the manner by which county council members are elected. Then they’ll have the chance to change back in November 2003.

What a difference a month makes

Was it only a month ago that our main concerns were getting our kids back to school, the local primary elections and whether the Mariners were winning? Was it only a month ago that we dutifully mumbled through the Pledge of Allegiance instead of considering how such a pledge could cost us the lives of our friends and neighbors? Was it only a month ago that we barely heard a low-flying aircraft or wondered if every sniffle was the first symptom of Anthrax? Was it only a month ago that we felt safe?

Changes a brewing at Kitsap Community Arts Center

SUQUAMISH — After four years as owner of the Coffee Cantina and serving as manger for the Kitsap Community Arts Center, Don Downing is taking his world famous zesty clam chowder recipe and hitting the road. “My financial resources are completely exhausted and so when it became apparent that KCAC could no longer afford my modest salary, I had no choice but to resign, put the coffee shop up for sale and seek employment elsewhere,” Downing said in a statement. His resignation is effective Nov. 1.

County terrorism danger is much lower than other areas

POULSBO — The county scored one out of five possible points, Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management Director Phyllis Mann told members of the Poulsbo City Council Wednesday night. And while in most cases low scores are a bad sign, Mann said when one is counting the possibility of terrorism here — it couldn’t be better.

PUD plans telecom backbone for region

Over the next few months Kitsap County will be shedding its jellyfish image in terms of telecommunications access and getting a little backbone. Actually, thanks to the Kitsap Public Utilities District, it will be a lot of backbone. Members of the Regional Telecommunications Committee were briefed Thursday on how KPUD was working to expand and improve access throughout the county.

Blessed be these dogs, cats and pigs

A group of animals and their owners gathered Saturday for a blessing and to celebrate St. Francis Assisi's love of animals.

State says money to widen Hwy 305 is not in jeopardy

According to the Department of Transportation, the $7 million earmarked for Poulsbo work remains intact--for now.

Freeholders still split on district-only council election options

An option under consideration--ask voters to decide if county council members should be elected in district-only or country-wide elections. Public comment is invited at the board's next meeting on Oct. 11.

Red Cedar Farm offers patchwork of pumpkins

Thousands of area youngsters visit a maze of pumpkins and sample pumpkin pie and farm life.

White Horse housing/golf project back on course

Court says project is vested under 1983 standards.

Making dollars and sense out of economy

State, Kitsap County, Poulsbo and school districts are bracing for budget cuts.

Poulsbo man dies in Totten Rd. crash

Two men also injured Sunday, one seriously.

Kingston Farmers Market season a bountiful one

Last chance this weekend to get homegrown goodies and fun.

Regis will challenge Bruce in Poulsbo mayoral race

Regis edges out Sherry Appleton by a five-vote margin.

Therapist looks to restore faith in relationships

Counseling brings focus to individual, couple and family needs.

Poulsbo college campus victim of spending freeze

Tough financial times put Olympic College campus on uncertain ground again.

Poulsbo mayoral race primary headed for recount

Too close to call, Regis and Appleton race will get a hand recount on Monday.

Students “dig in” to protect Liberty Bay

Over 100 gather to support salmon habitat restoration project.

Sports complex is the right choice for Kitsap families

PFD's choice of a Silverdale sports complex will benefit business and families.

Candles light the way to freedom

"POULSBO - It was a small gathering, but Old Glory may have never flown so proudly as it did Thursday night in Poulsbo. "