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. "

“In NKSD, counselors respond to tragedy”

"POULSBO - Many aid crews went into action after this week's terrorist attacks on the eastern seaboard. Among those aiding people in pain were the counselors and psychologists in the North Kitsap School District. When students arrived at schools in the district Tuesday morning, the world had become a different, more frightening place. Kids and adults were assisted in dealing with that reality by the district's counselors. "

Hancock cuts bait at Fishline

"POULSBO - She's helped offer a hand to the needy in the North Kitsap community for seven years, but the last seven months were too much for former Fishline manager Susan Hancock. Hancock, who has spearheaded everything from fund raisers to food drives during her service at the community food bank, said recent differences with Fishline's board of directors are what ultimately led to her resignation. Her last day was Friday, Sept. 7. "

Wellness Center loses certification

"SUQUAMISH - The Suquamish Wellness Program's state certification has been revoked based on the results of an investigation by the Department of Social and Health Services, Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse. The investigation, conducted Aug 14-15, found that the Wellness program failed to report patients who did not comply with court-ordered treatment. This occurred on seven occasions within a 12-month period in 2000-2001. "

First day of school a blessing in disguise

"POULSBO - The doors opened at all North Kitsap schools on Wednesday, and in walked about 6,400 students for the first day of school. At Poulsbo Elementary, students from shy kindergartners to stoic sixth-graders were welcomed with an outdoor flag ceremony, The Star-Spangled Banner, and a few words from North Kitsap School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Medina. How was your summer? Medina asked. Did you have fun? The answer was enthusiastic: Yeeeeesssss! "

Time for some end of summer cleaning

"KINGSTON - Rise and shine Kingston. The fifth annual Kingston Pride Day is scheduled for 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturday. Litter gatherers will meet at the John L. Scott Real Estate building in Kingston (in the Thriftway Shopping Center). When (downtown Kingston) is picked up, they don't litter for a while, said Karen Ross of the Kingston Revitalization Association, which is a sponsor of the event. "

Port looks for financial fit for its rock wall slip

"POULSBO - BIG dollars are needed to solve a large erosion shoreline problem, Port of Poulsbo officials agree. With 25 years of continual tidal shifts tearing away at its rock bulkhead along the waterfront, the port must now figure out where exactly it's going to find the money to finance extensive repair work the wall so desperately requires. "

District raises WASL scores

"POULSBO - With one exception, the North Kitsap School district has raised all of its scores in the WASL. Students in grades four, seven and 10 take the WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning) each year. The test, which asks questions in four categories - reading, mathematics, writing and listening - will be required for students to graduate beginning in 2008. "

Race for the Cure silent auction slated

"POULSBO - Last year Linda Francalangia missed the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure because something else came up. This year she will go as a breast cancer survivor. By the time the Sept. 23 event comes to pass, she will have completed her treatment. "

Elvis is in the building and on camera

"KINGSTON - Hula hoops, hot rods, poodle skirts and saddle shoes could all be seen at the My Girl Drive-In Monday. in a few months, KCTS Channel 9 producers hope the My Girl will be seen all over Western Washington. Crews for the public television station were at My Girl filming a blast from the past complete with a vintage automobile show and Elvis. "

Turning the clock back three decades

"BREMERTON - Thirty years ago, a class of North Kitsap High School students created a time capsule out of a sealed wooden box. The box was painted purple and gold and in it was placed some of the most precious history of the community: audio interviews with pioneers like Henry Brown and Fred Fredericksen; recorded interviews of older Native Americans; and reproductions of old photographs, going back to just about the turn of the century. "