Having a voice in decisions matters
“POULSBO – They’ve been years in the making, but plans for a new Kitsap County Fire District 18 satellite station are finally off the back burner and getting some steady heat. The attention, according to proponents, is coming at just the right time because the region encompassed in the district is preparing for additional population and construction – both of which will need fire protection. “
“POULSBO – After making it’s departure from the Port of Poulsbo promptly at noon Tuesday, the water bus St. Nicholas did something that surprised even the veteran passengers of the Washington State Ferry system – it stopped, turned around and picked up three women who were running a tad late. “
“SUQUAMISH – One big bump in the road for a proposed Suquamish housing development near Angeline Avenue has been smoothed by gaining access through Suquamish way, county officials announced Thursday. Puget Sound Energy has agreed to allow vehicles to access the development by Suquamish Way. This would alleviate the traffic congestion residents feared the 22-home project would have caused on Angeline. This agreement is a great example of both parties thinking outside the box to reach a win-win solution, said Chris Endresen, Kitsap County Commissioner precinct one. “
POULSBO – The waters of Liberty Bay will be dotted with plenty of boats this week as the sixth annual West Marine Trawler Fest gets underway. Nearly 100 crafts will be on display and open for demonstration today at noon through Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Port of Poulsbo Marina.
POULSBO – Little Norway will seem a lot bigger next weekend as thousands of people from around the nation and beyond make their way here to partake in the fun and history that have become hallmarks of Poulsbo’s annual Viking Fest.
“POULSBO – I regret putting you in the dark. Hopefully by the time you leave you still won’t be in the dark, planning commission chairman Barry Babcock explained to a packed house at Vinland Elementary School just prior to beginning a public hearing on Poulsbo’s proposed Urban Growth Area. The lights, Babcock said, had been turned off Thursday night to reduce noise in the cafeteria and allow the 120 people in attendance to be heard. He shouldn’t have worried about that. “
“KINGSTON – The Kingston Citizens Advisory Committee, once split on the proposed location of a new community center, has agreed that splitting community center functions is the best solution. The decision came at a specially scheduled meeting Wednesday specifically intended to hash out the Village Green park plan. “
“POULSBO – Faced with the possibility of losing 12 acres of potential park land near Dogfish Creek to development, Poulsbo is working every angle it can to raise the $1.04 million needed to buy the property. “
“POULSBO – Much like the How’s my driving? bumper stickers that adorn vehicles around the nation, Poulsbo wants to find out How’re we doing? City council met with several department heads Wednesday night to discuss whether or not Little Norway’s government services were making the grade. In June 1999, Poulsbo adopted eight goals and implemented performance measures as a way to gauge whether the city is making any headway in hitting its own bull’s eye. While there have certainly been huge steps toward improving the growth plan, encouraging economic development, efficiently using revenues and creating financial stability, supporting parks, providing basic services, providing professional customer service and enhancing education, council agreed that department heads should provide better progress reports to the elected body. “
POULSBO – Driving 700 miles across country is no picnic – especially when it’s across a foreign desert in temperatures that would have the Devil himself reaching for a glass of cool lemonade. But those are the conditions that Gordon and Judy Buehler of Poulsbo spent several weeks in February and March enduring as they made their way across India to assist locals in the earthquake-stricken town of Gujarat.
“POULSBO – The future of Poulsbo’s Olympic Campus branch campus is still somewhat uncertain, and a cause of great concern to Poulsbo Mayor Donna Jean Bruce, Poulsbo City Councilmembers and Olympic College President Karl Jonietz. The cause for concern is a delay by Olhava project developer First Western Construction in beginning work on the project infrastructure. “
“POULSBO – Judging by the generous supply of cookies available, organizers expected a much larger crowd than the dozen people who came Saturday to the Sons of Norway to discuss Poulsbo’s possible change from mayor to city manager. Those who did invest an hour were treated to a lively discussion. Community members received complete, factual answers to questions about how Poulsbo would function under a different form of government if voters approve the ballot measure on May 15. “